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  1. Rizzo unlikely to trade away big leaguers

    Dec 7, 2011, 1:14 AM EST

    DALLAS — When approaching other clubs about the possibility of acquiring a center fielder or starting pitcher, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo usually learns the asking price includes young, big-league talent. To this point, Rizzo has been unwilling to meet those demands. And he appears to be staying true to that belief at this week's…

  2. Nats like chances of landing Buehrle

    Dec 6, 2011, 10:52 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Mark Buehrle is seeking a three- or four-year deal with a no-trade clause. DALLAS — Mark Buehrle has narrowed his list of potential employers down to five clubs, and the Nationals remain among the lead contenders to land the free agent left-hander. Though he hadn't been contacted by Buehrle's representatives as of…

  3. CF trade market appears thin

    Dec 6, 2011, 8:15 PM EST

    US Presswire photo The Nats like Peter Bourjos, but the Angels don't plan to move him. DALLAS — Though the Nationals would love to emerge from the Winter Meetings with a new center fielder, their lack of viable options at the position makes that a daunting challenge. With few appealing choices on the free-agent market,…

  4. Re-evaluating the rotation

    Dec 6, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Davey Johnson takes questions during yesterday's media session. DALLAS — If the first 36 hours of this year's Winter Meetings are an indication of things to come, the majority of my time here is going to be spent refuting bad rumors spreading through the lobby at the Anatole Hotel like wildfire. The…

  5. Who decides if Harper makes club?

    Dec 6, 2011, 1:16 AM EST

    DALLAS — Davey Johnson has never been afraid to throw a supremely talented prospect to the wolves and let him play against big-league competition while still in his teens. Johnson, you may remember, was a driving force behind Dwight Gooden's promotion to the Mets at age 19 despite the fact he had never pitched above…

  6. Davey: LaRoche "100 percent right now"

    Dec 6, 2011, 12:19 AM EST

    US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche missed most of last season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. DALLAS — Adam LaRoche has fully recovered from the shoulder tear that sidelined him the majority of the season. Nationals manager Davey Johnson said today the veteran first baseman is ready to go now and will be…

  7. Rizzo on no-trade clauses, Werth in CF

    Dec 5, 2011, 9:57 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Mike Rizzo gave Jayson Werth a no-trade clause as part of his seven-year contract. DALLAS — The Nationals as a franchise had never included a no-trade clause in any contract prior to last winter. Ex-team president Stan Kasten had long stood by a personal policy against such concessions to players. But…

  8. What’s Bernadina’s future with Nats?

    Dec 5, 2011, 7:56 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Roger Bernadina faces an uncertain future with the Nationals. DALLAS — A year ago at this time, Roger Bernadina appeared to figure into the Nationals' plans, both in the short- and long-term. The talented-but-inconsistent outfielder was at worst going to serve as part of a platoon in left field with Michael Morse…

  9. Confirming/debunking some rumors

    Dec 5, 2011, 2:48 PM EST

    US Presswire photo The Nats aren't nearly as interested in C.J. Wilson as some have reported. DALLAS — The Winter Meetings officially begin today, but there was already plenty of action at the Anatole Hotel last night as executives, agents and media began pulling into town. (For those who missed it, the big development was…

  10. Riggleman to manage Reds’ AA club

    Dec 5, 2011, 12:07 AM EST

    US Presswire photo Jim Riggleman goes from a big-league manager to a Class AA skipper. DALLAS — Though Jim Riggleman's midseason resignation from the Nationals over a contract dispute severely damaged his reputation, the former manager does have his share of supporters around the game. So while Riggleman's chances of managing in the big leagues…

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