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  1. Nationals have checked in on Casey Janssen

    Jan 18, 2015, 8:23 PM EDT

    Casey Janssen

    The Nationals have some interest in free agent reliever Casey Janssen.

  2. 54 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 16, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

    Lorenzo Cain

    Find out what salaries arbitration-eligible players and their respective teams filed for ahead of Friday’s deadline.

  3. Billy Beane and Mike Rizzo love trading with each other

    Jan 15, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Billy Beane

    Oakland and Washington have made an average of one trade every five months for the past four years.

  4. Nationals acquire Yunel Escobar from the Athletics

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:19 PM EDT

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    The Nationals have reportedly acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Athletics.

  5. The Blue Jays are trying to trade for a closer

    Dec 29, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

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    The Blue Jays also have free agent closer Francisco Rodriguez on their radar.

  6. Astros sign Luke Gregerson for $18.5 million

    Dec 10, 2014, 9:34 AM EDT

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    Houston failed to land free agent relievers Andrew Miller or David Robertson, but the Astros have snagged their No. 3 bullpen target.

  7. Report: Nationals “likely” to trade reliever Tyler Clippard

    Dec 6, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

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    One of the best relievers in baseball is on the trading block.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

    Oct 8, 2014, 1:06 AM EDT

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

  11. Nationals defeat Giants in Game 3 of NLDS to keep their season alive

    Oct 6, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT

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    Facing elimination, the Nationals got a big start out of Doug Fister.

  12. 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.

  13. Asdrubal Cabrera, Matt Williams ejected after arguing strikes in the 10th inning

    Oct 4, 2014, 9:07 PM EDT

    Matt Williams

    Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera and manager Matt Williams were both ejected in the bottom of the 10th inning for arguing balls and strikes.

  14. 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.

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

    Sep 26, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    If someone submitted this script to Screenwriting 101, it’d be rejected as way too on-the-nose. But this ain’t Screenwriting 101. This is baseball. And that kind of stuff just sort of happens in baseball.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

    Aug 19, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Washington Nationals

    The Nats win the close ones. They win the not-so-close ones. They win the tame ones. And last night, they won a wild one.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. Tyler Clippard, Alfredo Simon, and Tim Hudson added to National League All-Star roster

    Jul 13, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT

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    Tyler Clippard of the Nationals, Alfredo Simon of the Reds, and Tim Hudson of the Giants have been added to the National League roster for Tuesday night’s 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis.

  22. 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…

  23. Nationals, Tyler Clippard avoid arbitration for $5.875 million

    Feb 10, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Washington won’t be going to an arbitration hearing this year, as Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Nationals and reliever Tyler Clippard have avoided the process by agreeing to a one-year, $5.875 million deal. Clippard asked for $6.35 million and the Nationals countered at $4.45 million, so he’s getting $475,000 more than the midpoint…

  24. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  25. Nationals interested in Grant Balfour; would like to trade Drew Storen

    Jan 19, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

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    After a flubbed signing with the Orioles, free agent reliever Grant Balfour has recently drawn some interest from the Nationals, Ken Rosenthal reports on FOX Sports. The Nationals have a trio of relievers who could close, but as Rosenthal explains, they would prefer Rafael Soriano‘s $14 million option for 2015 not to vest and for…

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