Washington Nationals News
Which team made all the right moves to win in 2017?
We still have more than a month to go until the official start of spring, the vernal equinox, but baseball fans go by a different reckoning than the astronomers. For us, spring training means spring, even if there's a foot of snow on the ground -- and no scientist or groundhog can convince us
Super subs are now key players on pitching-dominated rosters
On pitching-dominated rosters, super subs have become key players on baseball's 25-man roster
For Werth, 'whole thing kind of hangs' on deal's final year
In many ways, the history of the Washington Nationals can be split into two segments, before Jayson Werth arrived and since he signed his $126-million, seven-year deal that expires after this season
Rick Ankiel describes dealing with anxiety of pitching
Former major leaguer Rick Ankiel said Monday that he drank vodka before his first two starts of the 2001 season for the St. Louis Cardinals , which came after his meltdown in the 2000 playoffs when he became the first major league pitcher to throw five wild pitches in one inning since 1890. Ankiel
How often have athletes snubbed the White House?
Presidents have been snubbed before, but a half-dozen players from the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots took it to another level by preemptively turning down an expected invitation from President Trump
'Here I come to save the day!' Eaton likes Mighty Mouse look
Adam Eaton is the shortest player on the Washington Nationals' 40-man roster
Harper won't elaborate on 'exactly why' 2016 was down year
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper says he knows "exactly why" his production dipped last season from his MVP-winning performance a year earlier _ but he is not elaborating
Nationals 2B Murphy on Tebow's batting: 'The power is real'
No less an authority on hitting than last season's runner-up for NL MVP, Daniel Murphy, thinks Tim Tebow has some ability with a bat _ he just needs more work
Andrew McCutchen says he wasn't asked about moving to right field
BRADENTON, Fla. -- During his eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates , Andrew McCutchen thought he'd be the one to decide if he needed to move out of center field. But a few weeks ago, when the time arrived to make that move, he learned something shocking: He didn't have a vote. When the Pirates