Team News: Washington Nationals

  • Nats introducing new features at WinterFest
    The Nationals unveiled details for their annual WinterFest, which will be held this weekend at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. More than 20 Nationals players and team personnel are expected to attend, including new manager Dave Martinez.

  • Source: Nationals express interest in Arrieta
    In order to fill the need at the back end of their rotation, perhaps the Nationals will look to add another starting pitcher to the top of their rotation. Washington has expressed interested in free-agent right-hander Jake Arrieta, a source told's

  • Extra innings! Take 30% off orders over $30
    It's a special friends and family savings event at the Nationals Shop, where if you spend more than $30 you can take 30 percent off your order. Use the code BIGDEAL and save until 11:59 p.m. ET.

  • Martinez eager to get to work with Nationals
    It's been a whirlwind of a month for new Nationals manager Dave Martinez, a month that has included helping with the hiring process for his new coaching staff and preparing to take over a team with World Series aspirations.

  • Nats plan for quiet offseason to get louder
    Members of Washington's front office began outlining their plans for the Winter Meetings on Monday after general manager Mike Rizzo arrived late in the afternoon, preparing for a flurry of meetings over the next few days that the Nationals are hoping will

  • Martinez brings lessons learned from Maddon
    Nationals manager Dave Martinez never initially envisioned even himself as a coach. After a 16-year playing career, he thought perhaps he might be good at it, but it was too much travel. Plus, he had four children at home.

  • Winter Meetings interview with Dave Martinez
    Nationals manager Dave Martinez speaks with the media at the 2017 Winter Meetings.

  • Nats auction offers once-in-lifetime experiences
    The Nationals will offer up three items in this year's charity auction during the Winter Meetings, including the chance to be a media member for a day, a mascot appearance by Screech and Teddy and a Nats grounds crew experience.

  • Nationals ready to make upgrades at Meetings
    Like a number of teams so far this offseason, the Nationals have mostly been dormant. But this past weekend has seen two major pieces move, perhaps setting the stage for a flurry of activity when the Winter Meetings begin Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

  • Nats ready to follow up memorable '16 Meetings
    The Nationals played unofficial host for the 2016 Winter Meetings, as the event was held just outside of D.C. at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. So it was only fitting that they were right in the middle of seemingly every major move dur

  • Nats optimistic about Murphy, but have options
    The Nationals remain optimistic about second baseman Daniel Murphy's status for Opening Day after he underwent debridement and microfracture knee surgery on his right knee on Oct. 20, even though it is still a bit early on to tell.

  • MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018
    For the first time in three years, the top spot on's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Flo

  • Elder Boone confident in son's managerial skills
    Nationals vice president of player development Bob Boone, a former Major League player and manager, said his son, Aaron, has the knowledge and preparation to succeed in his new role as manager of the Yankees, despite no previous experience as a manager or

  • Nats aim to get most out of Wieters in 2018
    The Nationals have a plan to increase the production from their catchers next season, which could involve relying on a different mix of their current backstops, instead of any external upgrades.

  • Scherzer, wife welcome baby Brooklyn
    Scherzer, wife welcome baby Brooklyn

  • Rizzo: Nats have great shot to re-sign Harper
    Bryce Harper's potential free agency after next season has been one of baseball's most speculated and anticipated topics for the past few years. It is so rare that someone with the talent level and list of accomplishments such as Harper -- a five-time All

  • Nats face easier task building bullpen for '18
    Building a bullpen has become sort of a winterly tradition in Washington, one that a year ago gave Nationals fans stress as the team searched for an established closer. This offseason should present a much easier task for the Nats, however, considering th

  • Local bakery makes special cake for Scherzer
    Local bakery makes special cake for Scherzer

  • Is Walker HOF-worthy? Let us count the ways
    In the early years of Larry Walker's inclusion on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, a writer who once covered Walker wrote about how much he enjoyed watching Walker's skills in action, but that he wasn't a Hall of Famer because he wasn't serious enough ab

  • Inbox: Will Washington trade Harper?
    In the latest Inbox, beat reporter Jamal Collier fields questions from Nationals fans about Bryce Harper's status, the luxury tax and a reason to believe in Dave Martinez.

  • Nats' Gutierrez among AFL's breakout prospects
    Every year there are players who might not be at the top of prospect lists, but who use the Fall League as a bit of a coming out party. These are players who can be considered breakout prospects, with the usual caveat about small sample sizes.

  • Nats protect Gutierrez, Rodriguez from Rule 5
    The Nationals added third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez and right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez to their 40-man roster before Monday's 8 p.m. ET deadline to protect players from being selected in December's Rule 5 Draft.

  • Key early Nat Livan debuts on '18 HOF ballot
    The pitcher who threw out the first pitch in Nationals history will be making his debut on the Hall of Fame ballot this season.

  • New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in
    New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

  • Robles among AFL title game standouts
    Jim Callis identifies 10 prospects who stood out in the Arizona Fall League championship game.

  • Hello spring: Schedules are out
    The Nationals open up their Spring Training schedule with their shared tenant at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches and the defending World Series champion Astros on Feb. 23. It's the first of a 32-game Grapefruit League slate for the Nats before they wrap

  • Rendon earns MLB Award for Best Performance
    On April 30, Anthony Rendon went 6-for-6 with three home runs and 10 RBIs, pacing the Nationals' offense in a 23-5 victory over the Mets. That record-setting day has earned Rendon the Esurance MLB Award for Best Performance.

  • Nats' outfield depth an offseason advantage
    The Nationals are set to begin next season with a surplus of outfielders, something the team might be able to use to its advantage this offseason.

  • National pride: Max repeats as NL Cy winner
    For the second consecutive season, Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer won the National League Cy Young Award. He becomes the first pitcher to win consecutive NL Cy Young Awards since Clayton Kershaw did so in 2013-14. This is Scherzer's third Cy Young Aw

  • 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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