Nov 30, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
US Presswire file photo The Nationals traded for Alfonso Soriano during the 2005 Winter Meetings in Dallas. The last time they convened at the Anatole Hotel in Dallas for baseball’s Winter Meetings, the Nationals did so with a clear-cut wish list. The Nationals’ top priority during that week in Dec. 2005? Acquire a veteran starting…
Nov 29, 2011, 2:03 PM EST
US Presswire photo Chris Marrero hit .248 in his first 31 big-league games. The chances of Chris Marrero starting at first base for the Nationals come Opening Day were already minuscule at best, what with Adam LaRoche signed for $8 million and Michael Morse available to move in from left field if needed. But manager…
Nov 28, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
US Presswire photo B.J. Upton could be available via trade, or perhaps as a free agent in a few weeks. One week from today, the baseball world will converge on the massive Anatole Hotel in Dallas for this year's installment of the winter meetings. In theory, the Hot Stove League has been in season for…
Nov 24, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
On the heels of a season in which they made some significant strides, the Nationals have plenty to be thankful for this time of year. And fortunately for all of you, I happened to get my hands on a bunch of Thanksgiving messages from all sorts of Nationals employees, from players to coaches to the…
Nov 23, 2011, 1:25 PM EST
Associated Press photo Bud Selig and union chief Michael Weiner at yesterday's CBA press conference. The formal announcement yesterday of baseball's new collective bargaining agreement spawned all kinds of analysis, drawing praise from some corners, disdain from others and an overall state of awe from plenty who were amazed that owners and players were able…
Nov 22, 2011, 11:46 PM EST
Associated Press photo Wilson Ramos made his winter ball debut tonight in Venezuela. Updated at 10:57 p.m. Eleven days after he was rescued from his abductors in Venezuela, Wilson Ramos was back on the diamond in his homeland Tuesday night, playing the game he loves. Ramos' performance for the Aragua Tigres — he went 0-for-5…
Nov 22, 2011, 7:36 PM EST
US Presswire photo Ryan Braun's fantastic season for the Brewers earned my MVP vote. There are few rights and privileges given to members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America more important than the opportunity to vote for the sport's top awards: MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year. And…
Nov 22, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Like Mark Buehrle, Livan Hernandez has been known to eat a lot of innings. Yesterday's revelation that Mike Rizzo paid a visit to Mark Buehrle's house outside St. Louis in an attempt to recruit the veteran left-hander to sign with the Nationals brought some mixed reactions from all of you. Some are…
Nov 21, 2011, 8:18 PM EST
US Presswire photo Mark Buehrle has spent his entire professional career with the White Sox. Choosing not to wait until next month's winter meetings to start wooing free agents, the Nationals are making their case in person today to perhaps their top target: left-hander Mark Buehrle. General manager Mike Rizzo and other club executives are…
Nov 21, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
US Presswire photo Ian Desmond's OBP was .298, but it jumped to .342 after he started leading off. With news over the weekend that the Indians are close to re-signing Grady Sizemore, the field of available center fielders is about to shrink by one. Not that the Nationals were going hard after Sizemore, but the…
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