Morning Pixels: Jayson Werth: ‘If we were healthy all year, we might have won 120 games’

February 21, 2013

After the Nats finished first in the division last season, Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins had this to say about how his team compares to Washington’s:

“That’s great for them. With us being healthy, they’re still in second place. But we weren’t.”

Well, Jayson Werth sees your statement, and raises.

“I would never find Jimmy Rollins disrespectful,” Werth told Philly.com. “I respect him too much. But if we were healthy all year, we might have won 120 games. But we’ll have a chance to find out this year.”

Well, 120 wins would make the Nats the best team in baseball history. Slightly aggressive, but I like where your head’s at.

“I think we’re better on paper, but talk is cheap, and we’re a long way from the finish line,” Werth continued, dialing it back a bit. “I feel good about our team. I feel like we’re going to be tough, but we’re not flying under the radar this year. We have a big X on our back. The Phillies do, too.”

 

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER

* The Nats have enviable depth.

* The Wizards seem pretty chill as the trade deadline approaches.

* A great profile on Hokies senior Erick Green.

* Feinstein says it’s time for college sports to start over.

 

TWEET OF THE NIGHT

 

 

NEW TWEETER OF THE DAY

Brooks Laich, now in Twitter form:

 

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT

Adam LaRoche, on the Nats bench:

“I love having them, but I want to see them get 600 at-bats, get to play every day. Selfishly, I’d love to have them here the next couple years, being our bench guys, our role guys. They’re almost too good for that.”

 

WHAT TO WATCH TONIGHT

Devils at Caps, 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. All TV/Radio listings here.

CHARITY BASKETBALL OF THE DAY

The Torrey Smith Foundation is hosting a Ravens vs. Redskins basketball game. Niles Paul is already talking smack. Tickets here.

 

AMAZING INTERNET DISCOVERY OF THE DAY

Via @wzzntzz comes this video of a guy speedbagging to “Rhythm of the Night.” You’re welcome.

 

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