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  1. An employment update

    Apr 4, 2010, 6:37 PM EDT

    I mentioned the other day that I've been given the opportunity to cover the Nationals on a freelance basis this season for an established media outlet here in town. Well, I can now reveal details. The media outlet is CSNWashington.com, the online home for Comcast SportsNet. I'm excited to be able to join the talented…

  2. Wang, Detwiler, Flores on 60-day DL

    Apr 4, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT

    The Nationals have placed Chien-Ming Wang, Ross Detwiler and Jesus Flores on the 60-day disabled list and Chris Coste on the 15-day DL, some of the final moves necessary before their 25-man Opening Day roster must be submitted to Major League Baseball by 3 p.m. In placing Wang (shoulder), Detwiler (hip) and Flores (shoulder) on…

  3. 2010 MLB predictions

    Apr 4, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

    We're about 24 hours from President Obama strolling to the mound at Nationals Park (hopefully not in a White Sox jacket) and ceremoniously declaring the 2010 baseball season open, so this seems like a good time for some predictions. We'll get to some Nationals season predictions later, either this evening or first thing tomorrow. Right…

  4. Playing roster roulette

    Apr 3, 2010, 11:55 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen could still wind up pitching for the Nats before long. So the Opening Day roster is set. Garrett Mock, Willy Taveras and Jesse English will be here. Scott Olsen, Roger Bernadina and Livan Hernandez will not. Proof you can never assume anything in spring training, even…

  5. Nats vs. Red Sox — 4/3/10

    Apr 3, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Home sweet home: Nationals Park is back open for business today. Hello from 1500 South Capitol Street, otherwise known as Nationals Park, site of today's exhibition against the Boston Red Sox. It's a beautiful day here in the District, actually I'd say much nicer than most days in…

  6. Mock is fourth starter

    Apr 3, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Garrett Mock beat out Scott Olsen for the final spot in the Nats' rotation. [UPDATED AT 10:46 P.M.] The Nationals have decided to go with Garrett Mock over Scott Olsen as the final member of their Opening Day rotation, but Mock will actually pitch the season's fourth game.…

  7. Reader Q&A with Riggleman

    Apr 2, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

    As part of my fundraising campaign to cover spring training, I offered readers who contributed at least $60 the opportunity to submit a question to a member of the Nationals. Manager Jim Riggleman and four players (Ryan Zimmerman, Nyjer Morgan, John Lannan and Drew Storen) were gracious enough to participate. Readers were randomly paired up…

  8. The value of versatility

    Apr 2, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Cristian Guzman could get playing time at any of perhaps five positions. At some point on my trek up I-95 yesterday — I was probably in South Carolina at the time — I got word Cristian Guzman had played one inning in right field for the Nationals. Good…

  9. Reader Q&A with Storen

    Apr 2, 2010, 1:00 AM EDT

    As part of my fundraising campaign to cover spring training, I offered readers who contributed at least $60 the opportunity to submit a question to a member of the Nationals. Manager Jim Riggleman and four players (Ryan Zimmerman, Nyjer Morgan, John Lannan and Drew Storen) were gracious enough to participate. Readers were randomly paired up…

  10. The plan for the season

    Apr 1, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR THE REGULAR SEASON VIERA, Fla. — Six weeks ago, the Washington Nationals convened here for the start of spring training. Stephen Strasburg had yet to face a big-league hitter. Same for Drew Storen. Ross Detwiler was a contender for a spot in the Opening Day rotation. Livan Hernandez was unemployed.…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB MN
x-WASHINGTON 87 63 -- 0
ATLANTA 75 76 12.5
MIAMI 73 77 14.0
NEW YORK 73 79 15.0
PHILADELPHIA 69 81 18.0
Through Tuesday's early games
x-Clinched division title
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
WED: Nats at Braves, 7:10 p.m.
THU: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
FRI: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
MON: OFF
TUE: Mets at Nats 7:05 p.m.
Full season schedule

Mark joins Rob Carlin and Joe Orsulak every Thursday at 4 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet for a half-hour show on the Nats, Orioles and rest of MLB. Re-airs Thursdays at 11:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

ON THE RADIO

As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2014 schedule (subject to change)...

MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

*All times Eastern. You can also listen to the station on 94.3 FM, 92.7 FM and online at ESPN980.com. Click here for past audio clips.

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