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There are some #Nats players with a chance to make the roster. Who are they?

Usually the Nationals have over 60-players in Spring Training camp. This year the group is smaller. Officially the entire healthy portion of the 40-man roster is part of a team’s spring training roster, and they generally make up two-thirds of … Continue reading

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MLB Network ranks the Top 100 players and the #Nats have 7 players who made the list!

MLB Network’s annual Top 100 Players Right Now! program last night placed seven Washington Nationals in their Top-100 players and right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer was ranked fifth on their list.  Scherzer, who ranked 11th on last year’s countdown, finished one spot ahead of the Houston … Continue reading

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The #Nats roster formation just got clearer!

It was a year ago that Howie Kendrick re-signed with the Nationals on a two-year deal. Sometimes life kicks you in the shin, and in Kendrick’s case it bit him in his right Achilles tendon early last season. There was … Continue reading

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Nats News & Notes | Non-Roster Invitees, Lerner/Boras, London, Campers, Spring Training MASN & 106.7 Schedules

Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training tomorrow, and the Washington Nationals FINALLY disclosed who is invited from the Minor League ranks of players not on the 40-man roster. Also on this day, we reported sourced information that Bryce Harper‘s … Continue reading

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Rumor: Bryce Harper will sign by Valentine’s Day! #Poll

Bryce Harper is very adept at creating cryptic messages. Sometimes it feels like he has mastered the art of trolling.  A few months ago, he tweeted out a photo that Juan Soto Instagram’d with the hashtag “TopFlight” and a few … Continue reading

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Baseball camps are opening! Hope Springs Eternal!

Hope Springs Eternal is something I have written about for years. As training camps open in Florida and Arizona in the warmer weather, it feels like springtime for those who have traveled from colder northern cities to their Spring Training … Continue reading

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The #Nats payroll for 2019 still has moving parts!

With great power comes great responsibility. Whether you are Spiderman or a power pitcher or a power hitter or a general manager who has the power of the pen, there is a great responsibility to the fans to put a … Continue reading

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Manfred has some changes in mind especially for the NL; What do you think?

Pick up to three of these proposed changes you like. The commissioner of baseball works for the thirty owners of the Major Leagues. Pressure is on him to improve the game. Rob Manfred was named commissioner in 2015, and he … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo brings back Jeremy Hellickson as the 5th starter

The Washington Nationals have agreed in principle with Jeremy Hellickson on a new one-year deal for the 2019 season. It is an incentive-laden deal with a $1.3 million base guaranteed. The former Rookie of the Year received a major league … Continue reading

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The “Best 25 go north” as the 2019 roster is almost complete for the #Nats, Hellickson in the rumor mill!

The Washington Nationals roster could be complete, but it seems like the roster is missing a couple of pieces. No, this is not referring to Bryce Harper, rather this is referring to back of the roster pieces. Last year, Jeremy … Continue reading

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