Nationals ace Max Scherzer will use a modified grip until he’s pain-free

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Max Scherzer will throw his second bullpen session of the spring Monday, when many of his teammates head to Jupiter to play the Cardinals. Most of his fellow starters will be five or six bullpen sessions or live batting practice outings into their spring work by then. Scherzer, who has […]
Via Nationals Journal
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: Wieters Facts, Recalibrated by Bryan Grosnick

After waiting for a big free agent offer that never arrived, Matt Wieters makes the short trip from Baltimore to Washington.
Via Baseball Prospectus
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer Throwing Fastball With Modified Grip

 The Washington Nationals ace and reigning NL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer is throwing again, but requires a modified grip of his electric fastball in order to throw it with no pain. Scherzer threw his first bullpen sessions of Spring Training on Saturday, putting him considerably behind the rest of the pitching staff. The pain comes from a stress fracture in a knuckle on his ring...
10 hours ago

A heavier A.J. Cole is back on the radar, aiming to be the Nats’ sixth starter

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Stadium radar guns notoriously mislead, but the 95 mph that flashed a couple times on the new video board at Hammond Stadium Sunday afternoon with A.J. Cole on the mound wasn’t irrelevant, even if it was a tick or two exaggerated. Cole’s fastball velocity average in his eight starts with the […]
Via Nationals Journal
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals drop 5-2 decision to Twins in Grapefruit League action...

A.J. Cole, Erick Fedde and Austin Voth took the mound today in Grapefruit League action, giving Nats fans something to talk about as the offense struggled in a 5-2 loss to the Twins.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
17 hours ago

Video: Bryce Harper hits a massive spring training homer

On Saturday, Bryce Harper ripped a Sean Gilmartin fastball for a massive home run.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
18 hours ago

Planning a Nats vacation for the summer - Byron Kerr

Planning vacations or weekend getaways to correspond with Nationals road trips are a time-honored summer institution. I caught up with diehard Nats fan at my favorite bagel place this week, and he mentioned his plan to head to the Windy City this summer to see the Nationals face off with ... Read More
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Nationals make a rare trip to Fort Myers

The Nationals‘ bus left Ballpark of the Palm Beaches at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday morning, headed across the state for a rare spring matchup with the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers. Most of the regulars stayed back for light workouts, though veterans Anthony Rendon, Chris Heisey and Stephen Drew all made the trip. Ryan Zimmerman […]
Via Nationals Journal
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Spring Training 2017: Rumors of Nats’ interest in David Robertson won’t die...

In spite of the Nationals public statements about the next closer coming from within the organization, rumors that a trade will eventually go down persist... Before Washington signed veteran catcher Matt Wieters last week, Nationals GM Mike Rizzo told Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports hosts Craig Mish and Jim Bowden that he liked the depth behind the plate in the organization.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
23 hours ago

Relive "Nationals Classics": Openers and a Strasmas memory - Nationals Buzz

We're only two days away from the inaugural Nationals game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. The Nationals will host the Astros on MASN on Tuesday at 1 p.m., the first look at the new stadium for many in D.C., where springlike temperatures have only heightened the desire to ... Read More
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Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth team up for ‘Step Brothers’ photo

The Washington Nationals held picture day on Thursday, and Bryce Harper teamed with Jayson Werth for one heck of a photo.The duo recreated the often-memed photo from the comedy “Step Brothers.” Harper even included a quote from the movie when sharing the picture on Twitter. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the pictures: And this nice Photoshop job by Yahoo Sports on Twitter...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss has Nationals' minor league position players ranked No. 16 - Byron Kerr

The Nationals' prospect depth took a little bit of a hit as one could imagine when they sent three of the top pitchers in the system to the White Sox in the trade that netted outfielder Adam Eaton. Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez were always consistently ranked Nos. 1 and ... Read More
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Trea Turner missed part of Nats camp Wedneday for jury duty

Trea Turner has talent most of us can hardly dream of. He’s one of the fastest players in Major League Baseball, he hit .342 with a .937 OPS as a rookie in 2016 and he’s capable of playing shortstop, second base or center field. He finished second in Rookie of the Year voting last year, despite playing only half a season, and he should be an All-Star for years to come.But at...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy to have a 'J-O-B,' Lind lands in camp with Nationals

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Even if Adam Lind signed with an annual contender that has a first baseman coming off his worst season and an aging left fielder, he spoke in frank terms while discussing what his contract offer from the Washington Nationals meant. ''It's a J-O-B,'' Lind said. ''I mean, really. Didn't have too much to choose from, so it was nice that (general manager...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

For Werth, 'whole thing kind of hangs' on deal's final year

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Bryce Harper had not yet turned 10 when Jayson Werth made his major league debut, batting ninth and getting a pair of hits. A decade and a half later, the 37-year-old Werth and 24-year-old Harper are fellow outfielders and clubhouse neighbors at spring training with the Washington Nationals. On Monday, the duo chatted while stretching, then warmed up...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper uses barbed wire bat as nod to TV show

Bryce Harper had a new weapon with him at spring training on Sunday, and its name is Lucille.Harper was seen at Washington Nationals camp carrying a bat that is wrapped in barbed wire: Those who watch “The Walking Dead” will immediately notice that the bat is the same one used by the villain Negan in the show. Harper received it a few days ago from the show and apparently likes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals 2B Murphy on Tebow's batting: 'The power is real'

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) No less an authority on hitting than last season's runner-up for NL MVP thinks Tim Tebow has some ability with a bat - he just needs more work. Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy says Friday that he recently spent some time working on batting with Tebow, the Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback who is pursuing a baseball career...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Knuckle injury may force Max Scherzer to miss Opening Day

Spring Training is not off to a good start for the Washington Nationals. A knuckle injury on the right ring finger of ace Max Scherzer may keep him from Opening Day.“The most recent MRI results of Scherzer’s finger showed the stress fracture that developed late last season is, as he put it, ‘essentially healed,’” Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reported. “But the...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals only interested in one-year deal with Matt Wieters

The Washington Nationals are still interested in free agent catcher Matt Wieters, but only on a short-term deal.According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Nationals do maintain an interest in Wieters, who remains unsigned even as pitchers and catchers report to spring training. However, Washington is unlikely to offer more than a one-year deal. Wieters would help the Nationals, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper spotted wearing Dallas Cowboys cap

Some Nationals fans who watched WWE’s Monday Night RAW might have woke up on Tuesday morning with a conflicted feeling.Nationals star Bryce Harper was spotted in the crowd with a backwards cap. He briefly turned around and inadvertently revealed a Dallas Cowboys logo.That must have felt like a punch in the gut to Washington D.C. sports fans who root for both the Nationals and...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

State of the Washington Nationals 2017: Catcher, first, second base

In this second installment of the State of the Washington Nationals, the positions of catcher, first base, and second base will be examined. Catcher The recently acquired Derek Norris is expected to be the team’s starting catcher. The one-time All-Star (2014) had a tough season offensively in 2016 with an OBP of .255. Norris is a massive setback from Wilson Ramos. Unsurprisingly...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Washington Nationals Research & Development Internship

Position: Washington Nationals Research & Development Internship Location: Washington DCDescription: The Washington Nationals are seeking a motivated intern to join the organization’s Baseball Research and Development team for the upcoming season. The Research & Development internship includes an emphasis on computer programming and data analysis. The intern’s main responsibility...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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