Category Archives: OLSEN

Nats Roster Changes

Posted by Cheryl:

While fans wait on word about Adam Dunn, the Washington Nationals made a couple of decisions this week. 

Right handed reliever Tyler Walker has been unconditionally released.  Tyler went on the DL in June and then had season-ending surgery on his shoulder.  Walker went 1-0 with a 3.57 ERA in 35.1 innings with eight walks and 30 Ks.

The Nationals declined a club option for Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on a Rainy Sunday Morning

Pre-game thoughts, BULLET-POINT STYLE!Manager Jim Riggleman made some interesting obsevations in his pre-game press conference this morning.  He said that Scott Olsen was done, that trying to warm up the other day he just had too many "aches and pains" in his shoulder, and that "this bullpen situation just isn’t working for Scott."  He said Olsen needs a good 15 minutes or so to get warmed up, Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Tuesday Morning

BULLET-POINT STYLE!Can’t get enough Danny Espinosa?  Neither can we.  Check out yesterday’s gamer and Cheryl’s profile of the Nats latest sparkplug, both chock full of pictures of the switch-hitting middle infielder.
Say what you will about Willie Harris’ lack of production this season, but the man still plays all out, and yesterday’s run-in with the out-of-town scoreboard in right field was no Continue reading

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GAME 138 REVIEW: Espinosa’s "Career" Day Lifts Nats Over Mets 13-3

THE RESULT:  Danny Espinosa’s Major League career is now five games old.  As if his minor league stats (22 homers, 25 stolen bases in 2010) weren’t enough to raise Nationals’ fans expectations for the 23-year old, his performance Sunday may have driven them sky high.

Espinosa went 4-for-5 with two home runs — including a grand slam off the facing of the upper deck in right field — with a Continue reading

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Random Thoughts for Off-Day Thursday

BULLET-POINT STYLE!It amazes me how many people are defending Nyjer Morgan for his actions in last night’s brawl.  I understand you want your players to keep playing despite being down 11 runs, but stealing bases really isn’t about "winning".  Stealing a base in that situation gives you about one-hundredth of a percent increase to your chance of winning.  Morgan stealing second, then third, was Continue reading

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