Planning a Nats vacation for the summer

Planning vacations or weekend getaways to correspond with Nationals road trips are a time-honored summer institution. I caught up with diehard Nats fan at my favorite bagel place this week, and he mentioned his plan to head to the Windy City this summer to see the Nationals face off with the world champion Cubs from Aug. 4-6. It’s a weekend series with the final game ... read more

A look at the Nationals’ early camp roster

Here is a rundown of the Nationals’ early camp roster, which includes No. 1 prospect Victor Robles, an outfielder, and 34-year-old knuckleballer J.D. Martin. Players on the roster that are participating in the World Baseball Classic are left-hander Robert Orlan and infielder Adrian Sanchez. Right-handers Joan Baez A.J. Bogucki Weston Davis Matt Derosier Hayden Howard Jacob Howell Tyler Mapes J.D. Martin Phillip Morse Francys Peguero ... read more

MLB.com has Nationals’ minor league position players ranked No. 16

The Nationals’ prospect depth took a little bit of a hit as one could imagine when they sent three of the top pitchers in the system to the White Sox in the trade that netted outfielder Adam Eaton. Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez were always consistently ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in the Nationals system by several publications and websites. Former Florida pitcher Dane Dunning ... read more

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