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Baker invigorated after first season with Nats

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:56:00 EDT

Dusty Baker is energized after his first season managing the Nats, as the team won 95 games and advanced to the NL Division Series. It was quiet a return for Baker, who had been out of the game for two years.



Nats make splash with Eaton deal at Meetings

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:55:00 EDT

The Nationals were one of the most active teams at the Winter Meetings, inquiring about nearly every major name on the free-agent and trade market. General manager Mike Rizzo came into the week with a deep arsenal of prospects at his disposal, some money to spend and the willingness to pull off an aggressive trade.



Eaton to Nats; Giolito, 2 more prospects to White Sox

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 07:35:35 EDT

The Nationals acquired outfielder Adam Eaton from the White Sox on Wednesday for three pitching prospects: Lucas Giolito, their No. 1 prospect, Reynaldo Lopez (No. 3) and Dane Dunning (No. 6).



Nats' Goodwin off to strong start in Mexico

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:55:40 EDT

Aneury Tavarez, who was taken by the O's with the 12th pick in the Rule 5 Draft, headlines the top performers from the winter leagues.



What's next? Nationals could seek relief help

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 23:55:42 EDT

Both moves the Nationals have made this offseason -- outfielder Adam Eaton and catcher Derek Norris -- have been for players who have an affordable salary, which could give them some flexibility to address their remaining needs.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.



How well do you remember Tim Raines' career?

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:00:00 EDT

Quiz: How well do you know Tim Raines?



Espinosa to play for Team Mexico in Classic

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:07:51 EDT

Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa has decided to play for Team Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.



Nationals' Top 30 Prospects list

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:32:10 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 Dusty Baker

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:41:24 EDT

Manager Dusty Baker discusses the Nationals on Wednesday during the Winter Meetings.



Baker helps lead 'Play Ball' event in D.C.

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 00:01:08 EDT

Dusty Baker gave an address as part of the Positive Coaching Alliance's "parent station" at Major League Baseball's special Winter Meetings edition of their "Play Ball" initiative on Tuesday night.



Conflicting reports on Harper, Nats talking extension

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:45:47 EDT

Conflicting reports surfaced Monday afternoon regarding the long-term future of Bryce Harper with the Nationals.



Scherzer, Perez commit to World Baseball Classic

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:16:08 EDT

With the World Baseball Classic just a few months away, the rosters are beginning to take shape. More names surfaced Monday as the World Baseball Classic released an initial list of 30 players, spanning 16 countries, who are confirmed to be participating in this year's tournament.



Stevenson, Ward on Fall League's Top Prospects Team

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:00:09 EDT

The Arizona Fall League announced it's official Top Prospects Team on Monday. Selected by Fall League managers and coaches, the team recognizes 24 players who distinguished themselves throughout the league's six-week schedule against other top prospects from every organization in Major League Baseball.



Revere a free agent as Nats non-tender contract

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:10:16 EDT

The Nationals did not tender a contract with Ben Revere on Friday, ending his Washington career after one season and making him a free agent.



Norris returns to Nats in deal with Padres

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:18:29 EDT

The Nationals have filled their void at catcher, completing a trade with the Padres on Friday afternoon, acquiring Derek Norris in exchange for Minor League right-hander Pedro Avila.



Norris provides Werth with beard competition

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:53:29 EDT

Norris provides Werth with beard competition



Lobaton, Nationals reach deal for 2017

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:31:24 EDT

The Nationals and catcher José Lobatón agreed on a one-year contract to avoid arbitration, the team announced Thursday. Lobatón and the Nationals reportedly settled for $1.575 million.



Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDT

Major League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.



Bounce-back season earns Rendon NL Comeback Award

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:50:38 EDT

Entering the 2016 season, it was unclear exactly what kind of production Anthony Rendon could provide for the Nationals. Would he be closer to the injury-riddled '15 season, or would he return to the form that allowed him to finish fifth in the voting for the National League Most Valuable Player Award in '14?



The Next Big Leaguers: Nationals' Stevenson

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDT

The Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.



Nats make a difference at Food and Friends

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:00:00 EDT

Members of the Nationals' front office spent Monday preparing turkeys, portioning out side dishes and helping fix meals during the organization's annual visit to Food and Friends ahead of Thanksgiving.



Nats' Stevenson among Top 25 Fall League prospects

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:39:49 EDT

Jim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.



Nats get prospect arm Cordero from Phils

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:05:25 EDT

The Nationals added a potential bullpen arm when they acquired right-hander Jimmy Cordero from the Phillies on Wednesday morning for a player to be named. Cordero was designated for assignment last week by Philadelphia after a shoulder injury during Spring Training last season kept him out until July.



Scherzer's first two Nationals years prove exceptional

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:31:58 EDT

When the Nationals shocked the baseball world by signing Max Scherzer two offseasons ago, they did so without an obvious need for starting pitching, aiming to fortify their rotation with an ace for years to come.



Raines seeks HOF spot in final year on ballot

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:08:25 EDT

Tim Raines seems to be inching closer to Cooperstown. He is hoping his 10th and final year of eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame will lead to election.



Nats' Stevenson on MLB Pipeline's All-AFL team

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:35:26 EDT

The Arizona Fall League's six-week season concluded with Saturday's championship game. And while it can be difficult to evaluate players in such a limited amount of time, especially with frequent roster fluctuations, some performances in the Fall League simply stand out more than others.



Snyder among 5 Spring Training non-roster invitees

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:31:05 EDT

The Nationals have signed five players to Minor League contracts with an invitation to Major League Spring Training: Infielder Brandon Snyder, left-hander Braulio Lara, right-handers Derek Eitel and Dustin Antolin and infielder Corban Joseph.



Stevenson among breakout prospects from Arizona Fall League

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:56:16 EDT

Many players had what could be considered breakout AFL campaigns. Here's a group of 10 of the best. There might be some crossover with the Top 20 prospects list coming on Tuesday, but it's largely a group of names everyone should get to know a bit better based on how they played this fall.



Scherzer wins MLB Awards for Best Pitcher, Performance

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:15:26 EDT

Nationals ace Max Scherzer won the Esurance MLB Award for Best Performance and for Best Pitcher, when the awards were revealed on Friday night.



Nats, Heisey agree to 1-year deal

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 11:14:48 EDT

The Washington Nationals and outfielder Chris Heisey have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, the team announced Saturday morning.



'Freakish talent' put Vlad at Cooperstown's doorstep

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:00:00 EDT

His first Major League home run said a lot about Vladimir Guerrero -- whose pure talent on a baseball field was as overflowing as it was hard to explain. He will be up for Hall of Fame consideration for the first time in 2017.