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Weekly Wrap

With basbeall’s Winter Meetings just a few days away, there is one name that will be off the table next week. Center fielder Denard Span was acquired by the Nationals from the Twins on Thursday. Span was traded for top pitching prospect Alex Meyer. This deal came just a day after the Braves landed B.J. Upton. With the acquisition of Span, the subject of where

Will this be the year Raines, Smith reach Cooperstown?

The 2013 Hall of Fame ballot is out, released today by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Members with 10 years under their belts get a vote, and 75 percent of the votes is the threshold necessary for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Last year, the first National appeared on the ballot: third baseman Vinny Castilla. He received only

Weekly Wrap

After watching his team pick up Manager of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards, Mike Rizzo got in on the action this week. He was voted Executive of the Year by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Tuesday. On the same day, the Nationals added right-handed pitchers Erik Davis and Nathan Karns to their 40-man roster. This move

Shop Black Friday at Nationals Clubhouse Team Stores

No debate about whether you’ll be able to get a jump on your holiday shopping while still digesting your roast turkey dinner (or whatever your family services) Thanksgiving night. If you want to hit up the Nationals Clubhouse Team Store for some gift-giving goodies, you’ll have to wait until Friday. No early opening hours Thursday night, so you can focus your attentions at that time

Weekly Wrap

After re-signing as the manager of the Nationals for the 2013 season, Davey Johnson locked up the Manager of the Year award, a day after he saw his rookie phenom bring home the hardware. On Monday, Bryce Harper, who just turned 20 a month ago, won the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award after batting .270/.340/.477 with 22 home runs since his debut on

Lombardozzis, Nationals team with JK Moving Services on storm relief effort

Even two weeks later, the heart-wrenching images continue to display the devastation from Superstorm Sandy: homes destroyed, belongings ruined, lives in turmoil as residents battered by wind, rain and show await the restoration of power, water and other basic necessities. Nationals infielder Steve Lombardozzi Jr. and his father, former major leaguer Steve Lombardozzi Sr., are teaming with the Nationals and JK Moving Services, the club’s

Desmond invites fans to help Spread the Glove

Ian Desmond wants you to help Spread the Glove. Through his Web site, the Nationals shortstop has begun a campaign - called Spread the Glove - to partner up with fans and help worthy charities. When fans purchase wrist bands, or sweatshirts and t-shirts featuring Desmond’s facsimile signature, proceeds from the sale will be donated to three charities selected by fans. “This is just the

Candidates in Lee County weigh in on efforts to lure Nats to Fort Myers

Election day in southwest Florida could have an impact on the Nationals’ efforts to relocate their spring training facility from Space Coast Stadium in Viera to vacant City of Palms Park in Fort Myers. Officials from Lee County have been engaged in discussions with the Nationals since March, but this story in the Naples Daily News sheds some light as to why there is so

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