Category Archives: DMV

DMV: Homegrown Redskins Linebacker Perry Riley Coming Back

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Skins reportedly re-signing Perry RileySkins eye WR’s Britt and HawkinsSkins fans want Jairus Byrd and Lenvil JosephKeim’s thoughts on Darren SprolesJoe Gibbs wants to ban FG’sCaps lose 3-2 to PensOvi got feistyGIFs and pics from Kuznetsov’s debutWiz lose in Miamiremarkable Marcin Gortat interviewDoug Fister is throwing a little

Footnotes: I’m glad Riley’s coming back. Sproles would be a “Offseason Champs”-type signing. Caps get Pens again tonight.

DMV: Philly Fights Dirty, Wins Again

Caps traded Neuvy for Halakso many Caps goaliesCaps lose to Flyers, againthe game featured a line brawl in which Philly fought dirtythe Flyers were so proudWiz beat Jazz thanks to old guysJohn Wall isn’t that great, yetmaybe don’t bank on Zach Walters, Nats fansnoted cereal fan Trevor Booker weighs in on cereal rankingsO’s may still be interested in Ervin SantanaO’s have the AL’s best under-25 talentshould the Skins sign Champ Bailey?

DMV: Johan Santana Is On The Orioles Now

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O’s sign rehabbing Johan Santana to minor league deal. [O's Insider]

Good for the O’s. Why not take a flyer on Johan? [Sweet Spot]

Nats sign LHRP Michael Gonzalez to minor league deal. [Nats Insider]

A quick look at the payroll challenge facing Rizzo. [Nats Journal]

Hey, Otto Porter actually did something. Anything. [Bog]

Evgeny Kuznetsov and wife will live with Ovechkin. [Caps Insider]

“So how do we feel about ‘Redskins Nation’?” Not great! [Bog]

DMV: Happy Brian Orakpo Day!

So today was interesting. This site was knocked offline for much of it, and our previous, seven-year-old design (!) is unsalvageable (!!), so now we’ll need a new one. Until then, here are your links du jour …

Skins slap the franchise tag on Orakpo. He’ll make $11.5 million. [Insider]

Franchising Orakpo doesn’t end debate about what to do with him. [Keim]

Trevor Ariza scored 40 Saturday. Yeah, I don’t know how either. [WI]

John Wall named Eastern Conf. Player of the Week. [Bullets Forever]

Caps blow lead and win streak with bad loss to the Flyers. [RMNB]

Dimitry Orlov suspended two games for ill-advised boarding. [Caps Insider]

Evgeny Kuznetsov may be coming soon, but chill out. [Caps Insider]

A fun little Answer Man interview with Bryce Harper. [Big League Stew]

The O’s are kicking the tires on brokedown Johan Santana. [O's Insider]

After winning CAA Tourney in ’13, JMU finishes seventh. [JMUSB]

DMV: It Appears Orakpo’s Looking At About $10 Million Per Year

Benchmarking Orakpo’s value vs. other 3-4 OLB’s who got paid. [Keim]

I usually disagree with Wilbon, but I agree with him on this. [Bog]

Wiz beat Magic to move back over .500. Wall’s on fire. [Bullets Forever]

Looking at the Wizards’ playoff chances, post-Nene. [Bullets Forever]

Sounds like the Wiz are bringing Drew Gooden in for 10 days. [BF]

Read all about Lucas Giolito, the Nats’ 19-year-old prospect. [WaPo]

Hey, Ryan Zimmerman got some work at 1B yesterday. [Nats Insider]

The stats show Bryce Harper improved in Year 2. [Baseball Analytics]

O’s prospect doesn’t know O’s legend. Hilarity ensues. [Larry Brown]

Another O’s prospect is making the move to knuckleballer. [FTW]

Maryland did another “flash mob” at Comcast Center. [Terps Insider]

DMV: The Wiz Need You, Nene

Nene is out 4-6 weeks with a sprained MCL. Damn. [Truth About It]

Wiz lean on Seraphin, Booker in Nene’s absence. Uh oh. [Wiz Insider]

Terps get another quality near-win, lose close one to Cuse. [Testudo]

Werth, LaRoche and Mattheus all have really terrific beards. [Bog]

Nats Park gets a new beer-and-sausage bar, The Big Stick. [WBJ]

There will never be a shortage of Kirk Cousins non-updates. [Insider]

Caps defenseman Karl Alzner isn’t even locally famous. [RMNB]

If Caps want to make playoffs they need to go streaking. [Peerless]

Neil Young playing D.C. at the height of his powers? Yes please. [AD]

DMV: 7 Things That Happened While We Were Having A Baby

As some of you noticed, I’ve been busy not posting anything lately. That’s because my wife had our third child two weeks ago. As it turns out, having a newborn and two children under six isn’t conducive to hobby blogging about D.C. sports!

Alas, here’s most of the big and/or interesting stuff that happened while we brought more Mottram into the world …

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1. John Wall won the dunk contest. I was thrilled when he double-pump reversed over G-Wiz, who I never thought would figure prominently in All-Star Weekend. The dunk itself wasn’t that great. Live and in context, though, it was easily the dunk of the night, converted on the first try and shutting down the contest. The Wizards actually won something!

2. The Skins gave D-Hall a four-year deal. Four years is a lot of an old corner, and I’ve been known to dislike DeAngelo Hall quite a bit, but if John Keim thinks it’s a fair deal then it’s probably a fair deal. It’s not that much guaranteed money anyway. Burgundy Blog delves further.

3. Peter Angelos is spending some of that MASN money. Fifty million over four years for Ubaldo Jimenez, and $8 million over one for Nelson Cruz. The former is in line with the going rate for starting pitching, and the latter is pretty much no-risk. Both are nice to see, considering the O’s hadn’t spent a dime despite being on the cusp of playoff contention.

4. Maryland is going out with a whimper. The Terps’ last trip to Durham, as an ACC school at least, provided a great game and ultimate disappointment. Still not sure how Charlie Mitchell’s would-be game-winner didn’t drop.

5. The Wiz traded Jan Vesely for Andre Miller. Goodbye, 23-year-old lottery pick. Hello, 37-year-old journeyman. Mixed feelings here. On one hand, it cements bust status for yet another Wiz draft pick. On the other, they’re making moves to solidify the rotation for a playoff run. I’ll take it, and we’ll always have Jan’s greatest hits.

6. Fred Davis is not doing great. Get right, Sleepy.

7. Sochi was not kind to the Capitals. You’ve got to feel for Alex Ovechkin, and Nick Backstrom too. But not Brooks Laich; he’s fine.

What’d I miss?

DMV: Jan Vesely Missed 15 Straight Free Throws, Including This Airball

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Jan Vesely was the sixth pick in the draft, you guys. Sixth! [FTW]

Five thoughts on the Caps’ loss in NY. They’ve lost five straight. [CI]

Nats may be interested in ex-A’s closer Grant Balfour. [Fox Sports]

1988 Donruss Jose Mesa is a stone classic. [O's Card O' the Day]

14 ways to improve the FedEx Field experience. [Hogs Haven]

Just Art Monk and London Fletcher, hanging out. [Redskins Blog]

DMV: This Is The Best Thing The Wizards Have Done In Years

The Wiz introduced the “bandwagon cam” to mock “Heat fans”. [Bog]

A puffy look at how Sean McVay became Skins OC at 27. [Insider]

Lots of info, but no conclusions, about Orakpo’s contract. [Insider]

Ovi scored a “stick, unbelievable” goal against Pitt. [Puck Daddy]

Curious that the Caps are going with three goalies. [Caps Outsider]

Catching up with forgotten man/No. 3 pick Otto Porter. [WaPo]

Mark Turgeon went apeshit in the Terps’ win over Notre Dame. [Bog]

Nats, O’s avoid arbitration with Detwiler, Bud Norris. [NI, Melewski]

Machado recovering, could be back by Opening Day. [Camden Chat]

Mr. Walk-Off wisely advises RGIII to stay off social media. [FTW]

DMV: Georgia Tech’s Starting QB Transferring To JMU (Go Dukes!)

Redshirt sophomore Vad Lee is headed to Harrisonburg. [JMUSB]

Remember when James Franklin and Bill O’Brien were Terps? [Bog]

GW has a big game with VCU tonight, and new unis to boot. [Bog]

RGIII got kind of defensive in a Facebook screed to fans, and Bears TE Martellus Bennett slammed him for it. [FTW, FTW]

Now fans are sending Kirk Cousins wedding gifts too. [Bog]

An ex-Redskin is guaranteed to win a Super Bowl. [John Keim]

Wiz get much-needed win in Chicago with balanced attack. [BF]

Gheorge Muresan makes 6’11″ Marcin Gortat look small. [Bog]

O’s sign Delmon Young and Jack Cust to minor league deals. [Sun]

Dylan Bundy targets June 28 for his return. [B'more Sports Report]

Desmond and Machado are among baseball’s best arms. [Score]