1. Could the Washington Nationals Have Landed Aroldis Chapman?

    UPDATE: Passan now thinks Chapman has signed with a National League Central team, but he's not sure at this point. Watch for updates. Yahoo...

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  2. Washington Nationals: Exactly How Successful Can This Team Become?

    I was eight years old when I attended my first Senators baseball game. It’s not like I wanted to or anything. But I was a fan of Channel Five’s “Countdown Carnival” with Bill Gormley, ...

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  3. The Jim Zorn That I Knew

    Make no mistake, I am a die-hard Redskins’ fan. The first quarterback I cheered—and booed—was a fellow by the name of Norm Snead, the player traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for the beloved Sonny Jurgensen in 1964...

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  4. Derek Norris Wins MiLBY Award: Best Hitter in All of Class-A Baseball

    Derek Norris, the Washington Nationals come-from-nowhere prospect, followed up an impressive rookie-league season in 2008 with a breakout year for the Hagerstown Suns and has won the “MiLBY” ...

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  5. Jordan Zimmermann, Not Stephen Strasburg, is the Key to Nationals' Future

    In the days before the arrival of Stephen Strasburg, there was already a pitching prospect considered good enough to be the team’s future No. 1 starter. His name was Jordan Zimmermann...

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  6. Jason Bay's Contract Will Make It Harder for Nationals to Re-sign Adam Dunn

    If I were Nationals’ General Manager Mike Rizzo, I’d be driving over to Adam Dunn’s house right now, contract in one hand and pen in the other.   And I’d be practicing my groveling...

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  7. Without an Up-the-Middle Defensive Upgrade, Nationals Will Still Lose

    There are many ways to build a championship baseball club. Some teams, like the Atlanta Braves, would rather have outstanding pitching with just enough offense to win a lot of 3-2 games...

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  8. Bolstered Nationals Bullpen Makes 2010 Turnaround a Real Possibility

    It sure is going to be fun watching the Washington Nationals play baseball now that the adults are in charge. Former general manager Jim Bowden would address a specific need by signing dozens of players in the hopes that one of them might make the team.

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  9. Buster Olney: Nationals Nearing Deal with Matt Capps

    According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com , the Washington Nationals are about to sign former Pirates' closer Matt Capps to a one-year deal. Capps' agent, Paul Kinsler, is denying any deal is close, but Olney says "multiple sources" are confirming the story..

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  10. Nationals Interested In Orlando Hudson: Is He Still a Marquis Player?

    Bill Ladson of Nationals.com reported Tuesday afternoon that the Washington Nationals are still interested in signing second baseman Orlando Hudson...

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  11. Sorry, Jason, but John Lannan Is Still the Nationals' Marquis Starter

    Were it not for the several feet of snow that has blanketed Washington D.C., you would be able to see Nationals’ fans jumping up and down with glee at the news that their team has just agreed to terms with free agent pitcher Jason Marquis...

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  12. Elijah Dukes' Difficult Past Makes Future With Nationals Very Uncertain

    The Washington Nationals have been working very hard to answer some of their many lingering questions this offseason. Get rid of a closer who walked more batters than he struck out? Check...

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  13. Stan Kasten To Adam Dunn: Better Defense or No Contract Extension!

    Nationals’ team president Stan Kasten was a guest host on a local sports radio talk show a couple of days ago, and was it typical Stan: schilling tickets for the team, liking all the moves ...

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  14. Youngsters or Free Agents? Who is the Answer to Nationals Woes?

    Thank goodness the Washington Nationals are finally acting like a real Major League Baseball team. But with that status come new questions and concerns. No longer does the team have to shop for players in baseball’s bargain basement...

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  15. Matt Capps Says He'd Like to Be a National: Can Rizzo Make It Happen?

    Former Pirates’ closer Matt Capps has said he has serious interest in signing with the Washington Nationals, and the Nationals are just as interested in Capps...

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  16. Nats Rotation Taking Shape: Will GM Rizzo Take Chance On Free Agent?

    The baseball dominoes are beginning to fall, and it won’t be too long before the Washington Nationals know which free agent(s) will bolster their starting rotation...

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  17. A Day After Being Non-Tendered, Scott Olsen Is Again a National

    Well, well, it seems like the Washington Nationals are finally thinking like a major league franchise. Just a day after non-tendering the supposedly-healthy-but-no-knows-for-sure Scott Olsen, ...

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  18. Nationals Non-Tender Two: Will They Try to Sign Other Team's Castaways?

    It’s the night of the Non-Tendered, a scary, Halloween-like time when perfectly healthy baseball players are culled and cut from the body that loved and nurtured them. It’s the baseball version of “The Night of the Living Dead...

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  19. Could Ryan Church Be Headed To D.C. in a Josh Willingham Trade?

    When the Washington Nationals traded Brian Schneider and Ryan Church to the New York Mets two seasons ago, I expected that Church, just 28 at the time, was ready to blossom into sold-if-unspectacular player for the Mets...

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  20. Don't Sweat the Ivan Rodriguez Signing: Nationals Will Be Better with Some Pudge

    My, how the tide has turned. When reports first broke late last night that the Washington Nationals had signed future Hall-of-Fame catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez to a two-year, $6 million ...

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  21. If Nats Trade Willingham for Pitching, Will Justin Maxwell Be Ready?

    The Atlanta Braves are making it clear that they are looking to add a bat this offseason and will be willing to trade a starting pitcher—probably Javier Vasquez or Derek Lowe—to get one...

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  22. Washington Nationals Interest in Mark De Rosa Silly Unless They Sign Others Too

    The Washington Nationals are interested in Mark De Rosa. I’m going to let that one sink in for just a minute before I continue...

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  23. Nationals Give Free Agent Market Cold Shoulder, Put Holiday on Ice

    The Washington Nationals are teetering on a precipice so dangerous that their very existence hangs in the balance. Well, I’m exaggerating of course, but only a little bit...

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  24. Comparing the 2005 and 2009 Washington Nationals: Who Was Really Better?

    As the Nationals prepare to begin their sixth season in Washington, management and ownership is doing all they can to get better...

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  25. How I Would Improve the Washington Nationals As Their General Manager

    The strangest thing just happened to me. A few minutes ago, I received a call from Nationals’ team President Stan Kasten...

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