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  1. Boras puts onus on Nats to initiate Harper, Strasburg talks

    Dec 9, 2015, 6:59 PM EST

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    NASHVILLE — If the Nationals harbor any hopes of keeping Bryce Harper in D.C. long-term, the onus will be on them to initiate negotiations, agent Scott Boras said Wednesday. “I think those are club dynamics,” Boras said during his customary gaggle with reporters on the third day of the Winter Meetings. “Whenever any team approaches…

  2. Report: Papelbon files grievance against Nationals

    Dec 6, 2015, 11:31 PM EST

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    NASHVILLE — The Nationals’ already unenviable dilemma with Jonathan Papelbon appears to have become even more complicated after a report Sunday night that the controversial closer has filed a grievance against the organization over his unpaid suspension at season’s end. Citing multiple major league sources, Boston radio station website WEEI.com reported the former Red Sox…

  3. Harper credits Desmond and Werth as mentors

    Nov 20, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Though Bryce Harper recently turned 23 years old, he is just months away from beginning his fifth season in the major leagues. That may be hard to believe for many of us, as it was not long ago that the now-MVP was taken first overall by the Nationals in the 2010 MLB Draft. Through four years, Harper…

  4. Harper points to health as key to MVP season

    Nov 19, 2015, 10:00 PM EST

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    For a player to have a season worthy of an MVP award, many things have to go right, and for Bryce Harper in 2015, just about everything did. He set career-highs in almost every statistical category and led the league in runs, homers, OBP, slugging percentage and OPS. This was all at the age of 22.…

  5. VIDEO: 1-on-1 with NL MVP Bryce Harper

    Nov 19, 2015, 9:08 PM EST

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    We knew this day was coming for awhile, but that didn’t make Thursday’s announcement of Bryce Harper as the unanimous choice for National League MVP any less significant. This kind of thing doesn’t happen around here every day. (Technically, it hadn’t happened at all since 1925.) Harper was kind enough to take a few minutes…

  6. Harper is unanimous choice as NL MVP

    Nov 19, 2015, 6:20 PM EST

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    Bryce Harper’s historic season officially was recognized Thursday evening when the young Nationals star was unanimously selected as Most Valuable Player of the National League, the sport’s highest honor for single-season performance. Harper received first-place votes on all 30 ballots submitted by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, making the dynamic right fielder…

  7. VIDEO: Mark Zuckerman talks Harper on STL

    Nov 19, 2015, 9:09 AM EST

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    Mark joined Rob Carlin and Brian Mitchell on Wednesday night’s episode of SportsTalk Live to preview tonight’s unveiling of the 2015 Most Valuable Player award for both leagues. The Nationals are likely to see Bryce Harper win the honors for the NL after his historic Age 22 season. Mark talks about Harper’s memorable year and…

  8. Harper’s MVP season deserves to be celebrated

    Nov 19, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Neither the Nationals nor their fans are likely to remember 2015 with a whole lot of fondness. This was the season a World Series favorite failed to reach the playoffs, the season a lineup full of big names was ravaged by injuries, the season the best rotation in baseball never lived up to its billing,…

  9. The Nats’ updated all-time stats leaders

    Nov 17, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    This may have been a disappointing season for the Nationals as a whole, but for a few individuals it was anything but. Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer, in particular, put together arguably the single-best offensive and pitching seasons we’ve seen since baseball returned to D.C. And even those who didn’t put up historic numbers in…

  10. Predicting the BBWAA award winners

    Nov 16, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    They’ve handed out the Gold Gloves and the Silver Sluggers and the Players Choices and awards named for Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente and Marvin Miller. Now come the most prestigious of baseball’s end-of-season honors: the BBWAA awards. MLB’s eight major awards — MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year in each…

  11. Harper wins first career Silver Slugger Award

    Nov 12, 2015, 6:11 PM EST

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    Bryce Harper added to his growing collection of hardware Thursday night, winning the first Silver Slugger Award of his career as one of the three best offensive outfielders in the National League. Harper was selected along with fellow outfielders Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates and Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies in a vote of NL…

  12. Papelbon’s issue isn’t with teammates. It’s with fans.

    Nov 12, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    There may be no more complex question facing the Nationals this winter than this: What do they do with Jonathan Papelbon? Mike Rizzo acquired the veteran closer at the trade deadline not only because the general manager thought he could help his team down the stretch but because he was signed for another season. The…

  13. Harper is MVP finalist, but no Gold Gloves for Nats

    Nov 10, 2015, 7:33 PM EST

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    Bryce Harper, to the surprise of nobody, is one of three finalists for NL MVP honors. The Nationals’ young star will have to wait another nine days to find out if he won the award, and if so, by how much margin. Harper, and teammate Wilson Ramos, did find out Tuesday evening they will not…

  14. Harper voted NL Outstanding Player by fellow big leaguers

    Nov 9, 2015, 8:59 PM EST

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    An awards season that figures to elevate Bryce Harper’s dominant performance to new levels kicked off Monday night when the Nationals’ young star was selected as his league’s best player in 2015 by a group that may carry more weight than any other: his peers. Harper was voted NL Outstanding Player of 2015 by fellow…

  15. Baker excited and well-equipped to manage Harper

    Nov 9, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Despite their 83-79 record and well-documented failings in 2015, the Nationals’ managerial opening remained an attractive one this offseason. It’s a team that is just one year removed from winning the NL East and posting the best record in the National League. They also have a pretty decent young player in Bryce Harper, who in less…

  16. Baker offers thoughts on dealing with conflict

    Nov 8, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Whether there was purpose behind it or not, Dusty Baker shared a pretty interesting anecdote during his introductory news conference Thursday. Asked about Bryce Harper, the newly named Nationals manager offered up a story about his own days as a brash, young big-leaguer and an important lesson he learned. “I wasn’t as good a player…

  17. Harper, Ramos finalists for Gold Glove awards

    Oct 29, 2015, 12:42 PM EST

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    Finalists for 2015 Gold Glove awards were announced on Thursday and two Nationals now find themselves in the top three for their respective positions. Bryce Harper has been named a finalist for NL right fielders and Wilson Ramos is in the running for catchers. Neither have won a Gold Glove before in their careers. Harper,…

  18. Roster review: Bryce Harper

    Oct 12, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    Age on Opening Day 2016: 23 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2010 draft MLB service time: 3 years, 159 days 2015 salary+bonuses: $2.5 million Contract status: Signed for $5 million in 2016, arbitration-eligible in 2017, free agent in 2019 2015 stats: 153 G, 654 PA, 118 R, 172 H, 38 2B, 1 3B, 42 HR,…

  19. Important offseason dates to consider

    Oct 11, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    This offseason should be a big one for the Nationals, who first have to find their new manager. They also have four key impending free agents to make decisions on. After that, they will have a bullpen to reconstruct and some tough calls to make when retooling their lineup. Here is a look at some…

  20. Revisiting 2015 media predictions

    Oct 10, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    This was, without question, a supremely disappointing baseball season in D.C. Yes, for the Nationals. But more importantly, for those of us who covered the team all season and completely botched our Opening Day predictions. We do this every year, and every year we’re proven wrong. But we keep coming back for more punishment every…

  21. After a disappointing 2015, what’s next for the Nats?

    Oct 9, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    The 2015 season was a massive disappointment for the Nationals, who fell short of the playoffs and a World Series title they were expected to compete for. In attempt to make sense of what went wrong for them and how they can prevent it from happening again, we’ve put together a three-part series on the…

  22. ‘Baseball in the District’ – Mark Zuckerman on a big offseason

    Oct 8, 2015, 2:07 PM EST

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    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN For our final episode of the 2015 season of ‘Baseball in the District,’ we brought Mark Zuckerman in studio to help make sense of what amounts to a lost year for the Nationals. We looked back on the season, but focused mainly on what is next, as the Nats have a…

  23. What was the turning point for the 2015 Nationals?

    Oct 8, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    The 2015 season was a massive disappointment for the Nationals, who fell short of the playoffs and a World Series title they were expected to compete for. In attempt to make sense of what went wrong for them and how they can prevent it from happening again, we’ve put together a three-part series on the…

  24. What went wrong for the Nationals in 2015?

    Oct 7, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    The 2015 season was a massive disappointment for the Nationals, who fell short of the playoffs and a World Series title they were expected to compete for. In attempt to make sense of what went wrong for them and how they can prevent it from happening again, we’ve put together a three-part series on the…

  25. Trying to make sense of a season that made little sense

    Oct 5, 2015, 6:00 AM EST

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    NEW YORK — Take the Nationals’ just-completed season on several individual merits, and the unknowing observer might well have assumed this team had cruised into the playoffs. Bryce Harper posting historic numbers that made him a potentially unanimous MVP choice? Max Scherzer throwing two no-hitters, plus a 16-strikeout 1-hitter, with a 276-to-34 strikeout-to-walk ratio that…

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