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  1. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2015

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.

  2. Nationals expected to decline Rafael Soriano’s option

    Oct 17, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Rafael Soriano

    Soriano was fantastic in the first half with 22 saves and a 0.97 ERA, but then he posted a 6.48 ERA in the second half while being stripped of closing duties.

  3. Nationals still in great position for 2015

    Oct 8, 2014, 1:28 AM EDT

    Anthony Rendon

    Few changes are needed for the club with the NL’s best record in 2014.

  4. Matt Williams’ must-win strategy could use some work

    Oct 8, 2014, 1:06 AM EDT

    Division Series - Washington Nationals v San Francisco Giants - Game Four

    Yeah, but it’ll be all hands on deck for Game Never on Thursday.

  5. Matt Williams on decision to pull Jordan Zimmermann in Game 2: “I kicked myself all night.”

    Oct 5, 2014, 7:04 PM EDT

    Matt Williams

    Matt Williams says he kicked himself “all night” for taking out Jordan Zimmermann with two outs in the ninth inning in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Giants on Saturday night. But was his decision really wrong?

  6. Giants-Nationals NLDS Game 2 headed into the 18th inning

    Oct 4, 2014, 11:33 PM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann

    We’re in the 18th in Washington, D.C.

  7. Giants tie NLDS Game 2 in the ninth, go-ahead run denied on reviewed play at the plate

    Oct 4, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT

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    Yet more drama in the 2014 post-season: the Giants seemed destined to be victims of a Jordan Zimmermann shutout, but rallied with two outs in the ninth to send Game 2 of the NLDS into extra innings.

  8. The Nationals announce their playoff roster: Rafael Soriano is there

    Oct 3, 2014, 11:40 AM EDT

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    It’s rather surprising to see Soriano there.

  9. Previewing the 2014 Playoffs

    Sep 29, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

    Playoffs

    Let’s meet our ten playoff teams and assess their strengths, weaknesses and overall outlook.

  10. Rafael Soriano making strides, but won’t reclaim closer’s role yet

    Sep 14, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    Rafael Soriano

    Rafael Soriano has made some mechanical adjustments but the Nationals aren’t ready to hand him back the closer’s role yet.

  11. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 8, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    A third of all of yesterday’s games were shutouts. Three dudes had two-homer games. Happy 2014.

  12. Rafael Soriano will take a couple days off to work on his mechanics

    Sep 6, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    Rafael Soriano

    The Nationals aren’t making any rash decisions with the closer’s role, opting to give Rafael Soriano a couple days off to work on his mechanics.

  13. After yet another blown save, Rafael Soriano could be out as the Nats’ closer

    Sep 6, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

    Rafael Soriano

    Another blown save — this with the help of a homer from Ben Revere of all people — could cost the Nats’ closer his job.

  14. Ben Revere hit another home run

    Sep 5, 2014, 11:50 PM EDT

    Ben Revere

    Ben Revere had himself a ballgame. He hit his second career home run with two outs in the ninth to tie the ballgame, and maintained his batting average lead in the National League.

  15. Nationals’ nine-game winning streak is “absolutely epic”

    Aug 21, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    The events taking place each evening on South Capitol Street are beginning to defy explanation.

  16. VIDEO: Adam LaRoche homers to give Nationals third straight walk-off victory

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

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    The Nationals have won seven straight, including three in a row in walk-off fashion.

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

    Aug 18, 2014, 5:30 AM EDT

    Lloyd McClendon, Tony Randazzp

    An ump show in Detroit couldn’t stop the Mariners’ momentum.

  18. It’s been a trying year for Bryce Harper

    Aug 8, 2014, 7:44 PM EDT

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    It’s been a trying year for Bryce Harper, but the Washington Nationals are in first place despite the struggling star.

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

    Jul 29, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    A three run lead and Rafael Soriano on the hill usually leads to an un-tuck fest. Not last night it didn’t.

  20. Henderson Alvarez replaces Jordan Zimmermann on NL All-Star roster

    Jul 12, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

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    This is the first All-Star selection for Henderson Alvarez.

  21. Upset by All-Star snub, Rafael Soriano says he’d turn down an invite as a roster replacement

    Jul 8, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Rafael Soriano

    Rafael Soriano is among the various players “snubbed” from the All-Star game, which apparently upset the Nationals closer and quite a few of his teammates, but if MLB decides to select him as a last-minute injury replacement Soriano plans to turn them down.

  22. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  23. Nationals payroll “beyond topped out”

    Apr 4, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper AP

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

  24. 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…

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