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Top 10 Right-Handed Pitching Prospects 2015

The calendar has flipped and spring training has arrived 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 top 10 right-handed pitching prospects for 2015. 1. Lucas Giolito, 20 – Nationals: Giolito is up there among the best prospects in the game...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Sign Tony Gwynn Jr.

The Washington Nationals have signed son of the late Tony Gwynn to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. The veteran will aim for a spot on the Nationals bench. The #Nats have agreed to terms with OF Tony Gwynn Jr. (@tonygwynnjr) on a Minor League contract with an invitation to MLB Spring Training. — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 3, 2015 Tony Gwynn...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals 2B Uggla again seeing the ball well

VIERA, Fla. (AP) Dan Uggla was actually relieved last year to hear a doctor tell him he was ''really messed up.'' That happened last August when Uggla visited Dr. Robert Donatelli in Las Vegas and discovered there was a way to correct the faulty vision that had plagued him since the 2012 season. Now at 34, the three-time All-Star is in Washington's camp as a nonroster player, hoping...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals: 30 Days Till Opening Day!

Spring has sprung for a week now in Florida for the Washington Nationals. Here’s a look at some of the sights, sounds and stories from around the world wide web. This is the @Nationals rotation. This is not fair. #SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/8LHdhIgdRd — MLB (@MLB) March 1, 2015 One of the biggest story lines in all of Major League Baseball is the vaunted Nats pitching...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper says he needs to ‘step up’ this season

Bryce Harper’s potential is unquestioned. He’s flashed it on several occasions. Harper has a rocket arm that he’s shown off on several occasions in the outfield and the ability to hit tape measure home runs. Unfortunately, injuries have hampered his time on the field as Harper has played in 100 and 118 games the last...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats' Scherzer simulates everything, including anthem

VIERA, Fla. (AP) Max Scherzer was warming up in the bullpen, getting ready to head onto the field to throw his first batting practice session for the Washington Nationals. But first, the national anthem. ''You've got to simulate it like it's a real game,'' Scherzer said Sunday. ''It's always about the little things.'' So before Scherzer could leave the bullpen, he turned to manager...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Remember Ryan Perry? He’s back.

  Do you remember Ryan Perry? He was supposed to be the closer of the future, the guy who would take over after Todd Jones retired. He was supposed to be the next flame throwing closer who would dominate the ninth inning for a decade. Instead he turned out to be nothing of the sort and was dealt away in 2012. Perry was the Tigers first round pick back in 2008, but never lived up...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Washington Nationals

Despite not making the playoffs in 2013, the Nationals were heavily favored in 2014. Sure enough, they coasted through the NL East, withstanding an early challenge from the Braves, and finished with the best record in the NL. Then, the Giants eliminated them from the NLDS in four games. Once again this winter, Washington was declared the winner of the offseason, and are heavily...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #31: Max Scherzer | SP | WAS

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! I didn’t think we’d ever see Max Scherzer develop into the $200MM pitcher he is today, and neither did the “experts” as Baseball America ranked him 66th before the 2008 season while Baseball Prospectus had him 90th. But here we are. Scherzer’s become one of the most reliable pitchers in baseball...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #34: Bryce Harper | OF | WAS

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! The fantasy community has had it with the Bryce Harper hype year-in and year-out. Since teasing owners with a 4.4 WAR rookie season he has yet to duplicate or surpass it. Harper routinely has been drafted highly and almost always gets hurt. Last year was no exception, but I’m here to tell you to draft...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' 2B Danny Espinosa Sports Awesome Fu Manchu at Spring Training

Great facial hair in Major League Baseball is to be expected. All players reported to spring training over the last week, and one player’s...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper's reaction to Nats signing Max Scherzer: "Where's my ring?" (Video)

We might only be a few days into Spring Training, but the Bryce Harper Quote Machine is in mid-season form. Harper met with the media in Viera today, and restated his promise to bring a World Series title to Washington D.C. But his reaction to the Max Scherzer signing in the offseason was so Bryce Harper (CSN Washington Video above): "To be able to have a guy like Scherzer...
Via Nationals Enquirer
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nats have NL East Champions banners hanging off the foul poles at Space Coast Stadium again

Good morning from #Nats camp! #SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/PTvgz4kza7 — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) February 24, 2015 In case you've forgotten, the Washington Nationals would like to remind you that they won the NL East in 2014. And so, just like the Spring of 2013, the Nats have their "NL East Champions" banners hanging off the foul poles again at Space Coast...
Via Nationals Enquirer
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Ian Desmond Says He Will ‘Enjoy’ The Ride in Contract Year

View image | gettyimages.com It is no secret the 2015 season may be Ian Desmond‘s last with the Washington Nationals. After talks on a contract extension have stalled and rumors surfaced about Desmond being traded ahead of spring training, the realism of Desmond not being in Washington beyond this year has set in for the team, fans, and player. “I’m gonna enjoy this ride...
Via KCM Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Uggla in a Nats uniform is just all kinds of wrong

New #Nats infielder Dan Uggla talks hitting with the one and only Rick Schu. pic.twitter.com/YLzSCpcCYY — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) February 22, 2015 When you've been goofing on/despising Dan Uggla for years (one example), the last thing in the world you'd expect is to be required to begin rooting for Dan Uggla to succeed. And so, Dan Uggla has arrived early to...
Via Nationals Enquirer
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats pickup 2016 option on Manager Matt Williams

The Washington Nationals have picked up the 2016 option on the contract of Nats’ manager Matt Williams.  The option means that the Nats plan to have the National League Manager of the Year as the skipper for at least the next two seasons. Williams won the coveted Manager of the Year award in his rookie season with the Nats’ in 2014.  In his first season, Williams led the Nationals...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Exercise 2016 Option on Manager Matt Williams

View image | gettyimages.com The Washington Nationals announced Saturday the team had exercised the 2016 option for manager Matt Williams. After guiding the Nationals to a 96-66 record and their second National League East division title in three years, extending Williams became a no-brainer. The Nationals recorded the best record in the NL, during Williams’ rookie season as...
Via KCM Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth not a big fan of serving time in jail, vows to put it behind him

Jayson Werth has completed his five-day jail sentence as punishment for a reckless driving charge stemming from the Washington Nationals outfielder driving 105 mph on the Capital Beltway last July. Werth originally was sentenced to 10 days in jail but appealed that ruling and later entered a guilty plea and ordered to serve only five...Read More The post Jayson Werth not a big fan...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa’s fu manchu is terrifying

Players are reporting to Spring Training all across Florida and Arizona, and Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa arrived with some extra facial hair. Danny Espinosa was one of the first position players in camp. His Fu Manchu has also reported. And it is glorious. pic.twitter.com/8K9EwJDQd6 — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) February 19, 2015 GOOD GOOGLY MOOGLY...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Spring Training Preview: Bullpen

What does the Nationals bullpen look like this year? Many point blame at the Washington relievers for post season losses to St. Louis and San Francisco in the 2012 and 2014 post season. Fair or not, questions remain. Spring Training is upon us. The Indians are the first full squad to report, Cleveland arriving on Sunday. The Twins are the final squad, required to show a week from...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals ask court to modify injunction in MASN dispute

The legal sparring between the Washington Nationals and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network continued last week, with the Nationals asking the presiding judge in the case to modify the preliminary injunction issued last August. As background, the dispute centers on an arbitration decision issued in 2014 by MLB’s Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee (RSDC), which determined that MASN […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper looks bulked up, dragging 550 pounds around will do that (vid)

Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper looks like he’s putting on a healthy amount of muscle during the offseason. The fact that a component of his presumably grueling workouts includes dragging over 550 pounds across a gym floor probably has something to do with his increasingly more muscular physique. Harper writes on Instagram that there’s “nothing...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Werth sign autograph for inmate while in jail?

Jayson Werth ran afoul of the boys in blue when he was caught going 105 mph in a 55-mph zone in July. The Washington Nationals outfielder pleaded guilty to a reckless driving charge last week and was ordered to serve five days in jail, which apparently is a common punishment for such a crime. Werth...Read More The post Did Jayson Werth sign autograph for fellow inmate while doing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 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
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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