Dec 8, 2010, 1:11 PM EDT
Updated at 10:10 a.m. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Cubs came to terms with Carlos Pena on a one-year contract early this morning, taking one of the Nationals' top first base targets off the market and putting pressure on them to now sign Adam LaRoche. Pena, whose name had been linked to the Nationals…
Dec 8, 2010, 12:57 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Several clubs have expressed interest in Roger Bernadina, but the Nats still like the outfielder. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — We interrupt today's never-ending string of Cliff Lee rumors to discuss other actual moves being discussed by the Nationals at the Winter Meetings… – Lee is by no…
Dec 7, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT
Updated at 4:50 p.m. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — How serious are the Nationals about attempting to lure Cliff Lee to D.C.? Enough to meet in person with the pitcher's agent for the second time this week at the Winter Meetings. General manager Mike Rizzo met with agent Darek Braunecker this afternoon at the Swan…
Dec 7, 2010, 5:31 PM EDT
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Nationals are seriously interested in signing Cliff Lee. Just not serious enough to give the prized free agent pitcher a seven-year contract. While the Nationals will likely make a formal contract offer to Lee in the coming days, club sources said they will not include a seventh year in…
Dec 7, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As Day 2 of the Winter Meetings gets underway, here are some Tuesday morning goodies to munch on with your breakfast… – If the Nationals truly are serious about making their second gargantuan splash of the offseason by signing Cliff Lee, they may need only to inform the left-hander they're…
Dec 7, 2010, 12:53 AM EDT
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Nationals’ signing of Jayson Werth to a massive, $126 million contract could have a profound domino effect on the club’s overall plan for the rest of the offseason. It opens the door for other prominent free agents to take the Nationals seriously after previously considering the perennial last-place club…
Dec 6, 2010, 5:55 PM EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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…
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