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NBC Sports: HardballTalk
Sandy Alderson is not going to “roll over” for Scott Boras and shut down Matt HarveyEarlier today we learned that the Mets and Scott Boras are in the midst of a di
Sandy Alderson is not going to “roll over” for Scott Boras and shut down Matt Harvey
NBC Sports: HardballTalk / Posted an hour ago
Earlier today we learned that the Mets and Scott Boras are in the midst of a dispute over Matt Harvey‘s workload down the stretch. Boras thinks that Harvey should be shut down at 180 innings — he’s currently at 166 — and the Mets believing that his... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Manager Matt Williams isn’t the only one to blame for Nationals’ messIn a world governed by rigidity, titles matter. There is comfort in the duty of
Manager Matt Williams isn’t the only one to blame for Nationals’ mess
Yahoo Sports / Posted 23 hours ago
In a world governed by rigidity, titles matter. There is comfort in the duty of an assignment and the name that goes along with it. So in Matt Williams’ sphere of the universe, where a closer exists only to close games, the extrapolation of such a... Read more
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CBS Sports
Nats GM calls Matt Williams' Tuesday bullpen decisions 'masterful'Even though Nationals manager Matt Williams is the reigning NL Manager of the Y
Nats GM calls Matt Williams' Tuesday bullpen decisions 'masterful'
CBS Sports / Posted yesterday
Even though Nationals manager Matt Williams is the reigning NL Manager of the Year, it is acceptable for media to start referring to him as "embattled." This is because the Nationals have rather easily been the most disappointing team of 2015.... Read more
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NBC Sports: HardballTalk
Mike Rizzo thinks Matt Williams “pushed all the right buttons” last nightI know this is the third post I’ve had on the tire fire that is the Washington
Mike Rizzo thinks Matt Williams “pushed all the right buttons” last night
NBC Sports: HardballTalk / Posted yesterday
I know this is the third post I’ve had on the tire fire that is the Washington Nationals today, but they keep on throwing steel belted radials onto the dang thing: Mike Rizzo says Matt Williams did ‘a masterful job’ and ‘pushed all the right... Read more
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Washington Nationals
Nationals recall RHP Rafael Martin and LHP Matt GraceThe Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Rafael Martin and left-h
Nationals recall RHP Rafael Martin and LHP Matt Grace
Washington Nationals / Posted yesterday
The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Rafael Martin and left-handed pitcher Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday in their second round of September call-ups. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo... Read more
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NBC Sports: HardballTalk
Matt Williams puts up another strong performance in his quest to get himself firedIt’s like watching a car crash. Wait, that’s not quite right. A car crash happe
Matt Williams puts up another strong performance in his quest to get himself fired
NBC Sports: HardballTalk / Posted 2 days ago
It’s like watching a car crash. Wait, that’s not quite right. A car crash happens quickly and, in the moment, there’s a sense that you can’t do anything to stop it, so that’s not it. This is more like watching someone slowly peddle a tricycle over a... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Feeding Frenzy Devouring Managers, GMs1. Fins to the Left, Fins to the Right There is blood in the water now, so muc
Feeding Frenzy Devouring Managers, GMs
Bleacher Report / Posted 3 days ago
1. Fins to the Left, Fins to the Right There is blood in the water now, so much blood, and there is going to be more. Suddenly, every week is Shark Week for the game's general managers and managers. Three GMs were fired in August alone: Seattle's... Read more
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Washington Post
The Washington Nationals may be the most chill team in baseballWhat does Washington need to fix to make the postseason? (Post Sports Live/The
The Washington Nationals may be the most chill team in baseball
Washington Post / Posted 11 days ago
What does Washington need to fix to make the postseason? (Post Sports Live/The Washington Post) According to the numbers, which say the Nationals are five games back with 39 to play, which show their odds of making the playoffs decreasing with each... Read more
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The Washington Times
LOVERRO: Nationals would have had same problems with Cal Ripken as managerANALYSIS/OPINION: Cal Ripken, in an appearance on my radio show, “The Sports F
LOVERRO: Nationals would have had same problems with Cal Ripken as manager
The Washington Times / Posted 11 days ago
ANALYSIS/OPINION: Cal Ripken, in an appearance on my radio show, “The Sports Fix,” on ESPN 980 last week, ignited the flame that burned within some Washington Nationals fans two years ago about seeing the Baltimore Orioles icon in the Nationals’... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
We're still waiting for that Washington Nationals championshipIn the days leading up to the trade deadline, the New York Mets, blessed with o
We're still waiting for that Washington Nationals championship
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 13 days ago
In the days leading up to the trade deadline, the New York Mets, blessed with once-in-a-generation starting pitching, continued to contend despite an abysmal offense held together with Curtis Granderson, bubble gum and duct tape. Then suddenly,... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Nationals battling for playoff livesA funny thing happened on the way to the World Series. Things haven’t exactly
Nationals battling for playoff lives
Calgary Sun / Posted 13 days ago
A funny thing happened on the way to the World Series. Things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for the pre-season favourite Washington Nationals and their star-studded pitching rotation. They’re in the thick of the fight in the National League... Read more
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CBS Sports
Ripken confirms he had 'serious' talks about becoming Nationals managerThe Nationals are not out of the race, but they are in the middle of a very dis
Ripken confirms he had 'serious' talks about becoming Nationals manager
CBS Sports / Posted 13 days ago
The Nationals are not out of the race, but they are in the middle of a very disappointing season, and there has been plenty of speculation about the job security of manager Matt Williams. It's only natural. The Nats were the consensus best team in... Read more
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CBS Sports
Nationals promote prospect Trea Turner: Six things to knowHere comes another great prospect, up to the major leagues in what has been a s
Nationals promote prospect Trea Turner: Six things to know
CBS Sports / Posted 13 days ago
Here comes another great prospect, up to the major leagues in what has been a season filled with top rookie talent. The Washington Nationals announced Friday afternoon they are selecting the contract of shortstop prospect Trea Turner from Triple-A... Read more
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CBS Sports
Inside Baseball: More GMs and managers on the hot seat; plus notesEight general managers have been fired, released or vacated their positions wit
Inside Baseball: More GMs and managers on the hot seat; plus notes
CBS Sports / Posted 14 days ago
Eight general managers have been fired, released or vacated their positions within the past 15 months, and the likelihood is that one or two more will go before the year's up. Many of the departed executives were seemingly doing well, too. One was in... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Ripken says the 'juices get flowing' when he thinks about the possibility of managingIn September 2013, Jayson Werth named Cal Ripken Jr. as his No. 1 choice to rep
Ripken says the 'juices get flowing' when he thinks about the possibility of managing
Baltimore Sun / Posted 14 days ago
In September 2013, Jayson Werth named Cal Ripken Jr. as his No. 1 choice to replace the retiring Davey Johnson as Washington Nationals manager. Before Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo officially introduced Matt Williams as Johnson's successor... Read more
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NBC Sports: HardballTalk
Columnist argues that the Nationals should hire Wally Backman to “mess with the Mets’ mojo”I’m no fan of Matt Williams as a manager and, assuming the Nats don’t rally big
Columnist argues that the Nationals should hire Wally Backman to “mess with the Mets’ mojo”
NBC Sports: HardballTalk / Posted 17 days ago
I’m no fan of Matt Williams as a manager and, assuming the Nats don’t rally big and win the NL East this year, you have to figure that he’s gonna get canned. But I’d be shocked if he was fired before the season ended. And I’d be even more shocked if... Read more
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Washington Post
How the Nationals moved from World Series favorite to possible also-ranBryce Harper of the Nationals tosses his bat in the air after striking out agai
How the Nationals moved from World Series favorite to possible also-ran
Washington Post / Posted 17 days ago
Bryce Harper of the Nationals tosses his bat in the air after striking out against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) SAN FRANCISCO —The reality is as jarring as it sounds: The Washington Nationals — winners of two of the... Read more
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Washington Post
Personal touch of Nats’ assistant GM Doug Harris may earn him a GM jobDoug Harris, one of the Nats' assistant general managers, may be in line for an
Personal touch of Nats’ assistant GM Doug Harris may earn him a GM job
Washington Post / Posted 18 days ago
Doug Harris, one of the Nats' assistant general managers, may be in line for another team’s GM opening this offseason. Nationals players and officials speak highly of Harris. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) Long before Steven Souza Jr. became... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Quick trip around Major League BaseballWhite Sox: After stellar start, closer David Robertson tied for major-league le
Quick trip around Major League Baseball
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
White Sox: After stellar start, closer David Robertson tied for major-league lead with six blown saves. Indians: Trevor Bauer gives up 11 home runs since break, asks writers to quit asking about it. Royals: Johnny Cueto becomes first starter since... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Williams' Job Security Has Reached Breaking PointThe most heralded, touted and celebrated team before the season started has use
Williams' Job Security Has Reached Breaking Point
Bleacher Report / Posted 24 days ago
The most heralded, touted and celebrated team before the season started has used the first four-plus months of it to become easily the most disappointing. The Washington Nationals would have shocked no one by winning 100 games this year, or by... Read more
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MLB Trade Rumors
Nationals Sign Max Scherzer7:56pm: Scherzer’s $50MM signing bonus is broken down by Fangraphs’ Kiley McDan
Nationals Sign Max Scherzer
MLB Trade Rumors / Posted 29 days ago
7:56pm: Scherzer’s $50MM signing bonus is broken down by Fangraphs’ Kiley McDaniel, who reports that Scherzer will receive $5MM of the bonus in 2015 as paid out in twice-monthly in-season installments. A similar structure will result in Scherzer... Read more
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Washington Nationals
Nationals recall RHP Blake Treinen, option RHP Aaron Barrett to Triple-AThe Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen from Tripl
Nationals recall RHP Blake Treinen, option RHP Aaron Barrett to Triple-A
Washington Nationals / Posted 29 days ago
The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday and optioned right-handed pitcher Aaron Barrett there. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the... Read more
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Washington Post
Matt Williams isn’t getting any relief on his bullpen handlingNationals Manager Matt Williams pulls relief pitcher Tanner Roark in the ninth
Matt Williams isn’t getting any relief on his bullpen handling
Washington Post / Posted a month ago
Nationals Manager Matt Williams pulls relief pitcher Tanner Roark in the ninth inning of the team’s 7-2 loss to the New York Mets on July 21. Williams has been criticized for leaving pitchers in too late and pulling them too early since last year’s... Read more
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Washington Post
Will the Nationals finally be as good as they think they are?Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11) and right fielder Bryce Harper (34)
Will the Nationals finally be as good as they think they are?
Washington Post / Posted 1 months ago
Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11) and right fielder Bryce Harper (34) high-five after the Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins, 1-0, on Thursday. (Lynne Sladky/AP) Now the fun — and the fretting — really starts for the Nationals. Finally,... Read more
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Washington Post
Mets, hoping to catch Nationals, cap deadline moves by acquiring Yoenis CespedesSeeking to improve their offense, the Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Ti
Mets, hoping to catch Nationals, cap deadline moves by acquiring Yoenis Cespedes
Washington Post / Posted 1 months ago
Seeking to improve their offense, the Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes from the Tigers on Friday in exchange for two minor league pitching prospects. Cespedes has a .293 average, .829 on-base-plus-slugging-percentage and 18 home runs. (Gail... Read more
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The Oakland Press
Current trade market for Tigers’ OF Yoenis CespedesThe Mets have said throughout this week that they were looking for a big bat.
Current trade market for Tigers’ OF Yoenis Cespedes
The Oakland Press / Posted 1 months ago
The Mets have said throughout this week that they were looking for a big bat. Both Fox Sports national reporters, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi, have heard that — after the collapse of the deal to bring Carlos Gomez over from the Brewers — the Mets... Read more
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The Washington Times
LOVERRO: Jonathan Papelbon brought to Washington to save a championship for NationalsANALYSIS/OPINION: No, the harsh and simple reality is that the Nationals trade
LOVERRO: Jonathan Papelbon brought to Washington to save a championship for Nationals
The Washington Times / Posted 1 months ago
ANALYSIS/OPINION: No, the harsh and simple reality is that the Nationals traded for Papelbon to save a championship. Why else would you take a closer out of a role that he was doing nearly as well as anyone in baseball this season — better than... Read more
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Washington Post
Will the Nationals finally be as good as they think they are?Now the fun, and the fretting, really starts for the Nationals. Finally, Washi
Will the Nationals finally be as good as they think they are?
Washington Post / Posted 1 months ago
Now the fun, and the fretting, really starts for the Nationals. Finally, Washington gets to see the team that, in September and probably October, will define itself as one of the most complete, exciting and swaggering that the Nation’s Capital has... Read more
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