Nov 2, 2011, 9:03 PM EDT
Barring a last-minute deal that neither side expects to happen, Chien-Ming Wang will hit the open market later tonight. The veteran right-hander is one of eight recently declared free agents on the Nationals roster who will be free to negotiate with other clubs when the clock strikes midnight. Wang is joined by fellow right-handers Livan…
Nov 2, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo John Lannan stands to earn a sizable raise through arbitration. Mike Rizzo was asked during a conference call with reporters last week what kind of budget he's been given for next year's payroll. The Nationals general manager politely declined to divulge any numbers, saying only that he has been given parameters by…
Nov 1, 2011, 9:03 PM EDT
Outfielder Bryce Harper and catcher Derek Norris have been chosen to represent the Nationals in Saturday’s Arizona Fall League “Rising Stars Game.” The event, something of an all-star game for the AFL, will be televised live on MLB Network at 8 p.m. EDT. Harper has been on a tear at the plate since a sluggish…
Nov 1, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Davey Johnson expects to do this plenty of times in 2012. When Davey Johnson, asked Monday what his expectation for the Nationals will be next season, responded that he'd be "sorely disappointed" if they don't contend for the NL pennant, you might have predicted the response to sound something like a pack…
Oct 31, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Davey Johnson has lofty expectations for the Nationals next season. Updated at 1:40 p.m. Davey Johnson knew for sure he wanted to return to manage the Nationals during the final weeks of September, as his club surged toward its best record in six years. And now that he knows he’ll officially be…
Oct 31, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Livan Hernandez is free to sign with another team beginning Thursday. Baseball wastes no time transitioning from the postseason to the offseason. Nearly 150 players filed for free agency yesterday, a mere formality that allows those players to begin negotiating with all clubs on Thursday. Unlike the NFL, the NBA and NHL,…
Oct 29, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo The Cardinals won their 11th (and most surprising) World Series title last night. There have been improbable World Series champions over the years. The 1960 Pirates, who were outscored by the Yankees 55-27 yet somehow won the whole thing on Bill Mazeroski's Game 7 blast. The 1969 Miracle Mets, who took down…
Oct 28, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Busch Stadium hosts the final game of the 2011 season tonight. And so, it has all come down to this. A baseball season that has featured so many twists and turns and dramatic moments will be decided in the 36th Game 7 in World Series history. A good number of those previous…
Oct 28, 2011, 5:57 PM EDT
US Presswire photo David Freese provided a World Series moment for the ages last night. This, this right here, is what makes baseball the greatest game ever invented. No other sport could produce what we witnessed last night in St. Louis. The anticipation. The tension. The elation. The anguish. The back-and-forth swings of emotion that…
Oct 28, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
And you thought David Freese hit the only walk-off home run in America on Thursday. Au contraire. Perhaps you've heard of this young lad named Bryce Harper. He's a top prospect in the Nationals' farm system. And yesterday afternoon, he clubbed a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Scottsdale Scorpions…
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