Nov 9, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Anthony Rendon ranks behind only Bryce Harper among Nats prospects. To the surprise of no one, Bryce Harper is the top prospect in the Nationals' organization, according to Baseball America's annual organizational ranking released today. Harper was the overwhelming choice to hold down the No. 1 ranking for the second straight year,…
Nov 9, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler ranked way ahead of Jordan Zimmermann following the 2007 draft. Later today, Baseball America will reveal its annual Top 10 Prospects list for the Nationals, a rite of the offseason that gives everyone some perspective about the state of the franchise's farm system. There's no mystery who will sit atop…
Nov 8, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Ozzie Guillen and Jeffrey Loria are attempting to turn the Marlins into winners. The natural order of things in the NL East hasn't changed much in recent years. The Phillies have owned the division since 2007. The Braves have sat one notch below the last two years. The Marlins have typically finished…
Nov 7, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ian Desmond and the Nats and in better shape than Adam Jones and the O's. Ask a bunch of local baseball observers which of the region's two franchises is closer to contention, the Nationals or the Orioles, and the answer will be unanimous. Of course the Nats are in better shape than…
Nov 5, 2011, 4:26 AM EDT
File photo courtesy Bill Scheuerman Sammy Solis dominated during a four-inning outing Friday night. Mike Rizzo raved Friday afternoon about the depth of quality starting pitchers now in the Nationals' organization, insisting there are eight or nine guys who legitimately deserve to start in the big leagues in 2012. And that doesn't even include the…
Nov 4, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Chien-Ming Wang re-signed with the Nationals for one year and $4 million. Though he believes his club already has “six or seven quality guys that we can call upon to start in the major leagues,” Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo acknowledges he’s still looking to add another veteran to his suddenly deep…
Nov 4, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
US Presswire file photo Bryce Harper is tearing up the Arizona Fall League. This just in: Bryce Harper is really good. OK, so that's not exactly breaking news, but what the 19-year-old phenom has been doing for the last week in Arizona is bordering on the ludicrous. After going 3-for-3 with a homer and two…
Nov 3, 2011, 10:04 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Chien-Ming Wang went 4-3 with a 4.04 ERA in 11 starts. The Nationals have agreed to a one-year contract with right-hander Chien-Ming Wang, according to a club source, finalizing a deal that had been in the works for weeks. The deal, which is still pending a physical, includes a guaranteed $4 million…
Nov 3, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT
The Hot Stove League is officially underway — free agents were allowed to begin negotiating with all clubs at 12:01 a.m. today — and there’s no shortage of topics to discuss about the Nationals. Chase Hughes and I delved into a bunch of topics this afternoon on our latest live edition of Beltway Baseball. We…
Nov 3, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT
The Astros have claimed utilityman Brian Bixler off waivers from the Nationals. Bixler, 29, hit .205 with two RBI in 79 games this season, proving a versatile backup who saw action at six different positions: shortstop, third base, first base and all three outfield spots. The Nationals placed him on waivers earlier this week, clearing…
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