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Washington Nationals News

Five Things To Know About Nationals Prospect Juan Soto

Outfielder Juan Soto is rising quickly through Washington Nationals' farm system and could see time with the Hagerstown Suns and Potomac Nationals in 2017.

Five Things To Know About Nationals Prospect Koda Glover

After being drafted by the Washington Nationals in the eighth round of the 2015 draft, right-hander Koda Glover will compete for a major league spot in 2017.

Five Things To Know About Nationals Prospect Luis Garcia

After signing with the Washington Nationals out of the Dominican Republic in July 2016, 16-year-old shortstop Luis Garcia appears to have a bright future.

Five Things To Know About Nationals Prospect Carter Kieboom

Shortstop Carter Kieboom got off to a solid start during his first year in the Washington Nationals' system and figures to begin the 2017 season with the Hagerstown Suns.

Five Things To Know About Nationals Prospect Pedro Severino

Nationals prospect Pedro Severino will likely start the 2017 season with the Syracuse Chiefs, but the the 23-year-old catcher's opportunity at the big leagues is fast approaching.

Nationals Land Center Fielder, Still Seek Closer

The Nationals landed center fielder Adam Eaton from the White Sox in exchange for three young pitchers, but the team stills needs a closer.

Nationals Need To Pay Bryce Harper Record Money

Rick Snider says the Washington Nationals need to sign Bryce Harper to an extension this season, because next year will be too late.

Nationals Off To Rough Start At Winter Meetings, Lose Mark Melancon To Giants

The Washington Nationals got off to a rough start at MLB Winter Meetings, as closer Mark Melancon signed a free-agent deal with the San Francisco Giants.

Nationals Exit Wondering What Might Have Been

Rick Snider says it will be a long offseason for the Washington Nationals, but the hardest part will be watching others play for a World Series title that could have been theirs.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' National League Division Series Preview

Stan "The Fan" Charles previews the National League Division Series, and he predicts the Dodgers will top the Nationals in four games.

Winning NLDS Series Opener A Must For Nationals

Rick Snider says in order for the Nationals to win their first playoff series in Washington, they need to win Game 1 Oct. 7 with Max Scherzer on the mound.

NLDS Preview: Nationals Vs. Dodgers By The Numbers

How do the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers stack up? PressBox breaks it down to 16 key statistical categories.

Can Nationals Survive Injuries In Postseason?

With Wilson Ramos now out for the season, Rick Snider says it's beginning to look like the Nationals are eliminated before the MLB playoffs even begin.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: Sept. 26, 2016

The Washington Nationals drop four spots in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings as the injuries continue to pile up.

Nationals Win NL East For Third Time In Five Years

Dusty Baker and the Nationals clinched the National League East Sept. 24, capping off a regular season that saw significant contributions from young players and veterans alike.

Can Nationals Prove They're Real In Final Stretch?

Rick Snider says despite the fact the Nationals are about the with the NL East, there doesn't seem to be any mounting optimism that this is Washington's year to win a World Series.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: Sept. 20, 2016

The Washington Nationals continue to occupy the No. 2 spot in Stan "The Fan" Charles' MLB power rankings, but can they measure up with Bryce Harper having a down season?

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: Sept. 12, 2016

The Washington Nationals jump to No. 2 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: Sept. 5, 2016

The Washington Nationals climb one spot to No. 6 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings as the season enters the true stretch run.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: Aug. 29, 2016

The Nationals fall to No. 7 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings, and he thinks Stephen Strasburg's injury will hurt their chances at a deep postseason run.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: Aug. 22, 2016

The Nationals remain No. 3 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' MLB power rankings, and he says they are still the only NL team with a chance of derailing the Cubs' victory train.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: Aug. 16, 2016

The Washington Nationals fall one spot to No. 3 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings.

With Needed Changes, Nationals Ready For Stretch Run

Rick Snider says the Washington Nationals need to get their top players into a groove throughout the final six weeks before the postseason begins.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: Aug. 8, 2016

The Nationals hold steady at No. 2 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' MLB power rankings, and he says they are the only NL team with any chance of upending the Cubs.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: Aug. 2, 2016

The Washington Nationals climb to No. 2 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings, but he says the real question is when is Bryce Harper going to show up?

Nationals' Mike Rizzo Delivers MVP-Like Trade

Rick Snider says the Washington Nationals' trade for closer Mark Melancon shows why Mike Rizzo is the best general manager in the game.

Nationals Acquire Mark Melancon To Boost Bullpen

Mike Rizzo and the Nationals picked up one of the best relievers in the majors in exchange for lefty reliever Felipe Rivero and lefty pitching prospect Taylor Hearn.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: July 25, 2016

The Washington Nationals drop to No. 3 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: July 18, 2016

The Washington Nationals climb one spot to No. 1 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings.

Washington Nationals Won't Fade Away Again

A lead at the All-Star break is nothing new for the Washington Nationals, but Rick Snider says this year's team is for real -- and about to get really good.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: July 11, 2016

The Washington Nationals slide up to No. 2. in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings.

All-Star Voters Whiffed On Two Nationals

With four Nationals players making the 2016 National League All-Star team, Rick Snider says that two other Nationals got snubbed.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: July 4, 2016

The Washington Nationals climbed three spots to No. 3 in Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB power rankings.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: June 27, 2016

The Washington Nationals fall to No. 6 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' MLB power rankings, and the team now faces a hole in the rotation with Stephen Strasburg on the DL.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: June 20, 2016

The Washington Nationals drop to No. 4 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings, and their recent play has him scratching his head.

Five D.C.-Area High School Players Tabbed In 2016 MLB Draft

Several local high school players heard their names called during the 2016 MLB Draft, including Oakton's Joe Rizzo and Flint Hill School's Khalil Lee.

MLB.com's Jim Callis On Nationals' Draft: 'Their Draft Is Really Interesting'

MLB.com draft expert Jim Callis says the Washington Nationals' 2016 MLB Draft could really pay off, provided a few key picks can return to form.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: June 13, 2016

The Washington Nationals climb to No. 2 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings, and he says Dusty Baker may be just what the Nats need.

Nationals Use Draft For Future Balance

Rick Snider says the Nationals can now afford to be patient and wait for talent to develop, which they will likely do with first-round pick Carter Kieboom.

Should Nationals Look For A Closer?

Does Jonathan Papelbon have enough fire to last the season, and do the Washington Nationals have the patience to endure? Rick Snider considers the options.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles MLB Power Rankings: June 6, 2016

The Nationals remain No. 4 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings, but he says Washington's offense is not fully living up to its potential.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: May 30, 2016

The Washington Nationals fell two spots to No. 4 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: May, 23 2016

The Nationals remain No. 2 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' MLB power rankings, as Washington preps for another series against NL-East rival, the New York Mets.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: May 16, 2016

Where do the Washington Nationals stand in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings?

Stephen Strasburg Signing Validates Controversial 2012 Shutdown

Stan "The Fan" Charles says the Nationals' seven-year contract extension with Stephen Strasburg vindicates GM Mike Rizzo's controversial moves in 2012.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: May 9, 2016

The Nationals remain No. 2 Stan "The Fan" Charles' MLB power rankings, and he says manager Dusty Baker will use the sweep in Chicago as a teachable moment.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: May 2, 2016

It was a weird week for the Washington Nationals, but did that translate to a change in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings?

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: April 25, 2016

The Washington Nationals maintain their grasp on the No. 2 spot in Stan "The Fan" Charles' MLB power rankings for the third week in a row.

Should Nationals Offer Stephen Strasburg A New Deal?

Rick Snider says the Washington Nationals' patience with Stephen Strasburg may finally be paying off, but does that mean they should try for a long-term deal?

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: April 18, 2016

The Washington Nationals hold steady at No. 2 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: April 11, 2016

The Washington Nationals are up one spot to No. 2 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings.

Nationals Find Perfect Mix In Season Opener

Rick Snider says the key to success for the Nationals is winning close games without relying heavily on home runs, and they did just that to start the season.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: April 4, 2016

The Washington Nationals open the 2016 season at No. 3 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' MLB power rankings.

2016 Washington Nationals Predictions: Local Media Personalities Weigh In

How many games will the 2016 Nationals win? Who will be the breakout star? Stan Charles, Rick Snider, Adam Gladstone and others share their picks.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: Preseason Mock No. 3

The Washington Nationals move up three spots to No. 3 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' third edition of preseason MLB power rankings.

What They're Saying About The Nationals Heading Into 2016

A season after failing to live up to the World Series-or-bust hype, the Washington Nationals enter 2016 with a clean slate. How do experts think they'll fare?

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: Preseason Mock No. 2

The Washington Nationals moved up three spots to No. 6 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' second edition of preseason MLB power rankings.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: Preseason

The Washington Nationals come in at No. 9 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' preseason MLB power rankings.

Five Things To Know About Nationals Prospect Austin Voth

Ranked as the team's No. 9 prospect, right-hander Austin Voth earned praise from Bryce Harper and Nationals Minor League Pitcher of the Year honors.

Clint Robinson, Max Scherzer Experience Different Paths To Nationals

Clint Robinson and Max Scherzer both hail from Missouri, but the role player and the ace right-hander traveled different roads to the Nationals.

Nationals' Bryce Harper, By The Numbers

On May 6, Bryce Harper was on pace to hit 30 homers this season, but after bashing five long balls in the last two games, he's now on pace for 54.

Nationals' Ian Desmond, Yunel Escobar Hold Down Left Side Of Infield

The left side of the Nationals' infield may not be what the team expected, but Ian Desmond and Yunel Escobar are getting the job done.

Nationals Relying On Young Pitching Depth

The Nationals have plenty of pitching depth in the minors, and they have shown throughout the month of April that they are not afraid to use it.

Michael Taylor Gets On-The-Job Training With Nationals

Despite committing an error April 16, outfielder Michael Taylor has gained valuable experience while filling in for the injured Denard Span.

Right Field: One Of Several Changes For The Nationals In 2015

The Nationals should see an upgrade in right field this season as the younger and faster Bryce Harper takes over the position for Jayson Werth.

Nationals Agree to Minor League Deal With Dan Uggla

The Washington Nationals signed veteran Dan Uggla Dec. 26 to boost the team's depth at second base.

Five Things To Know About Nationals Prospect Nick Pivetta

The No. 10 prospect in the Nationals' system, Nick Pivetta could start if his changeup develops, or he has potential to be a late-inning flamethrower.

Nationals Keep Top Prospects In The Fold, For Now

The Winter Meetings ended Dec. 11 in San Diego, and Washington did not lose any top prospects in the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft.

Nationals Playoff Predictions: Who Will Win The NLDS?

Who will win the NLDS matchup between the Nationals and the Giants? Stan "The Fan" Charles, Johnny Holliday and other share their picks.

Jordan Zimmerman's No-Hitter Creates Surreal Ending To Nationals' Regular Season

David Driver reflects on the confluence of events that made for a surreal day at Nationals Park as Jordan Zimmermann threw the team's first no-hitter.

Stan 'The Fan' Charles' MLB Power Rankings: Aug. 25, 2014

The Washington Nationals are up to No. 2 in Stan "The Fan" Charles' latest MLB power rankings.

Nationals Pitcher Jordan Zimmermann Named NL All-Star

"It means a lot," Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann said of making the National League All-Star team. "It's a huge honor, and I'm excited."

Taylor Hill's Nationals Debut A Memorable Day

After making his major league debut with the Nationals June 25, pitcher Taylor Hill said, "It was something I'll never forget."

Ryan Ripken, D.J. Jauss Taken By Nationals On Last Draft Day

The Nationals' June 7 draft picks included Ryan Ripken, son of Cal Ripken Jr.; D.J. Jauss, son of Dave Jauss; and VMI left-handed pitcher Connor Bach.

Hitting Outburst Helps Nationals Win Series At Miami

Tyler Moore was among the bench players who contributed key hits to help the Nationals win a series against the Marlins in Miami April 14-16.

How Will Nationals Respond To Manager Matt Williams?

David Driver says the Nationals need someone to push their buttons and keep them on track, and first-year manager Matt Williams should do just that.

What Can Nationals Fans Expect From Bryce Harper In 2014?

Bryce Harper may be flexible enough to hit anywhere from one through six in the lineup, but what spot is the best to take advantage of his talents?

Doug Fister Says Chemistry Is As Important As Talent

Doug Fister, who was part of a strong rotation last year with the Tigers, says there is more to the 2014 Washington Nationals than just talent.

Nationals LF Bryce Harper Focused On Staying Healthy

After injuries limited him in 2013, Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper said he was focused on staying healthy and improving his play in 2014.

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