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Podcast: ‘Baseball in The District’ — Adam Rubin of ESPN New York

Mar 28, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

In the latest episode of ‘Baseball in The District,’ Tim Murray of ESPN 980 and I welcomed Mets’ beat writer Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Rubin gave us an update on Mets spring training and looked forward to Opening Day when the Nationals travel to New York to play at Citi Field.

Off the top Tim and I discussed ESPN’s recent article saying Bryce Harper is the most overrated player in baseball. We also looked at Harper’s poor spring numbers and whether they are a concern heading into the year.

After Rubin, Tim and I made some predictions for the new season, talked about Steve Lombardozzi joining the Orioles and gave our thoughts on MLB opening the season in Australia.

Please check it out:

  1. Section 222 - Mar 28, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Looking forward to this one Chase, especially the predictions. And thanks for suggesting to Tim that he get rid of the “resets.” “Jb” may be confused but I think most of your listeners appreciate it. I do.

  2. 98tarheel - Mar 28, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Is there any way to get the iTunes feed corrected? It still only has the March 3rd episode.

  3. rabbit433 - Mar 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    Bryce Harper the most overrated player in baseball??! Hahaha, I doubt it. Look at the salaries. They are ALL overrated! But actually, the players who voted just wish they could be as good as Bryce and have the drive he has. Go Bryce! Go Nationals!!



x-WASHINGTON 91 64 --
ATLANTA 76 79 15.0
NEW YORK 76 80 15.5
MIAMI 74 81 17.0
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Sunday's games


x-WASHINGTON (4) 91 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 89 67 2.5
y-ST. LOUIS 87 69 4.5
SAN FRANCISCO 84 71 7.0 --
PITTSBURGH 84 71 7.0 --
MILWAUKEE 80 76 11.5 4.5
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Sunday's games

TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Marlins at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Marlins at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
Full season schedule

Mark joins Rob Carlin and Joe Orsulak every Thursday at 4 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet for a half-hour show on the Nats, Orioles and rest of MLB. Re-airs Thursdays at 11:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.


As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2014 schedule (subject to change)...

MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

*All times Eastern. You can also listen to the station on 94.3 FM, 92.7 FM and online at Click here for past audio clips.

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