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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals add Ben Braymer to the 40-Man roster to protect him from selection in Rule 5 Draft

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Washington’s Nationals announced this afternoon that they have added left-hander Ben Braymer to the 40-Man roster in order to protect him from selection in the Rule 5 Draft.

In advance of today’s deadline to add Rule 5 Draft-eligible players to the 40-Man Roster in order to protect them from selection, Washington’s Nationals announced that they added left-hander Ben Braymer.

Braymer, 25, and a 2016 18th Round pick by the Nationals, spent the...

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Patrick Reddington

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals lose Parra Shark to Japan; Will Stephen Strasburg sign before the Winter Meetings? + more Nats links...

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and say goodbye to the Parra Shark...

Gerardo Parra signed with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. One writer at MLB.com thinks that Stephen Strasburg could re-sign with the Nationals before the 2019 Winter Meetings get started in early December. Get yourself caught up on all the latest news on Washington’s World Series winners right now! Go read your links...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ spark Gerardo Parra signs with Japan’s Yomiuri Giants; Goodbye, Parra Shark...

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Here’s hoping the Nationals don’t try to keep the Parra Shark phenomenon going now that Gerardo Parra has moved on to Japan.

The Parra Shark is going to be big in Japan. So much for “getting the band back together” or at least completely back together.

Gerardo Parra signed on with the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball.

Parra, 32, joined the Washington Nationals late last May, after the veteran outfielder was released by the San...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ Davey Martinez and Ryan Zimmerman talk Nats’ Hitting Coach Kevin Long

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

In praise of Washington Nationals’ hitting coach Kevin Long... with Davey Martinez and Ryan Zimmerman.

Washington Nationals’ Hitting Coach Kevin Long, who’s expected to be back for a third year on the bench in the nation’s capital in 2020, has now been a part of three clubs that went a long way in October.

Before Game 7 of the World Series last month, Nats’ skipper Davey Martinez was asked what kind of asset the veteran coach has been since he was...

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Gerardo Parra signs with Japan's Yomiuri Giants

Veteran outfielder Gerardo Parra has reached an agreement to sign a contract with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, the Giants announced Wednesday (hat tip: Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker, on Twitter). The Giants have announced the move in a press release on their official web site. The 32-year-old Parra, a client of Octagon, won a World Series ring with the Nationals and will now head overseas for the next chapter of his career. He signed a minor-league contract...

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Patrick Reddington

Wire Taps: Should Nationals bring Daniel Hudson back? Should Washington bring back the D.C. logo? + More Nats links...

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Catch up on the last 48 hours in Nationals links before the ... actually, there is really nothing interesting pending over the next few days. Just read your links...

We decided to go for the last 48 hours in Nationals news this time, because there were only four links to share when we woke up and searched around on Monday morning. So now the links are a little bit longer, which his definitely a good thing, right? Don’t say, “Wrong,” there, smart...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals Rumors: Mike Rizzo on roster building; tough decisions for Nats this winter...

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Still no movement on the big names, but Mike Rizzo talked about trying to avoid letting nostalgia for the players who helped with the World Series influence decisions he makes for the 2020 roster.

Given an opportunity to say anything they wanted to by Adam Eaton during the Nationals’ World Series celebration in Washington, D.C. earlier this month, when Eaton decided that he’d “go live” and open up the “hotline” for his fellow players to share...

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Offseason outlook: Washington Nationals

Right after wrapping up a dream 2019 season, the Nats are already in the midst of an offseason loaded with big questions and abundant possibilities. Guaranteed Contracts Patrick Corbin: $125 million through 2024 ($10MM deferred) Max Scherzer: $70 million through 2021 (all deferred) Anibal Sanchez: $11 million through 2020 (includes buyout on 2021 club option) Adam Eaton: $11 million through 2020 (includes buyout on 2021 club option; Nationals exercised 2020 club option) Sean Doolittle: $6.5...

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Blake Finney

Could the Washington Nationals trade for Mookie Betts? It might not be as far-fetched as it seems

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If Anthony Rendon does not return to the Washington Nationals this offseason, a trade for Mookie Betts could make a lot of sense.

Even though the Washington Nationals will enter the 2020 season as defending World Series champions, they have a lot of work to do on their roster this offseason.

For the second-straight winter, they face the proposition of one of their key bats hitting free agency in Anthony Rendon. Though the Nationals would love to bring...

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Ryan Zimmerman's status with Nationals remains up in air

As of last Tuesday, the Nationals had yet to speak with Ryan Zimmerman or his agents, Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post reports. Zimmerman is a free agent for the first time in his 15-year career, after the Nats spent $2 million to buy out their $18 million club option on the veteran first baseman for the 2020 season. Back in August, Zimmerman said that remaining in Washington was a priority, and he was willing to play on a series of less expensive one-year contracts. Assuming he...

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Patrick Reddington

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ shortstop Trea Turner has surgery on right index finger; Nats’ affiliate gets new logo + more...

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we all wait to see what Washington’s first big move of the winter is this time around...

Trea Turner got his finger fixed. The FredNats got a new logo. It was a big news days! As far as the winter goes at least. When will Mike Rizzo and Co. in the Nationals’ front office strike first?

Last year at this point, Washington had already signed reliever Trevor Rosenthal (remember...

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Washington Nationals’ Trea Turner FINALLY has surgery to fix crooked right index finger

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“Only took 7 months to get this finger fixed but now my ring will fit better!” - Trea Turner on Instagram

Trea Turner showed off the broken right index finger he suffered in the fourth game of the 2019 campaign, (which never quite healed right), when he spoke with MLB Network’s hosts following Game 7 of the World Series in Houston.

“He has eight fingers right now,” Anthony Rendon joked.

“This is my right-handed fist,” Turner said holding up his...

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Trea Turner undergoes surgery on index finger

Nationals shortstop Trea Turner underwent surgery this weekend on his index finger, according to an Instagram post from the player’s profile relayed by Todd Dybas of NBC Sports. The shortstop originally suffered a fracture to the digit while trying to bunt in an April 2 game against the Phillies. Though the break required Turner to sit on the IL for roughly six weeks, the 26-year-old ultimately returned to action and gutted out another strong season. If Turner was hindered by only having...

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Patrick Reddington

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ Sean Doolittle on sign stealing; Nats’ 2020 uniforms? MASN update + more...

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we all wait for the first big offseason signing/trade/news...

The whole offseason progression we’re used to is significantly sped up when the team you are following/covering makes it all the way to (and wins) the World Series. For example, it’s only been a couple weeks since the Washington Nationals won it all, and it’s already at that point where the articles start to dry up and the reality of a...

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Patrick Reddington

Washington Nationals’ Anthony Rendon finishes 3rd in NL MVP voting; tells MLB Network host to focus on positives...

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Rendon didn’t let Harold Reynolds get away with mentioning the Nationals’ 19-31 start to the season when they ended up winning the gall dang World Series.

Whatever you do, don’t start a question about Anthony Rendon’s big 2019 campaign with a note about the Washington Nationals’ 19-31 start, when they ended up taking the gall dang World Series!

MLB Network host (and former major leaguer) Harold Reynolds learned that lesson the hard way last...

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Patrick Reddington

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ Qualifying Offers rejected by Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg; Rendon finishes 3rd in NL MVP race + more...

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we all wait to see what Mike Rizzo does to build Washington’s new roster for 2020...

Anthony Rendon, now a free agent, received one first place vote (and no it wasn’t from a D.C.-based writer) in the National League MVP voting but ended up finishing third, on the day he rejected the Washington Nationals’ qualifying offer for the 2020 season. Where he ends up signing this winter is anybody’s guess,...

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Blake Finney

Looking back on our preseason predictions for the Washington Nationals

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So, I think it’s safe to say none of us saw just how great this Washington Nationals season would go, but how did we fare with some of our other preseason predictions...

It still doesn’t quite feel like it’s only been 16 days since the Washington Nationals won the World Series.

The confetti has settled, the trophy has been lifted, Calma and Baby Shark have been played numerous times, so it’s finally time to reflect on the great season that has just...

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Patrick Reddington

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals talk to Scott Boras at GM Meetings; Max Scherzer finishes third in Cy Young race + more...

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Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we wait for the first big story of the offseason to drop...

Scott Boras held court at the GM Meetings yesterday, and the Washington Nationals met with the super-agent behind the scenes to talk Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon, so... what’s next for the Nats as they try to build their roster for the defense of their World Series crown? While we wait to find out, Go read your...

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Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer finishes third in voting for 2019 NL Cy Young award...

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Max Scherzer will have to try for a 4th Cy Young award again in 2020. He finished third in voting this year.

Max Scherzer was a finalist for what would have been his 4th career Cy Young award, but the 35-year-old, 12-year veteran, who won one in Detroit in 2013, and has won two while with the Washington Nationals (2016-’17), finished third in voting for the National League’s 2019 Cy Young, with New York Mets’ right-hander Jacob deGrom taking...

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Report: Dodgers have MVP finalist Anthony Rendon on their radar

The Los Angeles Dodgers are apparently looking to make a splash this winter after a premature playoff exit. According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Los Angeles is interested in NL MVP finalist and Washington Nationals star Anthony Rendon. As Heyman notes, Justin Turner has made the offer to move from third base to the right side of the infield. There could be an opening at first base or second base. Rendon, 29, hit .319 with 34 homers, 126 RBI and a 1.010 OPS during a stellar 2019 campaign...

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