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Nationals' Zimmerman: Respect soaring for reliever Storen

Drew Storen may have lost his job as closer with the Washington Nationals, but he continues to pile up points inside the team's clubhouse. Storen has made two appearances since the acquisition of Jonathan Papelbon cost him his job as closer and turned in a pair of dazzling performances. Storen struck out four of the six batters he faced and threw 17 of 19 pitches for strikes in back...
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Jonathan Papelbon asked Drew Storen for pitching tips in shower

For Jonathan Papelbon, no place is off limits when it comes to seeking pitching advice. Not even the shower. Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Thursday to pick up his first save with the Nationals since being traded to Washington from Philadelphia. He apparently liked what he saw from Drew Storen, the Nationals’ previous...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Unhappy Drew Storen could mess up Nationals playoff push

View image | When the Washington Nationals acquired Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies yesterday, they probably envisioned an enviable situation: Drew Storen and Jonathan Papelbon teaming up to shut down games at the back end. Without a true setup man, the Nationals uncomfortably went through the eighth inning night...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorry, Drew

Say hello to Jonathan Papelbon, the new closer of the Washington Nationals. Nats acquire Papelbon for AA-pitcher Nick Pivetta Drew Storen loses his job again. Sorry, Drew: "Really, all I'm gonna say is that obviously I'm aware of the move. I've talked to (Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo) about it. I've talked to my agent. We've had some ongoing discussions. Until...
Via Nationals Enquirer
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Storen not happy about Jonathan Papelbon trade

The Washington Nationals bolstered their bullpen on Tuesday when they acquired closer Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies. But it could take a while before one of Papelbon’s new teammates offers to buy him dinner. Drew Storen has been closing games for the Nationals all season, and he has been very effective in that role....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Storen Owners Pop A Vein

Jonathan Papelbon has a contract that insures that he remains the closer if he's traded. He would likely be the closer in Washington even without that stipulation, but it's so like Papelbon to have that in his contract. Should just call that the douche clause. To fix him, the Nationals should bring him into games where they're up one run in the seventh and run him out there for...
Via Razzball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Reward Drew Storen Breakout With Jonathan Papelbon

Among the bright spots for the Nationals this year has been the emergence of Drew Storen. Already an effective reliever, Storen tweaked his breaking ball and became something of a strikeout machine. Instead of sitting down two of every 10 batters, Storen has bumped that up to three out of 10, succeeding as the closer […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies agree to send Jonathan Papelbon to Nationals

The Jonathan Papelbon saga is over. The Philadelphia Phillies finally pulled the trigger on trading their closer, agree to deal him within the NL East to the Washington Nationals for AA pitcher Nick Pivetta. Interestingly enough, as part of the agreement, Papelbon will be Washington’s closer in 2015 and his option for 2016 will become guaranteed. Source: the Phillies will...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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