1. Adam Eaton for Lucas Giolito 'Wow' Trade Could Come Back to Haunt Nationals

    The Washington Nationals were quickly turning into the bridesmaids of the 2016 MLB offseason, and not in the charming, Kristen Wiig sense of the word...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 7 months ago 72,712 reads 108 comments

  2. Bryce Harper Contract: Latest News, Rumors on OF's Negotiations with Nationals

    Although Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper is under team control for the next two seasons, speculation is already running rampant as to his future in the nation's capital beyond the 2018 campaign...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 7 months ago 160,390 reads 207 comments

  3. Would Chris Sale Blockbuster Make Nationals a Real Threat to Cubs Reign?

    The Chicago Cubs are the team to beat in the National League . That was true before they busted their 108-year championship drought and it's certainly true now. Here's the thing about being the team to beat, though: Everyone wants to beat you...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 7 months ago 4,701 reads 25 comments

  4. Max Scherzer Joins Rarefied Air with AL, NL Cy Young Double Dip

    Max Scherzer has thrown no-hitters. He's struck out 20 batters in a game. On Wednesday, he joined a club that counts Gaylord Perry, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens and Roy Halladay as its only other members...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 7 months ago 13,070 reads 10 comments

  5. Yusmeiro Petit's Contract Option Declined by Nationals: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Washington Nationals announced Thursday they are declining the $3 million club option in the contract of relief pitcher Yusmeiro Petit for 2017. In turn, he'll receive a $500,000 buyout and head into free agency...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 8 months ago 204 reads 0 comments

  6. Gio Gonzalez Contract Option Picked Up by Nationals: Latest Details and Reaction

    The Washington Nationals announced Thursday they are picking up the $12 million club option on the contract of starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez for 2017. William Ladson of MLB ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 8 months ago 2,196 reads 1 comments

  7. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Washington Nationals

    Fans of the Washington Nationals don't care that Game 5 of the National League Division Series was a contest for the ages. Their team lost, failing to advance to the National League Championship Series for the third time since 2012...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 9 months ago 7,584 reads 12 comments

  8. Nationals Fall Short in Playoffs Again as Clock Ticks on Window, Bryce Harper

    Another year, another dispiriting finish for the Washington Nationals . Yes, the Nats pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers to the maximum five games in the National League Division Series despite key injuries in the lineup and starting rotation...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 9 months ago 13,576 reads 31 comments

  9. Bryce Harper Pays Homage to Harambe Ahead of NLDS Game 5

    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper apparently had more than just Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on his mind during Thursday's batting practice...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 9 months ago 45,813 reads 26 comments

  10. NLDS Game 5 Can Put Max Scherzer Back on Map as Clutch Postseason Ace

    Max Scherzer has started 276 games in the major leagues. That includes 11 in the postseason, which have covered a World Series game and Game 6 of the American League Championship Series...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 10,967 reads 21 comments

  11. A.J. Cole Suspended: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    MLB announced Tuesday that it suspended Washington Nationals rookie pitcher A.J. Cole five games for intentionally throwing close to the head of Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang during Sunday afternoon's contest...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 9 months ago 10,277 reads 7 comments

  12. Wilson Ramos' Torn ACL Could Be Straw That Breaks Ailing Nationals Offense

    The Washington Nationals offense has taken some big hits lately. On Tuesday, the Nats might have received a knockout punch...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 9 months ago 7,559 reads 13 comments

  13. Wilson Ramos Injury: Updates on Nationals Catcher's Recovery from Knee Surgery

    Washington Nationals  All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos suffered a torn ACL during Sept. 26's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks . He had surgery and faces multiple months of rehab...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 9 months ago 9,956 reads 31 comments

  14. Is Max Scherzer Ready to Become MLB's Next Elite Postseason Ace?

    The term "ace" gets tossed around too liberally. There's more to it than simply being the best pitcher on your team. The Washington Nationals ' Max Scherzer , however, checks most of the ace boxes...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 9 months ago 3,141 reads 9 comments

  15. Bryce Harper Injury: Updates on Nationals Star's Wrist and Return

    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper suffered a wrist injury on Sept. 25 against the Pittsburgh Pirates after an awkward slide into third base. However, he has been cleared to return to the lineup...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 9 months ago 2,932 reads 8 comments

  16. Bryce Harper Rocks Katie Ledecky Swim Cap as Nationals Clinch NL East

    The Washington Nationals clinched their third NL East title Saturday evening, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates , 6-1...

    David  McCracken Written by David McCracken about 9 months ago 7,221 reads 1 comments

  17. NL East-Clinching Nationals Face Steep NL Playoff Climb with Battered Roster

    The Washington Nationals are your 2016 NL East champions, having clinched the division Saturday night. Their only worry right now is how much champagne stings when it gets in their eyes...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 7,162 reads 20 comments

  18. Nationals Clinch NL East: Highlights, Twitter Reaction to Celebration

    A year after they imploded down the stretch, the Washington Nationals put the clamps on a division title, clinching the National League East on Saturday with a 6-1 win over the ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 9 months ago 2,837 reads 4 comments

  19. Daniel Murphy Injury: Updates on Nationals 2B's Buttocks and Return

    Washington Nationals All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy was dealing with a strained buttock that had kept him out of action since Sept. 20. However, he is ready to return. Continue for updates...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 9 months ago 2,370 reads 2 comments

  20. Bryce Harper, Nationals GM and Trainer Reportedly Meet to Discuss Injury Rumors

    Following a report that a shoulder injury has hampered Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper , the reigning NL MVP reportedly denied any issues in a closed-door meeting with management Tuesday...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 9 months ago 5,837 reads 9 comments

  21. Trea Turner Already Earning Place Among MLB's Elite Young Stars

    The Atlanta Braves tried fastballs and changeups , sliders and cutters, in and out, up and down. Whatever they threw, wherever they threw it, Trea Turner hit it...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 9 months ago 11,719 reads 15 comments

  22. Stephen Strasburg's Iffy Status Is Setback Nationals Are Well Armed to Weather

    In a vacuum, news that Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has strained the flexor mass in his right elbow might seem like a gut punch to the team's hopes of winning the World Series...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 10 months ago 15,258 reads 14 comments

  23. After Years in Minors, Bryce's Brother Bryan Harper Still Waiting for MLB Shot

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Bryan Harper had entered a tie game to start the ninth inning for the Double-A Harrisburg Senators, and he was now in a bind—bases loaded, two outs...

    Hillel  Kuttler Written by Hillel Kuttler about 10 months ago 18,383 reads 5 comments

  24. Max Scherzer Has 12 Games with 10 or More Strikeouts, the Most in MLB

    Fact: Max Scherzer struck out 11 batters over eight innings in the Washington Nationals ' 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. It was Scherzer 's 12th game this season with 10 or more strikeouts, the most in MLB ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Daily Facts about 10 months ago 1,821 reads 1 comments

  25. Don't Forget About Max Scherzer in NL Cy Young Race

    If Max Scherzer 's American League Cy Young Award is beginning to feel lonely, it could soon have company. In the wasteland that is the National League Cy Young race without a fully functioning Clayton Kershaw, anyone could claim this year's award...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 11,530 reads 19 comments