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VIDEO: Gio Gonzalez excited about Nats’ new-look rotation

Jan 30, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

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Gio Gonzalez has enjoyed an offseason free of drama and distractions, much different than last year. Instead of dealing with rumors surrounding Biogenesis and participating in the World Baseball Classic, Gonzalez has been working out in Florida, eating a lot of Cuban food and playing catch with Jorge Posada. It sounds like the life.

But Gonzalez is just two weeks away now from reporting to spring training in Viera, Fla. and is ready to get started for the 2014 season. He’s thrilled to have Doug Fister in the Nats’ rotation and says it is still a very confident team despite their disappointing 2013 campaign.

Watch his one-on-one interview with Mark right here:

  1. Sonny G 10 - Jan 30, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    I really like Gio. He’s such a nice guy to have on our team.

    • tcostant - Jan 30, 2014 at 1:16 PM

      I agree. His demeanor is just infectious. The glass is ALWAYS half full to Gio.

      • Eugene in Oregon - Jan 30, 2014 at 4:41 PM

        We went down to San Francisco for the Nats visit in August 2012. The night Gio Gonzalez pitched he had huge cheering section of Oakland fans wearing their Gio jerseys. I chatted with a couple of them and they were (a) very disappointed that the A’s had traded Mr. Gonzalez, but (b) insistent that they would always cheer for and support him. As you say, an infectious — in a good way — personality.

  2. nats1924 - Jan 30, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    agree, Gio is a good guy

    Spring training yet?

    • ArVAfan - Jan 30, 2014 at 1:57 PM

      It’s already Spring Training for Gio. Given his bullpens with Posada, I expect him to report in the best shape of his career.

      • Nats128 - Jan 30, 2014 at 2:15 PM

        I commented in the last post that Gio really bulked up in the lower body as we saw at FanFest. Like you said about Posada he might be a candidate for BSOHL Award.

  3. water47 - Jan 30, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Gio will dominate. His left arm will carry the team thru the season and into October. His attitude will make the group relaxed and positive.

    Water47 (a fellow lefty)

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