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  1. How does Werth rate in center field?

    Jan 6, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth performed well during his September stint in center field. As each day of the offseason passes without the Nationals acquiring a center fielder, it looks more and more obvious that the guy who is likely to see the most action out there in 2012 is the guy who last year…

  2. Zinicola suspended 50 games for drug of abuse

    Jan 5, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT

    Nationals right-hander Zechry Zinicola has been suspended 50 games following a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, MLB announced this afternoon. Zinicola's suspension is not for performance enhancing drugs but rather for a drug of abuse. The 26-year-old right-hander is coming off a strong season in which he posted a…

  3. Time for Nats to market winning baseball

    Jan 5, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo The Nationals have highly recognizable players who should bring fans to the park. You don't have to be an avid sports fan to know that the state of athletics in Washington right now absolutely stinks. The Redskins just wrapped up another lousy season — did you know they've averaged a pathetic 6.8…

  4. Reliever Cortes signs minor-league deal

    Jan 4, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT

    The Nationals have signed right-hander Dan Cortes to a minor-league contract, according to Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein. (No, not the hunky '90s actor who played Elaine's "mimbo" boyfriend on Seinfeld. That's Dan Cortese.) Cortes, 24, is a hard-throwing reliever who saw limited big-league action each of the last two seasons with the Mariners, going a…

  5. Not many jobs up for grabs

    Jan 4, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Roger Bernadina could compete for the one open spot in the Nationals' lineup. There are all sorts of ways to measure progress for a franchise trying to overcome years of losing records and catapult itself into contention, but here's one simple method: Look at how many roster spots will be up for…

  6. Looking at future payrolls

    Jan 3, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jayson Werth's salary increases from $13 million in 2012 to $21 million by 2015. One of the major ramifications of the Nationals signing an elite free agent to a mammoth contract (ie. Prince Fielder) is the effect it may or may not have on the club's ability to retain its current core…

  7. Addressing the Fielder rumors

    Jan 3, 2012, 2:11 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo The market for free agent Prince Fielder hasn't developed as everyone expected. Could the Nationals sign Prince Fielder? Sure. They've got the resources to do that. Having the ability to lock up the biggest name remaining on the free-agent market, however, doesn't always lead to actually acquiring said player. Nor does it…

  8. New Year’s resolutions

    Jan 2, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman vows to be more careful running the bases in 2012. And so, at long last, 2012 has arrived. I can no longer refer to how the Nationals performed "this year." Anything that happened in 2011 now took place "last year." Hope everyone out there had an enjoyable and safe New…

  9. Strangest Moment of 2011

    Dec 30, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jim Riggleman's resignation minutes after a walk-off win? Doesn't get much stranger. OK, we've run through the greatest moments of the year and we've looked at the worst moments of the year. Now, before we tie a bow on 2011 and move ahead to the promise of 2012, we take one final…

  10. Worst Moment of 2011

    Dec 29, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Livan Hernandez gets yanked after blowing an 8-0 lead to the Cubs on July 7. Yesterday, we looked at the Nationals' best moments of 2011, and there was little doubt what moment you all felt topped them all. The September four-game sweep of the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park easily won the…

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