1. 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 9 days ago 53 reads 0 comments

  2. 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 9 days ago 29 reads 0 comments

  3. 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 9 days ago 6 reads 0 comments

  4. 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 9 days ago 24 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 9 days ago 31 reads 0 comments

  6. 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 10 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 10 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 10 days ago 6 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 11 days ago 21 reads 0 comments

  10. 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 11 days ago 19 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 11 days ago 11 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 11 days ago 11 reads 0 comments

  13. Loaded Nationals Sure to Create Stir at Meetings

    WASHINGTON -- On paper, it appears that the Nationals don't need to make many changes. The starting eight position players are set, and the pitching staff is one of the best in baseball...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 14 days ago 16 reads 0 comments

  14. How Would Nationals Signal They're All-in for 2015? by Doing Very Little.

    There aren't supposed to be down years in a place such as St. Louis, where the pennants fly in the outfield and the four straight appearances in the National League Championship Series ...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 15 days ago 19 reads 0 comments

  15. Point/Counterpoint: Should Storen's Role Be Secure?

    THIS WEEK'S DEBATE: SHOULD THE NATS ENTER 2015 WITH DREW STOREN AS CLOSER, OR SHOULD THEY LOOK ELSEWHERE.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 15 days ago 30 reads 0 comments

  16. Nats Nearly Set, but in Market for Second Baseman

    WASHINGTON -- With baseball's Winter Meetings starting Monday in San Diego , the Nationals have been relatively quiet so far this offseason.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 15 days ago 18 reads 0 comments

  17. The Impossible Extension for Bryce Harper and the Nationals

    The Washington Nationals are heading for a tussle with Bryce Harper. To save millions over the next four years, the Nationals are willing to hunker down and irritate Harper and his agent...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 16 days ago 78 reads 0 comments

  18. Nats Lefty Prospect Cleared to Throw After Tommy John

    Nationals minor leaguer Danny Rosenbaum hit a big milestone in his recovery from Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, as the lefty was cleared to throw a baseball for the first time......

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 16 days ago 9 reads 0 comments

  19. Span Has Surgery to Repair Sports Hernia

    Denard Span had surgery to repair a sports hernia, a relatively minor procedure that shouldn't impact the Nationals ' center fielder's preparation for next season, the club announced Wednesday morning...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 16 days ago 34 reads 0 comments

  20. Span Undergoes Successful Sports Hernia Surgery

    #Nats CF Denard Span underwent successful surgery to repair a sports hernia. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 16 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  21. Nats Tender Contracts to All 10 Arbitration-Eligible Players

    The Nationals tendered 2015 contracts to all 10 of their unsigned, arbitration-eligible players on Tuesday.....

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 17 days ago 45 reads 0 comments

  22. Scott Hairston on his season and free agency

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 17 days ago 54 reads 0 comments

  23. Nationals face tender decisions tonight

    All MLB clubs face more roster decisions tonight, with a midnight deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players.....

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 17 days ago 80 reads 0 comments

  24. Nats Would Be Wise to Hold on to Zimmermann

    Jordan Zimmermann trade rumors persist, but they might be wish-fulfillments springing from general managers who need pitching...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 18 days ago 31 reads 0 comments

  25. The Deals Nationals GM Mike Rizzo Needs to Be Pitching at the Winter Meetings

    For the Washington Nationals and the rest of Major League Baseball, winter is coming. Starting in less than a week, general managers from around the league will gather in San Diego for the annual winter meetings...

    Danny Garrison Written by Danny Garrison about 18 days ago 2,092 reads 0 comments