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A big #Nats day for international signings, arbitration players, and the 30-day countdown to Spring Training!

Today is a big day for the international scouting groups as it marks the start to the international signing period for free agents. The Washington Nationals made a big splash by signing shortstop Armando Cruz who is currently ranked № … Continue reading

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The Nats don’t want to trade Cade Cavalli or Jackson Rutledge and so far have told teams they are off-limits!

The Josh Bell acquisition cost the Washington Nationals their seventh rated prospect when Eddy Yean went to the Pirates as the centerpiece of that trade. Subsequently, there have been rumors swirling about other potential trades involving Kris Bryant and Eugenio … Continue reading

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Where do the #Nats go from here?

With Josh Bell, Kyle Schwarber, and Josh Harrison all signed, what moves will Washington Nationals’ general manager Mike Rizzo have up his winter sleeves? With a 40-man roster showing five vacancies, we can expect at least five moves and most … Continue reading

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Official: Nats sign Kyle Schwarber as a free agent! Time to pencil in a new lineup!

We had several scenarios for a Kyle Schwarber signing with the hopes he could play first base for the Washington Nationals. After the Josh Bell signing, the thoughts of adding Schwarber faded until rumors had surfaced from The Athletic’s Ken … Continue reading

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The entire landscape of the NL East, NL, and MLB changed today with the Lindor trade!

The Mets and Indians pulled off a blockbuster trade today that brought the team in Queens some royalty in the form of Francisco Lindor and his +5.6 WAR. If that was not enough, they also got starting pitching help in … Continue reading

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The international signings period begins in a dozen days! #Nats could add some key prospects to the farm like Armando Cruz!

We are just a dozen days away from the start to the international signing period that opens on January 15, and the Nats are supposed to make a big splash by signing shortstop Armando Cruz who is currently ranked № … Continue reading

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Cade Cavalli is the Baseball America #1 Nats prospect! He’s working out in Tulsa at the Sports Performance Institute!

The year of 2020 has been abnormal in almost every way. The MLB Draft during this year was a 5-round truncated version of its former self. With the 22nd pick in the first round of the 2020 draft the Washington … Continue reading

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With the Josh Bell acquisition, the #Nats starters are coming into focus!

Hocus pocus, things are coming into focus. Acquiring Josh Bell via the Christmas Eve 2020 trade with the Pirates was a much needed first step for a team that had the best record in the NL East for the previous … Continue reading

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Josh Bell checks off one more priority on our #Nats list in a Christmas Eve present!

The Washington Nationals have clear priorities for next year, and we took a deep dive into a Top-10 at the end of September. Sure, things changed quickly when manager Dave Martinez opted to make changes on his coaching staff. If … Continue reading

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So far, Nats fans just have Clay in their stockings and a few other stocking stuffers!

If you have been following along, most MLB teams have done nothing this offseason except for go into hibernation. There is a very good chance that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred will ask for a delay and shortening of the baseball … Continue reading

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