The best podcast for extensive Washington Nationals coverage. Our rotating stable of hosts include our Nationals insider Todd Dybas, former Nats beat writer Chase Hughes, Tim Shovers, Ryan Wormeli, and Travis Thomas.
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For the inaugural episode, featuring Tim Murray, Todd Dybas, and Tim Shovers, a reaction to the Nationals signing Patrick Corbin to a 6 year deal. Should the team continue to invest in starting pitching while much of the league is trending in a different direction?
Then of course plenty of Bryce Harper Talk ahead of the Winter Meetings in Vegas (13:57) How does the Corbin money play into it? Where will he end up and what are the driving forces behind his ultimate decision?
Finally, tips of the cap to GM Mike Rizzo for the Yan Gomes acquisition (41:08).
This is NBC Sports Washington's "The Racing Presidents" Podcast, year round coverage of the Washington Nationals.
Patrick Corbin is officially introduced as the newest member of the Washington Natinonals starting staff.
Todd Dybas sits two for exclusive interviews with both Corbin and GM Mike Rizzo. Of course it's not all all about Corbin, Todd asks Rizzo the mandatory question about Bryce Harper (10:12).
Tim Murray connects with Todd Dybas who is down in Las Vegas at the Baseball Winter Meetings. They certainly dive into Nats Owner Mark Lerner's comments regarding the future of Bryce Harper (8:17)
They look back at Patrick Corbin's press conference and all of the players who were in attendance. Finally (29:10), they answer your twitter questions including a look at the situation at catcher at all levels in the organization.
Tim Shovers & Todd Dybas recap a day highlighted by Nats GM Mike Rizzo addressing the media after the well publicized comments last week by Owner Mark Lerner regarding Bryce Harper. Yankees GM Brian Cashman also weighs in on the prized free agent (11:40)
They then discuss the 2 newest editions to Cooperstown and whether they should have been voted into the Hall of Fame (15:31)
Finally, hear what ESPN's Tim Kurkjian had to say to NBC Sports Washington about the possibility of Harper to the Phillies (24:42).
Tim Murray catches up with Todd Dybas as the Winter Meetings have experienced some temporary "Harper-Lash", so they cover other pressing topics regarding the Nats. Will they move Tanner Roark, Michael A. Taylor working down in the Winter League, and is Mike Rizzo interested in D.J. LeMahieu?
Stay tuned for Todd's sit-down with the skipper Davey Martinez for all the latest regarding his club as he prepares for his 2nd season in Washington (15:53).
Todd Dybas is joined by Jamal Collier of MLB.com & Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post in Vegas to give their immediate reactions to the news of the Nationals trading Tanner Roark to the Reds in return for Tanner Rainey. They also dive further into the speculation of whether Bryce Harper would sign for either the Yankees or White Sox.
Finally, Todd exclusively sits down with super agent Scott Boras for not only the latest with Harper, but also the future in Washington for Anthony Rendon (26:07).
Todd Dybas gives immediate reaction to the news that Matt Adams, left handed hitting 1st baseman, is coming back to the Nationals after signing a 1 year/ $4 million deal.
As the Winter Meetings are a distant memory and the Bryce Harper front remains quiet, a reaction for the latest involving the Nats. A recap of the Matt Adams signing, and updated thoughts on second base lead things off. Then more of a deep dive into the Tanner Roark trade and what that means for the back end of the rotation. Is more help on the way for the bullpen?
Todd Dybas gives immediate analysis to Washington inking starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez to a 2 year/ $10 million deal.