Mar 9, 2013, 1:00 PM EST
In this video Mark reports on the Nationals entering 2013 with a new perspective after making the playoffs and falling short in such dramatic fashion. He speaks with Jayson Werth, Jordan Zimmermann, and Steve McCatty among others on how much the young players learned from their first experience in postseason baseball. In this second video,…
Mar 8, 2013, 4:32 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats return to Space Coast Stadium this afternoon. As Opening Day inches closer and closer to reality, we're starting to see more regulars in the Nationals lineup on a regular basis. Indeed, today's starting nine — er, 10, since they're still using the DH — features…
Mar 8, 2013, 11:00 AM EST
In our final Beltway Baseball segment of the week, Chase Hughes and I answer your questions on Tyler Moore, Wilson Ramos and the chemistry inside the Nationals’ clubhouse. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions, and sorry we couldn’t answer them all. Enjoy the segment!
Mar 7, 2013, 4:34 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Osceola County Stadium houses the Houston Astros for spring training. After yesterday's fireworks in Clearwater — seriously, Roy Halladay, you're going to throw behind Tyler Moore's back because Stephen Strasburg hit Chase Utley in the ankle of a spring training game? — things should be calmer this afternoon in Kissimmee as…
Mar 7, 2013, 11:00 AM EST
In Part 2 of our spring training edition of Beltway Baseball, Chase Hughes and I discuss a couple of first-round draft picks who have really stood out through the first few weeks of camp: Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon. We also talk about the calming influence Davey Johnson has on the Nats’ clubhouse and what…
Mar 6, 2013, 3:37 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Bright House Field, spring training home of the Phillies. As far as spring training matchups go, they don't get much better than this: Stephen Strasburg vs. Roy Halladay. OK, so each right-hander might be limited to four or five innings, and neither is facing a complete, big-league lineup. Still, you take…
Mar 6, 2013, 11:00 AM EST
For our first installment of Beltway Baseball this season, Chase Hughes and I discussed the overall quiet nature of Nats camp so far, Ryan Zimmerman’s return from shoulder surgery and the wide-open battle for the final spot in the Opening Day bullpen. We’ll post another segment tomorrow morning with more impressions from the first half…
Mar 5, 2013, 9:14 PM EST
The Nationals optioned pitcher Matt Purke to low-Class A Hagerstown following today’s game in Viera, a move that gives the left-hander a chance to continue his rehab from shoulder surgery in minor-league camp. Purke, the organization’s third-round pick in 2011, had surgery in August to clean up his shoulder and remove a couple of inflamed…
Mar 5, 2013, 4:27 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images The Nats face the Astros today at Space Coast Stadium. There are a couple of notable debuts for the Nationals in their game today against the Astros. First off, look who's starting behind the plate for the first time in 10 months? Yes, Wilson Ramos will catch for the first time…
Mar 5, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
We’ve almost reached the halfway point of the longest spring training on record, so this seems like a good time to take a look at what has happened so far in Nats camp and what is yet to come before the team heads north for Opening Day. Chase Hughes and I will address a bunch…
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