Team News: Washington Nationals

  • Mo'ne Davis speaks as Play Ball ambassador
    Mo'ne Davis, now an ambassador for MLB's Play Ball initiative, spoke to the crowd at the Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors about the impact sports and baseball has made on her life, one which she called "life changing."

  • Nationals' rotation if season started today
    We're less than a month away from Spring Training, so it's a good time to project what each club's Opening Day rotation will look like, or at least what it would look like if the season started today. With the help of all 30 beat writers, here's a

  • One thing on Nats' wish list: Lefty reliever
    As the Nats begin polishing off their offseason, one area they may need to still address is their shortage of left-handed pitchers, especially in the bullpen.

  • Kieboom, Garcia among Top 10 SS prospects
    They may not be the equal of the Holy Trinity of Nomar Garciaparra, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez from two decades ago, but today's crop of young shortstops stacks up well against most in history.

  • Here is each team's next Hall of Famer
    With the 2019 Hall of Fame class being finalized this week, let's guess the next Hall of Famer to wear each team's hat on his plaque.

  • 30 best defensive prospects -- 1 for each team
    Evaluating defense is still very much subjective, with metrics measuring fielding still imperfect. Still, each system has glovework that stands out more than others, and we considered many to present one best defender from each organization.

  • First Spring Training workout dates for all clubs
    Major League Baseball has revealed the first Spring Training workout dates for pitchers and catchers and those for the full squads for all 30 clubs. MLB also announced game times for all Cactus and Grapefruit League action in February and March.

  • Inbox: What are pros, cons of signing Harper?
    In the latest Inbox, beat reporter Jamal Collier weighs the benefits vs. risks of inking Bryce Harper to a longterm megadeal.

  • Phils set to pounce on Bryce; will Nats counter?
    A new team has reportedly surpassed the Nationals as the presumptive favorites to land Bryce Harper, and with just about a month to go before the start of Spring Training, the market for the 26-year old former National League Most Valuable Player Award wi

  • The Hall of Fame ballot results are ...
    Six writers were among those eligible to cast ballots in the 2019 Hall of Fame vote conducted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. As many as four candidates -- and possibly more -- could be elected, according to the public ballots ama

  • Dozier eyes bounce-back season with Nats
    Free-agent second baseman Brian Dozier said he had offers for more years and for more money than the one-year, $9 million contract he signed with the Nationals, but he believed D.C. was the "best fit."

  • Nats have made biggest 2B upgrade
    As quiet as the offseason has seemed at times, there have been some important additions. With that in mind, here is a position-by-position look at which teams have done the most to upgrade weak spots, taking into account both their 2018 production (or lac

  • Each team's lineup if season started today
    We're less than a month away from Spring Training, so it's a good time to project what each club's Opening Day lineup will look like, or at least what it would look like if the season started today. With the help of all 30 beat writers, here's a r

  • Robles named to 2019 All-Defense Team
    Even with all of the variables, however, certain players stood out and were mentioned frequently when polled about the top defensive prospects. Here are the best defensive prospects in baseball.

  • The 1 player most likely to be a National in '25
    Today at the Thirty, we attempt to pick the one player on each team's current 40-man roster who is most likely to still be on that roster in six years.

  • Nats sign Dozier to 1-year, $9 million deal
    The Nationals signed free-agent second baseman Brian Dozier to a one-year, $9 million contract and designated infielder Matt Reynolds for assignment on Sunday.

  • Rendon, Turner avoid arbitration; 2 players don't
    The Nationals agreed to one-year deals with third baseman Anthony Rendon and shortstop Trea Turner on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

  • Inbox: Are Harper rumors affecting Nats?
    Today's Nationals Inbox begins with Harper and the fallout that his potential return could bring.

  • The nastiest pitches to face, as voted by players
    Big league pitching, at large, is at some sort of zenith of nastiness at the moment. But which specific pitcher's specific pitch is the nastiest of all right now?

  • 1 question for each club before Spring Training
    Believe it or not, we're only a little more than one month away from Spring Training.

  • Here's why signing vet Sanchez was a smart bet
    Why are the Nationals placing their bets on Anibal Sanchez? Well, perhaps his 2018 season was no fluke. There are signs of a late-career second wind.

  • Breaking down the Nationals' outfielders
    Here's a look at the Nationals' outfielders, what questions they will carry with them into the start of Spring Training and how their playing time might be affected if Bryce Harper does reunite with his former team.

  • Robles is Nationals' fastest prospect
    Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum identify MLB's fastest prospects -- the best base-stealers and top defenders -- in each organization.

  • Harper's decision could change MLB landscape
    So much of this offseason has revolved around where Bryce Harper might be going that we've forgotten to consider what would happen if he stays put.

  • 30 resolutions: A pledge for every team in '19
    In the spirit of optimism that the New Year brings, today at the Thirty, we give each MLB team one resolution for 2019.

  • Soto ran bases in reverse after softball dinger
    Soto ran bases in reverse after softball dinger

  • 3 key needs Nats face before Spring Training
    In what has already been an active offseason, the Nationals have a few more items to cross off their winter checklist as the calendar turns to 2019. Here are three things the Nationals need to do before they head to West Palm Beach for Spring Training.

  • Each team's best defensive play of 2018
    Great defensive plays can leave us awe-inspired and wanting more. As we look back on the 2018 season with the help of each beat writer, here is each club's top defensive play of the year.

  • Soto's debut among most impressive in 2018
    Here is a look at 10 players who debuted in MLB this past season, and the stats that show why they bear watching moving forward.

  • Nats finalize 2-year deal with Anibal Sanchez
    The Nationals announced on Thursday the signing of Anibal Sanchez to a two-year deal, along with a team option for 2021.

  • Soto among the names we learned in 2018
    As we look back at 2018 during the final days of the year, we thought it might be fun and instructive to look back at the 10 players who, at this time last year, few but the most die-hard of baseball fans knew the names of … and now are a part o

  • 10 historic performances from 2018
    Much of the focus in baseball right now is on who will sign where, and what will happen next year. But as 2018 winds down, it's worth taking one last look at the players who made history on the field last season. There were a lot of amazing performances,

  • Inbox: Would Nats exceed luxury tax for Harper?
    Have the Nationals moved on from Bryce Harper or would the club go over the threshold to bring back the All-Star slugger? Beat writer Jamal Collier answers that and more in the latest Inbox.

  • Martinez grateful for family, Corbin at holidays
    Nationals manager Dave Martinez took a few extra minutes to sit down with at the Winter Meetings and share some of his holiday plans and memories.

  • Nationals' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Nationals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Washington's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

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