Why it's no surprise that Matt Wieters landed with the Nationals

On Jan. 21, I texted a general manager and asked, “Where is Matt Wieters going?”His reply: “Come on – you know – everybody knows!”The GM, of course, was referring to Team Boras, also known as the Washington Nationals.Virtually everyone in the industry predicted that the Nats would be the landing spot for Wieters, a switch-hitting catcher who was the best remaining free...
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Gio’s Son Rocks Santa Hat, Meets Santa

Gio Gonzalez and girlfriend Lea Moures welcomed their baby boy Enzo into the world on 17 Mar 2016. Since then, the little one has apparently developed a drive to become the next Santa. Gio posted little Enzo posing on Santa’s lap on Thursday evening. The picture is adorable, and Enzo is visibly excited. He even has his tiny little baby thumb up in the air and is sporting a convincing...
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December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez to attend Jose Fernandez’s funeral Thursday

The Nationals are scheduled to play against the Diamondbacks at Nationals Park Wednesday night and Gio Gonzalez is slated as Washington’s starting pitcher. The chances of a rainout, however, are very high based on the weather forecast. Sometimes, starting pitchers are moved back a day in those scenarios, especially this late in the regular season when […]
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September 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez, Nationals look to take three of four from Phillies

With their magic number to clinch the National League East at 12, the Nationals host the Phillies Sunday afternoon for their series finale with a chance to win the four-game set. Gio Gonzalez will look to bounce back from a three-inning outing against the Braves Tuesday in a rematch against left-hander Adam Morgan. Two starts ago, Gonzalez outpitched Morgan, […]
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September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Can Gio Gonzalez snap the Nationals' six-game skid?

Caught in their worst swoon of the season, the Nationals will turn to Gio Gonzalez to lead them out of a six-game losing skid. He will take the mound Saturday in Milwaukee against Matt Garza.
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez starts as Nats continue series against Cubs

Nats (40-24) vs. Cub (43-19) at Nationals ParkThe Nationals aim to make it two straight wins against the Cubs and five straight overall as they
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June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

The Gio Gonzalez Debacle: Examining Command vs. Control

Gio Gonzalez came out punching to start the 2016 season. Through his first seven starts, he was on the ERA leaderboard with a 1.93 ERA. His 3.00 FIP and 4.18 xFIP over those seven games, though, indicated that he was unlikely to maintain that stellar ERA. Sure enough, regression hit hard and Gio came crashing back to earth with two back-to-back disastrous starts. After giving up...
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June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez Roughed Up, Mets Take Series Opener

WASHINGTON — Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez felt as though nothing he threw had anything behind it, and the New York Mets took advantage. Gonzalez was roughed up for seven runs and 10 hits in five innings as Washington lost to the Mets 7-1 Monday night in the series opener between the top two teams in the NL East. The left-hander’s worst outing of the season came in his first...
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

"Antsy" Gio Gonzalez will make initial 2016 start Monday - Byron Kerr

Left-hander Gio Gonzalez confirmed he will make his first start of 2016 on Monday night as the Nationals play host to the Braves. "I'm looking forward to getting that ball and finally attacking that strike zone," Gonzalez said. "I haven't felt so excited like this in awhile. Hopefully here it ... Read More
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez Was Very Pleased With His Double Yesterday

If a wound-up French Bulldog were to take a major league at-bat, it would look just like a Gio Gonzalez plate appearance. Though this comparison may be helped along by Gonzalez’s love affair with his own Frenchie, Stitch, I say it because he swings with all the aggression and underlying harmlessness of one. Perhaps it’s due to a constant hunt for his annual home run that Nats...
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March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

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