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Decision week on tender/non-tender players! #Nats

By Friday, teams will have made their decisions on tender/non-tender for 2019 contracts to unsigned players who are not signed to set contracts and this includes arbitration eligible players. The Nationals have seven players who are arbitration eligible, and here … Continue reading

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Black Friday weekend gift guide for the #Nats fan in your life!

New this year to our Nationals’ gift guide is a subscription to SportsCrate.com starting at just $29.99 and click here as we do a reveal of our subscription with a box break. Use¬†TALKNATS30 for a 30% discount until the end … Continue reading

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Black Friday in baseball is a slow day with a few specials!

For most baseball executives, the day after Thanksgiving has little “Black Friday” shopping. The bargains are out there for most teams as we saw last year. There will be the Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and Patrick Corbin deals that are … Continue reading

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Interesting tidbits from Tuesday! Corbin, Dietrich, and Suzuki

We tweeted out sourced news that the Nationals were “in” on Patrick Corbin who is rated by most as the #1 available starting pitcher.¬† The Nats were not previously tied to Corbin, but let’s face it, there are several teams … Continue reading

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Nationals only add one player to the roster from the Rule 5 eligibles!

After the build-up to the Rule 5 draft reserve list, the Nationals only protected one player and that was James Bourque who is a hard-throwing right-handed reliever who pitched last year for the High-A PNats and the Double-A Harrisburg Senators. … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo goes quick strike again and reacquires Kurt Suzuki

Washington Nationals general manager continued his quick strike approach this off-season with his third major acquisition before Thanksgiving as he has signed Kurt Suzuki according to reports to a two-year deal. This is another back to the future deal as … Continue reading

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Rule 5 and Non-Tender decisions coming up!

Tomorrow, the Rule 5 draft reserve lists must be submitted of unprotected players by 8pm EDT which also means Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo must decide which players to protect and not expose to the Rule 5 draft. The Rule … Continue reading

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The Arizona Fall Leagues ends on a walk-off; Carter Kieboom raised his stock!

The Arizona Fall League ended with a walk-off home run in the championship game. It was a good showing by many prospects, and Carter Kieboom stepped up in the league as a Fall Star and in the championship game reaching … Continue reading

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The Padres are reportedly trying to trade for a starting pitcher. Could the #Nats engage with the Padres?

From The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, he reports that the Padres remain interested in a trade for Noah Syndergaard. Would the Padres have interest in trading for San Diego’s Stephen Strasburg? For those who did not know, Strasburg was born in … Continue reading

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Will Mike Rizzo sign key players before the Winter Meetings?

They say the early bird gets the worm, and in free agency last year, the players who signed early got some of the best deals. The free agency market was perhaps the worst it has been in recent history. It … Continue reading

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