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  1. Nats vs. Mets – 3/29/11

    Mar 29, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Grapefruit League concludes today at Space Coast Stadium. VIERA, Fla. — It's the final day of spring training, but the lineups for both the Nationals and Mets have a decided regular-season feel to them. Jim Riggleman's starting nine today is very likely what you'll see when the…

  2. Getaway day

    Mar 29, 2011, 1:57 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Bryce Harper has returned from a sprained ankle and is slated to open the season. VIERA, Fla. — Good morning one final time from Space Coast Stadium, where the Grapefruit League wraps up this afternoon with an early 12:05 p.m. game between the Nationals and Mets. It'll be…

  3. No Obama on Opening Day

    Mar 28, 2011, 10:47 PM EDT

    File photo by Bob Youngentob / CSNwashington.com Barack Obama isn’t scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch this season. VIERA, Fla. — The First Fan won’t be throwing out the first ceremonial first pitch at Nationals Park this season. The Nationals announced plans for Opening Day festivities, and President Barack Obama isn’t among those…

  4. Gonzalez traded to Padres, roster set

    Mar 28, 2011, 9:56 PM EDT

    Full story on all of today’s roster moves on CSNwashington.com VIERA, Fla. — The Washington Nationals have traded infielder Alberto Gonzalez to the San Diego Padres for minor-league pitcher Erik Davis and cash, a move that finalizes the club’s Opening Day roster. The trade of Gonzalez leaves the Nationals’ spring roster at 25 and means…

  5. Roster down to 26

    Mar 28, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Roger Bernadina lost out to Matt Stairs and Laynce Nix for a backup outfield spot. VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals have trimmed their spring training roster down to 26, with only one decision left to make: Whether Alex Cora or Alberto Gonzalez makes the club as a backup…

  6. Game canceled, cuts happening

    Mar 28, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT

    VIERA, Fla. — First, some weather news: Tonight’s game against the Braves in Lake Buena Vista has been canceled due to rain. Honestly, there aren’t a whole lot of disappointed people here in Viera. Nobody wanted to drive an hour to Disney, then sit around through a rain delay, then return to Viera for tomorrow’s…

  7. Are Nats better in center without Morgan?

    Mar 28, 2011, 12:11 AM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Sadly, this is likely to be the lasting image of Nyjer Morgan in a Nationals uniform. VIERA, Fla. — The competition in center field this spring, the Nationals insisted all along, was an open one. Actually, first they said it was Nyjer Morgan's job to lose, then…

  8. LaRoche will play with slight shoulder tear

    Mar 27, 2011, 10:34 PM EDT

    VIERA, Fla. — Adam LaRoche will return to the Nationals’ lineup Monday and start at first base on Opening Day despite a slight tear in his left shoulder. Results of an MRI taken on LaRoche’s shoulder Wednesday revealed a slight tear of the labrum, a club source confirmed, but the injury is not serious enough…

  9. Nats vs. Marlins – 3/27/11

    Mar 27, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats face the Marlins today at Space Coast Stadium. VIERA, Fla. — It's perhaps appropriate (or unfortunate, depending on how you look at it) that the Nationals are playing the Marlins on the day they traded Nyjer Morgan, considering the lasting memory for many of Morgan's tenure…

  10. Morgan traded to Brewers

    Mar 27, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT

    VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals have traded Nyjer Morgan to the Brewers for minor-league infielder Cutter Dykstra and $50,000 cash, ending the outfielder’s eventful tenure in Washington. Morgan, who took D.C. by storm upon his acquisition from the Pirates in 2009 but fell out of favor during a trying 2010 season, had sensed his time…

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NLDS: NATIONALS VS. GIANTS

FRI: Game 1 at Washington, 3:07 p.m. (FS1)
SAT: Game 2 at Washington, 5:37 p.m. (FS1)
MON: Game 3 at San Francisco, TBA (MLBN)
TUE: Game 4 at San Francisco, TBA (FS1)*
THU: Game 5 at Washington, TBA (FS1)*
*if necessary

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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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