Dec 13, 2012, 9:06 PM EDT
Associated Press file photo The Esmailyn Gonzalez scandal set the Nats international efforts back for years. Leery of delving into the international market after getting burned by a young shortstop who falsified his name and age in order to secure a $1.4 million signing bonus six years ago, the Nationals have decided to dip their…
Dec 13, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
USA Today Images Adam LaRoche has been content to remain unsigned since season's end. It's been more than six weeks since the Giants won the World Series and Adam LaRoche became a free agent, more than six weeks of the Nationals saying how much they want LaRoche back and of LaRoche saying how much he…
Dec 12, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
USA Today Images Dusty Baker's Reds and Don Mattingly's Dodgers each have made bold moves. As much as the Nationals have been lauded in recent weeks for assembling a roster that is positioned as well as any in baseball to contend for a World Series title both now and in future seasons, it should be…
Dec 11, 2012, 8:06 PM EDT
USA Today Images Ross Detwiler caught Gen. Martin Dempsey's pitch before Game 5 of the NLDS. When newlyweds Ross and Keri Detwiler boarded a plane for Hawaii last week, neither could have anticipated a development that would force them to cut their honeymoon short. Certainly not a development that included a seven-day, four-country tour of…
Dec 11, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
USA Today Images History suggests Bryce Harper's power numbers will significantly rise next year. Few 19-year-olds have ever done what Bryce Harper did for the Nationals this season, a fact that was repeated over and over during the course of his award-winning rookie campaign. All along, there was an assumption that Harper had only scratched…
Dec 10, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
USA Today Images Denard Span and Ben Revere each were traded from Minnesota to NL East clubs. There were no shortage of teams seeking center fielders when this offseason began, and there were no shortage of players available to those teams, whether via free agency or trades. All of this resulted in a mad rush…
Dec 7, 2012, 8:22 PM EDT
USA Today Images Right-hander Dan Haren dealt with back and hip issues last season with the Angels. Updated at 5:24 p.m. Dan Haren had his choice of destinations this winter, with a number of franchises expressing interest in the veteran right-hander. The Nationals had their choice of free agents, with a number of big-name starters…
Dec 7, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
USA Today Images Michael Morse is likely to be traded if the Nationals re-sign Adam LaRoche. While we continue to wait for word on the results of Dan Haren's physical — the right-hander was scheduled to be in Washington yesterday to be examined by Nationals doctors before his contract could be finalized — let's look…
Dec 6, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Having spent the better portion of their history swiping minor leaguers from other, more talent-laden organizations through the Rule 5 draft, the Nationals now are finding out what it's like to have their own prospects plucked away. The Nationals lost two players this morning in the major-league portion of the annual event…
Dec 6, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
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