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  1. What jobs are still up for grabs?

    Mar 14, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Craig Stammen is trying to win a spot in the Nationals' bullpen. The midway point of spring training has come and gone, and though the Nationals haven't quite reached the home stretch, it's fast approaching. Over these final 2 1/2 weeks of camp, the Nats have a number…

  2. Nats at Marlins – 3/13/11

    Mar 13, 2011, 3:19 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats are back in Jupiter again today to face the Marlins. It's been four whole days since the Nationals last played the Marlins, so I think contractually they were required to make the trip down to Jupiter this morning. I kid, of course, but it sure…

  3. Harper impressive but has much to learn

    Mar 12, 2011, 11:24 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Physically and mentally, Bryce Harper looked like he belonged in big-league camp. Did Bryce Harper, optioned to low-Class A Hagerstown late this afternoon, actually make the decision difficult for the Nationals? Did his performance in 13 Grapefruit League games — a .389 batting average, three doubles, five RBI…

  4. Harper optioned to Hagerstown

    Mar 12, 2011, 9:50 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper was among four players cut by the Nationals following today's 6-5 win over the Yankees, bringing an end to the 18-year-old's first experience in a big-league spring training camp. Harper was optioned to low-Class A Hagerstown, where he is expected to begin the season. The three other players sent down were left-hander Atahualpa…

  5. Nats vs. Yankees – 3/12/11

    Mar 12, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals host the Yankees this afternoon at Space Coast Stadium. For the first time ever, the Yankees are playing in Viera. Well, I suppose I should amend that to say a couple of Yankees are playing in Viera. The majority of the guys wearing the famous…

  6. Nats vs. Astros – 3/11/11

    Mar 11, 2011, 10:18 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals host the Astros tonight at Space Coast Stadium. Plenty worth watching during the Nationals' game tonight against the Astros. Good thing it's on MASN for your viewing pleasure. Livan Hernandez gets the start and is scheduled to go as many as five innings. Ross Detwiler…

  7. Mock, Martin, Meredith among cuts

    Mar 11, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

    The Nationals sent 11 players to minor-league camp this afternoon but did not include Bryce Harper among the first significant round of cuts of the spring. Right-handers Garrett Mock and Adam Carr were optioned to Class AAA Syracuse. Fellow right-handers J.D. Martin, Luis Atilano and Josh Wilkie; catchers Carlos Maldonado and Jhonatan Solano; first basemen…

  8. Who gets the No. 5 starter’s job?

    Mar 11, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tom Gorzelanny has done little this spring but remains in line for a rotation spot. Perhaps the most intriguing roster battle in Nationals camp this spring is for the final spot in the Opening Day rotation, with Ross Detwiler, Chad Gaudin and Yunesky Maya making a strong charge…

  9. Nats (ss) at Astros – 3/10/11

    Mar 10, 2011, 11:22 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Osceola County Stadium, spring home of the Houston Astros. This is the Nationals' only split-squad day of the spring. They already won the afternoon game in Viera, beating the Mets 6-5 behind five scoreless innings from Chad Gaudin and a pair of RBI apiece from Jayson Werth…

  10. Nats (ss) vs. Mets (ss) – 3/10/11

    Mar 10, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Rain delayed the start of today's game against the Mets. It looks like they're finally ready to play down in Viera, where heavy rain this morning delayed the start of this game an hour. That could create a bit of a dilemma for members of the coaching…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 72 53 --
ATLANTA 66 61 7.0
MIAMI 63 63 9.5
NEW YORK 60 68 13.5
PHILADELPHIA 56 71 17.0
Through Wednesday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
THU: Diamondbacks at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
FRI: Giants at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Giants at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Giants at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 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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