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  1. A manager secure with himself

    Feb 27, 2012, 3:11 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Davey Johnson has been popular with players this spring. VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals have been holding formal workouts here for a week now, and one thing has become abundantly clear: A Davey Johnson-run spring training is not like most spring trainings. Johnson likes to do things a bit differently than his…

  2. Forever the Face of the Franchise

    Feb 27, 2012, 5:39 AM EDT

    Associated Press file photo Ryan Zimmerman has produced most of the memorable moments in Nationals history. VIERA, Fla. — There have been 33 nine-figure contracts handed out in baseball history, and far more of them proved disasters than raging successes. Yes, there's the occasional Derek Jeter deal. But there are way more Alfonso Sorianos and…

  3. Highlights from today’s live BP session

    Feb 27, 2012, 12:39 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Bryce Harper faced Drew Storen in live BP this afternoon. VIERA, Fla. — Oh yeah, today's workout. Despite all the attention lavished upon Ryan Zimmerman and his new contract, there were 51 other players whose highlight of the day was not a formal news conference but a three-hour workout on the back…

  4. Teammates thrilled for Zimmerman

    Feb 26, 2012, 10:46 PM EDT

    VIERA, Fla. — Ryan Zimmerman holds a special place in the hearts of every member of the Nationals roster, which probably explains why more than a dozen of them jammed their way into the tiny interview room at Space Coast Stadium today for the star third baseman's news conference. Here's just a sampling of what…

  5. Zim: "It’s where I’ve always wanted to be"

    Feb 26, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman works out this morning after agreeing to a six-year extension. VIERA, Fla. — Surrounded by more than a dozen teammates, his manager, his general manager and his agent, Ryan Zimmerman sat down this afternoon to take questions about his new long-term extension and made it abundantly clear how comforting it…

  6. Done deal: Zim signed through ’19

    Feb 26, 2012, 3:55 AM EDT

    Associated Press file photo Ryan Zimmerman and the Nationals agreed to a six-year extension this morning. Updated at 10:11 a.m. VIERA, Fla. — After a long Saturday spent overcoming a few remaining obstacles, the Nationals and Ryan Zimmerman put the finishing touches this morning on a long-term contract extension that promises to keep the star…

  7. Saturday workout wrap-up

    Feb 25, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Danny Espinosa turns a double play during today's first full-squad workout. VIERA, Fla. — Fifty-two healthy players took the fields today outside Space Coast Stadium for the Nationals' first full-squad workout of the spring. They very quickly realized a Davey Johnson-run camp will boast some significant differences from…

  8. Strasburg to start March 4 vs. Astros

    Feb 25, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg throws in the bullpen with Davey Johnson watching. VIERA, Fla. — Stephen Strasburg will make his Grapefruit League debut March 4 against the Astros, taking the mound at Space Coast Stadium for the first time since his rookie camp in 2010. Manager Davey Johnson outlined his…

  9. Zimmerman, Nats still in talks [updated]

    Feb 25, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ryan Zimmerman worked out today with his contract situation still unresolved. Updated at 2:09 p.m. VIERA, Fla. — Ryan Zimmerman has given the Nationals until the end of the day to hash out the last remaining details of a long-term contract extension that has nearly been completed but…

  10. It’s about their reputations

    Feb 24, 2012, 11:49 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Ryan Braun plead his innocence today at Brewers camp in Phoenix. VIERA, Fla. — What's the No. 1 deterrent for major league baseball players not to take performance enhancing drugs? The risk of getting caught? Possible suspension? Dangerous side effects to their bodies? No, it's none of the above. The No. 1…

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