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The Washington Nationals have a young, star-studded roster. Bryce Harper has been getting most of the headlines this offseason, but Stephen Strasburg is right behind him. There's also been a lot of talk about Denard Span, Jayson Werth, Adam LaRoche, Gio Gonzalez, Ryan Zimmerman, Jordan Zimmermann, and Dan Haren. But a player who was the Rookie of the Year favorite in the first half of 2011 has slipped under the radar as his performance dropped off after the All-Star Break and into 2012
My x-factor for the Washington Nationals in 2013 is Danny Espinosa.
Espinosa is a guy that doesn't get a lot of attention around the league. He's a low batting average/low on-base guy that strikes out a lot. But Espinosa has above average power, is a pretty good base stealer, and is an above average defender at both second and short. His 7.3 fWAR over the last two years is seventh among all second basemen in baseball, and is better than Aaron Hill's 7.0 fWAR. Hill is five yea...
BEST OF MAXIM
Bryce Harper is going to be the Nationals' every day left fielder in 2013 after spending nearly all of 2012 in center. Of course, after the team traded for Denard Span, Harper was shifted to left to accomodate the new acquisition. Anyway, in today's Spring Training opener against the Mets, Harper got a rough introduction to his new full-time position. In the bottom of the...
Washington Nationals sophomore Bryce Harper is probably going to be one of the best players of this generation and possibly the best player with a faux hawk in Major League Baseball history. So it’s only natural that we’ll soon be saturated with endless ads proclaiming how amazing the 20-year old phenom is, and the campaign will begin with his new Under Armour commercial.Harper...
From dark horse darlings to front-running championship contenders, the Nationals spent big again this off-season to make themselves the clear favorite in the National League. Will all their moves pay off or will they be this year's big budget disappointment?
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In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series.
Disaster for the Nationals seems like a far-off possibility given the team's youth and shocking level of success...
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 2013 title for all 30 teams.
What a difference a year makes. In just one year, the Washington Nationals managed to go from a darkhorse club, with an outside shot at making the postseason, to National League powerhouse...
All those years of stockpiling high draft picks finally paid off for the Nationals, as they led the majors with 98 wins last season and made the playoffs for the first time since they ceased to be the Expos. Stephen Strasburg returned from Tommy John surgery seemingly none the worse for wear, a teenage Bryce Harper dialed up what would have been considered an exceptional rookie season...
Stephen Strasburg made his spring debut on Saturday with mixed results. The 24-year–old right hander was on a 45 pitch count.
Strasburg gave up a homer in the first inning to Ruben Tejada. In all he needed 31 pitches to get out of the first but a strong second inning left him with 42 pitches thrown total.
The Nationals held Strasburg to 159 1/3 innings pitched last season despite...
Gio Gonzalez passed his drug tests.
"Like I said before, I've never taken performance-enhancing drugs and I
never will. Two days after the story broke, I was tested for blood and
urine, and both came out negative, like I expected. Throughout my entire
career, it's been like that. I look forward to handling this with MLB,
putting this behind me and...
Bryce Harper’s new UA ad gets very weird very briefly. [USAT Sports]
Harper’s offseason workout regiment sounds intense. [Nats Journal]
Jayson Werth’s beard is even bearder than usual this spring. [Bog]
Seeing the Nats’ new rotation together makes me happy. [Nats Blog]
Hey gang, there’s a new Nats blog to check out. [Nats Outsider]
Brady Anderson has a big new fancy front...
Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez says tests for performance-enhancing drugs he was given by Major League Baseball have come back negative., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/nats-gonzalez-says-recent-drug-tests-negative
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