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…
Dec 4, 2011, 11:25 PM EST
US Presswire photo Laynce Nix hit .250 with 16 homers for the Nationals this year. DALLAS — Just arrived at the Anatole Hotel for the Winter Meetings, and was immediately greeted with news of the Phillies coming to terms with Laynce Nix on a two-year contract (according to my colleague Jim Salisbury of CSNphilly.com). Financial…
Dec 4, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire file photo Davey Johnson and Mike Rizzo hope to be busy at this week's Winter Meetings. With every general manager, every manager, every front-office executive and every agent in the business gathered in one massive hotel for four full days, it's nearly impossible for baseball's Winter Meetings to come and go without producing…
Dec 2, 2011, 6:37 PM EST
Associated Press file photo Stan Kasten, Nationals president from 2006-10, is bidding on the Dodgers. When he announced in Sept. 2010 he was leaving his post as Nationals president, Stan Kasten made it clear he wasn't about to enter the retirement phase of his life. "I don't feel like retiring," he said on Sept. 23,…
Dec 2, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Heath Bell just signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Marlins. When Jeffrey Loria insisted earlier this fall he would be opening up his checkbook in an attempt to lure anyone and everyone to his newly renamed Miami Marlins franchise, skeptics questioned whether the blustery owner would actually stay true to…
Dec 1, 2011, 9:44 PM EST
Updated at 7:46 p.m. Continuing a theme that has seen several of their minor-league staffers promoted year-to-year, the Nationals have named Tony Beasley their new manager at Class AAA Syracuse and Matthew LeCroy skipper at Class AA Harrisburg. Beasley spent this season managing at Harrisburg, where he led the Senators to an 80-62 record and…
Dec 1, 2011, 8:45 PM EST
The Nationals spent five years hoping Garrett Mock would blossom into a front-line pitcher and gave the right-hander plenty of chances to realize his potential, both as a starter and a reliever. But Mock's results never matched his arsenal and left him toiling away in the minors this season. And now, he's no longer a…
Dec 1, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Laynce Nix was one of several Nationals who struggled as pinch-hitters this year. For all the attention we've given so far this offseason to the Nationals' desire to acquire a veteran starting pitcher and a starting center fielder, we should be careful not to overlook another roster dynamic desperately in need of…
Nov 30, 2011, 9:23 PM EST
US Presswire file photo Barry Larkin appears to have a good shot at election this year. The Hall of Fame released this year's induction ballot today, which always makes for both an interesting read and a starting point for some spirited debate. Those who have been members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America for…
Nov 30, 2011, 6:46 PM EST
Danny Espinosa's second-half slump may have killed his chances of winning National League Rookie of the Year, but it wasn't enough to keep him off one of baseball's more-prestigious honorary lists. Espinosa was named second baseman on this year's Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team, the trading card company announced today. He was the lone…
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