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  1. 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
  2. Nats seek lefty reliever

    Doug Mittler

    It already has been a busy offseason for the Washington Nationals, who landed righthander Doug Fister in a deal with the Detroit Tigers and added outfield depth by signing Nate McLouth. Next on the wish list of GM Mike Rizzo could be a deal for a ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  3. Tigers don't get enough for Doug Fister

    Keith Law

    The Washington Nationals seemed like a good bet to go after an undervalued starter for the back of their rotation (I guessed Brett Anderson, who was originally drafted by Mike Rizzo in Arizona, in a post earlier on Monday) and they did just that, sen...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  4. These teams won't miss playoffs in 2014

    Jim Bowden

    With the introduction of a second wild-card team in 2012, teams are in the postseason hunt later and longer than ever. Three teams in particular were expected to contend for a playoff berth but fell short for various reasons. What sets them apart is ...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  5. Winter ball worries; top 10 moves

    Buster Olney

    Every winter, teams encourage players to go to winter ball to learn, to play, and the vast majority of those who join a team in the Dominican Republic or Venezuela or Mexico or Puerto Rico talk about how much they glean from the experience. The Wh...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  6. Biggest problem for Washington Nationals is not Stephen Strasburg...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello of FanGraphs explains that the Nationals' biggest concern shouldn't be Stephen Strasburg, but rather a mediocre offense. Fortunately for Washington fans, there is a good chance the Nats' hitters will be able to turn things around.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2013
  7. Mike Rizzo's incredible offseason

    Jim Bowden

    One of the most difficult things to do in baseball is keep a good team intact. Any number of factors from finances to free agency can fracture a team. To actually improve it and upgrade it at several key positions in one offseason can prove most diff...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  8. PED mess a tough spot for Rizzo, Daniels

    Jim Bowden

    There is nothing worse for a general manager than to be blindsided by allegations of impropriety by one of your players. True or false, the news causes an immediate maelstrom of controversy, uncertainty and turmoil. And that's exactly what happen...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  9. Washington Nationals are set up well for offseason and beyond - M...

    Dan Szymborski

    The Nationals had a great year and are set up perfectly for the offseason, writes Dan Szymborski.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2012
  10. Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo's controversial decisions are ...

    Buster Olney

    This season, Nats GM Mike Rizzo made arguably the gutsiest decision in baseball history. As Buster Olney writes in ESPN The Magazine's DC Issue, that's how Rizzo has built the team into a winner -- one provocative move at a time.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  11. The Nationals can survive the shutdown of Stephen Strasburg - MLB...

    Buster Olney

    The Nationals, particularly Davey Johnson, will not waiver from their plan to shut down Stephen Strasburg. And they can contend for a World Series in spite of it, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  12. Teams need to better understand why pitchers are getting injured ...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating explains in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine, that MLB teams don't truly understand why pitchers get injured. What's important isn't the pitch count, it's the number of pitches thrown while fatigued.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  13. Baltimore Orioles contending, but also scrambling - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney takes a look at Baltimore's remarkable ability to stay in contention throughout 2012, even as they scramble to put a team on the field day after day.

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  14. Michael Bourn could be chased by Washington and Philly - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney explains how Michael Bourn could become a target of both Washington and Philadelphia, as well as the Braves. Plus, Buster explains whether he'll vote for Barry Bonds for the HOF.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  15. Strasburg should pitch in All-Star Game

    Jim Bowden

    Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg has been superb in the first half and is sure to be selected to the National League All-Star team by the players or by manager Tony La Russa. However, the Nationals have said they have installed ...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  16. Hamels had to be suspended

    Jim Bowden

    When Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels admitted to purposefully hitting Washington Nationals rookie Bryce Harper in the first inning of Sunday's game in Washington, he allowed misguided logic to steer his actions. Labeling it as an act of...

    Blog | May 07, 2012