Category Archives: Roster

First 18-gamer of 2018: Happy to escape at 9-9

 Lots of us would rather just forget the beginning of this season, so I’m almost reluctant to bring back the 18-gamers.  But here we are – exactly 1/9th of the way through the season, so it’s time to take … Continue reading

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Almost all of the #Nats non-roster invitees are gone!

The Washington Nationals have cut their list of non-roster invitees down from an original 21 to two (one of whom wasn’t even originally part of that list!) with a series of moves today meant to streamline their slate of players … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hellickson officially joins the #Nats…so, now what?

The Washington Nationals were looking at a competition for the fifth starter job in their rotation that, quite frankly, wasn’t too appealing. A.J. Cole spent years as a pitching prospect before finally graduating from prospect status last season. But while … Continue reading

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And then there were…45! #Nats roster battle coming into focus in WPB

It’s an off-day for the Washington Nationals in West Palm Beach, but nobody with anything to prove is going to be relaxing too much today. The Nats made their third round of cuts immediately after last night’s 7–4 victory over … Continue reading

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The #Nats are dealing with some injuries!

The Washington Nationals had hoped for better health at this point in spring training. Several players (Joe Ross, Adam Eaton, Daniel Murphy) entered camp still rehabbing from surgeries they underwent in 2017. A few more have been put on the … Continue reading

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What will the #Nats do with an open 25-man roster spot?

We’re now a week into Grapefruit League action, and while that’s still very early, we’re beginning to see some patterns emerging and perhaps a few hints for Opening Day from the Washington Nationals. It appears increasingly likely that second baseman … Continue reading

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Game #5 Gio Gonzalez makes his Grapefruit League debut against Miami

It is the Grapefruit League debut today for Gio Gonzalez at the FBOTPB near his hometown which usually brings out a few more fans from Hialeah. The Marlins are putting out a watered down line-up today, and Gio will not … Continue reading

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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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