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Wire Taps: Everyone likes Nats & Dallas Keuchel as a match; Bryce Harper 2018 defensive stats “explained” + more...

Wire Taps: Everyone likes Nats & Dallas Keuchel as a match; Bryce Harper 2018 defensive stats “explained” + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you patiently wait for the Hot Stove to heat up... We’re starting to think Bryce Harper took grounders at first base this season just so Scott Boras could talk about it when Harper hit free agency. A lot of folks out there think that it makes sense for Dallas Keuchel to end up in the nation’s capital. Going back to Harper’s 2018 campaign, Scott Boras would like to explain why the defensive numbers looked like they did. Going back to Harper will be a thing for the Nationals until he signs. So just get used to it... NATIONAL(S)...
Federal Baseball Nov 17, 2018
AFL Championship Game GameThread: Washington Nationals’ prospects in AFL on TV...

AFL Championship Game GameThread: Washington Nationals’ prospects in AFL on TV...

Your chance to see the Washington Nationals’ prospects in the Arizona Fall League in action one last time... 3:00 PM EST from Arizona on the MLB Network (and MLB.com). The Arizona Fall League wraps up this afternoon with the AFL Championship Game, which features the Peoria Javelinas (with prospects from the Braves, Brewers, Mariners, Padres, and Rays) against the Salt River Rafters (D-Backs, Rockies, Twins, Marlins, and Nationals) at 3:00 PM EST on the MLB Network and MLB.com. If you’re interested in getting a look at the Washington Nationals’ prospects in the AFL, this will be your...
Federal Baseball Nov 17, 2018
Wire Taps: Nationals’ rumored interest in Patrick Corbin; Bryce Harper chatter; MASN update...

Wire Taps: Nationals’ rumored interest in Patrick Corbin; Bryce Harper chatter; MASN update...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news with updates on the Nats’ search for pitching, Bryce Harper’s free agency, the MASN dispute + more... Will the Nationals turn to Patrick Corbin to fill the rotation void left by Gio Gonzalez’s move to the Brewers and now free agency? Will the Lerners be willing to go to 10/$350-$400 if it ends up being what it takes to bring Bryce Harper back? Are you going to be watching this afternoon’s Arizona Fall League title game, which includes all the Nats’ prospects out in the AFL? Get caught up on the latest Nationals news ... Right...
WTOP Nov 16, 2018

Orioles, Nats finish arguments in TV dispute rehearing

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles finished their arguments in a two-day rehearing before a committee of baseball executives in their long-running dispute over television rights fees. They completed their presentations…
Federal Baseball Nov 16, 2018
Wire Taps: The one Cy Young vote for Max Scherzer; Starting pitching market; Bryce Harper’s expectations...

Wire Taps: The one Cy Young vote for Max Scherzer; Starting pitching market; Bryce Harper’s expectations...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news then have a nice weekend doing whatever you do when there’s no baseball ... though there is the AFL championship game on Saturday. The MLB All-Stars are wrapping up in Japan. Families are beginning to prepare turkeys. It feels like Bryce Harper should sign soon. And yet, no real rumors about Harper have emerged yet, because life is just a waiting game, it seems. Anyways, here’s the scoop from South Capitol: The Nationals need starting pitching. and Mike Rizzo is keeping ‘all of our avenues open.’ (WaPo)The Nats could go for Patrick...
Federal Baseball Nov 16, 2018
Nationals’ best decision of 2018? Calling Juan Soto up in May...

Nationals’ best decision of 2018? Calling Juan Soto up in May...

An injury to Howie Kendrick in May led the Washington Nationals to call Juan Soto up from Double-A to make his MLB debut... Washington Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo explained the thinking behind calling Juan Soto up from Double-A to the majors when the decision was made back in mid-May, following a season-ending injury to infielder/outfielder Howie Kendrick. Soto, 19, had struggled through an injury-impacted campaign in 2017, but picked up where he left off when healthy in previous seasons, posting a .362/.462/.757 line with 10 doubles, 14 home runs, 29 walks, and 28 Ks in 39 games and 182...
Federal Baseball Nov 15, 2018
Nationals reveal new Spring Training threads for 2019...

Nationals reveal new Spring Training threads for 2019...

The Washington Nationals will be wearing new uniforms during Spring Training. The Washington Nationals dropped some heat on a chilly Thursday morning when they revealed their new Spring Training uniforms. The jersey resembles the Nationals’ latest alternate uniforms they wore during the 2018 regular season. However, the spring training jersey is white with blue letters instead of blue with red letters. The hats have a unique style compared to past years, as the Nationals ditched their trademark Curly W. New season, new #SpringTraining threads.(Single-game tix are on sale. See you...
Federal Baseball Nov 15, 2018
Wire Taps: No Cy Young for Max Scherzer this year; P-Nats’ new home + some Bryce Harper opinions...

Wire Taps: No Cy Young for Max Scherzer this year; P-Nats’ new home + some Bryce Harper opinions...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the next BBWAA award is handed out tonight... No Cy Young for Max Scherzer this year, though as WaPost writer Chelsea Janes notes in a story linked below, Scherzer realized Jacob deGrom would win it back in September. The P-Nats have a new home. The Marlins are hiring. People have opinions on Bryce Harper + more... Catch up on all the latest Nationals news below... NATS BEAT: Nationals Winterfest returns to Nats Park - (wusa9.com)"The Nationals Winterfest is coming home for the holidays and it's a great day to celebrate baseball...
Federal Baseball Nov 14, 2018
Max Scherzer finishes second in voting for 2018 NL Cy Young

Max Scherzer finishes second in voting for 2018 NL Cy Young

Mets’ ace Jacob deGrom is the 2018 Cy Young award winner after Nationals’ No. 1 starter Max Scherzer took home the award in 2016-2017. Max Scherzer’s bid for a third straight National League Cy Young ended with a second-place finish in this year’s voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Scherzer received just one first-place vote and 29 second-place votes. New York Mets’ right-hander Jacob deGrom got the nod from the BBWAA voters, earning the award for the first time in his career with 29 first-place votes. Scherzer, 34, went (18-7) in 33 outings in 2018, with...
WTOP Nov 14, 2018

Max Scherzer denied by deGrom in bid for 3rd-straight NL Cy Young

Despite a career-high 300 strikeouts, Max Scherzer came up short to New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom in the 2018 National League Cy Young Award vote.
Federal Baseball Nov 14, 2018
Wire Taps: MASN dispute could end this week; Soto and Acuña’s friendship + more...

Wire Taps: MASN dispute could end this week; Soto and Acuña’s friendship + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before we find out if Max Scherzer is Cy Young-worthy... Welcome to the bad part of November: when players want to “hang out” with their “families” instead of thinking about important things, like contracts. Here’s the scoop from South Capitol: The Nationals-Orioles MASN dispute could finally end this week (WaPo)The Nationals have spent years waiting for money from MASN. They have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. This week, it could all finally come to a close, providing a neat and tidy ending to the affair —...
Federal Baseball Nov 14, 2018
Will Max Scherzer win third straight NL Cy Young award tonight?

Will Max Scherzer win third straight NL Cy Young award tonight?

Max Scherzer is a finalist for the 2018 NL Cy Young award, but the chatter out there is that Jacob deGrom is going to take this one after a dominant season on the mound... Max Scherzer finished his 2018 campaign with an (18-7) record in 33 starts, a 2.53 ERA, 2.65 FIP, 51 walks (2.08 BB/9), 300 strikeouts (12.24 K/9), and a .188/.247/.332 line against in 220 2⁄3 innings pitched, over which he was worth a career-high 7.2 fWAR. Scherzer, 34, led all National League starters in strikeouts, K/9, K/BB (5.88), WHIP (0.911), opponents’ AVG, total innings, and wins, finished second in...
Federal Baseball Nov 13, 2018
Wire Taps: Soto loses out on ROY; Harper’s impact in big markets

Wire Taps: Soto loses out on ROY; Harper’s impact in big markets

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the next BBWAA award is handed out... Yesterday was not a great day for the Nationals, as Bryce Harper rejected their qualifying offer and Juan Soto lost Rookie of the Year. One would have thought those would have ended after their season ended. Here’s the news from Nats Park: Regular Nats Beat/National Beat: Explaining my National League ROY ballot (NBC Sports Washington)Todd Dybas explains why he was one of two BBWAA voters who chose Soto over Acuña, which came down to stats — plenty of them advanced — of which Soto took nine...
WTOP Nov 13, 2018

Final 2018 MLB Cy Young, MVP Awards predictions

Will Max Scherzer win his third straight National League Cy Young Award? Our MLB predictor model says the race is very close.
Federal Baseball Nov 12, 2018
Juan Soto finishes second in voting for 2018 NL Rookie of the Year...

Juan Soto finishes second in voting for 2018 NL Rookie of the Year...

Juan Soto received some first place votes, but finished second in the voting for the 2018 National League Rookie of the Year. Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez was asked in mid-September about the race for the 2018 NL Rookie of the Year, which seemed likely at that point to come down to a battle between Atlanta Braves’ outfielder Ronald Acuña, Jr. and Nats’ outfielder Juan Soto, both of whom he had seen plenty of this season. “You’re talking about two premier young players going at it, and they’re both good players,” Martinez told reporters. “Of course I’m...

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    Trevor Rosenthal

    Wire Taps: Harper in the Bronx?; Soto in Japan, ROY fight

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    Max Scherzer

    Wire Taps: The one Cy Young vote for Max Scherzer; Starting pitching market; Bryce Harper’s expectations...

  • Juan Soto

    Juan Soto

    Nationals’ best decision of 2018? Calling Juan Soto up in May...

  • Anthony Rendon

    Anthony Rendon

    Washington Nationals priority should be Anthony Rendon, not Bryce Harper

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    Sean Doolittle

    Wire Taps: Nationals and Trevor Rosenthal finalizing deal; Bryce Harper; J.T. Realmuto chatter + more...

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