Found January 02, 2013 on
The GM's Perspective:
It’s never too late to spread the good news.
The Washington Nationals are ripe with talent; Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper to name a few.
But prospects are never relegated to the normal talent pool. The Independent Leagues are becoming more and popular and a legitimate source for up-and-comer’s, as well as a way for players who have been released or undrafted to get the focus back on them.
The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks RHP Tyler Herron of the Independent American Association had his contract purchased by the Washington Nationals.
The RedHawks website, which announced the signing, stated that Herron was the 62nd player to have his contract purchased by a MLB organization in the team’s history and seventh this season.
Herron, who was the 46th pick in the first-round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft, has spent time between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations over the course of his seven year professional career. The last two seasons were spent in t...
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...also, Gio just signed a deal with Wilson gloves. Photo above of Gio signing the contract in his kitchen (with aforementioned Curly W on the fridge in the background -- we're assuming that's Gio's fridge), and below posing with his agent and new red Wilson glove and a rep from Wilson, via @GioGonzalez47 himself.
Wonder how those Adam LaRoche negotiations are going...
No news on the Adam LaRoche front. But remember last Christmas, when Bryce Harper got a puppy and named him Swag? Of course you do.
Well, in case you were wondering how the pup was doing, Harper Tweeted the photo above Thursday night ("Me and the buddy hangin out! Best dog around! #swag").
Indeed, it seems Swag is all grown up now.
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Well, last year we rung in the New Year with a photo of Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen wearing festive hats on New Year's Eve. This year, we'll go with Ryan Zimmerman wearing one of those hats last night, with his fiancee. Happy New Year, NatsTown.
Lotsa unfinished business in 2013...how many days until pitchers and catchers report?
(Photo via @heatherdownen)
Brad Lidge is 36 years old. In December, when he was still 35, he announced his retirement from professional baseball. He hadn’t been much of a factor since 2010, so in that sense it felt inevitable that Lidge would hang them up. In discussing Lidge’s career, Mike Axisa wrote up the memorable moment that was Albert Pujols taking Lidge deep. Below, in the comments section of that...
The Orioles and Nationals could potentially match up for a
trade that would send slugger Mike Morse from Washington to Baltimore in
exchange for a package built around a left-handed reliever, reports Dan Kolko
of MASN Sports.
The Orioles strike me as one team that could be a good
match, given their need for a middle-of-the-order bat and Morse's ability to
Early last year, Sean nailed it with his prediction that Jurickson Profar would emerge as a player to watch. He predicted that Profar, though young, would become a stop notch shortstop quickly. Last year, the now-20 year old fulfilled the prophecy and heading into this year, he’s a front runner for a starting spot on a back-to-back-to-back playoff team. Now, I’m going to try...
ZiPS looks at the 2013 Washington Nationals Projections It’s never too early to start looking at ZiPS projections, and somehow during those two dead weeks of the holidays we forgot to throw this up on the site. The one thing I don’t like about ZiPS is it isn’t quite as optimistic as good ol’ Bill James, but it often offers a more realistic snapshot of what you’re likely...