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Nats silence D-Backs, Pudge and Dunn go yard

The Washington Nationals (47-59) defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks (39-67) last night in the desert by a score of 3-1. This game was the first of seven on a weeklong west coast swing. Livan Hernandez (8-7, 3.12) earned the win for the Nats going 7 1/3 innings allowing five hits and one run, while striking out […]

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Bryce Harper, Scott Boras, and the Joys of Capitalism

Now that the trade deadline has passed, the Washington Nationals have a short vacation until an even more stressful date approaches: the August 16th deadline for the Nationals to sign baseball prodigy and social media extraordinaire, Bryce Harper. Harper, 17, made several updates on his Facebook page referencing the fact that he plans on going […]

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NL East Update: The one where Howard is hurting

Ryan Howard has become the latest victim of the Phillies injury bug. The big first baseman sprained his left ankle rounding second in Sundays game against the Nationals. The Phillies were riding high having won nine of their previous eleven, so the team hopes Howard won’t be sidelined for too long. Despite leaving the game […]

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Lannan and Maxwell recalled, Jordan Zimmermann making progress

Just because the trade deadline has passed doesn’t mean the Nationals aren’t making any moves. With three starters in Stephen Strasburg, J.D. Martin, and Luis Atilano, as well as reliever Tyler Walker all on the disabled list, GM Mike Rizzo had recall left hander John Lannan from Class AA Harrisburg and outfielder Justin Maxwell from […]

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Nationals Quiet As Deadline Passes

The trade deadline has come and gone, and names like Adam Dunn and Josh Willingham are still in a Nationals uniform. GM Mike Rizzo didn’t budge and stood by his claim that he had to be blown away to give up his top slugger. Dunn will still be a free agent at seasons end, raising […]

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Where to, Adam Dunn?

The Detroit Tigers The Detroit Tigers are currently 6 games out of the American League Central with mostly their lackluster pitching staff to blame (6th most runs allowed in the AL). Evidently the Tigers are more intent on bolstering their offense, particularly by acquiring Adam Dunn (.393 wOBA). The Tigers already have a good offense […]

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Nationals Spoil Oswalt Debut, beat Phils 8-1

The Washington Nationals (45-58) jumped all over Roy Oswalt in his Philadelphia Phillies (56-47) debut by a score of 8-1 last night in the nations capital. The Nats wasted no time getting to the two-time defending NL champs as Nyjer Morgan drove Oswalt’s very first pitch for his new team to right center field for […]

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Nationals Trade Talk: Your Daily Adam Dunn Update

The hot stove is on fire as we are now less than 24-hours away from the mid-season trading deadline. Could this be the final night we see Adam Dunn in a Nationals uniform? It certainly sounds like it with the New York Yankees emerging as the favorites. The Chicago White Sox were the leaders in […]

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Nats send Guzman to Texas

Cristian Guzman, a Washington Nationals staple and the last remaining players from the original Nationals Opening Day roster in 2005, has been traded to the Texas Rangers. In 89 games with the Nationals this season, Guzman hit a solid .282 and scored 44 runs. He also proved to be a versatile fielder by stepping in […]

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Nationals Trade Talk: More Dunn and Willingham Updates

Its time for your daily Adam Dunn and Josh Willingham trade update. Several sources continue to say that the Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, Tampa Bay Rays, and Colorado Rockies are all showing interest in the Nationals first baseman. However, the teams that seem to covet him the most are […]

Nationals Trade Talk: Capps and Guzman

With the trade deadline less then a week away, he are the latest rumblings surrounding the Nationals Matt Capps and Cristian Guzman. Matt Capps: The Nationals only All-Star representative is now being linked with the Twins, giving them the much needed closer they’ve been missing since Joe Nathan went down in spring training. Former National […]

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NL East Update: The one where the Mets may fire Manuel…again

With the Mets not performing up to expectations, Mets Blog gives us the latest on what the team plans to do with their coaching staff. Regardless of what happens from here on out, I believe that the Mets should stick with manager Jerry Manuel for the remainder of the season. This isn’t the first time […]

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NL East Update: The one where an Uggla extension isn’t that attractive

Marlin Maniac gives his take on why a Dan Uggla extension would be a mistake. Uggla is without question one of the top hitting second basemen in the league, as for his fielding…thats another story. I have to disagree with Marlin Maniac when he says that “Dan Uggla cannot be considered a cornerstone of a […]

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Livan goes the distance and baffles Cincinnati

It was vintage Livan Hernandez yesterday afternoon on a steamy day in Cincinnati, as the 245 pound righty earned his seventh win of the season in a 7-1 complete game win over the Reds, splitting the series at two games a piece. The game wasn’t that much of a contest right from the get go […]

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