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Nats prospect watch: Braymer fine-tunes changeup in big league camp - Byron Kerr

Nationals pitching coordinator Brad Holman said left-hander Ben Braymer had been focusing on his mechanics with his changeup at spring training before the shutdown. The 25-year-old out of Auburn started 26 games and tossed 139 innings last season. The MLB Pipeline No. 22 Nats prospect, Braymer made one start in ... Read More

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Washington Nationals 2020 Season Preview: FBB Roundtable discussion - Carter Kieboom, Joe Ross, First base mix + more...

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We sat around the virtual roundtable, and discussed some of the questions that will have to be answered when/if they start to play again...

With no Opening Day this past week, and the most likely scenario at this point a season that starts in June or July if it starts at all, we decided that we’d gather around the virtual roundtable every week or so for the foreseeable future and discuss topics of concern for Nationals fans and fans of baseball in...

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Victor Robles Joins Newly-Founded Republik Agency

Word broke earlier this month that agent Rafa Nieves was leaving the Wasserman Agency, and Nieves tweeted yesterday from his personal account that he had finalized his departure.  The next step appears to be his own firm, as Nieves’s Twitter bio identifies himself as the CEO and founder of Republik Sports. As per Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post (Twitter link), “many players” currently represented by Nieves are leaving Wasserman for Republik.  A look at Republik’s Instagram...

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When will the 2020 MLB campaign start? How many games will they play? + more FanPulse results...

The SB Nation’s FanPulse readers answered a number of ?s about how the 2020 campaign will actually play out when/if they start playing baseball again this season...

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Nationals fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

The scheduled start of the 2020 Major League Baseball campaign was postponed earlier this month, due to concerns about the ongoing (and growing)...

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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ roster moves + MLB & MLBPA reach deal on 2020 season, whenever it starts...

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before you head into your weekend...

MLB and the MLBPA reached an agreement last night, which is expected to be agreed upon by major league owners this afternoon, on how to deal with the 2020 regular season, draft, and more, all of which has been impacted by the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.

You can read all about the details of the deal below.

Meanwhile, the defending World Series champion Washington...

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Washington Nationals’ roster moves on what would’ve been Opening Day for 2020: Six go to minors...

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Six players were optioned yesterday, though what if anything the moves mean for the roster when things actually get started is unclear...

With the start of 2020 MLB campaign postponed by the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, there was no announcement of the Washington Nationals’ 26-Man roster for Opening Day yesterday, but the defending World Series champs did make a number of roster moves on Thursday afternoon.

The Nationals announced on Twitter that...

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No 2020 Washington Nationals’ Opening Day today, but plenty of 2019 nostalgia from Breaking T still available...

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Buy yourself or a friend a t-shirt to help deal with the fact that there is no baseball today...

Way back in 2018, Davey Martinez, who would go on to some level of notoriety as the manager whose “1-0 Every Day” approach helped the Nationals #STAYINTHEFIGHT and win a World Series title for Washington, D.C. in 2019, tried out his first attempt at a motivational tool, telling reporter he wanted his club to develop good HABIT(s).

“For me,” Martinez said, “from what I’ve...

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Nationals option six players, including right-hander Erick Fedde

The Washington Nationals optioned six players to their Triple-A and Double-A affiliates, the team announced. Right-hander Erick Fedde and catcher Tres Barrera are heading to Triple-A Fresno, while outfielder Andrew Stevenson, infielder Adrian Sanchez, and right-handers Kyle Finnegan and James Bourque are all going to Double A. Finnegan is the only member of the group who hasn’t seen major- league action, with Barrera (two games) and Bourque (one game) each getting a cup of coffee in the...

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Why the Nationals could benefit from a late start to the season

There wont be a World Series hangover in D.C. as the team gets extra time to prepare for the season thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pitcher Erick Fedde among those sent to the minors by Nationals

The Nationals made a slew of unsurprising moves Thursday. Paramount among them was sending Erick Fedde to Triple-A Fresno. Feddes trip back to the minor leagues

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Nationals’ top 10 Opening Day performances

Opening Day wouldve been this Thursday. While there wont be any baseball played, it does give us a chance to look back on some of the best Game 1 performances by a Nationals player since the team moved to D.C. in 2005.

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Washington Nationals: Today isn’t Opening Day 2020 Preview

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Opening Day was supposed to be today, so our own Blake Finney joined SB Nation Radio to preview the Washington Nationals’ season, whenever it does get underway...

Last year’s Opening Day feels like a lifetime ago. Little did we know that was the day that would start the Washington Nationals’ World Series run that at times during the season looked impossible.

Fast forward to today, a day that should’ve been the start of their title defense,...

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Nationals owner Mark Lerner says he's disappointed but supports delay of season in letter to fans

On what would've been Opening Day had the MLB season not been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, Nationals owner Mark Lerner wrote a

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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals News; Not Opening Day for defending World Series champions + more Nats links...

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we all find something else to do on Not Opening Day...

So what are you going to be doing today instead of watching the Washington Nationals’ 2020 season opener? Baseball will likely return ... at some point, but when that will be is one of many unknowns in our lives these days. So there is no Opening Day today, and it won’t likely happen for some time now. You can read MLB Commissioner Rob...

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Opening Day not happening today + more on the 2020 season...

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When there is a start date for the 2020 season, the Nationals will be ready. For now, stay safe and healthy while we all wait together...

In an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter last night, Major League Baseball’s Commissioner, Rob Manfred, told host Scott Van Pelt that baseball will be part of the country’s recovery when some semblance of normalcy returns, and the league is told it’s safe to start the 2020 campaign, which was...

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Biggest turning points from each round of the Nationals’ 2019 playoff run

The Nationals rode a series of comebacks on their way to winning the 2019 World Series, but they had to fall behind before they could come back.

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Opening Day not happening today + more on the 2020 season...

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When there is a start date for the 2020 season, the Nationals will be ready. For now, stay safe and healthy while we all wait together...

In an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter last night, Major League Baseball’s Commissioner, Rob Manfred, told host Scott Van Pelt that baseball will be part of the country’s recovery when some semblance of normalcy returns, and the league is told it’s safe to start the 2020 campaign, which was...

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Nationals fall short of comeback against Mets in MLB The Show 20 simulation of Opening Day

The Mets jumped all over Max Scherzer early in an MLB the Show simulation of the Opening Day matchup between the two NL East clubs.

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The Nationals read more mean tweets, this time from NLDS Game 5

The Nationals continue to deliver the best content with more mean tweets videos. The first edition came February 24, when the Nats read mean tweets

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What was Opening Day like the last time a Washington baseball team was defending champion?

Heres a not-so-fun reminder: Opening Day would have been March 26. In New York. Max Scherzer versus Jacob deGrom. The defending World Series champions against

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