Jan 18, 2012, 5:14 PM EST
US Presswire file photo The Nats haven't played on Sunday night since the 2008 opener at Nationals Park. It looks like the programming folks at ESPN are taking notice of the Nationals at long last. The network announced this morning the Nats will make at least two appearances on Sunday Night Baseball this season, their…
Jan 18, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Davey Johnson's roster has only a few question marks at this stage of the offseason. If this long, cold winter has got you down — er, actually, there's been very little cold to speak of in D.C. this winter — here are some words that should perk you up: Pitchers and catchers…
Jan 18, 2012, 12:18 AM EST
Unable to come to terms on one-year contracts in advance of today's deadline, the Nationals and left fielder Michael Morse and left-hander John Lannan submitted formal arbitration figures to Major League Baseball. Morse, coming off a breakthrough season in which he led the club with a .303 average, 31 homers and 95 RBI and ranked…
Jan 17, 2012, 8:41 PM EST
The Nationals came to terms with another of their arbitration-eligible players this afternoon, inking reliever Tyler Clippard to a one-year contract. Clippard, who is in his first season of arbitration eligibility, will earn $1.65 million in 2012. The 26-year-old right-hander has become one of the National League's most-effective relievers over the last two seasons, posting…
Jan 17, 2012, 4:26 PM EST
The Nationals crossed two more arbitration-eligible players off their unsigned list this morning, inking pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Tom Gorzelanny to one-year contracts. Financial terms weren’t immediately known, but Zimmermann, in his first year of arbitration eligibility as a “Super 2″ player, was expected to receive somewhere in the neighborhood of $2 million to $3…
Jan 17, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Michael Morse's breakthrough 2011 will earn him a considerable raise in 2012. When it comes to arbitration-eligible players (ie. those with at least three years of big-league service time but less than six) clubs always face a dilemma around this time of winter. Do they come to terms with these players on…
Jan 16, 2012, 11:33 PM EST
US Presswire photo Jesus Flores returned to the majors after missing two years with a shoulder injury. The Nationals came to terms on a one-year, $815,000 contract with Jesus Flores today, avoiding arbitration with their backup catcher. Flores receives a modest raise from his $750,000 salary from 2011, appropriate for a player who appeared in…
Jan 16, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez is now signed through 2016, with team options for 2017 and 2018. There's been some debate this winter over the Nationals' planned timeline for success. Are they trying to win right now, or are they still focused on the future? In some respects, the answer is: both. The Nats have…
Jan 15, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire file photo My vacation’s almost over — I’m flying home tomorrow — but that doesn’t mean this site has to go silent. Please use this thread to discuss any news of the day or other topics you wish to bring up with each other.
Jan 14, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire file photo I’m out of town on vacation until Monday, but that doesn’t mean this site has to go silent. Please use this thread to discuss any news of the day or other topics you wish to bring up with each other. Also, I managed to figure out how to disable the “threaded”…
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