Chatter Archive: October 2008


  • Cordero outrighted, Pena picks up option

    Chad Cordero becomes a free agent after being taken off the 40-man roster, and Wily Mo Pena exercises the $2 million player option on his contract. Published October 30 2008

  • More new assignments with the Nationals

    Devon White and Pat Corrales have new jobs with the Nationals. Published October 29 2008

  • Game 5 postponed again

    With rain continuing to fall and the forecast not expected to improve through this evening, Bud Selig announced this afternoon that the suspended Game 5 between the Phillies and Rays that began Monday night would be delayed another day. Published October 28 2008

  • Game 5 postponed again

    With rain still falling and expected to continue all day, the completion of Game 5 of the World Series has been pushed back to Wednesday night. Published October 28 2008

  • Nats Fall League update

    Several members of the Nationals organization are playing fall ball right now, either in Arizona or the Dominican Republic. Here's an update on how each is doing, courtesy of Bill Gluvna of the Nats PR department Published October 27 2008

  • Douoguih returns as Nats medical director

    The Nationals have hired a new medical director: Wiemi Douoguih, whose name may sound familiar to close followers of the club. Published October 27 2008

  • First pitch -- 10:06 p.m.

    We're underway at last. Hope you brewed up some coffee, cause it's going to be a late night. Published October 25 2008

  • Tarp's off

    Well, the tarp has been removed from the infield, the grounds crew is spreading out drying agent and Jamie Moyer has made his way out to the bullpen to warm up. Published October 25 2008

  • Start delayed

    If you hadn't realized this already from the fact that Fox is currently showing "Til Death" and not the pregame show, Game 3 is being delayed by rain. Published October 25 2008

  • Starting lineups

    It's now raining harder here in Philly. But everyone's still assuming this thing starts on time. If and when it does, here are the lineups... Published October 25 2008

  • Raining in Philly ... for now

    It's been raining most of the day at Citizens Bank Park and the tarp is currently on the field. But it looks like just about all of this stuff is going to clear out before Game 3 of the World Series is set to begin at 8:35 p.m. Published October 25 2008

  • Nats announce 2009 coaching staff

    Hello from Philadelphia, where we interrupt the World Series for a little breaking Nationals news: The team announced on Friday afternoon it has hired five coaches to complete its 2009 staff. Published October 24 2008

  • Let the Series begin

    To paraphrase the insufferable Brent Musberger, I am looking live at Tropicana Field, where the 104th World Series gets underway in about three hours. Published October 22 2008

  • World Series predictions

    Phillies or Rays? Our baseball crew weighs in. Published October 22 2008

  • Nats hire crosschecker and special asst.

    Washington hires Deric Ladnier, Kansas City's former senior director of scouting, to serve as national crosschecker and special assistant to GM Jim Bowden. Published October 20 2008

  • Ready for Game 7

    It's the greatest event in sports. Not the Super Bowl. Not the Final Four. Not Sunday at the Masters. It's Game 7 of a playoff series, and nothing else compares to it. Published October 19 2008

  • Will it end tonight?

    Well, I'm back at Tropicana Field. Can't say I expected to be here less than 48 hours ago when the Rays owned a 7-0 lead in the seventh inning of Game 5 and I had a very nice story ready to go on the first AL pennant in franchise history. Published October 18 2008

  • Nats drop Langerhans, Speigner, Manning

    The Nationals have removed three players from their 40-man roster, outrighting outfielder Ryan Langerhans and right-hander Levale Speigner to Class AAA Syracuse while losing left-hander Charlie Manning to the Cardinals on a waiver claim. Published October 15 2008

  • Kazmir to start Game 5

    In a surprise move, the Rays will move struggling left-hander Scott Kazmir up to start tomorrow's potential clincher at Fenway Park. Could the decision backfire on Joe Maddon? Published October 15 2008

  • Time for Sox to panic?

    Normally, you wouldn't be too worried about the Red Sox trailing a seven-game series 2-1. But something about their current predicament seems especially tenuous. Published October 14 2008

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