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General Manager Mike Rizzo of the Washington Nationals did a brief call with the media

The Washington Nationals general manager,  Mike Rizzo, held a 20-minute phone call with reporters that was to provide up-to-date information on the team and the coronavirus outbreak. The good news is that there was not much news to report as everyone … 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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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has a decision to make on some players by 2 pm tomorrow

As we are arriving at the 16th day of Spring Training, MLB sets the first Spring Training severance clock at 2 pm for teams to part ways with players under the 16 percent non-guaranteed contract clause which covers most arbitration … Continue reading

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Don’t worry about third base for the Washington Nationals — There is a plan!

As you read opinion pieces around the “Natmosphere” on the state of the Washington Nationals, you will almost certainly encounter some of the “world is ending” drama given the slow starts in Spring Training by the three players expected to … Continue reading

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Jake Noll and Clint Robinson certainly give hope to NRIs (Non-Roster Invitees) in #Nats Spring Training Camp!

As the magician says, “Pick a card, any card from the deck” of fifty-two cards is a much easier trick than trying to make the Opening Day roster as an NRI (non-roster invitee), but it is possible.  In a blind … Continue reading

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Analyzing the groups in West Palm Beach and the 1-0 W-factor!

Squad goals are a key to every team, and the Washington Nationals roster as we look at them have strengths and weaknesses as we showed by position — but upside exists. Don’t let the projection sites fool you into thinking this … Continue reading

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Nats trade for Harper seems like a shocking headline; Nats acquire Ryne Harper from the Twins!

When you hear the name Harper in baseball and Washington, you immediately think of the guy who now plays for the Phillies, and now that name will be attached to the newly acquired right-hander Ryne Harper who was acquired from … Continue reading

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Davey Martinez never said Carter Kieboom will be on the Opening Day roster

Just because last year’s top prospect Victor Robles made the Opening Day roster last year does not make it a “sure thing” that this year’s top prospect Carter Kieboom will be traveling to Citifield on March 26th for Opening Day. … Continue reading

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The #Nats Hot Stove event; Do you have any burning questions? No Rizzo this time.

On Sunday, the Washington Nationals will hold their annual “Hot Stove” event for their full-season plan holders at Nationals Park on Sunday. Membership in Nats Plus has its privileges. A morning email from the Nationals that was excerpted and posted … Continue reading

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Nats, News, & Notes: Winterfest happenings

No, Gerardo Parra was not part of the Nats alumni at Winterfest, and technically right now Ryan Zimmerman is part of that alumni and he was not in attendance either even though he lives thirty minutes away from the stadium. … Continue reading

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