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Why the Marlins Can Win the NL East in 2015

Wait a minute. The Nationals just signed Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210 million deal and added the 2013 American League Cy Young Award winner to a rotation that already included the likes of Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister, and Gio Gonzalez. That has to be the best rotation in baseball, especially when you knock a guy like Tanner Roark (who was actually better...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Considering an Angels Strasburg trade

So we’re really going to do this, huh? We’re really going to consider the idea of an Angels Strasburg trade? You do understand that the Angels have not been linked to Stephen Strasburg in any meaningful way, right? A few people have thrown out the Angels as a potential destination for Strasburg, but it is nothing more than speculation, and that’s a nice word for it. Heck...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next for the Washington Nationals?

Winning 96 games wasn’t enough for the Nats in 2014, so they’re going for 100 in 2015. Signing Max Scherzer was huge for the Nationals, no doubt about it. But was the move really necessary? Think about this, the Nationals had a rotation of five quality arms in 2014, and this is what it looked like: Stephen Strasburg: 14-11, 3.14 ERA in 2014 Jordan Zimmerman: 14-5, 2.66 ERA in...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs: Betts For Strasburg Sensible Trade

Strasburg (L), Betts (R)Dave Cameron of the authoritative FanGraphs.com website makes an interesting case for a Mookie Betts for Stephen Strasburg trade. In fact, he argues that the deal would be a "win-win" for both the Red Sox and the Nationals. Why? First, Cameron uses a complex analysis of WAR projections for Betts and his likely replacements on the 2015 roster. He concludes...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels a trade destination for Strasburg, is McCutchen better than Trout?

The January 22nd, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels a trade destination for Strasburg, claiming McCutchen is better than Trout and much more… The Story: The Angels are considered a potential trade destination for Stephen Strasburg.The Monkey Says: Here we go. The speculation machine is already running at overdrive for the Strasburg trade scenarios. There...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding a Place for James Shields

It’s not that there’s nothing left to be done. Eventually, someone’s going to sign Yoan Moncada. Eventually, someone’s going to sign Hector Olivera. There’s no telling when a team might make a strong enough offer to grab a pitcher like Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg, or Cole Hamels. It’s still the offseason — it’s still the […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer: ‘I want to win and that’s why I’m here’

Your browser does not support iframes. The Washington Nationals introduced Max Scherzer, who agreed on a seven-year, $210 million deal Monday, on Wednesday at Nationals Park. “I think this team is capable of winning and winning a lot,” Scherzer said. “When you look at near term and long term, this is an organization you want to be a part of. … I want to win and that’s...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Case For Keeping Zimmermann and Fister

Following the Nationals’ 7-year, $210 million agreement with free agent starter Max Scherzer, questions arise as to what the team will do with its otherworldly pitching depth. With all five starters—Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister, Gio Gonzalez, and Tanner Roark—returning from last year’s National League East Championship squad, the addition of the 2013...
Via The Nats Blog
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Zimmermann Pulls Ahead Of Strasburg

Our second wave of polling indicates that Jordan Zimmerman has pulled ahead of Stephen Strasburg as the Nationals starter the Red Sox should try to trade for. As the chart shows, 50% now choose Zimmermann, followed by 37% who pick Strasburg and 11% who select Doug Fister. A scant percentage (2%) do not want Boston to trade for any of the three starters. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Plurality Favor Stephen Strasburg Trade

Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows a plurality of respondents prefer that the Red Sox trade for Stephen Strasburg—over two other Nationals starters. As the chart shows, 45% choose Strasburg, followed by 35% who pick Jordan Zimmermann and 20% who go for Doug Fister. You can still vote in this poll HERE.
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday Links: Any trade with the Nationals will come at a high cost for Red Sox

With Max Scherzer now in the fold, the Washington Nationals “super rotation” is something that should only be tampered with should an irresistible deal slide across GM Mike Rizzo’s desk. In adding the former Cy Young Award winner to an already formidable rotation, the Nationals were awarded with the luxury of having too many quality starters. The old saying, “you can never...
Via Fire Brand AL
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Cubs Should Go After Zimmerman or Strasburg

In the last 24 hours, both the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs have made moves that figure to help their respective clubs win now. The Nationals signed free agent pitcher Max Scherzer to a 7-year deal while the Cubs traded for outfielder and leadoff man Dexter Fowler. However, could both of those moves potentially lead to another blockbuster to help the depth of both rosters...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Mets compete with the Nationals this season?

The Nationals just signed Max Scherzer to a huge contract that improves their rotation. Rumors are floating that Stephen Strasburg is on his way out, which is good news for Mets fans as he has dominated them for the past few seasons. The Mets have a lot of young pitching that could compete against the Nationals, but the Nationals starters have experience on their side. Their bullpen...
Via Mets360.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What Max Scherzer Signing Means for Stephen Strasburg

Late Sunday night, news broke that the Washington Nationals were able to reach a 7-year deal with free agent pitcher Max Scherzer. The signing of a Cy Young winner instantly bolsters an already formidable staff for the Nationals. If Washington was not National League East favorites, and arguably NL pennant favorites already, the signing of Scherzer immediately puts them at the front...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Stephen Strasburg Available In Trade

(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)According to John Perrotto of USAToday, Stephen Strasburg is available on the trade market—and both sides are OK with ending the righty's time in DC. The good news for the Red Sox is that they could land one of brightest young pitching stars in baseball. The bad news is that Strasburg would require giving up one or both of Blake Swihart and Mookie Betts...
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Should Red Sox go all-in on Stephen Strasburg trade?

Ever since the Red Sox acquired Rick Porcello, Wade Miley, and Justin Masterson this offseason, general manager Ben Cherington has down played the team’s desire to acquire an ace. With high price tags on both the trade and free agent market’s, Boston pushed all of their chips to the center of the table on a handful of middle of the rotation arms. But that was before Max Scherzer...
Via Fire Brand AL
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nats Have Signed Max Scherzer, Now What?

Welcome to Washington, Max. The Washington Post confirmed last night that the Nationals have in fact secured a seven-year contract with free-agent ace Max Scherzer, a bold move for Nats GM Mike Rizzo to bolster a starting rotation that was already the best in baseball. While terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, industry sources are saying the value will be upward of $160...
Via The Nats Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Sign Scherzer To Build Rotation of Doom

Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez, Doug Fister, Max Scherzer. That’s what the Washington Nationals rotation will look like on Opening Day 2015 if reports by Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman are true.   Early word I am hearing is #Nationals plan is to keep Zimmermann, have super rotation and go for it in 2015 — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 19, 2015   Not...
Via The Nats Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

We have finally gone through the wormhole into the next universe: Baseball's glamour team is the Washington Nationals

Washington... Last in war, last in peace,And first in the NL East!It will be fun this year, watching the ups and downs of America's team, the Nationals - aka the "Beltway Bombers," who play in "The House That Bush Built." The story lines are spectacular: The wunderkind, Bryce Harper... the once-a-generation arm, Stephen Strasburg... Zimmermann and Zimmerman, Jordan and Ryan... the...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Could The Signing Of Scherzer Spell The End For Strasburg?

The Washington Nationals just came out of left-field and landed the most expensive free agent of the offseason in Max Scherzer. The 30-year old Scherzer will now join what is arguably the best starting rotation in the majors complimenting Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmerman, Doug Fister and Gio Gonzalez. Fivesome.” The million dollar question now is whether the Nationals will...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer: Washington Nationals’ capital gain?

Sunday was the day all of the hoopla and excitement was focused on the Conference Championship games in the NFL. It seems all but official Max Scherzer is headed to the Washington Nationals. Lost in the middle of all that hysteria was the reports that Max Scherzer is closer to finding a home. The Washington Nationals and a said mystery team were vying for the 2013 AL Cy Young winner...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals ‘very close’ to signing Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer, widely considered one of the top free agents available this offseason, could be off the market soon. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports the Washington Nationals are “very close” to signing Scherzer. Per a source, Max Scherzer to the Nats is “very close.” Not finished yet. — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) January 19, 2015 The exact contract...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals and Stephen Strasburg agree to one year deal

The Nationals and star pitcher Stephen Strasburg have agreed to a one-year contract worth $7.4 million, avoiding arbitration. Strasburg went 14-11 with a 3.14 ERA and an NL leading 242 strikeouts in 2014. This was the second year Stasburg was arbitration eligible and represents about a $3.5 million raise. On Friday the team also agreed to deals with arbitration eligible pitchers...
Via DC Sports-Kings
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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