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  1. Ramos must re-earn starting job

    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…

  2. "World Series or bust"

    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…

  3. Nats not budging on LaRoche offer

    Dec 4, 2012, 11:54 PM EST

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nationals are holding firm on their offer to Adam LaRoche, with general manager Mike Rizzo insisting he won't add a third year to the deal but still confident he can come to agreement with the free agent first baseman. "Our deal is where it's at, and I think we're going to…

  4. Davey on Haren, LaRoche and more

    Dec 4, 2012, 9:26 PM EST

    USA Today Images Davey Johnson holds court before reporters today at the Winter Meetings. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — There are few managers in baseball more comfortable speaking their mind in front of reporters and cameras than Davey Johnson, so it was no surprise when the Nationals skipper didn't hold back this afternoon during his Winter Meetings…

  5. Nats still have money to spend

    Dec 4, 2012, 7:14 PM EST

    USA Today Images The Nationals still have money to re-sign Adam LaRoche if they want. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dan Haren's $13 million salary — assuming he passes his physical with the Nationals and officially signs — will be the third-largest in team history. Only Jayson Werth ($16.5 million) and Ryan Zimmerman ($14 million) have made…

  6. Nats sign Haren to 1-year deal

    Dec 4, 2012, 4:26 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Dan Haren went 12-13 with a 4.33 ERA last season with the Angels. Updated at 11:55 a.m. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nationals have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-hander Dan Haren, adding the final piece to what was already one of the majors' deepest and most-talented rotations. The deal…

  7. WBC could be loaded with Nats

    Dec 4, 2012, 2:43 PM EST

    US Presswire photo The third installment of the World Baseball Classic will be held in March. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A handful of prominent Nationals (Alfonso Soriano and Chad Cordero in 2006, Adam Dunn and Joel Hanrahan in 2009) participated in the first two installments of the World Baseball Classic, but the upcoming third installment of…

  8. Waiting to pounce

    Dec 4, 2012, 1:29 AM EST

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nationals did very little on Day One of the Winter Meetings. They signed Zach Duke to a one-year, big-league contract. They signed Bill Bray to a one-year, minor-league contract. But it's still probably fair to say the Nats emerged victorious at the Opryland Resort for one major reason: The market for…

  9. Nats unlikely to retain Burnett

    Dec 3, 2012, 11:38 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Sean Burnett has received interest from as many as eight clubs this winter. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nationals are resigned to the fact they aren't likely to re-sign Sean Burnett. With as many as eight clubs in the mix for a left-handed reliever who could command a three-year contract in the neighborhood…

  10. Nats re-sign Duke

    Dec 3, 2012, 8:44 PM EST

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nationals have re-signed left-hander Zach Duke to a one-year, major-league contract, addressing one of their needs for an affordable long reliever. The deal has not been announced yet, but a club source confirmed the signing. Duke returns after a solid September cameo in Washington in which he posted a 1.32 ERA…

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