1. Attention Milwaukee Brewers: Ask the Washington Nationals About Felipe Lopez

    Zack Greinke got his “Welcome to Milwaukee ” press conference yesterday and he seemed genuinely happy to be there. He had made it very clear over the past year or so that he wanted to play for a winner and now he has his wish...

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  2. Clock Ticking as Washington Nationals Wait on Adam LaRoche, Derrek Lee

    The 2011 season can break one of two ways for the Washington Nationals. They can either take that final step towards a .500 season and use it as a conduit to future playoff contention or they can simply suck for a sixth consecutive year...

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  3. Brandon Webb Sweepstakes Down to Nationals and Rangers with Cubs Out

    The Chicago Cubs are out of the Brandon Webb sweepstakes, leaving the Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers as the two main (and likely only) suitors remaining for the 30-year-old pitcher...

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  4. Zack Greinke To Washington Nationals Trade Might Have Looked Like This in 2013

    Shortly after former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke didn't get traded to the Washington Nationals on Sunday, I wrote a story about the Denny McLain trade back in 1970 and ...

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  5. Washington Nationals Sign Rick Ankiel, Looking at Brandon Webb and Derrek Lee

    There are but a few days remaining before 2011 is upon us. With that, there is just a month before players begin to meander into Space Coast Stadium, the spring home of the Washington Nationals...

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  6. Zach Greinke Could Be Next Denny Mclain, Nationals Dodge a Bullet

    Zach Greinke for half of the Washington Nationals ? Man, I've seen this story before. Though its been reported that the Nationals and the Kansas City Royals had a trade ...

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  7. Chien-Ming Wang Now Healthy, Able to Join Washington Nationals Rotation in 2011

    I was fairly unimpressed when the Washington Nationals announced the other day that the team had re-signed Chien-Ming Wang to a one-year contract that could pay him as much as $5 million if he successfully returns to the major leagues...

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  8. Winter League Crystal Ball: How The Washington Nationals Kids Are Doing

    The various winter leagues don’t have much longer to run, so I thought it a good idea to take a look and see how some of the Nationals are performing this year...

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  9. Forget Last Year: Corey Brown Is the Washington Nationals' Future Center Fielder

    After a year of trying, the Washington Nationals have finally succeeded in trading outfielder Josh Willingham. As of early this afternoon, the 32-year-old was officially an Oakland Athletic...

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  10. Josh Willingham Traded To Oakland

    Ken Rosenthal is reporting this morning that the Washington Nationals have traded Josh Willingham to the Oakland Athletics for two minor leaguers, one of whom has some major league experience...

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  11. Matt Chico Still Looking for Justice After Successful Rookie Season in 2007

    He was one of the Nationals’ prized rookies. He didn’t come from a large school but was impressive enough to be selected early in the draft...

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  12. MLB: Difference Between Zach Greinke and J.D. Martin Not As Much As You Think

    Now, don't everyone gang up on me. I'm just thinking out loud for a minute. Since the end of the season, the Washington Nationals have been chasing a bevy of top-flight starting pitchers including the Royals' Zach Greinke...

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  13. Washington Nationals: With the Phillies Pitch Perfect, Nats Must Get Offensive

    There are many glum faces along the National League East corridor this morning. The best starting rotation in the league just became the best in all of baseball, perhaps the best in the last half-decade or so...

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  14. Derrek Lee to the Washington Nationals? Don't You Believe It!

    Bill Ladson of nationals.com reported on Sunday that the Washington Nationals are interested in signing first baseman Derrek Lee . Oh, please...

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  15. MLB Rumors: Should Washington Trade for Zack Greinke in a 4-for-1 Deal?

    The Kansas City Royals have made it clear that they are ready to trade star pitcher Zach Greinke right now, or maybe they won't. Or maybe they will, only later, sometime around next season's July 31st trade deadline...

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  16. If Washington Nationals Sign Adam LaRoche, They Can Win 85 Games In 2011

    As the third day of baseball's Winter Meetings come to a close, I'm going to make a couple of assumptions regarding the future of the Washington Nationals. Perhaps neither will occur, but let's assume for a moment that they will...

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  17. Whining Ninny's Aside, Washington Nationals on Verge of Being Not So Bad Anymore

    The baseball world is still whining and complaining about Jayson Werth's seven-year, $126 million contract with the Washington Nationals. Let 'em whine, I say...

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  18. Jayson Werth Is First Piece of The Puzzle; The Winter Meetings Might Bring More

    The "Lerner's are cheap" mantra lasted just four days. Jayson Werth, a late-blooming slugger who helped turn the Philadelphia Phillies into a playoff fixture, has signed a ...

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  19. Washington Nationals Can Upgrade First Base with Jorge Cantu and Call It Good

    For the last couple of days, I have been doing a lot of writing about the loss of Adam Dunn and how that affects the Washington Nationals...

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  20. Washington Nationals Pitching Strong Enough for .500 Run in 2011

    Baseball’s Winter Meetings begin next week and by Thursday, the future of the Washington Nationals should be clear...

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  21. Washington Nationals Have Bright Future Without Adam Dunn, and I Can Prove It!

    As the gloaming of the post Adam Dunn era begins to envelop the city that once embraced him, I am somewhat struck at the gloom and doom that is being predicted for both the team and the fans of the Washington Nationals...

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  22. With Adam Dunn Gone, Washington Nationals Have Chance to Get It Right

    Well, it finally happened. Adam Dunn has gone the way of Al Capone, making his living on the South side of Chicago. And at $14 million per year for four years, he's making Capone-type money too...

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  23. Washington Nationals Have Adam Dunn's Replacement Already on the Team

    Now that Adam Dunn has declined arbitration and is officially a "former National," his loss can be looked at from a more objective perspective...

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  24. Washington Nationals: Tom Milone Blossoming, May Be Next John Lannan

    I know, I know. You’ve never heard of Tom Milone. He’s just another no-name pitcher toiling somewhere within the deep recesses of the Washington Nationals’ minor league system...

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  25. Washington Nationals: J.P. Ramirez Fulfilling Promise As Real Prospect

    Every morning since he was a kid, J.P. Ramirez dragged himself out of bed and headed out to the batting cage, sleep in his eyes and bat in his hand. And every morning, he put the bat on his shoulder and took a deep breath...

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