The kid from Santa Ana, California who grew up loving baseball ever since he was first introduced to the sport at the age of three, when he played coach pitch baseball and had to stay with the coach at all times because of his diminutive size. That was Danny Espinosa. Recently, Espinosa spoke to a group of fourth and fifth graders from the Hendley
Mike Rizzo and the Nationals decided to scout and sign pitcher Yunesky Maya. Maya, a 29-year-old righty from Cuba, was given a Major League contract by the Nationals earlier this season. Maya has lost his first two starts, but is getting better with each outing. Debbi also had the chance to ask the Nats' general manager about young talent like Danny Espinosa and Ian
The Washington Nationals acquired left-handed reliever Sean Burnett and outfielder Nyjer Morgan from the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 30, 2009. Since that trade, Burnett has become a staple in the Nats' bullpen, filling many roles. Debbi had a chance to catch up with Burnett to talk about his success this year. Burnett touches on the challenge of pitching to left-handed hitters and admits that
The Nats have been mired in an offensive slump that has led to a six game losing streak. Debbi talked to manager Jim Riggleman about how to get out of their slump. Jim said the only way out of the losing streak is to win. He talked about the development of the younger players like Ian Desmond and Danny Espinosa, while discussing his feelings
Steve McCatty analyzed the latest start of Jordan Zimmermann and explained why Yunesky Maya struggled in his first outing. Steve also talked about the progress of Jason Marquis, John Lannan and Collin Balester. Debbi asked Steve his thoughts on rookie catcher Wilson Ramos. For the entire interview, watch the video below.