MLB execs: Yoenis Cespedes could bolt Mets for Marlins

If Yoenis Cespedes does leave the Mets in free agency, baseball executives think the Miami Marlins could land him. One year ago, the Mets lost Daniel Murphy to a National League East rival. When the hot stove heats up this offseason, a similar scenario could play out with Yoenis Cespedes. That's right, Mets fans. Yoenis Cespedes to the Miami...
Via NJ.com
7 hours ago

Murphy and Scherzer named to Sporting News NL All-Star team - Byron Kerr

Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy and starting pitcher Max Scherzer have been named to the 2016 Sporting News National League All-Star team, announced Wednesday. It was Murphy's first-ever selection, while Scherzer was also honored in 2013 on the American League team. The 2016 team was chosen by a panel of ... Read More
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Roberts: Clayton Kershaw asked for the ball in 9th

Clayton Kershaw undid the narrative about him supposedly not being a good playoff pitcher by coming up clutch in the NLDS and closing out the Washington Nationals on short rest in Game 5. And according to Dave Roberts, pitching two days after making a start on short rest was all Kershaw’s idea. “Come the eighth inning, Clayton came to me and said he feels great. If Kenley...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NLDS notebook: Baker defends Murphy's unsuccessful dash to second - Nationals Buzz

Nationals manager Dusty Baker was his usual aggressive self in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. The Nats pulled off a successful double steal, setting the stage for Anthony Rendon's two-run single in the third inning, but an unsuccessful theft attempt by Daniel Murphy in the seventh cost ... Read More
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats 2B Murphy's status still unknown for NLDS Game 1 vs. LA

WASHINGTON (AP) Injured Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy won't say whether he'll be ready for Game 1 of the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, although he did think he took ''a step in the right direction'' on Wednesday. Murphy worked out with his teammates, taking live batting practice and regular BP, taking grounders, then running the bases. Afterward,...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy won’t commit to Game 1 start but seems to be heading that way

A few minutes after his teammates had cleared the field after about 2 1/2 hours of batting practice and other drills, Daniel Murphy stood in the batter’s box at National Park without a bat. He swung, or at least pretended to swing, then hurried out of the box toward first base. He turned outward, then […]
Via Nationals Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy falls short of NL batting title, ‘hopefully’ will be ready for division series

The crowd at Nationals Park erupted in applause Sunday afternoon as Daniel Murphy’s name was announced, and the all-star second baseman slowly walked to the batter’s box. The Nationals held an 8-5 lead over the Marlins with two outs in the fifth inning but the game situation in Washington was irrelevant. Murphy, still hindered by a […]
Via Nationals Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy on return to Nats: "I'm progressing nicely;" batting title of less importance - Byron Kerr

To get some sense of the impact second baseman Daniel Murphy has on the Nationals and how much he has been missed, just listen to the crowd. When Murphy was announced as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the fifth, the 28,730 assembled at Nats Park roared their approval. Manager ... Read More
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Walt Weiss sitting DJ LeMahieu to preserve NL batting title

Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss wants to make sure that the team finishes the 2016 campaign with at least something to celebrate. Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu currently leads the National League with a .348 batting average, just narrowly ahead of Washington Nationals infielder Daniel Murphy, who sits at .347. But Murphy is on the shelf for the remainder of the regular...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals GM: Strasburg ‘unlikely to pitch in NLDS’

The Washington Nationals are headed to the playoffs, but it’s likely that they’ll be without Stephen Strasburg. General manager Mike Rizzo announced on Tuesday that Strasburg will likely be inactive for the NLDS. GM Mike Rizzo said Strasburg is unlikely to pitch in NLDS. — Chase Hughes (@chasehughesCSN) September 27, 2016 This is hardly surprising. Strasburg hasn’t pitched...
Via Sportsnaut
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

CFB Crash Course Week 9: The underachievers already out of playoff contention

College Football Playoff set-up could keep best teams out of title contention

WATCH: Breaking down the current state of the 76ers

Five things we have learned thus far in the World Series

Can Hell in a Cell still bring the heat?

We’re doing the Bountygate thing again

Significant firsts for women's wrestling in WWE at 'Hell in a Cell'

One Gotta Go: Pac-12 players and coaches vs. the worst pickup ballers

A look back at 10 of the best-looking World Series

25 questions heading into the 2016-17 NBA season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker