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  1. Desmond honors Robinson with No. 20

    Feb 19, 2012, 8:20 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Ian Desmond has switched from No. 6 to No. 20 this season. VIERA, Fla. — Ian Desmond has worn the No. 6 on the back of his jersey from the moment the Nationals first called him up to the big leagues in Sept. 2009. Why? "Because that's just the number [clubhouse…

  2. Healthy Strasburg is all smiles

    Feb 19, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Stephen Strasburg reported for spring training today. VIERA, Fla. — It's been nearly 18 months since Stephen Strasburg reached back to throw that 90 mph changeup in Philadelphia and immediately felt something wrong in his elbow. There was barely a day after that in which the young right-hander didn't think about…

  3. Cameron to retire

    Feb 19, 2012, 4:34 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Mike Cameron never made it to Nationals camp before deciding to retire. VIERA, Fla. — Veteran outfielder Mike Cameron, who was expected to make the Nationals' roster as at least part of a center field platoon, has instead informed the club he will retire. Cameron, 39, had a locker prepared at…

  4. It’s time

    Feb 18, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

    The bags are packed. The household chores have been (mostly) taken care of. Mrs. Z and Baby Z have been assured all will be fine in my absence. It's time to head down to Viera. It's time for baseball. This will be my eighth spring covering the Nationals — how did that happen? — and…

  5. Starting up another season on ESPN-980

    Feb 17, 2012, 8:18 PM EDT

    As the start of spring training arrives this weekend, we’ll begin to have more and more coverage here and elsewhere of the Nationals. That includes blog posts on Nats Insider and CSNwashington.com, video segments on both sites (such as the above one in which I join CSN’s Kelli Johnson to discuss some of the biggest…

  6. Spring storylines: Harper tries to make club

    Feb 17, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Bryce Harper will be the biggest story this spring at Nationals camp. With pitchers and catchers due to report Sunday, we've reached the home stretch of the offseason. All week, we've counted down the five biggest storylines facing the Nationals at spring training. Today, it's storyline No. 1: Bryce Harper's quest…

  7. Beltway Baseball – Spring training preview

    Feb 16, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    The big day has nearly arrived. Several players have already begun arriving in Viera for the start of spring training, and all pitchers and catchers will report by Sunday. So will all the beat writers, including yours truly. But before packing my bags and getting things in order back here at home, I joined CSNwashington.com’s…

  8. Spring storylines: An excess of starters

    Feb 16, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Chien-Ming Wang appears to enter camp with a leg up for the final rotation spot. With pitchers and catchers due to report Sunday, we've reached the home stretch of the offseason. All week, we'll count down the five biggest storylines facing the Nationals at spring training. Today, it's storyline No. 2: How…

  9. Spring storylines: Who’s in center field?

    Feb 15, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Roger Bernadina and Rick Ankiel are among the Nationals' options in center field. With pitchers and catchers due to report Sunday, we've reached the home stretch of the offseason. All week, we'll count down the five biggest storylines facing the Nationals at spring training. Today, it's storyline No. 3: Who will start…

  10. Spring storylines: Zimmerman’s contract

    Feb 14, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Ryan Zimmerman has been the face of the franchise since he was drafted in 2005. With pitchers and catchers due to report Sunday, we've reached the home stretch of the offseason. All week, we'll count down the five biggest storylines facing the Nationals at spring training. Today, it's storyline No. 4:…

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