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What’s next this offseason for the #Nats?

As we all “enjoy” another “thrilling” MLB postseason, the Washington Nationals are getting ready for what will be the most unusual offseason they have had in quite some time. Nats management has been careful about the “r-word”. No one wants … Continue reading

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What’s left to be decided at #Nats spring training camp?

There’s just three Grapefruit League games remaining on the Washington Nationals’ schedule before they head north. Opening Day is less than a week away. We’ve talked a lot about spring training stats, but we know that on Opening Day, everyone … Continue reading

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Who the heck is that guy? New faces on the #Nats for 2021!

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! At last, spring training is upon us. Today is the first day of workouts at West Palm Beach. While we’re still waiting to find out how many games our cheap, wretched, Orioles-owned regional sports network … Continue reading

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It’s that time again: Rule 5 draft protection deadline is upon us!

The non-tender deadline is looming, the baseball world is still awaiting word from on high as to teams’ minor league affiliates, and with the coronavirus pandemic raging now worse than ever, there’s no way to know for sure when baseball … Continue reading

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What could the minor leagues look like in 2021?

Based on multiple media reports, it seems certain that the 2021 minor league season — if there is one — will look very different than it did in 2019. Major League Baseball’s agreement with Minor League Baseball ends this winter, … Continue reading

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#Nats follow a familiar script in another familiar loss

You’d think when you have lost 20 games, you would have found some new ways to lose. Unfortunately, the Washington Nationals treated fans tonight to a virtual carbon copy of the game they lost yesterday…and the day before that.

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Diving into the player pool

While we still don’t know whether the coronavirus will cooperate and a 2020 season will indeed be played, at least we have some baseball activities going on now with the goal of playing ball in July and beyond. On Sunday, … Continue reading

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If the #Nats could play ball, who would be on the team?

The news has moved so fast that it’s strange to think that, barely more than a week ago, the Washington Nationals were still playing Grapefruit League games. It’s strange, too, to think that if not for the coronavirus pandemic that … Continue reading

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Who the heck is that guy? — 2020 edition! New faces at #Nats spring training

It’s here! It’s finally here! As pitchers and catchers and coaches descend on West Palm Beach this week, the long, dark winter is finally coming to an end and baseball season is about to begin.

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Who’s on third? #Nats still have big decisions to make!

The Washington Nationals struck quickly on the first full day of the Winter Meetings in San Diego, re-signing World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg to return their all-world rotation from 2019.

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