Highlights of 2017 Nationals promotional schedule

A review of the 2017 Nationals promotional schedule includes some quality bobblehead giveaways again, “Star Wars” Day, a ’90s night, a first Easter egg hunt and a Mother’s Day brunch. The giveaways are always the best for the Nationals fan interested in team apparel and collectibles. The bobblehead giveaways are: April 14 - Daniel Murphy bobblehead (first 25,000 fans) May 12 - Trea Turner bobblehead ... read more

Baker able to hit ground running in second season with Nats

It is a brand new spring training facility for the Nationals, but the good thing for Dusty Baker is it’s not a brand new team and new job for him as the manager. Baker arrived at the new spring facility in West Palm Beach with the knowledge and experience of working with this roster, with general manager Mike Rizzo and with the coaching staff already ... read more

Breakdown of Nationals’ 2017 spring training broadcast schedule

Here is a breakdown of the recently announced Nationals spring training broadcast schedule for 2017. The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network and 106.7 The Fan will broadcast a total of 16 Nationals spring training matchups in 2017. The Nationals’ spring schedule features seven games televised by MASN and a combined 12 games airing on 106.7 The Fan and partner station CBS Sports Radio WJFK 1580 AM. The ... read more

Hill, Suero, Lee, McGowin and Soto look to make splash in big league camp

Three top Nationals prospects were invited to big league camp, which starts this week, including the Nats’ top pitching prospect. I have written a good amount on Erick Fedde, Drew Ward and Andrew Stevenson. Here is a closer look five other non-roster invitees to Nats camp: RHP Taylor Hill 27 6-foot-3, 230 lbs. Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt Hill has made nine appearances and pitched 21 innings ... read more

Dominican pitchers making big strides in Nats organization

Bullpen depth is a commodity the Nationals want to shore up in 2017. The good news is that the organization is soon going to bear the fruit of its top talent from the Dominican Republic. The Nats also have some outstanding Dominican starting pitchers building from the lower levels on the farm. Here is a list of some of the up-and-coming hurlers in the Nationals ... read more

A guide to first week of spring games in West Palm Beach with the Nationals

The excitement of another baseball season arriving for the Nationals is ramped up with the new spring training facility - The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches - and the ease it will have on travel plans for fans. With the move to West Palm Beach, the Nationals have moved 126 miles south down Interstate 95 and closer to the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area. The Nationals’ first ... read more

New spring facility will accelerate relations between Nationals and Astros

The opening of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the new spring training facility shared by the Nationals and Astros, will be extremely beneficial to the preparation for the 2017 season and beyond for both clubs. The 6,500-seat baseball stadium will be state-of-the-art for spring training. The 12 practice fields outside the main diamond - six for each team - will be easy to navigate ... read more

More praise for Nats prospects Ward, Marmolejos and Soto

Reviewing some of the other Nationals infield prospects we have not touched on yet, and that list must include third baseman Drew Ward. He extended his season in the Arizona Fall League, where MLBPipeline.com senior writer Jim Callis got to see him play in person. “He’s a guy who was a high school player when they signed him,” Callis said. “Power is his tool. It’s ... read more