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Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:56:00 EDTDusty 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.
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:55:00 EDTThe 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.
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 07:35:35 EDTThe 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).
Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:55:40 EDTAneury 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.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 23:55:42 EDTBoth 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.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 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.
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:00:00 EDTQuiz: How well do you know Tim Raines?
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:07:51 EDTNationals shortstop Danny Espinosa has decided to play for Team Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:32:10 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.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:41:24 EDTManager Dusty Baker discusses the Nationals on Wednesday during the Winter Meetings.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 00:01:08 EDTDusty 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.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 08:45:47 EDTConflicting reports surfaced Monday afternoon regarding the long-term future of Bryce Harper with the Nationals.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:16:08 EDTWith 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.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:00:09 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:10:16 EDTThe Nationals did not tender a contract with Ben Revere on Friday, ending his Washington career after one season and making him a free agent.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:18:29 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:53:29 EDTNorris provides Werth with beard competition
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:31:24 EDTThe 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.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDTMajor League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:50:38 EDTEntering 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?
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:00:00 EDTMembers 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.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:39:49 EDTJim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:05:25 EDTThe 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.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:31:58 EDTWhen 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.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:08:25 EDTTim 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.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:35:26 EDTThe 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.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:31:05 EDTThe 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.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:56:16 EDTMany 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.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 21:15:26 EDTNationals ace Max Scherzer won the Esurance MLB Award for Best Performance and for Best Pitcher, when the awards were revealed on Friday night.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 11:14:48 EDTThe Washington Nationals and outfielder Chris Heisey have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, the team announced Saturday morning.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:00:00 EDTHis 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.