NL East Notes: Nationals, Phillies, Ozzie

On this date in 1993, the Phillies defeated the Braves in the NLCS and advanced to the World Series, which they lost in six games to the Blue Jays. Here are today's NL East-related links…

  • Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider examines the Nationals' roster and shows that it takes years for general managers to fully make their mark on a team. Mike Rizzo has acquired most of Washington's players, but previous regimes acquired many others.
  • Justin Verlander sees strong similarities between himself and Stephen Strasburg, though Strasburg has shied away from the comparison in the past. “He throws 100 with a hammer and a changeup,” Verlander told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. “There’s really nobody else. Comparison-wise, it’s him and I right now.”
  • MLBTR's Tim Dierkes discussed a number of Phillies, including Cole Hamels, Ryan Madson, Jimmy Rollins and Hunter Pencewith Nick Mandarano on a recent podcast.
  • Ozzie Guillen will earn $10MM, not $16MM, over the next four years with the Marlins, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter).


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8 Comments on "NL East Notes: Nationals, Phillies, Ozzie"


notsureifsrs
3 years 10 months ago

“[Verlander] has become the consensus best pitcher in baseball”

nope

thegrayrace
3 years 10 months ago

He hasn’t been so hot in the postseason.

Verlander had without a doubt the best 2011 regular season, but best pitcher in baseball?Personally, I’d take Kershaw over him, if given the choice.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 10 months ago

There’s this guy in Philadelphia who disagrees with you… his name’s Roy Halladay, not sure if you’ve ever heard of him or not.

NatsTown
3 years 10 months ago

Verlander WAR= 8.6, Halladay WAR= 7.4, Kershaw WAR= 6.9

angryredmenace
3 years 10 months ago

tommoorw?

angryredmenace
3 years 10 months ago

tommoorw?

angryredmenace
3 years 10 months ago

So having one go year makes you the best pitcher in baseball? Maybe you should look at who was better over the last few years, the result may surprise you.

angryredmenace
3 years 10 months ago

So having one go year makes you the best pitcher in baseball? Maybe you should look at who was better over the last few years, the result may surprise you.