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With Janssen on board, Nationals' roster has no holes

With Janssen on board, Nationals' roster has no holes

MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Updated 9 hours ago
A week after adding Max Scherzer to the front of their rotation, the Nationals have agreed to a deal that addresses the only issue they faced on the way to Spring Training, adding another solid late-innings option in former Blue Jays closer Casey Jansse…
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  • Nationals preparing for new right side of infield

    Nationals preparing for new right side of infield

    MLB.com Jan 27 (yesterday)
    The Nationals might have a new Opening Day starter in Max Scherzer, and the infield standing behind the right-hander figures to look plenty different as well. With Spring Training less than a month away, Washington is set to move trade acquisition Yunel…
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  • MLB's return to Montreal 'possible' according to Rob Manfred

    MLB's return to Montreal 'possible' according to Rob Manfred

    yahoo.com Jan 26 (2 days ago)
    It's been over a decade since the Expos took off for Washington, D.C., and became the Nationals, but the desire for major league baseball still lingers in Montreal. New commissioner Rob Manfred has been doing a lot of talking since he officially stepped…
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  • Michael Cuddyer brings card tricks, optimism to Mets clubhouse

    Michael Cuddyer brings card tricks, optimism to Mets clubhouse

    yahoo.com Jan 25 (3 days ago)
    After finalizing a seven-year, $210 million contract with free agent Max Scherzer, it appears the rest of the NL East will need nothing short of a miracle or perhaps even some magic to overcome the Washington Nationals. With that in mind, it's probably …
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  • Max Scherzer thanks Tigers fans with full-page ad

    Max Scherzer thanks Tigers fans with full-page ad

    yahoo.com Jan 25 (3 days ago)
    After five seasons with the Detroit Tigers, which included four straight postseason appearances and one Cy Young award, Max Scherzer is headed east for the next seven seasons after signing a new seven-year, $210 million contract with the Washington Nati…
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  • Nats hold auditions for 2015 Racing Presidents

    Nats hold auditions for 2015 Racing Presidents

    MLB.com Jan 25 (4 days ago)
    There are several key traits present in every presidential hopeful: an excellent knowledge of history, a wealth of experience, a solid 40 time and some infectious dance moves. The Nationals were concerned with the latter two on Sunday, when they held au…
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  • Bryce Harper attends Clippers game, gets an autographed jersey …

    Bryce Harper attends Clippers game, gets an autographed jersey from J.J. Redick

    washingtonpost.com Jan 23 (5 days ago)
    It’s been a fun-filled week for Bryce Harper. One day after visiting the set of ABC’s Modern Family, the Nationals outfielder was greeting Chris Paul and posing for photos with Blake Griffin courtside at the Los Angeles Clippers game. Man, what a great …
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  • Roark may land in 'pen with Nats' full rotation

    Roark may land in 'pen with Nats' full rotation

    MLB.com Jan 23 (6 days ago)
    Right-hander Tanner Roark could be moved to the bullpen, unless the Nationals trade one of their other starters, something general manager Mike Rizzo has said they are not looking to do.
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  • Optimistic Fredi eyes postseason for Braves

    Optimistic Fredi eyes postseason for Braves

    MLB.com Jan 22 (6 days ago)
    As the division-rival Nationals have strengthened their bid to win a second straight National League East crown, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has read and heard all about how his team's flurry of significant offseason moves signal that 2015 will be a r…
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  • Cuddyer: Don't count out Mets in NL East

    Cuddyer: Don't count out Mets in NL East

    MLB.com Jan 22 (6 days ago)
    Depending on the source, the Nationals' signing of Max Scherzer makes them either extreme or prohibitive favorites to win the National League East. Yet count new Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer among those unwilling to crown the Nats just yet.
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  • Scherzer pact: Gets $35M per last 3 seasons

    Scherzer pact: Gets $35M per last 3 seasons

    ESPN.com Jan 22 (6 days ago)
    Max Scherzer will be paid a salary of $35 million per year in each of the final three seasons of his contract with the Washington Nationals -- except all $35 million will be deferred without interest, according to a source familiar with the contract.
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  • Bryce Harper visits the set of Modern Family and knows his why

    Bryce Harper visits the set of Modern Family and knows his why

    washingtonpost.com Jan 22 (7 days ago)
    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper visited the set of the ABC hit sitcom Modern Family on Wednesday and posed for photos with cast members, including Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell and Sarah Hyland. Bryce Harper visited MF today…I don’t hate my job. pic.twitter…
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  • Details of Nationals Right-Hander Max Scherzer's Contract

    Details of Nationals Right-Hander Max Scherzer's Contract

    Because of deferred money, pitcher Max Scherzer's $210 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals has a present-day value of $191.4 million by the calculations of both Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Associati…
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  • Marlins built to give Nationals run for their money

    Marlins built to give Nationals run for their money

    MLB.com Jan 22 (7 days ago)
    Despite all the brilliant analysis, there's this one pesky thing called a 162-game schedule. It's a great thing, too, as it determines -- for real, and once and for all -- who are the best teams. So go ahead, prematurely coronate the Nationals if you wa…
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  • What are top 5 destinations for Shields?

    What are top 5 destinations for Shields?

    MLB.com Jan 22 (7 days ago)
    MLB.com's Jim Duquette takes an updated look at the top five most likely destinations for free-agent righty James Shields now that Max Scherzer has signed with the Nationals.
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  • Money Pitcher: The $210 Million Baseball Contract That Explains…

    Money Pitcher: The $210 Million Baseball Contract That Explains How Inflation Works

    nytimes.com Jan 21
    Both Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals are effectively making a bet on the future path of prices.
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  • Video - Scherzer: 'I Play This Game To Win' 01:48

    Scherzer: 'I Play This Game To Win'

    Jan 21
    Max Scherzer sits down with Britt McHenry after being introduced by the Nationals.
  • Video - Buster's Blog: Nationals' Rotation Options 02:16

    Buster's Blog: Nationals' Rotation Options

    Jan 20
    With the addition of Max Scherzer, the Nationals have plenty of options on the trading market despite claiming they plan to keep all their starting pitchers.
  • Video - Nats Land Top Free Agent Scherzer 02:10

    Nats Land Top Free Agent Scherzer

    Jan 19
    Buster Olney reacts to the news that Max Scherzer and the Nationals have agreed to a seven-year deal and the impact it will have on Washington's rotation.
  • Video - Nationals Land Scherzer 01:32

    Nationals Land Scherzer

    Jan 18
    ESPN's Curt Schilling reacts to Max Scherzer and the Nationals agreeing to a seven-year deal.

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