Aug 16, 2011, 4:16 AM EDT
Updated at 2:12 a.m. From the moment they assumed control of the Nationals organization in the summer of 2006, the Lerner family insisted they would be as committed as any other club in baseball to building a winning franchise through the draft, scouting and player development. They had taken plenty of steps along the way…
Aug 16, 2011, 1:41 AM EDT
As the clock ticks toward midnight, the Nationals have completed the first of what should be several down-to-the-wire draft pick signings. Left-hander Kylin Turnbull, the organization's fourth-round pick in June, has agreed to a deal that includes a $325,000 signing bonus, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. That's about $100,000 over the MLB-recommended "slot"…
Aug 16, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT
Stephen Strasburg, as expected, will make his next rehab start Wednesday night at low-Class A Hagerstown, returning to the site of his first outing 10 days prior. The Suns made the official announcement on their website: Strasburg will face the Lexington Legends at 7:05 p.m. The right-hander is expected to pitch four innings or about…
Aug 15, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
US Presswire file photo Anthony Rendon has until midnight to sign with the Nationals. It's August 15, and that can mean only one thing: The deadline for all picks from this summer's draft to sign has arrived. All teams have until midnight to lock up their draft choices or else lose the rights to them,…
Aug 14, 2011, 3:28 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa, like many of his teammates, was in need of today’s rainout. Updated at 12:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA — Heavy rain forced the postponement of Sunday’s series finale at Citizens Bank Park, the creation of a day-night doubleheader Sept. 20 and a nearly 72-hour window in which the Nationals won’t play a…
Aug 14, 2011, 4:07 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Ryan Howard crosses the plate after homering in the first inning. PHILADELPHIA — By sheer virtue of being born in the state of New York, John Lannan is required to hate any and all things affiliated with the city of Philadelphia. So his disgust for the Phillies and Citizens Bank Park was…
Aug 13, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan faces Roy Oswalt tonight if the weather cooperates. PHILADELPHIA — Hello from Citizens Bank Park, where it's been raining on and off. The forecast shows a potential window of clearing around the time of tonight's game, but tomorrow doesn't look good at all. We'll just have…
Aug 13, 2011, 12:04 AM EDT
Updated at 11:05 p.m. WOODBRIDGE, Va. — If everything goes according to plan, Stephen Strasburg will be pitching for the Washington Nationals in about four weeks. Anyone among the overflow crowd of 8,619 who watched the rehabbing right-hander toss three spectacular innings Friday night for the Class A Potomac Nationals would have sworn he’s ready…
Aug 12, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces Cole Hamels tonight at Citizens Bank Park. As if the challenge facing the Nationals this weekend in Philadelphia wasn't tough enough, they're going to have to go up against the NL East division leaders tonight without their best hitter. Though X-rays taken on Michael…
Aug 12, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg makes his second rehab start tonight at Pfitzner Stadium. WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Hello from Pfitzner Stadium, home of the Class A Potomac Nationals and site tonight of Stephen Strasburg's second rehab start. I've jumped off the major-league Nationals beat for one day to cover this game,…
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