Taylor is Nats’ most interesting spring player

MLB.com’s Richard Justice put out his list of the top 10 most interesting players and storylines to begin spring training. The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani and the Orioles’ Manny Machado headed this list. I was asked last week during “The Mid-Atlantic Sports Report” on MASN who I would pick as the most interesting player as the Nationals get going in spring training. It would be an ... read more

O’Dowd bullish on Nats, opportunity to re-sign Harper

The Nationals have won the National League East two seasons in a row and are favored to win their third straight division title in 2018. MLB Network analyst Dan O’Dowd, a former major league general manager with the Rockies, feels very good about the Nationals’ chances, as long as Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg can survive the rigors of a long season and are close ... read more

Former MLB GM: Rizzo the key to Nats’ continued success

The Nationals were unable to get past the National League Division Series in 2016 and 2017. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs each were able to down the Nats in five games in successive postseasons. In each of those heartbreaking series, starting pitcher Max Scherzer was not quite himself, suffering one season from a stress fracture in knuckle on his throwing hand to ... read more

What will it take for Nashville to become Nats’ Triple-A home?

The Nationals are looking for a new Triple-A home for the 2019 season following the Mets’ announcement they will take over in Syracuse after the upcoming campaign. The Mets will be leaving Las Vegas after the 2018 season, and the 51s have a new stadium for their new team come 2019 in the nearby Summerlin neighborhood, which is in the northwestern part of the city. ... read more

Nats re-sign with Harrisburg through 2020 season

The Washington Nationals officially announced today that they have signed a two-year player development contract extension to remain with the Double-A Harrisburg Senators through the 2020 season. The Nats and Senators had previously been signed up through the upcoming 2018 campaign, and this continues a 14-year relationship includes a total of 28 seasons that began with the Expos. “Dating back nearly 30 years - the ... read more

Former GM O’Dowd on Soto and Kieboom

Former major league general manager and current MLB Network analyst Dan O’Dowd said outfielder Juan Soto, ranked at No. 29 on MLB.com’s top 100 prospects list, is another nice outfield prospect that brings a lot to the table, but a little bit different than what you would see from top Nationals prospect Victor Robles, who sits at No. 6. “I’ve watched video on Soto and ... read more

Former GM compares Victor Robles to “an Andrew McCutchen” type player

MLB.com’s top 100 prospects had three Nationals players on their list, including center fielder Victor Robles at No. 6. Also making the list was outfielder Juan Soto at No. 29 and shortstop Carter Kieboom at No. 90. I checked in with MLB Network analyst and former Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd to break down each of these players. O’Dowd got the chance to see ... read more

MLB.com singles out Robles, Soto and Kieboom in top 100

MLB.com released its annual top 100 prospects list and the Nationals had three players ranked. Center fielder Victor Robles was listed at No. 6, while outfielder Juan Soto is No. 29 and shortstop Carter Kieboom checks in at No. 90. This list was in contrast to the Baseball America 2018 preliminary release, which had only Robles and Soto in the top 100. MLB.com said the ... read more