Category Archives: Draft

Believe Me When I Tell You I Completely Forgot It Was Draft Day

I had a feeling something was going on Nationals wise on Monday, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. All day, as I trekked through the Virginian wilderness looking for the remaining coyotes that have been plaguing a small farm community in central VA I had this nagging feeling something was up. The NQ [...] Continue reading

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2011 Draft Preview: Who Are the Nats Options at No. 6?

For the first time in three years, the Washington Nationals do not have the No. 1 overall pick in MLB’s Amateur Draft.  That’s a good thing, because unlike in 2009 and 2010, there’s not one clear-cut consensus No. 1 talent.  Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper were household names much before the draft even took place, and their selections were only clouded by how much money the Nationals were Continue reading


Nats Six First Round Picks

This morning, the Washington Nationals official P.R. Twitter account published a photo of the Nats six first round draft picks they’ve selected since coming to D.C. (minus, of course, the unsigned Aaron Crow).
Take a look (courtesy Nats P.R.):

From left: Chris Marrero, Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper, Drew Storen, Stephen Strasburg, Ross Detwiler.
I think it’s pretty interesting just by their Continue reading

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Bryce Harper Introduced: "I can’t wait to show ‘em what I can do."

Bryce Harper was introduced today as a member of the Washington Nationals (Photo by Ian Koski/Nats Daily News)
The Washington Nationals introduced their newest prodigy, 17-year old outfielder Bryce Harper, to the media and Nationals fans with a press conference before tonight’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The remarkably composed and well-spoken Harper, who should be getting ready for Continue reading

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Trade Deadline Post Mortem

I am not a GM, nor do I play one on television… so I don’t have (an informed) opinion about how the Nationals did leading up to the trade deadline. Certainly the two trades the Nationals made make a lot of sense, and in terms of Matt Capps for Wilson Ramos, I think it was [...] Continue reading

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Kasten: Harper in DC by 2013

Stan speaks, sans translatorOn Saturday Nationals’ President Stan Kasten spoke to fans (and 20-odd bloggers) before the Nats-Reds game. He covered a range of topics from the Philly Phan Invasion to Strasburg-mania. He also touched briefly on Bryce Harp… Continue reading

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Bryce Harper and the Tao of Rizzo

“Talent without character doesn’t work. Your lack of character will make you stumble somewhere along the line.” – Washington Nationals’ General Manager Mike RizzoNever have I seen a clearer statement of Rizzo’s organizational philosophy. The Rizzo ethi… Continue reading

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