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1/30/2015 | Giolito headlines Nats prospects in new Top 100 list

For the Nationals, 2015 is another year of great expectations at the Major League level, as the club will look to repeat as National League East champions while pushing further into the postseason. At the same time, general manager Mike Rizzo and his staff have continued to build a farm system that has churned out no shortage of impact talent in recent seasons.


1/29/2015 | 2015 Prospect Watch: Top 10 outfielders

The top 10 outfielders list annually has some of the most athletic and exciting prospects in the Minor Leagues, and this year is no different. Here is MLBPipeline.com's breakdown of the top-ranked outfield prospects for 2015.


1/29/2015 | Which prospects will make the Top 100 cut?

After an offseason filled with transactions and intrigue, Spring Training is fast approaching. That means it's time for the unveiling of the latest MLBPipeline.com Top 100 Prospects list. The Top 50 will be unveiled during a one-hour special on MLB Network and MLB.com beginning at 9 p.m. ET, and the entire list will be available on MLB.com.


1/28/2015 | With Janssen on board, Nationals' roster has no holes

A week after adding Max Scherzer to the front of their rotation, the Nationals have agreed to a deal that addresses the only issue they faced on the way to Spring Training, adding another solid late-innings option in former Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen.


1/28/2015 | Source: Janssen, Nats agree to 1-year deal

Two weeks after trading dependable setup man Tyler Clippard, the Nationals filled a hole in their bullpen by agreeing to a one-year contract with free agent Casey Janssen on Wednesday, a source confirmed to MLB.com. The deal, which the club has not confirmed, guarantees Janssen $5 million, including a buyout for a 2016 mutual option, according to FOXSports.com.


1/27/2015 | Nationals preparing for new right side of infield

The Nationals might have a new Opening Day starter in Max Scherzer, and the infield standing behind the right-hander figures to look plenty different as well. With Spring Training less than a month away, Washington is set to move trade acquisition Yunel Escobar from shortstop to second base, and longtime third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to first.


1/23/2015 | Nationals sign outfielder D. Robinson to Minor League deal

The Nationals agreed to terms on a Minor League contract with outfielder Derrick Robinson on Friday, though the deal does not include an invitation to big league Spring Training.


1/23/2015 | Roark may land in 'pen with Nats' full rotation

Right-hander Tanner Roark could be moved to the bullpen, unless the Nationals trade one of their other starters, something general manager Mike Rizzo has said they are not looking to do.


1/22/2015 | Rizzo turning attention to fortifying Nats' roster

While the signing of Max Scherzer has dominated Nationals news in recent days, the club is facing plenty of other issues at the moment. General manager Mike Rizzo addressed some of those on MLB Network's Hot Stove show on Thursday morning, the day after Scherzer's introductory news conference at Nationals Park.


1/21/2015 | Nats sign veteran reliever Meek

The Nationals have signed right-hander Evan Meek to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training.


1/21/2015 | Nats expect to keep core intact

There is an indication the Nationals are planning to hang onto holdovers from last year's team, which means right-handers Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister and Stephen Strasburg and shortstop Ian Desmond are expected to be with the club at the start of Spring Training. All four have been mentioned in trade discussions this offseason.


1/21/2015 | Big move reunites Scherzer with Rizzo, Williams

Max Scherzer signed his seven-year, $210 million contract with Washington on Wednesday. For both GM Mike Rizzo and manager Matt Williams, the deal represents a reunion with a player they first got to know several years ago while working in the D-backs organization.


1/20/2015 | Watch live as Nats introduce Scherzer today

The Nationals will hold a news conference at Nationals Park today at 2 p.m. ET in which they are expected to introduce right-hander Max Scherzer, who agreed to terms on a seven-year $210 million deal with the club on Monday. MLB.com will stream the event live.


1/20/2015 | History to determine soundness of Scherzer investment

The Nationals took a flying leap into uncharted waters on Sunday night, when they agreed to a seven-year, $210 million contract with free-agent right-hander Max Scherzer. It's the first big-money, long-term deal for a pitcher in team history, dwarfing the five-year, $42 million extension lefty Gio Gonzalez signed before the 2012 season. And while it's impossible to predict how any individual player will fare in the future, history can provide some clues.


1/20/2015 | With addition of Scherzer, Nats boast 'Super Six'

With the addition of Max Scherzer, the Nationals have a pitching rotation for the ages, but you know what? Once again, we're seeing the difference between greatness when it comes to a collection of starters on a Major League staff and whatever otherworldly adjective is appropriate for all of those years when Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz kept throwing their way toward Cooperstown.


1/19/2015 | Span, Werth excited about 'big pickup' in Scherzer

A day after Max Scherzer agreed to terms with the Nationals on a seven-year, $210 million contract, center fielder Denard Span said he is excited to play behind one of the best pitching staffs in baseball. Scherzer joins a rotation that includes Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister.


1/19/2015 | Scherzer always striving to improve

Max Scherzer is a good example how some of the most important tools to scout are heart and smarts and guts. Since 2006, Scherzer has polished his slider, refined his changeup and developed a curveball that's also a quality pitch, helping him become one of the game's most dominating starting pitchers.


1/19/2015 | Stacking the Nats' new rotation against history

With Max Scherzer apparently on board, the Nationals have added to an already stacked starting rotation. Scherzer joins Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister in what is arguably baseball's best collection of starters, and a group that compares favorably to some of the best rotations in recent memory.


1/18/2015 | Nationals sign Ka'aihue to Minor League deal

The Nationals signed first baseman Kila Ka'aihue to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Ka'aihue played the last two seasons for the Hiroshima Carp of the Japan Central League


1/18/2015 | Rich getting richer: Scherzer makes Nats clear favorites

The biggest free agent on the market, arguably the best pitcher in the game over the last two seasons, has reached a deal with the team that already has the best starting rotation in the Major Leagues.


1/18/2015 | Nationals, Scherzer agree to seven-year contract

Free-agent right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a seven-year contract with the Nationals, a source told MLB.com. The club did not confirm the deal, which was first reported by CBSSports.com.


1/16/2015 | Nats avoid arbitration with Fister, Strasburg, Storen

Nationals right-handers Doug Fister, Stephen Strasburg and Drew Storen avoided arbitration Friday by signing one-year deals for the 2015 season. Strasburg will make $7.4 million, while Storen will earn $5.7 million, baseball sources confirmed to MLB.com. Fister will make $11.4 million, according to CBS Sportsline.


1/15/2015 | Nats avoid arbitration with Stammen, Espinosa, Lobaton

Nationals right-hander Craig Stammen avoided salary arbitration Thursday by signing a one-year deal worth $2.25 million. With Wilson Ramos also signed, the Nationals now have six players eligible for arbitration before Friday's deadline to exchange figures.


1/15/2015 | Shocked by trade, leaving Nats 'tough' for Clippard

Right-hander Tyler Clippard said he was shocked after he heard the Nationals traded him to the Athletics for shortstop Yunel Escobar, even though Clippard heard rumors throughout the offseason that he could be dealt.


1/15/2015 | Ramos to be honored with Tony Conigliaro Award

Wilson Ramos was voted the winner of the 25th annual Tony Conigliaro Award on Thursday. The news comes on a day when Ramos avoided arbitration. According to CBS Sportsline, Ramos signed a one-year deal worth $3.55 million.




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