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  1. Nationals “remain confident they will get” Adam LaRoche

    Dec 5, 2012, 7:25 PM EDT

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    Adam LaRoche slugged 33 home runs and tallied 100 RBI in 154 games this summer for the Nationals while also earning Gold Glove honors at first base. But he hasn’t found much of a market this offseason. Which has the Washington front office feeling good. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the Nationals “remain confident…

  2. The Adam LaRoche market isn’t so hot and heavy after all

    Dec 3, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    Adam LaRoche

    The Nationals would very much like to keep free agent Adam LaRoche, but they’re sticking to their guns at the moment and only offering a two-year deal. Fortunately for them, it may yet be enough to get a deal done. According to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, the Rangers are not purusing LaRoche, and MLB.com’s Brittany…

  3. Davey Johnson really wants the Nationals to re-sign Adam LaRoche

    Dec 1, 2012, 11:26 AM EDT

    Adam LaRoche Getty

    The Nationals have the option of moving Michael Morse over to first base following the acquisition of Denard Span this week, but manager Davey Johnson really wants the club to re-sign Adam LaRoche. Per Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Johnson hosted a charity event last night to benefit Lighthouse Central Florida, a non-profit organization…

  4. Nationals are “definitely shopping Mike Morse”

    Nov 30, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Mike Morse Getty

    With their trade for Denard Span the Nationals’ outfield is set with Span in center field and Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth flanking him in the corners. That would shift Michael Morse from left field to first base and seemingly signal the end of free agent Adam LaRoche‘s time in Washington, but general manager Mike…

  5. The Red Sox are talking to Adam LaRoche

    Nov 29, 2012, 8:43 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox have reportedly identified Mike Napoli as their No. 1 target in free agency, but they are also weighing the alternatives. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Red Sox are talking to Adam LaRoche as a potential fallback option for first base. The Red Sox have made a three-year offer to Napoli,…

  6. Will the Nationals look to trade Michael Morse?

    Nov 20, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Michael Morse

    If the National succeed in re-signing free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche to a multi-year deal it could lead to a first base/corner outfield logjam in the not-so-distant future and Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com has an interesting article wondering if that means Michael Morse could be on the trading block soon: Signed for one more…

  7. The Nationals have been in contact with B.J. Upton

    Nov 16, 2012, 10:03 PM EDT

    B.J. Upton AP

    It’s officially a battle royal among NL East teams for the services of free agent outfielder B.J. Upton. Upton met with both the Phillies and Braves this week, but Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have also engaged in some “initial dialogue” and are expected to have “increased communication” in the…

  8. Nationals have all of the pieces for a longer run in 2013

    Oct 13, 2012, 2:04 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Yeah, that was a particularly gruesome way to lose. But that will only make the eventual payoff that much sweeter. Of course, the Nationals aren’t guaranteed anything going forward after losing in the NLDS to the Cardinals on Friday night. Shutting down Stephen Strasburg early was a move geared towards protecting the future, but the…

  9. The Nationals add some insurance, lead the Cardinals 7-5 going into ninth inning

    Oct 12, 2012, 11:59 PM EDT

    Kurt Suzuki AP

    The Nationals just added some valuable insurance in the bottom of the eighth inning, as Kurt Suzuki smacked an RBI single up the middle to push the score to 7-5 going into the top of the ninth. Jason Motte allowed back-to-back singles to Adam LaRoche and Michael Morse to begin the inning, but bounced back…

  10. Nationals put a hurting on Adam Wainwright, lead 6-0 through three innings

    Oct 12, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper Reuters

    The Nationals are pouring it on against the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLDS. Bryce Harper led off the top of the bottom of the third inning with a solo home run. After entering tonight’s action 1-for-19 in the series, the 19-year-old phenom has a triple and a homer in his first two at-bats…

  11. Nationals grab quick 3-0 lead in Game 5 of NLDS against Cardinals

    Oct 12, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT

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    The Nationals won Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cardinals yesterday in thrilling fashion thanks to a walkoff solo home run from Jayson Werth. And Nationals Park is rocking again after one inning tonight. Werth led off the bottom of the first inning with a double off Adam Wainwright before the scuffling Bryce Harper…

  12. NLDS Game 5 lineups: Cardinals vs. Nationals

    Oct 12, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT

    Davey Johnson, Mike Matheny

    Here are the lineups for Game 5 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Nationals, in Washington: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WASHINGTON NATIONALS 1. Jon Jay, CF 1. Jayson Werth, RF 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 2. Bryce Harper, CF 3. Matt Holliday, LF 3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B 4. Allen Craig, 1B 4. Adam LaRoche, 1B 5.…

  13. NLDS Game 4 lineups: Cardinals vs. Nationals

    Oct 11, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

    Davey Johnson, Mike Matheny

    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Nationals, in Washington: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WASHINGTON NATIONALS 1. Jon Jay, CF 1. Jayson Werth, RF 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 2. Bryce Harper, CF 3. Matt Holliday, LF 3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B 4. Allen Craig, 1B 4. Adam LaRoche, 1B 5.…

  14. NLDS Game 3 Live Blog: Cardinals vs. Nationals, baby!

    Oct 10, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals' Kozma hits a three run home run in front of Washington Nationals catcher Suzuki during the second inning in Game 3 of their MLB NLDS baseball series in Washington

    4:42 PM: Bryce Harper flies out to second and that’s the ballgame. Cardinals win 8-0 and take a 2-1 lead. The Nats’ backs are up against the wall. Stay tuned to HBT for some postgame analysis and all kinds of other things on a busy, busy evening of playoff baseball. 4:41 PM: Jayson Werth walks. He’s…

  15. NLDS Game 3 lineups: Cardinals vs. Nationals

    Oct 10, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Davey Johnson, Mike Matheny

    Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Nationals, in Washington: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WASHINGTON NATIONALS 1. Jon Jay, CF 1. Jayson Werth, RF 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 2. Bryce Harper, CF 3. Matt Holliday, LF 3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B 4. Allen Craig, 1B 4. Adam LaRoche, 1B 5.…

  16. NLDS Game 2 lineups: Cardinals vs. Nationals

    Oct 8, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    Davey Johnson, Mike Matheny

    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Nationals, in St. Louis: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WASHINGTON NATIONALS 1. Jon Jay, CF 1. Jayson Werth, RF 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 2. Bryce Harper, CF 3. Matt Holliday, LF 3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B 4. Allen Craig, 1B 4. Adam LaRoche, 1B…

  17. Tyler Moore pushes Nationals in front of Cardinals with two-run single late in NLDS Game 1

    Oct 7, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

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    The Nationals and Cardinals have both wasted big scoring chances throughout this NLDS Game 1 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. But in the top of the eighth inning Washington finally broke through. Tyler Moore, a 25-year-old rookie serving as a pinch-hitter, guided a Marc Rzepczynski pitch into shallow right field to score Michael Morse…

  18. NLDS Game 1 lineups: Nationals vs. Cardinals

    Oct 7, 2012, 12:26 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Nats and Cards, scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WASHINGTON NATIONALS 1. Jon Jay, CF 1. Jayson Werth, RF 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 2. Bryce Harper, CF 3. Matt Holliday, LF 3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B 4. Allen Craig, 1B 4. Adam…

  19. Michael Morse does a bit of mime work

    Sep 29, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

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    Nationals slugger Michael Morse hit a grand slam in the top of the first inning Saturday against the Cardinals’ Kyle Lohse. But the ball barely cleared the right field wall at Busch Stadium and was initially ruled a base hit, which caused some confusion on the basepaths. Thus, we get probably the best highlight since replay…

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

    Sep 28, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey reacts to the crowd after getting his 20th win of the season after the Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in their MLB National League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    Mets 6, Pirates 5: R.A. Dickey wins his 20th, striking out 13 in the process. I don’t care if wins aren’t supposed to matter. It’s cool. He’s old and he struggled for years and he has no freaking ligament in his elbow and he seems like a pretty cool guy and all of that and…

  21. The Nationals could still make a run without Stephen Strasburg

    Sep 8, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

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    The Nationals enter today’s action with the best record in baseball at 85-53. Yet with the attention given to the unique situation involving the shutdown of Stephen Strasburg, one would think they would be doomed without him. That’s just not the case. And it’s really a discredit to a well-balanced ballclub. Nationals starters are first…

  22. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 50-1

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Here’s the top 50 of a rather weak free agent class. Again, I didn’t include Robinson Cano, R.A. Dickey and some others whose options are sure to be picked up. Also absent is Mark Reynolds. He is not eligible for free agency, though there’s a good chance he’ll be non-tendered this winter. All ages are…

  23. X-rays on Michael Morse’s hand come back negative

    Aug 24, 2012, 10:48 PM EDT

    Mike Morse Getty

    UPDATE: Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that X-rays on Morse’s hand came back negative. He’ll likely have to miss a few days, but it looks like the Nats caught a break. 8:09 PM: The Nationals just announced that Morse left the game with a right hand contusion. We’ll likely hear more on his status after…

  24. I went to Nationals Park and it was good

    Aug 20, 2012, 9:47 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals Michael Morse celebrates a grand slam home run against the New York Mets in Washington

    I went to D.C. on Friday. The impetus for the trip: my friend, who does business development in the commercial real estate world, was gifted with the use of a luxury suite for the Nats-Mets game. She filled it up with clients and business contacts but, by golly, wouldn’t you know it, she had a…

  25. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 18, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

    Michael Morse Getty

    Last night was a rare Friday night where I was at a baseball game rather than working right here on HardballTalk. It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up, as I finally had the chance to meet our blogger-in-chief Craig Calcaterra and take in the Mets-Nationals game. Yes, we are allowed out of the basement…

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