Dec 24, 2011, 3:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Mike Rizzo gave another endorsement for Adam LaRoche as his first baseman in 2012. Last night's teleconference offered us beat writers a chance to ask Mike Rizzo about all angles of the Gio Gonzalez trade, but a few other topics were brought up and are worth sharing. So consider this your last-minute…
Dec 23, 2011, 11:56 PM EST
US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez and minor-league right-hander Robert Gilliam come from Oakland to D.C. Updated at 8:35 p.m. The Nationals' blockbuster trade to acquire Gio Gonzalez is now official. Both the Nationals and Athletics announced the six-player deal this evening, with Gonzalez and minor-league right-hander Robert Gilliam coming to Washington, and minor leaguers Brad…
Dec 23, 2011, 6:10 PM EST
US Presswire photo A healthy Stephen Strasburg is the biggest reason the Nats will improve in 2012. No matter what you think about the Gio Gonzalez trade, whether Mike Rizzo gave up too much for the left-hander or not, you have to acknowledge it makes the Nationals a better team in 2012. How much better?…
Dec 23, 2011, 4:27 AM EST
US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler could get squeezed out of the rotation with Gio Gonzalez now a National. Thursday's acquisition of Gio Gonzalez — and, more specifically, the dealing away of Brad Peacock, A.J. Cole, Derrek Norris and Tommy Milone — sparked all kinds of reaction across NatsTown. There was excitement from those thrilled to…
Dec 22, 2011, 9:57 PM EST
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has spent the last two winters desperately seeking to add another front-line starter to pitch alongside Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann in his rotation. Today, Rizzo finally got his man, but the price to acquire him was steep. Washington has agreed to acquire left-hander Gio Gonzalez from the Oakland Athletics…
Dec 22, 2011, 8:24 PM EST
US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez is 31-21 with a 3.17 ERA (and 183 walks) the last two seasons. It appears we're nearing a resolution on the Gio Gonzalez trade free-for-all that's been brewing for several weeks now, ever since the Athletics started hinting they were looking to deal the young left-hander. The Nationals, to no…
Dec 22, 2011, 4:00 PM EST
The Nationals’ name has come up plenty of times this winter as potential suitors for a host of available player, but until news broke late last night about a near-deal with utilityman Mark DeRosa they had yet to sign anyone to a major-league contract. What about some of those ever-present rumors? Are the Nationals serious…
Dec 22, 2011, 4:13 AM EST
US Presswire photo Mark DeRosa hit 23 homers in 2009 but played only 73 total games the last two years. The Nationals are close to signing Mark DeRosa to a one-year contract, giving the club a veteran utilityman who can play all over the field and come off the bench, albeit one who has been…
Dec 21, 2011, 7:38 PM EST
The Nationals have claimed minor leaguer Carlos Rivero off waivers from the Phillies, adding a potential backup infielder to the mix. Rivero, 23, hit .260 with 16 homers, 71 RBI and a .326 on-base percentage in 136 combined games between Class AA Reading and Class AAA Lehigh Valley this season. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Venezuelan brings…
Dec 21, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Roy Oswalt would help the Nationals in 2012 but probably leave after one year. For seven years, we've heard the Nationals espouse a plan of action that has been focused far more on slow-and-steady progress than immediate success. Every move the franchise has made — especially in the three years since Mike…
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