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  1. Nick Johnson signs with Orioles

    Feb 9, 2012, 9:47 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Nick Johnson hit .286 with a .416 on-base percentage for the Nats from 2005-09. It wasn't so long ago when Nick Johnson was considered a major part of the Nationals' future. Sadly, a string of freak injuries derailed the first baseman's career and never allowed him to realize his full potential.…

  2. Five who could surprise this spring

    Feb 9, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Infielder Jarrett Hoffpauir has a career .366 on-base percentage in the minors. We've spent the majority of the offseason talking about guys who will have the biggest impact on the Nationals' fortunes in 2012 and beyond. That includes returning starters like Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche, Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann. And…

  3. The subjectivity of prospect rankings

    Feb 8, 2012, 7:22 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Even with Bryce Harper, the Nats' farm system ranked only 21st according to ESPN.com. Remember all the excitement coming out of 1500 South Capitol St. last week when Baseball America named the Nationals' farm system as the sport's best? Well, another industry authority believes that same farm system rates among the bottom…

  4. Spring Training Fan Guide Part 2: Viera

    Feb 8, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Photo courtesy Viera.com Viera has grown considerably since the Nationals began playing there in 2005. If you read yesterday's post, you now know everything there is to know about the baseball side of spring training. But there's so much more to spring training than bullpen sessions, pitchers fielding practice and long bus trips. Like, what…

  5. Spring Training Fan Guide Part 1: The complex

    Feb 7, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Autographs are easy to obtain before and after workouts near Space Coast Stadium. That magical date we've been counting down to for months is nearly upon us. Pitchers and catchers report for the start of spring training in a mere 12 days. And that means a lot of people are making…

  6. Nats add Teahen on minor-league deal

    Feb 6, 2012, 8:38 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Mark Teahen hit .200 with four homers last season for the White Sox and Blue Jays. Still seeking some more bench options, the Nationals today announced they’ve signed veteran corner infielder Mark Teahen to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. Teahen, 30, is a career .264 hitter with 67…

  7. The depth chart … for now

    Feb 6, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Rick Ankiel and Roger Bernadina will be competing for playing time in center field. Another Super Bowl has come and gone — what an equally thrilling and bizarre finish that was last night, huh? — and that can mean only one thing: Pitchers and catchers will be reporting for work in less…

  8. Ankiel returns on minor-league deal

    Feb 5, 2012, 10:43 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Rick Ankiel will return to the Nationals on a minor-league contract. Still in search of a center fielder in the short term and a left-handed bat for their bench over the full season, the Nationals have re-signed Rick Ankiel to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, a club source…

  9. Coffey signs with Dodgers

    Feb 4, 2012, 3:33 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Todd Coffey posted a 3.62 ERA in 69 games with the Nationals last season. “Coffey Time” is heading out to La-La Land. Which means it may need to be re-branded “Soy Latte Time.” Todd Coffey, who amused Nationals fans with his bullpen-to-mound sprint last season, has signed a one-year contract with the…

  10. Payroll could reach $84 million

    Feb 3, 2012, 8:02 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Edwin Jackson will earn $9 million this year, with another $2 million paid in 2013. Somewhat lost amid the news of Edwin Jackson's signing and the domino effect it's going to have on the Nationals rotation is the financial impact of all this. Even on a one-year rental, Jackson doesn't come cheap.…

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