Dec 6, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Davey Johnson takes questions during yesterday's media session. DALLAS — If the first 36 hours of this year's Winter Meetings are an indication of things to come, the majority of my time here is going to be spent refuting bad rumors spreading through the lobby at the Anatole Hotel like wildfire. The…
Dec 6, 2011, 1:16 AM EDT
DALLAS — Davey Johnson has never been afraid to throw a supremely talented prospect to the wolves and let him play against big-league competition while still in his teens. Johnson, you may remember, was a driving force behind Dwight Gooden's promotion to the Mets at age 19 despite the fact he had never pitched above…
Dec 6, 2011, 12:19 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche missed most of last season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. DALLAS — Adam LaRoche has fully recovered from the shoulder tear that sidelined him the majority of the season. Nationals manager Davey Johnson said today the veteran first baseman is ready to go now and will be…
Dec 5, 2011, 9:57 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Mike Rizzo gave Jayson Werth a no-trade clause as part of his seven-year contract. DALLAS — The Nationals as a franchise had never included a no-trade clause in any contract prior to last winter. Ex-team president Stan Kasten had long stood by a personal policy against such concessions to players. But…
Dec 5, 2011, 7:56 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Roger Bernadina faces an uncertain future with the Nationals. DALLAS — A year ago at this time, Roger Bernadina appeared to figure into the Nationals' plans, both in the short- and long-term. The talented-but-inconsistent outfielder was at worst going to serve as part of a platoon in left field with Michael Morse…
Dec 5, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT
US Presswire photo The Nats aren't nearly as interested in C.J. Wilson as some have reported. DALLAS — The Winter Meetings officially begin today, but there was already plenty of action at the Anatole Hotel last night as executives, agents and media began pulling into town. (For those who missed it, the big development was…
Dec 5, 2011, 12:07 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Jim Riggleman goes from a big-league manager to a Class AA skipper. DALLAS — Though Jim Riggleman's midseason resignation from the Nationals over a contract dispute severely damaged his reputation, the former manager does have his share of supporters around the game. So while Riggleman's chances of managing in the big leagues…
Dec 4, 2011, 11:25 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Laynce Nix hit .250 with 16 homers for the Nationals this year. DALLAS — Just arrived at the Anatole Hotel for the Winter Meetings, and was immediately greeted with news of the Phillies coming to terms with Laynce Nix on a two-year contract (according to my colleague Jim Salisbury of CSNphilly.com). Financial…
Dec 4, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Davey Johnson and Mike Rizzo hope to be busy at this week's Winter Meetings. With every general manager, every manager, every front-office executive and every agent in the business gathered in one massive hotel for four full days, it's nearly impossible for baseball's Winter Meetings to come and go without producing…
Dec 2, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT
Associated Press file photo Stan Kasten, Nationals president from 2006-10, is bidding on the Dodgers. When he announced in Sept. 2010 he was leaving his post as Nationals president, Stan Kasten made it clear he wasn't about to enter the retirement phase of his life. "I don't feel like retiring," he said on Sept. 23,…
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