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  1. Kudos for additional drug testing

    Jan 11, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Associated Press photo Commissioner Bud Selig and union chief Michael Weiner have worked well together. No issue has haunted baseball over the last two decades more than steroids — look no further than this week's Hall of Fame vote for evidence of that — and the sport has rightfully been chastised for its unwillingness to…

  2. Ohlendorf, West sign minors deals

    Jan 10, 2013, 9:01 PM EST

    Hoping to address their need for pitching depth, the Nationals have signed a pair of hurlers with big-league starting experience to minor-league contracts: right-hander Ross Ohlendorf and left-hander Sean West, according to Baseball America. Ohlendorf and West have made a combined 95 starts in the major leagues, though with limited success. Each figures to open…

  3. Payroll will top $100 million

    Jan 10, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Jayson Werth's $16.5 million salary tops the Nationals roster in 2013. Adam LaRoche's decision to return to the Nationals for the next two years has no shortage of ramifications for the franchise, from the makeup of the starting lineup to the nature of the defensive club that will take the field…

  4. LaRoche on returning to the Nats

    Jan 9, 2013, 10:26 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Adam LaRoche signed a two-year, $24 million contract yesterday. Adam LaRoche held a conference call this afternoon to discuss his decision to re-sign with the Nationals for two years and a guaranteed $24 million. Here's a full transcript for your reading enjoyment… Q: What made you decide to re-sign with the…

  5. My 2013 Hall of Fame ballot

    Jan 9, 2013, 7:08 PM EST

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    Let’s forgo pleasantries and cut immediately to the chase: There’s no right answer to this year’s Hall of Fame ballot. Anyone who tries to tell you there’s a right answer to the biggest conundrum since Cooperstown first opened its doors eight decades ago simply hasn’t devoted enough time and consideration to this topic. Lord knows…

  6. What lineup makes sense?

    Jan 9, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    With Adam LaRoche now officially back for 2013 (and beyond), the Nationals' entire starting lineup is now set. Or, more accurately, the names who will comprise the Nationals' entire starting lineup are now set. The actual order in which they'll step to the plate still must be determined. There are a number of ways Davey…

  7. Rizzo on LaRoche and Morse

    Jan 8, 2013, 10:42 PM EST

    Associated Press photo With Adam LaRoche re-signed for two years, there's no room for Michael Morse. Mike Rizzo wrapped up a conference call with reporters a short while ago, the Nationals general manager addressing a variety of topics including the re-signing of Adam LaRoche, the possible trade of Michael Morse and the club's need (or…

  8. Nats will host Yankees in exhibition

    Jan 8, 2013, 8:39 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Derek Jeter and the Yankees will face Ian Desmond and the Nats on March 29. By Chase On a day the Nationals essentially finalized their lineup for the 2013 season by re-signing Adam LaRoche, the team announced the first time fans will be able to see them in action in…

  9. LaRoche deal is official

    Jan 8, 2013, 5:35 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Adam LaRoche will return to the Nationals for 2013 and 2014. Updated at 4:20 p.m. The Nationals' unwillingness to budge on their longstanding, two-year offer to Adam LaRoche paid off in the end. LaRoche today agreed to the deal after failing to find another club willing to give the free agent…

  10. What to make of quiet winter?

    Jan 8, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Mike Rizzo has made few changes to his roster so far this winter. If your complete attention over the last month was commandeered by the holidays, the Redskins and the fiscal cliff, let's recap all the Nationals news you missed: [Cue sound of crickets chirping.] Uh, guess you really didn't miss…





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