Nats’ early camp roster: Johansen and Silvestre

Moving on, we’ll spotlight a couple of the pitchers from the Nationals’ early camp roster. Right-hander Jake Johansen showed well in the Arizona Fall League to wrap up his season. In nine games for the Glendale Desert Dogs, Johansen posted a 2.13 ERA without a decision. He allowed 13 hits and three earned runs in 12 12/3 innings, with five strikeouts and three walks. After ... read more

Nats’ early camp roster: Catchers

The Nationals have depth at the catcher spot on the early camp roster, headlined by Jakson Reetz, a 2014 third-round draft pick out of Hickman, Neb. Reetz had seven hits in his last five games at low Single-A Hagerstown to wrap up 2016. He hit .281 in his final 10 games. Reetz caught 88 games for the Suns after notching 79 games combined in 2014 ... read more

Nats’ early camp roster: Outfielders

The Nationals’ early camp roster is set for 2017. The team will separate into teams for intrasquad matchups beginning next week. Nationals director of player development Mark Scialabba says each member of this roster came in looking in good shape and several are physically stronger than they were last season. In particular, the college players drafted in June 2016 have made strides. “To a man, ... read more

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 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