Tagged: ‘Baseball’

Washington Nationals Enter Spring Training with Mounting Roster Issues
February 20th, 2017 at 7:32 AM
The Washington Nationals will once again enter the 2017 season as one of the favorites to win a World Series but could struggle to retain their National League East title against a resurgent New York Mets. ***PHOTO1*** The franchise has dominated the division for the last five seasons and will hope to...

Washington Nationals: Decision Time on Matt Wieters
January 21st, 2017 at 1:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The complicated question resurfaces for the Washington Nationals about Matt Wieters. Should they sign him? Not until they address other needs. Either the Washington Nationals want catcher Matt Wieters or they do not. Whatever they feel, they need to decide and move on. The former all-star Baltimore Orioles catcher has captured the...

Washington Nationals Rumors: Where will Nats find closer? Bench depth?
January 20th, 2017 at 12:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images In a Washington Post article this week, Washington Nationals beat writer Chelsea Janes quoted a team source who dismissed the rumors, put forth on Twitter by former Nats' GM and current ESPN analyst Jim Bowden, that the Nationals' spending this winter...

Should the Nationals sign Matt Wieters? (January edition)
January 20th, 2017 at 11:22 AM
***PHOTO1*** Baltimore's Matt Wieters, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Steve Pearce during the Orioles' Sept. 24 win in Washington. (Nick Wass/Associated Press) Matt Wieters's name has hovered over the Nationals' offseason from start to finish, buzzing like a fly they never seem to swat away for good. The Nationals...

Will Nationals Solidify Expo Roots with Tim Raines?
January 19th, 2017 at 11:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** WASHINGTON â?? Lost in the announcement of Ivan Rodriguez's entry into the Pro Baseball of Fame was journeyman Tim Raines Sr.'s decision to enter as a member of the now-defunct Montreal Expos. It was the right decision for a player who spent 13 of his 23 seasons in Montreal, including every...