1. 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 ...

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  2. 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 ...

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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...

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  6. 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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  7. 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...

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  8. 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 1 month ago 44 reads 0 comments

  9. 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 ...

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  10. 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 1 month ago 55 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 60 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 9 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 7 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 6 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 24 reads 0 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 25 reads 0 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 18 reads 0 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 19 reads 0 comments

  19. 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...

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  20. 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 ...

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  21. 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 1 month ago 31 reads 0 comments

  22. 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.....

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  23. 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...

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  24. 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 1 month ago 9 reads 0 comments

  25. 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...

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