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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
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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
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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
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Drew Storen doesn't offer ringing endorsement to Nationals' trade for Jonathan Papelbon

The acquisition of closer Jonathan Papelbon is headline news for the Washington Nationals, but how Drew Storen handles his demotion could become the bigger story.The Nationals made a bold trade on Tuesday to land Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies and immediately handed him the keys to the closer's job held by Storen.Washington general manager Mike Rizzo told reporters he spoke...
Via Fox Sports
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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
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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
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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Nationals closer Drew Storen stays consistent amid inconsistent use

The job of a closer seems fairly basic: Be ready for a save situation and go out there and pitch a scoreless inning. Any closer, especially the Washington Nationals' Drew Storen, will quickly debunk that notion. In addition to the increased pressure on closers, they also have to remain sharp and ready amid the unpredictability of when they'll be used in games. They could be used...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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