1. Washington Nationals: Livan Hernandez Driving Bus on Road Back to Respectability

    When the Washington Nationals signed the aging Livan Hernandez to a minor-league contract following the 2009 season, the move was met with a yawn and a shrug...

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  2. How Would Stephen Strasburg's Rookie Season Have Looked without the Injury?

    When Stephen Strasburg first took the mound against the Pirates last summer, most Nationals fans were equal parts energized and terrified...

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  3. Was Jayson Werth's 4-Year Power Surge the Result of Playing in Philadelphia?

    In a couple of weeks, the next savior of the Washington Nationals will trot onto the rich green Florida grass in rural Viera and begin the process of trying to live up to both his reputation and his $126 million contract...

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  4. Washington Nationals' Tom Milone: A Better Version of John Lannan in the Minors?

    I know, I know. You’ve never heard of Tom Milone. He’s just another non-prospect pitcher toiling somewhere within the deep recesses of the Washington Nationals ’ minor league system...

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  5. Washington Nationals: Success in 2011 Depends On the Return Of Nyjer Morgan

    The Washington Nationals have a lot riding on the upcoming season. Though 2012 is supposed to be the beginning of the team’s window of contention, a bad 2011 would be devastating...

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  6. Signing Cristian Guzman Cost Washington Nationals More Than Just Money

    When the Washington Nationals signed Jayson Werth to a $126 million contract this past offseason, they plugged a hole in their outfield and brought in one of the few true five-tool players in baseball...

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  7. Washington Nationals: Who Will Replace the Ghost of Adam Dunn at First In 2013?

    Hosni Mubarek of Egypt thinks life is pretty tough for him right now, that things are so unstable he might get hurt or worse, he may lose his job. Ah, that’s nothing...

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

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

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  9. D.C. Scandal: Senators Owner Turned Down Trades For "Catfish" Hunter, Nolan Ryan

    All Washington baseball fans, whether they were alive at the time or not, know the story of the magical year of 1969, when Ted Williams led a group of league-average baseball ...

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  10. Washington Nationals: Sometimes the Best Prospects Come Out of Nowhere

    Bad teams don't become good ones because of can't-miss prospects like Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper. First-round picks are expected to succeed at the major league level...

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  11. And With the Sixth Pick In the 2011 MLB Draft, the Washington Nationals Select:

    With the sixth pick in the 2011 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, the Washington Nationals select … …Taylor Jungmann? Maybe. While it is way too early to be making this kind of prediction, I’m going to anyway...

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  12. Washington Nationals' Offseason Woes a Blessing in Disguise

    Are you disappointed in how the Nationals’ offseason went? So many seem to be, suggesting that the team’s relative inaction was the result of an ongoing malfeasance of management that still carries the stink of the Jim Bowden era...

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  13. Is Jesus Flores or Wilson Ramos the Washington Nationals Catcher Of The Future?

    A year ago, there was a great void at catcher for the Washington Nationals. It was like a black hole, a huge expanse of nothingness with nary a star in sight...

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  14. Washington Nationals: Lombardozzi, not Espinosa, Answer at Second Base

    BaseballAmerica.com recently released its top 10 prospect list for the Washington Nationals and coming in at No. 3 is second baseman Danny Espinosa. Aaron Fitt of Baseball America recently told MASNsports...

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  15. Adam LaRoche Called "Average" and "Mediocre" But In Many Ways Is an Elite Player

    The worst kept secret came to fruition on Tuesday night as first baseman Adam LaRoche agreed to a two-year contract with a mutual option for a third year with a guaranteed value of $16 million...

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  16. Washington Nationals: I Have Looked Into The Future and It Is Good

    As we all wait for the Washington Nationals to announce the signing of first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year contract—what is taking so long, anyway? I thought it might ...

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  17. MLB: With Baseball Back in Washington, Baltimore Is for the Birds

    It's been six years since baseball returned to Washington, and with its roots now firmly planted deep into the the city's personality, it's time to once and for all declare that Baltimore is for the birds...

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  18. Washington Nationals: Who's on First, I Don't Knows in Left and is Carl Coming?

    It’s time to do a little Washington Nationals housecleaning today and cover a few things that I haven’t had time to cover in any great detail. Well, that’s not true of course...

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  19. Michael Morse Like Rodney Dangerfield: He Gets No Respect

    Back in 2007, the Washington Nationals had a center fielder who had no power, couldn’t bunt and tried to hit left-handed pitching from both sides of the plate, neither with any success...

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  20. Washington Nationals: More Wins in 2011 With Adam LaRoche Replacing Adam Dunn

    I have a feeling that no matter what Adam LaRoche does as a Washington National—assuming the obvious happens and he signs with the team—there is going to be a fairly loud minority saying, “Yeah, but he’s no Adam Dunn...

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  21. Washington Nationals Were Right When They Chose Ross Detwiler in the MLB Draft

    The Washington Nationals figure they are one big bat and one top-of-the-rotation pitcher away from reaching respectability, perhaps even contending...

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  22. Washington Nationals: The Nyjer-Mare in Center Field Will Continue In 2011

    It won’t be too long now before Nationals’ General Manager Mike Rizzo has completed the revamping of the team’s lineup...

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  23. Washington Nationals: For 2012 To Be a Success, Nats Have To Play Kids In 2011

    It is becoming painfully obvious that the Washington Nationals are doing everything they can to sign a competent major league first baseman this off season and the two players remaining—Adam ...

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  24. Washington Nationals Should Say 'No Thank You' To Carl Pavano

    The Washington Nationals are running out of time to revamp their roster for the 2011 season and frankly, they are running out of impact players to sign...

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  25. MLB Free Agency Rumors: Derrek Lee Closer To Signing with Washington Nationals

    First, here’s hoping that everyone had a joyous and Merry Christmas. I was raised an atheist during a time when teachers led a prayer and blessing over our lunch in the Fairfax ...

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