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NATIONALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bryce Harper on 'Body Issue': 'My body feels pretty unbelievable'

Bryce Harper takes it all off for the ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue" and he's pretty damn proud. The Washington Nationals outfielder, who is photographed swinging a bat in the buff for the feature, told ESPN he has trimmed down from 240 pounds to 208 and is at eight-percent body fat these days. Harper, who says he can squat 405 pounds, does have one weakness: Ice cream. He even...
Via Fox Sports
34 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper snaps another selfie with fans before game

Bryce Harper made a lot of whimsical news earlier this season with how he snapped a pregame selfie before a ballgame. It looks like the Washington Nationals superstar is back at his harmless and humorous before-the-game hijinks. Before Harper and company went out and beat the Atlanta Braves by a score of 6-1 on Tuesday...Read More The post Bryce Harper snaps another selfie with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer: Baseball’s Best Arm

Max Scherzer was a free agent this winter, meaning all thirty major league clubs had an opportunity to sign him. Twenty-nine of those clubs are surely kicking themselves now that they see the performance he has put on in the Nation’s Capital. Granted, a vast majority of the team’s in baseball had zero chance to even engage with Scherzer due to their financial constraints,...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stats Update for the 2015 Nats Draft Class (7/2)

Much of the Washington Nationals 2015 MLB Draft Class is signed, assigned, and playing ball.  Thirteen of the forty draft selections remain unsigned.  The highest unsigned pick is third rounder OF Rhett Wiseman.  Wiseman has been playing in the College Baseball World Series for Vanderbilt.  Even though the season have just began for the draft class, we provide you a beginning...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

NL East-Leading Nationals Continue To Be Popular Draw In Ticket Sales

View image | gettyimages.com The Washington Nationals storm into July looking every bit as good as they were expected to be leading up to the 2015 MLB season. Already atop the NL East, Bryce Harper and co. look to distance themselves even further from the pesky New York Mets as they aim to secure the division and return to the playoffs. After a slow start because of injuries...
Via KCM Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer making clever pitches for pinch-hitting duties

Given that Max Scherzer openly — and apparently jokingly — campaigned earlier this season against pitchers hitting in the National League, relegating the practice to the annals of baseball history, it’s surprising that the Washington Nationals ace apparently openly — and again perhaps jokingly — campaigns for pinch-hitting duties. Even better, he does so in...Read More...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Knock Around Shelby Miller in Win

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Going into Tuesday night’s game, Shelby Miller had made five career starts against the Nationals and had compiled a 2-0 record with a 0.85 ERA. But, his success ended early in last night’s...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

All Clint Robinson Does Is Hit Home Runs

After spending much of his professional career in the minors, Nationals utility player Clint Robinson has finally got a chance to show his talents. In his first full season in the majors, Robinson has been a delight for Washington. On Tuesday night he hit his third home run of the season in his 128th plate appearance of the year. Robinson took Atlanta Braves ace pitcher Shelby Miller’s...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals trade rumors: Ian Desmond edition

Poor, poor Ian Desmond. Even when he smashes a 458 foot homer over the seats at Citizens Bank Park,  he still can’t shake the constant buzz surrounding his awful 2015 season with the Washington Nationals. The shortstop has recently looked like he may be slowly heading in the right direction with his bat, but it is still quite probable that he will be pawned off before the trade...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Nationals take charge: NL East Wrap Up

The Washington Nationals seem to have awoken and they are making some room for themselves atop the NL East. Nothing changed hands in the rankings of the NL East this week, but the Nationals, behind the best starting pitching in the game, have shown that the division is now theirs. The Mets offense is reeling, but they are able to stay afloat in both the NL East and Wild Card race...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur makes one of the worst throws in history

In one play Sunday afternoon, Jeff Francoeur just about summed up the Philadelphia Phillies’ entire season. It’s been a rough season for the Phillies who are among baseball’s worst teams, and it must be even worse for a veteran like Francoeur, a once can’t-miss prospect who’s bounced around baseball looking for work. On Sunday, Francoeur’s season might have hit rock...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals trade rumors: Aroldis Chapman edition

With the trade deadline just over a month away, big names like Aroldis Chapman may be on the move before the summer unwinds. The Washington Nationals have been interested in boosting their bullpen, either to add depth or get the late inning help they have been needing. There has been talks of the Nationals inquiring about Cincinnati Reds closer, Aroldis Chapman, who has been a force...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer is proving to be money well spent

Max Scherzer is currently the best pitcher in the National League and possibly in the majors. He is coming off one heck of a stretch. In his last start he threw a no-hitter and was so close to throwing a perfect game. Some believe that the batter he hit a pitch with leaned into it. No matter what, Scherzer was very close to throwing a perfect game. On Friday night, for the third...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals place Anthony Rendon on 15-day DL with left quad strain

Washington Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left quad strain, according to a team announcement. #Nats select INF Emmanuel Burriss from Triple-A & place INF Anthony Rendon on the 15-day DL: http://t.co/0zuZWT3bdl pic.twitter.com/QclmUe7e6D — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 26, 2015 The move is retroactive to...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rendon Returns To DL

Just as his bat began to heat up, Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon has landed back on the disabled list with a strained left quad. #Nats select INF Emmanuel Burriss from Triple-A & place INF Anthony Rendon on the 15-day DL: http://t.co/0zuZWT3bdl pic.twitter.com/QclmUe7e6D — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 26, 2015 The move is retroactive to Thursday, so Rendon...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rendon back to the DL for the Washington Nationals

When Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon has been on the field this season, he has played solid baseball. Rendon owns a .290 batting average with an on-base percentage of .375. Unfortunately for Rendon and the Nationals, he has been unable to stay on the field, as injuries have derailed a majority of the 3rd year pro’s season. Rendon already spent time on the disabled...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals starting rotation sets franchise record for consecutive shutout innings

The Washington Nationals starting pitchers have been on quite a roll lately, and that continued during Thursday’s 7-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Doug Fister allowed just four hits over seven scoreless innings, pushing his record to 3-3 on the year and giving the Nationals their sixth straight win. The Nats starting rotation has now thrown 41 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Walk-Off in Extra Innings Against Atlanta Braves

Washington Nationals’ Ian Desmond is doused after the team’s baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Washington. Desmond hit a sacrifice fly to score the winning run. The Nationals won 2-1 in 11 innings. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) With the score deadlocked at one and the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the thirteenth inning...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor leaguer Mastroianni has outfield wall fall on him

It certainly wasn’t as wild and crazy as when Rodney McCray crashed through an outfield wall way back in 1991, but Darin Mastroianni became the latest minor leaguer to suffer an outfield wall mishap while chasing down a deep fly ball. Mastroianni, who plays center field for the Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the...Read More The post Minor leaguer Darin Mastroianni...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer and Harper: Making history with Nats' 1-2 punch

Last Thursday, Nationals fans had the season flash before their eyes when Bryce Harper‘s leg buckled while attempting an aggressive throw. The Nationals, to this point, have managed to withstand certain injuries, but no injury would be more crippling than a big one to the best hitter in the game. Thankfully for those with an […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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