Podcast: ‘Baseball in the District’ – ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian

Podcast: ‘Baseball in the District’ – ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian
May 1, 2014, 11:45 am
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This week Tim Murray of ESPN 980 and I welcomed a very special guest to 'Baseball in the District.' ESPN national baseball writer and Bethesda, Md.-native Tim Kurkjian called in to discuss a variety of topics regarding the Nationals.

We asked Kurkjian about his thoughts on Bryce Harper's durability, Matt Williams' first month as manager, how good Anthony Rendon has been so far, and at what point Tanner Roark can be declared as an elite MLB starting pitcher. As always, Kurkjian was great on all subjects. He even told a story about how there were people in the Tigers' organization that were convinced they would get Rendon in the Doug Fister trade this offseason. Great stuff.

Before welcoming on Kurkjian, Tim Murray and I talked about the relationship between Harper and Williams, who will have to step up in Harper's absence and who has been the team's MVP so far.

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You can also listen to the show on ESPN 980′s website, or on iTunes.