Rizzo: Jim Riggleman unsatisfied with contract situation, has resigned effective the end of this game.
Edwin Rodriguez resigned this morning. It will be interesting to see if they again go after Bo porter, who they almost hired last fall.
"...it seems like [Ryan] Zimmerman simply suffers from a lack of national exposure. Longoria has played in the World Series and had the national spotlight shined upon him in the process, while Zimmerman has spent his career playing for losing teams in Washington."
With the game tied at 2, Morgan almost single-handedly put the Brewers back ahead.
With one out in the second, Morgan doubled, stole third - getting such a good jump that there wasn't a throw - and then took off for home on a grounder by George Kottaras. Morgan barreled into catcher Brian McCann, who lost the ball, and Morgan doubled back to step on home plate before McCann got the ball back. The run gave Milwaukee a 3-2 lead.
It was the latest impressive moment as a Brewer for Morgan, acquired in a trade with Washington just before the start of the season. He came into Thursday's game batting .556, and also made an impressive diving catch in the sixth.
"I saw Bryce Harper go 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. I saw him take a batting practice where he failed to hit a single home run. And I can say, unequivocally, that Harper is the best player I saw in Arizona, and one of the two best prospects in baseball. Swings this mature, with the balance, the extension, the load and the transfer, don’t find themselves with teenagers often. But there I go, telling you something you’ve already read again."
"Certainly the excitement around Stephen Strasburg helped draw attention to the Nationals this season," said MASN spokesman Todd Webster. "But considering that he started only 12 games between June 8 and August 21, it's clear that excitement about the franchise is much broader and deeper than any one player."
Adam Dunn: "'I'm sick of two-year contracts. It's the same every year [with mid-season trade rumors]. I think I've proved I deserve more than that.'"
"I can tell you that yesterday, the creativity that allowed the deal [between the Nats and no.1 overall pick Bryce Harper] to get done was something that really arose in the last three minutes," before the 11:59:59 deadline.
"[Scott] Boras, who despised former Nats general manager Jim Bowden, lobbied for [Mike] Rizzo to replace him in the job, even raising the possibility, according to sources, that Strasburg would not sign with the Nats as long as Bowden was in charge of his minor league development."