1. Rizzo 'Disappointed' Harper Chose to Miss NatsFest

    NatsFest is the annual winter event meant to drum up excitement for the upcoming season. But this Saturday's event featured one notable absence: Bryce Harper, arguably the most visible public face of the team...

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  2. Kevin Frandsen Wants to Be the Nationals' Everyday Second Baseman

    Nationals utilityman has the everyday second base job in his crosshairs. With Asdrubal Cabrera a free agent, there's a vacancy at the position in Washington. “I want to win that,” Frandsen says, as MLB ...

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  3. Report: No Progress on Extension Between Nats, Desmond

    Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that there has been no progress made on a contract extension between the Nationals and shortstop Ian Desmond...

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  4. Bryce Harper Skips NatsFest as Grievance Hearing Looms

    Bryce Harper was a no-show Saturday at NatsFest, deciding not to make a public appearance only three days before a scheduled salary grievance hearing between the star outfielder and the organization...

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  5. Report: Grievance Hearing Between Nationals, Harper Scheduled for Tuesday

    The Washington Nationals could head to a grievance hearing on Tuesday with Bryce Harper if the two parties are unable to reach an agreement regarding the youngster's arbitration eligibility before then, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 14 days ago 29 reads 0 comments

  6. Jerry Blevins on his experience in the Japan All-Star Series

    In November, Jerry Blevins joined other Major League All-Stars in a tour of Japan, the Japan All-Star Series.....

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  7. What Went Wrong with Detwiler?

    As much as I enjoy the Winter Meetings, it's always good to be back home. As I was settling into my aisle seat on Southwest Flight 144 out of San Diego yesterday afternoon, news broke that the Nationals had finally pulled off a trade...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 14 days ago 84 reads 0 comments

  8. Nationals Stay Silent in Rule 5 Draft

    SAN DIEGO — A Winter Meetings that saw the Nationals sign zero free agents and make zero trades concluded Thursday morning with zero players selected and zero players lost in ...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 14 days ago 42 reads 0 comments

  9. Quiet Meetings Leave Nats Looking at Busy Couple Months

    SAN DIEGO -- There was a lot of talk about what the Nationals were going to do at the Winter Meetings, but other than a reported deal sending left-hander Ross Detwiler to the Rangers ...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 14 days ago 48 reads 0 comments

  10. Grading the Washington Nationals' Offseason Post-Winter Meetings

    The Washington Nationals entered the 2014 winter meetings with the potential to make the most noise of any club...

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  11. Ian Desmond Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Nationals SS

    Coming off another great year, Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is apparently being discussed in trade talks during the winter meetings. Jim Bowden of ESPN...

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  12. Nationals Need a Second Baseman, but It's Not so Simple at the Winter Meetings

    SAN DIEGO — The Washington Nationals need a second baseman. Actually, they desire an infielder, perhaps a young one who also can play shortstop and maybe hits left-handed. That has been clear since the offseason started...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 15 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  13. Report: Rangers Acquire Detwiler from Nats

    The Texas Rangers acquired left handed pitcher Ross Detwiler from the Washington Nationals on the final day of the winter meetings, according to a baseball official with direct knowledge of the negotiations...

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  14. Bryce Harper Ready to Hit in the Middle of the Lineup, May Play Right Field

    No matter what the Washington Nationals do this winter, they are planning for next season with the expectation that an important player will shoulder a heavier load in all facets of the game...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 16 days ago 74 reads 0 comments

  15. How the Lester Deal Could Impact the Nats

    SAN DIEGO - Day Two of the Winter Meetings finished with a flourish, as Jon Lester and the Cubs agreed to terms on a six-year, $155 million contract, a deal that could quickly shift ...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 42 reads 0 comments

  16. Souza's Stock Rising in Williams' Eyes

    SAN DIEGO - Nationals manager Matt Williams likes to plan things out, down to the smallest detail. From lineup combinations to how every minute in spring training drills will be accounted ...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 6 reads 0 comments

  17. Nats Think Harper Is Ready to Shoulder More Load

    SAN DIEGO — Matt Williams seemed to go out of his way this season to try to take pressure off Bryce Harper and not ask his 21-year-old outfielder to carry a Nationals lineup that featured plenty of other potent and experienced bats...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 52 reads 0 comments

  18. Desmond Looking to Be with Nats Beyond 2015

    SAN DIEGO -- Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond made it known on Tuesday that he doesn't want to get traded and he hopes to get his contract situation resolved soon.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 55 reads 0 comments

  19. Rizzo Gives Storen Vote of Confidence as Nats Closer

    SAN DIEGO — Mike Rizzo didn't offer definitive answers to the majority of questions posed at him during the Nationals general manager's first media session of the Winter Meetings...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 17 days ago 9 reads 0 comments

  20. Nats Open to Options at Second (or Third) Base

    SAN DIEGO — The Nationals are open to a variety of options to fill the one obvious hole on their roster: second base. How much variety? Enough that they'll also consider acquiring a third baseman instead and moving Anthony Rendon back to second...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 17 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  21. Rizzo: Nats Are 'Open for Business' at Winter Meetings

    SAN DIEGO -- Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Monday that no progress was made as far as extending the contracts of Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister, Ian Desmond, Tyler Clippard ...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 17 days ago 6 reads 0 comments

  22. Rangers' Odor May Be of Interest to Nationals

    SAN DIEGO - The Nationals are in need of a second baseman, and you can expect them to be linked to just about every available player at the position during the Winter Meetings...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 18 days ago 22 reads 0 comments

  23. Report: Nationals Shopping Reliever Tyler Clippard

    With setup man Tyler Clippard set to earn a considerable raise through arbitration, the Nationals are reportedly "likely" to explore trading the right-hander, according to a report by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 18 days ago 24 reads 0 comments

  24. Souza Earns GIBBY for Catch to Protect No-Hitter

    WASHINGTON -- Outfielder Steven Souza Jr. played in only 21 Major League games, but he certainly had an impact on the Nationals this year...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 18 days ago 16 reads 0 comments

  25. Rizzo out to Cement Nats as Contenders at Meetings

    SAN DIEGO -- Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo and his brain trust have arrived at the Winter Meetings, looking to make the team World Series contenders for the third time in four years...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 18 days ago 18 reads 0 comments