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Sun, 4 Dec 2016 23:00:00 EDTThe 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.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 23:16:29 EDTFree-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.
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 19:43:26 EDTThe 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.
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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:02:07 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:53:29 EDTNorris provides Werth with beard competition
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.
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 18:51:27 EDTTalks between the Nationals and the Pirates for a trade that would bring outfielder Andrew McCutchen to Washington intensified Thursday, according to MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi, with Washington wanting to complete a deal ahead of Friday's 8 p.m. ET non-tender deadline.
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.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:00:00 EDTThe 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.
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.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:24:04 EDTHarper presented at the American Music Awards
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:40:25 EDTThe 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.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:37:00 EDTHis 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.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:55:13 EDTNationals 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.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:31:44 EDTScherzer celebrates Cy Young win with friends
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:44:24 EDTA pitch-by-pitch breakdown from a dominant Scherzer
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:56:45 EDTAustin 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.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:02:12 EDTDusty 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.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:09:48 EDTNationals 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.