Nov 20, 2010, 1:29 AM EDT
The Nationals have added Chris Marrero, Adam Carr and Cole Kimball to their 40-man roster, protecting all three players from being plucked away in next month’s Rule 5 draft. They have also lost pitcher Juan Jaime to the Diamondbacks on a waiver claim. No other players were removed from the 40-man roster, which now has…
Nov 19, 2010, 3:35 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Josh Willingham is eligible to become a free agent after next season. Sounds like a movie title, doesn't it? Or maybe a complex physics theory. In actuality, "The Willingham Conundrum" is the dilemma facing the Nationals over the next 12 months with regards to their veteran left fielder.…
Nov 18, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Matt Chico could get dropped from the 40-man roster to make room for younger prospects. It's that time of the year when baseball clubs start adding and removing guys from their 40-man roster, doing some housekeeping work in advance of the Winter Meetings. If a player is going…
Nov 17, 2010, 3:22 PM EDT
Baseball's GM meetings opened yesterday in Orlando with a flurry of activity. The Marlins traded Dan Uggla to the Braves for Omar Infante and Mike Dunn, then signed catcher John Buck to a three-year contract. The Cardinals re-signed Jake Westbrook to a two-year deal. The Mets conducted a second round of interviews with managerial candidates.…
Nov 16, 2010, 3:55 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Adam Dunn's career to this point is comparable to borderline Hall of Famers. Foxsports.com's Ken Rosenthal made a really interesting point in an article posted last night. In questioning Scott Boras for comparing Adrian Beltre to Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt, George Brett and Paul Molitor (a ridiculous…
Nov 15, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT
Had voting for the National League Rookie of the Year award taken place on August 20, Stephen Strasburg might well have won. Of course, the actual voting by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America took place right at the conclusion of the regular season, well after Strasburg had undergone Tommy John surgery. Thus,…
Nov 15, 2010, 3:25 PM EDT
Time for another update on Nationals currently playing fall or winter ball across the western hemisphere. MLB.com has a nice function that allows you to check the stats for every player from one organization on one page. You might want to bookmark this page, which has updates on 28 players from all levels of the…
Nov 12, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Elijah Dukes is one of 13 2009 Nats who didn't play in the majors this season. Way back on February 2, when this site was only two days old and had far fewer visitors than it does today, I wrote about the staggering list of players who after…
Nov 11, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT
Read an updated version with quotes from Zimmerman on CSNwashington.com Managers and coaches didn’t believe Ryan Zimmerman was the National League’s best defensive third baseman this season, but they did believe he was the NL’s best offensive player at the hot corner. Zimmerman won the Silver Slugger award this evening, the second straight year the…
Nov 11, 2010, 8:43 PM EDT
So much for the Joe Bisenius Experiment. The Nationals secured outright waivers on the reliever, who then elected to become a free agent. Thus ends Bisenius’ short-lived stint with the Nats. The 28-year-old right-hander, signed to a minor-league contract early in the season after a tryout with an independent team in his hometown of Sioux…
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- Report: Nats making lefty relievers available for trade
- Strasburg labors in return from ankle sprain
- Former Nats OF released by Texas Rangers; Ohlendorf to Triple-A
- Nats announce season-opening rotation order
- Zimmerman expects to return in 2-3 days
- Strasburg returns to mound as Nats face Mets
- Storen returns to mound after 2-week absence
- Phillies' All-Star likely to begin season on disabled list
- Report: AL Central team interested in former Nats closer Soriano
- Zimmermann contract talks "not looking good"