Category Archives: Players

Your Nationals Dispatch: Natserpiece Theater Edition

Come here, I want to talk to you. Come in, come in. Sit down. Pull up a chair. No, not the leather one made of the skin from one of the very first NQ staff members. No, not that one either– confound it let me just get one of my staff to get a stool [...] Continue reading

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His Indian Name Is “Guy Who Throws Smoke And Is Named Cole”

Reports coming down the wire are saying the Nationals have designated reliever Brian Broderick for assignment while recalling right-handed reliever Cole Kimball from the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs. Broderick, a Rule 5 guy from the St. Louis Cardinals  never seemed comfortable in a long relief role and the Nats have 10 days to trade, release or [...] Continue reading

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Harper Slams, Strasburg Bass Fishes

There is some good news on the Phenom Front. Actually, it isn’t much of a “front” considering it is just two people we are talking about, but when you are talking about Nats pitcher Stephen Strasburg and prospect Bryce Harper in the same post you tend to go big. In fact, I don’t think there [...] Continue reading

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We Are Almost Sure Doug Slaten Just Walked Into Nats Camp One Day

Plenty went wrong in Washington’s 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday night, but I am going to single in on a reoccurring problem that has been happening over the course of the season so far. Actually, it isn’t a problem. It is more like black magic. Do you remember that scene in the movie [...] Continue reading

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Your Nationals Dispatch: America Has Mysterious Swagger Today Edition

Well, today is certainly a day of days. After finally getting over a cold and taking this weekend off to relax and rejuvenate, the NQ is finally back online on Monday. I knew it was going to be a big deal, but I didn’t know how big until I turned on the TV this morning [...] Continue reading

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Scarface Livo?

Reports are coming out that Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez has been implicated in a money laundering scheme for a known, convicted drug dealer that goes by the name Angel Ayala Vázquez, aka “El Buster.” The original source was a Spanish website and it is becoming blatantly obvious the majority of American sportswriters don’t speak Spanish [...] Continue reading

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Fear And Nats Blogging In The DMV

Dear God. It has happened. They’ve found me. It has been a wild 48 hours for the NQ. I’ve been living in a state of absolute paranoia which is why updates on the blog have been scatter brained at best lately. Sweet Jesus, I can’t believe it. I looked out my window a couple of [...] Continue reading

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Maybe Ian Desmond Should Have More Babies

The Nationals Journal reports Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond will sometime in the near future leave the team for a few days on paternity leave. No, Desmond is not pregnant, but his wife is. Jesus, didn’t you people people take college biology or something? Desmond and his wife Chelsea are expecting their first born son, really [...] Continue reading

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Can Collin Balester Haul As Much Ass Out Of The Bullpen As Coffey?

The Nationals have placed reliever Toddy Coffey on the 15-Day DL and called up reliever Collin Balester from Syracuse. A reliever for a reliever– the Universe indeed does balance itself out. Nationals Press Release: The Washington Nationals today placed right-handed pitcher Todd Coffey on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to April 9, with a left [...] Continue reading

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Jesus (Flores) Is Here To Save Again

Well, look who is back. Nationals Press Release: The Washington Nationals today placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to April 10, with a left abdominal strain and recalled catcher Jesus Flores from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo [...] Continue reading

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