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NATIONALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nats release Kevin Frandsen, Anthony Rendon to the DL

The Washington Nationals continue to trim their roster as Spring Training and the Grapefruit League wrap up.  Today, the Nationals released two veterans.  Veteran infielder Kevin Frandsen was released and reassigned OF Tony Gwynn Jr., 3B Ian Stewart, and Rafael Martin. With the release of Frandsen, the Nationals 40 man roaster sites at 37 players.  His future with the club took...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Utilityman Kevin Frandsen cut by Nationals

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Utilityman Kevin Frandsen has been put on unconditional release waivers by the Washington Nationals. Frandsen agreed in November to a $1 million, one-year contract that was not guaranteed. He will receive 45 days' termination pay, which comes to $245,902. He became expendable following the signing of free agent Reed Johnson and the acquisition of Matt den Dekker...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Frandsen Released by Nationals

View image | gettyimages.com For the season consecutive day the Washington Nationals have cut ties with a fan-favorite from the 2014 NL East Division winning team. The team granted Kevin Frandsen an unconditional release on Wednesday morning. Frandsen signed on with the Nationals March 26 of last year, just three days after being released by the Philadelphia Phillies. Frandsen...
Via KCM Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Kevin Frandsen’s Finest Moment as a Washington National

Big news out of Nats camp is they’ve released utility man Kevin Frandsen (via @ZuckermanCSN). He didn’t hit much in his one season with the Nats (.259/.299/.309 in 220 at-bats), but that doesn’t mean he didn’t contribute in other ways. Kevin Frandsen: "THERE IS NO WRONG PIPE!" https://t.co/vd2toaBEiY — Chris Mottram (@ChrisMottram) September 17, 2014 Happy trails, dude...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Anthony Rendon to Start Season on DL

The Washington Nationals are off to a bad start, and the MLB season has not even seen its first pitch thrown yet!  They will already be without two of their starting outfielders, in Jayson Werth and Denard Span and now Anthony Rendon will start the season on the DL and won't return until at least May!  Rendon has been battling a knee injury, that Dr. James Andrews confirmed...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Anthony Rendon Seeking Third Opinion on Injured Knee

With third baseman Anthony Rendon destined to begin the season on the disabled list with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, the Washington Nationals are continuing to seek medical opinions as they develop a plan for his treatment and eventual return. Rendon visited with Dr. James Andrews on Monday, and will today be evaluated by Dr. Steve Singleton. “Every...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rendon to Get Third Opinion after Second Confirms MCL Sprain

View image | gettyimages.com Anthony Rendon is seeking a third opinion after Dr. James Andrews confirmed the Washington Nationals‘ third baseman has a sprained MCL in his left knee. Rendon sought a second opinion from Andrews after an initial examination revealed a sprained MCL. Manager Matt Williams confirmed the news that Andrews discovered in his examination. #Nats Manager...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals were not happy Jerry Blevins beat them in arbitration, traded him

The Washington Nationals traded relief pitcher Jerry Blevins to the New York Mets on Monday amid a poor spring training for the southpaw, and a few other interesting factors may have contributed to their decision to deal the player. Blevins allowed nine runs — eight earned — including four home runs in eight innings this...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Storen Exits Nationals’ Game; Injury Not Serious

Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen exited this afternoon’s game against the Cardinals in the middle of the sixth inning. Storen had entered the game to start the inning, and had recorded two outs before motioning to the dugout. After walking Kolten Wong, Storen made the motion and pitching coach Steve McCatty and the team trainer consulted with Storen and ultimately decided...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Deal Matt den Dekker To Nationals For LHP Jerry Blevins

The team just announced that they have dealt outfielder Matt den Dekker to the Washington Nationals in return for LH reliever Jerry Blevins, Blevins, 31, was 2-3 with a 4.87 ERA (31 earned runs/57.1 innings) and 66 strikeouts in 64 games for the Nationals last year. The 6-6, 185-pounder has appeared in 60 or more games three straight seasons and has reached that plateau in four...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Furniture store to refund purchases if Nationals, Orioles both make World Series

While the odds may seem slim, should the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles square off in the World Series this fall, a D.C. area’s furniture store’s promotion could make some customers very happy. Marlo Furniture, which operates six locations in the Virginia/Maryland/D.C. area, announced its “Marlo’s Grand Slam” promotion, the details of which are as...Read More...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Hot Corner Writers Make 2015 MLB Predictions

For this year, instead of asking just a few writers to give me their picks of the standings along with their explanations of those picks, I decided to poll all the writers on Baseball Hot Corner (BHC) and summarize the results. I simply asked each writer to give me their predicted order of finish in each division along with their picks for the wild cards and World Series winner as...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Washington Nationals Slugger Bryce Harper Destroys Pitch for Monster Home Run

There has actually been some talk that Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper is a bust. He may be off to a slow start this spring and he is not lighting it up like he did in the JuCo ranks, but a bust? Why? Because he's not another Mike Trout? Come on folks. The kid is only 22. He has plenty of time to continue his development. Bust? Not even.As proof to his haters he was kind...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Friendly reminder: Bryce Harper’s power is ridiculous

The Nationals played the Mets today in Port St. Lucie. In the top of the sixth inning, Bryce Harper faced Jacob deGrom and did *this* to a 2-0, 93 mph fastball. Yeah, that dinger cleared the damn roof of the patio way out in right field at Tradition Field. I don’t even want to begin to try estimating how far Harper’s blast went, and all I can really do is set here with my...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Opening Day Preview

Twitter @DanielLevitt32 2014 was a very successful year for the Washington Nationals, one that saw them record 96 victories, second most in their 10 year history. That was enough for them to win their second NL East title in three years, having done so with 98 victories in 2012. Last season ultimately ended up in failure however, after a heart-breaking loss in the NLDS to the eventual...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Contract extension for Desmond and Zimmermann not likely

After Jordan Zimmermann’s spring training start today, he gave a dismal assessment on the status of contract extension talks. Jordan Zimmermann says “it’s not looking good” to get a contract done before the season. He won’t talk about it after opening day. Zimmermann and the Nationals have been looking at contract extension scenarios, but it does not appear like a deal...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nats are overrated

As you read the various 2015 season previews you’ll be hard pressed to find any prognosticator who doesn’t pick the Washington Nationals to handily win the National League East. Several are predicting they’ll win the National League Pennant and even the World Series. According to the Sporting News, “a team with hardly any flaws should have an easy path to a third division...
Via Mets360.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 100 MLB Players of 2015: #100-51

As we work our way down the top 100 baseball players of 2015, we find a group of perennial MVP contenders, as well as a World Series superhero along the way. The post The Top 100 Baseball Players Of 2015: #25-11 appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball - Washington Nationals Outfield

Heading into the 2015 MLB season, the Washington Nationals expected to have Denard Span leading off playing center field, Bryce Harper playing right field and Jayson Werth manning left.  Injuries to Span and Werth have left the Nationals looking at an opening day lineup with Tyler Moore in left and Michael Taylor in center.  Span is out until at least May, recovering from...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How Much Of A Sure Thing Are The Nationals?

Everyone has the Nationals as a lock? GREAT! Hope the Nats are thinking the same thing too! The Nationals made a big off season splash inking Max Scherzer. They signed him for seven years but backloaded the contract so this year it is only $10MM, $15MM for the three years after that, $35MM for the final three years, and $50MM as a signing bonus to be spread out over the seven years...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals name Max Scherzer opening day starter

Newly-acquired Max Scherzer, whom the Nationals signed to a $210 million contract this offseason, has been named the team’s opening day starter, breaking the streak of Stephen Strasburg, who made the three previous opening day starts. Opening day for the Nats is April 6 in Washington, D.C., where the team will square off against Bartolo Colon and the NY Mets. The #Nats are proud...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Harper again named by fellow players as most overrated

For the second straight season, Bryce Harper has been voted as the most overrated player in the major leagues, according to a poll conducted by ESPN The Magazine, according to a report from D.C. Sports Bog. MLB players, 117 in all, were anonymously polled for the magazine’s baseball preview issue on a variety of topics...Read More The post Bryce Harper again rated by fellow players...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

The Washington Nationals enter the 2015 season with the best roster in baseball and with big expectations. Indeed, it’s World Series or bust for this crew. The Nationals finished 2014 with the best record in the NL and were then summarily bounced from the playoffs by the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS. Not content with great regular season success, the Nationals beefed up their...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gio Gonzalez plays 'meow' game in interview

It appears the Washington Nationals pitching staff is having no problem getting along. The Nationals have big goals this season after yet another busy offseason, which they punctuated by signing top free-agent pitcher Max Scherzer to a megadeal. Now the Nats enter the season with arguably the big leagues’ top rotation including Scherzer, Gio Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg, Doug Fister...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Denard Span will likely start the year on the DL

Jayson Werth is still recovering from shoulder surgery. Nate McLouth is still limited from shoulder surgery last year. And now, Denard Span will likely end up starting the year on the DL for the Washington Nationals because of surgery to repair a core muscle. It’ll be four to six weeks before Span can even participate in baseball activities, truly putting his Opening Day availability...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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