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Why the Washington Nationals should target Jake Arrieta in free agency

The Washington Nationals are a team that is ready to win now. With that being said, they seem to have trouble advancing past the National League Division Series each and every year. It is not a good look for the club, as they are mounting pressure on themselves and the city of Washington, D.C. to bring home a championship.Time is running out, however not all hope is lost. Free agency...
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Strasburg's Cy Young consideration a significant milestone - Byron Kerr

Right-hander Stephen Strasburg took a significant step forward in 2017. The Baseball Writers' Association of America agreed it was, and arguably could be, the best season of his career. On Monday night, Strasburg was named one of three finalists for the NL Cy Young Award, alongside Nationals teammate Max Scherzer ... Read More
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg, Taylor carry the Washington Nationals to Game 5

We are heading back to the Capital for Game 5 of the National League Division Series.After the Cubs took a 2-1 series lead, the Nationals kept their season alive on Wednesday after a wild 24 hours that revolved around weather and Stephen Strasburg.Let’s start with the weather. Game 4, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, would be postponed. The game was then moved to Wednesday...
Via The Sports Post
October 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez congratulates Stephen Strasburg on Game 4 performance

Stephen Strasburg got a shoutout from a Hall of Fame pitcher after his outstanding performance during Game 4 of the NLDS.Last night, it didn’t seem likely Strasburg would take the mound for the Nationals in a must-win Game 4 against the Cubs in Chicago. It was reported the right-hander turned down the opportunity to start Wednesday’s game as a result of feeling under the weather...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Watch Stephen Strasburg throw one of the filthiest changeups ever to destroy Ben Zobrist

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has long had one of the best changeups the MLB world has ever witnessed. It’s a big part of why he was so successful when he first entered the league, as combined with his-then 100 mph fastball, he was virtually unhittable when healthy.Some questioned if he’d be able to have the same filthy changeup pitching out of the stretch. The short answer...
Via The Sports Daily
October 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Cubs fan mocks Dusty Baker’s excuse for Stephen Strasburg illness

At least one Chicago Cubs fan is not buying the reason Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker gave as a possible cause of Stephen Strasburg’s illness.A day after Baker blamed mold season as a possible cause of the illness that nearly kept Strasburg from pitching Game 4, at least one Cubs fan came prepared for such a danger. Baker had this coming, as did the Nationals. The organization...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Stephen Strasburg now likely to start Game 4 of NLDS

The Washington Nationals will have their ace on the mound for Wednesday’s all-important Game 4 of the NLDS, after all.John Morosi of MLB Network is reporting that Stephen Strasburg is expected to start Game 4 against the Chicago Cubs after the team said Tuesday that they were sticking with Tanner Roark. You have to wonder if Strasburg is making the start due to pressure from the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Stephen Strasburg now set to start Game 4

The Washington Nationals are just simply looking to win Game 4 of their NLDS series against the Chicago Cubs to force a Game 5 back in the nation’s capital.But that has not stopped drama itself from unfolding in a big way after Tuesday’s game at Wrigley Field was rained out.Immediately afterwards, Nationals manager Dusty Baker announced that Tanner Roark would start Game 4 over ace...
Via Sportsnaut
October 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Nats GM Mike Rizzo says Stephen Strasburg ‘looked sick’

Stephen Strasburg is not expected to start Game 4 of the NLDS despite a rainout giving him an extra day of rest, and the team insists that has to do with the pitcher being ill.After Game 4 was postponed on Tuesday, Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Tanner Roark is still going to start the game on Wednesday with the team facing elimination. Baker said the decision was made because...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Dusty Baker making huge mistake keeping Stephen Strasburg in back pocket

Game 4 of the NLDS between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs getting rained out seemed to be a gift from above for Washington. Trailing 2-1 and facing elimination, the Nationals were in position to start Stephen Strasburg in Game 4 and, assuming they won, Gio Gonzalez in Game 5. Instead, Dusty Baker, like his Cubs counterpart, Joe Maddon, is sticking to the original plan...
Via Sportsnaut
October 10, 2017  |  Discuss

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