Nov 11, 2011, 3:09 AM EST
Associated Press photo Fans hold a candlelight vigil for Wilson Ramos outside a ballpark in Venezuela. They played baseball in three Venezuelan cities tonight, participants on all teams wearing green ribbons on their jerseys, fans holding candlelight vigils outside the gates, prayers being recited by everyone in attendance. And in the Ramos home on the…
Nov 10, 2011, 1:23 PM EST
US Presswire file photo Wilson Ramos was abducted from his home in Venezuela last night. Updated at 4:14 p.m. Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, who was abducted from his home last night by four armed gunmen, is alive, the Venezuelan intelligence police confirmed this afternoon. Ramos has not been found, however, and his captors have not…
Nov 10, 2011, 1:14 AM EST
Updated at 12:04 a.m. Wilson Ramos was kidnapped from his home in Venezuela this evening, according to multiple reports out of the Nationals catcher’s home country. According to the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional, four gunmen approached Ramos at his home in the Santa Ines section of the city of Valencia and took him away. Family…
Nov 9, 2011, 4:05 PM EST
US Presswire photo Anthony Rendon ranks behind only Bryce Harper among Nats prospects. To the surprise of no one, Bryce Harper is the top prospect in the Nationals' organization, according to Baseball America's annual organizational ranking released today. Harper was the overwhelming choice to hold down the No. 1 ranking for the second straight year,…
Nov 9, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler ranked way ahead of Jordan Zimmermann following the 2007 draft. Later today, Baseball America will reveal its annual Top 10 Prospects list for the Nationals, a rite of the offseason that gives everyone some perspective about the state of the franchise's farm system. There's no mystery who will sit atop…
Nov 8, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Ozzie Guillen and Jeffrey Loria are attempting to turn the Marlins into winners. The natural order of things in the NL East hasn't changed much in recent years. The Phillies have owned the division since 2007. The Braves have sat one notch below the last two years. The Marlins have typically finished…
Nov 7, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
US Presswire photo Ian Desmond and the Nats and in better shape than Adam Jones and the O's. Ask a bunch of local baseball observers which of the region's two franchises is closer to contention, the Nationals or the Orioles, and the answer will be unanimous. Of course the Nats are in better shape than…
Nov 5, 2011, 4:26 AM EST
File photo courtesy Bill Scheuerman Sammy Solis dominated during a four-inning outing Friday night. Mike Rizzo raved Friday afternoon about the depth of quality starting pitchers now in the Nationals' organization, insisting there are eight or nine guys who legitimately deserve to start in the big leagues in 2012. And that doesn't even include the…
Nov 4, 2011, 6:10 PM EST
US Presswire photo Chien-Ming Wang re-signed with the Nationals for one year and $4 million. Though he believes his club already has “six or seven quality guys that we can call upon to start in the major leagues,” Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo acknowledges he’s still looking to add another veteran to his suddenly deep…
Nov 4, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
US Presswire file photo Bryce Harper is tearing up the Arizona Fall League. This just in: Bryce Harper is really good. OK, so that's not exactly breaking news, but what the 19-year-old phenom has been doing for the last week in Arizona is bordering on the ludicrous. After going 3-for-3 with a homer and two…
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