Jan 7, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire file photo I’m out of town on vacation until Jan. 16, 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. I trust you’ll all behave yourselves in my absence. Right?…
Jan 6, 2012, 7:50 PM EST
Baby Brian is so excited to see his grandparents, he can’t hold his food down. Today marks a milestone event in the Zuckerman household: We’re taking baby Brian (now four months old) on his first airplane trip. Five-hour, non-stop flight to Phoenix to visit his grandparents, great-grandmother and other assorted aunts, uncles and cousins. Wish…
Jan 6, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Jayson Werth performed well during his September stint in center field. As each day of the offseason passes without the Nationals acquiring a center fielder, it looks more and more obvious that the guy who is likely to see the most action out there in 2012 is the guy who last year…
Jan 5, 2012, 8:36 PM EST
Nationals right-hander Zechry Zinicola has been suspended 50 games following a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, MLB announced this afternoon. Zinicola's suspension is not for performance enhancing drugs but rather for a drug of abuse. The 26-year-old right-hander is coming off a strong season in which he posted a…
Jan 5, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo The Nationals have highly recognizable players who should bring fans to the park. You don't have to be an avid sports fan to know that the state of athletics in Washington right now absolutely stinks. The Redskins just wrapped up another lousy season — did you know they've averaged a pathetic 6.8…
Jan 4, 2012, 8:36 PM EST
The Nationals have signed right-hander Dan Cortes to a minor-league contract, according to Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein. (No, not the hunky '90s actor who played Elaine's "mimbo" boyfriend on Seinfeld. That's Dan Cortese.) Cortes, 24, is a hard-throwing reliever who saw limited big-league action each of the last two seasons with the Mariners, going a…
Jan 4, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Roger Bernadina could compete for the one open spot in the Nationals' lineup. There are all sorts of ways to measure progress for a franchise trying to overcome years of losing records and catapult itself into contention, but here's one simple method: Look at how many roster spots will be up for…
Jan 3, 2012, 7:36 PM EST
US Presswire photo Jayson Werth's salary increases from $13 million in 2012 to $21 million by 2015. One of the major ramifications of the Nationals signing an elite free agent to a mammoth contract (ie. Prince Fielder) is the effect it may or may not have on the club's ability to retain its current core…
Jan 3, 2012, 2:11 AM EST
US Presswire photo The market for free agent Prince Fielder hasn't developed as everyone expected. Could the Nationals sign Prince Fielder? Sure. They've got the resources to do that. Having the ability to lock up the biggest name remaining on the free-agent market, however, doesn't always lead to actually acquiring said player. Nor does it…
Jan 2, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman vows to be more careful running the bases in 2012. And so, at long last, 2012 has arrived. I can no longer refer to how the Nationals performed "this year." Anything that happened in 2011 now took place "last year." Hope everyone out there had an enjoyable and safe New…
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