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Nats, Boras met to discuss Bryce's future

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:58:46 EDT

The Nationals had preliminary discussions about Bryce Harper's future during a meeting last month between his agent, Scott Boras, and team ownership.



SHOP SALE: Take 25-50% off sitewide

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:33 EDT

Save big while making a serious dent in your shopping list. Take 25 to 50 percent off sitewide at the Nationals Shop through Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET in a special two-day savings event.



Source: Nationals express interest in Arrieta

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:15:12 EDT

In order to fill the need at the back end of their rotation, perhaps the Nationals will look to add another starting pitcher to the top of their rotation. Washington has expressed interest in free-agent right-hander Jake Arrieta, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand on Tuesday afternoon.



Nats introducing new features at Winterfest

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:46:57 EDT

The Nationals unveiled details for their annual Winterfest, which will be held this weekend at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. More than 20 Nationals players and team personnel are expected to attend, including new manager Dave Martinez.



Martinez eager to get to work with Nationals

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:32:37 EDT

It's been a whirlwind of a month for new Nationals manager Dave Martinez, a month that has included helping with the hiring process for his new coaching staff and preparing to take over a team with World Series aspirations.



Nats auction offers once-in-lifetime experiences

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:30:00 EDT

The Nationals will offer up three items in this year's charity auction during the Winter Meetings, including the chance to be a media member for a day, a mascot appearance by Screech and Teddy and a Nats grounds crew experience.



Nats plan for quiet offseason to get louder

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:11:44 EDT

Members of Washington's front office began outlining their plans for the Winter Meetings on Monday after general manager Mike Rizzo arrived late in the afternoon, preparing for a flurry of meetings over the next few days that the Nationals are hoping will produce activity in what has thus far been a quiet offseason.



Nationals' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:45 EDT

Who do the Nationals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Washington's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Winter Meetings interview with Dave Martinez

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:32:02 EDT

Nationals manager Dave Martinez speaks with the media at the 2017 Winter Meetings.



Nationals ready to make upgrades at Meetings

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:04:53 EDT

Like a number of teams so far this offseason, the Nationals have mostly been dormant. But this past weekend has seen two major pieces move, perhaps setting the stage for a flurry of activity when the Winter Meetings begin Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.



Nats ready to follow up memorable '16 Meetings

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:13:18 EDT

The Nationals played unofficial host for the 2016 Winter Meetings, as the event was held just outside of D.C. at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. So it was only fitting that they were right in the middle of seemingly every major move during the most memorable Winter Meetings in team history.



Martinez brings lessons learned from Maddon

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:13:59 EDT

Nationals manager Dave Martinez never initially envisioned even himself as a coach. After a 16-year playing career, he thought perhaps he might be good at it, but it was too much travel. Plus, he had four children at home.



Nats optimistic about Murphy, but have options

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 18:33:37 EDT

The Nationals remain optimistic about second baseman Daniel Murphy's status for Opening Day after he underwent debridement and microfracture knee surgery on his right knee on Oct. 20, even though it is still a bit early on to tell.



Elder Boone confident in son's managerial skills

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 14:47:44 EDT

Nationals vice president of player development Bob Boone, a former Major League player and manager, said his son, Aaron, has the knowledge and preparation to succeed in his new role as manager of the Yankees, despite no previous experience as a manager or coach.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:23:43 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:08:54 EDT

For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.



Nats aim to get most out of Wieters in 2018

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:43:41 EDT

The Nationals have a plan to increase the production from their catchers next season, which could involve relying on a different mix of their current backstops, instead of any external upgrades.



Rizzo: Nats have great shot to re-sign Harper

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:15:56 EDT

Bryce Harper's potential free agency after next season has been one of baseball's most speculated and anticipated topics for the past few years. It is so rare that someone with the talent level and list of accomplishments such as Harper -- a five-time All-Star, National League Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player -- reaches free agency at such a young age, which could make his next contract historic.



Scherzer, wife welcome baby Brooklyn

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:46:47 EDT

Scherzer, wife welcome baby Brooklyn



Nats face easier task building bullpen for '18

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:46:23 EDT

Building a bullpen has become sort of a winterly tradition in Washington, one that a year ago gave Nationals fans stress as the team searched for an established closer. This offseason should present a much easier task for the Nats, however, considering they already have two key relievers in place entering 2018.



Inbox: Will Washington trade Harper?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:02:35 EDT

In the latest Inbox, beat reporter Jamal Collier fields questions from Nationals fans about Bryce Harper's status, the luxury tax and a reason to believe in Dave Martinez.



Local bakery makes special cake for Scherzer

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:03:32 EDT

Local bakery makes special cake for Scherzer



Key early Nat Livan debuts on '18 HOF ballot

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:52:52 EDT

The pitcher who threw out the first pitch in Nationals history will be making his debut on the Hall of Fame ballot this season.



Is Walker HOF-worthy? Let us count the ways

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:51:48 EDT

In the early years of Larry Walker's inclusion on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, a writer who once covered Walker wrote about how much he enjoyed watching Walker's skills in action, but that he wasn't a Hall of Famer because he wasn't serious enough about the game.



Nats protect Gutierrez, Rodriguez from Rule 5

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:11:52 EDT

The Nationals added third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez and right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez to their 40-man roster before Monday's 8 p.m. ET deadline to protect players from being selected in December's Rule 5 Draft.



Hello spring: Schedules are out

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:36:43 EDT

The Nationals open up their Spring Training schedule with their shared tenant at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches and the defending World Series champion Astros on Feb. 23. It's the first of a 32-game Grapefruit League slate for the Nats before they wrap up on March 25 with the Cardinals.



Nats' Gutierrez among AFL's breakout prospects

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:04:01 EDT

Every year there are players who might not be at the top of prospect lists, but who use the Fall League as a bit of a coming out party. These are players who can be considered breakout prospects, with the usual caveat about small sample sizes.



Rendon earns MLB Award for Best Performance

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:51:36 EDT

On April 30, Anthony Rendon went 6-for-6 with three home runs and 10 RBIs, pacing the Nationals' offense in a 23-5 victory over the Mets. That record-setting day has earned Rendon the Esurance MLB Award for Best Performance.



Nats' outfield depth an offseason advantage

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:51:21 EDT

The Nationals are set to begin next season with a surplus of outfielders, something the team might be able to use to its advantage this offseason.



Robles among AFL title game standouts

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:15:04 EDT

Jim Callis identifies 10 prospects who stood out in the Arizona Fall League championship game.