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MASN releases Nationals’ spring training broadcast schedule

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — In three weeks, Nationals’ spring training will begin, solace during this frigid spell in Washington. And for those who can’t escape to Florida, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will...
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Washington Nationals payroll: a closer look

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — When the Nationals signed Max Scherzer a few weeks ago, they took a qualitative and quantitative leap. Qualitatively, Washington added one of the game’s most highly performing right-handed...
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Nationals’ spring training hopes in Palm Beach County have another hurdle

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals’ search for a future spring training home has been filled with more roadblocks than victories. But the Nationals’ recent progress in Palm Beach County has brought more...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Nationals sign veteran reliever Casey Janssen

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — The Nationals have agreed to terms with veteran reliever Casey Janssen on a one-year, $3.5-million deal that includes a mutual option for 2016, a person familiar with the situation said. The deal...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Longtime Nationals minor leaguer Justin Bloxom moves from scouted to scout

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Eleven rounds after they drafted Stephen Strasburg and Drew Storen, a few more after they grabbed Jeff Kobernus, and a handful of picks after snagging Michael Taylor, the Nationals chose Kansas...
  • 2 days ago

Lucas Giolito readies for next step

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Lucas Giolito walked into the clubhouse at the Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge Sunday evening, and while 6-foot-6, 220-pound bodies don’t often blend in at Northern Virginia country clubs, he...
  • 3 days ago

Matt Williams receives his NL Manager of the Year award

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Matt Williams was named the National League Manager of the Year in November but wasn’t officially presented with the prize, along with the rest of the end-of-year award winners, until...
  • 3 days ago

Wilson Ramos honored with Tony Conigliaro Award

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Wilson Ramos was honored Thursday night with the Tony Conigliaro Award by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The Nationals catcher is the 25th recipient of...
  • 6 days ago

Nationals sign two to minor league deals

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Continuing their oft-professed effort to bolster minor league depth, the Nationals signed two more players to minor league deals and invited both to major league spring training this week. One is...
  • 6 days ago

Matt Williams on the Scherzer signing: ‘His competitiveness is off the chart’

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — When the Nationals signed Max Scherzer, they gave Matt Williams a choice: Suddenly, the second-year manager was in charge of the deepest rotation in all of baseball, entrusted with its shape and...
  • 6 days ago

Jayson Werth on the Max Scherzer signing; he hopes rotation stays intact

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Jayson Werth has sat in the press conference room at Nationals Park for big announcements only three times: his own introduction after he signed in 2010, Manager Matt Williams’ introduction...
  • 7 days ago
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Max Scherzer: ‘I want to win, and that’s why I’m here’

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Snowflakes fell and coated the field at Nationals Park on Wednesday afternoon, but the kind of baseball buzz normally reserved for mid-summer evenings percolated in the stadium’s news...
  • 8 days ago
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Max Scherzer introduced as Washington National

The Washington Post (Matt Rennie) — The National will introduce free agent pitcher Max Scherzer at a news conference at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Refresh this page for the latest tweets from Post sports reporters (and others) in attendance....
  • 8 days ago
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Ten questions for Max Scherzer at his introductory news conference

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — The Nationals scheduled a news conference for Wednesday afternoon in order to make a “baseball announcement.” Vague as the team has to make it sound, given the deal is not official...
  • 8 days ago
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With Max Scherzer in tow, what now for the Nationals?

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — Just days ago, the Nationals were sliding silently through an offseason that was noticeably quiet, but understandably so. Washington won 96 games last year, stiff-armed the rest of the National...
  • 9 days ago
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Tanner Roark on Max Scherzer signing: ‘I’d think I’d be the odd man out unfortunately’

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Watching the Max Scherzer-to-Washington news from afar in Arizona, where he has been training for the past few week, Tanner Roark had a feeling what might be coming. The Nationals sent shock-waves...
  • 9 days ago
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Max Scherzer’s deal with Nats is worth $210 million, the richest ever given to a right-hander

The Washington Post (Adam Kilgore and Barry Svrluga) — The Washington Nationals‘ unexpected deal for free agent pitcher Max Scherzer is worth $210 million over seven years, according to two people with direct knowledge of the negotiations,...
  • 10 days ago
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More on what the Nationals agreeing to a deal with Max Scherzer means

The Washington Post (Chelsea Janes) — For most of Sunday, it seemed the biggest story line of the Nationals’ week was Jerry Blevins not agreeing to a deal by Friday’s arbitration deadline — a low standard of intrigue, to...
  • 10 days ago
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Nationals Park a candidate to host 2018 All-Star Game

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — Nationals Park remains a leading candidate to get the 2018 MLB All-Star Game but has been ruled out as a possible site for the game in 2017, according to multiple sources with first-hand knowledge...
  • 13 days ago
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Tyler Clippard on his trade to Athletics and his time with the Nationals

The Washington Post (James Wagner) — At first, Tyler Clippard was shocked that he had been traded from Washington to Oakland on Wednesday night. During his seven years with the Nationals, during which he went from starter to two-time...
  • 13 days ago
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