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  1. Maxwell DFA’d

    Jan 27, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT

    The Nationals designated outfielder Justin Maxwell for assignment today, clearing space on their 40-man roster for reliever Todd Coffey. Maxwell, an Olney native who was drafted out of the University of Maryland in 2005, never saw his career take off with the Nationals despite a number of stints in the big leagues the last two…

  2. All eyes will be on these four

    Jan 27, 2011, 3:52 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan faces plenty of pressure to return to form in 2011. As the Washington area digs itself out of a snowstorm that has left everyone in a sour mood, perhaps some solace can be taken from one heart-warming thought: Pitchers and catchers report in less than three…

  3. Weathered down

    Jan 26, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nationals Park has experienced its share of weather delays the last three years. It's shaping up to be one of those classic Washington weather days in which the mere threat of frozen precipitation causes mass panic. I fully expect grocery stores to be out of bottled water,…

  4. Can bullpen thrive without closer?

    Jan 25, 2011, 2:24 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Drew Storen converted five of seven save opportunities last season. The unquestioned strength of the 2010 Nationals was a bullpen that managed to post some of the best numbers in baseball despite also logging the most innings in baseball. Nats relievers churned out 545 2/3 innings (an average…

  5. Martis DFA’d

    Jan 24, 2011, 6:53 PM EDT

    The Nationals have designated right-hander Shairon Martis for assignment, a move that clears space on their 40-man roster for utilityman Jerry Hairston, who was officially added today. Once a rising star in the Nationals' farm system, Martis was a surprise member of the 2009 Opening Day rotation and began that season with a 5-0 record.…

  6. Nats Insider: Phase 2

    Jan 24, 2011, 3:36 PM EDT

    Upon launching Nats Insider some 357 days ago, I had no expectation whatsoever for this site. My intention at the time was simple: Find an outlet in which I could continue covering the Washington Nationals, hopefully reaching some small segment of the fan base. Along the way, this place became something far greater than I…

  7. How do they stack up in NL East?

    Jan 21, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT

    Having added a $126 million right fielder, a back-of-the-rotation starter, a couple of relievers and several veteran bench players, the Nationals appear to have improved over the offseason. This franchise may not be ready to win quite yet, but those back-to-back, 100-loss seasons from 2008-09 are looking more and more like a distant memory. Improved…

  8. How will the roster shake out?

    Jan 20, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Alberto Gonzalez could be the odd man out on the Nationals bench. After a flurry of moves this week, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo admitted he's essentially done reshaping his roster for the winter. There could be another minor move or two between now and the time pitchers…

  9. Rizzo on Gorzelanny, Hairston

    Jan 19, 2011, 10:25 PM EDT

    It's turned into a busy day in NatsTown. Actually, it's been a busy week already, with the Tom Gorzelanny trade (which was officially announced this afternoon) and the signings of Jerry Hairston, Todd Coffey and Alex Cora. All of these moves, as I mentioned earlier, have created an overflow situation on the Nationals' 40-man roster.…

  10. Hairston signed by Nats

    Jan 19, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT

    The Nationals have signed infielder Jerry Hairston to a one-year, $2 million contract, giving the club a veteran who can take over at second base if rookie Danny Espinosa isn’t deemed ready for full-time duty as well as a versatile utilityman who can play all over the field if needed. Hairston, who spent last season…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 91 64 --
ATLANTA 76 79 15.0
NEW YORK 76 80 15.5
MIAMI 74 81 17.0
PHILADELPHIA 71 85 20.5
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Sunday's games

NL PLAYOFFS STANDINGS

W L GB WCGB
x-WASHINGTON (4) 91 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 89 67 2.5
y-ST. LOUIS 87 68 4.0
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SAN FRANCISCO 84 71 7.0 --
PITTSBURGH 84 71 7.0 --
MILWAUKEE 80 76 11.5 4.5
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Sunday's early games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
MON: OFF
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Marlins at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Marlins at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
Full season schedule

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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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