Category Archives: Roster

Bryce Harper just took his first batting practice in Spring Training

There was never a question of Bryce Harper being part of the Washington Nationals 2018 roster unless you listened to those who thought trading him prior to free agency was prudent.

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Connecting the dots in Spring Training for the Nationals

Connecting the dots to what we think we know is easier said than done. There are few rumors coming out of Nationals camp because for the most part — the roster is set.  Also, Dave Martinez has been very forthcoming with … Continue reading

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Who the heck is that guy? — 2018 edition! A guide to new #Nats roster players

It hasn’t been an especially eventful winter for the Washington Nationals, as general manager Mike Rizzo has preferred to bring back contributors to the 2017 season rather than acquiring new players for the Nats’ 40-man roster. Even still, there will … Continue reading

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Who the heck is that guy? — 2018 edition! A guide to #Nats non-roster pitchers

At long last, the Washington Nationals have announced who will be suiting up in red and white for the team’s second major league spring training in West Palm Beach, Florida. Along with 39 players on the major league roster (Joe … Continue reading

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Nats’ Spring Training opens tomorrow; Bryan Harper scores an invite as a Non-Roster Invitee

With Spring Training camp officially opening tomorrow, you had to figure the Nationals would print the non-roster invitee list soon — and they did within hours of camp opening. The most recognized last-name on the list of 21 non-roster players is … Continue reading

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Is the Hot Stove heating up? Does it matter for the #Nats?

There are, roughly speaking, two schools of thoughts about the Washington Nationals at this juncture. Although the long, dark winter without baseball is nearly at an end, the off-season has moved very slowly for free agents. Yu Darvish, projected as … Continue reading

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Gio Gonzalez the enigma; Who will he be in 2018?

Gio Gonzalez wanted that All-Star nod in 2017 so he could pitch in front of his hometown fans in Miami last year. It did not happen even though Gio was putting together perhaps his best season in the Majors. He … Continue reading

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The wait is almost over; Nationals’ Spring Training camp opens in 7 days

Spring Training 2018 officially opens one week from today as pitchers and catchers arrive at the Washington Nationals spring training facility at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida. If you look at that photo (above) … Continue reading

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Ryan Zimmerman and Sean Doolittle are Hall-of-Famers

At the 16th annual Step Up to the Plate fundraiser dinner, the University of Virginia honored Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and closer Sean Doolittle on Saturday night by inducting them into the baseball Hall of Fame. Zimmerman and … Continue reading

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The #Nats shouldn’t let the perfect — be the enemy of the good!

The off-season from hell (although, aren’t they all?) just keeps dragging ever onward. One of the subplots we are obviously very interested in as Washington Nationals fans is whether Mike Rizzo will end up making a trade or two.

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