Then and now, Strasburg helps lead new generation of Nats

With Stephen Strasburg signing a new deal to remain with the Nationals for the remainder of his career, it is interesting to look back and see how far the hard-throwing right-hander has come since the day he was drafted in 2010. General manager Mike Rizzo has had a front row seat to see how Strasburg has evolved over the years in his quiet, unassuming way ... read more

Scherzer-Strasburg relationship continues to evolve

It was mid-July of a 2018 season that was getting away from the Nationals. In an 8-5 loss to the Braves, right-hander Stephen Strasburg and teammate Max Scherzer got into a verbal back-and-forth after the San Diego State product was lifted following a rough start. The camera caught the two in heated discussion - presumably about Strasburg’s outing - before they quickly left the dugout ... read more

Noll could get a shot with Nats again in 2020

The Nationals could still be searching for an answer at third base and second base heading into the 2020 season. One player who could fill that opening is Jake Noll, who got a taste of the big leagues last season in eight games. He went 2-for-12 with a double and two RBIs with the Nats after a very impressive 2019 spring training. His two-out RBI ... read more

Gio Gonzalez joins White Sox; many former Nats now free agents

Last week, former Nationals starter Tanner Roark got a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays for two years, worth $24 million. He has pitched for the Reds and the A’s. Reliever Blake Treinen has a one-year contract with the L.A. Dodgers for $10 million. This week, southpaw Fernando Abad returned to the Nats on a minor league deal and an offer to head to West ... read more

Nats announce promotions for DiPuglia and Scialabba

The Nationals today announced promotions for a pair of critical elements in their player development staff on Wednesday, Johnny DiPuglia and Mark Scialabba. DiPuglia is now vice president, assistant general manager of international operations and Scialabba receives the title of assistant general manager of player development. DiPuglia has been the vice president of international operations since November 2015. He was also the director of Latin ... read more

Strasburg and Scherzer on losing Rendon in free agency

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg got his first opportunity to speak publicly about his legacy deal with the club Tuesday at Nats Park. Strasburg also talked about the departure of Anthony Rendon. “I was in contact with Tony,” Strasburg said. “I have so much respect for that guy and for that family and everything he represents. I just wanted him to be in a situation that ... read more

Minor League Baseball refutes Major League Baseball’s claims industry is “heavily subsidized”

In the ongoing discussion regarding Major League Baseball’s intention to eliminate 42 minor league teams in 2020, the two sides met during the Winter Meetings in San Diego. Following the meetings, Minor League Baseball contends MLB misrepresented several of facts “repeatedly and inaccurately” pertaining to the conditions and financial burden undertaken by each team based on the current Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA). A detailed four-page ... read more

Reetz works on fundamentals as he moves up Nats chain

Nationals catcher Jakson Reetz finished off his 2019 campaign with work in the Arizona Fall League, batting .333 with a .519 slugging percentage. “It was awesome,” Reetz said. “I was really happy that I got the chance to go and play. Nationals guys, I got to play with them. I got to meet a lot of other new guys. Our team was awesome. We had ... read more