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  1. Hot Stove ready to ignite at last

    Nov 26, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Mike Rizzo has plenty of options as he seeks to bolster his roster. Technically speaking, the baseball offseason began the moment the San Francisco Giants wrapped up a four-game whitewashing of the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. That was 29 days ago. In reality, the offseason has barely registered a…

  2. Thanksgiving in NatsTown

    Nov 22, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Photo by Bob Youngentob / The Nationals and their fans have plenty to be thankful for this year. Everyone has something to be thankful for today, and that includes the Nationals roster, coaching staff and front office. And for the third straight year, I've somehow managed to get my hands on a comprehensive list…

  3. Nats add Karns, Davis to 40-man

    Nov 21, 2012, 3:32 AM EST

    The Nationals purchased the contracts of Nathan Karns and Erik Davis tonight, adding both right-handers to their 40-man roster and protecting them from being selected in next month's Rule 5 draft. All major-league clubs were required to finalize their 40-man rosters before midnight, with any eligible players who were not added to the roster now…

  4. Who needs to be protected?

    Nov 20, 2012, 7:31 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Mike Rizzo has some roster decisions to make today. One of baseball's many obscure deadlines strikes tonight at midnight, when players eligible for the Rule 5 draft must be added to their club's 40-man rosters or else risk being snatched away by other organizations. Rarely do these decisions result in total disaster…

  5. Go for broke in 2013?

    Nov 20, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche and Michael Morse would be big pieces in 2013, but after that? Throughout their history in Washington — and most definitely in the four years since Mike Rizzo became general manager — the Nationals have adhered to one simple philosophy when it comes to player acquisitions and roster building: All…

  6. AFL season wraps up

    Nov 19, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire file photo Anthony Rendon finished with a .338 average in 22 Arizona Fall League games. While most of the country is busy preparing for Thanksgiving — or watching a whole lot of football, as the case may be — there were a select few professional baseball players still in action over the weekend.…

  7. Spring training schedule released

    Nov 16, 2012, 6:21 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Space Coast Stadium could host its final Nats spring training in 2013. The Nationals have announced the exhibition schedule for what likely will be their final spring training in Viera, a 32-game slate that underscores why the franchise hopes to relocate to Florida's Gulf Coast in 2014. Washington will open the Grapefruit…

  8. Catching up after an eventful week

    Nov 16, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    Associated Press photo Davey Johnson and Bryce Harper each won major BBWAA awards this week. And so I have returned from my week-long respite. Mrs. Z and I had a wonderful time on our vacation, thanks for asking. But it's time to get back to the daily grind, and I see there was plenty of…

  9. Nats breakout stars of 2012

    Nov 15, 2012, 8:58 PM EST

    Photo by US-Presswire As the true breakout team of the 2012 MLB season, the Washington Nationals benefitted from a lot of players performing above expectations. The Nats saw injuries to nearly every key player early in the season and had to rely on depth and in some cases guys who weren’t intended to play major…

  10. Gio falls short of Cy Young award

    Nov 15, 2012, 12:18 AM EST

    Photo by US-Presswire Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez finished third in N.L. Cy Young voting with R.A. Dickey taking home the most first place votes. Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers placed second as Gonzalez received just one first place vote. Gonzalez lost out to the Mets knuckleballer after going 21-8 with a 2.89 ERA in his…





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