Florida complex closed to Nats while serving as testing site

The few Nationals players and staffers who remain in West Palm Beach, Fla., are no longer allowed to use the club’s spring training complex. FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches has become a testing site for the coronavirus, according to Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, which has forced the 13 players and handful of staffers who had been utilizing the facility to stay in their ... read more

Home confinement re-watch: 2019 NLCS Game 3

Postseason games at Nationals Park, generally speaking, have not been celebratory events. They’re usually loaded with tension, usually involve contests that go right down to the ninth inning (or more), and usually see the home team desperate to win and keep its season alive. That was the typical scene for the first 14 postseason games played on South Capitol Street, beginning with Game 3 of ... read more

Home confinement re-watch: 2019 NLCS Game 2

Remember that time a Nationals starting pitcher flirted with a no-hitter in the National League Championship Series in St. Louis? No, not the first time it happened. The second time it happened. The very next day. Of all the remarkable things the Nats did during their postseason run last October, the back-to-back no-hit bids by Aníbal Sánchez and Max Scherzer certainly deserve to sit high ... read more

Home confinement re-watch: 2019 NLCS Game 1

Because the wild card game, the National League Division Series and the World Series were so dramatic, with the Nationals fighting off elimination five times along the way, the NL Championship Series kind of gets lost in the shuffle when you think back to the 2019 postseason. We know the Nats swept the Cardinals in four straight. They never even trailed at any point in ... read more

MASN to rebroadcast every Nationals win from 2019 postseason

If you want to re-watch the Nationals’ dramatic run to their first World Series title on television, here’s your chance. MASN will be broadcasting all 12 of the Nats’ postseason victories, plus the championship parade, during the first two weeks of April. It all begins Thursday at 1 p.m., exactly when the Nationals were supposed to raise their banner before facing the Mets in their ... read more

Reports: MLB, union agree to salary, service time, draft changes

For those wondering about the postseason re-watch articles, we’ll get back to that tomorrow, with four straight days of the National League Championship Series. But first, there was some baseball news late last night, with Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreeing to a bunch of new provisions to account for the disrupted 2020 season. Multiple outlets reported that player representatives from all ... read more

Nationals option two players to Fresno, four more to Harrisburg

They didn’t have to submit an official 26-man roster for opening day this morning, but the Nationals did make a series of transactions, procedural moves that involved the optioning of six players off the major league spring training roster. Right-hander Erick Fedde and catcher Tres Barrera were both optioned to Triple-A Fresno, the club announced. Four more players were optioned to Double-A Harrisburg: right-handers James ... read more

Lack of opening day brings a whole new appreciation for it

What will you be doing today at 1:10 p.m.? Will you turn on your television, hoping beyond hope to see Trea Turner stepping to the plate to face Jacob deGrom at sold-out Citi Field? Maybe this has all been a bad dream, a two-week-long nightmare that we’ll all wake up from just in time to watch the 2020 Major League Baseball season begin as scheduled. ... read more