District Daily: Nationals News 4/22


Apr 21, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) at bat against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Checkout some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web:

Harper not interested in Trout comparisons

(Bill Ladson and Andrew Simon, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — The comparisons between the Angels’ Mike Trout and the Nationals’ Bryce Harper come naturally. A lot of people make them, but Harper isn’t one of them.

“Not at all, because I know I’m a damn good player, and he is, too,” Harper said before the Nationals opened their three-game series against the Angels on Monday. “We’re going to roll through baseball over the next 20 years, hopefully, and make people turn their heads.” Read full article here.

Special occasion when Trout, Harper intersect

(Mike Bauman, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Mike Trout and Bryce Harper may be inextricably linked, now and for some time to come, as phenoms of the same generation. But they are distinctly different people.

The two players met in a regular-season game for the first time Monday night, an Interleague matchup with Trout’s Angels defeating Harper’s Nationals, 4-2, at Nationals Park.

This was, not unexpectedly, the primary pregame topic at Nationals Park, and comparisons between the two players were inevitable, even though very possibly misplaced.

“It’s not like he’s a pitcher. He’s an outfielder, we can’t really compete against each other,” Trout said of Harper. “We’re both trying to get hits. For my game, when I try to do too much, that’s when I get in trouble. ” Read full article here.

Nationals manager Williams doesn’t have team focused on details yet

(Ken Rosenthal, FOX Sports)

Wasn’€™t the Nationals’€™ change in managers supposed to solve the problem?

Davey Johnson was too laid-back, so here came the intense Matt Williams, ready to snap the team to attention.

The Nats would be disciplined. The Nats would pay attention to detail. The Nats would fulfill their potential.


Well, the Nats still don’t appear to have caught on –€“ and the problem goes beyond Bryce “Nothing But Hustle” Harper. Read full article here.

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