Category Archives: STRASBURG

Rehab, Not Hitters, Is Strasburg’s New Challenge

My second post for MASNSports.com is up this morning, and in it I discuss the right arm of the franchise, Stephen Strasburg, and his new challenge of recovery and rehabilitation from the dreaded "Tommy John" ligament replacement surgery.
Strasburg’s full recovery won’t be for another year, but if he can follow the map that fellow TJ survivor Jordan Zimmermann laid out last summer, we could see Continue reading

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Thursday’s Nationals Spring Training Workout Roundup

WANG NOT THROWING HARD
By all accounts of this morning’s first official workouts, Chien-Ming Wang still isn’t close to throwing full out from a mound.
From Zuckerman:  Now, I’m by no means a pitching expert, and my eye for these things isn’t anywhere in the same area code as Steve McCatty and the rest of the coaching staff. But Wang sure wasn’t throwing the ball with much oomph. He’s got a very Continue reading

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Strasburg and Zimmermann Must Heal First Before Dominating

(C.Nichols/Nats News Network)
 News reports filtered out yesterday about Washington Nationals wunderkind Stephen Strasburg tossing a baseball for the first time since that fateful day last August in Philadelphia, when the hopes and dreams of everyone in NatsTown were crushed by the shredding of ligaments in the man-child’s right elbow.
It’s extremely good news to hear Strasburg’s recovery is Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Wednesday Afternoon

WHAT TO DO ABOUT DUNN?
I wrote yesterday about how the Nats are on the fence with free agent first baseman Adam Dunn and how he can start entertaining offers from any club after midnight Saturday night. 
Let me say this:  I think the Nats have no intention of signing Adam Dunn, unless he fails to garner a four-year offer elsewhere and he lands in their laps much as he did two years ago, hat in Continue reading

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Random Thoughts for Tuesday Afternoon

BULLET-POINT STYLE!
The Nats released the names of the players they’ll send to the Arizona Fall League:  C Derek Norris, OF Michael Burgess, IF Steve Lombardozzi, LHP Sammy Solis, RHP Cole Kimball and RHP Adam Carr.  Not to slight any of these players, as they all have futures in the organization, but it’s somewhat of an underwhelming list.  According to Nats Insider, GM Mike Rizzo said there’s Continue reading

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Stephen Strasburg Has "Significant" Tear in UCL; Tommy John Surgery Likely

Nats fans might not see this again until 2012. (Photo by C. Nichols/Nats News Network)
The Washington Nationals announced this morning that Stephen Strasburg has a "significant tear" in the Ulner Collateral Ligament in his right elbow and will "probably" have Tommy John surgery, pending a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum, an expert in the procedure.
The typical rehabilitation time from this Continue reading

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