Nationals Rumors & News

  • 10h
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    should be big deal announced sometime soon, perhaps tonite. the wil myers, 11-plsyer, 3-team extravaganza is still a go.

  • Rays, Padres, Nationals agree to 11-player trade

    Hardball Talk "A massive three-team, 11-player trade has officially been agreed upon between the Rays, Padres, and Nationals. Jim Bowden of SiriusXM and was first to post the entire breakdown … RAYS GET … Steven Souza, outfielder, from Nationals Travis Ott, pitcher, from Nationals Rene Rivera,..." December 18

  • 1d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Turner, Joe Ross to #Nationals. Myers, Hanigan, Jose Castillo to #Padres. Souza, Ott, Rivera, Smith, Bauers to #Rays (Souza, Ott from Nats).

  • 1d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    giants, a's, mets, cards, twins among teams to show interest in asdrubal cabrera, who could play 3b or 2b as well as ss

  • MLB releases statement on Cuban relations

    Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17

  • 1d
    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    If Myers deal goes thru to #Padres, #Rays will spin players to #Nationals to get Intl Lge MVP Steve Souza

  • 1d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: Ian Desmond remains a possibility for #Mariners in trade talks. #Nationals

  • 1d
    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Nationals top need is 2B, but have been told Zobrist would not be part of deal from #Rays to Wash

  • 3d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Bryce Harper receives 2 year, $7.5 million deal, avoiding grievance w #Nats

  • Zimmerman ready to embrace first base

    Nats Insider "Ryan Zimmerman has always understood the value of a good first baseman. And he’s determined to become one himself, now that he knows once and for all he’ll be moving across the diamond on a permanent basis. “I’ve been lucky to play with a couple really good first basemen,” the long-time third..." December 15

  • Harper no-shows to fan event, irks Nationals "Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said that club was "disappointed" that outfielder Bryce Harper did not show up Saturday at the NatsFest fan festival. In a statement emailed by one of his agent's employees, Harper said: "I have attended NatsFest each year and always enjoy my experience..." December 15

  • Ian Desmond, Nationals not making any progress on extension

    Washington Post "When it was time for Ian Desmond to take his turn with the media at NatsFest Saturday afternoon, a little future shortstop in a red Desmond jersey waddled confidently alongside him. Three-year-old Grayson Desmond has been wearing Nationals jerseys his whole life, worn that red cap with the curly W..." December 14

  • With no progress made on an extension, Ian Desmond says he’s focused on 2015

    Washington Post "When it was time for Ian Desmond to take his turn with the media at NatsFest Saturday afternoon, a little future shortstop in a red Desmond jersey waddled confidently alongside him. Three-year-old Grayson Desmond has been wearing Nationals jerseys his whole life, worn that red cap with the curly W..." December 13

  • 5d
    William Ladson @washingnats

    Ryan Zimmerman said his health is good and he has been working out the last few weeks. #Nats #Nationals #MLB

  • Bryce Harper’s grievance hearing against the Nationals is scheduled for Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "After FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reminded us about the situation a couple of weeks ago, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that Bryce Harper‘s grievance hearing against the Nationals is scheduled for Tuesday in New York. For those unfamiliar with the situation, here’s a quick recap:..." December 13

  • Rangers acquire Ross Detwiler in a trade

    USA Today "The Texas Rangers acquired left handed pitcher Ross Detwiler from the Washington Nationals on the final day of the winter meetings, according to a baseball official with direct knowledge of the negotiations. The official spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the deal has..." December 12

  • Report: Nats, Mariners talking trade involving Ian Desmond

    CSN Washington "With the Nationals facing the possibility of losing a combination of star players after the 2015 season, much of the trade rumors have centered around pitchers Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister and Tyler Clippard. On Wednesday night, Ian Desmond entered that mix. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox..." December 11

  • MLB sees record $9 billion in revenues for 2014 "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10

  • 11d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Nationals planning another effort to sign Jordan Zimmermann long-term. Team has made multiple attempts. Entering walk year.

  • Nationals “likely” to trade reliever Tyler Clippard

    Hardball Talk "Tyler Clippard has been one of the best relievers in baseball since joining the Nationals in 2009, but FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal hears that he is “likely” to be traded. Why would they do such a thing? Well, Rosenthal cites Clippard’s rising salary and the Nationals’ depth with right-handed..." December 07

  • Nationals Jayson Werth convicted of reckless driving and sentenced to 10 days in jail

    Washington Post "Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was found guilty Friday of reckless driving and sentenced to 10 days in prison. Werth, 35, was pulled over on July 6 while driving 105 mph in a 55-mph zone on Route 193 in Fairfax County, according to court records. Werth was driving a two-door..." December 06

  • Denard Span gives thumbs up on sports hernia surgery

    CSN Washington "Denard Span had surgery to repair a sports hernia, a relatively minor procedure that shouldn’t impact the Nationals’ center fielder’s preparation for next season, the club announced Wednesday morning. Span, 30, posted a photo on Twitter of himself in a hospital bed, giving a thumbs-up sign,..." December 03

  • Nationals want to tangle with Harper? Bizarre

    Fox Sports "Excellent question. But unless the two sides settle a dispute that dates to Aug. 16, 2010, the day Harper signed his original draft contract, they will spar in a grievance hearing in December, according to major-league sources. At issue: Whether Harper is allowed to opt out of his deal and..." December 01

  • Some free agent bullpen options for the Nationals

    Washington Post "It’s still early in the hot stove season, but the free agent and trade market will start to take clearer shape beginning next week. Other than trying to improve at second base, the Nationals aren’t necessarily pressed to make any moves. General Manager Mike Rizzo has said he is open to tweaking..." November 29

  • No extension talks between Doug Fister, Nationals since spring

    Washington Post "After the Nationals traded for Doug Fister last winter, the team approached him and his agent about a long-term contract extension. The Nationals made an offer but the sides couldn’t agree on the terms. And, according to a person familiar with the situation, there has been no progress since, and..." November 29

  • Willingham retires after 11 seasons "Josh Willingham is retiring from baseball after an 11-year major league career, the outfielder told on Monday. Willingham, 35, hit .253 with 195 home runs during a career that included stints with the Florida Marlins, Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins and Kansas..." November 24

  • 27d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract.

  • Will Giancarlo Stanton’s historic contract ever impact Bryce Harper?

    Washington Post "Baseball salaries are determined very much like real estate prices, using a thorough perusal of the surrounding properties in the neighborhood – the “comps.” Who else around here has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths and was built in, say, 1990? Who else, after their first six years in the..." November 20

  • Jordan Zimmermann wants to stay in D.C. but understands his situation

    Washington Post "In a perfect world, Jordan Zimmermann wants to stay in Washington, the only organization he has ever known. But it’s not that simple and the Nationals’ homegrown star understands the position he is in. The Nationals control him for only one more year, the 2015 season, before he is eligible for..." November 20

  • 28d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Veteran #Nats pitcher Doug Fister, who like Zimmermann also is eligible for free agency in 1 year, also is available if a deal makes sense

  • 28d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Nats are informing teams that ace Jordan Zimmermann is available,but only if they get strong return,emphasizing it is not a salary dump

  • Marlins reportedly make offer to LaRoche "The Marlins may not have to look outside of their own division to find a middle-of-the-order hitter. Miami reportedly has a two-year, $20 million offer on the table to free agent Adam LaRoche, according to the Miami Herald. The 35-year-old first baseman batted .259 with 26 home runs and 92..." November 20

  • White Sox, Padres among teams with interest in free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported Tuesday afternoon that the Marlins have shown “aggressive interest” in free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche. Now we can go ahead and add a few more teams to the list. Ken Rosenthal of is hearing from sources that the White Sox and Padres have also..." November 19

  • Nationals close to re-signing Kevin Frandsen

    Washington Post "The Nationals and Kevin Frandsen are close to a deal that would bring the veteran utility man back to Washington, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday afternoon. Frandsen, 32, is eligible for arbitration, and the deadline to tender contracts for arbitration-eligible players is Dec...." November 14

  • Nationals offered Ian Desmond $107 milllion over seven years last offseason

    Washington Post "The Nationals and homegrown, franchise-bedrock shortstop Ian Desmond are expected to resume contract extension talks this winter, one year before Desmond can become a free agent. The sides will reconvene with a nine-figure starting point. The Nationals offered Desmond a contract extension last..." November 13

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

  • 37d
    Paul Sullivan @PWSullivan

    Source says Cubs not getting Zimmermann from Nats and haven't exchanged names, as rumored.

  • Sources: Cubs in talks to acquire Nationals’ Jordan Zimmermann

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs aren’t waiting around for Jon Lester to make a splash this winter for frontline starting pitching. Multiple sources said Tuesday the Cubs are in talks with the Washington Nationals to acquire right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, a two-time All-Star who has averaged 200 innings over the past..." November 12

  • Matt Williams named NL's top skipper "Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams is the winner of the National League Manager of the Year Award. The Nationals tallied an NL-best 96 wins and an NL East title in Williams' first season as a manager. He was the only rookie manager up for the award in either league. Williams took..." November 11

  • Livan interested in working for Nationals full-time "Livan Hernandez said recently he would like to become a full-time employee for the Nationals. He is known as an ambassador for the club and was last seen at Nationals Park in July. This past season, he threw batting practice to the team's position players and gave advice to some of the..." November 06

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

  • Dodgers, Nationals early favorites to win 2015 World Series "The dust has not yet settled following the Giants' Game 7 win over the Royals on Wednesday night, giving San Francisco its third title in the last five years, but the oddsmakers in Las Vegas are already hard at work looking ahead to next season. Courtesy of Bovada, here are the super early..." October 31

  • 49d
    Adam Kilgore @AdamKilgoreWP

    The Nats have exercised Denard Span's $9 million option for 2015, a source said. No surprise after Span's excellent 2014.

  • 55d
    Adam Kilgore @AdamKilgoreWP

    Nats RHP Taylor Jordan had surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow in September. Should be ready by spring training.

  • After leaving Nationals, Bryan Minniti joins Diamondbacks as assistant general manager

    Hardball Talk "After stepping down as assistant general manager of the Nationals earlier this month, Bryan Minniti has accepted the same role with the Diamondbacks. Minniti is the latest addition to Arizona’s new-look regime. Chief baseball officer Tony La Russa hired Dave Stewart as general manager and De..." October 24

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Adam LaRoche wants to finish his career with the Nationals

    Hardball Talk "Free agent-to-be Adam LaRoche would like to finish his career with the Nationals, as Chase Hughes of Nats Insider details. It isn’t likely to happen, though, as the Nationals are likely to move Ryan Zimmerman to first base on a full-time basis while Anthony Rendon will be a permanent fixture at..." October 19

  • Span hoping Nationals pick up option "Nationals center fielder Denard Span is still waiting for the Nationals to pick up his option for 2015, worth $9 million. He said his agent informed him that the team could wait until after the World Series to pick up the option. "I still haven't heard anything yet. I don't know what's going..." October 19

  • Bryce Harper to marry Kayla Varner in January

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper and Ohio State soccer player Kayla Varner are planning two weddings for Jan. 2-3 in southern California. They will be married in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ceremony on Jan. 2 and follow with a traditional wedding on Jan. 3. Harper,..." October 14

  • Nationals assistant GM announces he is leaving the organization

    Washington Post "Three days after the Nationals’ season ended, assistant general manager Bryan Minniti announced in an e-mail to counterparts and friends that he is leaving the organization after five years. The move is surprising, as the Nationals’ front office wasn’t expected to undergo any changes after an..." October 11