1. When The Washington Senators Almost Moved To Atlanta

    Bob Short. Just the mention of the name darkens the skies and depresses the soul. Short, the former owner of the Minneapolis Lakers and one-time chairman of the Democratic National Committee, ...

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  2. Nationals Pitching Prospects Impressing No One Heading Into Off-Season

    Over the past couple of weeks, I have been away from BleacherReport.com generally, and the Washington Nationals specifically, as the health and needs of my adopted four-year-old son have taken precedence...

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  3. The Goo That Drives Elijah Dukes

    I interrupt the chatter about the Washington Nationals bringing Livan Hernandez back to Washington to bring you the following: I hate Elijah Dukes...

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  4. Looking Over the Washington Nationals' Infield for 2010

    Heading into the final turn of the Washington Nationals’ fifth season in Washington, it’s time to assess who will be—and won’t be—important pieces of the 2010 puzzle...

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  5. Losing Baseball Is Nothing When You Almost Lose Your Son

    Baseball is an integral part of my life, as I’m sure it is yours. We go to sleep at night digesting the just completed game, hoping that it doesn’t give us heartburn...

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  6. Reports Suggest Nationals Ready To Fire Mike Rizzo Within 24 Hours

    Yahoo Sports is reporting that Mike Rizzo, who has been the Nationals’ acting General Manager since Jim Bowden was forced to resign last March, is about to be fired and replaced ...

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  7. Strasburg Signing Brings Both Hope and Hype to The Washington Nationals

    Stephen Strasburg is now a Washington National. The kid from San Diego—the city and the school—agreed to his deal in typical Scott Boras fashion, with just seconds remaining before the midnight deadline...

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  8. Time For Strasburg Story to Just Go Away

    I am tired of hearing about Stephen Strasburg, and I want it to all be over. Fortunately, come Monday night, it will be. And, while I don’t mean to be contrary, I don’t much care what becomes of him...

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  9. Stephen Strasburg Not The First No. 1 Pick In D.C. History

    In three days, the Washington Nationals will know if the hell of the past two months was worth it. At one second to midnight on August 17th, the team will be either pitcher rich and dollar poor, or the other way around...

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  10. It Would Have Been Less Painful For Nationals To Just Keep Losing

    Since he was 15, my son has had a problem with the truth. Three times last year, he came home in the wee hours of the morning with some of the worst excuses a teenager ever concocted...

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  11. Chasing Big Name Free Agents Could Hurt Nationals In the Long Run

    As the Washington Nationals’ season begins to wind down—thankfully—our attention is drawn not to what has happened over the past few months but rather what will happen when the season ends...

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  12. Eight-Game Winning Streak Brings Questions for Washington Nationals

    It took two-thirds of the season, but the Washington Nationals have finally joined the ranks of major league baseball teams. Not that I’m surprised, mind you; I predicted a 75-win season last March for the then young-but-talented Nationals...

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  13. Washington Nationals Would Benefit By Walking Away From Steven Strasburg

    Steven Strasburg is back in the news, though he’s back in the news because he’s not in the news. Maybe I should try that again...

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  14. Either I'm In Bizzaro World Or the Washington Nationals Are

    So, it’s been a few days since I’ve last reported on the Washington Nationals. After watching them win their last two games against the Pirates in Pittsburgh, I woke up Wednesday morning with hallucinations...

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  15. Is All-Star Ryan Zimmerman a Future Hall of Famer?

    Everything was so new and exciting back in 2005. After a 34-year hiatus—about as long as it took Republicans to recapture the house in 1994—baseball returned to Washington D.C. The uniforms were new...

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  16. Washington Nationals Telegraph Intentions with Deadline Deals

    The Major League trading deadline isn’t really an administrative line-in-the-sand that tells the league’s 30 teams when they can—and can’t—reassign the players on their roster...

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  17. Prospecting For Gold with the Nationals' J.P. Ramirez

    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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  18. Morganmania a Little Premature for the Washington Nationals

    Nyger Morgan. When I hear the name, I picture a lieutenant in the British army running over a hill in the Transvaal Republic during the Boer War...

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  19. Will Willingham's Two Grand Slams Hasten Trade To a Contender?

    I thought it was no-brainer, really. When it was announced last winter that the Washington Nationals had traded Emilio Bonifacio and a minor leaguer to the Florida Marlins for Scott Olsen and ...

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  20. Nationals Will Get Better But Will Their Fans Wait For Them?

    Oh, those poor Washington Nationals; no team in the major leagues has lost more games in 2009. No team has committed more errors. No team has a higher ERA. No team has more blown saves...

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  21. Nationals Future: Gloomy Or Glorious Depends on Next Few Days

    If baseball is truly a ballet, then general managers all across the nation are strapping on their slippers and practicing their pirouettes. Midnight is fast approaching and the dance is about to end...

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  22. Could 2010 Nationals Be 2006 Tigers Redux?

    Hope springs eternal—except for the Washington Nationals, of course. Over the past few weeks, it’s become almost impossible to find a story about the Nationals without it comparing ...

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  23. How Many New Nationals Will It Take to Become a Contender?

    “The Plan” is dead. Long live “The Plan.” After yet another embarrassing loss on Sunday, the Washington Nationals are now 26-65 and on pace to win just 46 games in 2009, a scant six more games than the miserable Mets of 1962...

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  24. 2009 Nationals Bullpen: The Calm Before The Storen

    No matter whom the Nationals had selected with their second first-round pick this past June (the one received for not signing pitcher Aaron Crow last year), there was going to be howling from the sidelines...

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  25. Memo to Naysayers: Don't Blame Ryan Zimmerman for Nats' Woes

    When your team is 26-63, it’s quite normal to throw an introspective glance their way and try and figure out just exactly what in the world is going on. It’s very tempting to point fingers and blame players, managers, and ownership...

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