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Should the Orioles trade for Drew Storen?

Drew Storen, along with teammate Jonathan Papelbon, have been placed on the block by the Washington Nationals. The Nationals are hoping to open up their eighth and ninth innings for Darren O’Day and Aroldis Chapman. That means Storen and Papelbon have to go. Before the addition of Papelbon and subsequent demotion from closer to setup […]
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Reportedly ‘Likely’ to Trade Both Drew Storen and Jonathan Papelbon

View image | The Washington Nationals bullpen took a step backwards last season. Once one of the most feared bullpens in the National League, the Nationals’ relievers were average with a 3.46 ERA. Now general manager Mike Rizzo is reportedly looking for an overhaul to get them back to their 2014 form. In part, their struggles can be attributed to the lack of...
Via KCM Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Storen breaks thumb, becomes unofficial symbol of the 2015 Nationals

Ideally, Drew Storen’s 2015 season would have ended on a redemptive note. Instead, it ends with a broken thumb and what is likely the end of his career with the Washington Nationals. On Saturday, the team revealed that the 28-year-old reliever suffered a broken thumb on Wednesday after serving up a two-run homer to Yoenis Cespedes to break a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning, leading...
Via The Outside Corner
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Storen breaks thumb slamming locker shut

Nothing represents the Washington Nationals’ disappointing season better than what happened with Drew Storen this week. The Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes reported Saturday that the Nats reliever broke his thumb slamming his locker after allowing a home run in Wednesday’s 5-3 loss to the Mets: Drew Storen slammed his locker shut after allowing the HR Wednesday. Broke his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Drew Storen Likely Out for Season with Broken Thumb

View image | Nationals reliever Drew Storen’s season is likely over after suffering a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb. Manager Matt Williams told reporters Storen broke his thumb while slamming his locker out of frustration following Wednesday’s loss to the New York Mets. Drew Storen slammed his locker shut after allowing the HR Wednesday. Broke...
Via KCM Sports
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pitch That Drew Storen’s Slider Became

When the Nationals picked up Jonathan Papelbon, they weren’t doing so to replace Drew Storen, but they knew they’d be giving him a demotion. It didn’t sit real well with Storen, nor did it sit well with a large number of fans, who wondered what Storen did to deserve getting booted from the closer role. Storen is in the middle of probably the best season of his career, with...
Via Fangraphs
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 30, 2015  |  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
July 29, 2015  |  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
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: offseason pitching debates

Tyler Clippard In the past few seasons, the Washington Nationals have built up a pitching staff and bullpen to be proud of. Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann are just a couple of the pitchers on the Nationals’ staff that contributed to the NL East win and the trip to the post season. Not to say that there weren’t any pitching hiccups in the Nationals’ postseason appearance...
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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