Ex-Nats manager Johnson on Today’s Game Era ballot for Baseball Hall of Fame

When the Winter Meetings convene next month in Las Vegas, a committee of baseball writers and historians will vote on a slate of candidates that could land a second former National in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Former Nationals manager Davey Johnson is one of 10 names appearing on the Today’s Game Era ballot that will be considered and voted upon on Dec. 9. Any ... read more

#TBT to “Nationals Classics”: Club’s rookie season in D.C. featured

The World Series is over, and the countdown to spring training has begun. As we enter the void, remember two things: The Nationals’ facility in West Palm Beach will start getting busy in just three and a half months, and MASN is here to fill the baseball vacuum. The first two entries in this week’s “Nationals Classics” lineup take us back to the cavernous confines ... read more

#TBT to “Nationals Classics”: A flair for the dramatic

Who doesn’t like a little drama? OK, before you wonder whether you’ve accidentally clicked on a blog about HBO’s latest Sunday night offering or the season’s top Hollywood blockbuster film, rest assured that we’re still all baseball all the time here at MASNsports.com. But along with incredible offensive performances, spectacular pitching efforts and historical moments aplenty, we like to think of “Nationals Classics” on MASN ... read more

#TBT to “Nationals Classics”: Buffet features vintage performances and fresh stars

Yeah, there’s still some baseball to be played, but with the Nationals missing the postseason for the first time in three years and the Braves eliminated, there’s nobody left that you’re really rooting for or against. Meanwhile, the falling temperatures of autumn have got you craving a little comfort food. Something to nosh on while the league championship series wrap up, the World Series starts ... read more

#TBT to “Nationals Classics”: Homers, walk-offs and a no-no

OK, let’s admit it. You weren’t done watching baseball and fully expected the Nationals to be playing in the postseason deep into October. We get it. We’re right there with you. And baseball withdrawal is a legit medical condition that deserves a lot more attention than it receives. Yes, you can tune to the National League Championship Series beginning on Friday. But that doesn’t solve ... read more

Ryan Sullivan: Nationals could face a painful choice this offseason

The last few games of this past week’s homestand put a spotlight on the main storyline of the Nationals’ offseason and one of the biggest in all of baseball: Which team will upcoming free agent Bryce Harper sign with this winter? The almost 26-year-old Harper will have, for the first time in his professional career, the opportunity to choose which team he plays for and ... read more

Opposite dugout: A lot on line for Rockies in final regular season series

Manager: Bud Black (2nd season) Record: 89-70 Last 10 games: 7-3 (update) Who to watch: 3B Nolan Arenado (.296/.374/.545 with 34 HR, 105 RBIs), SS Trevor Story (.291/.346/.562 with 35 HR, 105 RBIs, 26 SB), CF Charlie Blackmon (.287, 26 HR), 2B DJ LeMahieu (15 HR, 61 RBIs), 1B Ian Desmond (21 HR, 86 RBIs), RHP Kyle Freeland (16-7, 2.84 ERA), RHP Wade Davis (42 ... read more

Liz Barr: Anthony Rendon still has a lot to play for

On a team with stars such as Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer, Trea Turner and Juan Soto, sometimes it can be easy to forget about Anthony Rendon. And while it’s probably what he wants, as the man famously will go to excessive lengths to avoid talking about himself and his accomplishments, we would be doing the world a great injustice if we let what he’s done ... read more