Nov 19, 2015, 9:09 AM EST
Mark joined Rob Carlin and Brian Mitchell on Wednesday night’s episode of SportsTalk Live to preview tonight’s unveiling of the 2015 Most Valuable Player award for both leagues. The Nationals are likely to see Bryce Harper win the honors for the NL after his historic Age 22 season. Mark talks about Harper’s memorable year and…
Nov 19, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
Neither the Nationals nor their fans are likely to remember 2015 with a whole lot of fondness. This was the season a World Series favorite failed to reach the playoffs, the season a lineup full of big names was ravaged by injuries, the season the best rotation in baseball never lived up to its billing,…
Nov 18, 2015, 7:11 PM EST
The results for the 2015 NL Cy Young award were announced on Wednesday night with Max Scherzer placing fifth in voting, his first year with the Nationals. Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta edged out Dodgers star Zack Greinke to win the award for the first time in his career. Scherzer ties Jordan Zimmermann for the second-highest…
Nov 18, 2015, 5:36 PM EST
After joining the Nationals in a June trade and appearing in only eight games with the team, right-hander David Carpenter will now test free agency. The Nationals outrighted the veteran reliever off their 40-man roster on Wednesday to Triple-A Syracuse. He then elected to try his luck on the open market. Carpenter, 30, began the…
Nov 18, 2015, 3:13 PM EST
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo formally announced three more members of Dusty Baker’s coaching staff Wednesday, with Rick Schu returning as hitting coach, Jacque Jones hired as assistant hitting coach and Chris Speier hired to serve as either bench coach or third base coach. Along with the previously announced hiring of pitching coach Mike Maddux…
Nov 18, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
Age on Opening Day 2016: 31 How acquired: Trade with Rays, Feb. 2014 MLB service time: 4 years, 138 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $1.2 million Contract status: Arbitration eligible, free agent in 2018 2015 stats: 44 G, 155 PA, 11 R, 27 H, 4 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 20 RBI, 15 BB, 40 SO, .199 AVG, .279 OBP, .294 SLG, .573 OPS, 2 E, -0.3 WAR…
Nov 17, 2015, 3:46 PM EST
After a season beset by injuries both major and minor to a host of key players, the Nationals on Tuesday announced an overhaul of their medical and training staffs, one that includes not only personnel changes but philosophical changes to the manner in which they treat and attempt to prevent ailments. The organization’s medical operation…
Nov 17, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
This may have been a disappointing season for the Nationals as a whole, but for a few individuals it was anything but. Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer, in particular, put together arguably the single-best offensive and pitching seasons we’ve seen since baseball returned to D.C. And even those who didn’t put up historic numbers in…
Nov 16, 2015, 4:54 PM EST
Veterans Reed Johnson and Sean Burnett, whose careers have been derailed by injuries, will get another shot with the Nationals in 2016 after agreeing Monday to minor-league contracts. Johnson played for the Nationals this season, though he missed five months with a torn tendon in his foot. Burnett last pitched in Washington in 2012 but…
Nov 16, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
They’ve handed out the Gold Gloves and the Silver Sluggers and the Players Choices and awards named for Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente and Marvin Miller. Now come the most prestigious of baseball’s end-of-season honors: the BBWAA awards. MLB’s eight major awards — MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year in each…
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