The Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth is back on the field, just not 100 percent yet.Upvote Share Tweet
Throwback Thursday: Banned from baseball for drug abusewashingtonpost.com Feb 26 (yesterday)Spring training bliss isn’t supposed to be stifled so soon, not even momentarily. Teams and players and fans aren’t supposed to be reminded of the game’s less warm-and-sunny narratives before most teams have their first full squad workouts. The National…Upvote Share TweetScherzer, the 2013 A.L. Cy Young Award winner, is focused on improving after joining the Nationals, who gave him the largest free-agent pitching contract in major league history.Upvote Share Tweet
Striving to improve, Rendon ready to take over third baseMLB.com Feb 25 (2 days ago)Anthony Rendon finds it amazing that he is replacing Ryan Zimmerman at third base, because while growing up in Houston, Rendon admired Zimmerman from afar. Zimmerman, who is the face of the Nationals, is moving across the diamond, replacing Adam LaRoche…Upvote Share Tweet
Padres bring prospect Turner to Majors campMLB.com Feb 24 (3 days ago)The curious case of Trea Turner took another twist Tuesday when the Padres' 2014 first-round Draft pick arrived in Peoria, a surprise addition to big league camp. Turner is purportedly the player to be named and sent to the Nationals in the three-team t…Upvote Share Tweet
Could MASN dispute cause the Orioles to lose their Washington fans?washingtonpost.com Feb 23 (4 days ago)The Washington Nationals returned to the nation’s capital 10 years ago and the team’s youngest fans can’t remember a time when the District didn’t have a baseball team. But for those who had to choose the next closest team to support during in-between y…Upvote Share Tweet
Desmond plans to 'enjoy every single day' with NationalsMLB.com Feb 23 (4 days ago)Nothing is going to foul up shortstop Ian Desmond's mood this season. Desmond is a free agent after this season and vows there will be no distractions as far as contract talks with the Nationals are concerned.Upvote Share Tweet
Coming off career year, catalyst Span seeks moreMLB.com Feb 22 (5 days ago)Denard Span is coming off one of his best seasons, leading the Nationals in batting average (.302) and setting career highs in hits (184) and stolen bases (31). He said he has more to accomplish. Span wants to become an All-Star for the first time and s…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Feb 22 (5 days ago)Where does Max Scherzer go from here after winning the American League Cy Young award in 2013 and signing a seven-year, $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals in January? Upwards and onwards, according to the man himself. With an emphasis o…Upvote Share Tweet
Rotation shakeup won't change Roark's preparationMLB.com Feb 21 (6 days ago)Tanner Roark was the presumed odd man out of the Nationals' starting rotation once the team acquired Max Scherzer during the offseason, but the Nats have told him to continue to prepare as a starter this spring.Upvote Share Tweet
Zimmermann focused on 2015, not contract statusMLB.com Feb 21 (6 days ago)Jordan Zimmermann has heard all of the trade rumors, and he's heading into the final season of his contract with the Nationals, but he doesn't want his pending free-agency to be a distraction for him or his teammates.Upvote Share TweetThe Washington Nationals have exercised their 2016 option on manager Matt Williams' contract.Upvote Share Tweet
Who will start for the Nationals on Opening Day?MLB.com Feb 20 (7 days ago)Washington has built a starting rotation that was already being deemed historic before anyone arrived for Spring Training. And with a plethora of aces at his disposal, Nats manager Matt Williams will have to decide who will take the ball on Opening Day.Upvote Share Tweet
Scherzer arrives, says goal is to get betterMLB.com Feb 20Right-hander Max Scherzer entered the Nationals' clubhouse on Friday morning and was just trying to fit in. On Friday, he called clubhouse and equipment manager Mike Wallace his best friend. The man who is lovingly known as Wally showed Scherzer how to …Upvote Share Tweet
Lightsaber-wielding Aaron Barrett can’t wait for the Nationals’ Star Wars Daywashingtonpost.com Feb 19Ah, spring training. A time for ballplayers to shake off the rust and work off the pounds of an offseason spent sitting around and indulging in ice cream, unless you’re Heath Bell. It’s also a time to show off new facial hair and wield a lightsaber, as …Upvote Share Tweet
Janssen using spring to adjust to life in National LeagueMLB.com Feb 19New Nationals reliever Casey Janssen reported to a new Spring Training home for the first time in his career, after spending his first eight seasons with the Blue Jays. "I'm still learning names, stumbling over names, trying to figure out which fie…Upvote Share TweetDanny Espinosa may not win the Washington Nationals' starting second base job, that's why they traded for Yunel Escobar, but Espinosa probably has the offseason mustache-growing contest on lock. Look how he reported to Nats training camp Thursday: Danny…Upvote Share Tweet
Gio can't hide excitement to be part of Nats' rotationMLB.com Feb 18Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez walked in the Nationals' clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium on Wednesday. One could see the excitement in his face as he prepared to work out. Gonzalez talked about how eager he is to be part of the rotation that include…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Feb 17It's no surprise to find the two World Series favorites, the Nationals and Dodgers, at the top of the MLB over/under win total betting list released on Monday by online sportsbook Bovada. The number for both teams is 92½ wins. Last season Washington won…Upvote Share Tweet
World Series Or Bust For Nationals?Feb 16Jayson 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.
Keith Law's Rising Prospects To WatchFeb 2Keith Law offers up a trio of names that are lower on his Top 100 list but who could rise very quickly this season.
Nats' Werth Pleads Guilty To Reckless DrivingJan 29Washington Post reporter Justin Jouvenal discusses the Nationals' Jayson Werth's guilty plea for reckless driving, and why the court has allowed the outfielder to serve his time on weekends.
Keith Law's Rising Prospects To WatchJan 29Keith Law offers up a trio of names that are lower on his Top 100 list but who could rise very quickly this season.
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