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When the season ends Wednesday, the Washington Nationals will begin the process of searching for their 2012 manager. Their list, general manager Mike Rizzo said Sunday, is not long. They know what they want and who they're looking at.
As the Nats wrap up the second-most-successful season in their seven-year history in Washington, General Manager Mike Rizzo heads into the offseason with a specific list.
As the ball cracked off Michael Morse's bat and began its flight into the right field seats, the crowd at Nationals Park started to erupt. The cheering didn't stop as he rounded the bases and received the now-traditional flying elbows to the helmet from several of his teammates, and they only got louder as their 29-homer slugger disappeared into the dugout.
Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg will be on an innings limit next season as he continues his comeback from reconstructive surgery on his pitching elbow.
In a quiet moment this week in Philadelphia, Washington Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty was asked to evaluate Stephen Strasburg's first three major league starts. They were a small sampling of exceptional work for someone just more than a year removed from ligament replacement surgery.
Ivan Rodriguez remembers facing Chien-Ming Wang when the Washington Nationals right-hander was throwing 97-mph sinkers from 60 feet, 6 inches. A veritable bowling ball coming at batters so quickly it'd be tough to get a bat on it, let alone propel it into play.
Stephen Strasburg's next-to-last pitch of the night was a 77 mph breaking ball that caused the hitter to duck down and curl away from the plate _ as though worried he might get plunked in the head.
There's Ivan Rodriguez, in the outfield early in the afternoons, running sprints. He's in the batting cage, in the weight room, back in the batting cage. He's working. He's just not playing.
Over the course of Ross Detwiler’s 27 previous major league starts, he’s shown promise and possibility in a left arm dripping with potential.