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  1. The high-stakes Prince Fielder poker game

    Jan 19, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Prince Fielder still hasn't signed with anyone yet. Prince Fielder officially became a free agent 2 1/2 months ago, yet the burly slugger has yet to sign with anyone. And, truth be told, we really have no clearer idea today where he's going to wind up than we did way back in…

  2. Quiet winter is good winter for Strasburg

    Jan 19, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg threw his first bullpen session of 2012 yesterday. There have been all sorts of recurring storylines and oft-mentioned Nationals players this offseason. We've talked plenty about Bryce Harper and Gio Gonzalez and Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos. We've talked a fair share about Jayson Werth and Michael Morse and Adam…

  3. Darvish gets 6 years, $60 million from Texas

    Jan 18, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Yu Darvish could cost the Rangers as much as $121.7 million in the end. The Rangers and Yu Darvish had a 30-day window to work out a contract. They wound up using 29 days and more than 23 hours to get a deal done. Darvish agreed to a six-year, $60 million…

  4. Nats returning to Sunday Night Baseball

    Jan 18, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

    US Presswire file photo The Nats haven't played on Sunday night since the 2008 opener at Nationals Park. It looks like the programming folks at ESPN are taking notice of the Nationals at long last. The network announced this morning the Nats will make at least two appearances on Sunday Night Baseball this season, their…

  5. One month to go

    Jan 18, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Davey Johnson's roster has only a few question marks at this stage of the offseason. If this long, cold winter has got you down — er, actually, there's been very little cold to speak of in D.C. this winter — here are some words that should perk you up: Pitchers and catchers…

  6. Morse, Lannan file arbitration figures

    Jan 18, 2012, 12:18 AM EDT

    Unable to come to terms on one-year contracts in advance of today's deadline, the Nationals and left fielder Michael Morse and left-hander John Lannan submitted formal arbitration figures to Major League Baseball. Morse, coming off a breakthrough season in which he led the club with a .303 average, 31 homers and 95 RBI and ranked…

  7. Clippard signs 1-year deal

    Jan 17, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

    The Nationals came to terms with another of their arbitration-eligible players this afternoon, inking reliever Tyler Clippard to a one-year contract. Clippard, who is in his first season of arbitration eligibility, will earn $1.65 million in 2012. The 26-year-old right-hander has become one of the National League's most-effective relievers over the last two seasons, posting…

  8. Zimmermann, Gorzelanny sign 1-year deals

    Jan 17, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT

    The Nationals crossed two more arbitration-eligible players off their unsigned list this morning, inking pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Tom Gorzelanny to one-year contracts. Financial terms weren’t immediately known, but Zimmermann, in his first year of arbitration eligibility as a “Super 2″ player, was expected to receive somewhere in the neighborhood of $2 million to $3…

  9. Lock up Morse, or wait it out?

    Jan 17, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Michael Morse's breakthrough 2011 will earn him a considerable raise in 2012. When it comes to arbitration-eligible players (ie. those with at least three years of big-league service time but less than six) clubs always face a dilemma around this time of winter. Do they come to terms with these players on…

  10. Flores signs, avoids arbitration

    Jan 16, 2012, 11:33 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Jesus Flores returned to the majors after missing two years with a shoulder injury. The Nationals came to terms on a one-year, $815,000 contract with Jesus Flores today, avoiding arbitration with their backup catcher. Flores receives a modest raise from his $750,000 salary from 2011, appropriate for a player who appeared in…



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