Feb 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Stephen Strasburg has never reached the eighth inning in 45 career starts. As good as the Nationals' rotation was last season — it posted the NL's best ERA at 3.40 while yielding the league's lowest batting average at .240 — the unit was perhaps not as dominant as it could have…
Feb 5, 2013, 7:10 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Jeremy Accardo has a 4.30 ERA in 262 career appearances. Updated at 4:42 p.m. Seeking some insurance both in their catching and bullpen ranks, the Nationals have signed veterans Chris Snyder and Jeremy Accardo to minor-league contracts. Both players received invitations to big-league camp, which opens next week, but both face…
Feb 5, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Ryan Mattheus should be a key contributor out of the bullpen again this year. There will be no shortage of star power inside the clubhouse or on the field at Space Coast Stadium once spring training commences for the Nationals next week. Stephen Strasburg. Bryce Harper. Ryan Zimmerman. Jayson Werth. Gio…
Feb 4, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Gio Gonzalez has been linked to an alleged supplier of PEDs in Miami. Whether Gio Gonzalez ultimately is proven to have purchased or taken performance enhancing drugs from the Biogenesis clinic currently under investigation by Major League Baseball or not, whether the Nationals left-hander winds up serving some type of MLB-issued…
Feb 3, 2013, 4:35 PM EST
Last weekend at NatsFest I had the chance to interview Ross Detwiler and ask him about his eventful offseason. He also had some interesting stuff about how having success against the Cardinals in the playoffs last year could help him to have a strong 2013.
Feb 2, 2013, 6:00 PM EST
Mark had a chance to talk with Tyler Clippard last weekend about his offseason and what he expects from 2013. In the beginning of the clip he discusses hearing about the Rafael Soriano signing and what it means for him.
Feb 2, 2013, 1:00 PM EST
Photo by USA Today Sports Images During a press conference at Nationals Park last September, manager Davey Johnson revealed the team’s plans to convert 27-year-old relief pitcher Christian Garcia into a starter. The decision was predicated on Garcia’s repertoire of three strong pitches and a looming shift in the organization's pitching depth. Months later at…
Feb 1, 2013, 6:45 PM EST
Photo via MLB.com After bringing you a classic prank by Buck Showalter and the Nats’ bullpen reading excerpts of ’50 Shades of Grey’ last season, the MLB Fan Cave is back for another year and it’s time to pick the new ‘cave dwellers.’ Two young Nationals fans are in the running and have until Feb.…
Feb 1, 2013, 1:00 PM EST
CSN caught up with Jordan Zimmermann on Saturday at NatsFest and talked about, among other things, his excitement for the season. Jordan says the way the 2012 season ended gives the team even more motivation heading into Spring Training. Also, check out this story from CSNwashington.com: **MLB to meet with Gio, other players involved in…
Jan 31, 2013, 7:43 PM EST
Photo by USA Today Sports Images What was a whirlwind of a rookie year for Bryce Harper seemed to carry over into his offseason as the 20-year-old has been quite busy this winter. Harper has been active tweeting pictures of his travels, campaigning for the cover of a video game, and even appeared on Jimmy…
FINAL NL EAST STANDINGS
ON THE RADIO
As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2015 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: 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 ESPN980.com. Click here for past audio clips.
Follow us on Twitter
- Nationals prospect spotlight: Lucas Giolito
- A reason for fans of each MLB team to be thankful
- Nationals prospect spotlight: Trea Turner
- Bud Black joins Angels after missing out on Nats' manager job
- Baseball in the District – How will Nats rebuild their bullpen?
- Nats bring Henley back as third base coach
- Nats roster review: Matt Thornton
- Report: Nats interested in trading Papelbon and Storen
- Is O'Day worth the price tag to the Nationals?
- Nationals roster review: Aaron Barrett