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National League GM says Phillies' asking price for Cole Hamels hasn't dropped "one bit"

Cole Hamels was lit up for five earned runs by the Nationals in his last turn through the Phillies’ starting rotation and he stands 0-2 with a 5.00 ERA through three starts this season. 160 more words

Taylor hopes to develop consistency at Syracuse

When the Nationals gave rookie centerfielder Michael Taylor a chance to show what he could do in Denard Span’s absence, they were hoping the 24-year-old could show flashes of the everyday player they expect him to be down the road. 249 more words

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Minor League Baseball top performances: April 18, 2015

As the Minor League Baseball season kicks into full gear, players are starting to get their in-season legs under them after a long spring. Let’s take a look at some notable performances from yesterday’s games. 502 more words


Nationals activate Denard Span, option Michael Taylor

From the official Twitter account of the Washington Nationals …

The #Nats have reinstated CF Denard Span & optioned OF Michael A. Taylor to Triple-A: …

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Umpire exits game after taking 96-mph fastball to face

Baseball isn’t just dangerous for the players — the officials are at risk as well.

Take for instance umpire Brian Knight — who was standing behind the plate of Saturday’s Washington Nationals-Philadelphia Phillies contest — when catcher José Lobatón missed a 96-mph fastball in the top of the ninth and the pitch connected with his face. 64 more words


Desmond vows to fix issues on defense | nationals.com

WASHINGTON — Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond had a game he would like to forget on defense. He made a crucial error and mishandled a throw by second baseman Dan Uggla in the third inning of a 5-3 loss to the Phillies on Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park. 10 more words

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Bryce Harper hits the longest home run of his career with this 461-foot blast | MLB.com

With arms as thick as a nest of snakes that have become horribly tangled and a swing as powerful as, I dunno, 18 magically powered oxen (not sure how to measure that exactly), it’s tough to remember that Bryce Harper is still only 22 years old. 38 more words

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