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11/28/2014 | Early Hot Stove splashes with more to come in NL East

Among NL East clubs, the Marlins made the boldest move of the winter thus far, coming to terms with Giancarlo Stanton on a contract extension potentially worth $325 million. We've also seen a major trade involving the Braves and a surprising signing by the Mets.


11/26/2014 | Souza has plenty to be thankful for this holiday season

Just by talking to Nationals outfielder Steven Souza Jr., one can tell that he looks forward to Thanksgiving. It means spending time with his family, including his parents, in Everett, Wash.


11/25/2014 | Zimmerman ready to begin prep for move to first

Thus far, Ryan Zimmerman's offseason has consisted of "a lot of resting," but that's about to change. He plans to enjoy the holiday weekend with his family, then begin his normal routine next week as he works toward 2015.


11/25/2014 | Zimmerman, Nats lend support to Turkey Day initiative

Ryan Zimmerman was wearing two gloves on Tuesday morning, but neither one was made of leather or designed to catch a baseball. Instead, the Nationals veteran simply was following proper kitchen protocol as he and his wife, Heather, spent time volunteering at Food & Friends.


11/24/2014 | Zimmerman rates among Nats' players of decade

It's hard to believe the Nationals have played 10 seasons. From Livan Hernandez to Ryan Zimmerman, the club has given its fans a lot to cheer about. Here are the Nationals' players of the decade by position, according to MLB.com.


11/24/2014 | Players' cut of postseason pool announced

After winning their third World Series in five seasons, the Giants' full postseason shares were worth a record-high $388,605.94, Major League Baseball announced Monday.


11/24/2014 | Expos greats among new candidates for Hall of Fame

When the Nationals franchise was located in Montreal, the Expos featured many talented players who produced careers worthy of Hall of Fame induction. In 2015, the ballot will include Tim Raines, Larry Walker, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Lee Smith and Cliff Floyd among the players eligible for induction.


11/21/2014 | Nats could have options with Zimmermann, Fister

According to USA Today, the Nationals have told opposing teams they would listen to possible deals involving right-handers Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister. Fister and Zimmermann are free agents after the 2015 season and general manager Mike Rizzo would like to sign them long term. Fister and Zimmermann were two of the Nationals' best pitchers this past season.


11/20/2014 | Nats fill 40-man roster by adding Cole, three others

The Nationals added four players -- right-hander A.J. Cole, infielder Wilmer Difo, outfielder Brian Goodwin and left-hander Matt Grace -- to their 40-man roster on Thursday. Meanwhile, infielder Pedro Florimon was claimed off waivers by the Pirates and right-handed pitcher Ryan Mattheus was placed on outright assignment and elected free agency.


11/19/2014 | Catch nets Souza gift certificate from Zimmermann

After pitching a no-hitter on the last day of the 2014 regular season, Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann said he would give outfielder Steven Souza Jr. anything he wanted. On Wednesday, Souza revealed to MLB.com that Zimmermann gave him a gift certificate.


11/19/2014 | Nationals add to baseball operations department

The Nationals continue to add to their baseball operations department, hiring Mike Cubbage and Terry Wetzel on Wednesday as special assistants to general manager Mike Rizzo.


11/18/2014 | Beasley leaving Nats, joining Rangers as third-base coach

Tony Beasley, the Nationals' Minor League coordinator, is leaving the organization to become the third-base coach of the Rangers.


11/18/2014 | Nationals part ways with catcher Solano

The Nationals made more room on their 40-man roster on Tuesday by releasing catcher Jhonatan Solano.


11/18/2014 | Cole aiming to earn spot in Nationals' rotation

The Nationals have 38 players on their 40-man roster. They could add one more player before the Winter Meetings next month. Right-hander A.J. Cole is a candidate to be placed on the roster.


11/18/2014 | Renda provides Nationals a sparkplug infielder

Second-base prospect Tony Renda brings energy and a total sense of commitment to his game. A speedster who hits for average, Renda is a potential top-of-the-order table setter.


11/17/2014 | Purke signs Minor League deal

The Nationals signed left-hander Matt Purke to a Minor League contract on Monday, with an invitation to Spring Training. The move comes four days after Purke was released and taken off the 40-man roster.


11/16/2014 | Blevins, Santiago awed by Kabuki at theater in Tokyo

Jerry Blevins and Hector Santiago received VIP treatment Sunday morning at Kabuki-za, one of Japan's most famous theaters. There, they learned about the art of Kabuki, a traditional style of Japanese performance famous for its elaborate costumes and makeup.


11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League

The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.


11/14/2014 | Nationals release left-hander Purke

The Nationals released left-hander Matt Purke, which means he is off their 40-man roster. A third-round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, Purke was released because the team felt he would not make an impact on the Major League squad in 2015.


11/14/2014 | Nats, Frandsen agree on one-year deal

The Nationals agreed to terms with infielder Kevin Frandsen on a one-year deal worth $1 million plus incentives, thus avoiding arbitration.


11/13/2014 | Desmond turned down 7-year deal before 2014

Shortstop Ian Desmond turned down a seven-year, $107 million contract from the Nationals prior to Spring Training earlier this year, a baseball source has confirmed. The Washington Post was first to report the offer. Desmond and the Nationals then agreed upon a two-year, $17.5 million deal to complete his arbitration years.


11/12/2014 | Nationals GM refutes report of Zimmermann trade talks

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo denied Wednesday that his team and the Cubs are in trade discussions regarding right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, who could be a free agent after the 2015 season.


11/12/2014 | Nats' coaching staff set to return for 2015 season

On Wednesday morning, Washington announced that its entire 2014 coaching staff will return for the '15 season to defend its NL East title.


11/11/2014 | Nats could keep Espinosa on right side of plate

The Nationals are seriously considering making second baseman Danny Espinosa exclusively a right-handed hitter, MLB.com has learned.


11/11/2014 | Nationals, Cubs reportedly talking about Zimmermann

The Nationals have been tight-lipped at the General Managers Meetings, but according to The Chicago Sun-Times, they are talking to the Cubs about a possible trade involving right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.




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