Jan 24, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche appeared in only 43 games last season due to a shoulder injury. As Prince Fielder's never-ending search for a new club threatens to enter its fourth month — did you know he officially became a free agent on Nov. 3? — the man who was supposed to be the Nationals'…
Jan 23, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Livan Hernandez owns two of the four 200-inning seasons by Nats pitchers. Baseball loves to make a big deal out of round numbers. Think about all the key career milestones: 3,000 hits, 500 homers, 300 wins. A team that wins 100 games gets a whole lot more credit than one that "only"…
Jan 20, 2012, 9:34 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Michael Morse was rewarded for his breakthrough season. Updated at 8:21 p.m. The Nationals have agreed to a two-year, $10.5 million extension with outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse, the club announced this afternoon. The two sides actually reached the agreement prior to Tuesday's arbitration filing deadline. The contract, however, was contingent upon Morse…
Jan 20, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman, to no one's surprise, leads several statistical categories. With each passing year, the Nationals begin to establish more and more of their own identity. When they first arrived in town in 2005, they were still the relocated Montreal Expos. Now that seven full seasons have elapsed, though, the franchise's history…
Jan 19, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Prince Fielder still hasn't signed with anyone yet. Prince Fielder officially became a free agent 2 1/2 months ago, yet the burly slugger has yet to sign with anyone. And, truth be told, we really have no clearer idea today where he's going to wind up than we did way back in…
Jan 19, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg threw his first bullpen session of 2012 yesterday. There have been all sorts of recurring storylines and oft-mentioned Nationals players this offseason. We've talked plenty about Bryce Harper and Gio Gonzalez and Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos. We've talked a fair share about Jayson Werth and Michael Morse and Adam…
Jan 18, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Yu Darvish could cost the Rangers as much as $121.7 million in the end. The Rangers and Yu Darvish had a 30-day window to work out a contract. They wound up using 29 days and more than 23 hours to get a deal done. Darvish agreed to a six-year, $60 million…
Jan 18, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo The Nats haven't played on Sunday night since the 2008 opener at Nationals Park. It looks like the programming folks at ESPN are taking notice of the Nationals at long last. The network announced this morning the Nats will make at least two appearances on Sunday Night Baseball this season, their…
Jan 18, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Davey Johnson's roster has only a few question marks at this stage of the offseason. If this long, cold winter has got you down — er, actually, there's been very little cold to speak of in D.C. this winter — here are some words that should perk you up: Pitchers and catchers…
Jan 18, 2012, 12:18 AM EDT
Unable to come to terms on one-year contracts in advance of today's deadline, the Nationals and left fielder Michael Morse and left-hander John Lannan submitted formal arbitration figures to Major League Baseball. Morse, coming off a breakthrough season in which he led the club with a .303 average, 31 homers and 95 RBI and ranked…
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