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Mark Zuckerman

  1. Mike Maddux hired as new pitching coach

    Nov 4, 2015, 4:55 PM EST

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    Mike Maddux, a longtime and well-respected big-league pitching coach, will hold that role on Dusty Baker’s staff with the Nationals, the club announced Wednesday. Maddux, who just parted ways with the Rangers last week after seven seasons, becomes the first known member of Baker’s new staff in Washington, which could include other high-profile names. The…

  2. Process was a mess, but Baker’s hiring isn’t a mistake

    Nov 3, 2015, 11:58 AM EST

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    Had the Nationals simply hired Dusty Baker all along, had they picked him over Bud Black last week and agreed to contract terms, few eyebrows would have been raised. It would have been viewed both here in town and throughout the baseball world as a solid choice, a proven and successful manager taking the reins…

  3. Nats announce Baker hired, given multi-year contract

    Nov 3, 2015, 8:23 AM EST

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    In a stunning twist to cap a tumultuous 24 hours, the Nationals announced Tuesday morning they have hired Dusty Baker as their new manager, negotiations with initial choice Bub Black having fallen apart over the weekend. Baker, a 3-time NL Manager of the Year Award winner with 20 seasons of experience at the big-league level,…

  4. Nats’ deal with Black not finalized, door still open for Baker

    Nov 2, 2015, 11:11 PM EST

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    The Nationals’ hiring of Bud Black as their next manager is not yet a done deal, the two sides having been unable to work out final contract details, leaving the door open for the club potentially to offer the job to Dusty Baker instead, according to sources familiar with the situation. The Nationals’ front office…

  5. Nats decline options on Janssen, McLouth

    Nov 2, 2015, 4:09 PM EST

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    The Nationals declined to pick up contract options for reliever Casey Janssen and outfielder Nate McLouth on Monday, making both veterans free agents along with six others who officially hit the market on the day after the World Series ended. Janssen and McLouth join right-handers Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister, shortstop Ian Desmond, center fielder…

  6. Roster review: Felipe Rivero

    Nov 2, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 24 How acquired: Traded with C Jose Lobaton and OF Drew Vettleson from Tampa Bay for RHP Nate Karns, Feb. 2014 MLB service time: 161 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $507,500 Contract status: Under team control in 2016, likely Super-2 arbitration-eligible in 2018, free agent in 2022 2015 stats: 49 G, 48.1…

  7. Roster review: Drew Storen

    Oct 30, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 28 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2009 draft MLB service time: 5 years, 140 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $5.7 million Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2016, free agent in 2017 2015 stats: 58 G, 55 IP, 45 H, 23 R, 21 ER, 4 HR, 16 BB, 67 K, 1.109 WHIP, 29 SV,…

  8. Roster review: Jonathan Papelbon

    Oct 29, 2015, 3:00 PM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 35 How acquired: Trade from Philadelphia for RHP Nick Pivetta, July 2015 MLB service time: 10 years, 64 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $13 million Contract status: Signed for $11 million in 2016 ($3 million to be deferred until 2017), free agent in 2017 2015 stats: 59 G, 63.1 IP, 53 H,…

  9. Nats go with the safe, sensible hire

    Oct 29, 2015, 8:00 AM EST

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    The Nationals’ planned hiring of Harry Ralston Black as their next manager isn’t going to cause people to leap out of their seats in jubilation. The 58-year-old everyone has always known simply as “Bud” isn’t the kind of guy who brings a commanding presence to every room he enters. He’s not going to march into…

  10. Source: Black to be named Nats’ new manager

    Oct 28, 2015, 9:43 PM EST

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    The Nationals plan to name Bud Black their next manager, a source familiar with the decision confirmed Wednesday night, but an official announcement isn’t likely until after the conclusion of the World Series sometime next week. Black, who managed the Padres from 2007-15, was selected by the Nationals from a pool of at least eight…

  11. Roster review: Tanner Roark

    Oct 28, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 29 How acquired: Trade with RHP Ryan Tatusko from Rangers for SS Cristian Guzman, July 2010 MLB service time: 2 year, 55 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $529,600 Contract status: Under team control in 2016, arbitration-eligible in 2017, free agent in 2020 2015 stats: 40 G, 12 GS, 111 IP, 119 H,…

  12. Breaking down the World Series matchup

    Oct 27, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

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    The 111th World Series features a historic matchup: Did you know this is the first time two expansion franchises have met in the Fall Classic? That’s right, each of the previous 110 series included at least one of baseball’s original 16 franchises. Pretty remarkable, huh? Not that the Mets and Royals don’t have plenty of…

  13. Roster review: Joe Ross

    Oct 27, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 22 How acquired: Trade from Padres with SS Trea Turner for OF Steven Souza Jr. and LHP Travis Ott (both sent to Rays as part of 3-team deal). MLB service time: 94 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $507,500 Contract status: Under team control in 2016, arbitration-eligible in 2019, free agent in 2022.…

  14. Black, Baker in D.C. for second round of interviews

    Oct 26, 2015, 12:49 PM EST

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    The Nationals’ ongoing search for a new manager reached its second stage Monday, with presumed finalists Bud Black and Dusty Baker in town for follow-up interviews with the organization, according to a source familiar with the process. Black and Baker, both experienced big-league managers, appear to have separated themselves from a larger pool of at…

  15. Roster review: Gio Gonzalez

    Oct 26, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 30 How acquired: Trade from Athletics with RHP Robert Gilliam for LHP Tom Milone, RHP Brad Peacock, RHP A.J. Cole and C Derek Norris, Dec. 2011 MLB service time: 6 years, 162 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $11 million Contract status: Signed for $12 million in 2016, $12 million club option (or…

  16. Roster review: Stephen Strasburg

    Oct 23, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 27 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2009 draft MLB service time: 5 years, 118 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $7.4 million Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2016, free agent in 2017 2015 stats: 23 GS, 127.1 IP, 115 H, 56 R, 49 ER, 14 HR, 26 BB, 155 K, 1.107 WHIP, 11-7, 3.46…

  17. Mattingly’s departure could impact Nats’ search

    Oct 22, 2015, 12:13 PM EST

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    Just as the Nationals’ managerial search appeared to be poised to enter a more advanced phase, a development on the other side of the country could throw some wrenches into the plan. Don Mattingly’s departure from Los Angeles early Thursday morning will have ripple effects across the majors, with the former All-Star first baseman now…

  18. Roster review: Max Scherzer

    Oct 22, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 31 How acquired: Free agent, Jan. 2015 MLB service time: 7 years, 79 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $17,142,857 million Contract status: Signed for $15 million in 2016, $15 million in 2017, $15 million in 2018, $35 million in 2019, $35 million in 2020, $35 million in 2021. (Salaries from 2019-21 will…

  19. Roster review: Clint Robinson

    Oct 21, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 31 How acquired: Minor-league free agent, Dec. 2014 MLB service time: 1 year, 28 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $525,000 Contract status: Under team control in 2016, arbitration-eligible in 2018, free agent in 2021 2015 stats: 126 G, 352 PA, 44 R, 84 H, 15 2B, 1 3B, 10 HR, 34 RBI, 0…

  20. Roster review: Danny Espinosa

    Oct 20, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 28 How acquired: 3rd round pick, 2008 draft MLB service time: 4 years, 113 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $1.8 million Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2016, free agent in 2018 2015 stats: 118 G, 412 PA, 59 R, 88 H, 21 2B, 1 3B, 13 HR, 37 RBI, 5 SB, 33 BB, 106 SO, .240…

  21. Roster review: Wilson Ramos

    Oct 19, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 28 How acquired: Trade from Twins for RHP Matt Capps, July 2010 MLB service time: 5 years, 47 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $3.55 million Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2016, free agent in 2017 2015 stats: 128 G, 504 PA, 41 R, 109 H, 16 2B, 0 3B, 15 HR, 68 RBI,…

  22. Roster review: Anthony Rendon

    Oct 16, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 25 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2011 draft MLB service time: 2 year, 130 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $2.5 million Contract status: Possibly Super-2 arbitration-eligible in 2016, free agent in 2020. 2015 stats: 80 G, 355 PA, 43 R, 82 H, 16 2B, 0 3B, 5 HR, 25 RBI, 1 SB,…

  23. Roster review: Ryan Zimmerman

    Oct 15, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 31 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2005 draft MLB service time: 10 years, 32 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $14 million Contract status: Signed for $14 million in 2016, $14 million in 2017, $14 million in 2018, $18 million in 2019, $18 million club option or $2 million buyout in 2020, free…

  24. Roster review: Jayson Werth

    Oct 14, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 36 How acquired: Free agent, Dec. 2010 MLB service time: 12 years, 102 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $21 million Contract status: Signed for $21 million in 2016, $21 million in 2017, free agent in 2018 2015 stats: 88 G, 378 PA, 51 R, 73 H, 16 2B, 1 3B, 12 HR,…

  25. Roster review: Michael Taylor

    Oct 13, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 25 How acquired: 6th round pick, 2009 draft MLB service time: 1 year, 37 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $509,000 Contract status: Under team control in 2016, arbitration-eligible in 2018, free agent in 2021 2015 stats: 138 G, 511 PA, 49 R, 108 H, 15 2B, 2 3B, 14 HR, 63 RBI,…

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