This week, I resumed my regular spot with Michael Cerio of From The Phans on the Phillies 24/7 station in Philadelphia. We talked about the disappointing series sweep in Philly and why I don’t particularly care that much, because the baseball season is 162 games. Then, Michael and I take turns bashing the Braves a little bit before discussion Bryce Harper.
We talk about the Asdrubal Cabrera and Matt Thornton signings, Tanner Roark’s unlikely success, Bryce Harper’s walkoff, and the MASN case between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals.
After a rough start to the 2014 season, many, including me, questioned whether Denard Span should be replaced as the Washington Nationals leadoff hitter. Then the calendar turned to July, and anyone who had concerns should have been mollified. People have spoken about how Span has been crucial to the team’s success, but after looking […]
Jordan Bastain, MLB.com reporter with the Cleveland Indians, has reported that Asdrubal Cabrera has been traded to the Washington Nationals. Nick Camino of WTAM in Cleveland reports that Zach Walters will head to Cleveland for the Nats part of the deal. As I wrote earlier today, this deal will likely have Cabrera playing second base […]
Ken Rosenthal first reported this morning that the Washington Nationals had expressed interest in Cleveland Indians’ infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. This deal is interesting, because it could allow for a platoon between him and Danny Espinosa. Both are switch hitters, but Espinosa struggles from the left side while actually being an above average hitter from the right. […]
Two former Washington Nationals have been involved in trade deadline talks today. Former starting pitcher Tommy Malone, who was part of the deal that brought Gio Gonzalez to Washington from the Athletics, has been traded to the Minnesota Twins. The A’s will get Sam Fuld in return. Former catcher and fan favorite Kurt Suzuki isn’t […]
The Washington Nationals have expressed interest in New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy. All but two of Murphy’s games played have been at second base for the Mets this season, and while his defense is below average, he’s among the more valuable offensive second basemen in the National League. He’s posted a .295/.341/.423 slash line, […]
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, along with some analysis on why a particular rumor may or may not hold water.
Stay stuck on The Nats Blog homepage all day for your coverage, and we’ll talk about deals across baseball once the deadline passes at 4 pm EDT.
The Washington Nationals (51-43) hoped to get the second half of the season off to a strong start, but the Milwaukee Brewers (54-43) had other thoughts. Denard Span had a strong night, and Bryce Harper featured a new batting stance, but it wasn’t enough, as the Brewers beat the Nats 4-2. It didn’t take long for the […]
The Washington Nationals (49-40) took advantage of the hitter-friendly Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Wednesday as they teed off with three home runs on the way to a 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles (49-41). Doug Fister pitched an incredible game, despite not having his best stuff and being victimized by one of the […]
I’ve gone on some fairly extensive rants about the MLB All-Star Game in the past. From allowing fan voting in a game that decides who gets home-field advantage during the World Series to managers selecting their own players rather than those who are most deserving, the game is a spectacle. That said, I’m still going […]
The Washington Nationals (48-39) start their series with the Baltimore Orioles (48-40) tonight in what has been dubbed the Battle of the Beltways. The current version of this manufactured “rivalry” is played as a four-game series with two games at each stadium. Monday and Tuesday will be at Nationals Park before heading up I-95 to […]
We want to wish you a Happy Fourth of July from The Nats Blog family to yours. We hope that you’re spending time with loved ones and watching plenty of baseball as the Washington Nationals take on the Chicago Cubs in Washington, DC. It’s wonderful that the baseball team in our Nation’s Capital gets to […]
The Washington Nationals (46-38) completed a comeback on the shoulders of Ian Desmond to sweep the Colorado Rockies (36-49) on Wednesday with a 4-3 victory. The win gave the Nats a season-high five-game winning streak as they head into an off day before the Chicago Cubs come to town for the Independence Day weekend. The […]