Category Archives: Cheers & Jeers

Hernandez makes it look easy as pie

Brian McNally

A complete game? Whatever. Nationals starting pitcher Livan Hernandez had done that 49 times before he tossed nine easy innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. … Continue reading

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Hard to mask their ability

Brian McNally

It was the biggest goal of Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo in the offseason: Find a way to get better defensively. Usually, that means subtracting liabilities in the field (Jo… Continue reading

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Plenty glad to see Zimmerman return

John Keim

Nats third baseman Ryan Zimmerman won’t be a savior when he returns Tuesday, but he will be welcomed with huge open arms. Not just by manager Jim Riggleman, but by guys like Jayson Wer… Continue reading

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Baseball getting stars in realignment?

John Keim

Baseball might undergo another change. Again.

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Major League Baseball and the players association have discussed a radical change: going to two 15-team… Continue reading

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Top 5: Notable picks in MLB draft

John Keim

5. Trent Boras » Want to take a stab at who his agent might be? But it’s hard to imagine his famous father will demand a high sum for his son. After all, Trent Boras was only a 3… Continue reading

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Nats hoping for a good sign

Brian McNally

The Major League Baseball draft lasts so long it can take hours to analyze the 50 or so picks each team makes during the t… Continue reading

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An overblown kiss to the pitcher [video]

John Keim

Bryce Harper blew a kiss at a pitcher after a home run Monday night. Yes, it should be pointed out that you don’t behave this way in the big leagues. You don’t show up other players li… Continue reading

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A better way to block plate

Brian McNally

It might be the signature play of his career. Ivan Rodriguez held his ground at home plate as J.T. Snow of the San Francis… Continue reading

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Sophomore suffering

Brian McNally

For baseball’s sake, you hope it is just a fluke. But for now the league isn’t reaping the benefits of last year’s brillia… Continue reading

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Top 5: MLB emerging young players

John Keim

5. Baltimore P Zach Britton » He’s allowed 23 earned runs this season, but 11 have come in two games. In his other nine starts, he’s given up just 12 earned runs. And five times … Continue reading

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