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  1. Nelson Cruz, Melky Cabrera and the silent majority

    Jun 27, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT

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    Nelson Cruz could be elected to the All-Star Game. Melky Cabrera and Ryan Braun, too. Shouldn’t the public be more upset about this?

  2. Brandon Belt will have pins inserted into broken thumb

    May 11, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

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    Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was placed on the disabled list on Saturday morning with a broken left thumb that he suffered Friday night when he was struck by a Paul Maholm pitch. After a visit with hand specialist Dr. Tim McAdams, the situation is looking even grimmer.

  3. Giants have considered Mike Morse, but may opt to get a left fielder via trade

    Dec 7, 2013, 6:50 PM EDT

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    Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle tweets that the Giants have considered free agent Mike Morse to fill their left field vacancy, but they think they can do a better job making a trade. Schulman added that he would not be surprised if the team made a trade over the upcoming winter meetings. Morse…

  4. No, the Strasburg shutdown in 2012 is not why the Nats missed the playoffs in 2013

    Sep 24, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT

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    The worst part of narrative-driven sports journalism is that it usually results in those who engage in it bending the facts to fit the narrative rather than identifying a narrative that springs logically from those facts. As an example I give you John Feinstein’s column on the Nats. Which came out today, but which you…

  5. Orioles “actively pursuing” Mike Morse and Oliver Perez

    Jul 31, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

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    The O’s could use a DH/corner bat and the Mariners have one. So this would make sense: Orioles are actively pursuing both Mike Morse and Oliver Perez of the #Mariners today, accdg to a source. Would like a combo deal. — Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) July 31, 2013   As for Perez, the Orioles’ greatest strength…

  6. Should the Phillies think about trading Ryan Howard?

    May 11, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies

    First baseman Ryan Howard, 33 years old and still suffering lingering effects of an Achilles injury suffered in Game Five of the 2011 NLDS, should be on the trading block according to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News. The lefty slugger entered tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks with a .262/.299/.476 line and is in…

  7. Some pitching feats in tonight’s action

    Apr 12, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

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    A.J. Burnett turned in his third consecutive solid effort, holding the Reds to three runs over six innings tonight, striking out eight. Since 2000, there are only ten occurrences of a pitcher tossing at least five innings and striking out eight or more in at least his first three starts of the season. Randy Johnson…

  8. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT

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    Yankees 14, Indians 1: “Man, where are the Yankees going to get any offense with all of their big hitters on the DL?” no one is asking today like they asked so much last week. I guess nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got somethin to say, but nothin’ comes out when they move their…

  9. Justin Upton, Paul Maholm an unbeatable combination for Braves

    Apr 8, 2013, 11:54 PM EDT

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    Justin Upton went 4-for-4 and homered yet again while Paul Maholm pitched one-hit ball for seven innings in the Braves’ 2-0 defeat of the Marlins on Monday. Upton leads the majors six homers, one more than Seattle’s Mike Morse, and he also chipped in with his second double tonight. He scored both runs for the…

  10. 2013 Preview: Seattle Mariners

    Mar 22, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Seattle Mariners. The Big Question: Are the Mariners finally on the right track? Absolutely. After some bad high payroll…

  11. Red Sox still in on Nick Swisher, out on Adam LaRoche

    Dec 3, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT

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    Boston’s pursuit of Adam LaRoche ended with the signing of Mike Napoli, but the Red Sox are still talking to Nick Swisher, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reports. ESPN’s Jayson Stark says the Red Sox are also considering Cody Ross and Shane Victorino as they seek to round out their outfield. Signing one player from that group…

  12. The Nationals and Rays are talking about Mike Morse, Danny Espinosa

    Dec 3, 2012, 8:42 AM EDT

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    The Rays just got James Loney, but ESPN’s Jim Bowden reports that the team is talking to the Nationals about a trade for Mike Morse and Danny Espinosa in exchange for pitching. Just because Loney is in the fold doesn’t mean this makes zero sense — after all, Loney is actually a downgrade from Carlos…

  13. Nationals targeting August 1 return for Jayson Werth “may be a bit too optimistic”

    Jul 12, 2012, 12:17 PM EDT

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    Jayson Werth still hasn’t been cleared to swing a bat yet 10 weeks after breaking his wrist on May 6, but Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that the wrist is healed and the Nationals continue to target August 1 for his return date. According to Zuckerman “that may be a bit too optimistic, but the…

  14. Jayson Werth aims to return from broken wrist by August 1

    Jun 20, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    Six weeks ago Jayson Werth was given a 9-12 week recovery timetable for his broken left wrist and he’s basically still on that same track, with manager Davey Johnson saying yesterday that the Nationals hope to have the outfielder back around August 1. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that Werth is no longer wearing a…

  15. Mike Morse making season debut as Nationals cleanup man after missing 50 games

    Jun 1, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

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    After missing the first 50 games with a strained lat muscle Mike Morse is off the disabled list and hitting cleanup for the Nationals tonight in his season debut. During the past two-and-a-half seasons Morse quietly emerged as one of the NL’s best bats, hitting .295 with 49 homers and an .889 OPS in 276…

  16. J.P. Arencibia is really mature

    Apr 19, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia is having a pretty awful start to his season: .063/.118/.156 in 35 plate appearances.  That’s pretty rough, especially because when you’re a major leaguer, people notice that sort of thing. Eric Mirlis of the New York Sports Exchange radio show noticed, and he tweeted about it, saying that Arencibia’s stat…

  17. Mike Morse to begin season on disabled list with lat injury

    Mar 30, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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    As expected Mike Morse will begin the season on the disabled list, with the Nationals making the move official today. Morse has been out since March 13 with a lat injury and received platelet-rich plasma injections as part of his treatment, but won’t have enough time to be ready by next week. Morse’s injury opens…

  18. It’s cute watching Mike Rizzo pretend to play tough with Scott Boras over Prince Fielder

    Jan 6, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Fact: Mike Rizzo and the Washington Nationals have been Scott Boras’ huckleberry for a few years now. Nothing wrong with that. They’ve signed some great guys by being willing to play ball with Boras in ways that some teams have chosen not to. But it is pretty obvious that if Boras has a big name,…

  19. Mike Morse waiting to learn fate as Nationals’ fallback option

    Dec 29, 2010, 11:42 AM EDT

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    On the strength of hitting .289 with 15 homers in 266 at-bats as a part-timer Mike Morse emerged as a possible everyday player for the Nationals in 2011, but Ben Goessling of MASNSports.com writes that his role hinges on whether they sign a veteran first baseman. Washington has been linked to just about every free…

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