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Martinez compares Robles to McCutchen Saturday, 24 February 2018, 8:08 pm

Victor Robles has yet to play a full season, but his ceiling is off the charts. When asked on Saturday to compare Robles to any other Major Leaguer, Nationals manager Dave Martinez sat and thought about it for a few seconds, then offered the named of the Giants' Andrew McCutchen.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Glenn Sattell

Roark simplifies windup, mindset on mound Saturday, 24 February 2018, 7:36 pm

Baseball can be a complicated game, but it doesn't have to be. Simplifying things is what Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark strives for, and sometimes that's easier said than done.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Glenn Sattell

Martinez all business in managerial debut Friday, 23 February 2018, 9:10 pm

Once the national anthem finished and he walked back to the dugout, it was business as usual for Nationals manager Dave Martinez. While he technically made his managerial debut during Friday's 3-2 loss to the Astros in the Grapefruit League opener, once he took his spot in the dugout, nothing felt different for him.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Confident in roster, Rizzo likely done dealing Friday, 23 February 2018, 7:38 pm

As the Nationals prepared to open up their 2018 Grapefruit League schedule on Friday afternoon, general manager Mike Rizzo maintained that he was satisfied with his current roster.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Robles among dark-horse candidates in camp Thursday, 22 February 2018, 6:11 pm

The Nationals are entering camp with a 25-man roster that is virtually set, after bringing back much of last season's club and addressing remaining needs during the offseason with a few minor, but key, signings. That will make this spring a bit light on true positional battles, but there will certainly be room for opportunity.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Goodwin thrilled with new Wilson glove Thursday, 22 February 2018, 3:58 pm

As Brian Goodwin checks out his potential new glove, he puts his hand inside, opens and closes it a few times. He gives it a pat or two, already starting to form the pocket. To break in a new glove, he will take every opportunity he can to put his hand inside -- during batting practice, Spring Training games, playing catch or just sitting around.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Nats, Astros announce new name for ST park Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 11:47 pm

The Nationals and Astros unveiled their new Spring Training facility a year ago. Now, on the eve of its second season, the two clubs are announcing a new naming rights partner, unveiling the new name and logo for the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Wednesday afternoon.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Benoit, Nationals complete one-year deal Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 10:41 pm

The Nationals announced the signing of releiver Joaquin Benoit on Wednesday, two days after agreeing on a one-year contract with the free-agent right-hander.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Rendon seeking simplicity as recipe for success Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 8:02 pm

Other than the change in appearance, Rendon had every reason to want to keep everything the same after the best season of his career in 2017.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Doolittle plans to tinker with slider during spring Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 11:34 pm

Nationals closer Sean Doolittle plans to spend the spring tinkering with his slider, trying to find a grip comfortable enough to regain his confidence in the pitch.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Murphy still limited but primed for Opening Day Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 10:26 pm

It has been difficult for Daniel Murphy to spend the past few months not being able to hit, limited as he recovers from the debridement and microfracture right knee surgery he underwent at the end of the season. Nationals position players participated in their first full-squad workouts on Tuesday, and Murphy was not able to participate in live batting practice.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Teens tell Doolittle he looks like Seth Rogen Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 6:50 pm

There are similarities ... maybe.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jessica Kleinschmidt

Robles leads Nats' 100% homegrown Top 30 list Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 4:30 pm

Top-ranked prospect Victor Robles, No. 6 on MLB Pipeline's preseason Top 100 prospects list, appears poised to make significant contributions regardless of where he begins the season. Along with Robles, right-hander Erick Fedde, a first-rounder in 2014, and catcher Raudy Read, as well as outfielders Andrew Stevenson and Rafael Bautista, all received their first tastes of the Major Leagues last year and should continue to help plug holes on Washington's roster in 2018.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Mike Rosenbaum

Another Harper tries to make name for himself Monday, 19 February 2018, 9:48 pm

It's as if Bryan Harper has been soaking it all in through these first few days of what is his first full Major League camp. He has spent his time in the Nationals clubhouse, keeping mostly to himself, watching and observing.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Bryce: 'I'm focused on this year,' not free agency Monday, 19 February 2018, 9:33 pm

Before he began his first press conference of the spring, Bryce Harper cut off the questions he knew would be coming.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18 Monday, 19 February 2018, 5:41 pm

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | David Adler

Glover dealing with right shoulder soreness Sunday, 18 February 2018, 7:51 pm

After an encouraging winter filled with throwing and excitement about the strength of his arm, Koda Glover showed up to Nationals camp with soreness in his right shoulder. He received an MRI, which revealed some slight inflammation, causing the Nationals to once again handle him with caution.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Mindful of future, Gio ready to roll in 2018 Saturday, 17 February 2018, 8:40 pm

As Gio Gonzalez prepares for his seventh season with the Nationals, he is considering the idea that this could be his last year in Washington. His contract will expire after the year, and he is set to become a free agent for the first time in his career.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Nats encouraged by Kelley's progress Saturday, 17 February 2018, 6:36 pm

The reports they heard were encouraging, but just to be sure for themselves the Nationals sent a team athletic trainer to evaluate right-hander Shawn Kelley in about mid-January. He had just started throwing for the first time in the offseason and his arm felt much better through his first few sessions than it had the past few years.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

'Circle of Trust' among Martinez's camp features Friday, 16 February 2018, 9:14 pm

Dave Martinez is still creating his own routine as he begins his first camp as Nationals manager, but he has already introduced the first new wrinkles.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Rizzo optimistic extension will get done with Nats Friday, 16 February 2018, 8:09 pm

Following the Nats' first official workout for pitchers and catchers on Friday afternoon, Mike Rizzo said he has had some initial discussions about his contract situation with the ownership group, while expressing optimism that a new deal will eventually get done.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Scherzer brings game face to 1st 'pen session Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:43 pm

It was as if no time had passed since the end of the season. There was Max Scherzer, standing on the mound, grunting as he pounded fastballs into the catcher's mitt and getting angry for himself when he did not execute.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Strasburg: Nats flying under radar Thursday, 15 February 2018, 9:44 pm

It is uncommon for a team coming off consecutive division titles to have a case that it is underrated, but that's where Stephen Strasburg sees the Nationals as they begin Spring Training.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Eaton's return on Opening Day 'easily attainable' Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:28 pm

It's hard for Adam Eaton to remember a time where he has gone this long without seeing live pitching. He has not stood in a batters box against an opposing pitcher since April, before he tore his left ACL and began a long rehab. Once he returns the batters box, however, Eaton expects it to be just like riding a bike.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Slimmed-down Wieters plans to bounce back Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:15 pm

After catcher Matt Wieters exercised his player option to return to Washington, he spent the offseason transforming his diet and increasing the intensity of his workout routine. He arrived to camp weighing 224 pounds after finishing the season at 238 pounds, a transformation that caused a team official to remark how Wieters looked five years younger.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Enjoy Harper catching Taillon, circa 2009 Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 4:39 pm

A star-studded amateur battery.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Michael Clair

Competition for No. 5 starter set for Nats' camp Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:12 pm

Every year since they began contending back in 2012, the Nationals have entered Spring Training with their rotation set. This year, however, the Nats' No. 5 starter will be decided in camp.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Nats acquire utility man Reynolds from Mets Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 1:54 am

As they prepare to report to Spring Training this week, the Nationals made a move Monday night to improve their position player depth. Washington acquired utility man Matt Reynolds from the Mets in exchange for cash considerations.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Eaton champing at bit ahead of return Monday, 12 February 2018, 5:42 pm

Eaton has not played in a game since April 28 when he suffered a torn ACL that ended his first season in Washington.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Harper, wife take a trip to Disneyland Sunday, 11 February 2018, 7:29 pm

Mickey Mouse even made an appearance.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Chris Landers

Same as it ever was: Few battles loom for Nats Friday, 9 February 2018, 4:22 pm

The 2018 Nationals will not look much different than the team that finished the '17 season. After all, when a team wins 97 games and a second straight division championship, there is usually no need for sweeping changes.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Inbox: What remaining moves could Nats make? Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9:53 pm

Nationals beat writer Jamal Collier answers fan questions about trades, injuries, the pitching staff and more.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Martinez's dress rehearsal begins this spring Thursday, 8 February 2018, 7:49 pm

There are so many unknowns that come with a first-time manager, especially one taking over a team with World Series dreams. That makes Dave Martinez the person we're most excited to see at Nationals camp.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Nats' Read suspended 80 games for PED use Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 10:21 pm

Nationals catcher Raudy Read has been suspended for 80 games for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Read tested positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing drug, and his suspension will begin at the beginning of the 2018 regular season.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 9:17 pm

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Nationals' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

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Stars sans fanfare: 2018 All-Underrated Team Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 4:05 pm

"Underrated" is one of those words we toss out in our sports dialogue with no real idea what it means. Our interpretation of what or who is or is not underrated is all relative to the specifics of our circumstances -- what we read, what we watch, what we experience.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Anthony Castrovince

Nats intend to use backup catcher more in '18 Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 7:18 pm

Backup catcher could be a much more important position for the Nationals this season than in years past. The Nats are searching for more production from their backstops this season and have already introduced a plan in order to do so.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

Nationals extend contract with Harrisburg Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 6:37 pm

The Nationals have been affiliated with Harrisburg for each of Washington's 14 seasons and Harrisburg's relationship with the franchise extends back to the days with the Expos.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News | Jamal Collier

It's World Series or bust for Nationals in 2018 Monday, 5 February 2018, 4:00 pm

The Nationals have championship aspirations in 2018, and they hope this is the year they can finally break through to achieve that goal.

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.

Source: WAS Homepage News WAS Homepage News |

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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