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As expected, Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg will start the Nats' Grapefruit League opener. Is it as indication that he will start the season opener? Yes. The Nats kickoff their Grapefruit League scheduled this Saturday, February 23rd, against division rival New York Mets. More on Strasburg's Saturday start. Strasburg is currently tweaking the way he throws his sinking fastball.
One thing about Strasburg is, he is now a veteran and is a leader. He embraces the expectations game with the Nats.
“We have to embrace it,” Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg told WDBJ7’s Travis Wells. Click here to watch the complete interview with Strasburg. “Where we were a couple of years ago, obviously we can focus on last year and how well we did or continue plugging forward. We're all still relatively young and we've all got a lot left in the tank. We're gonna come out guns blazin' and hopefully we'll tackle the challenge.”
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A lot will be expected of Bryce Harper as he enters his second full season with the Washington Nationals. To help prepare for the upcoming year, Harper reportedly put on about 20 pounds over the winter. He belted 22 home runs in 139 games last season, but a rigorous workout regimen could have that number on the rise in 2013. “I take a lot of pride in my workouts,” the 20-year...
Jordan Zimmermann might be the best Number 3 starter in baseball. You can argue whether Strasburg or Gonzalez is Number 1, but everyone will agree that those two are your top two. But then you get Jordan Zimmermann on the third day and that is not a picnic by any stretch of the imagination. Gonzalez had a WHIP of 1.129 and Strasburg finished 2012 with a 1.155. Right behind them...
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This is a segment that I’ve called “predictions” in previous seasons, but there really aren’t any questions about the Washington Nationals 25-man roster going into 2013. We’ll take a couple of posts to remind you who the key players are to the Nationals upcoming season what they’ll need to do to be successful. We start today...
ESPN.com reported yesterday that five new names were on the Biogenesis list. He also reported that fomer Phillies prospect and Nationals star pitcher Gio Gonzalez is "cleared" of taking banned substances. Gonzalez is recorded in the documents receiving a good amount of substances from the clinic for $1000.00, but they...
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Spring is close. Another sign that Baseball season is upon us. Check out the Washington Nationals young All-Star Bryce Harper gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated. The Nationals are going to get it done this year.-TO
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An undeserved .232 batting average and just 58 RBI in Jayson Werth‘s debut season as a National (2011) sank him to the 217th overall ranking in fantasy. In injury-riddled, yet surprisingly productive, 2012 campaign saw him rank just 325th overall. This year Yahoo! has Werth ranked just 215th in its preseason rankings.Have we all forgotten how great Werth was from 2008-2010?Last...
Previously linked to the Biogenesis clinic in south Florida, Gio Gonzalez has maintained that he did not receive any substances banned by Major League Baseball.
The latest documents appear to support Gonzalez’ claim according to ESPN.
Both sources, speaking independently, identified Gonzalez as the only Bosch client named thus far who did not receive performance-enhancing drugs...
According to ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines,” Gio Gonzalez (recently included in the Biogenesis doping scandal) did not obtain any performance enhancing drugs from the clinic or from Anthony Bosch. Two sources familiar with the operation had previously included Gonzalez on a list with Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz and Bartolo Colon. These same...
Bryce Harper and Under Armour unveil the most bro commercial of all time, with the star baseball player shirtless lifting glow in the dark weights.
The Washington Nationals have all reported to spring training and full practices are underway. Baseball is back. Sort of.
There is a different feel to spring training camp this season. Has much to do with expectations. The paradigm for the Nationals have shifted from an annual loser that is building to a winner expected to win, and win big. The good part for Nationals...
Born: October 3, 1982
Drafted: 10th Round, 308th Overall, 2004 (Marlins)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: Middle Tennessee State University
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As we reported last night as the story broke, documents obtained from Biogensis, the Miami Clinci being investigationed for supplying performance enhancing drugs to MLB baseball players, seem to exonerate Nats' starter Gio Gonzalez. The documents did name five additional baseball players linked to the clinic, none of which were Washington Nationals. The documents also show...
Here's a release from ESPN announcing that former Boston Red Sox IF Alex Cora will be joining ESPN:
Former Major League Baseball player Alex Cora has joined ESPN and ESPN Deportes as an MLB analyst. Cora will provide insights and analysis for various platforms across both networks, including Baseball Tonight, Beisbol Esta Noche, SportsCenter and other studio programming....
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports suggested yesterday that Tommy John surgery is not nearly the frightening experience it used to be. He may have a point. He says there have been over 1,000 pitchers to undergo the procedure since Tommy John himself pioneered it. One of those pitcher is Washington Nationals' prospect Cole Kimball.
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After Danny Espinosa shaved his winter beard I wasn’t ready to love again, but now Ian Desmond is growing a mustache (via @fpdougiefresh), and here I am over the moon. Sounds like he’s keeping it, too.