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  1. Desmond deal a DC priority

    Doug Mittler

    The Washington Nationals and Ian Desmond discussed a long-term deal last winter before the shortstop reportedly turned down a $90 million offer. With Desmond now one year away from free agency instead of two, the most pressing issue of the offsea...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  2. Evidence suggests the famed "Moneyball" mindset has run its cours...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler lays out recent evidence suggesting that the teams that have succeeded in recent playoffs and during the regular season are the teams that have a more aggressive approach at the plate, then details why they might have that approach.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  3. Where will Zimmerman play in 2015?

    Doug Mittler

    The Washington Nationals have been one of the hottest teams in the majors without Ryan Zimmerman, who has not played since July 22 due to a Grade 3 hamstring strain. The injury could mean that Zimmerman's days as the Nationals' regular third basem...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  4. Nats interested in Cotts?

    Doug Mittler

    The Washington Nationals are looking to bolster their bullpen via an August waiver deal and are interested in Texas Rangers left-hander Neal Cotts, reports's Bill Ladson. Ladson adds the Rangers have yet to find an offer to their liking f...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  5. Nats asked about Beltre

    Doug Mittler

    The Washington Nationals reportedly were thinking big regarding a fill-in for third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. With Zimmerman on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, the Nationals inquired about the Rangers' Adrian Beltre, but were "rebuffed," ...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  6. Available pinch-hitters

    Doug Mittler

    In an era of increased specialization, one of baseball's unique jobs is not faring well in general. While offense is down throughout the game, pinch hitters are struggling at an even higher rate in 2014. Entering Tuesday, pinch hitters were hittin...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  7. Nats seeking a shortstop?

    Doug Mittler

    Unable to reach a long-term extension with Ian Desmond, the Washington Nationals reportedly are seeking a possible replacement. Ken Rosenthal of reports the Nats are "actively seeking" a young shortstop now that Desmond, a free agent...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  8. When Zimmerman returns in DC

    Doug Mittler

    The Washington Nationals received some encouraging new Monday regarding Ryan Zimmerman, who was medically cleared to throw and hit for the first time since fracturing his right thumb on April 12. Manager Matt Williams cautions there is no concret...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  9. Filling in for Bryce Harper

    Doug Mittler

    A head-first slide into third base Friday night proved to be a costly one for Bryce Harper, who landed on the disabled list two days later with a sprained left thumb. The Washington Nationals and Harper hope the DL stay will not be an extended o...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  10. Fiscal limits in DC?

    Doug Mittler

    No one can accuse Mark Lerner of pinching pennies, but the Washington Nationals owner may have reached a payroll limit. "We're beyond topped out," Lerner told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. "Our payroll has skyrocketed to like $140 million....

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  11. Nats' contingency plans for Ramos

    Doug Mittler

    After making three trips to the disabled list over the last two seasons, one of the goals of Wilson Ramos was to stay healthy. But the Washington Nationals catcher could be back on the shelf after injuring his hand on a foul tip in Monday's win over ...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  12. Position battle: Nationals' fifth starter

    Doug Mittler

    Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams threw a curveball in the competition for the team's fifth-starter role Monday when he decided to have Ross Detwiler start the season in the bullpen. The Nationals had been tossing around the idea of using De...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  13. Could Nats make play for Burnett?

    Doug Mittler

    Could the Washington Nationals make a bid for free agent A.J. Burnett? Jon Heyman of says "speculation is going around baseball circles that the Nats could consider a late play" for Burnett, who only recently decided that he plans to...

    Blog | February 08, 2014
  14. Monday roundup: Waiting for Tanaka

    Doug Mittler

    The finish line in the race for Masahiro Tanaka is finally in sight. The Japanese righthander has until Friday afternoon to choose a major league team or otherwise return to Japan for the upcoming season. Monday has been a relatively quiet day as...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  15. Interest in Clippard, Storen

    Doug Mittler

    The Washington Nationals are attracting plenty of interest for relievers Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard, but general manager Mike Rizzo would have to be overwhelmed to make a deal, tweets Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. The Nationals would se...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  16. ExposNation tries to bring pro sports team back to Montreal - ESP...

    Doug Mittler

    For ESPN The Magazine's 2013 Ultimate Standings, Doug Mittler writes that Washington Nationals fans must be heartless since the Expos move left fans in Montreal devastated.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013