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Nationals expand analytics department with promotions and additions

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — As the hot-stove season approaches, the Nationals bulked up their analytics department Friday afternoon, promoting three members of the staff and adding two analysts to the front office, General...
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Bryan Minniti, former Nationals assistant GM, hired by Diamondbacks

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Bryan Minniti, a well-respected former Nationals assistant general manager, was hired to fill the same job title with the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team announced on Thursday evening. Minniti left...
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Nationals to hold NatsFest on Dec. 13

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals announced that their annual NatsFest will be held on Dec. 13, earlier than last year, and the event will return to Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The event will run between...
  • 2 days ago
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Denard Span, Adam LaRoche named NL Gold Glove Award finalists

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Center fielder Denard Span and first baseman Adam LaRoche, both mainstays of the Nationals’ defense, were named NL Gold Glove finalists for their respective positions. Span was named a...
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Nationals Q&A: Got a question?

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — It’s been a while since our last question-and-answer so we felt it was time to bring it back. The World Series is still going on and it has been only two-plus weeks since the end of the...
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Giants scout Steve Balboni saw Nationals as ‘best team in baseball’

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — For the final two weeks of September, Steve Balboni watched the Nationals more closely than any evaluator in baseball. The Giants assigned Balboni, the former Royals slugger who is now one of...
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Former National Josh Willingham relishes World Series appearance

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Josh Willingham knows the end of his major league baseball career may be near, 11 years filled with knee injuries, back pain and so, so many losses. Willingham, a large man from Alabama with a...
  • 4 days ago

Palm Beach County approves funding for Nationals-Astros spring training complex but without a site

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — After years of searching for a spring training alternative to Viera, the Nationals took their most promising step yet in securing a partnership with a municipality in Florida. Palm Beach County...
  • 4 days ago

Matt Williams named NL Manager of the Year by Sporting News

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — In his first season at the helm of a major league team, Matt Williams was named National League Manager of the Year by Sporting News on Tuesday for guiding the Nationals to a 96-win season and a...
  • 4 days ago

MLB, Nationals ask court to uphold panel’s TV rights ruling in MASN dispute

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — In their ongoing legal dispute, Major League Baseball and the Nationals have asked a New York Supreme Court to uphold an MLB panel’s ruling that awarded the Nationals higher rights fees. MLB...
  • 4 days ago

Nationals positional review, Part 5: Catchers

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Each day this week, and carrying into next week, we’ll be taking stock of every Nationals positional group. In Part 5 of 5 today, we’ll analyze the catchers. Part 1: Starting rotation // Part...
  • 4 days ago

Nationals positional review, Part 4: Outfield

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Each day this week, and carrying into next week, we’ll be taking stock of every Nationals positional group. In Part 4 of 5 today, we’ll analyze the outfield. Part 1: Starting rotation // Part...
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Nationals positional review, Part 3: Infield

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Each day this week, and carrying into next week, we’ll be taking stock of every Nationals positional group. In Part 3 of 5 today, we’ll analyze the infielder. // Part 1: Starting rotation // Part...
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Nationals could add Bob Miller to front office

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — In the wake of losing top front office lieutenant Bryan Minniti, the Nationals are in talks to add former Cincinnati Reds executive Bob Miller, according to multiple people familiar with the...
  • 8 days ago
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Nationals positional review, part 2: Bullpen

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Each day this week, and carrying into next week, we’ll be taking stock of every Nationals positional group. In Part 2 of 5 today, we’ll analyze the bullpen. We’ve already looked at the...
  • 9 days ago
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Could Bryan Minniti join the Dodgers?

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Former Nationals assistant general manager Bryan Minniti, the high-ranking executive who last Friday informed friends he was leaving Washington, has yet to land another position. Rumblings have...
  • 9 days ago
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Matt Williams reflects on first season, looks ahead

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — In the week since the Nationals were eliminated from the playoffs, Manager Matt Williams briefly became a tourist. He bought a home this summer in suburban Maryland, but the churn of the baseball...
  • 10 days ago
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Nationals dealt another blow in Palm Beach spring training site search

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals’ years-long search for a new spring training home was dealt another blow this week when city officials from West Palm Beach moved, at least for now, in a different direction....
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Nationals positional review, part 1: Starting rotation

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Each day this week, we’ll be taking stock of every Nationals positional group. In Part 1 of 5 today, we’ll analyze the starting rotation. Season review The Nationals returned their stellar core...
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Nationals assistant GM announces he his leaving the organization

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Three days after the Nationals season ended, assistant general manager Bryan Minniti announced in an e-mail to counterparts and friends that he is leaving the organization after five years. The...
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