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  1. Spring storylines: Zimmerman’s contract

    Feb 14, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Ryan Zimmerman has been the face of the franchise since he was drafted in 2005. With pitchers and catchers due to report Sunday, we've reached the home stretch of the offseason. All week, we'll count down the five biggest storylines facing the Nationals at spring training. Today, it's storyline No. 4:…

  2. Spring storylines: Trying to bounce back

    Feb 13, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth can only hope his second year in a Nats uniform is better than his first. With pitchers and catchers due to report Sunday, we've reached the home stretch of the offseason. All week, we'll count down the five biggest storylines facing the Nationals at spring training. Today, it's storyline No.…

  3. How the Nats were assembled

    Feb 12, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Drew Storen is one of 21 current players acquired after Mike Rizzo became GM in 2009. There's no question the roster that will gather in Viera one week from today will be the most talented one in the Nationals' brief history. It took eight years, but this franchise will finally open spring…

  4. Friday morning fodder

    Feb 10, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Stephen Strasburg is having his number retired at San Diego State. Some news and notes to chew on as the countdown to spring training reaches single digits at long last… – Stephen Strasburg, as surely you know by now, is no attention hog. If anything, he goes out of his way…

  5. Nick Johnson signs with Orioles

    Feb 9, 2012, 9:47 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Nick Johnson hit .286 with a .416 on-base percentage for the Nats from 2005-09. It wasn't so long ago when Nick Johnson was considered a major part of the Nationals' future. Sadly, a string of freak injuries derailed the first baseman's career and never allowed him to realize his full potential.…

  6. Five who could surprise this spring

    Feb 9, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Infielder Jarrett Hoffpauir has a career .366 on-base percentage in the minors. We've spent the majority of the offseason talking about guys who will have the biggest impact on the Nationals' fortunes in 2012 and beyond. That includes returning starters like Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche, Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann. And…

  7. The subjectivity of prospect rankings

    Feb 8, 2012, 7:22 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Even with Bryce Harper, the Nats' farm system ranked only 21st according to ESPN.com. Remember all the excitement coming out of 1500 South Capitol St. last week when Baseball America named the Nationals' farm system as the sport's best? Well, another industry authority believes that same farm system rates among the bottom…

  8. Spring Training Fan Guide Part 2: Viera

    Feb 8, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Photo courtesy Viera.com Viera has grown considerably since the Nationals began playing there in 2005. If you read yesterday's post, you now know everything there is to know about the baseball side of spring training. But there's so much more to spring training than bullpen sessions, pitchers fielding practice and long bus trips. Like, what…

  9. Spring Training Fan Guide Part 1: The complex

    Feb 7, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Autographs are easy to obtain before and after workouts near Space Coast Stadium. That magical date we've been counting down to for months is nearly upon us. Pitchers and catchers report for the start of spring training in a mere 12 days. And that means a lot of people are making…

  10. Nats add Teahen on minor-league deal

    Feb 6, 2012, 8:38 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Mark Teahen hit .200 with four homers last season for the White Sox and Blue Jays. Still seeking some more bench options, the Nationals today announced they’ve signed veteran corner infielder Mark Teahen to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. Teahen, 30, is a career .264 hitter with 67…

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