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Dave Nichols of District Sports Page organized the 2013 Washington Nationals rountable this year, where a few Nats bloggers (including me) were asked to make predictions about the coming season. It's a seven-part series, and I'll be crossposting the links here as well as my answers to each of the questions.
In case you missed it, you can check out parts one, two, three, and four. In part five, we talked about who we thought was the prospect to watch this season. You can check out the post and everyone's responses here, and here is what I wrote about on the subject:
"I know it’s the cliché answer here, but Anthony Rendon. Rendon showed in Spring Training why, if he can stay healthy, he will be a dominating force at the MLB level. The health will obviously be the biggest concern with him, as he’s shown a propensity for injury, but his potential is sky high. I look forward to taking a trip to Harrisburg this season to see him start up, and maybe we’ll even see him at Nationals Park at some point in 2013."
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Congratulations Washington Nationals fans, your team is finally being recognized as a legit world-series contender. After a heart-breaking Game 5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals last season, the team is facing huge expectations, including from Manager Davey Johnson, who called this season, “World Series or bust.” With Stephen Strasburg finally off the innings limit, the emergence...
Two thumbs up for the new Jayson Werth NLDS Game 4 walkoff banner at Nationals Park (sorry, Zim). There it is above, photo via @Nationals.
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"Everyone’s already mentally in D.C. right now, ready to go." (Gio Gonzalez, via Nationals Journal, 3/28/2013)
And so, the Washington Nationals have left Viera and are homeward bound to D.C. Photo of Gio and Wilson Ramos packed and waiting to head to the airport on Thursday via @GioGonzalez47.
It seems players were a little excited about leaving:
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is expected to
sit out the team’s next two exhibition games to allow his swollen left thumb to
heal, according to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington. Harper hopes to return to
action Friday in preparation of playing on Opening Day.
The thumb has been hampering Harper since Friday. He
suffered the injury when he was jammed...
Washington Nations center fielder Bryce Harper and Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout are the future of Major League Baseball. Harper is only 20 years old and Trout is just 21, but they are already two of the game’s biggest superstars after their breakout seasons in 2012. Dan Haren, who pitched for the Angels last season and is now with the Nats, has had an opportunity...
A lot of people hate on me for liking Bryce Harper so much. I was a little undecided on the guy until I read a book about his only amateur season. And then I wanted to immediately learn more about the guy. Then I saw him play. From his first big league at-bat, I saw that he wasn’t a fraud. I always believed in his ability, and then I decided that when you watch him play; this is...
Over the the nation’s capital for a look at the media covering the WASHINGTON NATIONALS. Newspaper- Washington DC is a two newspaper town, both of which have major influence. The Washington Post online sports section includes special coverage of the Nationals. Adam Kilgore (Twitter) and James Wagner (Twitter) take charge of the paper’s Nationals Journal blog.
Ryan Zimmerman hit three home runs and Wilson Ramos hit two more as a split squad of Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 11-2 Wednesday.
Tyler Moore also homered for the Nationals, giving them six for the afternoon. Zimmerman and Ramos each had four RBIs.
Zimmerman opened the fourth inning with a home run off Daniel Rodriguez, then started the fifth with a drive against...
SIGNED/RESIGNED: Adam LaRoche (1B), Dan Haren (P), Zach Duke (P), Rafael Soriano (CP), Craig Stammen (P), Chris Young (P)
Mark DeRosa (3B), Cesar Izturis (SS), Brad Lidge (P), Edwin Jackson (P), Chien-Ming Wang (P), Tom Gorzelanny (P), Jesus Flores (C), John Lannan (P)
NY Met Anthony Recker gets robbed by Nationals third baseman Chad Tracy.
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Chris Young has made just 28 major league starts over the last three seasons, but it appears there’s no shortage of interest in the 6-foot-10 right-hander.
Young, who was an All-Star as a member of the Padres in 2007, had been pitching for the Nationals this spring, but the club granted him his release on Tuesday. Young reportedly “loved” playing with the Nationals, but he...