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Bleav in Nationals podcast - After a dismal sweep, what are the Nationals' plans with Patrick Corbin and Luis García?

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After an abysmal series in Philadelphia over the weekend where the Nationals were swept, questions are being asked over the future of Patrick Corbin in the rotation and whether Luis García's time at shortstop may be numbered.

Bleav in Nationals podcast - They actually did it. The Nationals traded Juan Soto.

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Patrick Reddington, Editor-in-Chief at Federal Baseball, joins the podcast for a trade deadline special as we break down the Nationals trading Juan Soto to the San Diego Padres.

Bleav in Nationals podcast - Will Juan Soto really be traded?! Bonus: MLB Draft breakdown

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In a bumper debut episode of the podcast, we chat with Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington to discuss the Nationals' season so far, and whether they will actually trade Juan Soto. Then we sit down with Carlos Collazo of Baseball America to discuss the team's recent draft class.

Washington Nationals’ lineup for 3rd of 4 with the Cincinnati Reds in GABP... 2022

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"A swinging bat is a hazardous bat," Davey Martinez told columnists after the Nationals' 8-1 misfortune to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night in Great American Ball Park. Washington's fifth-year captain, talking after the club snapped a 27-inning scoreless streak, expressed out loud whatever he was seeing from his hitters isn't what works for the lineup they gathered in the country's capital. "The main way we will receive in return is by getting great pitches and swinging at great pitches, and going after the strike zone early. That we're great at," Martinez said. "While we're going great, we go up there and we're prepared to hit. What's more, the most recent couple of days I'm watching and we're taking such a large number of strikes, we truly are, and placing ourselves in an opening." Martinez's club showed up cocked and locked in the second of four with the Reds the previous evening, with Lane Thomas hitting three homers, Nelson Cruz and Juan Soto hitting one each, and the club setting up eight runs absolute, on 12 hits, while going 3 for 8 with sprinters in scoring position in the success.

Spotrac Projects Soto's Contract

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Would anyone not want to sign him to this right now?

Schwarbombs and Rally Helmets - 2021 Washington Nationals are fun...

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Hit a Schwarbomb get to wear the rally helmet? Or as Kyle Schwarber said, "Rally helmet. Rally helmet right there. Caps. Big hockey team. Rally helmet. Got to love it." - New t-shirts from our friends at BreakingT.

TAKE 3-0? HELL NO!

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"Oh, hell no. I’m swinging the whole time. I’m swinging. If you throw it right there, I’m going to swing." - Juan Soto on swinging 3-0 on his Opening Day walk-off winner. New t-shirt via BreakingT

Nationals' lineup for nightcap of doubleheader with the Mets...

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We didn't have time to write a separate lineup post for Game 2 because we've been hard at work transcribing this afternoon's 36:30 press conference on Davey Martinez's extension. So just take your FanShot lineup and like it. Got it. Sorry for yelling. We love you. -- FBB

Victor Robles made a catch so good it goes its own t-shirt...

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"To be honest, it was complete instinct," Victor Robles said of his home run-robbing catch at the center field wall Tuesday night in Truist Park. It was a catch so impressive, that Breaking T decided it deserved its own shirt. Get yours thru the link above...

New Juan Soto Juan Gone T-shirt from Breaking T

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Juan Soto got a good look at his 463 ft home run in the series opener in New York on Monday night. "I saw where it landed right when I hit it," Soto said after the game. "I followed the ball all the way, I wanted to see if I got it in the apple. But yeah, I saw it, and it was way far." It was HR No. 58 in Soto's major league career. And it was long gone... or Juan Gone? Get it. Right. Go buy one.