1. Memo to Adam Dunn: You're Still a National, So Sign the Darn Contract!

    Adam Dunn is still a Washington National. With a half-dozen or more teams making offers for the slugging first baseman right up to the last moments of the July 31 trade deadline, General ...

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  2. No Longer Blocked by Joe Mauer, Wilson Ramos Will Shine With Nationals

    The Washington Nationals made a substantive trade Thursday and it had nothing at all to do with Adam Dunn. Go figure. The Nationals traded All-Star closer Matt Capps to the Minnesota Twins for minor league catcher Wilson Ramos...

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  3. MLB Trade: Putting a Potential Adam Dunn Move in Historical Context

    ESPN baseball analyst Jayson Stark reported on Wednesday that it is now very likely that the Washington Nationals—who seem unable to come to terms with first baseman Adam Dunn—will now trade him by the July 31 trading deadline...

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  4. Adam Dunn: Should Washington Nationals Keep Him or His $60 Million?

    The word on the street this morning is that the Nationals would remove first baseman Adam Dunn from the trade market if he would give the team an informal agreement about a contract that could be hammered out over the next few months...

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  5. Edwin Jackson Or Adam Dunn: Who Helps The Nationals More?

    As the trade deadline approaches, it is becoming apparent that Adam Dunn has a better chance to be traded by July 31st then to remain a long-term part of the Washington Nationals...

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  6. With Pitching Staff Ready To Contend, Nationals Must Fix Pourous Defense

    Two weeks ago, it seemed imperative that the Washington Nationals resign Adam Dunn and make him a long-term part of the team's future...

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  7. Moves the Washington Nationals Will Make at the Trade Deadline

    There is less than a month to baseball’s trading deadline and the Washington Nationals will soon have to decide whether they are going to be buyers or sellers...

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  8. Washington Nationals Could Ride Second Half Tailwind Back to Respectability

    So where are the Washington Nationals headed? Just a couple of months ago, the team was five games over .500 and seemed both ready and able to remain competitive until Stephen Strasburg ...

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  9. Summer Could Be Time of Contention for Washington Nationals

    On Monday, the Washington Nationals will draft Bryce Harper, a “once in a generation” hitting prospect with their first overall pick in the 2010 amateur draft...

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  10. Washington Nationals Offense Strong Enough for September Playoff Push

    There is a great deal of consternation right now about the Washington Nationals and their offensive struggles. Writers, commentators, bloggers and fans think the team’s offense is just not good enough to keep the team around ...

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  11. J. D. Martin Could Become John Lannan Clone in Nationals Rotation

    Everyone had forgotten about J.D. Martin until he took the mound for the Washington Nationals this past weekend. With Scott Olsen’s arm still sore, Martin was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to fill in against the San Diego Padres...

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  12. Will Ian Desmond Live Up to All the Derek Jeter Comparisons?

    When former general manager Jim Bowden compared Ian Desmond to future Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter, his team had yet to play a game as the Washington Nationals...

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  13. What Would it Take for the Washington Nationals to Land Roy Oswalt?

    It’s not too surprising that Astros’ ace Roy Oswalt asked to be traded to a contender this week. Houston has not only won just 15 games this year, they trail only the lowly Orioles for the worst record in baseball...

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  14. Nationals Daniel Rosenbaum Pitching Like He Thinks He's Stephen Strasburg

    Since the first day they arrived in town, the Washington Nationals promised that restocking the team's depleted farm system would be their top priority...

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  15. Washington Nationals Offense Compares Favorably to NL East Rivals

    The Washington Nationals are on pace to win 81 games this season, far better than anyone imagined when the team broke camp in Florida just two months ago. Most of the preseason predictions put the Nationals in the 70-73 win range...

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  16. Tom Milone: Why the Harrisburg Lefty Could Be the Nationals' 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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  17. Brian Bruney, Throw Strikes; Drew Storen Is Closer Than He Appears

    When the Nationals traded their Rule V pick last winter to the Yankees for reliever Brian Bruney, many thought it to be a solid addition to a woeful bullpen. The 28-year-old veteran had a career record of 17-10 with a 4...

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  18. 2010 Is A Make-or-Break Season For the Washington Nationals

    Six seasons ago, fans welcoming baseball back to Washington gave standing ovations to the bat boys. What the Washington Nationals did on the field didn’t matter back in 2005...

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  19. Garrett Mock Wins Final Spot in Washington Nationals' Rotation

    Nationals.com beat reporter Bill Ladson is reporting that Garrett Mock has been named the team’s fifth starter. Heaven help us all. Mock, who entered spring training in a neck-and-neck battle for that final spot in the rotation with J...

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  20. "The Willie and Willy Show": Taveras and Harris Replace Elijah Dukes in Right

    Since Elijah Dukes’ release a few weeks ago, one of the main questions coming out of Viera Florida was just exactly who was going to be part of the team’s platoon in right field in 2010...

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  21. Craig Stammen's Health Assures Him Spot in Washington Nationals Rotation

    Craig Stammen was all but guaranteed a spot in the Washington Nationals’ starting rotation prior to his Saturday start against the Mets. Heading into that game, Stammen had a 1-1 record with a crisp 2...

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

    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 fair-to-middling baseball players ...

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  23. Elijah Dukes Cut Loose, Nationals Anticipate a Platoon Replacement In RF

    That was a headline I wasn’t expecting when I turned on my computer this morning. The Washington Nationals had released Elijah Dukes, their presumptive starting right fielder for 2010...

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  24. Why the Washington Nationals' 0-10 Start Isn't Bad News at All

    Ten games into spring training, the Washington Nationals are 0-10. Ugh. It looks like the team, after back-to-back 100 loss seasons, are heading for a trifecta in 2010...

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  25. J.D. Martin Could Be Best Hope For Nationals Back-Of-The-Rotation Woes

    In 2007, John Lannan came out of nowhere. An 11th-round afterthought in 2005, Lannan climbed the minor league ladder quickly, going a combined 12-3, 2.87 in 2007 before finishing the season with the Nationals where the 22-year-old went 2-2, 4...

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