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  • Watching the Max Scherzer-to-Washington news from afar in Arizona, where he has been training for the past few week, Tanner Roark had a feeling what might be coming. The Nationals sent shock-waves through the baseball world when they added Scherzer, the best free agent all winter, to an already-talented rotation that finished with an MLB-best […]... read more...
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  • The Nationals’ search for a future spring training home has been filled with more roadblocks than victories. But the Nationals’ recent progress in Palm Beach County has brought more optimism than ever. Earlier this month, the Nationals secured another incremental triumph, as the mayor of West Palm Beach, home to the most viable site in […]... read more...
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  • Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth pled guilty to reckless driving on Jan. 29 under a plea agreement worked out with the Fairfax County, Virginia prosecutor’s office. Werth had a court appearance on Thursday on his appeal of his conviction for reckless driving. At that time, the prosecutor and Werth’s attorney indicated they had agreed to a […] ... read more...
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  • The Nationals have agreed to terms with veteran reliever Casey Janssen on a one-year, $3.5-million deal that includes a mutual option for 2016, a person familiar with the situation said. The deal adds a former closer to a bullpen that lost several key arms this winter. With the departures of Ross Detwiler, Rafael Soriano and Tyler […]... read more...
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  • When the Nationals signed Max Scherzer, they gave Matt Williams a choice: Suddenly, the second-year manager was in charge of the deepest rotation in all of baseball, entrusted with its shape and its management. His job may seem as simple as tossing a ball to one of five would-be aces and sitting back, but which five […]... read more...
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  • At first, Tyler Clippard was shocked that he had been traded from Washington to Oakland on Wednesday night. During his seven years with the Nationals, during which he went from starter to two-time all-star reliever, he grew to love the city, the fans, the team and his teammates. He was around when the Nationals lost 100 […]... read more...
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  • Nationals Park remains a leading candidate to get the 2018 MLB All-Star Game but has been ruled out as a possible site for the game in 2017, according to multiple people with first-hand knowledge of the situation. Commissioner Bud Selig formally announced San Diego as the host of the 2016 game on Thursday at the owners’ meetings. […]... read more...
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  • Matt Williams was named the National League Manager of the Year in November but wasn’t officially presented with the prize, along with the rest of the end-of-year award winners, until Saturday night at the annual dinner of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Williams attended the dinner with General Manager Mike […]... read more...
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  • Just days ago, the Nationals were sliding silently through an offseason that was noticeably quiet, but understandably so. Washington won 96 games last year, stiff-armed the rest of the National League East and earned another division title, then found themselves a few turning-point moments away from a more fitting finish than the playoffs gave them. It seemed […]... read more...
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  • I was just 9 years old when a then-modern sports cathedral known as Veteran’s Memorial Stadium, otherwise known as Veteran’s Stadium, or more simply “The Vet”, opened virtually in my South Philly back yard. And it was the 1971 Phillies team, the first to play on the new Astroturf surface, that became the first Phillies […] read more...
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  • The Washington Nationals‘ unexpected deal for free agent pitcher Max Scherzer is worth $210 million over seven years, according to two people with direct knowledge of the negotiations, making it the richest contract ever given a right-hander. The deal, agreed to late Sunday night, is the second-highest contract issued to a pitcher, trailing only the […]... read more...
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  • Jayson Werth has sat in the press conference room at Nationals Park for big announcements only three times: his own introduction after he signed in 2010, Manager Matt Williams’ introduction last winter and now Max Scherzer on Wednesday, after he signed his $210-million contract to come to Washington. From the front row of the crowd, […]... read more...
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  • The Washington Nationals avoided arbitration with three right-handers Friday: National League strikeout leader Stephen Strasburg, closer Drew Storen and starter Doug Fister. Strasburg will receive $7.4 million in 2015, Storen $5.7 million and Fister $11.4 million. With those deals, Washington avoided arbitration with seven of its eight eligible players; only Jerry Blevin... read more...
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  • The Nationals’ search for a future spring training home has been filled with more roadblocks than victories. But the Nationals’ recent progress in Palm Beach County has brought more optimism than ever. Earlier this month, the Nationals secured another incremental triumph, as the mayor of West Palm Beach, home to the most viable site in […]... read more...
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