The Washington Nationals are reportedly still interested in acquiring another outfielder and, according to J.P. Morosi of FoxSports.com, have rehashed talks with Anaheim about Peter Bourjos.
Morosi reports Washington has had "preliminary discussions" with the Angels and that the Royals, Diamondbacks, and Blue Jays have also expressed interest. The Angels have an excess of outfielders the moment with Vernon Wells and Torii Hunter in the mix and super prospect Mike Trout now in the majors.
Morosi cites Jayson Werth's injury as a catalyst for the Nats to renew their interest in an outfielder. Werth broke his wrist earlier this week fielding a ball in right field and could be out for an extended amount of time.
The 25-year-old Bourjos is hitting just .192 this season with one home run and nine RBI in 21 games. He certainly wouldn't impact the Nationals offense right away and that is their biggest weakness.
The Angels on the other hand, as Morosi notes, would most likely be looking for relief pitchers in return. The Nationals have a relatively strong bullpen, but their depth has been hurt by injuries to Drew Storen and Brad Lidge.
Anaheim did lose their catcher in Chris Ianetta this week, he had wrist surgery that will sideline him for six to eight weeks, and Washington has one of the better back-up catchers in the game in Jesus Flores.
Whether the Nationals move forward and deal for Bourjos or not, Morosi's sources indicate they are still on the market for outfield help. It could also signify a discouraging outlook for Jayson Werth who does have a history with his left wrist, albeit a completely different part.
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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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