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  1. World Series Game 3: Royals at Giants

    Oct 24, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 3: KANSAS CITY ROYALS at SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Series: Series tied at 1-1 Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 62 degrees, wind 9 mph Starting pitchers: KC RHP Jeremy Guthrie (13-11, 4.13) / SF RHP Tim Hudson (9-13, 3.57) After two blowout games to begin the World Series, the Giants and Royals…

  2. Roster review: Jose Lobaton

    Oct 24, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Age on Opening Day 2015: 30 How acquired: Trade from Rays with LHP Felipe Rivero and OF Drew Vettleson for RHP Nathan Karns MLB service time: 3 years, 138 days 2014 salary+bonuses: $900,000 Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2015, free agent in 2018 2014 stats: 66 G, 230 PA, 18 R, 50 H, 9 2B, 0…

  3. NatsFest details announced

    Oct 23, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

    NatsFest

    The Nationals are holding their annual NatsFest a little earlier than usual this offseason. The annual event which is normally hosted just weeks before the team heads to spring training will now be on Dec. 13 at the Walter E. Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Earlier this year before the 2014 season, the Nats held the event in…

  4. LaRoche, Span named Gold Glove finalists

    Oct 23, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

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    Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche and center fielder Denard Span have been named Gold Glove finalists for the 2014 season by Rawlings. The group of finalists was announced on Thursday. LaRoche – who won the award in 2012 – is up against Justin Morneau of the Rockies and Adrian Gonzalez of the Dodgers. Span –…

  5. Roster review: Wilson Ramos

    Oct 23, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Age on Opening Day 2015: 27 How acquired: Trade from Twins for RHP Matt Capps, July 2010 MLB service time: 4 years, 47 days 2014 salary+bonuses: $2.1 million Contract status: Arbitration-eligible in 2015, free agent in 2017 2014 stats: 88 G, 361 PA, 32 R, 91 H, 12 2B, 0 3B, 11 HR, 47 RBI,…

  6. Roster review: Ryan Zimmerman

    Oct 22, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Age on Opening Day 2015: 30 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2005 draft MLB service time: 9 years, 32 days 2014 salary+bonuses: $14 million Contract status: Signed for $14 million in 2015, $14 million in 2016, $14 million in 2017, $14 million in 2018, $18 million in 2019, $18 million club option or $2 million…

  7. Palm Beach approves funding for Nats/Astros complex

    Oct 21, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

    The Nationals’ longstanding search for a new spring training home took a potentially significant positive step forward Tuesday when Palm Beach County commissioners voted to approve funding for a complex that would house both the Nats and Houston Astros. By a vote of 5-2, the county commissioners approved to allocate $108 million in hotel tax…

  8. Williams wins Sporting News manager of year award

    Oct 21, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT

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    Matt Williams was named NL Manager of the Year in the Sporting News’ annual poll of fellow big-league skippers, perhaps a precursor to his winning MLB’s official Manager of the Year award next month. Williams beat out the Cardinals’ Mike Matheny and the Marlins’ Mike Redmond for the Sporting News award, announced today by the…

  9. Roster review: Adam LaRoche

    Oct 21, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Age on Opening Day 2015: 35 How acquired: Free agent, Jan. 2013 MLB service time: 11 years 2014 salary+bonuses: $12 million Contract status: $15 million mutual option (or $2 million buyout) in 2015, free agent in 2016. 2014 stats: 140 G, 586 PA, 73 R, 128 H, 19 2B, 0 3B, 26 HR, 92 RBI,…

  10. Previewing and predicting the 2014 World Series

    Oct 20, 2014, 3:17 PM EDT

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    The Fall Classic is upon us, and while we don’t know yet whether the 2014 World Series will prove to be a classic, we do know it will provide a most unexpected and interesting matchup. Best as we can tell, nobody correctly predicted a World Series between the Giants and Royals back on Opening Day.…

  11. Roster review: Ian Desmond

    Oct 20, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Age on Opening Day 2015: 29 How acquired: 3rd round pick, 2004 draft MLB service time: 5 years, 27 days 2014 salary+bonuses: $6.5 million Contract status: Signed for $11 million in 2015, free agent in 2016 2014 stats: 154G, 648 PA, 73 R, 151 H, 26 2B, 3 3B, 24 HR, 91 RBI, 24 SB,…

  12. Roster review: Asdrubal Cabrera

    Oct 19, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Age on Opening Day 2015: 29 How acquired: Traded from Indians for INF Zach Walters, July 2014 MLB service time: 7 years, 27 days 2014 salary+bonuses: $10 million (Indians paid entire salary) Contract status: Free agent 2014 stats (total): 146 G, 616 PA, 74 R, 133 H, 31 2B, 4 3B, 14 HR, 61 RBI,…

  13. Important offseason dates to keep in mind

    Oct 18, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

    Associated Press

    While the Giants and Royals get set to play the 2014 World Series, the Nationals and 27 other MLB teams are in the early stages of their offseason. Here is a look at some important dates to keep in mind while you wait the four long months before pitchers and catchers report to spring training…

  14. Roster review: Anthony Rendon

    Oct 18, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Age on Opening Day 2015: 24 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2011 draft MLB service time: 1 year, 130 days 2014 salary+bonuses: $1.8 million Contract status: Club option for 2015, likely Super-2 arbitration-eligible in 2016, free agent in 2020. 2014 Stats: 153 G, 683 PA, 111 R, 176 H, 39 2B, 6 3B, 21 HR,…

  15. LaRoche would love to finish his career with Nats

    Oct 17, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

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    Adam LaRoche checked in with CSN last night on SportsTalk Live with Brian Mitchell. The first baseman talked about a variety of subjects as part of a promotion for a baseball complex he built back home in Kansas for local kids. Before getting to his charitable work, LaRoche discussed how he is rooting for his…

  16. Roster review: Jayson Werth

    Oct 17, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Age on Opening Day 2015: 35 How acquired: Free agent, Dec. 2010 MLB service time: 11 years, 102 days 2014 salary+bonuses: $20 million Contract status: Signed for $21 million in 2015, $21 million in 2016, $21 million in 2017, free agent in 2018 2014 stats: 147 G, 629 PA, 85 R, 156 H, 37 2B,…

  17. Baseball in the District – Offseason preview with Zuckerman & Loverro

    Oct 16, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT

    Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

    ‘Baseball in the District’ is back for an offseason preview show, as Tim Murray of ESPN 980 and I welcomed in Mark Zuckerman and Thom Loverro as guests to look ahead to 2015. Mark was great on the Nationals’ priority list for this offseason, what went wrong for the Nats in the NLDS and how…

  18. Roster review: Denard Span

    Oct 16, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Age on Opening Day 2015: 31 How acquired: Trade from Twins for RHP Alex Meyer, Nov. 2012 MLB service time: 6 years, 111 days 2014 salary+bonuses: $6.5 million Contract status: $9 million club option (or $500,000 buyout) in 2015, free agent in 2016 2014 Stats: 147 G, 668 PA, 94 R, 184 H, 39 2B,…

  19. Roster review: Bryce Harper

    Oct 15, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Age on Opening Day 2015: 22 How acquired: 1st round pick, 2010 draft MLB service time: 2 years, 159 days 2014 salary+bonuses: $2.15 million Contract status: Signed for $2.25 million in 2015, arbitration-eligible in 2016, free agent in 2019 2014 Stats: 100 G, 395 PA, 41 R, 96 H, 10 2B, 2 3B, 13 HR,…

  20. Offseason storyline No. 5: End of the road for some?

    Oct 14, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    As the Nationals transition into offseason mode, so do we (a little sooner than any of us expected). Over a five-day stretch, we’ll run through the five biggest storylines of the winter for this club, concluding today with the No. 5 storyline: Might the Nats part ways with three once-touted prospects (Ross Detwiler, Danny Espinosa,…

  21. Offseason storyline No. 4: Bolster the bullpen?

    Oct 13, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    As the Nationals transition into offseason mode, so do we (a little sooner than any of us expected). Over a five-day stretch, we’ll run through the five biggest storylines of the winter for this club, continuing today with the No. 4 storyline: Wondering whether one of the majors’ best bullpens might be bolstered even more…

  22. Offseason storyline No. 3: What’s on second?

    Oct 12, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    As the Nationals transition into offseason mode, so do we (a little sooner than any of us expected). Over a five-day stretch, we’ll run through the five biggest storylines of the winter for this club, continuing today with the No. 3 storyline: Figuring out who will play the one starting position on the field that…

  23. Offseason storyline No. 2: Lock up Desmond, Zimmermann?

    Oct 11, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    As the Nationals transition into offseason mode, so do we (a little sooner than any of us expected). Over a five-day stretch, we’ll run through the five biggest storylines of the winter for this club, continuing today with the No. 2 storyline: Attempting to sign Ian Desmond, Jordan Zimmermann and/or Doug Fister to long-term extensions…

  24. ALCS Game 1: Royals at Orioles

    Oct 10, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT

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    ALCS GAME 1: KANSAS CITY ROYALS at BALTIMORE ORIOLES Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Light rain, 58 degrees, Wind 0 mph Starting pitchers: KC RHP James Shields (14-8, 3.21) / BAL RHP Chris Tillman (13-6, 3.34) Neither the Kansas City Royals or the Baltimore Orioles have been to the World Series since the…

  25. 90th anniversary of Senators’ WS title

    Oct 10, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT

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    Today, October 10th, is the 90th anniversary of the only World Series championship captured by a D.C. baseball team. It was 1924 and the Washington Senators took care of the New York Giants in seven games. We thought it was a good time to catch up with Frederic Frommer of The Associated Press, an expert…

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