Category Archives: SpringTraining

The #Nats farm system and Baseball America rankings

The World Series champs did not trade any top prospects at the trade deadline, and that was welcomed news because the farm system was ranked in the bottom third of all farm systems by every ratings service. Victor Robles was … Continue reading

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Exhibition Game with the Yankees and the new season brings a new Podcast!

The all too familiar scene of Nationals Park baseball is a reality again as the Washington Nationals returned to Washington, D.C. for the first time since the Winterfest fan experience in December. Part of the familiar look of Nationals Park … Continue reading

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Game #29/Game #30 Nats wrap-up the Grapefruit League today with split-squad action!

Yesterday the Nationals optioned Joe Ross to Triple-A Fresno, but today he will start the 29th game of the Grapefruit League schedule against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie at 12:10 p.m. then 55 minutes later in split-squad … Continue reading

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And what it all comes down to, my friends: #Nats are down to final cuts

One. More. Day. The Washington Nationals will play two Sunday, sending a split squad to Port St. Lucie to face the division rival New York Mets for the last time before Opening Day and keeping another one back at the … Continue reading

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Game #28 Final weekend tune-up in Spring Training and some concerns amid the optimism

Where do we start in our discussion of the Washington Nationals? At what point do we stop saying this is just Spring Training and the results do not matter? It is really picking and choosing like an a la carte … Continue reading

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Game #27 The last night game of the #Nats Grapefruit League schedule!

The Nationals face the Marlins tonight in Jupiter, Florida which is just north of West Palm Beach. The Marlins 11-game winning streak ended yesterday, and maybe their team chemistry had a bad reaction to their cuts. As expected, owner Derek … Continue reading

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Game #26 Jeremy Hellickson makes his last start of Spring Training

It’s the last night time game at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on the 2019 Grapefruit League schedule. The Nationals will play one more night game tomorrow in Jupiter. On Saturday and Sunday there are afternoon games scheduled … Continue reading

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Game #25 Nats travel back to Disney for the last time — ever!

This will be the Nationals last trip to the Disney baseball complex because after this season the Atlanta Braves will be moving to their new home in Sarasota. When the Nationals were in Viera, the trip to Disney was actually … Continue reading

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Game #23/Game #24 Split-Squad games Patrick Corbin and Joe Ross get the starts today!

With the day-off on Wednesday, it is hard to say what the rotation will look like on Thursday to Sunday to complete the Grapefruit League schedule before the Nationals return to D.C. for next Monday’s exhibition game against the Yankees. … Continue reading

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Who will be the #Nats fourth outfielder?

This is a question that should be easy to answer. It would have been easy to answer, if only Michael A. Taylor‘s left cleat hadn’t caught in the Fort Myers outfield turf during a game against the Minnesota Twins last … Continue reading

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