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…
Dec 7, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
USA Today Images Michael Morse is likely to be traded if the Nationals re-sign Adam LaRoche. While we continue to wait for word on the results of Dan Haren's physical — the right-hander was scheduled to be in Washington yesterday to be examined by Nationals doctors before his contract could be finalized — let's look…
Dec 6, 2012, 4:04 PM EST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Having spent the better portion of their history swiping minor leaguers from other, more talent-laden organizations through the Rule 5 draft, the Nationals now are finding out what it's like to have their own prospects plucked away. The Nationals lost two players this morning in the major-league portion of the annual event…
Dec 6, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
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Dec 5, 2012, 11:00 PM EST
USA Today Images Sean Burnett heads west after 3 1/2 strong seasons with the Nationals. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nationals resigned themselves earlier this week to the fact they were going to lose Sean Burnett to free agency. In the end, they might have been surprised to learn the price to re-sign the left-hander wasn't…
Dec 5, 2012, 9:26 PM EST
USA Today Images Davey Johnson and Mike Rizzo each left Nashville on Wednesday. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Having already addressed two major needs and sensing there was nothing left to accomplish here, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo and manager Davey Johnson left the Winter Meetings this afternoon, one day before the event officially concludes. General managers…
Dec 5, 2012, 5:32 PM EST
USA Today Images Wilson Ramos tore the ACL in his right knee May 12 in Cincinnati. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Though he's expected to arrive at spring training 100 percent healthy following two surgeries to repair a torn ligament in his right knee, Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos will have to earn his starting job back from…
Dec 5, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — If there was any question about the Nationals' primary objective in 2013, Davey Johnson erased all doubts Tuesday at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. "World Series or bust," the veteran manager said. "That's probably the slogan this year. But I'm comfortable with that." The Nationals better be comfortable with it, because the entire…
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