1:51 PM EDT, Fri October 31, 2014

Nats pick up option on Span, decline LaRoche and Soriano

The Nationals made their first contract decisions of the offseason Thursday afternoon, picking up the $9 million option they held on center fielder Denard Span for 2015 but declining their options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano. None of the three moves was a surprise, but each helps shape the club’s roster…
Nationals Journal | Washington Post 21 hours ago

Nationals pick up Denard Span’s 2015 option, decline options for Adam LaRoche, Rafael Soriano

On the first day of the offseason, the Nationals exercised Denard Span’s $9 million team option for the 2015 season, according to a person familiar with the situation, a no-brainer move that was expected following the center fielder’s excellent 2014 season. In his second season in Washington, Span...

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Washington Post 2 hours ago

Nats Journal: The Giants won the World Series. Did the Nationals have a better team?

It would be difficult to understate one locally relevant current that ran through the World Series, in conversations with players, executives, scouts, writers and even commissioners. The Nationals, so many people believed, not only had a team worthy of the World Series; they had a team that should have gone to the World Series, and the baseball industry remained surprised they did not make it. Read full article >>

The Giants won the World Series. Did the Nationals have a better team?

It would be difficult to understate one locally relevant current that ran through the World Series, in conversations with players, executives, scouts, writers and even commissioners. The Nationals, so many people believed, not only had a team worthy of the World Series; they had a team that should have gone to the World Series, and the […]
MASN Sports 3 hours ago

Adam LaRoche was a true leader, set the tone on and off the field for Nationals - Byron Kerr

Adam LaRoche was a true leader, set the tone on and off the field for Nationals
CSN Washington 13 hours ago

Nationals roster review: Tanner Roark

Tanner Roark continues to defy the odds, so much so that the right-hander has firmly established himself as a key part of the Nationals' star-studded rotation.
Washington Post 20 hours ago

Michael Morse savors sweet season in San Francisco

In the middle of 2009, Michael Morse played for Class AAA Tacoma, an afterthought in his own organization. He had been a shortstop, and a third baseman, and he was huge, so the Seattle Mariners decided he had no position and stuck him in the minors. The Mariners thought one more defensive outfielder may help them make the playoffs. They asked the Nationals about Ryan Langerhans. Read full article >>
MASN Sports 23 hours ago

Livan Hernandez's story chronicled in ESPN's "Brothers in Exile" on Nov. 4 - Nationals Buzz

Livan Hernandez's story chronicled in "Brothers in Exile" on ESPN on Nov. 4
CSN Washington Oct 30, 2014

Trio of Nationals players becomes free agents

With the World Series over, Asdrubal Cabrera, Scott Hairston and Nate Schierholtz are officially free agents, and a couple more Nationals players could join that list in the next few days.

Cabrera, Hairston, Schierholtz become free agents

Three veteran Nationals players officially became free agents today, the conclusion of the World Series signaling the beginning of baseball’s annual Hot Stove League. Infielder Asdrubal Cabrera and outfielders Scott Hairston and Nate Schierholtz are three of 121 major league players who are now free agents, according to a list released by the MLB Players…
Washington Post Oct 30, 2014

Nats Journal: Welcome to the offseason

As Pablo Sandoval settled under Salvador Perez’s pop-up for the final out of Game 7, the Giants’ third World Series title in five years marked the end of the 2014 season. Pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in more than three months. The next meaningful baseball game won’t take place for five months. But even though there won’t be any games for some time, baseball doesn’t stop. Read full article >>

Welcome to the offseason

As Pablo Sandoval settled under Salvador Perez’s pop-up for the final out of Game 7, the Giants’ third World Series title in five years marked the end of the 2014 season. Pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in more than three months. The next meaningful baseball game won’t take place for five months. […]
MASN Sports Oct 30, 2014

Catchers Severino and Kieboom coming along well at the plate - Byron Kerr

Catching prospects Severino and Kieboom coming along well at the plate in AFL

Throwback Thursday: An extra special opener

Throwback Thursday: Nats earn extra special win in opener on Rendon's homer
CSN Washington Oct 29, 2014

Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 in Series Game 7

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings as the Giants held off the Royals 3-2 in Game 7 of the World Series for their third title in five years.
CSN Washington Oct 29, 2014

Nationals roster review: Gio Gonzalez

Gio Gonzalez battled through the first arm injury of his career early in 2014, but the left-hander rediscovered himself after that.

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