Tag: Stephen Strasburg

Feb 20

MASN MAKES FIRST ERROR OF THE SPRING

I realize that Peter Angelos owns the MASN cable TV network and therefore is out to shaft the Nationals any way he can. Just look at the meager rights fees the Nats have received in recent seasons, although negotiations are under way to restructure financial matters more equitably. Having said that, let’s toss MASN a …

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Sep 10

Jim Kaat’s letter to Strasburg

As I received a lot of hits on this story I thought I would re-post the story. Long time Washington baseball fans will remember the name Jim Kaat. Jim Kaat was signed by the Washington Senators as an amateur free agent in 1957. The 20 year-old Kaat made his debut on August 2, 1959. With …

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Aug 17

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – Strasburg signs record breaking contract with Nats

On August 17, 2009 the Washington Nationals and Stephen Strasburg agreed on a contract just before the August 17th midnight deadline. It is reported Strasburg agreed to sign a four-year deal that will pay approximately $15.1 million. The Nationals made the 21 year-old Strasburg their number one draft pick on June 9, 2009. The fire-baller …

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Aug 16

The days before the Nats signed Stephen Strasburg

With the signing deadline (August 17, 2009) approaching here is what they were saying about the Nationals chances of signing Stephen Strasburg. Keep in mind one year earlier the Nationals failed to sign the team’s 2008 number one draft choice Aaron Crow. The pressure was on the Nats to sign the young phenom from San …

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Jun 27

Gonzales and Strasburg are both having historic season

When it all said and done I believe the 2012 Washington Nationals may have a season that will be written about for decades. The team itself has done well to stay on top of their division. The team seems to keep an even keel in the first 72 games this season. Every time the team …

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May 21

‘Pretty Good’ Isn’t Good Enough as Nats Hit The Road in NL East

The Nationals’ greatness was tested once again last weekend against the Baltimore Orioles, and once again they came up just short. But several more positive signs emerged during the 2-1 series loss, and now the team will hit the road for a key stretch of National League East games that will determine exactly where they …

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May 04

Our Park? We’ll See…

It’s showtime for the Nationals and their fans. While the atmosphere in the stands at Nationals Park has been more tepid than the team’s play on the field for the most part, all of that will change this weekend when the Philadelphia Phillies arrive for the first big division showdown of the year. The action …

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Apr 11

Coming Home on Top

The day Nationals fans have waited for since last September is upon us: The home opener against the Cincinnati Reds. And while many liken the event to Christmas, the analogy is even more appropriate this year. Awaiting the faithful at Nationals Park on Thursday will be one of the best presents they could imagine, one …

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Apr 09

Nats fall to Cubs, Open Series with Mets

The Nationals closed out their first series of the 2012 season with a 4-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs, falling to 2-1 on the season. With the opening series in hand, the Nats should be thankful to Cubs reliever Kerry Wood for failing to find the strike zone and first-year manager Dave Sveum for some …

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Mar 21

Breaking News: Strasburg Gets Opening Day Start

Opening day against the Chicago Cubs will be “Strasmas” for Nationals fans. Manager Davey Johnson announced today that Stephen Strasburg will take the mound for the Nats on April 5 at Wrigley Field. The announcement came a few hours after the 23-year-old right-hander allowed two hits over five innings, striking out three and walking one, …

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