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  1. Nationals payroll “beyond topped out”

    Apr 4, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

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    The Nationals’ payroll is at its limit, sitting close to $140 million, according to Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner.

  2. Jayson Werth says “there’s nothing harder in the galaxy” than hitting

    Mar 20, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT

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    Jayson Werth is an interesting guy. Not wired quite like most ballplayers. You get the sense that there’s a lot going on above and behind that beard of his. Wheels are always turning. Because sometimes you get quotes from him which don’t come out of the cliche factory. Take his views on hitting as described…

  3. Jayson Werth is a fan of the Nationals’ plan to be more aggressive on the bases

    Mar 7, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    You might not guess it by looking at him, but Jayson Werth is a very good base runner. The 34-year-old veteran has stolen 37 bases in 43 attempts in three somewhat injury-plagued seasons with the Nationals. In his prime with the Phillies, under the tutelage of first base coach Davey Lopes, Werth stole 60 bases…

  4. 2014 Preview: Washington Nationals

    Mar 5, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Washington Nationals. The Big Question: Can the Nationals reclaim their throne atop the NL East? The Nationals were everybody’s…

  5. Jayson Werth isn’t fond of his 2014 Topps baseball card

    Feb 28, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth

    There have been some bad baseball cards in the past. Billy Ripken’s infamous “[Expletive] Face” bat. Jay Johnstone’s umbrella hat. Chuck Finley’s bat/guitar. But at least it was unmistakable who was in it. Jayson Werth isn’t the only visible National in his card in the Topps 2014 set, something he isn’t too happy about, according…

  6. Jayson Werth has a doppelganger in the Olympics

    Feb 10, 2014, 6:38 PM EDT

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    Has anybody heard from Jayson Werth recently? Either he has taken up skiing under an assumed name in a foreign country or he has a doppelganger. See the resemblance here? You can see many more pictures over at CSNWashington.com. Werth’s doppelganger is Per Spett, a mogul skier from Sweden. The beard is more out of…

  7. Jayson Werth still thinks the Nats were the best team in baseball at the end of last season

    Jan 31, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

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    Jayson Werth and a lot of Nats fans were saying this back in September. Werth is still saying it: “But all in all, you look at the way we played coming down the stretch, if we get in the postseason – which we only missed by a couple of games even as bad as we…

  8. Jonathan Papelbon compared the cultures of the Red Sox and Phillies

    Jan 3, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Losing never feels good, even if you’re the most well-compensated player at your position. Following the conclusion of the 2011 season, the Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon to the richest contract ever for a closer — a four-year, $50 million deal with a fifth-year option that can vest at an additional $13 million. Papelbon has generally…

  9. Nationals sign Nate McLouth

    Dec 6, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

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    Nate McLouth won’t have to move far, as Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the former Orioles outfielder has agreed to a two-year deal with the Nationals. There’s no starting job for McLouth in Washington, where Bryce Harper, Denard Span, and Jayson Werth all figure to play almost every day, but Rosenthal says he’s “expected…

  10. The Rangers are interested in Shin-Soo Choo

    Nov 18, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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    I guess there is at least one team who isn’t scared away from Scott Boras’ claim that Shin-Soo Choo should make more than Jayson Werth: the Texas Rangers. Jon Heyman reports that the Rangers are among the teams looking at Shin-Soo Choo. But even if they’re not scared off by the claim, they’re not paying that…

  11. Nationals not interested in Cal Ripken Jr. as manager

    Oct 22, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Legendary Orioles player Ripken, Jr. listens to tributes prior to unveiling of statue in Baltimore

    A bunch of candidates have interviewed to replace Davey Johnson as Nationals manager, but Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reported previously that the team has no interest in Dusty Baker and now he says Cal Ripken Jr. “becoming an actual candidate for the job appears to be unrealistic” too. Baker specifically reached out to…

  12. Heyman: The Astros could make a play for Shin-Soo Choo

    Oct 19, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

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    We’re not ready to fire up the hot stove quite yet, but CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman passes along this interesting nugget on a potential surprise suitor for impending free agent Shin-Soo Choo: The Houston Astros, whose lowest-in-baseball payroll of $25 million or thereabouts was a mere fraction of most teams, may consider making a run…

  13. Jayson Werth, Ryan Zimmerman differ on who should be the next Nats manager

    Oct 11, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

    Legendary Orioles player Ripken, Jr. listens to tributes prior to unveiling of statue in Baltimore

    Thankfully, managers are chosen by a general manager and team owners and stuff and not by player referendum. Because if that were the case, it would be pretty awkward in Nats Land these days.  Sarah Kogod reports that Jayson Werth is pro-Cal Ripken as the next Washington manager while Ryan Zimmerman is behind bench coach…

  14. No teams have contacted Cal Ripken Jr. about managing

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Legendary Orioles player Ripken, Jr. listens to tributes prior to unveiling of statue in Baltimore

    Last week Cal Ripken Jr. made it pretty clear that he’s interested in becoming a manager, which led to some speculation in Chicago about his candidacy for the Cubs job, and now the Hall of Famer is being linked to the Nationals opening. Well, sort of. Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has said he’d support Ripken…

  15. Shaun Marcum calls out Mets TV announcers

    Sep 14, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

    Shaun Marcum

    Shaun Marcum has a lot of spare time on his hands right now since he’s recovering from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, so he took to Twitter early yesterday to criticize the Mets television announcers. Marcum was apparently compelled to write after Ron Darling criticized Frank Francisco for hitting Jayson Werth with a pitch on…

  16. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 11, 2013, 7:01 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox  v Tampa Bay Rays

    Red Sox 2, Rays 0: Welcome back Clay Buchholz. It’s like you never left. Or at least the early-season version of you never left. Five shutout innings with six strikeouts before making way for a bullpen that was just as stingy. The Red Sox lead in the East is 8.5 games. Padres 8, Phillies 2:…

  17. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:58 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 1: Three bombs for Juan Uribe and four driven in. What a season for the guy who, in his first two years in Dodger blue, looked lost and, frankly, over. This year he’s hitting .279/.334/.476, is playing excellent defense at third and who has been, by all accounts, a great guy in…

  18. Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr questions Bryce Harper’s hustle

    Aug 31, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper AP

    Bryce Harper‘s hustle (or lack thereof) was the big topic of conversation following the Nationals’ 3-2 loss to the Mets last night at Nationals Park. With two runners on and two out in the bottom of the eighth inning, Harper hit a weak grounder to Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. Assuming that he would be…

  19. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 30, 2013, 6:46 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers

    Tigers 7, Athletics 6: Torii Hunter walks off the Tigers who came back from a 6-1 deficit. A 6-3 deficit in the ninth. All while losing Miguel Cabrera mid-game. Now, starting pitching, please stop requiring Tigers bats to bail you out all the time. Orioles 3, Red Sox 2: Baltimore avoids the sweep and pulls…

  20. Nationals complete sweep of Marlins, continue to creep up in Wild Card race

    Aug 29, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

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    Don’t sleep on the Nationals. Aided by seven scoreless innings from Gio Gonzalez and home runs from Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper, and Ian Desmond, the Nationals wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Marlins tonight with a 9-0 victory at Nationals Park. Gonzalez gave up just three hits (all of them singles) and three walks…

  21. Jayson Werth in Nationals’ lineup despite foot infection

    Aug 25, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

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    From Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post comes word that Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is in the starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Royals despite being diagnosed on Saturday with an infection in his right foot. The exact type and extent of the infection is unclear, but Werth has likely been prescribed…

  22. Nationals trade just-acquired David DeJesus to Rays

    Aug 23, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

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    All that speculation about how the Nationals didn’t necessarily even want David DeJesus when they claimed him off waivers and then acquired him from the Cubs last week? Looks pretty spot, as they’ve now traded him to the Rays. That means DeJesus’ stint with Washington lasted all of three games and four plate appearances, which…

  23. Phillies’ downward spiral highlights cracks of riding success

    Aug 21, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    This is about the Philadelphia Phillies, but let’s start with the Chiefs. I have always been fascinated by the Kansas City Chiefs of the 1970s. You probably know that the Chiefs of the late 1960s and early 1970s were among the best teams in football. They played in Super Bowl I, and they won Super…

  24. Nationals acquire David DeJesus from Cubs, release Roger Bernadina

    Aug 19, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs

    Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that the Nationals have acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Cubs for a player to be named later. Washington is 60-63 and 9.5 games out of a playoff spot, so the pickup obviously isn’t for this season. DeJesus’ contract includes a $6.5 million team option (or $1.5 million buyout) for…

  25. Bryce Harper scratched with a bruised arm

    Aug 17, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was hit twice by Braves pitchers last night, the second of which, thrown by reliever Luis Avilan, garnered a standing ovation from the home crowd in Atlanta. Braves pitchers have been at fault three of the four times Harper has been hit by a pitch this year. Recall that the benches cleared…

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