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  1. Second-half previews: National League

    Rob Neyer

    Click here for the American League second-half previews. Washington Nationals Second-half key: What, other than monitoring Stephen Strasburg's innings limit? Despite injuries that limited Mike Morse, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos (out for the yea...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  2. All-time draft roster: NL East

    Rob Neyer

    Let's move on to the National League with our all-time draft rosters, the best players drafted and signed by each franchise. Remember that they didn't necessarily have to star with that team. Other divisions: AL East | AL Central | AL West Atla...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  3. NL second-half team previews

    Rob Neyer

    And now a look at the National League. Click here for the American League second-half team previews. Philadelphia Phillies (57-34, +89 run differential) What needs to be fixed or accomplished in the second half? Although the Phillies finished ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  4. NL pleasant surprises: Team-by-team

    Rob Neyer

    The SweetSpot blog network weighs in with April's best surprises ... BeachyAtlanta Braves Simply put, the Braves' most pleasant surprise has been Brandon Beachy. At this time last year, Beachy was a virtually unknown prospect at Double-A Mississ...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  5. Dunn down, Konerko to go

    Rob Neyer

    Kenny Williams finally gets his man, as Adam Dunn agrees on a four-year contract with the White Sox, believed to be worth around $56 million ... Dunn, 31, ranks second in the major leagues to Albert Pujols since 2004 with 282 home runs. He hit .260...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  6. Reds' Chapman lights up speed gun

    Rob Neyer

    What's the fastest that anyone's ever thrown a baseball? We might have a new candidate. Big League Stew's David Brown: Hang onto your catcher's mitts, people. They reportedly clocked Cincinnati Reds prospect Aroldis Chapman at 105 mph Friday night. ...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  7. Rangers filling all the holes they can

    Rob Neyer

    A flurry of moves for the first-place Rangers! The Texas Rangers continued to shore up their infield, trading for Washington Nationals shortstop Cristian Guzman, a source said Friday. Guzman's agent, Stanley King, confirmed the trade to

    Blog | July 30, 2010
  8. Lannan's fate just mildly shocking

    Rob Neyer

    What the Baseball Gods giveth (Stephen Strasburg's right arm), the Baseball Gods taketh away (John Lannan's extraordinary run of good luck). And so the Nationals' Opening Day starter is going down. Way down. The Washington Nationals have sent le...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  9. Strasburg following Prior's blueprint

    Rob Neyer

    Everything's going according to plan: Stephen Strasburg is one step closer to the majors. The Washington Nationals promoted the 2009 No. 1 overall pick to Triple-A on Wednesday. He will make his debut for the Syracuse Chiefs on Friday against th...

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  10. Pretending Strasburg isn't ready

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, maybe the kid just needs to learn how to tie his shoes correctly ... After getting his first in-person glimpse of Stephen Strasburg in Double-A ball, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Wednesday the right-hander "certainly nee...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  11. No. 5 Starter Watch: Nats serious about Mock

    Rob Neyer

    You can go back to watching basketball now; as Joseph White writes, the Nats have finally named their last starter: Garrett Mock's cliffhanger spring trip to the nation's capital had a better ending this year. He'll get to stay in town as the No. 5...

    Blog | April 03, 2010
  12. Nats perplex with Bruney deal

    Rob Neyer

    It doesn't seem to be official yet, but Marc Carig knows who -- or rather, what -- the Nationals traded to the Yankees: A source confirmed on Monday night that the player to be named later in the Brian Bruney trade will be the Nationals' top cho...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  13. Help on the way for Rays

    Rob Neyer

    The Rays have the best run differential in the AL East but the fourth-best record, so they obviously still have some work to do. Fortunately (as Marc Lancaster reports), help is on the way: With their disabled list threatening to hit double digits a...

    Blog | June 12, 2009
  14. MacDougal to lead Nats' cavalry

    Rob Neyer

    Sure, the Washington Nationals are 13-33 and their bullpen sports an MLB-worst 6.15 ERA. Never fear, Nats fans ... Help is on the way! The Nationals are expected to purchase the contract of right-hander Michael MacDougal and option catcher Luke Mont...

    Blog | May 28, 2009
  15. Nats give up on Cabrera

    Rob Neyer

    Chico Harlan: Unable to find a place for him in their rotation or their bullpen, and unable to tolerate the idea of watching his continued struggles, the Washington Nationals on Tuesday designated Daniel Cabrera for assignment, cutting ties with the...

    Blog | May 27, 2009
  16. Really??? (National edition)

    Rob Neyer

    Next up: the National League edition of Really? (And if it seems like there are more Reallys in the National League, maybe that's my pro-AL bias or maybe it helps explain why the NL gets run over by the AL in the interleague games every year.) ...

    Blog | May 22, 2009