Sean Doolittle

Source: Kendrick returning to Nats on two-year deal

Turns out the Nationals’ midseason acquisitions last summer weren’t rental players after all. One month ago, they were able to re-sign reliever …

Ryan Madson

Semien among five A's to reach deals

OAKLAND, Calif. — Shortstop Marcus Semien is one of five players who reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics to avoid …

Ryan Madson

Early Draft Thoughts: Turner, Young 1B, The Glob™

Draft season has become a year-round endeavor for fantasy baseballers if so inclined. Usually the winter dotted with industry-based mocks that will …

Taijuan Walker

Kaval puts Coliseum, Howard Terminal back in play for A's new ballpark

OAKLAND — The A’s moved into some plush new office space this week at Jack London Square, with hallways wide enough to ride a skateboard through, as …

Sean Manaea

Washington Nationals Rumors: Nats interested in Lance Lynn, Greg Holland...

<i>Another day... another rumor or two. Will Washington add to their bullpen or rotation? Reports have the Nationals interested in Lance Lynn and Greg</i> …

Baseball

A’s invite former big-time Yankees prospect to spring training

Slade Heathcott, once a big outfield prospect for the Yankees, and Sheldon Neuse, an infielder acquired in a big trade last summer, highlight a list of 17 nonroster players whom the A's have invited to spring training.<p>Also on the list is utilityman Steve Lombardozzi, Jr., who has played in 291 …

Baseball

Nats’ 2018 promos will include a Max Scherzer eye patch and a ‘Game of Thrones’ figurine

A Sean Doolittle bobblehead, a Hawaiian shirt, a “Game of Thrones” Michael A. Taylor figurine and a Max Scherzer eye patch (for kids 12 and under) are among the highlights of the Nationals’ 2018 promotional schedule announced Monday.<p>One might not expect a relief pitcher who has spent half a season …

Sports

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Sean Doolittle on ESPN’s top players lists...

Max Scherzer earned his second straight NL Cy Young award earlier this winter, and as ESPN’s Buster Olney noted in ranking the right-hander as the …

Max Scherzer

The Twins want Yu Darvish but still haven’t met with him

Thursday’s Say Hey, Baseball doesn’t know what the Twins are doing.<p>The Twins are supposedly high on free agent Yu Darvish, but it’s January 4 and they still haven’t met with him in a face-to-face setting yet. <b>Darren Wolfson of ESPN Radio</b> says that the two sides still haven’t had their schedules …

Sports

MLB: Evaluating the Colorado Rockies’ offseason

In an interview with <i>The Denver Post</i> in early December, Jeff Bridich stated that fortifying the bullpen was the top priority. One month on, the …

Colorado Rockies

Extension Records: Pre-Arbitration

While it’s true that we haven’t yet seen all of the anticipated activity in the trade and free agent markets, that likely won’t stop teams and …

Baseball

3 Remaining Nationals Needs And How They Should Fill Them

The debate as to whether the <b>Washington Nationals</b> did the right thing by firing manager Dusty Baker and replacing him with Dave Martinez will be …

J. T. Realmuto

Why the Nationals’ trajectory could pivot in 2018

Idealistic baseball people associated with reliable winning baseball do not like to discuss the notion of a window. Windows can be flung wide open with good player development. Even as they slide close, they can be propped open with a big trade or acquisition. Sometimes, they can even be kept ajar …

Baseball

Nats face arbitration deadline with three key players

There has been precious little news this winter, but there was some news yesterday with <b>Edwin Jackson’s</b> return on a minor league deal. And there will …

Anthony Rendon

The slow offseason, illustrated

We’re just a few hours from entering 2018 and many very talented free agents remain unsigned, like J.D. Martinez and Jake Arrieta. This is quite an …

Baseball

Report: Nationals have inquired about Holland

The Washington Nationals, having already re-signed Brandon Kintzler, now appear to be interested in fortifying their relief corps with an available …

Sports

Rockies Add Bullpen Depth, Sign Wade Davis

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 11: Wade Davis<p>The Rockies added yet another arm to the bullpen on Friday when they agreed to a three-year deal with Wade Davis. …

Sports

Minnesota Twins Offseason Trade Partner Profile: Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 09: Young fans wait for the start of the game between the Washington Nationals and the Texas Rangers at Nationals Park on June …

Sports

Heyman | Nationals Kicking Tires On 2 Star Free-Agent Closers

The <b>Washington Nationals</b> have inquired on both star free-agent closers — Wade Davis and Greg Holland — and are said to like both. There hasn’t been …

Baseball

Washington Nationals: Francisco Liriano a worthwhile risk

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Francisco Liriano<p>The Washington Nationals have a need for a fifth starting pitcher and a long reliever. Free agent …

Sports

Ten good things about the Royals in 2017

The season didn’t turn out quite the way the Royals wanted it to, but 2017 still brought a lot of reasons for Kansas City fans to smile. Let’s look …

Major League Baseball

Nationals take a risk sticking with late-inning bullpen trio

It’s no secret that the Washington Nationals had a bullpen problem for the first half of last season. Their relief corps entered play on July 16 with …

Ryan Madson

A mostly spoiler-free conversation with Sean Doolittle about 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

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Star Wars

Chicago Cubs could face steep challenge if Washington Nationals play hard ball

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals looks on after hitting a single against the Chicago Cubs during the fourth …

Sports

Kintzler Doesn't Want to Throw Baker Under the Bus, But...

<b>WASHINGTON —</b> Brandon Kintzler had 28 saves with the Minnesota Twins before coming to Washington at the 2017 MLB trade deadline. Going into free …

Dusty Baker

The Nationals paid competitive balance tax in 2017, and are now positioned to do so next year, too.

For the first time in the evolving existence of Major League Baseball’s competitive balance tax, the Washington Nationals’ payroll was large enough to incur penalties in 2017, according to people within the organization and with the league. As first-time offenders, those penalties were minimal. But …

Baseball

Koda Glover says he’s learned from last year. The Nationals sure hope so.

As Koda Glover watched Max Scherzer jog in from the bullpen in the fifth inning of Game 5 of the National League Division Series, he thought, “That should be me.”<p>Glover probably wouldn’t have pitched that fateful fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs instead of Scherzer, even if he had been …

Baseball

Robles pride of solid Nats system after big '17

Even after trading prospects for Major League contributors in recent years, the Nationals boast Organization All-Stars like Victor Robles, Daniel …

Baseball

The other way Mets are poor makes their ideal trade a pipe dream

If you are a Mets fan, you are angry that your team is not spending the way you would hope, and I get it.<p>The exasperation level rose when the Yankees …

J. T. Realmuto

Bryce Harper didn’t attend Washington Nationals WinterFest. You get to live with it...

The mobs, pitchforks and flaming torches in hand, descended on the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Grown adults were reduced to tears.<p>Yeah, …

Bryce Harper