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If we learned anything from Jordan Zimmermann‘s 2011 season, it was how the Nationals elect to ease their pitchers back from Tommy John surgery. Zimmermann pitched 161 1/3 innings last season, and we can likely expect the same total from Stephen Strasburg this season. When he does pitch, though, you can be assured of two things: strikeouts and more strikeouts. It will probably take him some time, the majority of the season in fact, to work back to full strength, but I’d be surprised if we don’t see something in the neighborhood of a strikeout an innings from the game’s most exciting pitching prospect. How will his ERA and WHIP fare? I’m confident they’ll be an elite levels, too, but 160 innings of elite numbers can only rank you so high.
Best case scenario: Clayton Kershaw (LAD) on a per-start basis
Similar players: Michael Pineda (NYY), Tim Lincecum (SF), Madison Bumgarner (SF) on a per-start basis
Worst case scenario: Injuries crop up, innings fall below 160
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Pitcher John Lannan and the Washington Nationals have argued baseball's first salary arbitration case of the year.
The left-hander asked for a raise from $2.75 million to $5.7 million during a hearing Wednesday before a three-person panel. The Nationals argued he should be paid $5 million.
A decision by arbitrators Robert Herzog, Elizabeth Neumeier and John Skonier is expected...
With the Nationals acquisition of Edwin Jackson yesterday, we need to start seriously considering them as legitimate contenders to not only have a good season, but to potentially win the NL East or at minimum steal a wild card berth.
With their off season additions the Nationals will have a very well rounded and talented starting rotation. A rotation of Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez...
Washington Nationals fans that had John Lannan in the starting rotation on Opening Day 2012 may want to think again. According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the Nats are "aggressively shopping" the left-handed starter.
The name John Lannan elicits strong responses from NatsTown in both positive and negative ways. Some fondly remember Lannan as the two-time Opening...
The Washington Nationals resolved their final arbitration case on Thursday with a panel of three arbiters ruling in their favor after pitcher John Lannan's hearing Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Fla. Lannan will make $5 million for the 2012 season. He had filed at $5.7 million.The Nationals have a ...
Pitcher John Lannan and the Washington Nationals have argued baseball's first salary arbitration case of the year. The left-hander asked for a raise from $2.75 million to $5.7 million during a hearing Wednesday before a three-person panel. The Nationals argued he should be paid $5 million. A decision by arbitrators Robert Herzog, Elizabeth Neumeier and John Skonier is expected Thursday.
The Washington Nationals have defeated pitcher John Lannan in baseball's first salary arbitration decision this year.
The Washington Nationals signed righthander Edwin Jackson to a one-year contract Thursday.
The deal was worth $10 million for the 28-year-old Jackson, who split last season between the Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals.
Jackson went 5-2 in 12 starts with the Cardinals and was 1-1 in four postseason starts for the World Series champions.
He made 19 starts with the White...
The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with veteran starter Edwin Jackson on a one-year contract.
The Washington Nationals have brought home one of the top remaining free agents. Edwin Jackson will spend 2012 pitching in the nation's capital.
If Jordan Zimmermann can put together a full, 200-inning season, he’ll be a fantasy force to be reckoned with. His walk rate went from very good to pretty much elite last season, and there’s definitely room for growth with his strikeout rate. In fact, if Zimmermann made the standard 33 starts last season instead of just 26, his PSR would have risen from 0.79 to 2.47, which would...
Jackson signed a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals today. The deal, cbssports.com's Jon Heyman tweeted, is expected to be worth $8 million-$12 million.