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  1. News and notes

    Jan 3, 2011, 3:43 PM EDT

    Hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year's. Let's start 2011 off with some quick-hit news and notes for your perusal… – Even though he was traded to the Brewers two weeks ago, Zack Greinke's name keeps popping up in relation to the Nationals. SI.com's Jon Heyman wrote on Twitter last night that the…

  2. Catching up with the ex-Times

    Jan 1, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    New Year's is a time of celebration, of new beginnings, new endeavors and renewed hope. One year ago, though, it marked the end of an era. On January 1, 2010, The Washington Times published its final sports section, a development that left myself and about two dozen colleagues unemployed, and left D.C. sports fans with…

  3. Lee agrees to terms with O’s

    Dec 31, 2010, 8:59 PM EDT

    The Nationals’ first base dilemma may finally be nearing its resolution. Derrek Lee has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Orioles, according to the Baltimore Sun. Lee, 35, must still pass a physical before the deal becomes official, but that’s expected to be a formality. Which leaves Adam LaRoche as the lone…

  4. Results (yours and mine)

    Dec 30, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Thanks to everyone who contributed to the "Best (and other) Moments of 2010" poll yesterday. You all gave some fantastic answers and insight into why you chose the moments you did. Plus, a bunch of you made me laugh with your wickedly funny answers. I've pored through all the answers, and I think I've come…

  5. Best (and other) moments of 2010

    Dec 29, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT

    Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Was Stephen Strasburg’s debut the best moment of 2010? Everyone loves to put together “End of Year” lists around this time, and why not? It’s a fun way to look at the past 12 months and recall what made this year notable. And there were no shortage of…

  6. Have they improved?

    Dec 28, 2010, 3:44 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ian Desmond should be an improved player in his second big-league season. Yesterday's posting about the remaining market for first basemen and starting pitchers spurred a discussion about the overall improvement (or lack thereof) the Nationals have made so far this winter. Opinions seemed to be split among…

  7. What’s next for Nats?

    Dec 27, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT

    After a brief holiday respite over the weekend, the Nationals are back to work today, still trying to address two significant roster needs: a first baseman and a starting pitcher. The market at first base hasn't really changed, aside from the fact the Padres have signed Brad Hawpe to a one-year deal. The Nats may…

  8. Pirates claim Thompson off waivers

    Dec 23, 2010, 7:56 PM EDT

    The Nationals have lost left-hander Aaron Thompson to the Pirates on a waiver claim, a move that brings the club’s 40-man roster back down to its maximum allowable number. Thompson, 23, went a combined 5-13 with a 5.65 ERA at Class AA Harrisburg and Class AAA Syracuse this season. He was originally acquired by the…

  9. Burnett signs 2-year extension

    Dec 23, 2010, 2:32 PM EDT

    The Nationals have signed reliever Sean Burnett to a two-year contract with a team option for a third year, according to a source close to the left-hander. Burnett, who was entering the second of his three arbitration seasons, will make $1.4 million in 2011 and $2.3 million in 2012. He would be eligible for free…

  10. Chico outrighted to Class AAA

    Dec 22, 2010, 6:48 PM EDT

    Rest easy, Matt Chico fans: The left-hander will remain with the Nationals organization after all. Chico, who was designated for assignment earlier this week, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Class AAA Syracuse, the club announced today. Though the Nationals only announced the DFA move last night, Chico must have been placed on waivers earlier…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 55 44 --
ATLANTA 55 46 1.0
NEW YORK 48 53 8.0
MIAMI 47 52 8.5
PHILADELPHIA 43 57 12.5
Through Wednesday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
THU: OFF
FRI: Nats at Reds, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Reds, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Reds, 1:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 p.m.
Full season schedule

Mark joins Rob Carlin and Joe Orsulak every Thursday at 4 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet for a half-hour show on the Nats, Orioles and rest of MLB. Re-airs Thursdays at 11:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

ON THE RADIO

As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2014 schedule (subject to change)...

MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

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