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Nationals keep hot stove burning, bring Derek Norris back

Nationals keep hot stove burning, bring Derek Norris back

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Dec 2 (3 days ago)
Nationals keep hot stove burning, bring Derek Norris back
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  • Revere a free agent as Nats non-tender contract

    Revere a free agent as Nats non-tender contract

    MLB.com Dec 2 (3 days ago)
    The Nationals did not tender a contract with Ben Revere on Friday, ending his Washington career after one season and making him a free agent.
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  • Nats' pursuit of McCutchen intensifies

    Nats' pursuit of McCutchen intensifies

    MLB.com Dec 1 (4 days ago)
    Talks between the Nationals and the Pirates for a trade that would bring outfielder Andrew McCutchen to Washington intensified Thursday, according to MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi, with Washington wanting to complete a deal ahead of Friday's 8 p.m. ET non-t…
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  • Lobatón, Nationals reach deal for 2017

    Lobatón, Nationals reach deal for 2017

    MLB.com Dec 1 (4 days ago)
    The Nationals and catcher José Lobatón agreed on a one-year contract to avoid arbitration, the team announced Thursday. Lobatón and the Nationals reportedly settled for $1.575 million.
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  • 'Home team' at Meetings, Nats eye big deals

    'Home team' at Meetings, Nats eye big deals

    MLB.com Nov 28 (7 days ago)
    The Nationals can be considered the home team when the Winter Meetings arrive in Washington next week, and they find themselves in an advantageous situation. General manager Mike Rizzo has the resources to be aggressive when addressing the club's needs.
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  • Hot Stove Digest: Nationals have entered the mix for Aroldis Ch…

    Hot Stove Digest: Nationals have entered the mix for Aroldis Chapman

    yahoo.com Nov 27
    Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the internet that we think is worth your time. NATS IN …
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  • Scherzer's first two Nationals years are exceptional

    Scherzer's first two Nationals years are exceptional

    MLB.com Nov 22
    When the Nationals shocked the baseball world by signing Max Scherzer two offseasons ago, they did so without an obvious need for starting pitching, aiming to fortify their rotation with an ace for years to come.
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  • Nats, Heisey agree to 1-year deal

    Nats, Heisey agree to 1-year deal

    MLB.com Nov 19
    The Washington Nationals and outfielder Chris Heisey have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, the team announced Saturday morning.
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  • Murphy finishes 2nd in NL MVP voting

    Murphy finishes 2nd in NL MVP voting

    MLB.com Nov 17
    Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy finished second to Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant in the Baseball Writers' Association of America voting for the National League Most Valuable Player Award announced Thursday. Murphy received the only first-place v…
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  • On Baseball: Cy Young Awards: Max Scherzer in N.L. and Rick Por…

    On Baseball: Cy Young Awards: Max Scherzer in N.L. and Rick Porcello in a Twist

    nytimes.com Nov 16
    National League voters overwhelmingly chose Scherzer. Porcello won the American League award despite receiving fewer first-place votes than Justin Verlander.
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  • Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer win baseball's Cy Young awards

    Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer win baseball's Cy Young awards

    yahoo.com Nov 16
    One vote was very, very close, the other wasn’t so much. Rick Porcello was named the AL Cy Young winner Wednesday despite not earning the most first-place votes while Max Scherzer won in runaway fashion in the NL. For Porcello, an unlikely season as the…
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  • Scherzer the 6th to win Cy Young in both leagues

    Scherzer the 6th to win Cy Young in both leagues

    MLB.com Nov 16
    Nationals ace Max Scherzer was named the 2016 National League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Wednesday, beating out Cubs teammates Kyle Hendricks and Jon Lester.
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  • Baker finishes third in Manager of the Year voting

    Baker finishes third in Manager of the Year voting

    MLB.com Nov 15
    Dusty Baker finished third in voting for the Baseball Writers' Association of America National League Manager of the Year Award for his effort during his first season with the Nationals. Baker finished behind winner Dave Roberts of the Dodgers and Joe M…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Sale, Cutch in Nats' splash?

    Rumor Roundup: Sale, Cutch in Nats' splash?

    MLB.com Nov 7
    The Hot Stove season is underway, and we keep you up to date with the latest free-agent news, trade buzz, rumors and more.
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  • Baker honored as Chuck Tanner MLB Manager of Year

    Baker honored as Chuck Tanner MLB Manager of Year

    MLB.com Nov 12
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker always admired Chuck Tanner from afar. So to receive an award with Tanner's name on it Saturday night was no small honor for Baker.
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  • Heisey returning to Nats

    Heisey returning to Nats

    MLB.com Nov 11
    The Nationals have re-signed outfielder Chris Heisey to a one-year, $1.4 million contract, according to a Friday report by ESPN.
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  • Scherzer plans to pitch in World Baseball Classic

    Scherzer plans to pitch in World Baseball Classic

    MLB.com Nov 8
    Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer told MLB.com in a telephone interview Monday night that he plans to accept an invitation to pitch in the World Baseball Classic.
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  • Max Scherzer's second no-hitter jersey was nearly a housecleani…

    Max Scherzer's second no-hitter jersey was nearly a housecleaning casualty

    yahoo.com Oct 27
    Cleaning the house is one of those tasks most people work harder to avoid than to complete. Not Erica May-Scherzer though. The wife of Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was determined to start the offseason with an organized home, and that deter…
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  • Nats nearly triumph in 2016 behind vets' energy

    Nats nearly triumph in 2016 behind vets' energy

    MLB.com Oct 18
    The Nationals had the talent to go far into the postseason this year, but for the third time in five years, they were bounced in the National League Division Series, this time by the Dodgers.
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  • Clayton Kershaw will start Game 2 of the NLCS

    Clayton Kershaw will start Game 2 of the NLCS

    yahoo.com Oct 15
    Clayton Kershaw will start Sunday’s Game 2 for the Dodgers. (AP) CHICAGO — The baseball world’s suspicions that Clayton Kershaw would start Sunday’s Game 2 of the NLCS started to gel around 2:45 p.m. on Saturday. That’s when the Los Angeles Dodgers ace …
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  • Keeping Score: Time (It Takes to Complete a Game) Isn’t on M.L.…

    Keeping Score: Time (It Takes to Complete a Game) Isn’t on M.L.B.’s Side

    nytimes.com Oct 15
    Even in a season where the length of games ticked up, Game 5 between the Dodgers and the Nationals stands out, taking 4 hours 32 minutes to complete.
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  • On Baseball: Indians’ Future May Rest in the Hands of Their You…

    On Baseball: Indians’ Future May Rest in the Hands of Their Young Shortstop Francisco Lindor

    nytimes.com Oct 15
    Lindor’s home run won Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, and many see him as a foundation player for the franchise.
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  • Video - Harper Focused On Staying Healthy, Improving Game 02:58

    Harper Focused On Staying Healthy, Improving Game

    Mar 1
    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper talks about the importance of staying healthy this season and his expectations for Washington with a rotation full of great starters.
  • Video - Nationals: Spring Players To Watch 01:31

    Nationals: Spring Players To Watch

    Mar 1
    A number of superstars can be found on the Nationals roster, but if the team is hoping to get even farther this season, it'll need help from Aaron Barrett and hope Ryan Zimmerman wil improve while playing a new position.
  • Video - Nats GM On Scherzer, Starting Rotation 02:48

    Nats GM On Scherzer, Starting Rotation

    Mar 1
    Nationals GM and president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo explains the decision to sign starting pitcher Max Scherzer and how that affects Jordan Zimmermann's status with the team going forward.
  • Video - World Series Or Bust For Nationals? 00:59

    World Series Or Bust For Nationals?

    Feb 16
    Jayson Stark thinks the Nationals have the potential to be the league's super team with their rotation, but the window to win it all might come down to just this season.