WASHINGTON - JULY 11: Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals throws the ball to first base against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park on July 11 2010 in Washington DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
78,000 Stephen Strasburg jersies were sold in through July 1, more than Ryan Zimmerman has sold in his career. This also makes his jersey the highest selling in all of MLB in June.
It's now been made official: Pudge Rodriguez will be the first-ever fans' choice bobblehead, being given out August 28.
Buster Olney reports that the Nats have had several conversations regarding a potential Adam Dunn trade. It appears Dunn has become frustrated and has lost interest in signing a long-term deal with the Nationals. Angels outfielder Torii Hunter said that having Adam Dunn "would be awesome for [his] ballclub."
Bob Carpenter and Rob Dibble were ranked the fifth-worst broadcasting team by GQ.
Mark Zuckerman summarizes the best and the worst of the Nats' first half. The best game: July 3 against the Mets, when Adam Dunn almost hit a walkoff grand slam against Francisco Rodriguez.
35.1% of the pitches Ian Desmond swings at are outside of the strike zone, good for 5th highest among 21 eligible shortstops. He also swings at 66.5% of the pitches he sees.
The Nats' rotation is going to get a bit crowded with the impending returns of Jordan Zimmermann, Scott Olsen, John Lannan, Jason Marquis and Chien-Ming Wang. A little competition never hurt anybody.
Matt Capps would prefer to remain with the Nationals, but would understand if the Nats decided to trade him.