How well can Robles play defense for the Nats?

With or without Bryce Harper in the Nationals outfield, the organization always looks to improve its defense from year to year. This especially becomes a goal when your team falls short of the postseason after two years in a row in the National League Division Series. So, if the Nats outfield consists of Juan Soto, Victor Robles and Adam Eaton, with Michael A. Taylor as ... read more

Brian Dozier on playing at Nationals Park, working with Trea Turner, Kevin Long

New Nationals second baseman Brian Dozier loves to hit the ball to left field. Dozier has hit 172 homers in his career, and 157 of those homers have gone to left field or left-center field. He likes the idea of being able to hit at Nationals Park, which he likens to Target Field. Dozier played 955 games over seven seasons with Minnesota. Dozier is right. ... read more

Nats top prospects: No. 1 - CF Victor Robles

Finally, we reach the No. 1 Nationals prospect in Baseball America’s latest top 10: center fielder Victor Robles, who was also the publication’s No. 1 prospect in 2018. Robles suffered an arm injury to begin the season and that slowed what was likely be an ascension similar to what rookie Juan Soto demonstrated in his first full year as a major league player. Baseball America ... read more

Nats top prospects: No. 2 - SS Carter Kieboom

With second baseman Brian Dozier agreeing to join the Nationals, infielder Carter Kieboom’s named bubbled to the surface again with many saying Dozier is just a placeholder for the prospect for one season or less. That’s high praise for Kieboom, who is just 21 and was a first-round selection in the 2016 draft. Kieboom has done a nice job of demonstrating that he is closer ... read more

Nats top prospects: No. 3 - SS Luis Garcia

A lot has been written about Carter Kieboom as a top infielder in the Nationals system. But don’t sleep on shortstop Luis Garcia. He is another top farmhand who has garnered national attention as the No. 3 prospect in Baseball America’s Nats top 10. He was also the No. 3 prospect available from the 2016 international signing class. The 6-foot, 190-lb., 18-year-old native of the ... read more

Nats announce 2019 minor league staff

Randy Knorr has been named the manager of the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, highlighting the announcement of the Nationals’ 2019 minor league staff. The former major league catcher, and longtime mainstay as a coach at every level for several seasons for the Nats, becomes the 11th manager in Grizzlies history. The 2019 campaign marks his third season as skipper of the Nats’ Triple-A affiliate. Brian Daubach ... read more

Nats top prospects: No. 4 - RHP Mason Denaburg

The excitement the Nationals have for their new high school top draft pick, right-hander Mason Denaburg, is equaled in Baseball America’s Nats top 10 rankings. Denaburg is ranked at No. 4 in the Nats top 10 as he heads into his first full season as a pro. Denaburg had a full ride to the University of Florida on his resume, dealing at 92-96 mph with ... read more

Harper and Machado are connected as teams pursue them

It appears again that the Bryce Harper hot stove is connected to the Manny Machado hot stove. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported that the White Sox have made a formal offer to Machado. The former Orioles and Dodgers infielder is reportedly seeking a 10-year deal worth more than $300 million. Ironically, that is the same offer that the Nationals reportedly made to Harper and his ... read more