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Nationals Daily Evolutions 9/30/10

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WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 29:  Adam Dunn #44 of the Washington Nationals tosses his bat after striking out against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on September 29 2010 in Washington DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 29: Adam Dunn #44 of the Washington Nationals tosses his bat after striking out against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on September 29 2010 in Washington DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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The home season came to an end pretty much how it began. With a left handed pitcher getting clubbed by the Phillies line-up. --Dave Nichols from natsnewsnetwork.com

Being the last home game it was time for the fans and players to say goodbye with hopes that the front office will reward them in the off-season. --Mark Zuckerman at natsinsider.com

It is tough to say goodbye to our baseball family, but it is good to get back to normal life. --Jenn from natsfangirls.com

With the season set to wrap up this weekend it is time for the Nationals to start thinking about the off-season and to start thinking big. --Thomas Boswell in The Washington Post

Mike Rizzo has a few thoughts on what the Nationals want to do. If he truly targets a number one starter and outfielders like he says it will be interesting to see how his plan comes together. --Ben Goessling at masnsports.com

Mark Lerner also has something to share about the Nats upcoming off-season. When they say they are going to be agressive this off-season I hope they mean it. --Dan Steinberg in The DC Sports Bog 

There is always this guy that could help in the outfield, but if the Nationals go Japanesse I would rather them trade for Fukudome than get a 33 year old that is rarely healthy. --Jerry Crasnick from espn.com

Number one priority should be signing Adam Dunn. Here is one look at how many games he might have helped the Nationals win by driving in runs. --Mark Zuckerman from natsinsider.com

Of course the Nationals could always just do nothing in the off-season. --Harper at natsbaseball.com

More off-season news and baseball ramblings after the jump.         

Another reason to keep Adam Dunn is he wins a lot of golf clubs for people. --Thom Loverro in The Washington Examiner

Espinosa is looking forward to winter ball. --Byron Kerr at masnsports.com

Ramos and Pudge have a good relationship and it appears that Pudge enjoys helping a young catcher learn the ropes. --Adam Kilgore from washingtonpost.com

Jesus Flores is not dead, and is finally reaching the end of his long recovery process. --Aaron Gleeman from nbcsports.com

The Cubs are still interested in Adam Dunn. --Tim Dierkes mlbtraderumors.com

The Nationals starting pitchers have been striking out more batters lately, and it has led to lower ERAs and bettering winning percentages. --Ben Goessling at masnsports.com

General Baseball

The Pirates clinch the worst record in baseball and will know more about who they take number 1 after they take him. --Aaron Gleeman from nbcsports.com

There have been players that haven't won the Cy Young while leading a league in ERA and Ks, but not many. --Joe Posnanski at si.com

The Yankees have owned the Twins recently and they might be better to grab the Wild Card to insure they get a crack at playing the Twins over the Rangers. --Jon Paul Morosi from foxsports.com

MLB is partly to blame for the Rays attendance struggles. They should have realized that people in Florida hate baseball. --Jeff Passan at yahoosports.com

I have to say this season has been fun. I have seen a lot of changes, not just in my off-line life, but in my online life as well. I am very happy to have joined this great community this season and I look forward to hopefully bringing everyone good news during the off-season. Oh and GO TWINS!!! in the post-season. I think a Twins vs. Reds World Series would make me happy and if not that then Rays vs. Phillies with the Rays winning in a sweep with a combined score of 28-2.