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MLB 2015: Key dates for the upcoming season

A prime-time opener on the north side of Chicago and what could be a frantic final day bookend the 2015 major league season. A handful of dates to mark on the schedule: SUNDAY, APRIL 5 St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs: The regular season begins with one of baseball's best rivalries at the majors' second-oldest ballpark, but Wrigley Field will have a much different look than it...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzidja Hints at Free Agency Shocker

White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzidja is only under contract through this season. He becomes a free agent during the off-season unless he signs an extension with the Sox. He said something rather shocking. He stated something that is exactly the opposite of what 99% of other baseball players would say: “I’m not looking for top dollar.” Really? This statement is rather shocking...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 NL East Preview: Is a Wild Card Lurking?

We’ve come to the end of our 2015 previews with the NL East. There is an overwhelming favorite for this division crown, but I could see a second team creeping into a wild-card spot. As for the other three, well, it’s not all bad news. Washington Nationals 2014 Record: 96–66 Simply put, the NL East is Washington’s to lose this season. They return just about every starter...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nats add Scherzer, get Harper, others thinking about ring

WASHINGTON (AP) Bryce Harper's reaction to the news that the Washington Nationals added Max Scherzer to an already-talented starting staff drew quite a lot of attention. ''I just started laughing,'' Harper famously said. ''I was like, `Where's my ring?''' Yes, that pretty much sums up where the expectations are for the 2015 Nationals - as expressed by them and by others. On the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Preview 2015: Big Moves, X Factors, Predictions For Each Division

Winter, spring, summer or fall. It’s not just a James Taylor lyric. That’s when stuff — really, really big stuff — can happen across Major League Baseball and completely alter the league’s future. Teams always are looking to improve, and this past offseason featured several moves that could have wide-ranging ramifications in 2015. Jon Lester is in Chicago trying to end...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

BASEBALL 2015: Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. There it was, printed across the top of a practice schedule posted in the clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium. Simple and direct, from manager Matt Williams. ''The road to the World Series begins today.'...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Much Of A Sure Thing Are The Nationals?

Everyone has the Nationals as a lock? GREAT! Hope the Nats are thinking the same thing too! The Nationals made a big off season splash inking Max Scherzer. They signed him for seven years but backloaded the contract so this year it is only $10MM, $15MM for the three years after that, $35MM for the final three years, and $50MM as a signing bonus to be spread out over the seven years...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wacha delivers another strong outing in Cardinals' 1-0 win over Nationals

JUPITER, Fla. -- Max Scherzer looked amply ready to start on opening day for Washington, striking out nine in six shutout innings during the Nationals' 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Nationals manager Matt Williams recently announced that the newly acquired Scherzer would make his first career start in an opener. Washington begins at home against the New York Mets...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals ace Scherzer looks ready for opener, fans 9 Cards

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Max Scherzer looked amply ready to start on opening day for Washington, striking out nine in six shutout innings during the Nationals' 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Nationals manager Matt Williams recently announced that the newly acquired Scherzer would make his first career start in an opener. Washington begins at home against the New York...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Recap: Wacha Shuts Down Nationals

Good afternoon from The Ark,The Cards beat the Washington Nationals 1-0 this afternoon on their home field, and while it was a spring training contest that practically vanishes as the box scoreboard is cleared off in the outfield stands, there were reasons to take stock in it. For one, the season is getting closer so the rosters are being trimmed and positioned to head north. The...
Via Cardinals Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer appears on SI MLB preview edition with Bryce Harper’s gun show

Nationals starter Max Scherzer appeared on a regional SI Major League Baseball preview edition with Bryce Harper and Bryce Harper’s insanely jacked arms. Unfortunately though for Nats fans Harper s arms aren’t going to guide Washington to a World Series title since SI picked Cleveland to take it all (another regional cover along with Kansas […]
Via The Majors National
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper’s Forearm Shines on SI Cover

Remember when Dan Haren went old-man status and tried to lecture Bryce Harper on ice cream and metabolism? Judging from the new Sports Illustrated baseball preview cover, that was a bunch of wasted Twitter energy. Folks, just look at that left forearm. That body part alone is outshining $210 million investment Max Scherzer and his different eye colors. Though I guess we shouldn...
Via Busted Coverage
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer, not Stephan Strasburg will be the Nationals opening day starter

Despite starting opening day the past three seasons, Stephen Strasburg will find himself sitting on the bench this year as the Nationals opted to go with their $210M dollar man in Max Scherzer for 2015. The former Cy Young winner, Scherzer pitched his way to a 3.15 ERA and 252/63 K/BB ratio over 220 innings with […]
Via The Majors National
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 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
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester and Max Scherzer Enter Year One

Every offseason, the somewhat distant future often comes to the forefront of conversations. Time and words are spent wondering what will happen in five, six or seven years. Space in our brains is used to speculate if these long term contracts will work out for their teams, or if Bobby Bonilla’s steady stream of income […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer will start opener for Nationals

VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Max Scherzer will be the opening day starter for the Washington Nationals instead of Stephen Strasburg, who has made the previous three opening day starts. Manager Matt Williams made the announcement before Monday's game against the New York Yankees. Scherzer, who never started on opening day for the Detroit Tigers despite winning the Cy Young Award in 2013, signed...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals name Max Scherzer opening day starter

VIERA, Fla. (AP) Max Scherzer will be the opening day starter for the Washington Nationals instead of Stephen Strasburg, who has made the previous three opening day starts. Manager Matt Williams made the announcement before Monday's game against the New York Yankees. Scherzer, who never started on opening day for the Detroit Tigers despite winning the Cy Young Award in 2013, signed...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Central Showdown: Detroit Tigers

Few, if any, major league teams could deal with the loses that have hit the Tigers and still remain competitive. They might not be the best team in baseball this season-not after losing key players like Max Scherzer, Torii Hunter and Rick Porcello- but they are still going to be competitive. Here’s why. Detroit still has the talent to win it’s fifth straight Central Division...
Via Burning River Baseball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Harper homers, Scherzer sharp as Nationals beat Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Bryce Harper hit his first home run and Max Scherzer struck out six in five innings Friday, leading the Washington Nationals to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros. Harper's home run off Jake Buchanan came in his 21st at-bat of the spring. Kila Ka'aihue hit his third homer for the Nationals, off Asher Wojciechowski. Scherzer gave up three hits, including a...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Schedules Simultaneous Starts For Final Day of the Season

Major League Baseball is definitely looking to add some drama to the final day of the regular season. All 15 games on the final day of the season will start at 3:00 p.m Eastern, which will set into motion a flurry of dramatic finishes throughout the sport. Unlike previous seasons, teams starting later on the day won’t have the option to rest starters based on what happened earlier...
Via Sportsnaut
9 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...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Washington Nationals Have the Best Rotation in MLB?

View image | gettyimages.com With the start of the MLB regular season right around the corner, TopSportsReport thought it was time to ramp up our baseball coverage.  In order to jump start our coverage, we decided it would be smart for us to have an article where we could share some opinions about each team.  In order to do so, we decided to put out a power rankings article...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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