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Nationals exercise option on Span

Nationals exercise option on Span

MLB.com Updated Oct 30 (yesterday)
As expected, the Nationals picked up Denard Span's $9 million option on Thursday afternoon.
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  • Nats keep Span, decline LaRoche, Soriano

    Nats keep Span, decline LaRoche, Soriano

    ESPN.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Center fielder Denard Span is staying with the Washington Nationals, who exercised their $9 million option for 2015 on his contract Thursday, while declining options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano.
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  • Dodgers, Nationals are early favorites to win 2015 World Series…

    Dodgers, Nationals are early favorites to win 2015 World Series; Giants rank fifth

    yahoo.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    Well, distraught Los Angeles Dodgers fans, here's something that might cheer you up a tad bit after watching your bitter rivals win the World Series — the Dodgers are the early favorites to win the 2015 World Series, according to online sportsbook Bovad…
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  • Ball from Jordan Zimmermann’s no-hitter is latest D.C. addition…

    Ball from Jordan Zimmermann’s no-hitter is latest D.C. addition to Cooperstown

    washingtonpost.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    When you’re admiring the empty Budweiser bottles in the 2014 postseason exhibit of the Madison Bumgarner Wing at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 30 years, you’ll be able to nudge your kid, or spouse, or buddy and reminisce about the…
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  • Nats expect majority of roster back for 2015 season

    Nats expect majority of roster back for 2015 season

    MLB.com Oct 28 (3 days ago)
    This past season, the Nationals had the best record in the National League, but they were eliminated by the Giants in the NL Division Series. Here's a look at the Nats' 2014 Major League roster: who stays, who goes and who has something to prove?
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  • Nationals promote Cromie to assistant GM

    Nationals promote Cromie to assistant GM

    MLB.com Oct 24
    The Nationals expanded their baseball research and development department on Friday by promoting Adam Cromie to assistant general manager and director of baseball operations.
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  • D-backs hire assistant GM Minniti from Nationals

    D-backs hire assistant GM Minniti from Nationals

    MLB.com Oct 23
    The D-backs continued filling out their baseball operations department Thursday by hiring Bryan Minniti as assistant general manager and Mike Russell as special assistant to senior vice president of baseball operations.
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  • Game 1 combines Adm. Winnefeld's top interests

    Game 1 combines Adm. Winnefeld's top interests

    MLB.com Oct 21
    James "Sandy" Winnefeld Jr. is a four-star Admiral who currently serves as the ninth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, making him the second-highest-ranking officer in the United States Armed Forces. He also is an MLB.TV subscriber, …
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  • Scioscia named AL Manager of Year by Sporting News

    Scioscia named AL Manager of Year by Sporting News

    MLB.com Oct 21
    Angels skipper Mike Scioscia was named American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday by Sporting News, which also named Matt Williams of the Nationals in the National League based on a panel of 22 fellow managers.
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  • Williams named Sporting News' top NL manager

    Williams named Sporting News' top NL manager

    MLB.com Oct 21
    A panel of 22 skippers voted Matt Williams Sporting News' National League Manager of the Year. Williams led the Nationals to a 96-66 record and an NL East title despite missing a handful of players due to injuries.
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  • Ted Leonsis ‘hoping’ to lure President Obama to Winter Classic …

    Ted Leonsis ‘hoping’ to lure President Obama to Winter Classic at Nationals Park

    From the moment Chicago was announced as Washington’s Winter Classic opponent, people wondered if this meant President Obama would finally make his D.C. hockey debut. “The outdoor game also offers an opportunity for President Barack Obama, a former Chic…
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  • Pleskoff: Souza's talent on display after rocky road

    Pleskoff: Souza's talent on display after rocky road

    MLB.com Oct 16
    Many people would say right-handed-hitting outfielder Steven Souza Jr. was the top player in the Washington Nationals' farm system this season. He was named the MVP and Rookie of the Year playing for Triple-A Syracuse in the International League.
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  • Petit quiets Cards after Vogelsong's early exit

    Petit quiets Cards after Vogelsong's early exit

    MLB.com Oct 16
    It had been 11 days since Yusmeiro Petit last pitched, that outing covering six relief innings in the Giants' 18-inning win in Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the Nationals in Washington. "Every day, I'm staying ready," P…
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  • These MLB playoffs are a testament to importance of smart manag…

    These MLB playoffs are a testament to importance of smart managing

    One needs to look no further than the Washington Nationals as a team that, on sheer talent, should still be playing but isn’t because of bad managing. Going in, most scouts and baseball execs agreed the Nationals, with the most wins in the National Leag…
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  • Consistent rotation highlights division-winning season

    Consistent rotation highlights division-winning season

    MLB.com Oct 10
    The Nationals had a good enough team to go to the World Series, but they fell short by losing to the Giants in the National League Division Series. That doesn't take anything away from their strong season, which culminated in an NL East victory.
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  • Nats Manager Matt Williams defends Aaron Barrett decision: ‘He’…

    Nats Manager Matt Williams defends Aaron Barrett decision: ‘He’s our guy for that spot’

    Nationals Manager Matt Williams, currently suffering through the worst week in Washington, on Friday defended his decisions during the Nats’ disastrous Game 4 of the NLDS, in which he used five relievers — including rookie Aaron Barrett — but didn’t tur…
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  • Throwback Thursday: A World Series champion in Washington

    Throwback Thursday: A World Series champion in Washington

    As Washington baseball fans slog through the rubble left by the quiet implosion of the Nationals season, few of them will remember the time a World Series champion played its home games here. It was 90 years ago in the 1924 season, remembered mostly now…
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  • Video - Giants Eliminate Nationals 03:50

    Giants Eliminate Nationals

    Oct 7
    SportsCenter Highlight of the Night: The Giants defeated the Nationals 3-2 to set up a matchup in the National League Championship Series with the Cardinals.
  • Video - Posey On Giants Game 4 Win 01:18

    Posey On Giants Game 4 Win

    Oct 7
    Buster Posey discusses the Giants' 3-2 win over the Nationals.
  • Video - Giants Eliminate Nationals 03:16

    Giants Eliminate Nationals

    Oct 7
    The Giants defeated the Nationals 3-2 to set up a matchup in the National League Championship Series with the Cardinals.
  • Video - Breaking Down The Giants' Victory 02:37

    Breaking Down The Giants' Victory

    Oct 7
    The "Baseball Tonight" crew breaks down how the Giants were able to defeat the Nationals in their National League Division Series matchup.

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