Dec 5, 2010, 10:12 PM EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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 EDT
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…
Dec 2, 2010, 4:20 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats' offseason needs would look a lot different if Stephen Strasburg was healthy. It seems as though the Nationals' 2010-11 offseason ultimately will be judged on two issues: Did they re-sign Adam Dunn (or at least acquire someone else of equal or greater value), and did they…
Dec 1, 2010, 9:12 PM EDT
Nearly one month into the offseason, the market for free agent Adam Dunn remains unclear. The Nationals have had a three-year offer on the table since midsummer, but Dunn has been seeking a four-year deal. To date, no club has acknowledged making a four-year offer to the 31-year-old slugger. Complicating matters is Dunn’s stated desire…
Dec 1, 2010, 4:45 AM EDT
Adam Dunn declined the Nationals' arbitration offer tonight, a procedural move that doesn't prevent the free agent first baseman from re-signing with Washington but does ensure the club will get draft pick compensation if he leaves. The Nationals had submitted the arbitration offer last week. Dunn, like all current free agents, had until 11:59 p.m.…
Nov 30, 2010, 3:38 PM EDT
Photo courtesy Bill Scheuerman The Nats face a tough decision with Chien-Ming Wang, who never pitched in 2010. As everyone agonizes over another free agent pitcher coming off the market — Jorge de la Rosa has re-signed with the Rockies for perhaps as much as three years and $32 million — and awaits confirmation that…
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