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Nationals Injury Update: Taylor Jordan has bone chips removed from elbow

Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan had surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow in September and should be ready by spring training, according to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.#488106749 / gettyimages.comJordan, 25, made five starts in April for the Nationals (0-3, 5.63 ERA) and was sent to Triple-A Syracuse when Doug Fister was activated. After only two starts...
Via MLB Injury News
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper sings ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’

Even though the Washington Nationals were eliminated from the playoffs over two weeks ago, Bryce Harper still has baseball fever. T-moblie is running a promotion where you sing Take Me Out to the Ball Game and enter it online for a chance to have the video shown during game 4 of the World Series. Bryce Harper, being the baseball fan that he is, decided to join MLB fans in the promotion...
Via DC Sports-Kings
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Four burning questions this offseason

Adam LaRoche The Washington Nationals have had an amazing season despite the disappointing postseason appearance. That being said, the Nationals have left us with a lot of questions that need solving for the 2015 season. Here are four questions the Nationals have left us with. Where will Ryan Zimmerman play? There have been a lot of questions surrounding Ryan Zimmerman after his...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Red Sox May Trade For Bryce Harper

Coming To Fenway?According to a report quoting "major league sources" on BaseballHotCorner.com, the Red Sox will try to acquire Bryce Harper this Winter in a trade with the Washington Nationals. Reportedly, Mookie Betts would be the centerpiece of any package to get the 22-year old Harper, along with one or two of Boston's top pitching prospects, and/or Allen Craig...
Via FenwayNation
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Pursue Trade For Bryce Harper

According to a major league source, the Boston Red Sox are expected to pursue a trade this off-season for Washington Nationals 22-year-old Outfielder Bryce Harper. Boston Manager John Farrell has said time and time again that he and General Manager Ben Cherington will be in “hot pursuit” of left-handed bats to add to the core of their lineup, and none may be more fitting than...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Nationals’ biggest need for 2015, second base

Photo Credit: federalbaseball.com The disappointment of the 2014 season heals, day by day. As general manager Mike Rizzo looks back on the most recent season, in absolute terms he has to feel optimistic. For the most part, the Washington Nationals still have in place a competitive team. For the Nationals’ 2015 season, one key question will be “who plays second base?” Sure,...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Williams Wins Manager of the Year

Well, the title pretty much tells the tale — Washington Nationals skipper Matt Williams has been named the Sporting News National League Manager of the Year in his first season with the club. Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels won the award in the American League. It’s a good start to Williams’ managing career, since 2014 was the first season he’s been a skipper in the...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Ian Desmond and wife Chelsey welcome baby boy to family

Back in April, Ian Desmond’s wife, Chelsey Desmond, announced on Twitter that she was expecting another child. The couple already have two sons together, Grayson and Cruz.  On Sunday, she posted a picture of her new baby boy. Ashton William, one week! pic.twitter.com/hSyOU4lxqJ — Chelsey Desmond (@ChelseyDesmond) October 19, 2014 By the caption, the Desmonds’ child was born...
Via DC Sports-Kings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: The "price needs to be right" in order for Asdrubal Cabrera to stay

Asdrubal Cabrera says he'd love to stay with the Nationals even if it means playing second base rather than shortstop, but, given Cabrera's declining production at the plate, the team could look at alternatives to re-signing him at market value, reports Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider.#453978772 / gettyimages.comCabrera, who was acquired from the Cleveland Indians on July...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Adam LaRoche wants to end career in Washington

The Washington Nationals won 96 games in 2014 and ran away with the National League East, but their season ended with a disappointing four-game loss to the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS. At ninth in the Major Leagues in runs scored and first in ERA, the Nationals don't appear to need many changes in the off season. One change could be at first base. Although Adam LaRoche...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor: Nationals to decline option on Adam LaRoche

It has been rumored that Washington Nationals will decline the $15 million option on Adam LaRoche’s contract. The Nationals will likely opt to buy out his contract for $2 million. The plan for Washington is to move Ryan Zimmerman over to first base due to the trouble he’s had at third base. Despite the fielding and injury troubles Zimmerman has had, he’s younger, just getting...
Via On-Base Talk
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Washington not expected to pickup Rafael Soriano's option

Following a very difficult end to his 2014 season, Washington Nationals reliever Rafael Soriano may have to find a new team. James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals will most likely decline the team option they have on Soriano and move Drew Storenback into the closer's role, where he served in 2011.#455881782 / gettyimages.comSoriano had an excellent...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking All 40 of the 2014 Washington Nationals

We were going to do a Winners & Losers-style post for the NL East champs, but I think this is a little more inclusive. There’s not much rhyme or reason to it, other than ranking the players based on who made the most positive impact this year. Enjoy. 40. Taylor Jordan — Was a member of the Opening Day rotation (filling in for Doug Fister), then went 0-3 with a 5.61 ERA in...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper and girlfriend getting married in January

Bryce Harper will have a busy and happy offseason with girlfriend Kayla Varner. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the two are getting married in January in Southern California. Harper and Varner will be married Jan. 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have a ceremony afterwards. They will have a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan on Craigslist offers Nats playoff tickets for threesome

If there happen to be a couple of ladies in the D.C. inclined to part with their dignity in exchange for MLB playoff tickets, well, one Craigslist user has an offer for you. An unidentified man has offered up on Craigslist his two tickets in the Diamond Club section of Nationals Park for Friday’s playoffs-opening […] The post Guy offers up Nationals playoff tickets on Craigslist...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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