Washington Nationals

Inbox: Will Nats sign Ohtani, bullpen help?
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The Hot Stove season has gotten off to a slow start across Major League Baseball and the Nationals are no exception. Once the club completed the hiring of its coaching staff, it has not made any additions to the roster for next season.

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Nats aim to get most out of Wieters in 2018
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The Nationals have a plan to increase the production from their catchers next season, which could involve relying on a different mix of their current backstops, instead of any external upgrades.

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Nats face easier task building bullpen for '18
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Building a bullpen has become sort of a winterly tradition in Washington, one that a year ago gave Nationals fans stress as the team searched for an established closer. This offseason should present a much easier task for the Nats, however, considering they already have two key relievers in place entering 2018.

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Rizzo unveils plans for sales pitch for Ohtani
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Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo outlined his sales pitch for Japanese star Shohei Ohtani to come to Washington on Monday afternoon on MLB Network.

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Nationals help package Thanksgiving meals
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Members of the Nationals’ front office once again donated their time during the week of Thanksgiving to give back to the D.C. community. Some staff members spent this past Monday putting together Thanksgiving meals at Food & Friends, an organization that provides home-delivered meals and nutrition counseling to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other […]

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Inbox: Will Washington trade Harper?
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In the latest Inbox, beat reporter Jamal Collier fields questions from Nationals fans about Bryce Harper’s status, the luxury tax and a reason to believe in Dave Martinez.

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Key early Nat Livan debuts on '18 HOF ballot
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The pitcher who threw out the first pitch in Nationals history will be making his debut on the Hall of Fame ballot this season.

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Nats protect Gutierrez, Rodriguez from Rule 5
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The Nationals added third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez and right-handed pitcher Jefry Rodriguez to their 40-man roster before Monday’s 8 p.m. ET deadline to protect players from being selected in December’s Rule 5 Draft.

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Rendon earns MLB Award for Best Performance
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On April 30, Anthony Rendon went 6-for-6 with three home runs and 10 RBIs, pacing the Nationals’ offense in a 23-5 victory over the Mets. That record-setting day has earned Rendon the Esurance MLB Award for Best Performance.

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Nats' outfield depth an offseason advantage
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The Nationals are set to begin next season with a surplus of outfielders, something the team might be able to use to its advantage this offseason.

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Robles or Acuna? Execs, AFL players polled
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Jonathan Mayo asked players in the Fall League and team executives to see if they preferred the Braves’ Ronald Acuna or the Nationals’ Victor Robles.

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Boras open to exploring Harper extension
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As Bryce Harper enters the final year of his contract with the Nationals, his agent, Scott Boras, said he has not had any conversations with the team this offseason about a possible extension. Asked whether he expected to do so this winter, Boras said, “That would be up to the Nationals.”

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