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  1. Most significant moments: The debut

    Dec 28, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Bryce Harper dazzled at the plate and in the field during his debut weekend in L.A. As we count down the final days of 2012, we're also counting down the Nationals' five most significant moments of the year. It all culminates on Dec. 31 with your vote for the most significant…

  2. Most significant moments: The shutdown

    Dec 27, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Stephen Strasburg was forced to watch the season's final month from the dugout. As we count down the final five days of 2012, we're also counting down the Nationals' five most significant moments of the year. It all culminates on Dec. 31 with your vote for the most significant moment of…

  3. Morse or LaRoche: A comparison

    Dec 26, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images Michael Morse could provide similar offensive numbers to Adam LaRoche. As we move past Christmas and toward New Year's with no resolution yet to the Adam LaRoche saga, it's worth remembering that the Nationals have a perfectly viable backup plan at first base should the reigning NL Gold Glove and Silver…

  4. Becoming a baseball town

    Dec 24, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    USA Today Sports Images More and more fans wearing Nats gear have been seen around town this winter. You may have heard something about the local football team playing a fairly important game next Sunday night, with a division title on the line in the latest reincarnation of one of the league's great rivalries. Indeed,…

  5. 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,…

  6. 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.…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

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