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Matt Williams and what we don’t know

Their season ended Sunday, a week — if not a month — shorter than had been planned, and the Nationals jumped right into their off-season by firing reigning Manager of the Year Matt Williams. Williams has been a lightning rod for criticism since the Nationals started to falter in the middle of the year so it’s no surprise that he was relieved of his duties, especially since...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wale May Be Interested in Jonathan Papelbon’s New House

View image | Jonathan Papelbon bought a house in Alexandria, Va., less than two weeks prior to him confronting and then grabbing Nationals teammate Bryce Harper by the throat in their now-infamous dugout brawl. The aftermath left him suspended for the rest of the season, and his future with the Nationals in jeopardy. Suspended @Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon...
Via KCM Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon bought $2.9M home in DC on Sept. 14

    Washington Nationals reliever Jonathan Papelbon recently purchased a rather expensive home in the D.C. area. Can you say bad timing? According to the Washington Business Journal, Papelbon and his wife Ashley closed on a $2.9 million home in Belle Haven on Sept. 14. The five-bedroom house was assessed at $1.5 million. Why might that be an issue? As you have probably heard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Cherry: Papelbon should have choked Harper

Despite being suspended for the rest of the season after choking teammate Bryce Harper, Jonathan Papelbon is receiving support from a variety of weird corners, including Fox Sports’ C.J. Nitkowski, The Kansas City Star‘s Lee Judge, and now, CBC hockey commentator Don Cherry. Cherry went off on those criticizing Papelbon for assaulting a teammate, unleashing one of his famed...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals suspend Jonathan Papelbon for rest of 2015 season

Jonathan Papelbon won’t be blowing any more games for the Washington Nationals in 2015. The team announced on Monday that Papelbon had dropped his appeal of a three-game suspension earned by throwing at Manny Machado last week, and that he’d been suspended an additional four games by the team for his role in the dugout fight with Bryce Harper on Sunday. The Washington Nationals...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats can't bring back Matt Williams or Jonathan Papelbon

Two weeks ago, I wrote that Drew Storen breaking his thumb against his locker and knocking himself out for the rest of the season was the unofficial symbol of the 2015 Washington Nationals. Following the Nats’ official elimination from the playoffs, I thought our end of season post-mortem would be the final word on this team. I was wrong. Wow, was I wrong. Jonathan Papelbon...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Manager Matt Williams didn't see Harper-Papelbon fight

    The Washington Nationals hit the low point of their 2015 season on Sunday when Bryce Harper and Jonathan Papelbon had to be pulled away from one another after getting into a fight in the dugout. Things got even more embarrassing for the team when manager Matt Williams decided to leave Papelbon in the game to pitch the following inning. Harper was taken out of the lineup...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Papelbon Booed as He Walks off Field at Nationals Park

Jonathan Papelbon booed loudly as he walks off the field at Nationals Park. — Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) September 27, 2015 Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper got into a physical altercation in the Nationals dugout during the eighth inning of Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Papelbon seemed to be the aggressor, grabbing Harper...
Via KCM Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper, Jonathan Papelbon brawl in dugout

    Bryce Harper and Jonathan Papelbon got into a fight in the Nationals’ dugout on Sunday, almost metaphorically capturing the disappointment and frustration with the team’s season. Papelbon came into the game during the eighth inning after Washington blew a 4-2 lead to the Phillies and got the final out of the inning. He was in the dugout for the top of the ninth and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon suspended for throwing at Manny Machado

Major League Baseball on Friday announced that Washington Nationals reliever Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended three games and is subject to an undisclosed fine for “intentionally throwing in the head area” of Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. WSH RHP Papelbon has received a 3-gm suspension for intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area of Manny Machado...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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