1. From DC to the Battle of the Bulge, Cecil Travis Was an American Hero

    It's been quite some time since a Washington baseball team had a star shortstop. Not Felipe Lopez or Cristian Guzman. Not Eddie Brinkman or Ron Hansen or Ken Hamilin. Coot Veal didn't make it to the All-Star game...

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  2. Jordan Zimmermann Ready for the Washington Nationals' Rotation

    (Above photo cortesy senatorsfansunite' s flikr page) He played high school baseball in Auburndale, WI, a small, isolated hamlet north of Green Bay...

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  3. Venezuelan Baseball Players: Where Do Their Loyalties Lie?

    This is not a political commentary. I have worked very hard to keep politics out of my writing, both here and at my Nationals' website. That said, there are times when politics and baseball cross paths...

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  4. Nationals Talking to Yankees About Acquiring Xavier Nady, Nick Swisher

    Here is the latest installment of "As the General Manager Turns." A couple of weeks after losing Mark Teixiera to the New York Yankees, and a couple of days since publicly acknowledging that ...

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  5. Derek Norris Zooms Up Nationals' Propsect Chart to Number Six

    He came out of nowhere. Nationals' fans were so elated with the team's 2007 first round pick of pitcher Ross Detwiler that the other players taken that day ended up being little more than names on a page...

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  6. What If Jim Bowden Had Been Gagged and Thrown in a Broom Closet in 2005?

    We Nationals fans have been ringing are hands and gnashing our teeth for some time now. We keep waiting for the team to get better and yet the wins have become more elusive since that 81-win inaugural season in 2005...

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  7. Watergate Was Heavenly Retribution For Nixon's Inaction

    Shown above from left to right: Washington Senators manager Ted Williams, Commissioner of Baseball Bowie Kuhn, President Richard Nixon, Washington Senators owner Bob Short & New York Yankees manager Ralph Houk...

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  8. Spring Training: It's Like Heaven Only Better

    Over the next month or two, stories about spring training will sprout up across the nation like grass on a freshly manicured Florida diamond...

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  9. Can Nationals Wait For Farm System To Produce?

    After several months of both hope and speculation, Mark Teixeira proved once again that above all else, free agents follow the money...

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  10. MLB: When Teams Draft Signability, Not Talent

    When the Montreal Expos moved to Washington in the fall of 2005, they had by far and away the worst major league farm system at the time...

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  11. Senators Move To Texas Still Stinging These Many Years Later

    During the last game the Washington Senators would ever play at RFK Stadium, a banner was unfurled in the left field corner of RFK Stadium. It began in the upper deck and ended pretty close to the playing field level in two very long strips...

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  12. Milton Bradley, Adam Dunn, & Orlando Hudson to the Washington Nationals?

    Bill Ladson of Nationals.com reported on Tuesday that the Nats are interested in first baseman Adam Dunn, second baseman Orlando Hudson, and outfielder Milton Bradley...

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  13. Bob Short Finished What Others Started

    Bob Short. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Just the mention of his name darkens the skies and depresses the soul. Have you ever seen the movie "Major League" where the new owner of the Indians gets ...

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  14. The Perils Of A Prospect

    Last December, the Nationals selected first baseman Matt Whitney in the Rule V draft, hoping in part to catch lightning in a bottle while also wanting a plan 'C' if Nick Johnson's health, and Dmitri Young's diabetes caused the team problems at first...

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  15. Nationals Dodge A Bullet

    Stan Kasten was ready to break the bank. Having just recently taken over the club, he saw enough young players blossoming within the farm system that a young slugger might —just might—take the team to the promised land...

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  16. How Many Prospects Does It Take to Make One Major Leaguer?

    I was pouring over the Nationals' farm clubs minor league stats in preparation for a series of articles that will start next month...

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  17. Nationals Sign Daniel Cabrera; Wait, Who?

    Have you ever heard something so ridiculous that you just dismissed it out of hand without giving it a second thought? That was me when I heard the news that the Washington Nationals had signed former Oriole Daniel Cabrera to a $2...

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  18. Alfonso Soriano: If No One Remembers, Does That Mean He Wasn't a National?

    It has been three seasons since Alfonso Soriano roamed left field for the Washington Nationals. Well, roamed isn't the right word. Tripped is more like it...

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  19. Giving the Bird to Baltimore

    Note: I have added some images in the body of this story—they appear perfectly on one of my computers but don't on the other. Let me know if you can't see them or they are making it hard to read this...

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  20. Teixeira To Nats: Should Be A Dunn Deal

    Ted Lerner can't be confused with Scrooge McDuck anymore. Well, except for the hair. Since he purchased the Washington Nationals two-and-a-half years ago, Lerner has been castigated for his penny-pinching ways...

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