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Live Blogging the 2014 Trade Deadline: Washington Nationals

Today is the day that baseball nerds, like us, get excited about: the non-waiver trade deadline. The Washington Nationals lead the National League East by a game and a half, but the absence of Ryan Zimmerman has clearly hurt the Nats production, and with reports that he may be done for the season, there will be rumors pouring out all day. We’ll be posting the rumors all day long...
Via The Nats Blog
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five Players The Nationals could be Targeting at the Trade Deadline

With July 31st just around the corner, teams are starting to asses their squads trying to get that one player who’s going to push their team over the edge, hoping to reach the ultimate goal of a World Series. With the Washington Nationals sporting a mere one game lead over the surging Atlanta Braves, it’s no secret that the team is looking for that one (or more) player to ensure...
Via DC Sports-Kings
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Zimmerman has a Grade 3 hamstring strain

The Nationals still haven't publicly announced the severity of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring injury, but there's a report from Bill Ladson (the beat writer for the Nationals official website) that says it's a Grade 3 hamstring strain. This would be the most significant strain (Grades are 1-3, from least severe to most) that often times means a rupture....
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Anthony Rendon yawns in the batter’s box between pitches

Anthony Rendon tried to tell us that baseball is boring to him. Did we listen? After tonight it’s simple, baseball must be boring (at least to Rendon) That’s right, that’s a yawn. In a one-run game in the eighth inning with a full count, Rendon couldn’t contain his boredom even while in the batter’s box. His yawn comes nearly two weeks after he called baseball “boring...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Nationals and Orioles start a legal war over TV deal

Photo: www.gogobot.com It seems like the Battle of the Beltway has heated into a legal battle of the field. The argument is over the TV settlement agreement the two teams made. The settlement agreement grants MASN television to broadcast Nationals games. The first TV agreement, which lasted from 2005 to 2011, gave the Orioles a majority of the profit. In 2012, the settlement agreement...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Implosion Started Before Soriano

Rafael Soriano deserves a lot of blame for the Washington Nationals’ debacle on Monday night. But long before he blew his fourth save of the season, allowing four earned runs in the Miami Marlins’ seven-run rally to walk-off against the Nats 7-6, there were other plays that help start the Nationals’ implosion. Bad Turn: It all began in the seventh inning, when Jayson Werth...
Via KCM Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jordan Zimmermann snares a line drive to end the inning

Not many pitchers are known for their fielding abilities, but Jordan Zimmermann isn’t one of those pitchers. Last night Zimmermann also faced a pitchers worst nightmare, a line drive hit right back up the middle. In the sixth inning, Zimmermann threw a pitch to Christian Yelich that ended up getting hit right back at him. Somehow, Zimmermann caught the line drive to end the inning...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Soriano Melts Down, Nats Blow Six-Run Lead

/vomits everywhere The Washington Nationals (57-46) led 6-0 in the sixth inning, but the Miami Marlins (52-53) scored seven runs in the game’s final three innings, including four off of Rafael Soriano, and grabbed the win, 7-6. With the utterly heartbreaking loss, the Nationals’ lead in the NL East is down to just a half game after the Atlanta Braves won earlier today. Not to...
Via The Nats Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Jayson Werth exits with twisted ankle

Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth twisted his ankle as he was thrown out at second base attempting to stretch a single into a double in the seventh inning of Monday night's 7-6 loss the Miami Marlins (video here and below). Werth, who had gone 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI, was replaced in the bottom of the seventh by Nate McLouth. According to James Wagner...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington National minor league system Stats leaders (7/28)

It has been some time since we updated out Washington Nationals readers on the Washington Nationals minor league system statistical leaders.  So here we go . . . BATTING LEADERS: Doubles:  Matthew Skole (AA) 25, Randolph Oduber (A) and Wilmer Difo (A) 24,  Steve Souza (AAA) and Shawn Pleffner (A) 22 Triples:  Issac Ballou (A) 9, Wilmer Difo (A) 6, Emmanuel Burriss (AAA), Zack...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dmitri Young Weight Loss Photos are Simply Stunning

Former MLB player Dmitri Young’s heaviest playing weight was 295 pounds, making him the third heftiest player in big league history. Young, aka Da Meathook, played for the Cardinals, Reds, Tigers and Nationals over 13 seasons and was always known as the heavy bearded guy until his official retirement in 2010. He was in attendance at the Nationals-Reds game in Cincinnati on Friday...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Dmitri Young shows off astounding weight loss

Ex-big leaguer Dmitri Young got a whole lot smaller, so much that he looks half the size he used to be. Young spent 13 seasons in the MLB, belting 171 home runs and hitting .292 for his career. He was even a two-time All-Star back in 2003 and 2008, and was always larger-than-life on the field. Young visited Great American Ball Park on Friday to catch a game between two of his former...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Roark pitches Nats to opening series win over Reds

Tanner Roark (10-6) provided the Washington Nationals with a solid mound performance to lead the Nats to a 4-1 win over the Reds.  The Nationals have won five of their last six, while the Reds dropped the seventh straight game.  Roark threw 7 innings and scattered just 3 hits and 1 run while fanning 6 batter to earn his tenth win of the season. Offensively, the Nats compiled 12...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats place Ryan Zimmerman on DL

After missing 44 games this season to a fractured thumb, the Washington Nationals have again placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman on the MLB disabled list.   This time Zim goes to the DL with a strained hamstring.  Zimmerman injured his hamstring last night in the sixth inning when he drove in a run on a ground ball.  After passing and stepping on first base, Zimmerman instantly felt discomfort...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper unveils new "stack and jack" batting stance, hair style

And so, Bryce Harper introduced a new hair style and a new batting stance in his return from the All-Star break. Let's just call the batting stance "stack and jack" and the hair cut "jack and stack" for simplicity. Via Washington Post: Harper returned for the second half with a new batting stance, a change he revealed Friday afternoon during batting practice...
Via Nationals Enquirer
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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