Nats Scraps: July 25 podcast

July 25, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo contemplate which pitcher should be the Washington Nationals‘ primary target in the final days before next Monday’s trade deadline – Detroit’s Justin Verlander, Baltimore’s Zach Britton or Oakland’s Sonny Gray. Whatever the case, it appears likely GM Mike Rizzo will make a major move.  

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Nats Scraps: July 18 podcast

July 18, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo catch up on the latest Washington Nationals buzz, asking if the trade that brought Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle from Oakland is enough to shore up a faltering bullpen. Also, do the Nationals need to make a bid for another starter such as Justin Verlander or Cole Hamels?  

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Nats Scraps: July 4 podcast

July 4, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo look at the latest Washington Nationals headlines, as starters Max Scherzer and Gio Gonzalez finish June on a roll but the bullpen blew two more saves last week. Perhaps Angels veteran Huston Street or Detroit’s Justin Wilson can come in a trade. Also, it wasn’t a great week for manager Dusty Baker.  

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Nats Scraps: June 27 podcast

June 27, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo contemplate the chances of the Washington Nationals prying troubled closer Roberto Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays, and what it might take to land him via trade. For now, the club has signed veteran Francisco Rodriguez to a minor-league contract, and young outfielder Brian Goodwin has a breakout week.  

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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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