Nov 29, 2015, 4:36 PM EST
CLICK TO LAUNCH PHOTO GALLERY Here is a look back at Jordan Zimmermann’s seven-year career with the Washington Nationals after the news he has signed a free agent deal with the Detroit Tigers… 1. April 20, 2009 – Zimmermann’s MLB debut Nearly two years after getting drafted by the Nats, Jordan Zimmermann made his MLB…
Nov 29, 2015, 3:01 PM EST
Jordan Zimmermann signing away from the Nationals in free agency was not a surprise. And him choosing a team in the midwest, where he is from, is something many had long predicted. But both the timing of his new contract and the terms he agreed to are perhaps surprising for some. Not only did Zimmermann…
Nov 29, 2015, 12:05 PM EST
After seven years in Washington, Jordan Zimmermann has found a new home. The right-hander has agreed to sign a free agent deal with the Detroit Tigers. CBS Sports was first to report the news. The contract is worth five years and $110 million, according to Fox Sports. Zimmermann, 29, holds a 3.32 ERA in 178 career starts.…
Nov 29, 2015, 9:36 AM EST
Age on Opening Day 2016: 18 How acquired: Signed as international free agent in 2013 Position: Outfielder Prospect Rank: No. 3 in Nats’ org. (Baseball America) 2015 Level/Team: GULF-GCL Nationals, NYPL-Auburn 2015 Stats: (two teams) 61 G, 261 PA, 213 AB, 48 R, 75 H, 11 2B, 5 3B, 4 HR, 27 RBI, 24 SB, 5 CS, 18 BB, 33 SO,…
Nov 28, 2015, 9:00 AM EST
Age on Opening Day 2016: 23 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2014 draft Position: Starting pitcher Prospect Rank: No. 4 in Nats’ org. (Baseball America) 2015 Level/Team: NYPL-Auburn, A-Hagerstown 2015 Stats: (two teams) 3.38 ERA, 14 G, 14 GS, 64 IP, 62 H, 30 R, 24 ER, 2 HR, 16 BB, 59 SO, 4 HBP, 3 WP, 1.219 WHIP, 1-2,…
Nov 27, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
Age on Opening Day 2016: 21 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2012 draft Position: Starting pitcher Prospect Rank: No. 1 in Nats’ org. (Baseball America) 2015 Level/Team: Single-A Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg 2015 Stats: (two teams) 21 G, 19 GS, 3.15 ERA, 117 IP, 113 H, 45 R, 41 ER, 3 HR, 37 BB, 131 SO, 6 HBP, 9 WP,…
Nov 25, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
Age on Opening Day 2016: 22 How acquired: Trade with Padres, Dec. 2014 Position: Infielder Prospect Rank: No. 2 in Nats’ org. (Baseball America) 2015 Level/Team: AA-San Antonio (Padres), AA-Harrisburg, AAA-Syracuse, MLB-Nationals 2015 Stats: (minors) 116 G, 500 PA, 454 AB, 68 R, 146 H, 24 2B, 7 3B, 8 HR, 54 RBI, 29 SB, 6 CS, 38 BB, 97…
Nov 24, 2015, 2:40 PM EST
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN With Thanksgiving approaching and the winter meetings still over a week away, baseball has been put on the backburner for many in this town. But not for Tim Murray and I, who are going to be doing our podcast ‘Baseball in the District’ on a weekly basis now. We got back…
Nov 24, 2015, 11:01 AM EST
The Nationals filled another vacancy on Dusty Baker’s coaching staff on Tuesday by bringing back Bobby Henley as their third base coach. Henley’s contract was not renewed after Matt Williams was fired as manager in October. He had recently accepted a position as a senior assistant for player development, but will now return to the field…
Nov 24, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
Age on Opening Day 2016: 39 How acquired: Selected off waivers Aug. of 2014 MLB service time: 11 years, 129 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $3.5 million Contract status: Free agent 2015 stats: 60 G, 41.1 IP, 33 H, 12 R, 10 ER, 2 HR, 11 BB, 23 K, 1.265 WHIP, 2-1, 2.18 ERA, 3.52 FIP, 1.2 WAR Quotable: “You kind…
Nov 21, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
The Nationals’ bullpen may have been their biggest weakness in 2015, but it hasn’t always been that way. In 2012, when they led the majors with 98 wins and won the NL East, it was one of their biggest strengths. They had balance, depth and firepower top to bottom in what amounted to one of…
Nov 20, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
Though Bryce Harper recently turned 23 years old, he is just months away from beginning his fifth season in the major leagues. That may be hard to believe for many of us, as it was not long ago that the now-MVP was taken first overall by the Nationals in the 2010 MLB Draft. Through four years, Harper…
Nov 19, 2015, 10:00 PM EST
For a player to have a season worthy of an MVP award, many things have to go right, and for Bryce Harper in 2015, just about everything did. He set career-highs in almost every statistical category and led the league in runs, homers, OBP, slugging percentage and OPS. This was all at the age of 22.…
Nov 19, 2015, 2:16 PM EST
The Nationals’ 2016 spring training schedule has been released with less than three months now until pitchers and catchers report. The Nats will begin their spring schedule on March 2 at Port Charlotte against the Tampa Bay Rays. They will host their first game on March 3 against the defending NL-champion New York Mets. The…
Nov 19, 2015, 11:55 AM EST
On paper, the Nationals feature one of the most talented rosters in baseball. They can pitch, they can hit, they can defend. When healthy, they have several players who could contend for MVP awards on a yearly basis. They have All-Star potential at most positions. But the potential of their lineup, in particular, has rarely been realized…
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 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, 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 10, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
The Nationals’ disappointing 2015 season was followed by a long list of casualties. In addition to Matt Williams getting fired, they dismissed their training staff and did not renew the contracts of all of their assistant coaches. Pitching coach Steve McCatty’s departure was the most surprising among that group. It is hard to blame the Nationals…
Nov 9, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
Despite their 83-79 record and well-documented failings in 2015, the Nationals’ managerial opening remained an attractive one this offseason. It’s a team that is just one year removed from winning the NL East and posting the best record in the National League. They also have a pretty decent young player in Bryce Harper, who in less…
Nov 7, 2015, 9:00 AM EST
Last week when media reports had Bud Black penciled in as the Nationals’ new manager, Dusty Baker gave an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle at a book signing in which he lamented losing out on the job. The Nats had not spoken to him yet – which in hindsight perhaps should have been a…
Nov 6, 2015, 2:42 PM EST
It has been just over 24 hours since Dusty Baker was introduced as the Nationals’ new manager and three-and-a-half months remain until pitchers and catchers report for 2016 spring training. That is a long, long time for Baker to get settled and start making plans for his first year on the job. Given that timeframe,…
Nov 6, 2015, 6:00 AM EST
The mere mention of Dusty Baker’s name when candidates began surfacing in the Nationals’ managerial search brought strong reactions from all around. Many were thrilled at the news, pointing to his impressive record as a three-time NL manager of the year. Others, however, were not quite as enthused. Criticism emerged of Baker being too old school:…
Nov 5, 2015, 8:43 PM EST
Mark didn’t only sit down with Dusty Baker on Thursday, he also got Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo 1-on-1. Rizzo explained what went down between the Nats and Bud Black and also spoke glowingly about what Baker will bring to Washington. Rizzo also talked about the front office’s objectives this offseason and confirmed they plan…
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