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  1. When will Rendon make the majors?

    Dec 23, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    Photo by USA Today Images At 22 years old and the best prospect in the Nationals’ organization, it should not be long until Anthony Rendon makes the major leagues. If he wasn’t part of a franchise that finished 2012 with a league-best 98 wins, he may have been called up last September. Right now, however,…

  2. MLB Rumors: Around the N.L. East

    Dec 23, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    Photo by USA Today Images Washington Nationals The Nationals and Adam LaRoche continue to talk, but how close they are is hard to tell. If there really is a Christmas deadline then we should see something go down in the next few days. It is, though, a self-imposed deadline at the end of the day.…

  3. No LaRoche resolution in sight

    Dec 21, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Adam LaRoche is holding out for a third year nobody seems to want to give him. Earlier this month, when talks with Adam LaRoche seemed to be progressing, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said he wanted resolution to his No. 1 offseason task by Christmas. We're now four days from that…

  4. Jackson to Cubs for $52 million

    Dec 20, 2012, 9:05 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Edwin Jackson parlayed one season in Washington into a huge deal with Chicago. Edwin Jackson wanted a long-term contract last winter, one commensurate with those given to some of the better pitchers in baseball. In the end, the well-traveled right-hander settled for a one-year deal with the Nationals, hoping to then…

  5. Gorzelanny gets 2 years from Brewers

    Dec 20, 2012, 4:20 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Tom Gorzelanny was non-tendered by the Nationals last month. The Brewers have come to terms with Tom Gorzelanny, signing the veteran left-hander to a two-year contract after he wasn't tendered a contract by the Nationals last month. The deal, reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is still contingent on Gorzelanny passing…

  6. Projecting future rosters

    Dec 20, 2012, 12:46 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Bryce Harper certainly will be a part of the Nats' lineup in future years. I wrote yesterday about the state of the Nationals' farm system, tied in with Baseball America's release of the organization's Top 10 Prospects list. One of the always-interesting features of that annual piece is the magazine's predicted…

  7. Beltway Baseball — 12/19

    Dec 19, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

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  8. The state of the farm system

    Dec 19, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Associated Press Anthony Rendon should be rated the Nationals' top prospect entering 2013. [UPDATE AT 11:30 A.M. — Baseball America's 2013 top prospects list is now out. The Nats' top 10: Anthony Rendon, Lucas Giolito, Brian Goodwin, Matt Skole, Nathan Karns, Christian Garcia, Eury Perez, Sammy Solis, Matt Purke, Zach Walters. Here's a link to…

  9. Evaluating the NL East

    Dec 18, 2012, 6:00 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images R.A. Dickey's trade to Toronto makes the Mets better down the road, but not in 2013. We're roughly halfway through the offseason, and though there are still plenty of significant decisions to be made before pitchers and catchers report for spring training, most teams' rosters already resemble something close to what…

  10. Submit questions for Beltway Baseball

    Dec 18, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    It’s been a quiet couple of weeks for the Nationals since the Winter Meetings wrapped up. There’s still no resolution to negotiations with Adam LaRoche. There’s still no new left-handed reliever to replace Sean Burnett. But the lack of recent news doesn’t mean there still isn’t plenty to discuss about the Nationals. So’s Chase…





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