Skip to content

Latest Posts

  1. Viera or bust … again

    Feb 14, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    Well, it's that time once again. Across Florida and Arizona, infields are being carefully raked, BP jerseys are being hung inside clubhouses and pitchers and catchers from every organization are reporting for spring training. Guess what, everyone: It's baseball season. And if that doesn't bring a smile to your face, I don't know what will.…

  2. Elijah Dukes’ new life

    Feb 12, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT

    When the Nationals released Elijah Dukes last spring, it was appropriate to wonder whether the talented-but-troubled outfielder would ever get another opportunity to play in the major leagues. Nearly one year later, that opportunity has yet to come, and it's pretty clear it will never come for Dukes, who at 26 is now embarking on…

  3. 5 sure things at Nats camp

    Feb 11, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT

    Photo by Bob Youngentob for CSNwashington.com Livan Hernandez is the least of the Nationals' worries entering spring training. There are plenty of uncertainties surrounding the Nationals heading into the start of spring training next week, and plenty of time and ink and pixels will be devoted to them. There are, however, a handful of certainties…

  4. Strasburg throwing again

    Feb 10, 2011, 10:18 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg has taken a crucial step in his long, slow recovery from Tommy John surgery. The Nationals right-hander recently began throwing for the first time since wincing in pain upon throwing his final pitch in Philadelphia last August, a club official confirmed. Strasburg, who has been rehabbing all winter near his home in San…

  5. Nats close to deal with 106.7 FM

    Feb 10, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT

    The Nationals are finalizing a contract that would allow them to move their flagship radio station to WJFK (106.7 FM) while keeping games on WFED (1500 AM) as an affiliate station, according to multiple sources familiar with the deal. The new radio contract is awaiting final approval by Nats ownership, but the sides already have…

  6. Guide to Viera, Part II

    Feb 9, 2011, 3:52 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER We talked yesterday about life around Space Coast Stadium and what you can expect to see this spring if you're headed down that way. Today, let's talk about what you can expect when you're not at the Nationals' spring training complex. Viera has grown considerably since the…

  7. Minor-league C Taveras suspended

    Feb 8, 2011, 10:18 PM EDT

    Hector Taveras, a 22-year-old catcher in the Nationals’ farm system, has been suspended 25 games for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Taveras, who played last season in the rookie Gulf Coast League, will begin serving his suspension on Opening Day. His punishment is not for testing positive for any performance enhancing…

  8. Guide to Viera, Part I

    Feb 8, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT

    File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Spring training in Viera offers fans plenty of up-close interaction. Thanks to everyone who posted comments yesterday with your suggestions for stories to monitor this spring. I can't promise I'll be able to meet every single request — I'd need at least three clones down in Viera…

  9. Spring training storylines

    Feb 7, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

    Football season is over, which can only mean one thing: Pitchers and catchers report next week. Are there any sweeter words in the English language? I think not. As we speak, various ballplayers are trickling in to various spring training sites in Florida and Arizona, the early arrivals trying to get a leg up on…

  10. Organizational depth chart

    Feb 4, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT

    UPDATE AT 3:35 P.M. — I've added some more names to the list after the Nats announced this afternoon the signings of J.D. Martin, Matt Chico, Carlos Maldonado and Kevin Barker to minor-league contracts and spring training invitations issued to Derek Norris, Jhonatan Solano and Josh Wilkie… Since pitchers and catchers report in a mere…

Archives

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.

*All times Eastern. You can also listen to the station on 94.3 FM, 92.7 FM and online at ESPN980.com. Click here for past audio clips.

Follow us on Twitter