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Projecting a Desmond Extension

Heading into this offseason, one of the main priorities for the Washington Nationals has been agreeing to extensions with two core players set to be free agents in 2015: Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond. Zimmermann seems the less likely of the two to stay with the Nats. He and the Nationals came to a 2-year, […]

Nats Talk On The Go: Episode 71

We've got another live episode of Nats Talk On The Go, where we'll discuss Nate McLouth and Jerry Blevins, the Rule 5 draft, and a whole bunch of rule changes. Tweet us @TheNatsBlogJoe and @CraigMac with questions. Subscribe via iTunes or download directly. http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZCcRiroZXCI

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Nats Acquire LHP Jerry Blevins from Athletics

The Nationals have satisfied one of their biggest needs of the offseason today with the acquisition of Jerry Blevins from the Oakland Athletics. Blevins is a left-handed reliever, which is among the biggest needs for the Nats heading into the offseason. The A's will get the Nats 2013 Minor League Player of the Year OF […]

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Breaking: Nats Acquire Doug Fister From Tigers

The hot stove for the Nationals went from ice cold to scalding hot with one report on Monday evening. The Nats officially announced that they acquired starting right-handed pitcher Doug Fister from the Detroit Tigers. In return, they sent INF Steve Lombardozzi, LHP Ian Krol, and LHP Robbie Ray to Detroit. The deal seems like […]

Nats Talk On The Go: Episode 69

We've got a fun show planned for you today, and for you Aaron Sorkin fans, you won't want to miss the intro. There are plenty of hot stove topics to discuss, including Ian Desmond, Trent Jewett, pitching, and more. We'll be live at 7:30 pm EST, and as always, the podcast will be available via […]

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Baseball America’s Top Ten Nationals Prospects for 2014 – Part Two

On November 6th, Baseball America released their rankings of the top ten prospects in the Nationals’ system for the 2014 season. BA is one of the most respected prospect publications in all of baseball, and their rankings are among the most highly anticipated every year. Today, we'll look at the top five prospects. (We covered […]

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Baseball America’s Top Ten Nationals Prospects for 2014 – Part One

On November 6th, Baseball America released their rankings of the top ten prospects in the Nationals’ system for the 2014 season. BA is one of the most respected prospect publications in all of baseball, and their rankings are among the most highly anticipated every year. Here’s how they've assessed the future Nationals stars. Today, we'll […]

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Should Ian Desmond’s Extension Be Comparable To Ryan Zimmerman’s?

When you think of “franchise” players for the Washington Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman is the one that comes to mind. Last offseason, Zimmerman signed a well-deserved six-year, $100 million contract extension, which showed how the Nats front office feels about the All-Star third baseman. With that, it stands to reason that the Nats would consider offering […]

Nats Talk On The Go: Episode 68

Welcome to our first ever live episode of Nats Talk On The Go! Craig and I wanted to try this so you can all see how we do these podcasts, in living color. And you should also be able to participate.  We'll try to keep up with Twitter (@TheNatsBlogJoe and @CraigMac) in case you want […]

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Baseball Prospectus’ Jason Parks Really Likes Lucas Giolito

Lucas Giolito was a bit of a gamble for the Nationals 2012 first round draft pick. He had an elbow issue, which eventually required Tommy John surgery, but he was also a former consensus number one overall pick before the injury. The Nats, with their history of being unafraid to draft proven talent with injury […]

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Report: Nationals Will Hire Matt Williams As Manager

According to FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal, the Washington Nationals plan to hire Matt Williams as their manager with the goal of keeping current bench coach Randy Knorr, who was also a candidate for the managerial job, on in his current role. Sources:

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Stephen Strasburg Should Get Cy Young Votes

Jordan Zimmermann has gotten a lot of well-deserved recognition after his incredible season, and he has continued to get better each year following his 2009 Tommy John surgery. Because of Zimmermann, and in the wake of a few uncharacteristic appearances early in the season, it seems that many have taken for granted what the team […]

End of Season Podcast With Citizens of Natstown

This weekend, I went to hang out with the Citizens of Natstown, District Sports Page's Alyssa Wolice, and NatsGM.com's Ryan Sullivan and record a massive end-of-season episode of their podcast. I'm not joking about massive. If you have a few free hours to kill and want to listen to eight people talk about baseball, feel […]

Happy Anniversary, Werthquake

Yes, it was one year ago today that Jayson Werth put an explosive cap on one of the most exciting games in Washington Nationals history when he demolished a walkoff home run into the Cardinals bullpen in Game Four of the 2012 National League Division Series. Whether you were at the game, at a bar, […]

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