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Ripken expresses interest in Nationals managerial job

Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo recently went on record saying that the team will reportedly look at "a group of people with diverse backgrounds, diverse experiences, and diverse skill sets" when looking for a replacement for recently-fired skipper Matt Williams.The name of one baseball great has already been thrust into that group--and he would take the opportunity to interview...
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Bryce Harper gets icy look with new hairstyle

Maybe the Nationals’ disastrous 2015 season pushed Bryce Harper a lot closer to the brink of total insanity than we all thought. On Saturday, the 22-year-old outfielder showed off a new hairdo for his Instagram devotees to fawn over: bright white locks. Changed it up #Ice #hairstyle A photo posted by Bryce Harper (@bharper3407) on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Cal Ripken Jr., Says He Would ‘Answer the Phone’ If Nationals Called about Manager Opening

View image | The Washington Nationals are in need of a manager after the team fired Matt Williams and his entire coaching staff on Monday. Immediately Cal Ripken Jr.’s name surfaced in speculation as a replacement. On Friday, the Hall of Fame shortstop may have stated his interest in the position. In an interview on the “The Rich Eisen Show,” Ripken admitted...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Player Review: Jonathan Papelbon

Papelbon used smoke and mirrors to post solid numbers for the Phillies. His luck ran out when he choked in more ways than one in Washington. When compiling the 100 Greatest Phillies of All-Time (now available on Amazon, makes a great holiday gift!), Pat Gallen and I struggled with the placement of a few guys, most notably, Lenny Dykstra, Roy Halladay, Von Hayes, Ryan Howard, and...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Manuel reportedly interested in managing the Washington Nationals

View image | According to Thom Loverro of The Washington Times, Philadelphia Phillies' 2008 World Series Champion Manager and current Senior Advisor to the General Manager, Charlie Manuel, is reportedly interested in becoming the next manager of the Washington Nationals. Matt Williams, who went 179-145 over two seasons as...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Zimmermann delivers heartfelt farewell to Nationals fans

Having likely thrown his last pitch in a Washington Nationals jersey, starter Jordan Zimmermann is expressing his gratitude to fans of the only major-league team he's played for.Although there's still an outside chance Zimmermann could be re-signed by the Nationals in free agency this offseason, he knows the odds are slim given the Nats' payroll situation and young arms waiting to...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

A collection of tombstones for the 2015 Washington Nationals

In years past, we've been comfortable posting a single epitaph for whatever sad end that year's particular model of the Washington Nationals met. See also our 2014, 2013, 2011, and 2010 Nationals gravestones. This year we came up with at 13 14. On a personal note, barring a miracle, this is likely the final post ever here at the Nats Enquirer. The tombstone theme seems fitting...
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Jordan Zimmermann issues farewell to Nationals fans

The Nationals put together among the more talented starting rotations in Major League Baseball this season. However, it appears the unit will not look the same when the 2016 season gets underway. Jordan Zimmermann is eligible to be a free agent at season’s end and is expected to test the open market. That likely means...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Nationals fire Matt Williams after disappointing 2015 season

The Washington Nationals were expected to be a World Series contender in 2015, but they didn’t even make the playoffs. This failure has cost manager Matt Williams his job. The team announced Monday that he’d been released of his duties. The #Nats have relieved Matt Williams and his coaching staff of their duties: — Washington Nationals (@Nationals...
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Ian Desmond's likely parting words with the Nationals

All indications suggest that Ian Desmond won't be with the Washington Nationals next year, which meant that Sunday was likely his final game in a Nats uniform. After seven seasons with the team, Desmond isn't expected to be re-signed by the Nationals when he enters free agency after the postseason ends in November. "When I got drafted by the Expos, they didn't know where the team...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer throws second no-hitter of the season

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer tossed his second no-hitter of the season on Saturday night against the Mets—a feat that no other MLB pitcher had achieved in a regular season since Nolan Ryan did in 1973. Scherzer struck out 17 batters and did not give up a walk. He was a Yunel Escobar error in the sixth inning away from throwing a perfect game, and he’s the first...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer throws a No-No for Nationals

The Washington Nationals are done for the season.  It was a disappointing season, to say the least.  But, that wasn’t the end for Nats’ ace Max Scherzer.  Scherzer ended his 2015 season with a NO HITTER and recorded a whopping 17 strikeouts. Scherzer became the first pitcher to toss two no hitters in a season since 1973. The Nationals completed a double header sweep today...
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Report: Nationals manager Matt Williams will be fired

The Matt Williams era will be coming to a closer sooner rather than later according a report from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman is also reporting that Mike Rizzo won’t be fired for his role in constructing this Nationals team that failed to live up to expectations, and that the main reasons for Williams’ firing are the buildup of losses this season and the fact that he...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer create stir with choking routine

Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended for the remainder of the season, but that doesn’t mean Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper will go the rest of the season without having a teammate’s hand at his throat. On Thursday night, Harper and Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer created a buzz on social media when Scherzer jokingly choked Harper...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

GM on Harper: 'Not a lot he could have done differently' in fight

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo almost exactly echoed manager Matt Williams when he indicated there wasn’t much Bryce Harper could have done differently regarding his dugout skirmish with Jonathan Papelbon. In fact, Rizzo, who pointed out the brouhaha wasn’t “the first dugout fight that I’ve ever been involved in,” seemed to entirely lay the blame for...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals remove Papelbon jerseys from team store

The Washington Nationals on Monday removed Jonathan Papelbon jerseys from the team store ahead of the team’s 2015 season home finale. The Papelbon jerseys, which were prominently placed next to jerseys of Bryce Harper — the closer’s enemy combatant in an ugly dugout skirmish during Sunday’s game, something that resulted in team suspending him — had been replaced by jerseys...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals suspend Papelbon for rest of season for Harper fight

Jonathan Papelbon’s season is over. The Washington Nationals announced Monday they’ve suspended the right-handed pitcher four games for his actions in an altercation with Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper on Sunday. Additionally, Papelbon agreed to drop the appeal of his three-game suspension from Major League Baseball for throwing at Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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