Tag:Washington Nationals
Posted on: May 1, 2010 3:40 pm
Edited on: May 1, 2010 5:30 pm

Nats plan to promote Strasburg to Triple-A club

Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports the Washington Nationals plan to promote Stephen Strasburg to Triple-A Syracuse as long as the weather permits and he pitches well for Double-A Harrisburg against Altoona on Sunday.

Strasburg, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 first-year player draft, has been dominate since starting the season with Harrisburg, yielding just one earned run while striking out 23 in 17 1/3 innings. The San Diego State product is 3-0 with an 0.52 ERA in four starts.

"As he progresses, he is going to go to Syracuse and is going to pitch there until we deem he is ready to go to the next level," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told MLB.com. "It's reasonable to assume he is going to be in Syracuse sometime soon.

"He is doing everything we thought he would do and more. He seems to get better and better and stronger and stronger each start."

Posted on: February 10, 2010 11:37 am
Edited on: February 11, 2010 12:39 pm

Nats pursuing Wang; Dodgers to witness workout

MLB.com is reporting the Nationals are highly interested in free-agent right-hander Chien-Ming Wang. At the team's FanFest on Jan. 31, general manager Mike Rizzo said the team was looking for one more veteran starter.

Wang, who had shoulder surgery in July, went 1-6 with a 9.64 ERA for the Yankees last season before shutting it down for the surgery. In 2006, he was 19-6 with a 3.63 ERA and in '07, the Japanese pitcher was 19-7 with a 3.70 ERA.

The right-hander, 29, will likely begin the season on the disabled list. He is also receiving interest from the Dodgers and Mets.

Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated reported on his Twitter page Wednesday morning that Dodgers GM Ned Colletti and one of the team's top executives plan on watching Wang throw at some point today.

Posted on: December 10, 2009 1:06 pm

Nationals search for pitching

The Nationals need pitching and they'll leave the winter meetings continuing their search for an "innings-eater" for the rotation

The Washington Post reports the team has expressed preliminary interest in  Jon Garland, Jarrod Washburn, Joel Piñeiro, Vicente Padilla, Jason Marquis and John Smoltz.

The team appears to have no primary target among the available starters and in the lucrative pitching free-agent market, the Nats will have to either A) pay a steep price or B) hang back and hope somebody falls to them.
Posted on: December 8, 2009 11:26 am

Danny Knobler reports from the meetings

CBSSports.com columnist Danny Knobler reports from the winter meetings:

The Brewers are close to a deal with free-agent pitcher Randy Wolf and the Nationals have signed Pudge for two years.

Follow Danny's blog as he continues to report from the Winter Meetings.
Posted on: November 23, 2009 10:49 am

Braves looking for offense

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that besides potential replacements at first base and closer, the Braves want to improve their offense this offseason, preferably with a power hitter.

It could be a a first baseman or an outfielder and have expressed interest in Mark DeRosa, Nationals LF Josh Willingham, OF Mike Cameron and Jermaine Dye.

Posted on: November 18, 2009 11:20 am
Edited on: November 18, 2009 2:07 pm

Teams chasing Lackey

MLB.com reports that a source believes the Nationals are one of several teams who have expressed interest in free agent right-hander John Lackey.

Other competition includes the Angels, Red Sox, Yankees and Mets.

Posted on: August 13, 2009 11:56 am

Strasburg Negotiations

Will the Washington Nationals be able to sign No. 1 pick Stephen Strasburg by the Monday midnight deadline? 

Chico Harlan of the Washington Post says negotiations will go down to the wire.  Strasburg's agent, Scott Boras, is notorious for waiting until the 11th hour.

As Harlan put it, the Nationals could sign "the most heralded pitching prospect to the richest contract in amateur history."

Posted on: July 31, 2009 10:47 am

Update on the Marlins:

Juan Rodriguez of the Sun-Sentinel blogs the following:


Washington Nationals' 1B Nick Johnson is the Marlins' biggest trade target (confirmed by a club source).  He would bat in the No. 2 spot.


Adrian Gonzalez have been linked mostly to the Red Sox but the Fish did call about him.


Kansas City rejected any offers from the Marlins for Brian Bannister. Carl Pavano could be the best alternative.




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