Found February 03, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The TOC Twitter feed is exploding this morning with Phillies fans going nuts over the new marketing plan for the Washington Nationals. The Nats are offering a presale for their series with the Phillies from May 4th-6th at Nationals Park. Here's the caveat: the presale is only open to residents of Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia, in an attempt to shut Phillies fans out from invading the stadium, like they do for every game between the two. What's the big deal about this, you ask? Well, Phillies fans have noticed. And they're pissed off. Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post wrote an article this morning about the "Take Back the Park" initiative. In it, Steinberg touches on the fact that Nationals Park is essentially Citizens Bank Park South, with members of the Nationals getting booed at home and the stadium awash with Philly red and white. What seems to have really pissed off the Philly faithful is these quotes from Nationals COO Andy Feffer. “Frankly,...

Player Profile #94: Stephen Strasburg | SP | WAS

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...

Do We Need To Start Fearing The Nationals, Could They Win The NL East?

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...

Nationals Actively Shopping John Lannan

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, 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...

Nationals win arbitration case against Lannan

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 ...

Future Shock Blog: Edwin Jackson and the fall of 2003 by Kevin Goldstein

The story of the day, in what has been a slow news week, is Edwin Jackson signing a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals. There are plenty of people out there doing the smart, prudent thing by talking about what this means for the team in 2012, and how a crowded fight for the final spot in the Nationals rotation will work out. Unfortunately, that's not how my mind works...

Dodgers Opt Out Of Decaf, Sign Coffey

When Yahoo News reported Starbucks hiring in the Southern California area, the Dodgers decided to one-up them by signing reliever Todd Coffey to a 1-year $1.3 million. The career 4.08 ERA RHP served with the Washington Nationals last season and posted a 3.62 ERA in just under 60 innings of work. In 10 innings pitched at Dodger stadium, he holds a 3.38 ERA, so hey not so terrible...

Nats beat Lannan in arbitration; pitcher to receive $5M offer

The Washington Nationals have defeated pitcher John Lannan in baseball's first salary arbitration decision this year.

Nationals sign RHP Jackson to 1-year contract

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...

Nationals pick up Edwin Jackson

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with veteran starter Edwin Jackson on a one-year contract.

Edwin Jackson To The Nats

The Washington Nationals have brought home one of the top remaining free agents. Edwin Jackson will spend 2012 pitching in the nation's capital.

Edwin Jackson off list of free-agent possibilities for Tigers

Jackson signed a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals today. The deal,'s Jon Heyman tweeted, is expected to be worth $8 million-$12 million.
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