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Report: 17 teams on Jonathan Papelbon's no-trade list revealed


Report: 17 teams on Jonathan Papelbon's no-trade list revealed

When the Nationals traded for Jonathan Papelbon in July, the no-trade clause in his contract transferred over. That was noted at the time, but became much more significant once he was suspended without pay for the final week of the season by the Nats for his dugout fight with star Bryce Harper.

Papelbon remains a National, but the list of 17 teams protected under his no-trade clause he gave the MLB Players Association was revealed on Tuesday. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN got the list and without further ado, here it is:

Arizona Diamondbacks
Baltimore Orioles
Cleveland Indians
Colorado Rockies
Chicago White Sox
Detroit Tigers
Los Angeles Dodgers
Miami Marlins
Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
Oakland Athletics
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Francisco Giants
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays

That leaves these teams that Papelbon can be traded to without his permission:

Atlanta Braves
Boston Red Sox
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
New York Mets
St. Louis Cardinals
San Diego Padres
Seattle Mariners
Tampa Bay Rays

Those are the teams the Nats can trade Papelbon to. Finding an interested trade parter, however, will not be easy given how low his value is right now and the fact he's owed $11 million in 2016.

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Did Max Scherzer's dance moves cause the Junkies' broadcast to lose power?

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Did Max Scherzer's dance moves cause the Junkies' broadcast to lose power?

Watching Max Scherzrer rack up Ks during a game is a usual sight for fans.

Dancing is not.

On Wednesday while the Sports Junkies were broadcasting at Nats Spring Training in West Palm Beach, we got a taste of what the back-to-back Cy Young Award winner has to offer on the dance floor. 

With just about a week left until their season kicks off, manager Dave Martinez hired a DJ for the day's workout, saying he wanted to "turn it up a notch." 

Well he turned it up a few too many notches, causing the back end of the complex where the Junkies were broadcasting to lose power.

While the Junkies were put in a pickle because of said DJ, we were able to get a glance of Scherzer dancing to Drakes' "God's Plan."


It's nice to see the usually lazer-focused pitcher let loose.

While Scherzer's dance moves didn't actually cause the Junkies to lose power, it's nice to think they were too much for the ballpark to handle. 

106.7 The Fans Sports Junkies simulcasts on NBC Sports Washington every weekday morning from 6:00 to 10:00 am ET. You can stream the Sports Junkies right here

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The sound of Bryce Harper's first spring training HR is beautiful


The sound of Bryce Harper's first spring training HR is beautiful

It's that wonderful time of year again — when baseball teams flock to warmer climates for spring training and the regular season is practically around the corner — and Bryce Harper is already killing it.

It took the Washington Nationals a few games to brush away their offseason cobwebs and get back into gear, but since the beginning of March, they're riding a five-game win streak as of Sunday the 4th.

They are 6-4-1 in spring training going into Monday's matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Since Thursday, the Nats have taken down — in order — the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, defending World Series champion Houston Astros, the Detroit Tigers and the Mets again. Sunday's 6-2 win against the Tigers was in large part thanks to Harper's bat, as the star of the team drilled his first home run of spring training. 


Turn up the volume for this one because the sound of Harper's contact with the ball is just beautiful — and perhaps enough to get you pumped for the March 29 opener.

Harper blew this ball away in the bottom of the third for a two-run homer with Howie Kendrick on base. He also had a single in the fourth and finished the game with three RBI.

Gio Gonzalez was the winning pitcher for the Nats.