Tag: Nationals

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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Mets Announce 2015 Spring Training Reporting Dates

An article by posted on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce 2015 Spring Training Reporting Dates

2015 Spring Training Reporting Dates Tradition Field, Port St. Lucie, Florida Pitchers and catchers report: February 19 First workout: February 21 Position players report: February 24 First full-squad workout: February 26 Grapefruit League play begins: March 4 Manager Terry Collins will hold his First Official Press Conference on February 18. Then after two weeks of throwing, running and fielding […]

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Mad Money, Bad Returns, Sad Outcomes

An article by posted on November 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mad Money, Bad Returns, Sad Outcomes

Adam LaRoche killed a huge Elk this past week for his hunting show Buck Commander. LaRoche (who I’ve never liked much — not sure why) posted a picture of it on Twitter and my first thought was damn that is one big ass elk … Dan Haren had this to say: “Poor elk, just minding […]

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Mets By The Numbers: A Season Series Breakdown

An article by posted on October 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets By The Numbers: A Season Series Breakdown

Thinking back on my college days, I remember my squeaky voiced coach telling us every practice on Friday night, “Don’t worry about winning every game, worry about winning the series.” Back then we played a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday. It made sense – winning 2 out of 3 against eight […]

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The Nationals Are The Mets’ Biggest Nemesis

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
The Nationals Are The Mets’ Biggest Nemesis

This season, it seemed as though each Nationals series was more frustrating than the one that preceded it. Whenever it felt as though the Mets were gaining momentum, the Nationals rolled in and crushed it. The frustration started early as the Mets were swept in three games by the Nationals at Citi Field to begin […]

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