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Last Build Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2017 20:49:34 EDT

 



Rendon open to signing extension with Nats

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:36:28 EDT

Anthony Rendon has spent his entire career in the Nationals' organization, and he enjoys the comfort he has. Taking that into consideration, Rendon said during the Nationals Winterfest on Sunday that he would be open to the possibility of staying in Washington long term.



SHOP: Spend, save & free delivery by Dec. 23

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:24:15 EDT

Finish your holiday shopping at the Nationals Shop, where you can take 20 percent off orders over $40 and get free delivery by Dec. 23. Use the code SPRINT20 and save until Tuesday at noon ET.



Murphy in 'good position' with knee rehab

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:26:43 EDT

Daniel Murphy needed crutches to walk around the Washington Convention Center floor during Nationals Winterfest on Saturday, although he wore a smile on his face when he talked about how encouraged he was by his rehab process.



Scherzer's goal: 'Get better every single year'

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:09:47 EDT

Max Scherzer just won his third Cy Young Award last month -- and his second in the National League with the Nats -- so what has his offseason been like?



Patient Nats satisfied as Meetings wrap up

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:19:08 EDT

The Nationals made their move late in the Winter Meetings, but will head back to Washington having crossed one item off their offseason checklist.



Source: Nats reach 2-year deal with Kintzler

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:37:04 EDT

The Nationals had been quiet through the first three days of the Winter Meetings before they entered the relief-pitcher market in the early hours of Thursday morning. Washington has agreed to a two-year deal to bring back right-hander Brandon Kintzler, a source told MLB.com.



Nats, Boras meet to discuss Bryce's future

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:27:53 EDT

The Nationals had preliminary discussions about Bryce Harper's future during a meeting last month in Palm Springs, Calif., among his agent, Scott Boras, general manager Mike Rizzo and team ownership.



Nationals' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:06:45 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.



Source: Nationals express interest in Arrieta

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:15:12 EDT

In order to fill the need at the back end of their rotation, perhaps the Nationals will look to add another starting pitcher to the top of their rotation. Washington has expressed interest in free-agent right-hander Jake Arrieta, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand on Tuesday afternoon.



Martinez eager to get to work with Nationals

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:32:37 EDT

It's been a whirlwind of a month for new Nationals manager Dave Martinez, a month that has included helping with the hiring process for his new coaching staff and preparing to take over a team with World Series aspirations.



Nats plan for quiet offseason to get louder

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:11:44 EDT

Members of Washington's front office began outlining their plans for the Winter Meetings on Monday after general manager Mike Rizzo arrived late in the afternoon, preparing for a flurry of meetings over the next few days that the Nationals are hoping will produce activity in what has thus far been a quiet offseason.



Winter Meetings interview with Dave Martinez

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:32:02 EDT

Nationals manager Dave Martinez speaks with the media at the 2017 Winter Meetings.



Nationals' 2016 Meetings proved memorable

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:13:18 EDT

The Nationals played unofficial host for the 2016 Winter Meetings, as the event was held just outside of D.C. at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. So it was only fitting that they were right in the middle of seemingly every major move during the most memorable Winter Meetings in team history.



Martinez brings lessons learned from Maddon

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:13:59 EDT

Nationals manager Dave Martinez never initially envisioned even himself as a coach. After a 16-year playing career, he thought perhaps he might be good at it, but it was too much travel. Plus, he had four children at home.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:23:43 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



Elder Boone confident in son's managerial skills

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 14:47:44 EDT

Nationals vice president of player development Bob Boone, a former Major League player and manager, said his son, Aaron, has the knowledge and preparation to succeed in his new role as manager of the Yankees, despite no previous experience as a manager or coach.



MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:08:54 EDT

For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.



Nats aim to get most out of Wieters in 2018

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:43:41 EDT

The Nationals have a plan to increase the production from their catchers next season, which could involve relying on a different mix of their current backstops, instead of any external upgrades.



Rizzo: Nats have great shot to re-sign Harper

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:15:56 EDT

Bryce Harper's potential free agency after next season has been one of baseball's most speculated and anticipated topics for the past few years. It is so rare that someone with the talent level and list of accomplishments such as Harper -- a five-time All-Star, National League Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player -- reaches free agency at such a young age, which could make his next contract historic.



Scherzer, wife welcome baby Brooklyn

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:46:47 EDT

Scherzer, wife welcome baby Brooklyn



Nats face easier task building bullpen for '18

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:46:23 EDT

Building a bullpen has become sort of a winterly tradition in Washington, one that a year ago gave Nationals fans stress as the team searched for an established closer. This offseason should present a much easier task for the Nats, however, considering they already have two key relievers in place entering 2018.



Inbox: Will Washington trade Harper?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:02:35 EDT

In the latest Inbox, beat reporter Jamal Collier fields questions from Nationals fans about Bryce Harper's status, the luxury tax and a reason to believe in Dave Martinez.



Local bakery makes special cake for Scherzer

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:03:32 EDT

Local bakery makes special cake for Scherzer



Key early Nat Livan debuts on '18 HOF ballot

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:52:52 EDT

The pitcher who threw out the first pitch in Nationals history will be making his debut on the Hall of Fame ballot this season.



Is Walker HOF-worthy? Let us count the ways

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:51:48 EDT

In the early years of Larry Walker's inclusion on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, a writer who once covered Walker wrote about how much he enjoyed watching Walker's skills in action, but that he wasn't a Hall of Famer because he wasn't serious enough about the game.



Nats protect Gutierrez, Rodriguez from Rule 5

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:11:52 EDT

The Nationals added third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez and right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez to their 40-man roster before Monday's 8 p.m. ET deadline to protect players from being selected in December's Rule 5 Draft.



Hello spring: Schedules are out

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:36:43 EDT

The Nationals open up their Spring Training schedule with their shared tenant at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches and the defending World Series champion Astros on Feb. 23. It's the first of a 32-game Grapefruit League slate for the Nats before they wrap up on March 25 with the Cardinals.



Nats' Gutierrez among AFL's breakout prospects

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:04:01 EDT

Every year there are players who might not be at the top of prospect lists, but who use the Fall League as a bit of a coming out party. These are players who can be considered breakout prospects, with the usual caveat about small sample sizes.



Rendon earns MLB Award for Best Performance

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:51:36 EDT

On April 30, Anthony Rendon went 6-for-6 with three home runs and 10 RBIs, pacing the Nationals' offense in a 23-5 victory over the Mets. That record-setting day has earned Rendon the Esurance MLB Award for Best Performance.



Nats' outfield depth an offseason advantage

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:51:21 EDT

The Nationals are set to begin next season with a surplus of outfielders, something the team might be able to use to its advantage this offseason.