Dec 6, 2010, 5:55 PM EST
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Some lunchtime tidbits for you from the Winter Meetings… – The Jayson Werth signing continues to be the biggest topic of discussion here at the Swan and Dolphin Resort. I stopped counting how many people have approached me so far today and before saying anything else asked me something along…
Dec 6, 2010, 5:28 PM EST
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Mike Rizzo wrapped up his daily media session a little while ago. Here are some of the highlights from the Nationals’ GM… Responding to the negative reaction around baseball to the Jayson Werth contract: “There’s no negative reaction from me. I’m satisfied with the deal. I’m glad we got Jayson…
Dec 6, 2010, 11:00 AM EST
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As the shock of the Jayson Werth signing begins to wear off, plenty of thoughts come to mind. Here's what I was pondering last night, presented in bullet-by-bullet form for your early morning consideration while I make my way to the Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort for the official start…
Dec 6, 2010, 2:59 AM EST
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It’s a rare day indeed when the Washington Nationals make a move that shakes up the entire baseball world. This is a franchise that for the better part of six years has existed on the periphery of the major leagues, content to build its franchise through draft picks and second-tier…
Dec 5, 2010, 10:12 PM EST
ORLANDO — Boy, did I pick the wrong time to be on an airplane. I just landed in Orlando, turned on my BlackBerry and was greeted with a flood of emails, including a formal press release from the Nationals announcing they've signed outfielder Jayson Werth to a seven-year contract. Obviously, more to come… UPDATE AT…
Dec 4, 2010, 4:30 PM EST
I don't want to harp on the Adam Dunn story forever, and we'll certainly start moving on to other topics soon — the Winter Meetings begin Monday, after all — but I did want to touch on one more aspect of this whole thing while it's still fresh on everyone's minds. A lot of people…
Dec 3, 2010, 8:36 PM EST
Mike Rizzo isn’t scheduled to speak to media members until Monday at the Winter Meetings, but the Nationals general manager did just release a statement about Adam Dunn. Here it is… “The Washington Nationals wish Adam Dunn and his family the best of luck and good will in Chicago. Adam contributed much to the Nationals…
Dec 3, 2010, 11:00 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Who can fill Adam Dunn's large shoes for the Nationals? No one. Much as lots of people tried to cling to some faint glimmer of hope, realistically, everyone knew this day was coming. It perhaps came a bit sooner than most expected, before the baseball world gathers in…
Dec 3, 2010, 5:17 AM EST
The Nationals elected not to tender 2011 contracts to pitchers Chien-Ming Wang, Joel Peralta and catcher Wil Nieves before tonight's deadline, instantly making all three players free agents. They did, however, come to terms on one-year contracts with Jesus Flores and Alberto Gonzalez, avoiding arbitration with each player. All major league clubs were required to…
Dec 2, 2010, 10:09 PM EST
Nationals fans (and players) who pleaded with club management to bring back Adam Dunn in 2011 won’t get their Christmas wish. The free agent first baseman has agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract with the White Sox, according to a source familiar with the deal. The contract won’t be official until Dunn passes a…
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