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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
  • New: 7 hr 38 min 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...
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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...
  • 4 days ago
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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...
  • 4 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...
  • 5 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...
  • 5 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...
  • 6 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....
  • 6 days ago
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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...
  • 6 days ago
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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...
  • 11 days ago
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Under MLB’s ruling, MASN would owe the Nationals $300 million in rights fees

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Under the disputed ruling made June 30 by a Major League Baseball arbitration panel, the Nationals would earn just shy of $300 million in rights fees from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network for the...
  • 11 days ago
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Aaron Barrett’s impressive response to Game 4

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — Aaron Barrett’s career nearly ended before it began. In rookie ball, five years ago in Vermont, Barrett lost the rudimentary skill essential to his job. He could not throw a baseball in the...
  • 11 days ago
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Asdrubal Cabrera on the Nationals: ‘I would love to stay’

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The past two-plus months for Asdrubal Cabrera have been a whirlwind. He knew only one team, the Cleveland Indians, in eight major league seasons and was traded to Washington with two months left...
  • 11 days ago
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Ryan Zimmerman was ‘hurt enough not to play’ in the NLDS

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore) — In the end, Ryan Zimmerman’s right hamstring and the circumstances of the series never gave him a chance to make a major impact on the NLDS. Zimmerman worked for two months to return on the early...
  • 12 days ago
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Thanks for following along this season

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals’ 2014 season, filled with so much excitement and promise, ended sooner in the playoffs than many expected, but what a wild, eventful ride it was. The Doug Fister trade in the...
  • 12 days ago
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Rafael Soriano on his future: ‘We’ll see what’ll happen’

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The emotions were too raw for some players to talk after Tuesday’s season-ending loss in NLDS Game 4. Most spoke with reporters but, even when comments of optimism about the future were...
  • 13 days ago
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