Dec 30, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Jim Riggleman's resignation minutes after a walk-off win? Doesn't get much stranger. OK, we've run through the greatest moments of the year and we've looked at the worst moments of the year. Now, before we tie a bow on 2011 and move ahead to the promise of 2012, we take one final…
Dec 29, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Livan Hernandez gets yanked after blowing an 8-0 lead to the Cubs on July 7. Yesterday, we looked at the Nationals' best moments of 2011, and there was little doubt what moment you all felt topped them all. The September four-game sweep of the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park easily won the…
Dec 28, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Wilson Ramos' June 21 walk-off homer against Seattle was a high point of the year. There really are only three things that happen in the baseball world during the final week of December: 1) Front offices are closed, resulting in a decided lack of Hot Stove news, 2) Hall of Fame ballots…
Dec 27, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper still remains as the organization's top prospect. Last week's acquisition of Gio Gonzalez cost the Nationals four of their best prospects: right-handers Brad Peacock and A.J. Cole, left-hander Tommy Milone and catcher Derek Norris. And in the immediate aftermath of the trade, skeptics wondered whether a Nationals' farm system that…
Dec 26, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT
US Presswire photo John Lannan led the Nats in wins and innings but must compete for a job in 2012. One of the significant domino effects of last week's Gio Gonzalez trade — as has been pointed out — is the logjam it suddenly creates at the back end of the Nationals' rotation. Gonzalez, Stephen…
Dec 24, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Mike Rizzo gave another endorsement for Adam LaRoche as his first baseman in 2012. Last night's teleconference offered us beat writers a chance to ask Mike Rizzo about all angles of the Gio Gonzalez trade, but a few other topics were brought up and are worth sharing. So consider this your last-minute…
Dec 23, 2011, 11:56 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez and minor-league right-hander Robert Gilliam come from Oakland to D.C. Updated at 8:35 p.m. The Nationals' blockbuster trade to acquire Gio Gonzalez is now official. Both the Nationals and Athletics announced the six-player deal this evening, with Gonzalez and minor-league right-hander Robert Gilliam coming to Washington, and minor leaguers Brad…
Dec 23, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT
US Presswire photo A healthy Stephen Strasburg is the biggest reason the Nats will improve in 2012. No matter what you think about the Gio Gonzalez trade, whether Mike Rizzo gave up too much for the left-hander or not, you have to acknowledge it makes the Nationals a better team in 2012. How much better?…
Dec 23, 2011, 4:27 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler could get squeezed out of the rotation with Gio Gonzalez now a National. Thursday's acquisition of Gio Gonzalez — and, more specifically, the dealing away of Brad Peacock, A.J. Cole, Derrek Norris and Tommy Milone — sparked all kinds of reaction across NatsTown. There was excitement from those thrilled to…
Dec 22, 2011, 9:57 PM EDT
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has spent the last two winters desperately seeking to add another front-line starter to pitch alongside Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann in his rotation. Today, Rizzo finally got his man, but the price to acquire him was steep. Washington has agreed to acquire left-hander Gio Gonzalez from the Oakland Athletics…
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