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Last year was a tale of two seasons for Ryan Zimmerman as he struggled early in the season with a shoulder injury. On June 23, he decided to receive a cortizone shot and it completely revitalized his game offensively. Sidebar: I understand that PEDs are illegal in baseball and modern science/medicines are not, but players in the 60′s and 70′s didn’t have the advantages today’s players have to stay on the field. Just put the players we know were great in the Hall of Fame and end the debate. Anyways, that’s a different discussion for another day.From the season opener through June 23, Zimmerman batted .214 with three homers and 22 RBI in 242 PA, but from June 24 forward he went on a tear batting .325 with 22 homers and 73 RBI in 399 PA. That right there is hard evidence that his shoulder was the direct cause of his struggles at the plate. He had offseason shoulder surgery that should correct the problem (that’s what surgeries are for, right?) and the reports are that he will be 100% b...
BEST OF MAXIM
For the first time since his shoulder surgery, Ryan Zimmerman is making throws on the field. Just not in a game. Zimmerman has not yet made his spring debut. He will do so soon, but the Washington Nationals third baseman felt fine after making throws to second base for the first time since surgery.
Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post says Zimmerman hopes to make full throws...
While not nearly as awesome as the 1983 Mike Rizzo Peoria Suns card, this Bryce Harper autographed card from the 2013
Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball line is still pretty awesome.
(Photo by @ToppsCards)
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Up above, video (via MLB.com) of Dan Haren discussing his first start of the spring for the Nats (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 K). So, Dan, how was the 'stuff' today?
"I'm not a guy when you're gonna watch me and it's gonna be like: 'WOW. His stuff was just AMAZING today'. It's more of a thing where I just work to get people out, it doesn't have...
Things continue to look up for Wilson Ramos. He has long been expected to be ready for Opening Day, but yesterday he gave a status update on his knee and it was all good news. The Washington Nationals catcher is progressing well and nearing 100 percent health.
When Ramos arrived in camp, he said his knee was about 80 percent healthy. Now after a couple weeks of drills and...
Mike Trout tore up the majors in 2012, hitting .326, stealing 49 bases, smashing 30 homeruns and scoring 129 runs — stats he accumulated in just 139 games. Numbers that many thought were MVP caliber, but he fell short in votes to Miguel Cabrera, the Triple Crown winner. It is hard to imagine another young player having the season that Trout did in 2012, but I think in 2013 a...
Each year Baseball America releases their top-10 prospects for each organization. As a baseball fanatic that has rooted for a loosing team much of his life, it’s one of the best parts of the season. It provides a glimmer of hope as you can see the opinions from some of the top baseball experts on the players that could potentially be the future of the franchise you know...
Stephen Strasburg struck out six in three innings Thursday night and the Washington Nationals and New York Mets played to a 4-all tie. The game was called after 10 innings.
Strasburg gave up one run and three hits and walked one. It was his second start this spring, both against the Mets - in each outing, he's allowed two straight hits to begin the game.
Jordany Valdespin got...
Continuing with the theme of this series and just to reiterate, it’s difficult to find any significant weakness with this Nationals 25-man roster. The infield and catchers are no exception. All five projected starters are among the best in the league at their positions defensively, and none of them are offensive slouches by any stretch of the imagination. On top of that, the bench...
Dan Haren allowed a run over two sharp innings in his debut with the Washington Nationals, but the Nathan Eovaldi pitched two hitless innings in his first start to lead the Miami Marlins to a 5-1 victory on Wednesday.
NL Rookie of the Year Bryce Harper cooled off some, going 0 for 2 for the Nationals. He had three hits Tuesday and is 6 for 10 to start spring training.
Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth likes the Phillies better than the Braves
Some bulletin board material that may motivate the Braves a little bit has appeared, as Washington Nationals star Jayson Werth talked to the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore about the National League East race before Tuesday’s game. Werth was asked whether he thinks the Phillies or Braves are the Nationals’...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Bryce Harper homered for Washington, Jason Heyward went deep for Atlanta, and the Nationals knocked off the Braves 6-5 in a spring training game Friday night.
Harper hit his first homer of the spring in the top of the first. He finished 1 for 3, leaving his exhibition average at .538 (7 of 13).
Heyward hit his third spring homer in the bottom half. He also...