Dec 12, 2011, 7:54 PM EST
Jose Rijo, the former Reds postseason hero and Nationals executive who lost his job as a result of the 2009 Esmailyn Gonzalez scandal, is slated to be arrested in his native Dominican Republic sometime in the next two weeks for being in contempt of court. German Miranda, the head of the Dominican's Justice Ministry Anti-Laundering…
Dec 12, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Tom Gorzelanny would probably make at least $2.5 million in 2012 if tendered. One of baseball's complicated, oft-misunderstood deadlines comes tonight at midnight when all teams must tender contracts to all players who don't have 2012 contracts yet but are under team control. What in the world does that mean? Let's try…
Dec 9, 2011, 11:17 PM EST
US Presswire photo Ryan Perry owns a 4.07 ERA in 139 career big-league games. The Nationals have swapped right-handed relievers with the Tigers, sending Collin Balester to the Tigers for Ryan Perry. The impetus of the trade, from the Nationals’ perspective, might be the roster flexibility it will provide. Balester will be out of options…
Dec 9, 2011, 8:44 PM EST
US Presswire file photo Space Coast Stadium will again house the Nationals next spring. Here's a little ray of sunshine to brighten your mood at the end of an uneventful week for the Nationals in Dallas: The spring training schedule is out, and it's only 72 days until pitchers and catchers report to Viera, Fla.…
Dec 9, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman has two years remaining on his contract. Now that the dust has settled from a wild Winter Meetings in Dallas, the baseball world is starting to come to grips with the idea of Albert Pujols playing in Anaheim. It's not at all where anyone expected the game's best player to…
Dec 8, 2011, 8:30 PM EST
US Presswire photo Mike Rizzo and Davey Johnson were busy but didn't add any players this week. DALLAS — It would be easy to look at the contingent of Nationals officials who departed the Anatole Hotel this afternoon without having acquired any big-league players and declare these Winter Meetings a failure for D.C.'s ballclub. To…
Dec 8, 2011, 6:08 PM EST
US Presswire photo Yu Darvish will pitch in the United States in 2012. DALLAS — Until Angels owner Arte Moreno decided to steal the show at the Winter Meetings this morning — did you know the $325 million Moreno just gave to Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson is $145 million more than he paid to…
Dec 8, 2011, 3:18 PM EST
Updated at 11:06 a.m. DALLAS — The Nationals lost two prospects this morning in the Rule 5 draft, watching as the Yankees took right-hander Brad Meyers and the Cardinals took outfielder Erik Komatsu away from them. The Nats did not select any players themselves in the draft. Meyers, 26, had been a reliable starter in…
Dec 8, 2011, 2:51 AM EST
DALLAS — Mike Rizzo sat in his suite at the Anatole Hotel at 3 p.m. today and spoke confidently about the Nationals' chances of signing free agent left-hander Mark Buehrle. "I feel good about it," the Nationals GM said. "I feel good about how we presented it, and I feel good about the fit and…
Dec 7, 2011, 10:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Mark Buehrle has chosen the Marlins over the Nationals. Updated at 5:23 p.m. DALLAS — The Nationals made Mark Buehrle their No. 1 — and only — free-agent pitching target. They made their case to the veteran left-hander in person at his St. Louis home last month and then again this week…
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