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  • Nats GM: 'No basis' to report on trade talks with Cubs on Zimmermann

    Nats GM: 'No basis' to report on trade talks with Cubs on Zimmermann
    PHOENIX -- Washington general manager Mike Rizzo said he called starter Jordan Zimmermann to assure him there was no truth to a report the Nationals were in talks with the Cubs about a potential trade. “I did reach out to 'Zim' after it came out,&...
  • Rollins, Revere pace Phillies over Nationals

    WASHINGTON —Jimmy Rollins had three hits, two steals and drove in a run and Ben Revere had four hits and scored twice as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. Rollins...
  • Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet

    Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet
    With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
  • Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team

    Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team
    As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market. With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
  • Buckle up, it should be a wild ride to the finish

    September is always the best month of the baseball season, and with tight races in four of the six divisions and in both wild-card hunts, it could be one of the more memorable finishes in years. Here are a few things to watch as we head into the stretch...
  • Knorr is Nats' in-house candidate to replace departing Johnson

    Sometimes, Randy Knorr sits in his room, all alone, and laughs. Late at night, he sits on his balcony overlooking Nationals Park. In the mornings, he leaves his apartment and thinks to himself, "Oh, my God. I get to go to that stadium to work." He works...
  • Cal Ripken Jr. talks managing and gives an update on his mother

    Cal Ripken Jr. talks managing and gives an update on his mother
    Cal Ripken Jr., who never got to the point of interviewing for the Washington Nationals' managerial job, reiterated Friday that he isn't lobbying for a position at this time. Speaking at the third annual Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation College Basketball...
  • Nationals GM Rizzo says bench is a likely target for deal

    With Major League Baseball's trade deadline Wednesday at 4 p.m., Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo does not see the next two days as an opportunity to blow up a struggling team or a chance to spark a late-season push. "We're going to...
  • Nate McLouth talks about leaving the Orioles, joining the Washington Nationals

    Nate McLouth talks about leaving the Orioles, joining the Washington Nationals
    Nate McLouth, who spent two months of the 2012 season and all of last year with the Orioles, signed a two-year deal last week with the Washington Nationals worth a guaranteed $10.75 million with an option for a third year. McLouth will make $5 million...
  • Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr.'s son, Ryan, is drafted by Nationals

    Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr.'s son, Ryan, is drafted by Nationals
    Cal Ripken Jr. is one of the biggest icons to ever play baseball. Will his son follow in his footsteps? It's obviously quite a challenge, but at least Ryan Ripken will have a chance. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound first baseman out of Indian River State...
  • No great injustice

    No great injustice
    There are a lot of Orioles fans out there who think the voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America were way off base when they named Bob Melvin American League Manager of the Year instead of Buck Showalter. Of course, everybody around...