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NATIONALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jayson Werth to Serve Five Days in Jail After Pleading Guilty Reckless Driving

Keith Allison – Flickr Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth will serve five days in a Virginia jail. BREAKING: Nats' Jayson Werth to serve 5 days in jail after pleading guilty to recklessly driving Porsche on 495. pic.twitter.com/2R2f2eV25X — justin jouvenal (@jjouvenal) January 29, 2015 Werth was pulled over for driving his Porsche over 100 mph on the Capital Beltway...
Via KCM Sports
50 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth to spend 5 days in jail for reckless driving

Washington Nationals’ outfielder Jayson Werth will serve five days in jail after pleading guilty Thursday to reckless driving, reports the Washington Post. Werth, 35, admitted to driving his Porsche GT3 RS more than 100 mph on the Beltway in July 2014.  In addition to the jail sentence, Werth will license will be suspended for 30 days. Werth, who has a .276 career batting...
Via Sports-Glory
57 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Top 20 Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training is fast approaching once again, meaning it is time for the baseball world to go crazy over prospect rankings for the forthcoming season. Based primarily on stats and potential, below is our list of the Washington Nationals’ top 20 prospects for 2015. 1. Lucas Giolito RHP: Giolito was the Nationals’ 1st round pick in 2012 and is now...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth will actually serve jail time for his reckless driving charge

A few months ago, Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was charged with reckless driving in Virginia. In December, he was sentenced to ten days in jail. Many scoffed at the possibility of a high profile person like Werth actually spending time in jail, but according to Justin Jouvenal of the Washington Post, it looks like Werth *will* be heading to jail. BREAKING: Nats...
Via The Outside Corner
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals ink free agent reliever Casey Janssen

The Washington Nationals have signed free agent reliever Casey Janssen.  The deal is worth $5 million and is a one-year contract.  The deal also includes a mutual option between the club and Janssen. Janssen departs Toronto after spending all eight season of his career with the Blue Jays.  The 33 year-old right-hander has recorded a 29-24 career record with a 3.50 ERA.  Janssen...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Why Tyler Clippard trade could be a huge loss

Tyler Clippard The Washington Nationals have come to be known as a top pitching team in the major leagues and the 2015 season will be no exception. With the recent arrival of pitcher Max Scherzer, the starting rotation of Nationals pitchers is arguably the best in the league. One small concern the Nationals could face is the strength of their bullpen with the recent loss of Tyler...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Which Nats Starter Is The Best: Jordan Zimmermann

This post is the third installment in a series where The Nats Blog’s staffers will each stump for one arm from the Nats’ loaded rotation as the best of the bunch. Will made the case for Max Scherzer Monday, and Joe argued for Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday. I hold my colleagues in the highest esteem, but I’m afraid they’re wrong here. Scherzer and Strasburg may be the bigger...
Via The Nats Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Which Nats Starter Is The Best: Stephen Strasburg

On Monday, Will made a compelling argument that Max Scherzer is the best Washington Nationals starting pitcher. After signing a $210 million contract this offseason following several stellar seasons as one of baseball’s best pitchers, this is a pretty solid argument to make. However, I’d like to take a look at comparing all their numbers while all five guys were active Major...
Via The Nats Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who are the Nats’ “7th Inning Guys” ?

While a lot of attention this offseason has been paid to the Nats solidifying their middle infield and the acquisition of Max Scherzer, very little has focused on an area of the roster that struggled in the 2014 playoffs and has seen a good amount departed talent this winter, the bullpen. This winter the Nats have said goodbye to: Rafael Soriano – 64 G, 3.19 ERA, 32 Saves Ryan...
Via The Nats Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league players signed by the Nationals

Evan Meek The Washington Nationals have been busy the past few weeks tying up the loose ends with the Max Scherzer deal. Before this deal happened though, the Nationals were making quieter moves, drafting players to minor league contracts. These players have to potential to be the future of the organization and should not be overlooked even with the Scherzer deal. Here are a few...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Max Scherzer Signs with Washington

Apparently, when I poke fun at baseball teams, they almost immediately go against the grain, but that isn’t the whole story today. The baseball family lost a wonderful person this weekend, little trades and signings continue to happen or be in the works, and Mad Max finally signed ... for a lot of money. Farewell, Mr. Cub Ernie Banks, who spent the entirety of his 19-year...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer takes out full-page ad in the Free Press to thank fans

Max Scherzer and his wife Erica took out a full-page ad in the Detroit Free Press Sunday morning thanking the Ilitches, Detroit Tigers organization “and most of all the Detroit fans” after signing a seven-year, $210M contract with the Nationals last week. (Via the Free Press) “Thank you to Mr. Ilitch and the Tigers organization, teammates and most of all the Detroit fans...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals player profile: Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond With all the talk of the Washington Nationals picking up Max Scherzer, we can’t forget about the other Nationals’ players who are essential to a 2015 postseason appearance. Ian Desmond in particular has been a crucial factor to the National’s past winning seasons. The shortstop has been with Washington since his debut in 2009 and has been a vital contributor to...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Justifying the Max Scherzer Contract

Major League Baseball’s most active offseason in recent memory is finally winding down. Righty ace pitcher Max Scherzer, the winter’s highest-profile free agent, came off the market late Sunday night when he agreed to a uniquely structured 7-year deal, $210 million deal with the Washington Nationals. By adding Scherzer to a pitching staff that was […] The post Justifying the...
Via Outside Analysis
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper dropped by ‘Modern Family’ set, took photos with show’s stars (pics)

It’s unknown at this exactly why, but Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper on Wednesday dropped by the set of the multiple-Emmy Award-winning series, “Modern Family.” Harper’s presence on the set was first tipped off by Julie Bowen, who plays Claire Dunphy on the ABC hit comedy, who tweeted a photo of herself and fellow cast...Read More The post Bryce Harper dropped...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmermann Is Top Choice As Sox Trade Target

Jordan Zimmermann has emerged as the clear choice of our readers as the preferred trade target among Nationals starters. As the chart shows, fully 55% now choose Zimmermann, followed by 34% who pick Stephen Strasburg and just 7% who select Doug Fister. Five percent said they don't prefer any of the three Nationals starters.
Via FenwayNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals to host 2018 All Star Game

The Washington Nationals have been told by Major League Baseball that they will host the 2018 All Star Game, according to a report in the Washington Post. The announcement is expected before MLB Commissioner Bud Selig retires at the end of January 2015. Washington has hosted the All Star game four times, most recently in 1969 at RFK Stadium. The Montreal Expos hosted the game in...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Enormous Trade Value of Stephen Strasburg

It’s no secret the Nationals have been having a lot of conversations behind the scenes. For much of the offseason, there’ve been rumors the team was open to moving guys like Ian Desmond and Jordan Zimmermann. As hard as it was before to see the Nationals deliberately making themselves worse in the short-term to get […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals open to trading Stephen Strasburg

The Washington Nationals reportedly signed one ace pitcher, but they could be looking to deal another. The Nationals reportedly signed Max Scherzer to an enormous deal, and many thought the free-agent right-hander would be the perfect addition to an already-stacked rotation. However, the Nationals might be looking to move right-hander Stephen Strasburg, according to a report. USA...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Build Potential Super-Team, Add Max Scherzer

Here’s maybe the simplest way to put this: a season ago, by his peripherals, Tanner Roark was about a three-win pitcher. By his actual runs allowed, he was about a five-win pitcher. He actually finished with a higher RA9-WAR than Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister and a lot of other guys too. At present, the […]
Via Fangraphs
10 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson used great alias while staying in Cooperstown

When celebrities travel, they often use aliases when they’re staying at hotels. New Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson is no exception to the rule, though a 6’10, mulleted man would stand out a bit in rural Cooperstown, New York. However, Johnson still did use an alias while staying in Cooperstown, and his alias was an appropriate one – Eddie Plank. My last day being...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson's photography company has great logo

Randy Johnson — along with Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio — was elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame on Tuesday. And deservedly so. The lanky lefty, all elbows and angles and awkwardness and fastballs of ferocity — and oh, that epic mullet — was a dominant force on the mound, registering 4,875 strikeouts...Read More The post Logo for Randy Johnson’s photography...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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