By Victor Filoromo Insert your own favorite Jayson Werth money joke here. Go ahead; we’ll give you a second. Good? Alright. While that may make you chuckle, fans in Washington are hardly laughing out loud when they have to take a look at Jayson Werth’s debut season with the Nationals. Maybe the only people snickering […]

Added: OF Jayson Werth, 1B Adam LaRoche, SP Tom Gorzelanny, RP Todd Coffey, OF Rick Ankiel, OF Laynce Nix, PH Matt Stairs Lost: C Wil Nieves, 1B Adam Dunn, IF Adam Kennedy, IF/OF Michael Martinez, OF Michael Burgess, OF Willie Harris, OF Justin Maxwell, OF Josh Willingham, RHP Miguel Batista, RHP A.J. Morris, RHP Joel Peralta, […]

Nyjer Morgan’s been suspended for throwing a ball into the bleachers at Citizen’s Bank Park. Why’d he do it? The guy Morgan hit in the head says some fans were heckling Morgan: “Mostly they seemed to be heckling him about the way he wore his uniform. He was the only player on the field who […]

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Recently, Nyjer Morgan did something stupid. Maybe you heard about it? It was a rare fielding gaffe from Morgan, who usually makes most of his boners on the base paths. Morgan is fast. But he’s not the most savvy base runner. Last season, Morgan was picked off 9 times, which led the Major Leagues. In […]

Yesterday, Nationals prospect Stephen Strasburg pitched his first minor league game. But it was what he did before and after the games that caught my attention: Like other players for the Senators, Strasburg changed out of his jeans and polo shirt and pulled on his uniform. Like others, he grabbed a jelly doughnut from the […]

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