2012 Washington Nationals: Spring training position battles

One of the most intriguing things about spring training is the competitions for starting spots on the major league roster. Unfortunately for the Washington Nationals, that excitement for the most part is relegated to the bench roles. But with uncertainty […]

2012 Washington Nationals: Five keys to spring training

With a couple of spring training games already under their belt, the 2012 Washington Nationals are primed for a run at a potential wild-card spot in this year’s playoffs. Whoever said that spring training doesn’t mean anything is sadly mistaken. […]

Bryce Harper to start in Washington Nationals’ spring opener

Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson has repeatedly said that he’ll give phenom Bryce Harper “every shot to make the Nats’ opening day roster.” It looks like he’s living up to his word. The 19-year old outfielder will hit third and […]

Why Nats should put Jordan Zimmermann on innings limit

Less than two years ago, Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was recovering from Tommy John surgery, itching to get back on a major league mound. Now, it’s likely he’ll be the team’s opening day starter on April 5th in Chicago. […]

Former Nats shortstop Cristian Guzman signs with Indians

Cristian Guzman, one of the Washington Nationals’ first free agent signings after the move from Montreal, has a new home. The former Nats shortstop has signed a minor-league deal with the Cleveland Indians with an invitation to spring training. The […]

Nats lose Mike Cameron to retirement

Outfielder Mike Cameron told the Washington Nationals that he plans to retire after 17 seasons in the majors. Cameron, 39, signed a minor-league contract with the club in December and was expected to compete with Rick Ankiel and Roger Bernadina […]

Nats division rival loses out on Yoenis Cespedes

The Washington Nationals will be competing with the Florida Marlins in the NL East this year as a potential surprise contender in the division. The latter, however, won’t be getting help from one of the hottest free agents on the […]

Why Washington Nationals should keep John Lannan

After the Washington Nationals signed free agent pitcher Edwin Jackson, the common thought around baseball was that John Lannan, who has been with the organization since 2005, was expendable. The lefty would have been potentially one of seven pitchers competing […]

Could Rick Ankiel be starting center-fielder for Nats?

The Washington Nationals re-signed outfielder Rick Ankiel over the weekend and will have the former pitcher compete for the starting role in center-field. The deal is a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. Ankiel will compete with returning […]

Nats 2012 playoff aspirations take serious hit

Last year, commissioner Bud Selig proposed an idea of expanding the playoffs by adding a second wild-card team, giving teams a better chance of playing meaningful baseball in October. The Washington Nationals were a trendy sleeper pick to nab one […]

Can Brad Lidge solidify Nats bullpen?

A couple of days after missing out on a marquee free agent (Prince Fielder), the Washington Nationals signed former All-Star closer Brad Lidge to a one-year contract. Lidge, 35, will make $1 million guaranteed and potentially a lot more with […]

Adam LaRoche solid option for Washington Nationals at first

The Washington Nationals swung and missed at their attempt to woo Prince Fielder to the nation’s capital, signing with the Detroit Tigers instead. This means that unless something drastically changes over the next 2 1/2 months, Adam LaRoche will be […]