Category Archives: Storen

Politics: The back of the bullpen is occupied by Papelbon and Storen

Washington DC mixes business and politics all the time so why not the business of baseball?  Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell who is a die-hard Nats fan gave his 2¢ when it came to Jonathan Papelbon (video below) as he … Continue reading

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Updated: Front of the bullpen constructed in Nashville. Trevor Gott, Oliver Perez, Shawn Kelley, Yusmeiro Petit.

Many of the GMs and agents have done like Elvis and left the building!  The Winter Meetings are winding down, and Rizzo has made many moves and planted many seeds. Mike Rizzo didn’t get Darren O’Day as he wasn’t going … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo does the Nashville 2-step! #Nats #WinterMeetings

There was breaking news Sunday night that Jonathan Papelbon had filed a grievance against the Nats to receive payment pertaining to his 4 game suspension from the Nats to finish the 2015 season.  This seemed like breaking news as in “current … Continue reading

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Winter Meetings heat up quick for Mike Rizzo as he has a player grievance from Papelbon!

Mike Rizzo was expecting a quiet Sunday check-in at the Gaylord resort in Nashville when he was peppered with questions about a report from Rob Bradford of the Boston press who has a source telling him that Papelbon has filed … Continue reading

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Drew Storen – The Good, the Bad & the incredibly Ugly

One of the recurring issues that comes up on many of our discussions is the bullpen, and specifically Papelbon and Storen.  There are lots of opinions about both of them. As both a fan (and fans, by definition, are not … Continue reading

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Non-Tender deadline tomorrow night! #Nats

Before the clock strikes midnight EST tomorrow night, teams must submit to the league office a list of all tenders and non-tenders from players eligible for arbitration. The Nats now have 8 arbitration eligible players after Carpenter’s DFA: Stephen Strasburg  … Continue reading

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The Closer. Not all relievers are created equally. Mike Maddux must mentor and teach.

As Nats fans, the postseason heartache is all too painful with wins turned into losses from BS (Blown Saves) from the Closer spot. Mike Rizzo has tried and tried to upgrade the closer spot and this off-season will prove to … Continue reading

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Pre-Black Friday shopping list for Mike Rizzo #Nats

Mike Rizzo has to buy some gifts for his new manager Dusty Baker, and we aren’t talking about a shirt and tie combination.  Rizzo has only given Dusty some housewarming gifts in Mike Maddux, Chris Speier, Davey Lopes, Jacque Jones, … Continue reading

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Drooooo!!!!!!

The conventional wisdom is that too much hubris will bring retribution.  The Greek gods are long gone from the equation.  But, the meltdown and pending exit of one Drew Storen from the Nationals is the fodder of Greek Tragedies.  Rather … Continue reading

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Storen and Papelbon bring home the Hold & Save

Drew and Jonathan were nails protecting a 4-3 lead for a much needed Nats win in St. Louis.  Drew faced lefty Cody Stanley who entered the 8th inning as a pinch-hitter.  Stanley worked the count to a 3-2 count and … Continue reading

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