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Adam LaRoche wants to finish his career with the Nationals

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 third base, Zimmerman’s old position. LaRoche, who turns 35 in November, wrapped...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Adam LaRoche wants to end career in Washington

The Washington Nationals won 96 games in 2014 and ran away with the National League East, but their season ended with a disappointing four-game loss to the San Francisco Giants in the NLDS. At ninth in the Major Leagues in runs scored and first in ERA, the Nationals don't appear to need many changes in the off season. One change could be at first base. Although Adam LaRoche...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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Nationals Rumors: Washington hopes to extend Ian Desmond to long term deal

Ian Desmond is a rock for the Washington Nationals at shortstop.  He not only is an all-star and two time Silver Slugger, but he is an exceptional defender.  The shortstop is the captain of the infield and Desmond has surely taken on that role.  With him entering the final season of his contract in 2015, the Nationals hope to lock him up to a long-term deal this offseason. #456653116...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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Rumor: Nationals to decline option on Adam LaRoche

It has been rumored that Washington Nationals will decline the $15 million option on Adam LaRoche’s contract. The Nationals will likely opt to buy out his contract for $2 million. The plan for Washington is to move Ryan Zimmerman over to first base due to the trouble he’s had at third base. Despite the fielding and injury troubles Zimmerman has had, he’s younger, just getting...
Via On-Base Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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 to happen to be honest with you," Span said on the telephone. "...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Washington not expected to pickup Rafael Soriano's option

Following a very difficult end to his 2014 season, Washington Nationals reliever Rafael Soriano may have to find a new team. James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals will most likely decline the team option they have on Soriano and move Drew Storenback into the closer's role, where he served in 2011.#455881782 / gettyimages.comSoriano had an excellent...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: 2014 isportsweb awards

Bryce Harper Although the Washington Nationals disappointed both themselves and fans in the postseason series against the Giants, the NL East Champions had a pretty impressive regular season. Here are some of the players that made 2014 a standout year for the Washington Nationals. Pitcher of the year: Jordan Zimmermann This award could not go to any other pitcher this season. Jordan...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking All 40 of the 2014 Washington Nationals

We were going to do a Winners & Losers-style post for the NL East champs, but I think this is a little more inclusive. There’s not much rhyme or reason to it, other than ranking the players based on who made the most positive impact this year. Enjoy. 40. Taylor Jordan — Was a member of the Opening Day rotation (filling in for Doug Fister), then went 0-3 with a 5.61 ERA in...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper to marry Kayla Varner in January

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, who turns 22 on Wednesday, spent three hours going through the measuring process at Stitched...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper and girlfriend getting married in January

Bryce Harper will have a busy and happy offseason with girlfriend Kayla Varner. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the two are getting married in January in Southern California. Harper and Varner will be married Jan. 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have a ceremony afterwards. They will have a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: MLB Rules In Favor of Nationals in Rights Fees’ Dispute With MASN

Photo Credit: dryicons.com On Friday, the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore reported that a Major League Baseball arbitration panel awarded the Washington Nationals an amount just short of $300M in rights fees from the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). This amount would cover a “reset” period from 2012-2016. The network and the Baltimore Orioles (the organization that controls...
Via DC Sports-Kings
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Just How Bad was Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche this Post Season?

BTS Worst Players of Week- Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche of the Nationals By BTS Team, The Washington Nationals stormed their way into the playoffs separating themselves far from the rest of the pack in the NL East. Part of their success came from their right fielder Jayson Werth and their first baseman Adam LaRoche. Both players combined for 42 homeruns, 174 RBI’s and 158 Runs...
Via Beyond The Spread
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What was Matt Williams thinking?

As you’ve probably heard by now, Matt Williams had a bad seventh inning last night. Dave Cameron took Williams’ bullpen maneuvers apart nicely in his Just a Bit Outside column at Fox Sports. At the risk of putting words in his mouth, he said that Williams leaving Matt Thornton in the game to face Buster […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Do Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland have beef?

Bryce Harper on Tuesday took Hunter Strickland deep for another splash hit into McCovey Cove during the NLDS, and the young Nationals outfielder went nuts during his celebration. He also appeared to bark at and stare down the Giants after the homer, indicating there might be something personal going on between him and Strickland. Harper’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan on Craigslist offers Nats playoff tickets for threesome

If there happen to be a couple of ladies in the D.C. inclined to part with their dignity in exchange for MLB playoff tickets, well, one Craigslist user has an offer for you. An unidentified man has offered up on Craigslist his two tickets in the Diamond Club section of Nationals Park for Friday’s playoffs-opening […] The post Guy offers up Nationals playoff tickets on Craigslist...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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