Tag: Nationals

Intrasquad and Grapefruit League Pitching Assignments

An article by posted on March 2, 2015 0 Comments
Intrasquad and Grapefruit League Pitching Assignments

The Mets will have an intrasquad game on Tuesday before beginning their Grapefruit League games on Wednesday. Here’s the pitchers slated to go for Tuesday’s noon intrasquad game: Team Blue Jonathon Niese Rafael Montero Sean Gilmartin Carlos Torres Vic Black Team Orange Zack Wheeler Jenrry Mejia Buddy Carlyle Jeurys Familia The Mets also announced the […]

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Mets Aren’t The Only Ones In Division Touting Playoffs

An article by posted on February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Aren’t The Only Ones In Division Touting Playoffs

The Mets aren’t the only ones in the division talking about stacked rotations, October baseball and winning a championship. On Wednesday, Bryce Harper of the Nationals did some touting of his own. “It’s absolutely stupid how good our staff is. To add a Cy Young, to add a guy that’s unbelievable in the postseason — […]

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Six Things We Learned From Terry Collins On Saturday

An article by posted on February 21, 2015 0 Comments
Six Things We Learned From Terry Collins On Saturday

1. For weeks Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins have been suggesting that Matt Harvey would be held back at the start of the season so he could pitch the home opener at Citi Field on April 13 against the Phillies. But while speaking to reporters today at Tradition Field, Collins said he has every intention […]

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Olney: Mets Are the Losers of the Max Scherzer Deal

An article by posted on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
Olney: Mets Are the Losers of the Max Scherzer Deal

Buster Olney of ESPN lists the winners and losers of the Max Scherzer mega-deal agreed to this weekend, listing the Nationals, baseball players in general, and Scott Boras as the big winners. The Nationals, he says, have properly groomed their trade leverage in the first 48 hours after the deal  The on-background message being dispensed […]

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With Declining Scoring Trends, Defense Matters More Than Ever

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
With Declining Scoring Trends, Defense Matters More Than Ever

Small ball and pitching. We remember it, It bagged us a championship in 1969. It was a staple of competitive play in the National League in the early 80’s when Whitey Herzog’s Cardinals made all manner of problems for the rest of the league. It’s also a prominent feature of a current Giants dynasty that […]

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Max Scherzer Agrees To Seven-Year Deal With Nationals

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Max Scherzer Agrees To Seven-Year Deal With Nationals

The Nationals and free agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer have agreed to a seven-year deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Ken Rosenthal says the deal is worth $180 million dollars. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Nationals may explore trading either Jordan Zimmermann or Stephen Strasburg. January 18 Jon Heyman of CBS […]

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The Low-Down On Ian Desmond

An article by posted on January 17, 2015 0 Comments
The Low-Down On Ian Desmond

Ian Desmond is probably available for the right package, but the Mets won’t be signing him. If the Nationals were willing to discount him given he is a one year rental there might be a possibility, however, they’re not, in fact they appear more likely to stick with him through 2015 rather than offer him […]

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Go Ahead Sandy, Do It! Trade Syndergaard For A 6-Month Rental…

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Go Ahead Sandy, Do It! Trade Syndergaard For A 6-Month Rental…

Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog has grown tired of waiting for the Mets to become relevant again and now says that it’s time for Sandy Alderson to be bold and make a trade already for a shortstop. He believes that Alderson should go ahead and trade the team’s number one prospect Noah Syndergaard plus another prospect […]

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Mets Recently Balked at Potential Deals for Ben Zobrist and Ian Desmond

An article by posted on January 11, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Recently Balked at Potential Deals for Ben Zobrist and Ian Desmond

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Mets were discussing a three-team blockbuster trade that would have landed them shortstop Ian Desmond from the Nationals while Washington ended up with second baseman Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Rays. The three teams were discussing the deal in recent days, but the “conversations […]

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Mets vs Marlins: Who Are Better Positioned To Challenge The Nationals?

An article by posted on December 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mets vs Marlins: Who Are Better Positioned To Challenge The Nationals?

Joel Sherman of the NY Post asked seven AL and NL team executives who they believed were best positioned to challenge the Nationals for top spot in the NL East between the Mets and the Marlins. AL Assistant GM: “I like the Marlins better at this point. I think their rotations are similar, especially if […]

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