Ten years later, the sport he loves is on hold. As the MLB plans to start its season in mid-May, he says he cannot fathom the idea of this season cancelling altogether. It’s crazy to think you can even ask a question like that,” Lind said.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 10:50 pm
With no Opening Day this past week, and the most likely scenario at this point a season that starts in June or July if it starts at all, we decided that we’d gather around the virtual roundtable every week or so for the foreseeable future and discuss topics of concern for Nationals fans and fans of baseball in general to attempt to generate some conversation while we all wait to see how it all plays out over the next weeks and months.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 1:30 pm
“I’ll keep most of that private, but I can tell you we decided that the only people who believed in the team were the guys in that room, and the guys in that locker room. “Everyone else was throwing dirt on us, had us trading (Max) Scherzer, firing Davey and building for the future.” Rizzo did not escape unscathed as there were calls in D.C. to blow up the operation.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 5:00 am
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Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:27 pm
After laying out our top 25 fantasy baseball rankings for the 2020 season, we’ll identify three hidden gems—with an average draft position (ADP) outside of the top 150, per FantasyPros—to put on your radar and target at the draft. Top 25 Rankings 1. Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels 2.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 11:14 am
With the launch-angle movement picking up steam and (allegedly) juiced balls resulting in record home-run totals across the sport, it’s easy to lose sight of what was once baseball’s chief export—dominant starting pitching. Nine-inning workhorses in the mold of Roger Clemens and Randy Johnson have gone the way of extinction with teams adopting stricter pitch counts and becoming increasingly reliant on their bullpens (not to mention the recent “opener” fad championed by Tampa Bay and others).
Posted: March 27, 2020, 8:51 pm
Meanwhile, the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals made a number or roster moves on what should have been Opening Day yesterday. So, yeah, there is some actual news for you this morning… Go read your links: NATS BEAT: Why the Nationals could benefit from a late start to the season – (NBC Sports Washington) “There is no good way of looking at the MLB season being delayed.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 2:30 pm
With the start of 2020 MLB campaign postponed by the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, there was no announcement of the Washington Nationals’ 26-Man roster for Opening Day yesterday, but the defending World Series champs did make a number of roster moves on Thursday afternoon. The Nationals announced on Twitter that they’d optioned two of the players to Double-A Harrisburg: RHP Erick Fedde and catcher Tres Barrera; and sent four players to Triple-A Fresno: RHPs James Bourque and Kyle Finnegan; outf…
Posted: March 27, 2020, 4:01 am
Way back in 2018, Davey Martinez, who would go on to some level of notoriety as the manager whose “1-0 Every Day” approach helped the Nationals #STAYINTHEFIGHT and win a World Series title for Washington, D.C. in 2019, tried out his first attempt at a motivational tool, telling reporter he wanted his club to develop good HABIT(s). For me,” Martinez said, “from what I’ve learned from [the players], and we talked about this often in Spring Training, I came up with one word that best describes our …
Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:07 pm
Last year’s Opening Day feels like a lifetime ago. Little did we know that was the day that would start the Washington Nationals’ World Series run that at times during the season looked impossible. Fast forward to today, a day that should’ve been the start of their title defense, Major League Baseball remains in limbo due to the coronavirus outbreak across the country.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 4:35 pm
CHICAGO – Whoever wins the 2019 World Series, the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals each benefit from working with registered dietitian nutritionists who are experts in sports nutrition. Houston’s Roberta Anding and Washington’s Sue Saunders Bouvier – both of whom are members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy’s Sports, Cardiovascular Wellness and Nutrition dietetic practice group – provide their teams with a competitive edge that begins with healthful eating.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 4:04 pm
At the time that this article is being published, I would, under normal circumstances, be on my way to Citi Field to watch the New York Mets kick off their season against the Washington Nationals. I would be on the Q12 bus riding from Little Neck down Northern Boulevard to Flushing, before hopping on the 7 train one stop to Mets-Willets Point. I would be meeting my friends and getting on line to enter at the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 3:00 pm
We don’t know if the 2020 Major League Baseball season will happen at all. That’s the sad reality. But, we can speculate on how a shorter season might lead to some fun races, particularly in the tightly bunched National League.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 10:46 pm
D.C.-based announcers are teaming up to fight hunger in the nation’s capital. Sean Doolittle is still reading books. The defending World Series champs introduced a philanthropic arm.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 1:30 pm
BUZZ SAW: The Improbable Story of How the Washington Nationals Won the World Series Simon & Schuster. pages. BUZZ SAW: The Improbable Story of How the Washington Nationals Won the World Series will allow Nats fans to relive a dream season that saw their team go from a dismal 19-31 to defeating the Houston Astros in the World Series.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 2:00 pm