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Nationals ready to make upgrades at Meetings Monday, 11 December 2017, 1:04 am

Like a number of teams so far this offseason, the Nationals have mostly been dormant. But this past weekend has seen two major pieces move, perhaps setting the stage for a flurry of activity when the Winter Meetings begin Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Nationals seek depth at Winter Meetings Saturday, 9 December 2017, 6:44 pm

Even though the Nationals do not seem poised for the biggest headline-grabbing move at the Winter Meetings, which run Monday through Thursday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., they would like to begin kicking this quiet offseason into gear.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Nats ready to follow up memorable '16 Meetings Friday, 8 December 2017, 4:13 pm

The Nationals played unofficial host for the 2016 Winter Meetings, as the event was held just outside of D.C. at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. So it was only fitting that they were right in the middle of seemingly every major move during the most memorable Winter Meetings in team history.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Martinez brings lessons learned from Maddon Thursday, 7 December 2017, 11:24 pm

Nationals manager Dave Martinez never initially envisioned even himself as a coach. After a 16-year playing career, he thought perhaps he might be good at it, but it was too much travel. Plus, he had four children at home.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Today only! Take 30 percent off orders over $30 Thursday, 7 December 2017, 4:01 am

It's a special friends and family savings event at the Nationals Shop, where if you spend more than $30 you can take 30 percent off your order. Use the code BIGDEAL and save until 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Nats optimistic about Murphy, but have options Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 10:33 pm

The Nationals remain optimistic about second baseman Daniel Murphy's status for Opening Day after he underwent debridement and microfracture knee surgery on his right knee on Oct. 20, even though it is still a bit early on to tell.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018 Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 4:08 pm

For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jonathan Mayo

Elder Boone confident in son's managerial skills Monday, 4 December 2017, 6:47 pm

Nationals vice president of player development Bob Boone, a former Major League player and manager, said his son, Aaron, has the knowledge and preparation to succeed in his new role as manager of the Yankees, despite no previous experience as a manager or coach.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Bill Ladson

Nats aim to get most out of Wieters in 2018 Thursday, 30 November 2017, 2:43 pm

The Nationals have a plan to increase the production from their catchers next season, which could involve relying on a different mix of their current backstops, instead of any external upgrades.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Scherzer, wife welcome baby Brooklyn Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 9:46 pm

It's been a good November for the Scherzers.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Michael Clair

Rizzo: Nats have great shot to re-sign Harper Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 6:15 pm

Bryce Harper's potential free agency after next season has been one of baseball's most speculated and anticipated topics for the past few years. It is so rare that someone with the talent level and list of accomplishments such as Harper -- a five-time All-Star, National League Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player -- reaches free agency at such a young age, which could make his next contract historic.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Nats face easier task building bullpen for '18 Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 8:46 pm

Building a bullpen has become sort of a winterly tradition in Washington, one that a year ago gave Nationals fans stress as the team searched for an established closer. This offseason should present a much easier task for the Nats, however, considering they already have two key relievers in place entering 2018.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Local bakery makes special cake for Scherzer Friday, 24 November 2017, 9:03 pm

Even better than a trophy.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Eric Chesterton

Is Walker HOF-worthy? Let us count the ways Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 7:51 pm

In the early years of Larry Walker's inclusion on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, a writer who once covered Walker wrote about how much he enjoyed watching Walker's skills in action, but that he wasn't a Hall of Famer because he wasn't serious enough about the game.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Tracy Ringolsby

Inbox: Will Washington trade Harper? Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 10:02 pm

In the latest Inbox, beat reporter Jamal Collier fields questions from Nationals fans about Bryce Harper's status, the luxury tax and a reason to believe in Dave Martinez.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Nats' Gutierrez among AFL's breakout prospects Monday, 20 November 2017, 9:04 pm

Every year there are players who might not be at the top of prospect lists, but who use the Fall League as a bit of a coming out party. These are players who can be considered breakout prospects, with the usual caveat about small sample sizes.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jonathan Mayo

Nats protect Gutierrez, Rodriguez from Rule 5 Monday, 20 November 2017, 7:11 pm

The Nationals added third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez and right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez to their 40-man roster before Monday's 8 p.m. ET deadline to protect players from being selected in December's Rule 5 Draft.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Key early Nat Livan debuts on '18 HOF ballot Monday, 20 November 2017, 4:52 pm

The pitcher who threw out the first pitch in Nationals history will be making his debut on the Hall of Fame ballot this season.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in Sunday, 19 November 2017, 6:23 pm

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

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Robles among AFL title game standouts Sunday, 19 November 2017, 1:15 am

Jim Callis identifies 10 prospects who stood out in the Arizona Fall League championship game.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jim Callis

Hello spring: Schedules are out Saturday, 18 November 2017, 7:36 pm

The Nationals open up their Spring Training schedule with their shared tenant at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches and the defending World Series champion Astros on Feb. 23. It's the first of a 32-game Grapefruit League slate for the Nats before they wrap up on March 25 with the Cardinals.

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Rendon earns MLB Award for Best Performance Saturday, 18 November 2017, 12:51 am

On April 30, Anthony Rendon went 6-for-6 with three home runs and 10 RBIs, pacing the Nationals' offense in a 23-5 victory over the Mets. That record-setting day has earned Rendon the Esurance MLB Award for Best Performance.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Robles or Acuna? Execs, AFL players polled Friday, 17 November 2017, 2:09 am

Jonathan Mayo asked players in the Fall League and team executives to see if they preferred the Braves' Ronald Acuna or the Nationals' Victor Robles.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jonathan Mayo

Nats' outfield depth an offseason advantage Thursday, 16 November 2017, 11:51 pm

The Nationals are set to begin next season with a surplus of outfielders, something the team might be able to use to its advantage this offseason.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

National pride: Max repeats as NL Cy winner Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:47 am

For the second consecutive season, Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer won the National League Cy Young Award. He becomes the first pitcher to win consecutive NL Cy Young Awards since Clayton Kershaw did so in 2013-14. This is Scherzer's third Cy Young Award overall, which puts him in elite company as he continues to rack up career accolades.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Strasburg finishes third in NL Cy Young voting Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:16 am

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg had his best career showing in the National League Cy Young Award voting, but fell to teammate Max Scherzer, finishing third behind him and Los Angeles' Clayton Kershaw.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

A typical day for Scherzer in 7 photos Thursday, 16 November 2017, 12:17 am

Another year, another Cy.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Andrew Mearns

Boras open to exploring Harper extension Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:01 pm

As Bryce Harper enters the final year of his contract with the Nationals, his agent, Scott Boras, said he has not had any conversations with the team this offseason about a possible extension. Asked whether he expected to do so this winter, Boras said, "That would be up to the Nationals."

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Nats finalize coaching staff with Blanco Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 2:17 pm

The Nationals finalized first-year manager Dave Martinez's coaching staff on Wednesday, officially naming Henry Blanco as their bullpen coach. Blanco will be the lone coach to join Martinez from the Cubs, with whom Martinez had served as the bench coach for the past three seasons.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Nats shift focus to improving bench, bullpen Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 12:51 am

Now that the Nationals have completed a managerial search and filled most of the coaching staff, they can shift their focus this offseason to filling out their roster. As the General Managers meetings began Monday in Orlando, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo began the preliminary work for completing his agenda this offseason.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Inbox: Who's in the outfield for 2018? Friday, 10 November 2017, 8:38 pm

In the latest Inbox, beat reporter Jamal Collier fields questions from Nationals fans about the club's needs, potential offseason targets and whether a franchise stalwart will return in 2018.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Nationals' Top 30 Prospects list Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:06 am

Who do the Nationals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Washington's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

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