Found February 08, 2012 on Razzball:
Washington Nationals 2011 Minor League Review Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America: 2011 (14) | 2010 (24) | 2009 (21) | 2008 (10) | 2007 (30) | 2006 (24) 2011 Affiliate Records MLB: [80-81] NL East AAA: [66-74] International League – Syracuse AA: [80-62] Eastern League – Harrisburg A+: [68-71] Carolina League – Potomac A: [75-64] South Atlantic League – Hagerstown A(ss): [45-30] New York-Penn League – Auburn The Run Down There would’ve been a few more guys to discuss here, had the Nationals not gutted their system in acquiring Gio Gonzalez.  Their top two pitching prospects (Brad Peacock & A.J. Cole) were shipped out along with top catching prospect, Kerek Norris, and big-league-ready LHP, Tom Milone.  Prior to the trade, Baseball America had this Nationals system ranked #1 overall.  GM Mike Rizzo drafted some high-ceiling types in Anthony Rendon and Matt Purke, and the organization still possesses baseball’s top prospect.  Regarding that top prospect:  he’s got t...

Harper hopes to emulate Namath

Bryce Harper wants everyone to know that he won't be all business during his career, going as far as name-checking the legendary Jets QB as someone he'd like to be like. 

How Rick Ankiel Affects Bryce Harper and Others

The Washington Nationals signed OF Rick Ankiel to a minor-league contract on Monday, and he will likely make the team either as a fourth outfielder or as part of a platoon in center field.  The ultimate decision for Ankiel's role may tell us exactly what the Nats expect from Bryce Harper. The Nats have signed a bevy of veteran utility type players this offseason, including...

You may say I'm a dreamer: Washington Nationals

What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2012 title for all 30 teams. To think, the season started with people dreaming about how the Nationals could have been real contenders if only they hadn't been outbid for Prince Fielder by the Tigers.  That...

Pirates working out Dmitri Young

Dmitri Young has been out of MLB since 2008 after battling diabetes and alcoholism. He's reportedly set to work out for the Pirates.

Nationals add Jackson to rotation

The Washington Nationals recently added depth to an already strong starting rotation, signing right-hander Edwin Jackson to a one-year contract worth a reported $11 million.

ESPN's Keith Law Ranks Nats Farm System No. 21 Overall

While the Nationals reveled in the fact that Baseball America ranked their farm system as No. 1 in Major League Baseball prior to the Gio Gonzalez trade, ESPN's prospect wiz Keith Law has ranked their system as the 21st best in baseball in its current form. Here is what Law had to say: "This was potentially a top-10 system before the Gio Gonzalez trade, no worse than top...

Audio: Brad Lidge Speaks About The Disappointment Of Leaving Philadelphia

Brad Lidge spoke to 97.3 ESPN Radio in South Jersey, and he opened up about what led him to signing with the Washington Nationals. Really interesting interview. Audio is after the jump.

Lidge to 97.3 ESPN FM: “My Heart is Still Here”

Lidge leaves for the Nats. (MLB)Washington Nationals reliever Brad Lidge joined “The Sports Bash with Mike Gill” on 97.3 ESPN FM on Tuesday. Lidge was very candid about the Phillies not wanting him back and the team’s signing of Jonathan Papelbon over friend Ryan Madson.“I came back to the Phillies and I said, ‘Let’s talk. My heart’s still here,” said Lidge....

The Nats Blog On SNY's Mostly Mets Podcast

The Nats Blog's very own, Joe Drugan, hoped on SNY's Mostly Mets Podcast to talk about the Washington Nationals upcoming season. Check out the Podcast below, and make sure to take a look at all of the great baseball blogs on the SNY Network. While the show is great through and through, if you'd like to fastforward to Joe's segment, it begins at about the 21 minute...

DALY: Nats' Rizzo aiming to get a leg up in arms race

ANALYSIS/OPINION: First the Washington Nationals send a pocketful of prospects to the Oakland A's for Gio Gonzalez. Then they sign Edwin Jackson to a one-year deal. I ask you: Has this team ever been more ready for rainouts — not to mention doubleheaders? You could fill a ball bag with ...

Aztecs To Retire Strasburg's Number At Season Opener

The San Diego State baseball program has announced that it will retire the number 37 jersey worn by Stephen Strasburg in ceremonies prior to the season opener against Washington on Friday, Feb. 17. Head Coach Tony Gwynn will present the former Aztec All-American with the framed jersey that he wore during his three-year standout career on Montezuma Mesa.

Nats reaping bountiful harvest on the farm

The first email arrived to the entire baseball operations staff around 3 p.m. on Feb 1. The surprise was in the sender: Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, who rarely corresponds via email. The pride was in the topic: "Congratulations." Baseball America, one of the industry's pre-eminent publications, had ranked ...
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