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  1. Significant moment No. 2: Souza saves JZ’s no-hitter

    Dec 30, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    As we count down the final days of 2014, we’re counting down the 10 most significant moments of the year for the Nationals. These aren’t necessarily positive (or negative) moments, merely significant in the big picture and defined the Nationals’ year. We continue today with significant moment No. 2: Jordan Zimmermann’s no-hitter, capped by Steven…

  2. Significant moment No. 5: The kids step up in October

    Dec 27, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    As we count down the final days of 2014, we’re counting down the 10 most significant moments of the year for the Nationals. These aren’t necessarily positive (or negative) moments, merely significant in the big picture and defined the Nationals’ year. We continue today with significant moment No. 5: Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon rising…

  3. Nats sign Uggla to minor-league contract

    Dec 26, 2014, 11:52 AM EDT

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    Updated at 3:07 p.m. Dan Uggla once was one of the most-productive second basemen in baseball. He hasn’t staked claim to that designation in quite awhile, but Mike Rizzo is willing to give him a chance to re-establish himself with the Nationals. The Nationals signed Uggla to a minor-league contract with an invitation to big-league…

  4. Significant moment No. 6: 10 in a row

    Dec 26, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    As we count down the final days of 2014, we’re counting down the 10 most significant moments of the year for the Nationals. These aren’t necessarily positive (or negative) moments, merely significant in the big picture and defined the Nationals’ year. We continue today with significant moment No. 6: The Nats’ 10th straight win, which…

  5. Significant moment No. 7: Harper benched for ‘lack of hustle’

    Dec 25, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    As we count down the final days of 2014, we’re counting down the 10 most significant moments of the year for the Nationals. These aren’t necessarily positive (or negative) moments, merely significant in the big picture and defined the Nationals’ year. We continue today with significant moment No. 7: Matt Williams’ benching of Bryce Harper…

  6. Significant moment No. 8: Span sets club record for hits

    Dec 24, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    As we count down the final days of 2014, we’re counting down the 10 most significant moments of the year for the Nationals. These aren’t necessarily positive (or negative) moments, merely significant in the big picture and defined the Nationals’ year. We continue today with significant moment No. 8: Denard Span setting a new club…

  7. Nats sign Stewart to minor deal, make scouting promotions

    Dec 23, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

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    The Nationals have signed Ian Stewart to a minor-league contract, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy, adding a veteran infielder who potentially could serve as a left-handed backup to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and third baseman Anthony Rendon. Stewart, 29, is a career .229 hitter in parts of seven big-league seasons with the Rockies, Cubs…

  8. Significant moment No. 9: Soriano out, Storen in

    Dec 23, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    As we count down the final days of 2014, we’re counting down the 10 most significant moments of the year for the Nationals. These aren’t necessarily positive (or negative) moments, merely significant in the big picture and defined the Nationals’ year. We continue today with significant moment No. 9: Drew Storen replacing Rafael Soriano as…

  9. Nats sign veteran reliever Bell to minor-league contract

    Dec 22, 2014, 12:40 PM EDT

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    The Nationals have signed veteran reliever Heath Bell to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, a club source confirmed Monday afternoon. Bell — who announced the news via a self-written essay on The Players’ Tribune, a website for athletes created by Derek Jeter following his retirement in October — was a 3-time…

  10. Significant moment No. 10: Roark makes the rotation

    Dec 22, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    As we count down the final days of 2014, we’re counting down the 10 most significant moments of the year for the Nationals. These aren’t necessarily positive (or negative) moments, merely significant in the big picture and defined the Nationals’ year. We begin today with significant moment No. 10: The decision to put Ross Detwiler…

  11. USO trip abroad “life-changing” for Fister

    Dec 21, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Doug Fister grew up in central California and still calls it home. He pitched in Seattle and Detroit earlier in his career and enjoyed both cities. But there’s something particularly special about pitching in Washington for Fister, who has tried to make the most of his time living in the nation’s capital. Prominent politicians and…

  12. UPDATED: Trade official, Turner stays with Padres til June

    Dec 19, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

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    Updated at 3:29 p.m. The complex, 3-team, 11-player trade that was agreed upon Wednesday is now official. But the prized shortstop prospect the Nationals will be receiving as part of the deal still can’t join his new organization for another six months. The Nationals announced their end of the trade Friday, with outfielder Steven Souza…

  13. How the Turner trade impacts the Desmond decision

    Dec 18, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    If the Nationals were trying to find a potential long-term replacement at shortstop should Ian Desmond leave one year from now, they certainly found themselves an intriguing candidate Wednesday in Trea Turner. The 21-year-old — one of two players the Nationals acquired from the Padres as part of the 3-team, 11-player trade that also sends…

  14. Nats get Turner, Ross from Padres; send Souza, Ott to Rays

    Dec 17, 2014, 6:38 PM EDT

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    Addressing a major organizational hole while dealing from a significant strength, the Nationals have agreed to be part of a 3-team trade with the Rays and Padres that will send outfielder Steven Souza Jr. to Tampa Bay and bring top shortstop prospect Trea Turner to Washington. The complex, 11-player deal, which is headlined by San…

  15. Souza’s name crops up in Rays-Padres trade rumor

    Dec 17, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

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    There’s a growing amount of evidence to suggest the Tampa Bay Rays are closing in on a trade that would send 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers to the San Diego Padres for a package of players. And there’s also a growing sense around the baseball world that if and when that trade…

  16. Storen appreciates vote of confidence in him

    Dec 16, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Two winters ago, in the wake of a difficult postseason debut in which he gave up the runs that handed the Cardinals a 5-game NLDS victory over the Nationals, Drew Storen watched helplessly as general manager Mike Rizzo brought in a new closer, relegating him to a lesser relief role. So forgive Storen if privately…

  17. Harper, Nats agree to 2-year contract, avoid grievance

    Dec 15, 2014, 9:17 AM EDT

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    Avoiding a grievance hearing that was set for Tuesday, the Nationals and Bryce Harper settled on their own late Sunday night, agreeing to a 2-year, $7.5 million contract that establishes the star outfielder’s salaries for both the 2015 and 2016 seasons, a source familiar with the deal confirmed. The two sides had been setting themselves…

  18. Zimmerman ready to embrace first base

    Dec 15, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Ryan Zimmerman has always understood the value of a good first baseman. And he’s determined to become one himself, now that he knows once and for all he’ll be moving across the diamond on a permanent basis. “I’ve been lucky to play with a couple really good first basemen,” the long-time third baseman said Saturday…

  19. VIDEO: Talking roster decisions and Harper’s no-show

    Dec 14, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    There were no shortage of topics to discuss Saturday at NatsFest, some of it related to on-the-field matters, some of it related to off-the-field matters. Sebastian Salazar and I addressed several pressing issues in this segment that aired on Comcast SportsNet. We talk about the biggest dilemma facing the Nationals right now (sign pending free…

  20. Rizzo hasn’t been contacted by Blue Jays about opening

    Dec 13, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT

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    The Nationals haven’t been contacted at all by the Blue Jays regarding any potential interest in Mike Rizzo for their team president position, a source with direct knowledge said Saturday afternoon. A report by ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick earlier in the day said Toronto has “expressed interest” in Rizzo as a candidate to replace Paul Beeston…

  21. Rizzo “disappointed” Harper a no-show for NatsFest

    Dec 13, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT

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    Updated at 5:05 p.m. Bryce Harper was a no-show Saturday at NatsFest, deciding not to make a public appearance only three days before a scheduled salary grievance hearing between the star outfielder and the organization. Harper was originally listed among more than 20 Nationals players who were scheduled to appear at the club’s annual winter…

  22. Live from NatsFest

    Dec 13, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

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    Hello from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, home once again to NatsFest. There was a huge line of fans snaking around the floor level of the center waiting to get in before doors opened to season ticket holders, so it looks like there’s going to be a big turnout today. Most every player of…

  23. UPDATED: Nats trade Detwiler to Texas for 2 minor leaguers

    Dec 11, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT

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    Updated at 6:08 p.m. Ross Detwiler, whom the Nationals drafted No. 6 in the country seven years ago but never fully developed into the front-line starting pitcher they hoped, has seen his time with the organization come to an end. Detwiler was traded to the Rangers on Thursday afternoon for a pair of minor leaguers,…

  24. Nothing gained, nothing lost in Rule 5 draft

    Dec 11, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    SAN DIEGO — A Winter Meetings that saw the Nationals sign zero free agents and make zero trades concluded Thursday morning with zero players selected and zero players lost in both the major-league and minor-league portions of the annual Rule 5 draft. It’s the first time that has happened in club history, but it’s perhaps…

  25. Market for second basemen is thinning

    Dec 11, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    SAN DIEGO — The Nationals will have a starting second baseman by the time Opening Day rolls around, whether they sign a free agent, pull off a trade or even move Anthony Rendon back to the position (creating a hole at third base in the process). But the market for second basemen thinned some in…

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