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  1. How close is Harper?

    Nov 4, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire file photo Bryce Harper is tearing up the Arizona Fall League. This just in: Bryce Harper is really good. OK, so that's not exactly breaking news, but what the 19-year-old phenom has been doing for the last week in Arizona is bordering on the ludicrous. After going 3-for-3 with a homer and two…

  2. Wang returns to Nats on 1-year deal

    Nov 3, 2011, 10:04 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Chien-Ming Wang went 4-3 with a 4.04 ERA in 11 starts. The Nationals have agreed to a one-year contract with right-hander Chien-Ming Wang, according to a club source, finalizing a deal that had been in the works for weeks. The deal, which is still pending a physical, includes a guaranteed $4 million…

  3. Beltway Baseball Live – 11/3/11

    Nov 3, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    The Hot Stove League is officially underway — free agents were allowed to begin negotiating with all clubs at 12:01 a.m. today — and there’s no shortage of topics to discuss about the Nationals. Chase Hughes and I delved into a bunch of topics this afternoon on our latest live edition of Beltway Baseball. We…

  4. Astros claim Bixler off waivers

    Nov 3, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT

    The Astros have claimed utilityman Brian Bixler off waivers from the Nationals. Bixler, 29, hit .205 with two RBI in 79 games this season, proving a versatile backup who saw action at six different positions: shortstop, third base, first base and all three outfield spots. The Nationals placed him on waivers earlier this week, clearing…

  5. Making sense of the free agent market

    Nov 3, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Lefty Mark Buehrle could be an top target of the Nationals this winter. One hundred sixty-six major-league free agents were free to begin negotiating with any club they wanted at 12:01 a.m. today, the unofficial commencement of baseball's Hot Stove League. But before you start scouring flight path websites to see where…

  6. Wang about to hit open market

    Nov 2, 2011, 9:03 PM EDT

    Barring a last-minute deal that neither side expects to happen, Chien-Ming Wang will hit the open market later tonight. The veteran right-hander is one of eight recently declared free agents on the Nationals roster who will be free to negotiate with other clubs when the clock strikes midnight. Wang is joined by fellow right-handers Livan…

  7. ’12 payroll should increase

    Nov 2, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo John Lannan stands to earn a sizable raise through arbitration. Mike Rizzo was asked during a conference call with reporters last week what kind of budget he's been given for next year's payroll. The Nationals general manager politely declined to divulge any numbers, saying only that he has been given parameters by…

  8. Harper, Norris in AFL Rising Stars Game

    Nov 1, 2011, 9:03 PM EDT

    Outfielder Bryce Harper and catcher Derek Norris have been chosen to represent the Nationals in Saturday’s Arizona Fall League “Rising Stars Game.” The event, something of an all-star game for the AFL, will be televised live on MLB Network at 8 p.m. EDT. Harper has been on a tear at the plate since a sluggish…

  9. Expectations raised

    Nov 1, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Davey Johnson expects to do this plenty of times in 2012. When Davey Johnson, asked Monday what his expectation for the Nationals will be next season, responded that he'd be "sorely disappointed" if they don't contend for the NL pennant, you might have predicted the response to sound something like a pack…

  10. Johnson will return in 2012 [updated]

    Oct 31, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Davey Johnson has lofty expectations for the Nationals next season. Updated at 1:40 p.m. Davey Johnson knew for sure he wanted to return to manage the Nationals during the final weeks of September, as his club surged toward its best record in six years. And now that he knows he’ll officially be…

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