Ryan Braun Tests Positive for PEDs

This blog is usually reserved for issues related to the Washington Nationals.  Occasionally, though, some stories transcend a single team and touches a core issue related to the league and its fans.  This is one of those occasions.  According to ESPN, Milwaukee Brewers RF and 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun has tested positive for performance […]

How The Pujols Signing Affects Zimmerman’s Extension

As the Washington Nationals leave the Winter Meetings disjointed after not signing their number one target, Mark Buehrle, the Nationals don’t have a lot of options left, as I wrote a bit about yesterday.  One thing that is on the team’s radar is the looming extension for Ryan Zimmerman. We discussed this for a few […]

Nats Talk On The Go: Episode 3

In this week’s episode of Nats Talk On The Go, The Nats Blog’s Joe Drugan and Capitol Baseball‘s Craig MacHenry talk about the Washington Nationals and Winter Meetings.  The podcast is available on iTunes and available for streaming. Contents Nats Headlines: Mark Buehrle Rule 5 Draft Outfield (Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper) Winter Meetings Headlines: […]

Winter Meetings Disappointing For Nationals So Far

Today is the last official day of Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings, and the Washington Nationals haven’t been quite the story that many expected.  The Winter Meetings this year were supposed to be a continuation of the Nationals Phase Two, which included Jayson Werth’s 7-year, $126 million deal this time last year.  So far, it’s […]

Recapping Day 1 of the Winter Meetings for the Nationals

Despite their desire to make a big splash at the meetings, the Washington Nationals were no where to be found on Day 1 of the MLB Winter Meetings.  Unless you count conflicting rumors flying off the handle about the teams interest in CJ Wilson, Mark Buehrle, Prince Fielder, and even Albert Pujols.  Here’s what we […]


Stan Kasten Teams Up With Magic Johnson To Try And Buy The Dodgers

Former Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten is reportedly part of an ownership group with former NBA legend Magic Johnson that will attempt to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from embattled owner Frank McCourt, the Los Angeles Times reports. “Stan Kasten is my man,” Magic told the LA Times. “He’s a winner, he’s built two incredible […]

Biggest Surprises of 2011 – #1: Michael Morse

In the final installment of the five biggest surprises on the Washington Nationals roster, we take a look at the team’s MVP: Michael Morse. Entering the 2011 season, there was no doubt that NatsTown expected big things out of Morse, who hit .289 with 15 HR and 41 RBI in just 266 at-bats in 2010.  […]


Biggest Surprises of 2011 – #2: Wilson Ramos

In today’s installment of the five biggest surprises on the Washington Nationals roster we take a look at Wilson Ramos and his impressive breakout season. Wilson Ramos may have gotten more publicity for his kidnapping than his actual performance on the field last year, so I think its time we finally recognize his breakout 2011 […]

Nats Talk On The Go podcast: Episode 2

Today, we release Episode 2 of Nats Talk On The Go, a Washington Natonals podcast featuring Craig MacHenry of Capitol Baseball and Joe Drugan.  Listen here, or subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.  Thanks for listening and for the suggestions for topics on Twitter.  We’ll be doing another podcast next week for the winter meetings, so […]


Biggest Surprises Of 2011 – #3: Ian Desmond’s Defense

In today’s installment of the five biggest surprises on the Washington Nationals roster we take a look at Ian Desmond, and perhaps more specifically, his glove. If you’ll remember, one of the biggest questions entering 2011 for the Nationals was whether or not Desmond, who underwent a terrible rookie year defensively in 2010, could survive […]


Biggest Surprises of 2011 – #4: Jordan Zimmermann

In today’s installment of the five biggest surprises on the Washington Nationals 2011 roster, we look at Jordan Zimmermann, the young right-handed starter who solidified his place in the Nationals rotation with a strong 2011 campaign. We all know the hype that has come with all-world prospects Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, but lets not […]