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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:17:09 EDTBefore bidding adieu to the Hot Stove season, we asked our 30 beat reporters to look back at their club's past and answer the following question: Who is the best free-agent signing in the team's history?
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:49:17 EDTWith the start of Spring Training drawing closer, anticipation is building for the 2017 season. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to West Palm Beach, Fla., by Feb. 14, and it's time to break down the Nationals' roster. This is the fourth installment of a multipart Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at the projected starters and backups heading into the season, with the latest examining the Nats' shortstops.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:53:28 EDTRyan Zimmerman hit the ball as hard as just about anyone in 2016, but he also found extremely little production. It's a combination that doesn't really make sense alongside one another, and the answer is simple: He's got to start hitting the ball in the air.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:16:00 EDTThe Nationals boast a strong team that is likely to defend its National League East title, but with less than a month to go before Spring Training, they are interested in making more moves.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:28:46 EDTThe baseball world mourned the unexpected deaths of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and third baseman Andy Marte on Sunday. Ventura, 25, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Marte, 33, also died in a separate car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:10:07 EDT"This morning a shooting occurred within a few blocks of Nationals Park. The injured victim fled the scene and was located and treated by emergency personnel outside the center field gates, where job seekers were gathered in advance of a concessions staff job fair. The victim was transported by D.C. Fire and EMS to a local hospital. The Nationals are cooperating with the MPD investigation. Due to the incident, the concessions staff job fair has been rescheduled for January 31."
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:17:15 EDTThis is the third installment of a multipart Around the Horn series taking a position-by-position look at the projected starters and backups heading into the season, with the latest examining the Nats' second baseman, Daniel Murphy.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:14:21 EDTWho 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.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:36:24 EDTWatch Class of '17 learn they're headed to the HOF
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:42:46 EDTDuring his teenage years, National Baseball Hall of Famer Tim Raines wanted to be an NFL star, but it was Joe Morgan's greatness at second base that convinced him to become an infielder. The same Joe Morgan, who won two National League Most Valuable Player Awards, helped the Reds win two World Series titles and is now enshrined in Cooperstown.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:44:52 EDTIvan Rodriguez, who played in Washington from 2010-11, will become the first player who played for the Nationals to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Tim Raines, who played for the Expos, is also headed to Cooperstown.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:25:01 EDTThe story of Tim Raines getting elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame is the story of why the Baseball Hall of Fame is so wonderful. Yes, of course, the Baseball Hall celebrates the obvious legends. But then there's a second category of Hall of Famer, players whose greatness was perhaps overlooked.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:04:20 EDTThe wait is finally over for Tim Raines, and it was worth it. On the ballot for the 10th and final time, Raines, one of the best leadoff hitters in history, was voted into the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Wednesday. Raines was named on 86 percent of ballots.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:34:26 EDTRaines writes open letter after Hall induction
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:41:37 EDTPitchers and catchers report to Nationals' Spring Training four weeks from Tuesday, and while Washington still has a few items left on its to-do list, it did cross a big one off last week by settling with its four arbitration-eligible players to avoid a hearing for the second consecutive season. It gives the Nationals some clarity on their Opening Day payroll, and this week's Inbox begins with a look at where that payroll stands.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:50:09 EDTHarper hopes Wieters, Holland join him in D.C.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:04:09 EDTBefore it ever really had the chance to become a topic of discussion, the Nationals were sure to announce that Ryan Zimmerman was going to be their starting first baseman.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:17:45 EDTThe Nationals avoided any arbitration hearings this offseason after agreeing to terms with all four of their arbitration-eligible players on Friday.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:59:04 EDTThe Nationals signed veteran left-hander Neal Cotts to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the team announced Friday morning.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:27:15 EDTThese days, there may be more value placed on defense and certainly more time spent on evaluating and quantifying it than ever before. When MLBPipeline.com surveyed front-officials as to which prospects stood out most for their glovework, there was no shortage of candidates for out 2017 All-Defense Team.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:29:28 EDTAfter a quick start to the Nationals' offseason, during which they have seemingly been involved in each rumor and connected to every player on the market, things have gone quiet. While Washington has made some improvements, the standout item on its to-do list at the start of the offseason -- finding a closer -- still hasn't been crossed off.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:35:07 EDTNationals right-hander Tanner Roark has committed to play for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, according to MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:45:16 EDTValuing stability throughout the organization, especially as their top prospects rise through the system, the Nationals retained their Minor League managers and their entire coaching staffs for the 2017 season.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:00:51 EDTThe Nationals are still in the hunt for a closer with the start of a new calendar year. They missed out on top free-agent options like Mark Melancon and Kenley Jansen, but they have remained persistent in their search for a relief ace.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:41:55 EDTThough he was scheduled and excited to participate, Max Scherzer will sit out this year's World Baseball Classic due to a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger, the Nationals announced Monday.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDTDespite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:28:49 EDTWith the start of Spring Training just a few weeks away, anticipation is building for the 2017 season. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to West Palm Beach, Fla., by Feb.14, and it's time to break down the Nationals' roster.
Fri, 6 Jan 2017 17:20:25 EDTJust you weight: Bryce Harper lifts 505 lbs!
Thu, 5 Jan 2017 15:46:20 EDTTanner Roark proved in 2016 that he can be a dominant starting pitcher. He had carried that burden on his shoulder entering Spring Training last year, wanting to show everyone that he should never have been booted from the rotation.
Fri, 6 Jan 2017 14:36:58 EDTThe Nationals have hired De Jon Watson, the D-backs' former senior vice president of baseball operations, to their pro scouting department as a special assistant to general manager Mike Rizzo.
Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:53:35 EDTThe Nationals have announced their Spring Training reporting dates, with pitchers and catchers due in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 14 and position players to follow Feb. 17. So as the countdown begins, the Nats have a few items on their to-do list before they pack up for Florida. This week's Inbox takes a look at another potential closing option, bench possibilities, questions about starting pitching health and depth ... and Mike Trout.
Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:30:00 EDTWith nearly six weeks until they report to their new Spring Training facility in West Palm Beach, Fla., the Nats should continue to be one of the more active teams in baseball. Here are a few things they need to accomplish before they head off to Florida.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:23:28 EDTWith a few bounce-back seasons and some good health, the Nationals could find themselves in position to come away with the ultimate goal of a championship. On the other hand, they have made a notable addition in the outfield and still have some question marks in the bullpen going into next season.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:36:53 EDTThe United States added two more All-Stars to what is turning into a powerful national team roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy and D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt have committed to play for Team USA in the Classic, set for March 2017, sources tell MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi.