10:43 PM EST, Fri December 19, 2014

What happens to the Nationals’ PTBNL (Trea Turner) in the meantime?

With the Nationals-Padres-Rays 11-player trade officially completed, the Nationals have received right-handed starting prospect Joe Ross and a player to be named later in exchange for outfielder Steven Souza Jr. and minor league left-hander Travis Ott. It is already widely known, however, that the player to be named will be Trea Turner, a shortstop the Padres […]
CSN Washington 13 hours ago

Drew Storen goes 1-on-1 with Mark Zuckerman at NatsFest

Nationals closer Drew Storen went one-on-one with Mark Zuckerman to talk about his offseason and his expectations for 2015.

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CSN Washington 10 hours ago

Moore, Taylor hope to be in mix for Nats' bench spots

If the Nats promote from within to fill out their bench, Tyler Moore and Michael Taylor will be frontrunners to win those jobs.
Washington Post 13 hours ago

Nationals’ Mike Rizzo, scout? No. Mike Rizzo, trading machine

Mike Rizzo inherited the the Nationals’ general manager job in the oddest of manners when an age-changing scandal in the Dominican Republic eventually led to the resignation of Jim Bowden, the Nationals’ original GM. Rizzo was sitting there as the assistant general manager and scouting director, and Stan Kasten, then the team president, gave him the job on an interim basis.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Dec 18, 2014

Winter Classic rink construction well underway at Nats Park

The Nationals tweeted a photo of the rink being built at Nats Park on Thursday for an update on the progress.
CSN Washington Dec 18, 2014

Nats recall NLDS, watching Giants win World Series

CSN asked several Nats players what it was like to watch the Giants go on to win the World Series after bouncing them from the playoffs.

DC Sports Bog: A Winter Classic alumni game wasn’t scuttled because of the field quality at Nats Park

There will be no alumni game in the run up to the Winter Classic at Nats Park this month. Several explanations have been offered on this topic, the latest coming in an ESPN.com story earlier this week.Read full article >>

Nats recall NLDS, watching Giants win World Series

After narrowly beating the Washington Nationals in four games in the 2014 NLDS, the San Francisco Giants went on to take their third World Series title in the last five years. Madison Bumgarner overcame his Game 3 loss to the Nats to cement himself in MLB postseason history. It earned him Sports Illustrated’s ‘Sportsman of…
Washington Post Dec 18, 2014

DC Sports Bog: Mike Rizzo and the Nats ‘made out like bandits’ in three-way deal

As word of the 11-player trade involving the Nationals, Rays and Padres trickled out Wednesday evening, the initial reaction from many fans went something like this: How does Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo do it?Read full article >>
Washington Post Dec 18, 2014

If Matt Kemp trade to Padres falls through, impact could touch Phillies, Rays, Nationals

Remember when the Dodgers ended the Winter Meetings by blowing up little bits and pieces from all over baseball? Yep, that was so last week.Here’s the problem: According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Dodgers’ trade of outfielder Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres is on hold because a physical exam has revealed arthritis in both of Kemp’s hips. The Padres, according to Nightengale, are currently evaluating whether the condition will impact his career.Read full article >>
MASN Sports Dec 18, 2014

Baseball Prospectus No. 1 Nats prospect: Lucas Giolito - Byron Kerr

Right-hander Giolito named the Nats' No. 1 prospect in Baseball Prospectus rankings
CSN Washington Dec 18, 2014

'Baseball in the District' - Kurkjian, Zuckerman & Corcoran talk Nats

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian, SI's Cliff Corcoran and our own Mark Zuckerman joined us to share their opinions on the Nats' offseason so far.

‘Baseball in the District’ – Kurkjian, Zuckerman & Corcoran

With the Winter Meetings and NatsFest in the books, Tim Murray of ESPN 980 and I decided to sit down and record an offseason episode of ‘Baseball in the District.’ With so much to talk about, we booked three guests to analyze the Nationals both from a local and national perspective. ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian, SI’s Cliff…
MASN Sports Dec 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday: The catch - Nationals Buzz

Yesterday, it was reported that the Nationals were involved in a three-team trade, dealing Stephen Souza Jr. to the Rays for two prospects from the Padres. Automatically, I know the first thing that comes to mind is "The Catch", so...
Washington Post Dec 18, 2014

Nats Journal: The implications of the Steven Souza Jr. trade

At some point, likely later on Thursday after the physicals are done, the Nationals will officially announce an 11-player trade with the Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres. Wil Myers, the 2013 American League rookie of the year coming off an injured season, will be the centerpiece of the trade between the Rays and Padres. The Padres, the worst offense in baseball last season, have been aggressive all winter in adding offseason, agreeing to trade for Matt Kemp and now Myers. With a new regime, the Rays have been selling off some of their parts.Read full article >>

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