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  1. 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…

  2. Point/Counterpoint: Does Harvey in the WS change your view on Strasburg?

    Oct 26, 2015, 12:31 PM EST

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    THIS WEEK’S DEBATE: Does the Mets’ successful use of Matt Harvey this postseason make you view the Nationals’ shutdown of Stephen Strasburg in 2012 any differently? MARK ZUCKERMAN: No. I know it’s trendy to bring up the Strasburg shutdown again now because the Mets have taken the complete opposite approach with Harvey and now are…

  3. 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…

  4. Roster review: Doug Fister

    Oct 25, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 32 How acquired: Trade with Tigers, Dec. 2013 MLB service time: 6 years, 58 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $11.4 million Contract status: Free agent 2015 stats: 25 G, 15 GS, 103 IP, 120 H, 56 R, 48 ER, 14 HR, 24 BB, 63 K, 1.40 WHIP, 5-7, 4.19 ERA, 4.55 FIP, 0.2 WAR Quotable: “For me, once I’m on the mound, I’m…

  5. Roster review: Jordan Zimmermann

    Oct 24, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 29 How acquired: 2nd round, 2007 draft MLB service time: 6 years, 154 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $16.5 million Contract status: Free agent 2015 stats: 33 GS, 201.2 IP, 204 H, 89 R, 82 ER, 24 HR, 39 BB, 164 K, 1.20 WHIP, 13-10, 3.66 ERA, 3.75 FIP, 3.0 WAR Quotable: “I feel like I took the ball every time they asked and…

  6. Royals aim to clinch WS berth against Price in Game 6

    Oct 23, 2015, 2:11 PM EST

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    ALCS GAME 6: TORONTO BLUE JAYS AT KANSAS CITY ROYALS Series: Royals lead 3-2 Where: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas City Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 68 degrees, wind 10 mph Starting pitchers: TOR LHP David Price (18-5, 2.45 ERA) / KCR RHP Yordano Ventura (13-8, 4.08ERA) The Blue Jays kept their season alive in Game 5 with a win in Toronto, but now…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Royals, Mets can clinch on Wednesday night

    Oct 21, 2015, 2:50 PM EST

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    ALCS GAME 5: KANSAS CITY ROYALS AT TORONTO BLUE JAYS Series: Royals lead 3-1 Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto Gametime: 4:00 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Indoors Starting pitchers: KCR RHP Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA) / TOR RHP Marco Estrada (13-8, 3.13 ERA) The Blue Jays’ offense looked like it had turned a corner in Game 3, but it was the Royals lineup that exploded…

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