Aug 19, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan and Wilson Ramos are in the Nats' lineup today at Turner Field. Nyjer Morgan is back with the Nationals, activated off the 15-day disabled list this morning and hoping to pick up where he left off when he was sidelined. The center fielder was hitting .311…
Aug 18, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats take yet another crack at Tim Hudson tonight at Turner Field. Well, the Nationals are making a roster move today, just not the potential one we were discussing earlier. Josh Willingham will apparently go on the DL tomorrow, at which point Nyjer Morgan will be activated…
Aug 18, 2010, 2:23 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER A knee injury may prematurely end Josh Willingham's season. The Nationals' lineup, while hardly the most-fearsome unit in the majors, has had one notable thing working for it most of this season: a potent heart that features three guys who possess the rare combination of a high on-base…
Aug 17, 2010, 8:25 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen faces rookie Mike Minor tonight at Turner Field. While the Nationals' front office (and media corps) was hunkered down at Nationals Park last night into the wee hours for the Bryce Harper deadline, the actual big-league squad was already comfortably settled into its hotel in Atlanta.…
Aug 17, 2010, 4:25 PM EDT
The electronic signal from South Capitol Street to Park Avenue making Bryce Harper's signing official had barely been processed before the obvious question was being asked all around NatsTown. When will Bryce Harper make his big-league debut for the Nationals? Settle down, everyone. There's plenty of time for that. Can't we just enjoy Harper's signing…
Aug 17, 2010, 2:37 AM EDT
Rest easy, everyone: Bryce Harper has signed with the Nationals. The 17-year-old and the Nats came to terms on a contract shortly before tonight’s midnight deadline, ensuring the No. 1 draft pick will enter the organization’s farm system and begin his trek toward a possible major-league debut in the next two or three seasons. Terms…
Aug 16, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT
UPDATE AT 10:08 P.M. — The Nationals just officially announced the signing of fourth-round pick A.J. Cole, the right-hander from Florida who was threatening to enroll at the University of Miami. Cole is believed to have received a $2 million signing bonus, a record for a fourth-round pick. The 18-year-old went a combined 12-1 and…
Aug 16, 2010, 2:23 PM EDT
The clock is ticking. The Nationals and their No. 1 draft pick have until midnight to get a deal done. And they're all but guaranteed to wait until literally the 11 o'clock hour before commencing with serious negotiations. Why does this scenario sound familiar? Actually, we in the Washington media and you in the Nats…
Aug 15, 2010, 10:49 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg made two second-inning mistakes but otherwise pitched well. There will come a time, perhaps not too far in the future, when Jim Riggleman will let Stephen Strasburg take the mound for the sixth inning of a tie game sitting on 85 pitches. That time wasn’t this…
Aug 15, 2010, 9:17 PM EDT
There’s no one more qualified to understand what Bryce Harper is going through right now (or more qualified to speak about it) than Stephen Strasburg. So the Nationals’ rookie right-hander was asked after today’s game if he has any advice for this year’s No. 1 draft pick, who has until midnight tomorrow to sign. Strasburg,…
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