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  1. Roster review: Drew Storen

    Oct 30, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

    USA Today Sports Images

    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,…

  2. 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,…

  3. Harper, Ramos finalists for Gold Glove awards

    Oct 29, 2015, 12:42 PM EST

    USA Today

    Finalists for 2015 Gold Glove awards were announced on Thursday and two Nationals now find themselves in the top three for their respective positions. Bryce Harper has been named a finalist for NL right fielders and Wilson Ramos is in the running for catchers. Neither have won a Gold Glove before in their careers. Harper,…

  4. Nats go with the safe, sensible hire

    Oct 29, 2015, 8:00 AM EST

    USA Today Sports Images

    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…

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

    Oct 28, 2015, 9:43 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images

    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…

  6. deGrom and Cueto square off in World Series Game 2

    Oct 28, 2015, 6:27 PM EST

    USA Today

    WORLD SERIES GAME 2: NEW YORK METS AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Royals lead 1-0 Where: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 53 degrees, wind 8 mph Starting pitchers: NYM RHP Jacob deGrom (14-8, 2.54 ERA) / KCR RHP Johnny Cueto (11-13, 3.44 ERA) Game 1 on Tuesday night was an instant classic…

  7. Roster review: Tanner Roark

    Oct 28, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

    USA Today Sports Images

    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,…

  8. World Series gets started with Harvey vs. Volquez in Game 1

    Oct 27, 2015, 4:09 PM EST

    USA Today

    WORLD SERIES GAME 1: NEW YORK METS AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: 0-0 Where: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Chance of rain, 52 degrees, wind 2 mph Starting pitchers: NYM RHP Matt Harvey (13-8, 2.71 ERA) / KCR RHP Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA) The 2015 World Series gets started on Tuesday night in Kansas…

  9. Breaking down the World Series matchup

    Oct 27, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

    AP

    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…

  10. Roster review: Joe Ross

    Oct 27, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

    USA Today Sports Images

    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.…

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