Nats Scraps: Aug. 8 podcast

August 8, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo look at how such Washington Nationals role players as Wilmer Difo (1) and newly acquired Howie Kendrick have made an impact. And with the bullpen now solidified through trades, should the Nationals pursue a veteran starter in a waiver deal?  

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Nats Scraps: Aug. 1 podcast

August 1, 2017

Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo discuss the Washington Nationals‘ rebuilt bullpen, with Brandon Kintzler arriving from the Minnesota Twins via trade to join previous acquisitions Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson. They also break down the Nationals’ revamped roster with an eye on the postseason.  

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Prime Sports Baseball: Aug. 1 podcast

August 1, 2017

Greg DePalma and PSN baseball analyst Scott Zolotorow analyze winners and losers from the flurry of activity before baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline, with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers making the most impact. While Sonny Gray lands in pinstripes and Yu Darvish dons Dodger blue, the Houston Astros stood pat except to add Francisco Liriano to their bullpen.  

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Prime Sports Baseball: July 29 podcast

July 29, 2017

Greg DePalma and PSN baseball analyst Scott Zolotorow assess the trade market in the final hours before Monday’s deadline, with plenty of high-profile pitching still available including Yu Darvish of Texas and Baltimore’s Zach Britton. They also analyze the trades already made and their impact on the playoff chase.

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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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