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Questionable Decisions and Desperation

So much for a quiet off-day in spring training.
By now, you’ve all read the reports.  Rick Ankiel has won the centerfielder job.  Matt Stairs has a place on the bench.  Jayson Nix could very well be a backup outfielder. 
And now, for the coup de grace, the Washington Nationals have signed LHP Oliver Perez to a minor league deal.
It’s enough to make one wonder about the decision-making process in Continue reading

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The Adam Dunn Conundrum: Forget Defense, It’s About the Money

Adam Dunn’s contract status is the biggest decision heading into off-season for Mike Rizzo and the Washington Nationals. (Photo by C.Nichols/Nats News Network)

Let’s get one thing straight shall we fair readers?
Whether or not the Washington Nationals re-sign Adam Dunn has almost nothing to do with his defensive ability, contrary to what anyone at The Washington Post — whether it’s Thomas Continue reading

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GAME 141 REVIEW: Nationals Lose to Marlins; Riggleman Won’t Control Morgan

"Nyjer, he’s hitting eighth there, but that’s his game. I can’t ask him to hit eighth but don’t run. I really thought that he’d get that base. The pitcher wasn’t real quick to the plate but the catcher made a great throw, and he got him. That’s Nyjer’s game, I can’t take that away from him." –Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman.
The Washington Nationals lost another game to the Florida Marlins.  Continue reading

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GAME 134 REVIEW: Olsen Hammered, Morgan Incites Brawl

I’m going to suspend my regular recap this evening because the game wasn’t much of a game.  Scott Olsen was hammered in less than two innings, giving up nine earned runs on eight hits and two walks.  Craig Stammen came in and wasn’t much better, going 3 1/3 innings and gave up six earned runs on five hits and two walks.
The game was over before it started.
The bigger story was Nyjer Morgan.
After Continue reading

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