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Ian Desmond Posts Letter to Nationals Fans on Twitter

View image | The lone holdover from the Montreal Expos, Ian Desmond’s time with the Washington Nationals is more than likely over after 12 years with the organization, as he is set to enter free agency this winter. Desmond made his major league debut in 2009, and just like his soon-to-be departed teammate Jordan Zimmermann earlier, Desmond thanked the Nationals...
Via KCM Sports
1 day 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...
Via Nationals Enquirer
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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 expected to consider Cal Ripken Jr. for managerial vacancy

According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Washington Nationals are expected to consider Cal Ripken Jr. for the open manager position created by Matt Williams‘ dismissal earlier today. Ripken was reportedly a candidate the last time the Nationals’ job was open, but he and the Nationals made a mutually agreed upon decision that the time was not right for him to step into a Major...
Via Baseball Essential
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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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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
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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...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
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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...
Via The Outside Corner
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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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Doug Fister: 'I still think I have a starting role somewhere'

As he surveys what might be ahead in free agency this coming offseason, Doug Fister is confident that he can find his way into a starting rotation again after being converted into a reliever by the Washington Nationals. Fister, who had never been a full-time reliever in his seven years in the majors, was sent to the bullpen by the Nats in August after posting a 4-7 record with a...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: 'I learned a lot about myself this year'

Out of postseason contention, the stakes weren't very high for the Washington Nationals on Thursday, but they always seem to be elevated for their starter, Stephen Strasburg, who is searching for stability in his career. After lugging a 6.55 ERA at the end of May, Strasburg lowered his ERA to 3.46 on Thursday with a scoreless six innings in the Nationals' 3-0 win over the Atlanta...
Via Fox Sports
6 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Zimmermann, Ian Desmond Share Heartfelt Hug

❤️ #JZimm & Desi. A photo posted by @nationals on Sep 30, 2015 at 7:13pm PDT In one heartfelt moment we were all reminded of reality of the Nationals season and its future. As Jordan Zimmermann walked off the mound to the dugout potentially for the last time as a Washington National on Wednesday, he was greeted by teammate Ian Desmond, who too may be playing...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Times’ Thom Loverro goes after Nationals for “what is between their legs.”

When I was a boy, an old coach sat my team down one day and told us we needed to be tougher. We needed to be more aggressive. We needed a killer instinct on the field. We needed “intestinal fortitude.” When half the team looked around for a thesaurus, the old guy chuckled, turned his head and said, “you know…balls.” The speech worked, as our team started to play harder...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Williams addresses his future, Harper’s role in scuffle

With a nightmarish season winding down and coming to a merciful end, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was asked some pointed questions Wednesday about his future with the organization and the fallout from the Jonathan Papelbon-Bryce Harper skirmish. Williams, making his weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan, was asked about whether he’s heard anything about his future...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon bought $2.9M home in DC on Sept. 14

    Washington Nationals reliever Jonathan Papelbon recently purchased a rather expensive home in the D.C. area. Can you say bad timing? According to the Washington Business Journal, Papelbon and his wife Ashley closed on a $2.9 million home in Belle Haven on Sept. 14. The five-bedroom house was assessed at $1.5 million. Why might that be an issue? As you have probably heard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 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...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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