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Altuve nicked by pitch, Astros stars booed on road vs Tigers

Altuve and fellow starters Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa and Yuli Gurriel all played for the first time in the exhibition season. After Houston opened the Grapefruit League in the stadium it shares with the World Series champion Washington Nationals, this was the first time the Astros were away from their complex - providing a taste of the reaction they might receive on the road this year. We were focused on playing baseball.
Tags: News, Tigers, Houston, Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, Astros, Altuve, Grapefruit League, Yuli Gurriel, Alex Bregman Carlos Correa


Not My Job: Sean Doolittle

Doolittle, a relief pitcher for the Washington Nationals who saves baseball games, answers three questions about real-world saves. Originally broadcast Dec. 14, 2019.
Tags: News, Washington Nationals, Doolittle, Sean Doolittle


Life for a lefty specialist like Adam Kolarek could be changing this year

GLENDALE, Ariz. — When they came for the LOOGYs this winter, Adam Kolarek didn’t worry about it. He’s never seen himself that way. “When it was brought up last year, I kind of knew it was something that was going to be happening. Even in Triple-A, I figured it was going to happen. I just assumed it was already passed,” Kolarek said of the recently-ratified rule change which will require relief pitchers entering the game to face a minimum of three batters or complete an inning. “I think the main ...
Tags: La, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Mlb, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Tampa Bay Rays, Pederson, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Rob Manfred, Adam


Life for a lefty specialist like Dodgers’ Adam Kolarek could be changing this year

GLENDALE, Ariz. — When they came for the LOOGYs this winter, Adam Kolarek didn’t worry about it. He’s never seen himself that way. “When it was brought up last year, I kind of knew it was something that was going to be happening. Even in Triple-A, I figured it was going to happen. I just assumed it was already passed,” Kolarek said of the recently-ratified rule change which will require relief pitchers entering the game to face a minimum of three batters or complete an inning. “I think the main ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Tampa Bay Rays, Pederson, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Rob Manfred, Adam, GLENDALE Ariz, Whicker


Report: Nationals declined to meet Cubs' asking price in multiple Kris Bryant trade packages

Kris Bryant was a fixture of trade rumors all offseason, with the Nationals frequently mentioned as a potential suitor. Washington lost third baseman Anthony Rendon in free agency, making them a logical candidate to acquire the Cubs third baseman. A deal obviously never came to fruition, and Bryant said he expects to be with the Cubs through the trade deadline.
Tags: News, Washington, Washington Nationals, Bryant, Cubs, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rendon


Sean Doolittle says Rob Manfred seems 'out of touch' after trophy joke

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Players who have won a World Series -- and those who have come up short -- seethed Monday at Commissioner Rob Manfred's reference to the sport's championship trophy as merely a "piece of metal," saying that comment reflected a disconnect between baseball's boss and those who produce the product on the field. As with so many things being talked about around the majors as spring training gets started, this all stems from the Houston Astros' sign-stealin...
Tags: News, Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, Rob Manfred, Sean Doolittle


MLB stars hammer Manfred over 'piece of metal' trophy crack

Players who have won a World Series -- and those who have come up short -- seethed Monday at Commissioner Rob Manfred's reference to the sport's championship trophy as merely a ''piece of metal,'' saying that comment reflected a disconnect between baseball's boss and those who produce the product on the field. It made him sound really out of touch,'' said reliever Sean Doolittle, a member of the 2019 title-winning Washington Nationals. Added Doolittle...
Tags: News, Washington, Mlb, Washington Nationals, Rob Manfred, Manfred, Doolittle, Sean Doolittle


Return of the Cabbage Smash Kids: Nationals celebrate 'National Cabbage Day' by bringing back tradition

Feb. 17 is "National Cabbage Day," and who better to commemorate the holiday than the former "Cabbage Smash Kids" themselves--the Washington Nationals! The cabbage smashing all started during Spring Training last season when Bob Henley decided to commemorate the National Holiday with a relay race--and a tradition was born. After coming back from a 6-1 deficit against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 9 last season, the Nats celebrated with their cabbage smashing relay race.
Tags: News, Washington, Nats, Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, Bob Henley


Fantasy Baseball First Base Preview: Underrated sluggers like Matt Olson to provide value

Despite home runs being way up across the league, first base is no longer loaded with fantasy stars, as the position instead has become something of a second DH that's frequently platooned. Other than catcher, position eligibility in general can be mostly ignored and is often overrated in fantasy leagues, and this is especially true in Yahoo, whose requirements are rather flexible. Undervalued Players and Sleepers Matt Olson, Oakland A's He hit 36 homers last season despite missing 35 ...
Tags: News, Oakland, Washington Nationals, Matt Olson


Everyone notices when Victor Robles arrives at spring training

The double doors from the field into the Nationals clubhouse pushed open Saturday morning, and in strode Victor Robles. He was dressed mostly in black, his preferred thin hoodie up over his head, big gold watch on his wrist, and general mojo bursting about. Robles made announcements in Spanish and English.
Tags: News, Washington Nationals, Robles, Victor Robles


Jeremy Hellickson retires

Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports that pitcher Jeremy Hellickson is retiring. Hellickson pitched for the Washington Nationals for the past two seasons, making 19 starts for the Nats in 2018 and posting an ERA of 3.45 in 91 innings. Prior to his time in Washington he pitched for the Orioles, Phillies, Diamondbacks and Rays.
Tags: News, Washington, Nats, Washington Nationals, Des Moines Register, Jeremy Hellickson, Hellickson, Tommy Birch, Orioles Phillies Diamondbacks


Los Angeles Dodgers Trade: Will They Finally Win Title?

The Los Angeles Dodgers has arguably been the best team in baseball the last five years. Unfortunately, they have no World Series championship to show for it. Last year, they were upset by the eventual champions, Washington Nationals in the NLCS. The two years before, they were beaten by the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox in the World Series. The Dodgers have a stacked lineup and a great pitching staff. Clayton Kershaw is arguably this generations best pitcher. The issue is that his regular...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Jazz, Mlb, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, Dodgers, Kenta Maeda, David Price, Clayton Kershaw, Andrew Friedman, Mookie Betts


As Mookie Betts trade talks heat up, Nationals don’t figure to be among suitors

When a star player becomes available in trade discussions, it's common for teams to do everything they can to acquire him and worry about the rest later. But sometimes there are just too many factors standing in the way of a team making that move. Such is the case for the Nationals, who are unlikely to join the clubs vying for the services of Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts.
Tags: News, Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, Mookie Betts


Brewers' Braun acknowledges this could be his final season

Braun has played on four of the six teams in franchise history to qualify for the playoffs, including a National League championship series appearance in 2018 and a wild-card game loss to the Washington Nationals last season. Even after a significant amount of roster turnover that saw Milwaukee part with 14 players from its 25-man wild-card game roster, Braun remains confident that the Brewers are again in a position to make the postseason -- and reach the World Series for the first time in his ...
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Ryan Zimmerman’s return to the Nationals is finally happening

If Ryan Zimmerman did not return to the Nationals, he at least would have a future teaching how not to negotiate. Zimmerman openly drove down his bargaining leverage for almost a year before signing a one-year deal on Friday to return to the only professional team he's known, a source confirmed. Throughout the season, Zimmerman openly discussed his interest in returning and understanding it would be at a low rate.
Tags: News, Washington Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman, ZIMMERMAN


Nationals Make Capital Gains

Not content with their first championship in franchise history, the Nationals have been aggressive this winter in building a team that can contend for a repeat title in 2020. Cabrera signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract, Castro agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal and Harris inked a three-year, $24 million contract. Harris, of course, is plenty familiar with the Nats, having given up a go-ahead two-run home run to Howie Kendrick in the seventh inning of Game 7 of last fall's World Ser...
Tags: News, Nats, Castro, Washington Nationals, HARRIS, Cabrera, Howie Kendrick


Cubs' asking price for Kris Bryant 'is a joke'

As soon as the Cubs' offseason started, the possibility of a Kris Bryant trade has been one of the main talking points. Various teams have been connected to Bryant, but it sounds like nothing has been close. One reason for that is because teams are waiting on Bryant's grievance case to be resolved.
Tags: News, Washington Nationals, Bryant, Cubs, Kris Bryant


Nationals sign Asdrúbal Cabrera

The Nationals have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with infieldeer Asdrubal Cabrera. The Nats acquired Cabrera after he was released by the Texas Rangers last season and he had a great final two months of the season, hitting .323/.404/.565 in 146 plate appearances in 38 games. Meanwhile, the Nationals are still reportedly tying hard to sign third baseman Josh Donaldson and would appear to be the only team free agent Ryan Zimmerman is considering playing for in 2020.
Tags: News, Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers, Ryan Zimmerman, Josh Donaldson, Cabrera, Asdrubal Cabrera, Asdrubal Cabrera The Nats


Nationals sign Starlin Castro

Ken Rosenthal reports that the Washington Nationals have signed free agent infielder Starlin Castro. Castro has played for the Marlins for the past two seasons where he has put up a combined line of .274/.314/.418 with 34 homers. At the moment the Nats' depth chart has Howie Kendrick at first base, though there's still speculation that Washington will bring Ryan Zimmerman back.
Tags: News, Washington, Marlins, Nats, Washington Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman, Ken Rosenthal, Starlin Castro, Howie Kendrick, Starlin Castro Castro


Why Victor Robles is not a viable option in a Kris Bryant trade

The Chicago Cubs are now in a long line. When the Nationals wanted, and could use, catcher J.T. Realmuto, Miami asked for Victor Robles and Juan Soto in return. The Cubs have not gone done such an egregious ask path following Soto's ascension to untouchable.
Tags: News, Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, Soto, Kris Bryant, Victor Robles, Juan Soto, J T Realmuto Miami


The decade in SoCal sports: Memorable moments and a stage set

Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards (10) lifts the Stanley Cup with family Monday at Staples Center. ///ADDITIONAL INFO.01.kings.p0612.mg – 06/11/2012 – Photo by MICHAEL GOULDING,THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER – Additional info, CQs, and keywords for searching: Kings play New Jersey Devils in game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals Monday at Staples Center. A detail of the LA Kings’ engraving names winners from the 2011-12 season on the Stanley Cup which it was available for fans at the Romano’s Re...
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Trying to make out Nationals’ lineup shows massive hole remaining

And, someone else -- whomever from the remaining free agent third basemen. Washington's desperation for Donaldson becomes more apparent when trying to decipher a lineup without him. A quick refresher of how the Nationals arrived at this point: They, in essence, chose Stephen Strasburg over Anthony Rendon by providing Strasburg a seven-year, $245 million contract.
Tags: News, Washington, Washington Nationals, Donaldson, Strasburg, Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg


The Angels’ quick pivot to Anthony Rendon began long ago

Los Angeles Angels General Manager Billy Eppler, left, stands with Anthony Rendon, center, and Los Angeles Angels team owner Arte Moreno, right, as Rendon is introduced during a press conference as the newest member of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday December 14, 2019. Rendon helped lead the Washington Nationals to the World Series championship and reached an agreement on a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Or...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Washington, Angels, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Orange County, Los Angeles Angels, Anthony, Washington Nationals, Billy, Scott, Anaheim


Washington Nationals receive World Series bonus cash: How much did each player get?

Washington Nationals players on the franchise's first World Series team are laughing all the way to the bank. Major League Baseball announced Tuesday how much each team will receive in playoff bonuses. According to TMZ Sports, the total amount divided up is based on playoff stadium ticket sales.
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Report: Nationals think they have a better shot at keeping Stephen Strasburg over Anthony Rendon

The Nationals have two of the top free agents on the market in Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg and probably won't be bringing back both. Ken Rosenthal seems to have an idea who the Nationals think it will be. "People with the Nationals seem to believe, and things can change, but they seem to think they have a better shot at Strasburg than Rendon," he said on MLB Network Monday night.
Tags: News, Mlb, Washington Nationals, Strasburg, Rendon, Ken Rosenthal, Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg


Bill for Nationals-Orioles TV dispute tops $99 million

NEW YORK (AP) — The bill is coming due for what the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network should pay the Washington Nationals for television rights for 2012-16: more than $99 million. A proposed judgment was submitted Friday in New York Supreme Court. The court in August upheld an April 15 decision by a Major League Baseball arbitration […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, Bill, Major League Baseball, Washington Nationals, Mid Atlantic Sports Network, New York Supreme Court, Nationals Orioles


NCAA champion fencers plan to confront President Trump during White House celebration

The Columbia University fencing team was invited to the White House for its third co-ed fencing title in five years, which was won last March, its 16th overall as a program (fifth co-ed). The team told the Washington Post it got the invite two weeks ago and discussed attending the ceremony, which will include several NCAA champions in non-revenue sports. Rather than quietly skip the opportunity, the athletes who are attending decided to present President Donald Trump a letter rebuking his polici...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Ncaa, Columbia University, Donald Trump, Washington Nationals, Trump


Shark crosses Pacific: Parra joins Yomiuri Giants

The “Baby Shark” is moving to Japan. Outfielder Gerardo Parra has agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Central League champion Yomiuri Giants. As part of the agreement announced Tuesday, Parra can earn $500,000 in bonuses next year.
Tags: Japan, News, Pacific, Washington Nationals, Gerardo Parra, Parra, Yomiuri Giants, Central League


Report: Stephen Strasburg could re-sign with Nationals before Winter Meetings

The last time Nationals fans saw Stephen Strasburg, he was standing on a stage in Washington D.C. being forced into a group hug by several teammates. Now a free agent after opting out of the remaining four years of the extension he signed in 2016, Strasburg has put himself in a position to sign with any team he pleases ahead of next season. MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reported Monday that he thinks Strasburg could ink a deal with Washington before the Winter Meetings begin Dec. 8.
Tags: News, Washington, Mlb, Washington Nationals, Strasburg, Stephen Strasburg, Mark Feinsand


The image of Nats players cozying up to Trump was jarring for many fans

The scrappy underdog Washington Nationals, at one point 19-31 and now improbable World Series champions, paraded down Constitution Avenue as approximately 750,000 fans showered the team with affection. When Nats fans weren't screaming “FIGHT FINISHED”, they were rhythmically interlacing their fingers to the team's unlikely anthem, Baby Shark, for the millionth time. Beaming smiles and cheers were everywhere as manager Davey Martinez spoke of “bumpy roads leading to beautiful places”; t...
Tags: News, Nats, Washington Nationals, Trump, Brian Dozier, Davey Martinez, National Ryan Zimmerman