Dec 3, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The number of teams interested in Adam LaRoche dropped by one this morning when the Red Sox signed Mike Napoli, but the Nationals still face some competition for the veteran first baseman. The Red Sox were thought all along as one of the likeliest destinations for LaRoche if he didn't return to…
Dec 3, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT
US Presswire photo James Shields is 31-22 with a 3.15 ERA over the last two seasons with Tampa Bay. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Winter Meetings officially begin today, but with all the pertinent parties already in place last night the rumor mill started churning out juicy bits of information. And with the Nationals garnering far…
Dec 2, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Mike Rizzo and Davey Johnson will have their hands full this week in Nashville. The baseball world converges today on Nashville, with executives, managers, coaches, trainers and more from every franchise, a phalanx of agents, minor-league officials, regular folks seeking work in the sport and — of course — media members…
Dec 1, 2012, 3:59 AM EDT
The Nationals will elect not to tender contracts to left-handers John Lannan and Tom Gorzelanny and catcher Jesus Flores before tonight's midnight deadline, officially cutting ties with two of the organization's longest-tenured players and the only remaining lefty in their bullpen. The decisions to non-tender Lannan and Flores weren't surprises; neither figured into the club's…
Nov 30, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT
Photo by US-Presswire After searching for a long-term solution in center field for several years, the Nationals entered this offseason with a bevy of options at the position. The free agent class was deep with B.J. Upton, Michael Bourn, and Angel Pagan. Throw Josh Hamilton in there, the year’s top overall free agent, and few…
Nov 30, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
The Nationals have been searching for a leadoff hitter and center fielder since … well, since before they were the Nationals. This is a franchise that has tried in vain for eight seasons to develop or acquire someone who possessed both the ability to play center field and hit at the top of a big-league…
Nov 30, 2012, 12:28 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Denard Span says he's "definitely ready" to join the Nationals. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo and new center fielder Denard Span each held a conference call with reporters this evening to discuss today's trade with the Twins. Here are some highlights from both men… MIKE RIZZOWere you surprised this trade came about…
Nov 29, 2012, 9:43 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Denard Span owns a career .357 on-base percentage in five seasons with the Twins. Updated at 6:27 p.m. The Nationals addressed their longstanding need for a leadoff hitter and center fielder this afternoon, acquiring Denard Span from the Twins in exchange for top pitching prospect Alex Meyer in a move that will…
Nov 29, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT
US Presswire photo John Lannan spent most of last season at Class AAA Syracuse. The Nationals' unconventional decision to have veteran John Lannan pitch most of last season at Syracuse despite a $5 million salary seemed like a one-time move with no chance to be repeated. Turns out the Nationals do have the ability to…
Nov 29, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT
Photo by US-Presswire Sometimes when teams get good they have to let good players go. The 2007 Philadelphia Phillies, for instance, had Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse on their roster and neither were major contributors. Jayson Werth was of course also on Philly before coming to Washington. It took a lot of roster turnover to…
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