Category Archives: Papelbon

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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Dusty Baker talks Jeff Kent. Lessons in Dugout Fights. Can Papelbon co-exist with Bryce Harper?

Dusty Baker called into MLB Network Radio on the “Inside Pitch” show hosted by Jim Bowden and Casey Stern yesterday. The “Inside Pitch”show airs weekdays starting at 2pm EST on Sirius XM. It was a long interview that was lengthened when … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Papelbon is suspended for remainder of season. Good news, Trea Turner is starting!

Should it be a surprise to anyone that Papelbon is listed on the line-up card for available pitchers?  All this means is that of right now Papelbon has not accepted any type of suspension including his appealed 3 day suspension … Continue reading

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Our sources: Nats will discuss with MLBPA and Papelbon’s agent to send him home for remainder of the season!

7:30AM EST:   Our sources: Nats will discuss with MLBPA and Papelbon’s agent to send Jonathan Papelbon home for the remainder of the season!  This is not easy to do as player’s have rights, especially a veteran player.  The collective … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Bryce Harper & Papelbon get into a physical altercation in the dugout

This Harper and Papelbon altercation will be the biggest story to end the season.  The comments that Bryce made about the Papelbon plunking calling it “tired” and Bryce made it about himself saying he would be the target of the … 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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