Will Yoder

Been a D.C sports fan since birth. Helped fight to get the Nationals here, in the process fell in love with my dads childhood team the Mets. Some may say it's weird to have your two favorite teams play in the same division...with the building of the new stadium though its harder and harder to stay with only the team i grew up loving.

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  • 01:39 PM ET  01.12
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Derek Norris is another potential first round draft pick that the Nationals were able to snag in a later round. The six foot, 200 pound, catcher from Goddard Kansas dominated the Jayhawk state his junior year of high school. The right handed power hitter scorched opponents batting .500 with 11 doubles, 3 home runs and 36 RBI's, earning all-state, all-league, all-metro, and honorable mention All-American in 2006.


Like many potential, but not lock first round draft talents, Goddard committed to play to a school (Wichita State University) the fall of his senior year as a safety net in case…
  • 11:11 AM ET  01.08
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Jonathan Paul Ramirez was taken by the Washington Nationals in the 16th round of the 2008 MLB draft. Already committed to Tulane University, many believed that drafting Ramirez was a waste, and signing him was unlikely for any club. However in late August when the Nats failed to sign first round pick Aaron Crow, they immediately turned to Ramirez offering him a one million dollar contract with the left-over money.



JP Ramirez, 18, was a standout at Canyon High School in New Braunfels Texas. Playing both outfield and first base, Ramirez lead his team his senior year batting .530 with 26…
  • 10:38 PM ET  01.07
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Some say one of the biggest failures for Washington since the team???s creation has been their inability to land the big free agent. Those people are forgetting about Esmailyn Gonzalez.
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In 2006 Gonzalez signed with Washington out of his hometown of Pizarrete, in the Dominican Republic, at the age of 16. The Nats beat out many other Major League suitors and inked this talented phenom shortstop to a minor league deal with a $1.4 million signing bonus.


Gonzalez may very well be the brightest hope for what many consider a weak Washington Nationals…

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