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By Tom Fitton
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Bryce Harper
Nate McLouth should help as a backup for their stating outfielders, but also provide insurance for the Nationals.
The odds of Cano, a free agent who has had a brilliant career with the Yankees, joining the Nats are only slightly higher than the odds of a Ferrari showing up under a certain tree in Accokeek, Md. But what's a holiday season without a few dreams? And this is one dream the Nats really should try to make a reality.
Here is one guy's attempt at coming up with something for every team, as in the spirit of the holiday, we should all be thankful.
Brian McCann has reached a deal with the New York Yankees that will pay him $85 million over five years, with a vesting option for the sixth.
The team released the Cuban pitcher on Saturday after four years in the organization. Matt Eddy of Baseball America first reported the news.
When he was earning Gold Gloves and making All-Star appearances and winning a World Series as a player, new Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams certainly made an impression on Jayson Werth.
Strasburg had bone chips removed from his surgically repaired right elbow, while Harper had knee surgery and LaRoche elbow surgery.
Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg has had bone chips removed from his surgically repaired right elbow.
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is a devout Mormon, but he's not going to advocate his faith like football player Tim Tebow.
Members of the Nationals are Catholic, or Mormon, or from Protestant denominations. Some are indifferent, or apathetic. Some are Jews, or Jehovah's Witnesses, or those who have more scientific beliefs. But this year, perhaps more than in years past, religion has become a frequent topic inside the Nationals' clubhouse.
The Nats figure to be a contender again next season. The right manager can lead them back to the playoffs. The wrong manager? He can make a mess out of a team that needs to come back strong from this disappointing season. This team can win and it needs to do it next year.
Still, Zimmermann's season solidified his place among the game's elite as he finished 19-9 with a 3.25 ERA, earned his first All-Star selection with a mind-bogglingly good first half, and continued his progression into an ace.
As Davey Johnson said late Monday night, there are "a thousand different" reasons the Nationals' season ended in elimination, as opposed to celebration. Here are three issues that contributed to their struggle.
Ramos was the unquestioned star in a game filled with them -- Bryce Harper was 3-for-5, Ian Desmond was 2-for-4 with five RBI, and Denard Span went 2-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to 26 games -- as the Nationals sealed an 11-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Texas Rangers third base coach Gary Pettis still has vivid memories of that day 12 years ago, when two hijacked jets were flown into the World Trade Center towers.
He writes "Luke 1:37" on every autograph he signs.
"For with God, nothing shall be impossible."