Kushner expects Bryce Harper to have a monster year

Holden Kushner of MLB on TuneIn joined the Junkies Wednesday and told the guys he expects Bryce Harper to have an "off the charts" season.

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Will Matt Wieters' bat compensate for Nats' relief pitching?

CSN's Chick Hernandez and Brian Mitchell ask if the Nationals' signing of Matt Wieters, a hitting catcher, will compensate for the team's lack of relief pitching.

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Kushner expects Bryce Harper to have a monster year
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Tanner Roark gets the start against Japan
It's the Nats' pitcher's turn to help get the U.S. to the championship game.
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Baker concerned about Murphy not playing in WBC
Daniel Murphy and Tanner Roark are missing spring training to be at the World Baseball Classic, and Dusty Baker is concerned that could be a problem.
Pitcher Max Scherzer to not start on opening day
Less than a month until Opening Day and the Nationals are looking to be without their best pitcher. 
Dusty Baker on Bryce Harper: 'He looks real good'
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Report: Nats re-sign pitcher John Lannan
The Nationals have signed former pitcher John Lannan to a minor league deal, it was reported Tuesday.
Scherzer comes up with new fastball grip
Max Scherzer has come to grips with a finger injury – by coming up with a new, unusual grip for his fastball.
It's a stretch: Nats' Strasburg may ditch windup
Stephen Strasburg is looking to simplify things heading into the 2017 season to avoid another injury.
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Nats open new spring training site with walk-off win
Michael A. Taylor's walk-off homer lifted the Nationals to a 4-3 win Tuesday in their first game at their new spring training complex.
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Nats sign pitcher Joe Blanton to 1-year deal
Setup man Joe Blanton and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
Tons of Nationals players have glorious beards
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Harper mashes monster homer in 2nd pitch of spring training
Bryce Harper announced that baseball is (unofficially) back with a ginormous home run on just the second pitch he faced in spring training. 
Baker thinks DC sports teams can win a championship this year
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Former Nationals outfielder drank before MLB games
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Nationals sign former Orioles All-Star catcher Matt Wieters
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Harper hints at cause of down year in 2016
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Scherzer says he may not be ready for season opener
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Do you take issue with Bryce Harper wearing a Cowboys hat?
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Sorry, DC sports fans, Bryce Harper likes the Dallas Cowboys
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Braves trade for Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips
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Bryce Harper reveals his favorite hockey team...and it's not the Caps
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Nationals elite rotation near the top of the list
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Nats are preseason favorites
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Man shot near Nats Park Tuesday
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Nats get first former player into Hall of Fame
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Harper tweets about how Nats should spend money
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Cubs visit the White House and Obama cracks a few jokes
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Nationals avoid arbitration with Harper, three others
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Nats' Tanner Roark to pitch in 2017 WBC
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Fans freak out, lecture Harper about weightlifting videos
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Ryan Zimmerman on sticking with the Nats: 'I love it here'
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Ryan Zimmerman at Elaine Shuster Foundation charity event
Nats third baseman Ryan Zimmerman attended a charity event supporting local schools.
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Max Scherzer attends charity event
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Reports: Sale traded, but not to Nats
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Report: Nats exploring trading Gio to Yankees
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Syndergaard already tired of Sale to Nationals hype
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MLB columnist Bob Nightengale talks Harper with the Junkies
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Michael Jenkins on possibility of a $400 million Harper deal
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Rendon named Comeback Player of the Year
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Nationals' Murphy finishes second in MVP voting
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Chase Hughes joined SportsTalk Live to discuss Max Scherzer's Cy Young season.
Another Cy Young for Scherzer
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Feinstein: World Series a long time coming for Indians, Cubs
John Feinstein offers some perspective on just how long both the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs have waited to win a World Series.
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Murphy's last at-bat will stick in his mind
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Kershaw's performance was simply great theatre
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Werth: 'It was a crazy series'
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Daniel Murphy: 'The wound is still pretty fresh'
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Does Henley regret sending Werth?
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Kelley abruptly leaves Game 5
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D.C. still without conference finals appearance since 1998
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Werth thrown out at home
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Murphy tiptoes toward home plate
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Riggo fires up Nats fans
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PHOTOS: Bryce Harper pays tribute to Harambe with bat decal
Bryce Harper took batting practice on Thursday night ahead of the Nationals' decisive Game 5 against the Dodgers with an RIP Harambe bat decal.
Rizzo gives Ramos update
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Dusty Baker wants D.C. fans to remain positive about Nats
Nationals manager Dusty Baker doesn't care about D.C. sports' playoff woes. He wants Nats fans to remain positive.
Baker knows Nats' next stop
Dusty Baker is eager to end a Nationals streak he's tired of hearing about, and he's ready for the next series.
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Strasburg ruled out for NLCS, throws bullpen session
All-Star pitcher Stephen Strasburg will not be ready for the NL Championship Series, if the Nationals are to advance that far.
Scherzer faces Dodgers as Nats try again to clinch NLCS berth
The Nationals attempt once more to clinch a berth in the NL Championship Series. This time, however, a loss means the end of their season.
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Stopping Justin Turner, homers key for Nats win over Dodgers
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D.C. Mayor calls Metro's policy for Nats playoffs 'wrongheaded'
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser shared her take on Wednesday and sided with the fans on the mess between the Nationals and the Metro system.
Nats need Scherzer's best in NLDS Game 5 vs. Dodgers
The Nationals should have the advantage vs. the Dodgers in Game 5 with ace Max Scherzer on the mound, but he will have to be better than he was in Game 1.
Jenkins: DC Metro is striking out by not staying open late
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Tim Tebow dawns his Mets uniform
NL East: Mets prospect Tim Tebow helps man having seizure
Tim Tebow comforted a fan who was having a seizure after the former NFL quarterback played his first baseball game in the Arizona Fall League.
Former Nats pitcher Livan Hernandez to throw out Game 5 1st pitch
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Nats' rotation been surprise weakness in NLDS
Usually a strength, the Nationals' starting rotation has been anything but through four games in the NL Division Series.
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Game 5's start time could create Metro issues
Metro's been steadfast in its stance that it won't extend operating hours for special events. That means Nationals fans could run into problems at Game 5.
Max Scherzer will start as Nats host Dodgers in Game 5
The Nats and Dodgers will square off in a do-or-die Game 5 on Thursday at Nationals Park and we now know when it will take place.
Can the Nationals win Game 5? Chase Hughes joins STL
Can the Nationals win Game 5 and advance to the NLCS? Chase Hughes joins STL to discuss.
10.11.16: Nationals lose NLDS Game 4 to Dodgers
The Nationals dropped Game 4 of the NLDS in Los Angeles, setting up for a deciding game in Washington.
Nationals look ahead to Game 5 after Dodgers tie NLDS
Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer discuss upcoming Game 5 after the Nationals dropped Game 4 in Los Angeles.
Nats come back, but fall to Dodgers in NLDS Game 4
The Nationals missed their first chance to clinch the NL Championship Series and now head back to Washington for a decisive Game 5.
VIDEO: Dodgers Joc Pederson pimps homer that ends up double
Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson pimped a double that he thought was a homer in Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday.
Nationals' Joe Ross pitches against the Cubs
Nats aim to clinch NLCS berth with win vs. Dodgers
With a win over the L.A. Dodgers, the Nats would advance to the NLCS, but in order to do that, they will have to beat Clayton Kershaw.
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Nats' Strasburg feels elbow discomfort during injury rehab
Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg hit a roadblock in his rehab from a right flexor mass strain during his latest bullpen session.
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How to watch Nationals-Dodgers Game 4
What time is the Nationals-Dodgers Game 4 of the NLDS today? What TV channel is Game 4 on? How to watch on a live stream? We have all the answers.
Werth on 2016 Nationals: 'I feel like this is our chance'
Veteran outfielder Jayson Werth has been to the playoffs before with the Nationals, but something about this year feels different.
Nationals pick Ross, Dodgers choose Kershaw to start NLDS Game 4
The Nationals have chosen right-hander Joe Ross to pitch Game 4 of their NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
NL East: Braves name Snitker manager, add Ron Washington to staff
The Atlanta Braves named Brian Snitker manager on Tuesday, rewarding him for reversing the team's direction in his role as interim manager.
Chase Hughes: Bats, bullpen keys to Nationals' Game 3 win
The Nationals are up 2-1 in the NLDS thanks to big performances at the plate and from the bullpen. Nationals Insider Chase Hughes says those two factors are the difference between this postseason and their...
Even if it's Kershaw, Nats have good chance to win Tuesday
Facing elimination, the Dodgers will likely throw Clayton Kershaw out against the Nats in Game 4. The Sports Junkies explain why Washington shouldn't be afraid of the ace.
Nats not ready to name Game 4 starter vs. Dodgers
Nationals manager Dusty Baker wants to sleep on his decision of whom to start in Game 4 in Los Angeles.
Nationals beat Dodgers to take 2-1 lead in NLDS
Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth homered as the Nationals beat the L.A. Dodgers to take a 2-1 lead in the NL Division Series.
Nats pitchers react to win, praise bullpen
In Game 3 of the NLDS and the first game in Los Angeles, the Nationals jumped to a late 8-3 lead as the bullpen stood strong on defense. Winning pitcher Sammy Solis and starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez share...
10.10.16: Nationals 8, Dodgers 3
The Nationals won Game 3 of the NLDS by a score of 8-3 over the LA Dodgers
Nats pitchers react to win, praise bullpen
In Game 3 of the NLDS and the first game in Los Angeles, the Nationals jumped to a late 8-3 lead as the bullpen stood strong on defense. Winning pitcher Sammy Solis and starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez share...
Werth pulls even in record books with MLB legend after home run in win over Dodgers
Jayson Werth tied Babe Ruth in post season home runs with his 9th inning shot. 
VIDEO: Bryce Harper fakes out Dodgers fan, gives ball to kid
Bryce Harper tricked out a Dodgers fan in Los Angeles, but quickly made up for it by handing the ball to a kid in the stands.
Report: D'Backs want Nats GM Mike Rizzo for front office
Nats general manager Mike Rizzo is drawing interest from his former team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, for the same position.
Nats manager Baker on how he got the nickname 'Dusty'
How did Nationals manager Dusty Baker get his nickname? He told the story on Monday in Los Angeles.
Jayson Werth celebrates win against Dodgers
Nationals vs. Dodgers; how to watch
How to watch Nationals-Dodgers NLDS Game 3 on Monday. Time, TV channel and live-tream info for the 2016 MLB Postseason.
Gio Gonzalez faces Dodgers as Nats aim for lead in NLDS
The Nats aim to take a lead in the NL Division Series with lefty Gio Gonzalez (11-11, 4.57) on the mound at Dodger Stadium.
Nats' Ryan Zimmerman thriving with fresh start in playoffs
Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman looks revitalized by the clean slate offered by the playoffs through two NLDS games.
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Murphy conjures up playoff magic again
Daniel Murphy posted a three-hit day in NLDS Game 2, adding to his already impressive October resume. 
Lobaton's series-changing homer defied odds, elements
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Lobaton unlikely hero as Nats win Game 2, draw even in NLDS
Offensive jolts often come from where they are least expected in the MLB playoffs. The Nationals learned that in Sunday's Game 2 victory over the Dodgers. 
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Nats relievers: One-hit wonders
Manager Dusty Baker used his bullpen early and often in the Nationals' 5-2 win in Game 2 of the Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. 
Lobaton gives the Nats the lead
Jose Lobaton's three run home run in the fourth inning of NLDS gave the Nats their first lead of the series. 
Did Roark intentionally throw at Seager?
Dodgers broadcaster and former National Jerry Hairston thinks Tanner Roark was intentionally throwing at rookie Corey Seager. 
Trea Turner
Dodgers well-aware of Nats' Trea Turner and his threat to steal
The Los Angeles Dodgers had Trea Turner and his speed in mind when they scouted the Nationals ahead of the NL Division Series.
Baker still deciding on Game 4 starter
The Nats are still deciding who their Game 4 starter should be. Will Dusty Baker tap Joe Ross? 
Lobaton in to catch Roark as Nats look to get even in Game 2
The Nationals hope Tanner Roark (16-10, 2.83) can even things up at 1-1 and start the NL Division Series anew before they head to Los Angeles.
Gio turning page on regular season, flying to L.A. early
Gio Gonzalez is putting his regular season struggles behind him. Now, he's focused on the Dodgers and flying out early to Los Angeles. 
Nats facing travel, fast turnaround between Games 2 and 3
Traveling out to Los Angeles was already going to be a challenge for the Nationals, but the postponement of Game 2 of the NLDS means they'll have a compressed time frame to get there and play.
Roark prepares for his Game 2 start
The Nats will hope to even their NLDS with the Dodgers with the help of their most underrated starting pitcher. 
Manfred explains decision to postpone Nats-Dodgers
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred postponed Saturday's Game 2 between the Nats and Dodgers. He explained what it means for the rest of the series.
Nats-Dodgers NLDS Game 2 postponed until Sunday
Game 2 of the NL Division Series between the Nationals and Dodgers has been postponed until Sunday due to inclement weather.
Dusty on Espinosa: Who else do I have?
Dusty Baker has stood by Danny Espinosa all season long. Will he continue to do so if his shortstop continues to struggle in the playoffs?
Chase Hughes: Nats missed an opportunity
Chase Hughes joins Sports Talk Live to talk about the Nationals Game 1 loss to the Dodgers
Rich Hill could have been a National
Rich Hill was with the Nationals' Triple-A team a year ago. He remembers his time there positively. 
Drawing on the positives from Game 1
Though the Nats' Game 1 loss to the Dodgers was defined by missed chances, there were several positive developments worth noting. 
Ramos' first pitch provides special moment for Nats
Injured catcher Wilson Ramos provided a special moment at Nationals Park on Friday before Game 1 of the NLDS.
Bryce Harper
Nationals-Dodgers NLDS full TV schedule
The Dodgers-Nationals 2016 NLDS continues with Game 2 on Saturday, Oct. 8. The date, time, TV channel and complete Postseason schedule is here.
Nats blow big opportunity by letting Kershaw off the hook
The Nationals had Clayton Kershaw right where they wanted him, they just couldn't capitalize on the opportunity.
10.7.16: Nats fall 4-3 to Dodgers in Game 1
With Max Scherzer having an off night on the mound, the Nationals lost their first game of the National League Division Series on Friday.
Murphy on his failed steal attempt
Daniel Murphy's caught stealing in the seventh inning represented one of the many squandered opportunities the Nats had against the Dodgders. 
Cold bats put Nationals down 1-0 in NLDS
Despite Nationals ace Max Scherzer on the mound, the team couldn't rally back from the Dodgers' early lead in the first game of the series Friday.
Nats chase Kershaw after five
The Nats are down 4-3 late in Game 1 against the Dodgers, but they chased Clayton Kershaw from the game after five innings. 
Does Clayton Kershaw get away with balks?
Dusty Baker said he hopes the umpires call a balk or two on Clayton Kershaw, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts responded. 
Baker on his playoff roster
Dusty Baker explained some of the more surprising decision about his playoff roster. 
Nats' Stephen Strasburg throws bullpen for 1st time in injury rehab
Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg took a major step in his rehab from a right flexor mass strain on Friday afternoon by throwing a bullpen session.
Harper moved in lineup as Nats face Dodgers in Game 1
The Nationals begin their playoff run with Max Scherzer set to face Clayton Kershaw and the L.A. Dodgers in Game 1 of the NL Division Series.
Scherzer on facing Kershaw
As you'd expect, Max Scherzer is fired up to be the Nats NLDS Game 1 starter, and welcomes the challenge of pitching opposite of Clayton Kershaw. 
Washington Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark
Nats name starters for Games 2 and 3 vs. Dodgers in NLDS
The Nationals made official their starting pitchers for Games 2 and 3 for their NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Nationals announce playoff roster for NLDS vs. Dodgers
The Nationals announced the 25-man playoff roster for the NL Division Series against the Dodgers. There are a few surprises. 
It's going to be a sweet weekend for DMV sports fans
For sports fans from DC, Maryland and Virginia, Saturday and Sunday's schedules better be clear. There's playoff baseball, college football and pro football to watch, after all.
John Feinstein says the Nats 'are due' for a playoff win
The Nationals have tripped up in recent trips to the postseason, but John Feinstein has a feeling they'll finally find success against the Dodgers in the NLDS.
Corey Seager Anthony Rendon Nationals Dodgers
5 keys to a Nationals win over the Dodgers in the NLDS
Here's what needs to go right for the Washington Nationals to win their NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Baker, Roberts on making managerial history
Dusty Baker and Dave Roberts spoke Thursday about being the first pair of black managers to face each other in the postseason. 
NLDS Preview: Will injuries overshadow epic matchup?
CSN Insider Chase Hughes joins SportsTalk Live to preview the NLDS between the Nationals and the Dodgers. Can the Nats overcome the litany of injuries?
Murphy looking good for Game 1 vs. Dodgers: 'I feel confident'
Daniel Murphy still looks good for Game 1 on Friday, but he and the team are stopping short of making it official.
Nats playoff roster taking shape
Dusty Baker revealed that rookie catcher Pedro Severino will start Game 1 of the NLDS and Wilmer Difo made the playoff roster. 
Wait is tough for several Nats on playoff roster bubble
The Nationals have a deep crop of players to choose from for their 25-man playoff roster. The wait for those players can be difficult.
Baker on being traded to the Dodgers
With the Nats set to play the Dodgers in the NLDS, Dusty Baker reflected on the time he was traded from the Atlanta to L.A.