Category: Jayson Werth

Bryce Harper Wins Rookie of the Year, Declines to Talk Much About His Personal Efforts

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

The Washington Nationals were one of the most fun teams to watch in baseball this season. Thanks to a pair of youngsters in pitcher Stephen Strasburg and outfield Bryce Harper, the Nationals garnered national publicity early and then backed up they hype by winning the National League East. Harper was rewarded ...

Ryan Zimmerman Is Happy To Clinch A Playoff Birth, But More Celebrating Will Come With Division Title

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The Washington Nationals clinched a playoff birth after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers last Thursday. This was the first playoff birth for the Nationals since 1933. Baseball fans in the Washington D.C. area have been deprived for a long time, to say the very least. Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been ...

Mike Rizzo is Proud of Bryce Harper, But is Done Talking About Cole Hamels

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Mike Rizzo certainly wasn't quiet after Cole Hamels hit budding young star Bryce Harper with a pitch this past week. Hamels admitted throwing at the Nationals' teenager and Rizzo, the Nationals' general manager, fired back calling the move classless and gutless and labeling the Philadelphia pitcher "fake tough." Rizzo isn't backing ...

Washington Nationals Believe They’re Ready to Compete For a Playoff Spot This Season

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

It seems pretty apparent that the Washington Nationals are moving in a direction where they're about to be real contenders. They've got Stephen Strasburg coming back, one of MLB's top up-and-comers in outfield Bryce Harper, a loaded bullpen and a powerful lineup if guys like Ryan Zimmerman, Mike Morse and Jayson ...

Jayson Werth Isn’t Worried About the Pressure that Comes With a

Friday, April 1st, 2011

It was the kind of contract that had a lot of people scratching their heads this offseason. Now that the season has started, Jayson Werth's 7-year, $126 million deal is the kind of contract that could make a player go crazy under pressure. Werth isn't particularly interested in entertaining such thoughts. The ...

Ryan Howard Says Phillies are Best Team on Paper, Now They Must Prove Why

Friday, March 4th, 2011

After putting together one of the most prolific pitching rotations in Major League Baseball's recent history, the Philadelphia Phillies are the odds-on favorites to win the World Series. Adding that pitching prowess to an already potent lineup has earned them that honor. It's getting closer and closer to the time that ...

Jayson Werth Believes In the Washington Nationals (At least that’s what he says)

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Jayson Werth is in it for the long haul with the Washington Nationals after signing a seven-year, $126 million contract that includes a full no-trade clause.  Werth is very optimistic about being able to turn things around in Washington because they have got a lot of young, talented players on ...

With Jeter and Rivera Deals Done, How Long Will It Take Brian Cashman to Land Cliff Lee?

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

When you're the New York Yankees and you resolve hot stove topics in the offseason, those answers seem to simply beget more questions. And that's the case again this year, despite the fact that Brian Cashman signed veterans Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera to deals. Now it's all about whether the ...

Brian Cashman, New York Yankees Start Making Personnel Decisions

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

It doesn't usually take long for baseball fans, and fans of the New York Yankees in particular, to start discussing what needs to be done with personnel when the season is over. Heck, those discussions usually start while the Yankees are still playing. It also usually doesn't take long for one ...

Jayson Werth Cleans Out Locker in Philadelphia … For Good?

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Twenty years from now, when we think about the names that laid the foundation for the current run by the Philadelphia Phillies, the list will be long. Ryan Howard. Chase Utley. Jimmy Rollins. Cole Hamels. Shane Victorino. Jayson Werth. Now, with the Phillies bounced from the playoffs, that core group may ...