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Washington Nationals trade rumors: Do they need a closer?

As the August 1st MLB trade deadline approaches, the main question that persists around the Washington Nationals is whether or not the team will make a trade for a closer. Washington currently sits atop the NL East with a four and a half game lead over the Miami Marlins. At 57-39, Washington possesses one of the best records in the league and is positioned as a serious championship...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Jonathan Papelbon Getting Back on Track?

WASHINGTON — The short answer: maybe. The sample size is far too small to make much of, but in the four games he’s appeared in since a stint on the Disabled List, this is what he’s done: 4.0 innings, 1 hit, 8 strikeouts. He hasn’t allowed a run or walked a batter, he’s saved all three of his opportunities and he’s thrown just 54 pitches — 13.5 pitches per inning. Washington’s...
Via CBS DC
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Nats Fans Actually Miss Jonathan Papelbon?

I cannot believe I am asking this question. How far have we come as a fan base where we can even consider missing a player like Jonathan Papelbon? I was at the exhibition game in Nats Park this year. You know the one, the first time Nats fans got to greet Papelbon after choking out the MVP in the dugout last year. It wasn’t all sunshine and roses. A good number of fans cheered...
Via The Nats Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Jonathan Papelbon’s return mean to the Nationals’ bullpen?

Jonathan Papelbon returned from the disabled list with a perfect ninth inning early Monday afternoon, his first outing since June 13. Because Papelbon was available for the ninth, Shawn Kelley could pitch the eighth. Because Kelley could pitch the eighth, Nationals Manager Dusty Baker only had to patch together one inning after Max Scherzer’s relatively […]
Via Nationals Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Reinstate Papelbon, Send Taylor to AAA Syracuse

WASHINGTON — The Nationals announced they have recalled Jonathan Papelbon from the Disabled List and sent centerfielder Michael A. Taylor to Triple-A Syracuse. The #Nats have returned from rehab and reinstated RHP Jonathan Papelbon. OF Michael A. Taylor has been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 4, 2016 Taylor has been inconsistent...
Via CBS DC
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth has profane message for his critics

For the second time in four games, Jayson Werth delivered a walk-off hit for the Washington Nationals. His most recent came on Wednesday evening against the Chicago Cubs — capping off on a thrilling 5-4, 12-inning victory in D.C. It’s been a standout week for the 37-year-old outfielder. He’s posted a .421 batting average over the past seven days and a .333 mark in June....
Via The Sports Daily
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon talked out of wearing controversial shirt

The Washington Nationals are playing with fire this season by keeping Jonathan Papelbon, and they were reminded of the type of handful the veteran closer can be before he issued an apology last week. Papelbon kicked off spring training by apologizing for choking teammate Bryce Harper in the dugout late last season. There’s a good chance the Nationals told him to do that. They...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB executive: Jonathan Papelbon is 'untradeable'

The Washington Nationals might have a hard time finding suitors for closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon has been the subject of trade speculation since about the time he choked Bryce Harper in the Nationals’ dugout toward the end of the regular season, but CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman wrote last week in his “Inside Baseball” column that Washington has a problem if it wants to deal...
Via NESN.com
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nats plan to keep Papelbon, think he can ‘play nice’

The Washington Nationals aren’t going to move Jonathan Papelbon, at least that’s what they’re saying through back channels. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the Nationals don’t intend to trade the polarizing closer, despite the fact he got into a dugout altercation with star outfielder Bryce Harper during a late-season game. Additionally, the Nationals plan...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2015  |  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, Papelbon...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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