Dec 15, 2012, 4:32 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images John Lannan is 2-5 with a 6.49 ERA in eight career starts in Philadelphia. The team — and the town — that has tormented John Lannan more than any other in his career is now his new home. Lannan has agreed to terms with the Phillies on a one-year contract that…
Dec 14, 2012, 4:35 PM EST
The Nationals will bring back the vast majority of their minor-league coaching staffs in 2013, shuffling only a couple of instructors around their farm system. Tony Beasley will return for his second season as manager at Class AAA Syracuse. The well-respected instructor was the Nationals' third base coach in 2006, then returned to the organization…
Dec 14, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Edwin Jackson, like several other ex-Nats, remains unsigned. We've spent plenty of time already this offseason trying to figure out when and with whom Adam LaRoche will sign. (The latest on that front: With Josh Hamilton now a Los Angeles Angel of Anaheim, the Rangers have renewed interest in LaRoche, and…
Dec 13, 2012, 9:06 PM EST
Associated Press file photo The Esmailyn Gonzalez scandal set the Nats international efforts back for years. Leery of delving into the international market after getting burned by a young shortstop who falsified his name and age in order to secure a $1.4 million signing bonus six years ago, the Nationals have decided to dip their…
Dec 13, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
USA Today Images Adam LaRoche has been content to remain unsigned since season's end. It's been more than six weeks since the Giants won the World Series and Adam LaRoche became a free agent, more than six weeks of the Nationals saying how much they want LaRoche back and of LaRoche saying how much he…
Dec 12, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
USA Today Images Dusty Baker's Reds and Don Mattingly's Dodgers each have made bold moves. As much as the Nationals have been lauded in recent weeks for assembling a roster that is positioned as well as any in baseball to contend for a World Series title both now and in future seasons, it should be…
Dec 11, 2012, 8:06 PM EST
USA Today Images Ross Detwiler caught Gen. Martin Dempsey's pitch before Game 5 of the NLDS. When newlyweds Ross and Keri Detwiler boarded a plane for Hawaii last week, neither could have anticipated a development that would force them to cut their honeymoon short. Certainly not a development that included a seven-day, four-country tour of…
Dec 11, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
USA Today Images History suggests Bryce Harper's power numbers will significantly rise next year. Few 19-year-olds have ever done what Bryce Harper did for the Nationals this season, a fact that was repeated over and over during the course of his award-winning rookie campaign. All along, there was an assumption that Harper had only scratched…
Dec 10, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
USA Today Images Denard Span and Ben Revere each were traded from Minnesota to NL East clubs. There were no shortage of teams seeking center fielders when this offseason began, and there were no shortage of players available to those teams, whether via free agency or trades. All of this resulted in a mad rush…
Dec 7, 2012, 8:22 PM EST
USA Today Images Right-hander Dan Haren dealt with back and hip issues last season with the Angels. Updated at 5:24 p.m. Dan Haren had his choice of destinations this winter, with a number of franchises expressing interest in the veteran right-hander. The Nationals had their choice of free agents, with a number of big-name starters…
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