Keidel: Bryce Harper And Baseball's New Salary NarrativeBryce Harper's $21 million contract for 2018 bodes well for the Nats and reflects an MLB that lets teams more fairly compete for players.
5 Things: Rivalries Old And New Bring Excitement To BaseballThe Team of the 2010s in Major League Baseball certainly has been the San Francisco Giants with their three World Series titles. But things aren't looking good in S.F. this spring, despite wins against its biggest rival.
5 Things: A Tale Of Two Cities, From First To WorstJust a few seasons ago, the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants met in a epic, seven-game World Series. After last week in Major League Baseball, they are the worst two teams in baseball.
5 Things: All-Star Players In Pittsburgh And San Francisco Will Miss Major Time For Different ReasonsIt's always a big moment in sport when star players get injured or suspended, for it changes the dynamic of the whole season. Baseball is no different. Here are 5 things you may have missed from last week's MLB action.
30 Players: Trea Turner Looks To Build Off A Strong Rookie Year For NatsThe Nationals now turn to a young player to man the shortstop position with Danny Espinosa going to the Angels in the offseason.
FP Santangelo on The Drive - 12/07/16FP Santangelo shares his insight on the new San Francisco Giants closing pitcher.
5 Things: The Giants Win A Week, While The Butler Never Could Do It In OaklandWhether nationally or locally, the 2016 Major League Baseball season is getting very interesting down the stretch. Just 20 games or so remain for 30 teams across the nation, and the playoffs are just around the corner. Last week’s action gave us some great moments, from the nation’s capitol to Motown to the West Coast.
Nationals Acquire Lefty Reliever Rzepczynski From AthleticsThe Washington Nationals have acquired left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski from the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Max Schrock.
5 Things: Big Comebacks, Motown Perfection And A Triple PlayThe week leading up to the Major League Baseball non-waivers trade deadline was as wild as any other week of the season, but every moment seems more magnified as the 2016 regular season enters its final third. There was no shortage of amazing baseball last week, starting with big comebacks and a fun triple play.
Cain's Strong Outing Leads Giants Past Nationals 3-1Matt Cain threw five hitless innings for his 100th career victory and the San Francisco Giants held the Washington Nationals to three hits in a 3-1 win Sunday.
Nationals Hold Off Giants' Rally In 9th In 4-2 WinRyan Zimmerman had two hits and scored a run, Trea Turner added two hits and an RBI and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Thursday night.
5 Things: A Week Of Walk-Off Wins In MLBEverywhere Major League Baseball fans turned last week, a team was winning a game with a walk-off plate appearance. The Chicago White Sox won two games via the walk off last week, yet they also lost two games via the walk off. The Oakland Athletics won two straight games over the Tampa Bay Rays, and at the Coliseum, that means pies in the face for the player that just won the game. The St. Louis Cardinals won a big game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a walk-off home run this week, too.
Keidel: Stephen Strasburg Finally Living Up To HypeWashington Nationals' pitcher Stephen Strasburg is having a marvelous season at 13-0. Will it become a historic Cy Young season?
MLB 5 Things: Cubs Down, Giants UpFor all the noise about the Chicago Cubs this season, it's now the San Francisco Giants with the best record in baseball. Of course, that doesn't mean anything come October, as the Giants well know: Each of their last three World Series titles have come when they did not have the best record in the National League.
Keidel: Nats And Mets Going In Opposite DirectionsThe Washington Nationals look like the team they're supposed to be, sweeping the New York Mets, who look nothing like the team they were.