Washington Nationals

Roark using the end of '17 as motivation
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Tanner Roark recalled sitting in his hotel room in Chicago during the hours leading up to Game 4 of the National League Division Series. Originally, he was scheduled to start that game for the Nationals as they hoped to stave off elimination from the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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WS-hopeful Nats must answer questions in '18
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In their quest to win the World Series, the Nats have a first-time manager, a franchise star potentially headed for free agency and a fan base yearning for the team to take the next step. Here are a few questions surrounding the Nationals heading into 2018.

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Nats' dominant 2017 replete with highlights
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The Nationals continued their recent stretch of success during the 2017 season. This past year marked the first time in team history they made the postseason in consecutive years and the fourth time in the past six years they were bound for October.

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Inbox: How likely is it Harper remains with Nats?
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Will Bryce Harper remain with the Nationals past the 2018 season? Beat reporter Jamal Collier fields questions from Nationals fans in the latest Inbox.

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Eaton eager to resume business as usual
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Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton is walking around with a slight limp but a huge smile on his face. Gone is the scooter he needed to get around the Nationals’ clubhouse for most of the summer, or the need for crutches. It’s been about eight months since Eaton underwent ACL surgery on his left knee, which […]

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Q&A: Doolittle dishes on holiday traditions
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Sean Doolittle quickly settled in as a fan favorite after he was traded to Washington during the middle of this past season. This is Doolittle’s first offseason with the Nats, and it’s also the first winter as a married couple for Doolittle and his new wife, Eireann, after the couple eloped on an off-day before […]

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Q&A with Nationals manager Martinez
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MLB.com caught up with Nationals manager Dave Martinez recently. He talked about his plans for the Nationals and his relationship with Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

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Kintzler's two-year deal with Nats official
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The Nationals believe Brandon Kintzler had offers on the free-agent market to sign elsewhere and become a closer. But general manager Mike Rizzo saw Kintzler’s decision to return to Washington as proof that the right-hander valued the chance to play in the postseason again for a likely World Series contender.

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Source: Nats, Matt Adams agree to 1-year deal
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The Nationals filled their need for a powerful left-handed bat off the bench on Wednesday when they agreed to a deal with free agent Matt Adams, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. The club has not confirmed the deal, which will bring Adams to Washington on a one-year contract worth $4 million plus up to […]

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Rizzo thrilled to keep 'ultimate pro' Kintzler
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The Nationals believe Brandon Kintzler had offers on the free-agent market to sign elsewhere and become a closer. But general manager Mike Rizzo saw Kintzler’s decision to return to Washington as proof that the right-hander valued the chance to play in the postseason again for a likely World Series contender.

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Rendon open to signing extension with Nats
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Anthony Rendon has spent his entire career in the Nationals’ organization, and he enjoys the comfort he has. Taking that into consideration, Rendon said during the Nationals Winterfest on Sunday that he would be open to the possibility of staying in Washington long term.

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Murphy in 'good position' with knee rehab
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Daniel Murphy needed crutches to walk around the Washington Convention Center floor during Nationals Winterfest on Saturday, although he wore a smile on his face when he talked about how encouraged he was by his rehab process.

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