Jan 24, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Stephen Strasburg signs autographs following a workout last spring. The countdown to spring training is in full swing, so what better way to note how tantalizingly close we are to baseball season than to start talking about what you can expect to see at Nationals camp in Viera? Yes, it’s time…
Jan 23, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
Associated Press file photo At least 49 players will take the field in Viera in three weeks. We are now a mere three weeks from Nationals pitchers and catchers officially reporting for spring training, and if that doesn't warm your heart on this frigid Wednesday morning in D.C., I don't know what will. As has…
Jan 22, 2013, 6:12 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Jordan Zimmermann is under the Nationals' control through 2015. The Nationals have shown a willingness in the past to lock up core players well before they're eligible for free agency. Ryan Zimmerman had all of his arbitration years and two free agency years bought out way back in 2009. Gio Gonzalez,…
Jan 22, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Nationals Park hosted its first three playoff games in October. Washington is going to have to wait a while longer to land the Midsummer Classic. Considered the favorites to host the 2015 All-Star Game as recently as last summer, the Nationals have been beaten out by the Reds, who will officially…
Jan 21, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
Associated Press Mike Rizzo introduced closer Rafael Soriano Thursday at Nationals Park. There are, incredibly, only three weeks to go until pitchers and catchers officially report for spring training, the Hot Stove League having reached the home stretch at last. Across baseball, teams are looking at their projected rosters, figuring out what holes still remain…
Jan 19, 2013, 7:33 PM EST
Associated Press file photo Davey Johnson and Earl Weaver at Orioles spring training in 1996. Nobody had more influence on Davey Johnson’s managerial style than Earl Weaver, whose fiery temper, in-game strategies and use of advanced stats helped shape the Orioles into one of baseball’s model franchises in the 1970s and 80s. So today’s news…
Jan 18, 2013, 10:51 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Jordan Zimmermann stands to earn a big raise either way through arbitration. Unable to come to terms on a one-year contract, the Nationals and Jordan Zimmermann have formally filed for arbitration. Zimmermann is seeking a salary of $5.8 million; the Nationals have countered with an offer of $4.6 million, according to…
Jan 18, 2013, 5:19 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Ross Detwiler agreed to a one-year, $2.3375 million contract. Updated at 4:03 p.m. It's deadline day for all arbitration-eligible players to either come to terms on 2013 contracts with their clubs or else submit competing offers to Major League Baseball in advance of hearings next month. Which isn't to say this…
Jan 18, 2013, 3:43 PM EST
Mike Rizzo was willing to keep Michael Morse on his bench this season if he didn't receive a strong trade offer for the slugger. The Nationals general manager, though, was confident all along he'd get the kind of offer he was seeking. "We could've kept him. And knowing me, if we didn't get the deal…
Jan 18, 2013, 2:46 AM EST
USA Today Sports Images Drew Storen will make at least $2.5 million this season. The Nationals and Drew Storen came to terms tonight on a one-year, $2.5 million contract, avoiding what could have been a messy arbitration hearing. The deal, which was announced by Storen's representatives at CAA, also includes up to $1 million in…
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