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Ron Gardenhire, Dusty Baker interested in Nationals managerial vacancy

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Asked what traits he would look for in a future manager of the Nationals, General Manager Mike Rizzo listed several, including communication, in-game tactics and leadership. Rizzo also made a...
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Jordan Zimmermann says goodbye: “Nationals fans will always be in my heart.”

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — The end of Jordan Zimmermann’s Nationals career came quietly, without much ceremony, which his how Zimmermann himself conducted business since the Nationals drafted him in 2007. He did not...
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Thanks for following along this season

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals’ 2015 season, filled with so much expectation and promise, was a crazy ride. The season seesawed wildly for six months, from the historic highs — Max Scherzer’s...
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Max Scherzer named NL Player of the Week

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — For tossing his second no-hitter, and entering the history books in doing so, Max Scherzer was named the National League Player of the Week. He struck out a Nationals-record 17 on Saturday, walked...
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Transcript: Mike Rizzo on the Matt Williams decision and what he’ll look for in the next Nationals manager

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo held a conference call to address his decision to fire Matt Williams as manager of the Nationals and not renew the contracts of any of his coaches. Below is a...
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Seven decisions that doomed Matt Williams

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — As the Nationals’ season plummeted into irrelevance, criticism of Manager Matt Williams crescendoed, drowning out his defenders, fairly or not. Doubt destroys credibility quickly when paired...
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Mike Rizzo on why his plan at the trade deadline didn’t work, and why the Mets won the NL East

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — NEW YORK — Among the moments when the 2015 Washington Nationals season pivoted was the trade deadline, when the Nationals added Jonathan Papelbon and no one else, while the Mets added Tyler...
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Bryce Harper loses NL batting title, still finishes season with historic numbers

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Even though he suffered a badly bruised shin on Saturday, Bryce Harper wanted to play the final game of the Nationals’ season. He had 99 RBI, a number he didn’t want to get stuck on,...
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Ian Desmond: ‘I’m extremely proud to say that I was a Washington National.’

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — NEW YORK — The time had come for Ian Desmond to say goodbye, his Washington Nationals career all but certainly over after Sunday’s 2015 finale at Citi Field. The last Montreal Expos...
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Wilmer Difo breaks hand during no-hitter, could have surgery

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Like much of the Nationals’ season, the extreme highs — in this case, Max Scherzer’s second no-hitter — came with some lows. Infield prospect Wilmer Difo, who was making...
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Nationals-Mets discussion thread: Game 162

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — The season ends today, with Tanner Roark against Jacob deGrom at sunny Citi Field. A day after Max Scherzer made history, the Nationals wrap up their season — which had too few highlights to...
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The final Nationals lineup of the season

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — After eight long months, including spring training, this is the end of the road. The 2015 Nationals, expected to compete for a World Series, end their season Sunday afternoon without a trip to the...
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Was Max Scherzer’s 17-strikeout gem the greatest no-hitter in baseball history?

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — FLUSHING, N.Y. — Part of baseball’s enduring appeal is ambiguity, the grey area where numbers and eras and circumstance blur, leaving statistics up for debate, rendering words like...
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Reaction to Max Scherzer’s no-hitter, his second of the season

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — FLUSHING, N.Y. — Some moments overwhelm circumstances, but they do not happen often. But as Max Scherzer struck out nine in a row, charging toward the second no-hitter of his outstanding...
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Nationals-Mets discussion thread: Game 161

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals will face Matt Harvey (13-7, 2.80 ERA) in their penultimate game of the season. The Mets are still fighting the Dodgers for home-field advantage in the NLDS. Max Scherzer, in his...
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Gio Gonzalez wraps up 2015 season with six scoreless innings

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — FLUSHING, N.Y. — After throwing six scoreless innings in his final start of 2015, Gio Gonzalez provided a simple explanation of what he must improve before his first start of 2016....
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Saturday’s Nationals-Mets lineups, Game 2

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Bryce Harper is out of the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader because he was hit on the left shin with a 97 mph fastball from Noah Syndergaard in the sixth inning. Harper stayed in the...
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What’s next for Dan Uggla?

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — FLUSHING, N.Y — When Dan Uggla arrived at Space Coast Stadium in late February, he carried doubts — some his own, some belonging to others. Could he still play? Could he still see? Had...
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Matt Williams on job status: ‘It’s not a concern of mine right now’

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Amid growing questions about his job security and the Post’s series detailing frayed relationships in the clubhouse, Manager Matt Williams said Saturday he has not spoken with anyone from...
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Nationals-Mets discussion thread: Game 160

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — The Nationals have three more games to play, and they’ll play them in two cold, rainy New York days. Friday night’s game was postponed due to rain, moved to Saturday afternoon when the...
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