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The top 100 players in baseball: 25-11

As we work our way down the top 100 baseball players of 2015, we find a group of perennial MVP contenders, as well as a World Series superhero along the way. The post The Top 100 Baseball Players Of 2015: #25-11 appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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Max Scherzer to start Nationals' opener, not Stephen Strasburg

  Max Scherzer will start the Washington Nationals' opener on April 6 against the New York Mets, not Stephen Strasburg. ''It's going to be real exciting,'' Scherzer said Monday. ''It's a great honor to be able to start Opening Day, especially for this club, and especially on this staff. But at the end of the day, it's just game one. There are bigger and better things I want to check...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer Given Opening Day Nod Over Strasburg For Nats

Max Scherzer will be starting the first Opening Day of his career when the Washington Nationals take on the New York Mets on April 6. Scherzer has never pitched Opening Day before even after winning the Cy Young Award in 2013, he was still being overshadowed by the Detroit Tigers‘ Justin Verlander. Verlander got the start for the Tigers on Opening Day 2014. Scherzer  was chosen...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals name Max Scherzer opening day starter

Newly-acquired Max Scherzer, whom the Nationals signed to a $210 million contract this offseason, has been named the team’s opening day starter, breaking the streak of Stephen Strasburg, who made the three previous opening day starts. Opening day for the Nats is April 6 in Washington, D.C., where the team will square off against Bartolo Colon and the NY Mets. The #Nats are proud...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

The Washington Nationals enter the 2015 season with the best roster in baseball and with big expectations. Indeed, it’s World Series or bust for this crew. The Nationals finished 2014 with the best record in the NL and were then summarily bounced from the playoffs by the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS. Not content with great regular season success, the Nationals beefed up their...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gio Gonzalez plays 'meow' game in interview

It appears the Washington Nationals pitching staff is having no problem getting along. The Nationals have big goals this season after yet another busy offseason, which they punctuated by signing top free-agent pitcher Max Scherzer to a megadeal. Now the Nats enter the season with arguably the big leagues’ top rotation including Scherzer, Gio Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg, Doug Fister...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nats nearing seven-year deal with Max Scherzer

How’s this for an unexpected landing spot for Max Scherzer: the Washington Nationals? According to several media reports that began to trickle out on Sunday, Scherzer and the Nationals have mutual interest in one another, and the two parties are getting close on a seven-year contract. In fact, according to the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore, the contract is “very close”...
Via The Outside Corner
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Max Scherzer really have his breakout in 2012?

Max Scherzer was on my fantasy baseball team in 2013. (Note: I recognize you don’t care about my fantasy team. This is in the service of a point, I promise.) My fantasy baseball team that year won the league championship, and Scherzer was a big reason why. I don’t remember if I thought to myself […]
Via Fangraphs
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The best MLB free agent is still available

Despite a raucous string of events at the Winter Meetings—including deals for Jon Lester, Matt Kemp, Jimmy Rollins, and Yoenis Cespedes—the best player on the open market is still out there. After all the conspiring and proficient machinations on the part of Dodgers VP of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman were pelted out and echoed for days, it’s probably safe to say Max...
Via The Sports Post
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals, Yankees may get involved on Max Scherzer

The Max Scherzer Derby won’t really begin until after Jon Lester chooses his new home, expected to be either the Giants or Cubs. But teams are starting to position themselves to make a run at Scherzer, and while the Yankees possibly jumping in isn’t shocking, the Cardinals getting involved would be. Via Jon Heyman of CBS…. The Cardinals met at some point on Scherzer, and...
Via The Outside Corner
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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