NATIONALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Washington Nationals Rumors: Nats still in the mix with Greg Holland close to decision?

Will the Nationals sign veteran reliever Greg Holland? Word is hes close to choosing a home...In an article this afternoon, in which he predicted
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
52 minutes ago

What is Bryce Harper trying to say with this pitch black photo, Nationals fans?

IN OTHER NEWS, THE NATS HAVE NOT MADE A ROSTER MOVE IN OVER 40 DAYSThe 2017 season is still a ways away, but Bryce Harpers Instagram and Twitter feeds do not understand the concept of an offseason. Harper has posted photos and videos of himself lifting weights, of his wedding, a McDonalds, and a whole lot of other things.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
4 hours ago

Do the Nationals need to add another starter?

The Washington Nationals build around starting pitching because starting pitching built them. In 2011, the last time the Nationals did not contend to some extent, the Nationals’ rotation had the 11th-best ERA and 16th-best FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) in the majors. Nationals starters have the best FIP in baseball, three division titles, and three 95-win […]
Via Nationals Journal
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wire Taps: Ryan Zimmerman's launch angle; Nationals may be waiting for ownership approval to make moves; Wieters and the Nats

Catch up on the weekend that was in Washington Nationals news. All the links that are fit to link...In the dead of winter's news drought, we've managed to find enough links for some Wire Taps. Hallelujiah!Here's the news from Nats Park.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
15 hours ago

Relive "Nationals Classics": Throwing back to earliest Nats moments - Nationals Buzz

It's been a long and slow offseason for the Nationals. The lack of any real significant news makes the wait for spring training seem that much longer. If you're not keeping track at home, we're 23 days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to West Palm Beach. But alas, just ... Read More
Via MASN
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer receives 2016 Cy Young Award

NEW YORK — The annual Baseball Writers Association of America awards dinner began with a montage, a season-in-summary highlight reel carefully crafted to spotlight each of the evening’s honorees. Max Scherzer smiled when it rolled through a few clips of the night he struck out 20 Detroit Tigers. Yet he did so somewhat sheepishly, as […]
Via Nationals Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Nationals Solidify Expo Roots with Tim Raines?

 Lost in the announcement of Ivan Rodriguez’s entry into the Pro Baseball of Fame was journeyman Tim Raines Sr.’s decision to enter as a member of the now-defunct Montreal Expos. It was the right decision for a player who spent 13 of his 23 seasons in Montreal, including every All-Star campaign, and every season in which he got MVP consideration. It may also be the last Hall...
Via CBS DC
4 days ago

Bryce Harper prods Nationals over offseason activity

The Washington Nationals haven’t gone on their usual offseason spending spree this winter, only acquiring Adam Eaton and Derek Norris via trade while dealing away Danny Espinosa and a bucket-load of prospects. They *did* avoid an ugly arbitration hearing with Bryce Harper, inking him to a one-year, $13.625 million deal to keep him in the fold for his third of four arbitration...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 Nats prospect: Victor Robles - Byron Kerr

The Nationals' top prospect according to Baseball America was all the talk at last month's Winter Meetings. Several teams inquired about 19-year-old center fielder Victor Robles and for good reason. No. 1: CF Victor Robles Robles played two months for low Single-A Hagerstown before being promoted to high Single-A Potomac ... Read More
Via MASN
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman mum on pursuit of Bryce Harper in 2018

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wisely sidestepped an inquiry during a fan forum about the impressive free agent class slated to arrive following the 2018 season. A fan at the event held Tuesday night at the Times Square Hard Rock Cafe asked specifically if the Yankees will pursue the likes of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Smiling — and showing awareness of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How Deep Are The Nationals?

January is typically the doldrums of the MLB offseason. Never mind that it is just a few days until the two-year anniversary of the Nationals’ signing of Max Scherzer: At this point in the offseason, most teams have made their moves and are filling their teams out around the edges. The Nationals have surely already made their biggest move in offloading several top prospects for...
Via The Nats Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sammy Solis: International Man of Mystery

The only trip Sammy Solis took during the 2016 season was to the DL, preventing him from contributing on the mound or to Washington’s playoff clinch celebration. The offseason has been much more kind to him in terms of vacation spots. The lefty reliever first traveled across Europe during the early weeks of November, leaving days before the election. Because like Superman and...
Via The Nats Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Harper, Nationals avoid arbitration with $13.6M deal for '17

WASHINGTON (AP) Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $13,625,000 contract for 2017, avoiding arbitration. The sides reached a deal Friday, the day players and teams were to exchange arbitration figures ahead of hearings. Harper made $5 million last season, when he struggled with injuries and took a big step back after becoming the youngest unanimous MVP in...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals announce 2017 minor league coaching staff

Continuity in the minor leagues is one of the more subtle building blocks of the Washington Nationals’ recent run of relevance. Even as tumult consumed one big league coaching staff and outside hiring comprised another, the staples of the Nationals’ minor league operation remained intact — a shuffling of duties not withstanding. In keeping with their […]
Via Nationals Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer reveals he pitched since August with injured finger

WASHINGTON (AP) NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer revealed Monday that he pitched at the end of last season with an injured finger on his throwing hand and now will skip the World Baseball Classic. The Washington Nationals initially announced Monday on Twitter that their star right-hander has a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger, without offering any details...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Washington Nationals better now than they were at the beginning of the offseason?

As per usual, GM Mike Rizzo and the Washington Nationals have been very active this offseason, kicking the tires on virtually every free agent, and being connected to several teams in trade rumors. Rizzo has made a few of those deals, and come up short on others. So is this team better than they were just three months ago? Centerfield/ShortstopOut: Danny EspinosaIn: Adam Eaton Trea...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Relive "Nationals Classics": Beating up on the Phillies and Marlins - Nationals Buzz

We're inching closer and closer to the arrival of spring training! Can you believe that Nationals pitchers and catchers report to The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in 37 days, with position players arriving just three days later? While you countdown the days to baseball's return, MASN continues along with ... Read More
Via MASN
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats reportedly willing to talk contract extension with Dusty Baker

The Washington Nationals may be cruising down Baker Street for a bit longer. According to a report by Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post on Tuesday, the Nationals are willing to discuss an extension with manager Dusty Baker, who is entering the final year of his contract in 2017. Baker, 67, led Washington to a 95-67 record and a National League East division title in his first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals should resist signing Max Wieters

After missing several free agency opportunities this offseason, the Washington Nationals are said to be considering signing catcher Matt Wieters. Although the longtime Oriole may be an improvement at the catcher position, it is not enough to justify the contract he will want. Last season he earned $15.8 million and is expected to get a contract worth around $13 million/year. Wieters...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Exec Reveals What Pro Scouts Look for in Young Baseball Players

The competition among baseball players is fierce. It's no secret that athletes need every edge they can get to make it to the next level. Talk to any scout or anyone else responsible for Major League rosters, however, and you'll learn that it's not just skill development and training that matter. Athletes need to improve their abilities intelligently to become players that scouts...
Via Stack
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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