Nov 9, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
Given the year-round nature of the baseball season and offseason these days, there's never a perfect time for reporters to go on vacation. But we all need our share of time off, especially after the long and very eventful season the Nationals just experienced. So I'm punching my time clock today and heading out of…
Nov 8, 2012, 11:57 PM EST
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg hit .277 with a home run, four doubles and seven RBI. The first major award of Stephen Strasburg's big-league career was not for anything he did on the pitcher's mound. Instead, it's for what he did in the batter's box. Strasburg tonight won the Silver Slugger Award, deemed as the…
Nov 8, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
There was plenty to talk about during our first offseason edition of Beltway Baseball, and Chase Hughes and I tried to touch on just about every important subject facing the Nationals as the Hot Stove League gets underway. Among the topics of discussion: Adam LaRoche and the domino effect his situation has on so many…
Nov 7, 2012, 11:52 PM EST
Davey Johnson, Bryce Harper and Gio Gonzalez have all been named finalists for major awards that will be handed out next week by the Baseball Writers Association. Harper is a finalist for NL Rookie of the Year, which will be announced Monday evening. Johnson is up for NL Manager of the Year, to be revealed…
Nov 7, 2012, 5:47 PM EST
US Presswire file photo Anthony Rendon has 10 hits in his last 21 at-bats in the Arizona Fall League. After a slow start to his Arizona Fall League season, top Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon has gone on a tear at the plate over the last week. Rendon has 10 hits in his last 21 at-bats…
Nov 7, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
The World Series is over. The 2012 election is over. The Hot Stove League has begun. So it’s time to turn our attention to the offseason plan for the Nationals and look at what steps they could (and should) take to not only repeat as NL East champions in 2013 but to make a deeper…
Nov 6, 2012, 11:00 AM EST
Associated Press photo More than 100 million Americans are expected to vote today. All across the United States today — in big cities and small towns, in schools and in churches, in battleground states and in states where the outcome has long been known — Americans will perform the simplest, yet most important act of…
Nov 5, 2012, 7:28 PM EST
Pat Corrales, who has spent the last six seasons as a member of either the Nationals’ coaching or player development staff, is leaving the organization to join the Dodgers. Corrales will become a special assistant to Los Angeles general manager Ned Colletti, in the process rejoining Dodgers president Stan Kasten (who previously employed him in…
Nov 5, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Could the Nationals splurge for right-hander Zack Greinke? While most of the sporting public spent the weekend watching football and perfecting the art of changing channels the moment yet another incessant campaign ad overtook their TV screens, baseball's free agency period officially opened for business. You most likely didn't hear a whole…
Nov 2, 2012, 11:17 PM EST
The Nationals made a qualifying contract offer to Adam LaRoche before today's 5 p.m. deadline, but not to any of their other free agents, ensuring they would receive at least one draft pick as compensation should they lose the veteran first baseman. LaRoche was given the one-year, $13.3 million offer all free agents are eligible…
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