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The implications of the Steven Souza Jr. trade

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — At some point, likely later on Thursday after the physicals are done, the Nationals will officially announce an 11-player trade with the Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres. Wil Myers, the 2013...
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Nationals to send Steven Souza Jr. to Rays, to receive Trea Turner, Joe Ross from Padres

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes and James Wagner) — In an 11-player, three-team deal that hinged mostly on 2013 American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers, the Nationals managed to pry away a potential shortstop of the future without hurting...
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Drew Storen ready to enter 2015 as closer

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Any Nationals fan knows Drew Storen’s been through the throes of late-inning failure and the thrill of crunch-time success. He’s been sent down and brought up, struggled in the majors...
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Baseball America names Lucas Giolito Nationals’ Top Prospect

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — When Baseball America releases its top 10 ranking of each organization’s prospects each winter, people around the game take notice. Trusted as the go-to source regarding prospects, the...
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Nationals announce spring training report dates

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — In just over two months, spring training will begin in Viera, Fla. The Washington Nationals announced that pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 19. Position players will report on Feb. 24....
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Palm Beach County okays negotiations for land swap for Astros-Nationals spring training site

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Palm Beach County voted Tuesday to continue negotiations and potentially make an unsolicited offer to the city of West Palm Beach for a land swap that could give the Nationals and Astros the...
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Jordan Zimmermann says meeting with Nationals went ‘well’ but a ‘lot of talking’ to go before extension

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — While negotiations with stars such as Ian Desmond or Doug Fister have been sporadic at best, the Nationals established last week that they were willing and eager to talk about an extension for...
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Thomas Boswell on Bryce Harper and the Nats’ offseason

The Washington Post (Thomas Boswell) — The Washington Nationals could have been preparing for a contentious grievance hearing with star outfielder on Tuesday, but avoided such a fate by settling with Bryce Harper on a two-year, $7.5...
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Ryan Zimmerman ready for healthy 2015 as Nationals’ first baseman

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Perhaps this moment in Game 2 of the National League Division Series has slipped your mind by now — there was, after all, quite a bit to keep track of that afternoon/evening — but in...
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NY judge grants MASN partial discovery in dispute with MLB, Nationals

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — NEW YORK — A New York Supreme Court granted partial discovery Monday to Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, forcing Major League Baseball to hand over documents relating to the longstanding dispute...
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Scott Boras on Bryce Harper’s settlement, Mike Rizzo’s comment, a future fan event

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Bryce Harper and the Nationals avoided a grievance hearing over his 2015 salary with a deal late Sunday night, when General Manager Mike Rizzo and Harper’s agent, Scott Boras, completed the...
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Amid trade rumors, Tyler Clippard hopes to stay

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — For the past five seasons, Tyler Clippard has been a staple of durability and reliability of late-inning relief in an era in which late-inning relievers have grown more coveted — and...
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Nate McLouth on track for healthy Spring Training

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — The Nationals faced several pressing and roster-altering questions entering this offseason, but their outfield wasn’t one of them. Jayson Werth, Denard Span, and Bryce Harper are locks to start...
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Bryce Harper, Nationals avoid grievance hearing after settling on 2015 salary

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Star outfielder Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals will avoid a grievance hearing over his 2015 salary after the sides reached a settlement Sunday evening, according to a person familiar...
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Doug Fister’s busy, busy offseason

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Doug Fister isn’t one to talk contracts. It’s not something he likes to worry about, preferring to shut out the Twitter banter including his name and disengage from the worry. Trade...
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Blue Jays reportedly interested in Mike Rizzo

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Toronto Blue Jays have expressed interest in Nationals General Manager and President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo as a candidate to replace Paul Beeston team president and CEO, according...
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Mike Rizzo talks quiet Winter Meetings, what’s next for the Nationals this offseason

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — The 2014 Winter Meetings came and went, but only one trade’s worth of Nationals players did the same. In the midst of hyperactive roster shuffling and a relentless stream of deals big and...
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With no progress made on an extension, Ian Desmond says he’s focused on 2015

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — When it was time for Ian Desmond to take his turn with the media at NatsFest Saturday afternoon, a little future shortstop in a red Desmond jersey waddled confidently alongside him. Three-year-old...
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Mike Rizzo ‘disappointed’ Bryce Harper chose not to attend NatsFest

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — NatsFest is the annual winter event meant to drum up excitement for the upcoming season. But this Saturday’s event featured one notable absence: Bryce Harper, arguably the most visible public face...
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Matt Williams, Cal Ripken Jr. team to raise money for new fields in D.C.

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Nationals Manager Matt Williams flew back from the winter meetings Thursday morning — a few hours before some other team executives — so it wasn’t too late by the time he got...
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