Former Nats Milone, Suzuki Mentioned In Deadline Day Talks

Two former Washington Nationals have been involved in trade deadline talks today. Former starting pitcher Tommy Malone, who was part of the deal that brought Gio Gonzalez to Washington from the Athletics, has been traded to the Minnesota Twins. The A’s will get Sam Fuld in return. Former catcher and fan favorite Kurt Suzuki isn’t […]

Report: Nats GM Mike Rizzo Expressed Interest In Mets INF Daniel Murphy

The Washington Nationals have expressed interest in New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy. All but two of Murphy’s games played have been at second base for the Mets this season, and while his defense is below average, he’s among the more valuable offensive second basemen in the National League. He’s posted a .295/.341/.423 slash line, […]

Live Blogging the 2014 Trade Deadline: Washington Nationals

Today is the day that baseball nerds, like us, get excited about: the non-waiver trade deadline. The Washington Nationals lead the National League East by a game and a half, but the absence of Ryan Zimmerman has clearly hurt the Nats production, and with reports that he may be done for the season, there will be rumors pouring out all day. We’ll be posting the rumors all day long, along with some analysis on why a particular rumor may or may not hold water.

Stay stuck on The Nats Blog homepage all day for your coverage, and we’ll talk about deals across baseball once the deadline passes at 4 pm EDT.

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Nationals Avoid Sweep in Miami

Remember when the Washington Nationals had the best bullpen in baseball? The bullpen made things exciting again when Drew Storen gave up two runs in the ninth, but the Nationals (58-47) had just enough insurance runs to hang on, defeating the Miami Marlins (53-54) by a score of 4-3. The win gives the Nationals a […]

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Despite Chances, Nats Shut Out by Fish

Although they drew six walks, the Washington Nationals (57-47) could not manage a run against the Miami Marlins (53-53), who only needed one run against Stephen Strasburg and eventually won 3-0. Strasburg (L, 7-9), who was much maligned before tonight for his 5.06 road ERA in 2014, silenced the critics with a great outing. He […]

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Soriano Melts Down, Nats Blow Six-Run Lead

/vomits everywhere The Washington Nationals (57-46) led 6-0 in the sixth inning, but the Miami Marlins (52-53) scored seven runs in the game’s final three innings, including four off of Rafael Soriano, and grabbed the win, 7-6. With the utterly heartbreaking loss, the Nationals’ lead in the NL East is down to just a half […]

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Nationals Grab Fourth Straight Series, Beat Reds

Ryan Zimmerman‘s injury may have felt like a big blow to the Washington Nationals‘ hopes, but the early returns without him are promising. The Nationals (57-45) capped off their fourth straight series win with a road victory over the Cincinnati Reds (52-52) behind seven shutout innings from Doug Fister and four two-out RBIs, winning 4-2. Much like […]

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Nationals’ Minor Leaguers With Rising Stocks

With July well underway, the Minor League Baseball season is down to its stretch run. At this point many of the Washington Nationals’ prospects have defined their seasons. To provide a snapshot of the surprises in the farm system, the Federal Reserve has listed a trio of players who have boosted their stock the most. […]

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Strasburg’s Early Struggles Prevent Sweep in Colorado

Tough outings for Stephen Strasburg and Aaron Barrett dug the Washington Nationals (55-44) a hole they could not escape, despite some ninth-inning heroics, and they fell to the Colorado Rockies (41-60), 6-4. Contrary to what the scoreboard might indicate, it was the Nationals who drew first blood. Denard Span singled to open the game, and […]

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Desmond And Fister Lead Nationals to Third Straight Win

Doug Fister held his own in Coors Field, giving up just two runs, while Ian Desmond knocked a career-high five hits, including a home run, and the Washington Nationals (54-43) crushed the Colorado Rockies (40-59), 7-2. The Nationals are now alone in first place in the NL East after the Atlanta Braves lost. From the […]

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Nats Aim to Keep Winning in Mile High City

After winning two straight to cap their series against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Washington Nationals (53-43) open a nine-game road trip in Denver, and take on the struggling Colorado Rockies (40-58). These teams have squared off for three games earlier this year, when the Nats swept the Rockies in D.C. in the first three games […]

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Garza Implodes as Nationals Cruise Past Brewers

Matt Garza turned in a horrific effort, giving up five runs but getting only one out, as the Washington Nationals (52-43) grabbed a big lead and never looked back, rolling to an 8-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers (54-44). The Nats absolutely battered Garza (L, 6-7) in the first. Two singles and a walk loaded […]

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Nationals Fall To Brewers To Start Second Half

The Washington Nationals (51-43) hoped to get the second half of the season off to a strong start, but the Milwaukee Brewers (54-43) had other thoughts. Denard Span had a strong night, and Bryce Harper featured a new batting stance, but it wasn’t enough, as the Brewers beat the Nats 4-2. It didn’t take long for the […]

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How Will The Nationals Handle The Standoff with First Rounder Erick Fedde?

The clock is ticking for all 30 MLB teams to sign their picks from the 2014 Draft, as the signing deadline is tomorrow, Friday, July 18 at 5 pm. This deadline is especially crucial for the Washington Nationals, as three of their top-10 picks remain in the balance: UNLV righthander Erick Fedde (1st round), Miami […]

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