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News from Nats Town: Nationals finalists for Capps

According to Bill Ladson on MLB.com, free-agent bullpen hand Matt Capps has selected the Washington Nationals as a, “finalist.” The former Pirates closer, who has collected 67 saves in his five-year career, had been courted by many teams this offseason, and apparently he likes the direction the Nationals are moving in. He told Ladson over […]

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Winter Meetings National Review – NL West

Each year GM’s from across the league come together and meet in one place and talk hardcore baseball, these are the Winter Meetings. It’s the Black Friday of baseballs shopping season, and the springboard that leads into MLB’s Hot Stove offseason. The meetings wrapped up last week and to review the action The Nats Blog […]

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Michael Burgess Nats Prospect #9

Going into 2009 Michael Burgess found himself at the top of the Nationals prospect list (#4) after mashing baseballs throughout the 2008 summer. Burgess smashed 24 homers in 2008, and was considered one of the top young power hitting talents in the low minors. 2009 however was not so kind to Burgess, as the 20-year-old […]

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National Winter Meetings Review – NL Central

Each year GM’s from across the league come together and meet in one place and talk hardcore baseball, these are the Winter Meetings. It’s the Black Friday of baseballs shopping season, and the springboard that leads into MLB’s Hot Stove offseason. The meetings wrapped up last week and to review the action The Nats Blog […]

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News from Nats Town: Nationals interested in Cuban Star Chapman?

  Chico Harlan of the Nationals Journal reports that Mike Rizzo was one of as many as 50 MLB representatives to watch defected Cuban pitching prospect Aroldis Chapman: “The Washington Nationals, just months after signing the most hyped pitching prospect in a generation, now have their eyes set on another untested but prodigious talent. According […]

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News from Nats Town: Should the Nats really go after Capps?

Interest for former Pirates closer Matt Capps is, “Enormous,” according to his agent Paul Kinzer. Capps, 26, was non-tendered by the Pirates after a rough 2009 that saw him grab 27 saves despite a 5.80 ERA and a .324 batting average against. It seams however that many teams, including the Nationals, are willing to overlook […]

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National Winter Meetings Review – NL East

Each year GM’s from across the league come together and meet in one place and talk hardcore baseball, these are the Winter Meetings. It’s the Black Friday of baseballs shopping season, and the springboard that leads into MLB’s Hot Stove offseason. The meetings wrapped up last week and to review the action The Nats Blog […]

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Destin Hood Nats Prospect # 10

Destin Hood has to be rethinking his life decisions right now. The Nationals 2008 second round pick took a $1.1 million deal from Washington instead of taking a college scholarship to play division one football as a wide receiver. The team he turned down? The #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, the very team getting set […]

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Report: Nationals re-sign Scott Olsen

According to ESPN.com, the Washington Nationals and Scott Olsen have agreed to a one-year deal, with a base salary of $1 million. ESPN’s source says that Olsen’s contract is very incentive-heavy, and could balloon to as much as $4 million if the lefty starts 33 games. This is a good deal for the Nationals who […]

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Baseball America’s top 10 Nationals prospects

I know this is a little late, but with the reformatting of the blog and everything this got caught a little bit in the shuffle. However, the top prospects are my favorite part of writing about baseball, espessially for a team like the Nationals. Today I will talk about the top 10 overall, and over […]

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Nationals make the gutsy move, non-tender Olsen and MacDougal

The Washington Nationals made the decision today to non-tender both Scott Olsen and Mike MacDougal. As a result, neither of the Nationals pitchers will receive arbitration, and both will become free agents. Finally for a change Washington has had the guts to get rid of players who have overachieved while on their team. For too […]

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News from Nats Town-Pudge gets introduced and Strasburg the Philanthropist

The Nationals held the worlds first press conference to introduce a back up catcher today, as the club officially unveiled Ivan Rodriguez to the Washington public. Rodriguez was brought in by GM Mike Rizzo to serve as a role model and back-up catcher to the young and talented Jesus Flores. It appeared at the press […]

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News from Nats Town- Getting ready for the Hot Stove, and this summers draft

Top prospect and likely the top overall pick for next years MLB Draft, Bryce Harper, passed his GED earlier this week. Harper, 17, dropped out of high school after his sophomore season in order to attend community college this season, and become eligible for the 2010 draft. By leaving school a year early and getting […]

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Nationals Winter Meeting Update: Rule 5 Deals, Teams Interested In Dunn and Stammen

-The Washington Nationals selected four players in Major League Baseball’s Rule 5 Draft today, but traded their first overall pick, Jamie Hoffmann, to the Yankees as the “player to be named later,” in the Brian Bruney trade. Hoffman, 25, was drafted by the Nationals out of the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system. In 68 games […]

The Game Comes Home

This was sent in to me from Mike Porcelli of Snag Films. Take the time to watch this if you have some, it’s really interesting and a great watch. Mike says: “The Game Comes Home The legendary stories of Washington baseball greats Walter Johnson, Joe Judge, Clark Griffith, The Homestead Grays, Mickey Vernon, Frank Howard […]

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