Category Archives: Papelbon

Gio Gonzalez’s locker room neighbor is Jonathan Papelbon. Quotes of Zen.

A zen-like silence came across the Nats clubhouse as there were only 2 players left. Gio Gonzalez and Jonathan Papelbon have lockers next to each other in the Space Coast Stadium clubhouse, and while they were teammates for 2 months … Continue reading

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A busy Monday in Viera

Spring Training, Viera, Feb. 22, 2016 There’s nothing as beautiful as a sunrise over a beach . . . except a sunset over a ballgame.—ME Yep, got up and took a jog on the beach before heading out. Watched the … Continue reading

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Papelbon should now be judged by his stats, not his spats #Nats

First time writer here giving this a try. This might not be a popular topic as many Nats fans have dug in deep with their stances on Papelbon. I am thinking that the Papelbon Issue should now be a non-topic or … Continue reading

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Meet the Nats New Pen

Last December the Nats acquired four new relievers in rapid succession. I quickly read about each of them but remembered almost nothing as it was in the middle of the “You like that” craze. So with the Nats spring training … Continue reading

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NatsLady’s thoughts on Hot Stove II with Mike Rizzo #Nats

Curiously, the “marketing” portion of Saturday’s Hot Stove meeting with Nats fans was more fun than the “baseball” segment—in my opinion. We were told we couldn’t video because “proprietary information” was coming out. And maybe it did, if you count … Continue reading

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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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Thanksgiving Eve and Clubhouse Chemistry & 25 co-workers #Nats Bryce Harper and Jonathan Papelbon

On this Thanksgiving Eve, we look back to all we are thankful for, but also what we take for granted.  We get ready to hang out for the Holidays with family and friends. It gets you thinking how difficult it … Continue reading

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