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Big moves possible for Nats at Meetings

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 23:00:00 EDT

The Nationals have been connected to many of the biggest names on the market this offseason, which has kept them among the most prevalent teams in the headlines even though they have yet to pull off a major acquisition.

Melancon weighing multiple 4-year offers?

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 23:16:29 EDT

Free-agent closer Mark Melancon has multiple offers of four years and $60-plus million on the table, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The Giants, Nationals and possibly one other team have reportedly made those offers to the right-hander, who turns 32 in March.

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.

Nats keeping center field options open

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:43:26 EDT

The Nationals have been connected to Andrew McCutchen recently, but the team is reportedly keeping its options open as it searches for an outfielder and right-handed bat.

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 Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.

Nats face intriguing choice at Winter Meetings

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:02:07 EDT

The Nationals could be one of the more intriguing teams to watch during the Winter Meetings next week in Washington because of the range of actions available to them. They must decide on the best way to improve a team that won 95 games and the National League East before losing in five games in the NL Division Series last season.

Norris provides Werth with beard competition

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:53:29 EDT

Norris provides Werth with beard competition

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's Prospect Watch.

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.

Nats' pursuit of McCutchen intensifies

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:51:27 EDT

Talks between the Nationals and the Pirates for a trade that would bring outfielder Andrew McCutchen to Washington intensified Thursday, according to's Jon Paul Morosi, with Washington wanting to complete a deal ahead of Friday's 8 p.m. ET non-tender deadline.

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'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.

Meetings provide setting for Nats' aggressive moves

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:00:00 EDT

The Nationals can be considered the home team when the Winter Meetings arrive in Washington next week, and they find themselves in an advantageous situation. General manager Mike Rizzo has the resources to be aggressive when addressing the club's needs.

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.

Harper presented at the American Music Awards

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:24:04 EDT

Harper presented at the American Music Awards

Voth among additions to Nats' 40-man roster

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:40:25 EDT

The Nationals added five players to their 40-man roster on Friday, headlined by right-hander Austin Voth, in order to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 8, the final day of the Winter Meetings.

Murphy finishes 2nd in NL MVP voting

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:37:00 EDT

His first year in Washington was historic and far exceeded even the loftiest expectations, but Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy finished as the runner-up to Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant in the Baseball Writers' Association of America voting for the National League Most Valuable Player Award.

Scherzer takes home NL Cy Young Award

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:55:13 EDT

Nationals ace Max Scherzer was named the 2016 National League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Wednesday, becoming just the sixth pitcher to win the award in both leagues. Scherzer beat out Cubs teammates Kyle Hendricks and Jon Lester.

Scherzer celebrates NL Cy Young Award win with friends

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:31:44 EDT

Scherzer celebrates Cy Young win with friends

A pitch-by-pitch breakdown from a dominant Scherzer inning

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:44:24 EDT

A pitch-by-pitch breakdown from a dominant Scherzer

Nats' Voth named Fall League Pitcher of the Week

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:56:45 EDT

Austin Voth, the Nationals' No. 9 prospect, has put together a November to remember. His five scoreless innings against the Salt River Rafters earned him the Arizona Fall League pitcher of the week and extended a turnaround month.

Baker finishes third in Manager of the Year voting

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:02:12 EDT

Dusty Baker finished third in voting for the Baseball Writers' Association of America National League Manager of the Year Award for his effort during his first season with the Nationals. Baker finished behind winner Dave Roberts of the Dodgers and Joe Maddon of the Cubs. He received four first-place votes.

Turner finishes 2nd in NL Rookie vote

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:09:48 EDT

Nationals center fielder Trea Turner finished second in the NL Rookie of the Year vote behind Corey Seager of the Dodgers. Turner made a big impact as a rookie, hitting .342/.370/.567 with 13 home runs and 33 steals.