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Chatter Archive: July 2008


  • Reaction from Lo Duca and Lopez

    OK, let's start with some quotes from all the interested parties regarding tonight's postgame roster moves: (Paul Lo Duca, Felipe Lopez and Johnny Estrada released, Elijah Dukes activated off the DL, Emilio Bonifacio recalled from Columbus, Alberto Gonzalez acquired from the Yankees)... Published July 31 2008

  • Lo Duca, Lopez released

    Paul Lo Duca, Felipe Lopez and Johnn Estrada (who had been DFA'd last week) were all given their unconditional release. Emilio Bonifacio, Elijah Dukes and Alberto Gonzalez will all be added to the roster tomorrow. Published July 31 2008

  • More moves to come?

    OK, so as we sit here at 9 p.m., the Nats well on their way to a ninth-straight loss and third straight sweep, here are some thoughts on the day's events and what may still lie ahead... Published July 31 2008

  • Zim leaves game [UPDATED AT 8:50 P.M.]

    Ryan Zimmerman was plunked on the right hand in the third inning of tonight's game, and though he remained in the game, he was replaced at the end of the inning. Published July 31 2008

  • Nationals make a trade

    While all of the beat reporters are downstairs talking to Manny, the Nationals announced a trade. ... but don't get excited. Published July 31 2008

  • Approaching 4 p.m.

    There is nothing to the John Lannan or Joel Hanrahan to the White Sox rumor. Repeat: nothing. Published July 31 2008

  • Deadline deal unlikely

    Jim Bowden essentially said there's no market for the Nats' available veterans: Paul Lo Duca, Odalis Perez and Felipe Lopez. Published July 30 2008

  • Wednesday lineups

    Here are the lineups for the Nationals' game tonight against the Phillies: Published July 30 2008

  • Live chat today -- 1 p.m.

    Please join me today at 1 p.m. for our weekly Nats live chat. You can access the chat at this site. Published July 30 2008

  • At least they scored a run tonight

    Another day, another Nationals loss. But on the bright side, they actually scored tonight in a 2-1 loss to the Phillies. Published July 29 2008

  • Lineups and news

    A few news updates before we get to the lineups: Published July 29 2008

  • 57 to go

    Please welcome your Washington Nationals back home. They desperately need your warm wishes after a brutal West Coast trip that saw them get swept in succession by the Giants and Dodgers. Published July 29 2008

  • Wrapping up a frustrating week

    Well, the Nats were shut out yet again today, 2-0 by the Dodgers. For those keeping score at home -- and really, why torture yourself like that? -- that's 15 shutouts this season (most in the majors) and three in the last four days. Published July 27 2008

  • Cordero speaks

    Chad Cordero addresses his recovery from shoulder surgery, Jim Bowden's public announcing of the club's plan to non-tender him and whether or not he'll consider re-signing with the Nats this winter. Published July 26 2008

  • How good is Lannan?

    Few outside of Washington have even heard of him, but John Lannan should be on everyone's radar screen around baseball. In fact, he should be getting strong consideration for NL Rookie of the Year honors. Published July 26 2008

  • Wild, wild west

    Something occurred to me sometime in the last 24 hours: The Nats always make news on the West Coast. Published July 25 2008

  • Milledge activated, Estrada cut

    Following today's 1-0 loss to the Giants, the Nationals activated outfielder Lastings Milledge off the DL and designated catcher Johnny Estrada for assignment. Published July 24 2008

  • Cordero's future [Updated at 6:48 p.m.]

    Jim Bowden says the Nats won't tender Chad Cordero a contract this winter. But that doesn't mean the injured closer won't be back in 2009. Published July 24 2008

  • Odds and ends

    Some updates to pass along as the Nats and Giants get underway tonight... Published July 23 2008

  • Looking at 2009 salaries

    Yesterday's developments might leave you wondering how much the Nationals have invested in payroll in 2009 and beyond. So I took a few moments to scrounge up some contract details. Here you go... Published July 23 2008