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  1. Boras on Strasburg, Pena, Harper

    Dec 8, 2010, 7:22 PM EDT

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — There's really nothing quite like big media scrum around Scott Boras. Reporters fire off questions about more than a dozen players who are represented by Boras, who doesn't even have to pause and think before he responds with a detailed (and usually glowing) analysis of the market for said player.…

  2. Pena to Cubs, Nats want LaRoche

    Dec 8, 2010, 1:11 PM EDT

    Updated at 10:10 a.m. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Cubs came to terms with Carlos Pena on a one-year contract early this morning, taking one of the Nationals' top first base targets off the market and putting pressure on them to now sign Adam LaRoche. Pena, whose name had been linked to the Nationals…

  3. Pavano, Webb, relievers and trades

    Dec 8, 2010, 12:57 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Several clubs have expressed interest in Roger Bernadina, but the Nats still like the outfielder. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — We interrupt today's never-ending string of Cliff Lee rumors to discuss other actual moves being discussed by the Nationals at the Winter Meetings… – Lee is by no…

  4. Nats meet again with Lee’s agent

    Dec 7, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

    Updated at 4:50 p.m. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — How serious are the Nationals about attempting to lure Cliff Lee to D.C.? Enough to meet in person with the pitcher's agent for the second time this week at the Winter Meetings. General manager Mike Rizzo met with agent Darek Braunecker this afternoon at the Swan…

  5. Nats want Lee, but not for 7 years

    Dec 7, 2010, 5:31 PM EDT

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Nationals are seriously interested in signing Cliff Lee. Just not serious enough to give the prized free agent pitcher a seven-year contract. While the Nationals will likely make a formal contract offer to Lee in the coming days, club sources said they will not include a seventh year in…

  6. Another 7-year contract offer?

    Dec 7, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As Day 2 of the Winter Meetings gets underway, here are some Tuesday morning goodies to munch on with your breakfast… – If the Nationals truly are serious about making their second gargantuan splash of the offseason by signing Cliff Lee, they may need only to inform the left-hander they're…

  7. Teams interested in Willingham

    Dec 7, 2010, 12:53 AM EDT

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Nationals’ signing of Jayson Werth to a massive, $126 million contract could have a profound domino effect on the club’s overall plan for the rest of the offseason. It opens the door for other prominent free agents to take the Nationals seriously after previously considering the perennial last-place club…

  8. Rizzo on Werth, Willingham, pitching

    Dec 6, 2010, 10:28 PM EDT

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Mike Rizzo wrapped up his daily media session a little while ago. Here are some of the highlights from the Nationals' GM… Responding to the negative reaction around baseball to the Jayson Werth contract: "There's no negative reaction from me. I'm satisfied with the deal. I'm glad we got Jayson…

  9. Lunchtime tidbits

    Dec 6, 2010, 5:55 PM EDT

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Some lunchtime tidbits for you from the Winter Meetings… – The Jayson Werth signing continues to be the biggest topic of discussion here at the Swan and Dolphin Resort. I stopped counting how many people have approached me so far today and before saying anything else asked me something along…

  10. More on Jayson Werth

    Dec 6, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As the shock of the Jayson Werth signing begins to wear off, plenty of thoughts come to mind. Here's what I was pondering last night, presented in bullet-by-bullet form for your early morning consideration while I make my way to the Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort for the official start…

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 57 47 --
ATLANTA 58 48 --
MIAMI 53 53 5.0
NEW YORK 51 56 7.5
PHILADELPHIA 47 60 11.5
Through Tuesday's early games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 p.m.
THU: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Orioles at Nats, 7:05 p.m. TUE: Mets at Nats, 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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