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  1. To tender or not to tender?

    Dec 12, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Tom Gorzelanny would probably make at least $2.5 million in 2012 if tendered. One of baseball's complicated, oft-misunderstood deadlines comes tonight at midnight when all teams must tender contracts to all players who don't have 2012 contracts yet but are under team control. What in the world does that mean? Let's try…

  2. Balester traded to Tigers for Perry

    Dec 9, 2011, 11:17 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Ryan Perry owns a 4.07 ERA in 139 career big-league games. The Nationals have swapped right-handed relievers with the Tigers, sending Collin Balester to the Tigers for Ryan Perry. The impetus of the trade, from the Nationals’ perspective, might be the roster flexibility it will provide. Balester will be out of options…

  3. Spring training schedule out

    Dec 9, 2011, 8:44 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Space Coast Stadium will again house the Nationals next spring. Here's a little ray of sunshine to brighten your mood at the end of an uneventful week for the Nationals in Dallas: The spring training schedule is out, and it's only 72 days until pitchers and catchers report to Viera, Fla.…

  4. Nats, Zim can learn from Pujols drama

    Dec 9, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman has two years remaining on his contract. Now that the dust has settled from a wild Winter Meetings in Dallas, the baseball world is starting to come to grips with the idea of Albert Pujols playing in Anaheim. It's not at all where anyone expected the game's best player to…

  5. Wrapping up the Winter Meetings

    Dec 8, 2011, 8:30 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Mike Rizzo and Davey Johnson were busy but didn't add any players this week. DALLAS — It would be easy to look at the contingent of Nationals officials who departed the Anatole Hotel this afternoon without having acquired any big-league players and declare these Winter Meetings a failure for D.C.'s ballclub. To…

  6. Darvish posted, will Nats submit bid?

    Dec 8, 2011, 6:08 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Yu Darvish will pitch in the United States in 2012. DALLAS — Until Angels owner Arte Moreno decided to steal the show at the Winter Meetings this morning — did you know the $325 million Moreno just gave to Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson is $145 million more than he paid to…

  7. Nats lose Meyers, Komatsu in Rule 5 draft

    Dec 8, 2011, 3:18 PM EST

    Updated at 11:06 a.m. DALLAS — The Nationals lost two prospects this morning in the Rule 5 draft, watching as the Yankees took right-hander Brad Meyers and the Cardinals took outfielder Erik Komatsu away from them. The Nats did not select any players themselves in the draft. Meyers, 26, had been a reliable starter in…

  8. What’s Plan B? It might be the status quo

    Dec 8, 2011, 2:51 AM EST

    DALLAS — Mike Rizzo sat in his suite at the Anatole Hotel at 3 p.m. today and spoke confidently about the Nationals' chances of signing free agent left-hander Mark Buehrle. "I feel good about it," the Nationals GM said. "I feel good about how we presented it, and I feel good about the fit and…

  9. Buehrle signs 4-year deal with Miami

    Dec 7, 2011, 10:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Mark Buehrle has chosen the Marlins over the Nationals. Updated at 5:23 p.m. DALLAS — The Nationals made Mark Buehrle their No. 1 — and only — free-agent pitching target. They made their case to the veteran left-hander in person at his St. Louis home last month and then again this week…

  10. Trade for Gonzalez unlikely

    Dec 7, 2011, 8:07 PM EST

    US Presswire photo A's left-hander Gio Gonzalez has burst onto the scene the last two years. DALLAS — Despite some mild interest from the Nationals in acquiring Gio Gonzalez, the Oakland Athletics don't intend to trade the young left-hander at the Winter Meetings. Gonzalez's name has surfaced in the last 24 hours as a hot…




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