Jan 5, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo The Nationals have highly recognizable players who should bring fans to the park. You don't have to be an avid sports fan to know that the state of athletics in Washington right now absolutely stinks. The Redskins just wrapped up another lousy season — did you know they've averaged a pathetic 6.8…
Jan 4, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT
The Nationals have signed right-hander Dan Cortes to a minor-league contract, according to Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein. (No, not the hunky '90s actor who played Elaine's "mimbo" boyfriend on Seinfeld. That's Dan Cortese.) Cortes, 24, is a hard-throwing reliever who saw limited big-league action each of the last two seasons with the Mariners, going a…
Jan 4, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Roger Bernadina could compete for the one open spot in the Nationals' lineup. There are all sorts of ways to measure progress for a franchise trying to overcome years of losing records and catapult itself into contention, but here's one simple method: Look at how many roster spots will be up for…
Jan 3, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Jayson Werth's salary increases from $13 million in 2012 to $21 million by 2015. One of the major ramifications of the Nationals signing an elite free agent to a mammoth contract (ie. Prince Fielder) is the effect it may or may not have on the club's ability to retain its current core…
Jan 3, 2012, 2:11 AM EDT
US Presswire photo The market for free agent Prince Fielder hasn't developed as everyone expected. Could the Nationals sign Prince Fielder? Sure. They've got the resources to do that. Having the ability to lock up the biggest name remaining on the free-agent market, however, doesn't always lead to actually acquiring said player. Nor does it…
Jan 2, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman vows to be more careful running the bases in 2012. And so, at long last, 2012 has arrived. I can no longer refer to how the Nationals performed "this year." Anything that happened in 2011 now took place "last year." Hope everyone out there had an enjoyable and safe New…
Dec 30, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Jim Riggleman's resignation minutes after a walk-off win? Doesn't get much stranger. OK, we've run through the greatest moments of the year and we've looked at the worst moments of the year. Now, before we tie a bow on 2011 and move ahead to the promise of 2012, we take one final…
Dec 29, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Livan Hernandez gets yanked after blowing an 8-0 lead to the Cubs on July 7. Yesterday, we looked at the Nationals' best moments of 2011, and there was little doubt what moment you all felt topped them all. The September four-game sweep of the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park easily won the…
Dec 28, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Wilson Ramos' June 21 walk-off homer against Seattle was a high point of the year. There really are only three things that happen in the baseball world during the final week of December: 1) Front offices are closed, resulting in a decided lack of Hot Stove news, 2) Hall of Fame ballots…
Dec 27, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper still remains as the organization's top prospect. Last week's acquisition of Gio Gonzalez cost the Nationals four of their best prospects: right-handers Brad Peacock and A.J. Cole, left-hander Tommy Milone and catcher Derek Norris. And in the immediate aftermath of the trade, skeptics wondered whether a Nationals' farm system that…
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