In only two years, Soto has proven he’s one of MLB’s best hitters

As our offseason coverage kicks into high gear, we’re going to review each significant player on the Nationals roster. We continue today with Juan Soto, whose second big league season was even more impressive than his historic rookie campaign. PLAYER REVIEW: JUAN SOTO Age on opening day 2020: 21 How acquired: Signed as international free agent, July 2015 MLB service time: 1 year, 134 days ... read more

Scherzer finishes third, Strasburg fifth in NL Cy Young vote

Jacob deGrom won his second straight National League Cy Young Award this evening, the Mets ace honored again for a season that while short on wins was dominant in every other capacity. In receiving 29 of 30 first place votes and 202 total points, deGrom easily bested Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (one first-place vote, 88 points) and Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer (72 points). Scherzer’s third ... read more

Perfectly timed career year sets Rendon up for huge payday

As our offseason coverage kicks into high gear, we’re going to review each significant player on the Nationals roster. We continue today with Anthony Rendon, who picked the perfect time to put together an MVP-caliber regular season and postseason. PLAYER REVIEW: ANTHONY RENDON Age on opening day 2020: 29 How acquired: First-round pick, 2011 draft MLB service time: 6 years, 130 days 2019 salary: $18.8 ... read more

Martinez finishes fifth in NL Manager of the Year voting

At this point, two weeks into November, nobody would dare suggest Davey Martinez didn’t play a major role in leading the Nationals to their first World Series title and didn’t deserve to be honored for it. But all ballots for National League Manager of the Year were submitted before the start of the postseason, and on the final day of September, Martinez’s work hadn’t yet ... read more

Despite broken finger, Turner put up big numbers this year

As our offseason coverage kicks into high gear, we’re going to review each significant player on the Nationals roster. We continue today with Trea Turner, who after missing six weeks with a broken finger returned to play every day and produced despite lingering effects. PLAYER REVIEW: TREA TURNER Age on opening day 2020: 26 How acquired: Traded from Padres with Joe Ross for Steven Souza ... read more

Robles finishes sixth in NL Rookie of the Year voting

In a normal year, Victor Robles’ performance might have been enough to warrant serious consideration for Rookie of the Year honors. This, however, was no normal year, which meant the Nationals center fielder wound up well down the list in voting among his fellow first-year players. Robles finished sixth in the race for 2019 National League Rookie of the Year, an award that went to ... read more

Forever etched into Nats lore, what’s next for Kendrick?

As our offseason coverage kicks into high gear, we’re going to review each significant player on the Nationals roster. We continue today with Howie Kendrick, who as a part-time player in the regular season put up some of the best numbers of his career and then became a postseason legend. PLAYER REVIEW: HOWIE KENDRICK Age on opening day 2020: 36 How acquired: Signed as free ... read more

Zimmerman got healthy just in time, now hopes to return in ‘20

As our offseason coverage kicks into high gear, we’re going to review each significant player on the Nationals roster. We continue today with Ryan Zimmerman, who after an injury-plagued regular season came up big in the postseason to win his first World Series title. PLAYER REVIEW: RYAN ZIMMERMAN Age on opening day 2020: 35 How acquired: First-round pick, 2005 draft MLB service time: 14 years, ... read more