Nats Scraps: June 20 podcast

June 21, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo take a hard look at the Washington Nationals‘ pressing needs, even with a 10-game lead in the National League East. Ownership doesn’t have to pinch pennies, so it’s on GM Mike Rizzo to solidify the bullpen, acquire another solid starter and find a backup catcher before the July 31 trade deadline.  

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Nats Scraps: June 13 podcast

June 13, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo recap a week in which the Washington Nationals were stung by injuries and chronic bullpen shortcomings. Jayson Werth has been on the disabled list since June 4, Ryan Zimmerman missed four games with a back issue and – combining both woes – Koda Glover (left) hurt his back in the shower, didn’t tell anyone, blew a save and went on the DL….

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Nats Scraps: June 6 podcast

June 6, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo recap a 6-1 week for the Washington Nationals, moving them past the Colorado Rockies for the National League’s best record. Bullpen revival has been the centerpiece, with 100 mph lefty Enny Romero (pictured) joining Koda Glover to set the tone.  

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Nats Scraps: May 30 podcast

May 30, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo discuss Washington Nationals news, including Bryce Harper charging Giants reliever Hunter Strickland after getting plunked on Monday. Also, Koda Glover has three saves since taking the Nationals’ closer role and Anthony Rendon‘s four homers are only part of a huge week.  

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Nats Scraps: May 23 podcast

May 23, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo talk Washington Nationals pitching and what can be done to shore up weaknesses both at the back of the rotation and in the bullpen. Potential trade targets include two available names in Oakland in Sean Doolittle (pictured, left) and Sonny Gray, or perhaps Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole and/or Tony Watson.  

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Nats Scraps: May 16 podcast

May 16, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo speculate on how many more blown saves it will take for the Washington Nationals and manager Dusty Baker to give Koda Glover a shot at the closer job. Meantime, Michael Taylor has done an admirable job taking over for the injured Adam Eaton in center field.  

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Nats Scraps: May 9 podcast

May 9, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo discuss whether it’s time for the Washington Nationals to give former first-round draft pick Jacob Turner – already on his fifth team at age 25 – a shot in the starting rotation. Ryan Zimmerman‘s recent surge also gets attention, along with injury updates and top prospects in the farm system.  

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Nats Scraps: May 2 podcast

May 2, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo discuss the Washington Nationals‘ loss of Adam Eaton to a torn ACL and whether the club should make a trade or stay in-house with Michael A. Taylor and Triple-A outfielder Andrew Stevenson. There’s also a big win on the docket, scoring 23 on Sunday against the New York Mets.  

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Nats Scraps: April 25 podcast

April 25, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo discuss the dominating offense that has taken the Washington Nationals back to the top of the NL East, with Bryce Harper well complemented by Daniel Murphy and Ryan Zimmerman (pictured). Still to be solved, though, is finding options at closer.  

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Nats Scraps: April 18 podcast

April 18, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo continue to lament the Washington Nationals‘ bullpen problems, where Blake Treinen already may have worn out his welcome as closer. On the bright side, Gio Gonzalez (pictured) has been off to a strong start, and the hitting is solid behind Daniel Murphy and Bryce Harper.  

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