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  1. Addressing the Fielder rumors

    Jan 3, 2012, 2:11 AM EST

    US Presswire photo The market for free agent Prince Fielder hasn't developed as everyone expected. Could the Nationals sign Prince Fielder? Sure. They've got the resources to do that. Having the ability to lock up the biggest name remaining on the free-agent market, however, doesn't always lead to actually acquiring said player. Nor does it…

  2. New Year’s resolutions

    Jan 2, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman vows to be more careful running the bases in 2012. And so, at long last, 2012 has arrived. I can no longer refer to how the Nationals performed "this year." Anything that happened in 2011 now took place "last year." Hope everyone out there had an enjoyable and safe New…

  3. Strangest Moment of 2011

    Dec 30, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Jim Riggleman's resignation minutes after a walk-off win? Doesn't get much stranger. OK, we've run through the greatest moments of the year and we've looked at the worst moments of the year. Now, before we tie a bow on 2011 and move ahead to the promise of 2012, we take one final…

  4. Worst Moment of 2011

    Dec 29, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Livan Hernandez gets yanked after blowing an 8-0 lead to the Cubs on July 7. Yesterday, we looked at the Nationals' best moments of 2011, and there was little doubt what moment you all felt topped them all. The September four-game sweep of the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park easily won the…

  5. Best Moment of 2011

    Dec 28, 2011, 3:15 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Wilson Ramos' June 21 walk-off homer against Seattle was a high point of the year. There really are only three things that happen in the baseball world during the final week of December: 1) Front offices are closed, resulting in a decided lack of Hot Stove news, 2) Hall of Fame ballots…

  6. The revised state of the farm system

    Dec 27, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper still remains as the organization's top prospect. Last week's acquisition of Gio Gonzalez cost the Nationals four of their best prospects: right-handers Brad Peacock and A.J. Cole, left-hander Tommy Milone and catcher Derek Norris. And in the immediate aftermath of the trade, skeptics wondered whether a Nationals' farm system that…

  7. Lannan vs. Wang vs. Detwiler

    Dec 26, 2011, 3:21 PM EST

    US Presswire photo John Lannan led the Nats in wins and innings but must compete for a job in 2012. One of the significant domino effects of last week's Gio Gonzalez trade — as has been pointed out — is the logjam it suddenly creates at the back end of the Nationals' rotation. Gonzalez, Stephen…

  8. Rizzo on CF, 1B and what’s left to do

    Dec 24, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Mike Rizzo gave another endorsement for Adam LaRoche as his first baseman in 2012. Last night's teleconference offered us beat writers a chance to ask Mike Rizzo about all angles of the Gio Gonzalez trade, but a few other topics were brought up and are worth sharing. So consider this your last-minute…

  9. Rizzo: Gio "brings a presence" to Nats

    Dec 23, 2011, 11:56 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez and minor-league right-hander Robert Gilliam come from Oakland to D.C. Updated at 8:35 p.m. The Nationals' blockbuster trade to acquire Gio Gonzalez is now official. Both the Nationals and Athletics announced the six-player deal this evening, with Gonzalez and minor-league right-hander Robert Gilliam coming to Washington, and minor leaguers Brad…

  10. Quantifying the Nats’ improvement

    Dec 23, 2011, 6:10 PM EST

    US Presswire photo A healthy Stephen Strasburg is the biggest reason the Nats will improve in 2012. No matter what you think about the Gio Gonzalez trade, whether Mike Rizzo gave up too much for the left-hander or not, you have to acknowledge it makes the Nationals a better team in 2012. How much better?…

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