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First quarter 2015 review

After 44 games played, the Nats are a little past the quarter season mark. Let’s take a look at their performance. My benchmark is what we would have expected from the team and from each player. 763 more words

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From Gwinnett to the Show: Pedro Ciriaco

Infielder Pedro Ciriaco nearly made the Atlanta Braves’ Opening Day roster out of Spring Training this season, but the April 5 trade that sent right-handed closer Craig Kimbrel to the San Diego Padres for center fielder  412 more words

Roark ready for Monday start in Chicago

Tanner Roark will make his first start of the season Monday in Chicago without much time to build up his arm after seven weeks spent in the Nationals’ bullpen. 612 more words

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Tanner Roark to fill in for Doug Fister in Nationals' rotation

UPDATE: Nationals manager Matt Williams said that Roark will start Monday, per Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com.

1:20 p.m. ET: Tanner Roark posted a 2.85 ERA across 31 starts last season, but the Nationals moved him to the bullpen after signing Max Scherzer to a huge contract over the winter. 104 more words

Roark will start in Fister's place Monday or Tuesday

Tanner Roark will return to the Nationals’ rotation next week, making a start at Wrigley Field in place of the injured Doug Fister.

Roark will start either Monday’s series opener or Tuesday night’s game against the Cubs, according to manager Matt Williams, depending if he’s needed at all out of the bullpen this weekend against the Phillies. 311 more words

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Fantasy baseball sizzlers and fizzlers: Maikel Franco arrives

Two big injuries and a closer change left some fantasy owners scrambling. Those with troublesome infielders, however, will find an increasing abundance of free-agent cures. 411 more words


Where would Nats be without Scherzer?

When the Nationals first signed Max Scherzer to a record free-agent deal in January, many of us – including yours truly – scratched their heads. The Nats already had by most accounts the deepest rotation in baseball and by some numbers, such as starters ERA, the best. 392 more words

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