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NL East Update: The one where the Marlins aren’t afraid of commitment

The Florida Marlins have extended starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco to a three-year, $26.5 million deal. I love it when the Marlins open up the checkbook! The team has always had confidence in their homegrown players, and they have to since they rarely take part in the free agent market. I like this move, as it […]


Rick Ankiel By The Numbers

When the Nationals signed Jayson Werth, we decided to take a look at the numbers behind the man who the club just shelled out $126 million to. We had so much fun with it, we decided to do the same and take a look at Matt Stairs long wondering career. Here we decided to continue the trend, checking […]


RHP Chad Gaudin Could Be A Valuable Innings Eater

On Friday the Washington Nationals announced the signing of versatile RHP Chad Gaudin. Gaudin has pitched for six teams over his eight-year career, the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Oakland A’s, the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and is looking to make the Nationals his seventh destination.  Over […]


Nationals Roll Dice With Ankiel

The Washington Nationals have signed Rick Ankiel to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million with incentives. Ankiel began last season with Kansas City Royals before being shipped to the Atlanta Braves, where he hit a memorable home run in Game 2 of the NLDS against the eventual champion San Francisco Giants. In 74 games last […]


Why Greinke Took Brewers Over Nats

Late last night the Milwaukee Brewers and the Kansas City Royals agreed to a trade that would send coveted former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke to the Brewers. According to Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman, the Washington Nationals and the Royals had previously agreed on a deal to send the right-hander to Washington, but Greinke […]


MLBTR Fans: Rangers Favorites To Get Greinke

MLB Trade Rumor’s poll asks fans where they think Zack Greinke will end up. The Rangers appear to be the consensus favorite to land the former Cy Young Award winner.


NL East Update: The one where Francis is close to “The Decision”

With several teams vying for his talents, Jeff Francis will be making his decision soon. Its funny how one year a guy can be the teams number one starter and lead them all the way to the World Series, only to have them get injured and you never hear from them again. That’s exactly what […]


Greinke Demands Trade – Ball Game Changed

We had learned earlier this week that Zack Greinke had fired his agent, however, Jon Paul Morosi reported last night that the right-handed ace has also “unequivocally,” asked for a trade out of Kansas City: “After Greinke switched representation from SFX Baseball to CAA, a high-ranking executive from another team told, “He really wants […]


Matt Stairs, By The Numbers

When the Nationals signed Jayson Werth, we decided to take a look at the numbers behind the man who the club just shelled out $126 million to. We had so much fun with it, we decided to do the same and take a look at Matt Stairs long wondering career. We found some interesting stuff […]

Nationals Sign Wang

The Washington Nationals announced this evening in a press release that they have resigned starting pitcher Chein-Ming Wang: Wang, 30, returns for a second season with the Nationals organization. He did not pitch in 2010 while working with the Nationals’ training staff on a rehab program designed to regain full health from July 2009 right […]


Greinke Can Block A Trade To Washington

According to Jon Paul Morosi, Zack Greinke’s no-trade clause could allow him to block a trade to the Washington Nationals: “Zack Greinke’s no-trade clause allows him to block trades to 15 teams. And that list includes the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals, according to a major-league source.”  While it is interesting […]


Nationals Trade Josh Willingham To Oakland For Prospects

The Washington Nationals agreed Thursday to a trade that sent outfielder Josh Willingham to the Oakland A’s in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Henry Rodriguez and outfielder Corey Brown. Rodriguez, who signed with the A’s as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela, has one of the more explosive arms in baseball. In 2010, on […]


Catching up with the Chicago White Sox: South Side Sox

This off-season The Nats Blog will be conducting interviews with sites from all thirty teams. One team a week leading up to the start of the 2011 baseball season. This week I spoke with Mark Primiano from South Side Sox, one of the top Chicago White Sox blogs on the net, to talk about former […]


Nats grab former Expo Matt Stairs

The Washington Nationals signed veteran pinch-hitting specialist Matt Stairs to a minor league contract yesterday and have awarded him an invitation to Spring Training. Stairs, who will be 43 in February, has hit 265 homeruns in his career. Of those, 23 were pinch-hit homeruns, which is a major league record. Stairs hit .232/.306/.475 in 111 […]


Nats Launch New Ticket Site – Stephen Strasburg Conspicuously Absent From Intro

The Washington Nationals have launched a microsite in an attempt to boost season-ticket sales for the 2011 season, reports Eric Fisher of the Washington Business Journal: “The site,, was created with the aid of MLB Advanced Media and the team’s advertising and branding agency of record, Forty Forty. The intent is to create a more […]