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  1. Braves search for answers to break streak

    Jerry Crasnick

    In the spring of 2009, while researching a column on MLB's worst-hitting pitchers, I sought out Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Dunn for his take on the subject. Say what you will about Dunn's glove work or his penchant for striking out, but he'...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  2. NL East race opens with Bryce Harper hurt

    Jerry Crasnick

    After badly underachieving for the first four months a year ago and playing themselves out of postseason contention, the Washington Nationals were looking forward to a fresh start and some more positive karma under new manager Matt Williams. Other...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  3. Harper-Trout tilt an ad for interleague play

    Jerry Crasnick

    Baseball is a different animal than other sports, so those of us in the media who keep playing the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird card regarding Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are overlooking an inconvenient truth: The pitcher is the guy with the baseball in ...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  4. Resilient Braves respond to every challenge

    Jerry Crasnick

    PHILADELPHIA -- After beating up on the Washington Nationals all weekend, the Atlanta Braves reached a point Monday night where they appeared to be rolling toward a nice, methodical win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Then the momentum began whipsawi...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  5. Kevin Frandsen signs with Washington Nationals

    Jerry Crasnick

    Infielder Kevin Frandsen, who declined an outright assignment from the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, reached agreement Wednesday on a one-year major league contract with the Washington Nationals.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  6. Nats expect offense to be better

    Jerry Crasnick

    VIERA, Fla. -- Scan the Washington Nationals' lineup card, and it's hard to imagine their offense being such a wasteland of subpar numbers and missed opportunities for so much of the 2013 season. But the statistics bear it out: At the All-Star break,...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  7. Staying healthy key for Harper

    Jerry Crasnick

    VIERA, Fla. -- Bryce Harper is only 21 years old, but he seems exponentially more seasoned and mature than the kid who strode into Washington Nationals camp two years ago with that Sports Illustrated cover boy glow. Two hours before a spring training...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  8. Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals agree to two-year deal fo...

    Jerry Crasnick

    All-Star pitcher Jordan Zimmermann avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $24 million contract with the Washington Nationals.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  9. Nyjer Morgan covets MLB spot after Japan stint

    Jerry Crasnick

    Nyjer Morgan, who attracted a following and agitated opponents through his fast-talking, high-energy alter ego "Tony Plush," is pursuing jobs in Major League Baseball along with a possible return to Japan, his agent said Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2014
  10. Nate McLouth, Washington Nationals agree on two years, $10.75M

    Jerry Crasnick

    Outfielder Nate McLouth reached agreement on a two-year, guaranteed $10.75 million contract with the Washington Nationals, a baseball source told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  11. Nationals hope only 2013 isn't their year

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Washington Nationals reached the 100-game mark in the season with a 5-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Actually, "reached" might be a charitable way to describe it. Failed, flailed, struggled, stumbled, scuffled and slouched are...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  12. Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann is carving out an identity in...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg may get all the headlines, but imperturbable starter Jordan Zimmermann is quietly making bland fashionable in Washington, D.C.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2013
  13. The rise of New York Mets flamethrower Matt Harvey

    Jerry Crasnick

    With a 95 mph fastball and wipeout slider, right-hander Matt Harvey gives the New York Mets hope for the future.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  14. Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg make it a fun opener for Washingt...

    Jerry Crasnick

    Bryce Harper hit two home runs and Stephen Strasburg tossed seven shutout innings in the Nationals' Opening Day win over the Marlins.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  15. Mike Trout, Bryce Harper on track to be great

    Jerry Crasnick

    Entering their second year in the majors, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper look like a pair who could accomplish some great things over the next decade or so.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  16. Nats unofficially set to start cranking it up

    Jerry Crasnick

    JUPITER, Fla. -- If you want some insight into why Davey Johnson has a reputation as a "players' manager," just take a look at the Washington Nationals' meager at-bat totals this spring. Johnson is a firm believer that hitters need only so many sw...

    Blog | March 20, 2013