Nationals Rumors & News

  • 2d
    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Giants LF/1B John Bowker, #Nationals 1B Kila Ka’aihue back in U.S. after playing in NPB. Minor League Transactions

  • Thanks to deferred payments, Max Scherzer will get $80,000 per day for the next 14 years

    Hardball Talk "Max Scherzer‘s seven-year, $210 million contract with the Nationals includes a huge amount of deferred money, making the present-day value of the deal significantly less than $210 million. But don’t worry: He’s still getting paid a ton of money over the life of the contract, which is spread..." January 22

  • Max Scherzer says winning, not cash, landed him in D.C.

    Detroit News "The guy who did almost nothing but win in Detroit said he went to Washington because he wanted to win. OK, then. Max Scherzer slipped on his new No. 31 Nationals jersey during an introductory press conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon, officially putting an end to his..." January 22

  • Agent Scott Boras: ‘Stephen Strasburg wants to play here’

    Washington Times "After Max Scherzer’s introductory press conference Wednesday, agent Scott Boras strongly denied a report that another one of his clients, Stephen Strasburg, would be open to leaving Washington. The report, posted on Twitter by freelance reporter John Perrotto on Monday, claimed that Strasburg..." January 21

  • After Scherzer Said No in March, Ilitch, Tigers Disengaged

    Fox Sports "A postscript on Max Scherzer's seven-year, $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals: Throughout the offseason, many baseball observers expected Scherzer to return to the Detroit Tigers because of owner Mike Ilitch's history of signing Scott Boras clients -- particularly late in the..." January 20

  • Report: Nationals open to trading Stephen Strasburg

    Hardball Talk "They may keep Jordan Zimmermann, but USA TODAY’s John Perrotto reports that the Nationals are open to trading Stephen Strasburg, saying he is “very much available”. He adds that both sides believe it is time to move on. Strasburg, 26, avoided arbitration in his second year of eligibility last..." January 20

  • 6d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Source: #BlueJays and #Nats have been in contact with representatives for free agent reliever Burke Badenhop.

  • Brewers GM Doug Melvin doesn’t expect to pursue James Shields

    Hardball Talk "When news surfaced that Yovani Gallardo was being traded to the Rangers, many speculated that this move would set the stage for the Brewers to make a run at free agent right-hander James Shields. However, it sounds like they have other plans. According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee..." January 20

  • Report: Nationals likely to host the 2018 All-Star Game

    Hardball Talk "Thomas Boswell of the Washington Post hears from “people with reason to know” that the Nationals almost certainly will host the 2018 All-Star Game, and the organization has already been notified." January 19

  • 7d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Scherzer deal with #Nationals is seven years, $210M with half deferred. He will receive $15M per year for 14 years.

  • Nationals complete deal with free agent pitcher Max Scherzer

    Washington Post "The Washington Nationals radically altered the baseball landscape Sunday night, ending a winter of relative inactivity by agreeing to a seven-year contract with free agent pitcher Max Scherzer, according to a person with direct knowledge of the talks. Though terms of the deal weren’t..." January 19

  • Should the Yankees target Nationals starters with Max Scherzer now in Washington?

    Pinstripe Alley "If the Nats decided to unload a starter like Jordan Zimmermann or Stephen Strasburg, the Yankees should at least inquire about a trade. At the strike of midnight last night, the Washington Nationals shook the baseball world by locking up former Tigers ace Max Scherzer, the best starter on the..." January 19

  • 8d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Nats have been talking with "multiple" teams on Jordan Zimmermann trade possibilities over past few weeks, sources say.

  • 7d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    At least one team that inquired on #Nationals’ Desmond this week was told he will not be traded. However, rival execs say that…

  • 7d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Rizzo said recently that he would consider a deal for Desmond “that we can’t refuse,” but added it would have to be “pretty elaborate.”

  • 7d
    William Ladson @washingnats

    The #Nats signed 1B Kila Ka'aihue to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training. #Nationals #MLB

  • 8d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Sources: Increasing sense throughout league that Max Scherzer will end up with #Nationals. Unclear if deal is close.

  • 8d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    At least one team that inquired on #Nationals’ Desmond this week was told he will not be traded. However, rival execs say that…

  • 9d
    Kiley McDaniel @kileymcd

    Fernando Abad/OAK/1.225M/850K Jerry Blevins/WSH/2.4M/2.2M Brandon Crawford/SF/3.95M/2.4M Danny Duffy/KC/3.0M/1.75M

  • 10d
    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    #Nats and Strasburg settle at $7.4 million, avoiding arbitration. Fister, Storen, Blevins still to go today.

  • Mets would be foolish to rent Ian Desmond at premium cost

    New York Post "Fred Wilpon, here attending the Major League Baseball owners meetings, said Thursday he supported the actions of his general manager Sandy Alderson and described himself as “optimistic” about the Mets’ 2015 season. He cited the team’s abundance of “horses” and the hope that these pitchers would..." January 16

  • Ian Desmond remains a possibility for Mets, but trade talks with Nationals haven’t advanced

    New York Daily News "As the Mets explore shortstop upgrades, Washington's Ian Desmond remains a possibility, according to major league sources. As of Thursday, no deal was imminent, and discussions between the Mets and Nationals had not gained momentum. But the Mets continued to monitor Desmond, amid expectations..." January 15

  • 11d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Wilson Ramos settles at $3.55M with nats

  • 11d
    Dan Kolko @masnKolko

    #Nats have agreed to terms with RHP Craig Stammen, avoiding arbitration for the 2015 season. Per @JonHeymanCBS, Stammen gets $2.25 million

  • Nationals acquire INF Yunel Escobar from A’s "Adding depth to their middle infield, the Washington Nationals acquired infielder Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, in exchange for right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard. Escobar, an eight-year Major League veteran, joins the Nationals after stops in Atlanta (2007-10),..." January 15

  • Ryan Mattheus signs minor league deal with spring training invite with Angels

    Washington Post "Ryan Mattheus, a former Nationals reliever who was a key part of the bullpen in 2012 but was let go this offseason after struggling, has agreed to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp with the Los Angeles Angels, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Nationals..." January 15

  • 12d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Yunel has indeed been traded to nats.

  • Nationals acquire catcher from Red Sox

    CSN Washington "Seeking to bolster their catching depth, the Nationals acquired minor-league veteran Dan Butler from the Red Sox, sending rehabbing left-hander Danny Rosenbaum to Boston in exchange. Butler, 28, made his big-league debut last season, going 4-for-19 with three doubles in seven games with the Red..." January 14

  • Report: Vladimir Guerrero would like to enter Hall of Fame as member of Expos "If Vladimir Guerrero enters Cooperstown one day, he'd like to do so wearing the cap of the Montreal Expos. According to Carlos Jose Lugo, the assistant general manager of the Dominican Winter League's Tigres del Licey, the 2004 American League MVP wants to be inducted as a member of his first..." January 13

  • Source: Desmond, Nats haven't discussed contract "According to a baseball source, the Nationals haven't had any significant negotiations with shortstop Ian Desmond and his representative regarding a contract extension. Nats general manager Mike Rizzo and Desmond's agent, Doug Rogalski, were at the General Managers Meetings and baseball's..." January 13

  • Nationals To Sign Mike Carp To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals have agreed to a minor league deal with first baseman/outfielder Mike Carp, his agents at O’Connell Sports Management tweeted. The deal includes an invitation to MLB camp. Carp, 28, was an oft-discussed trade candidate last spring after slashing .296/.362/.523 in 243 plate..." January 13

  • Nationals, Mets, Rays discussed trade involving Ian Desmond and Ben Zobrist

    Hardball Talk "The Rays sent Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar in a trade with the Athletics on Saturday afternoon. Prior to that, however, the Rays discussed a three-way trade involving Zobrist with the Nationals and Mets, per a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. That deal would have sent Ian Desmond to..." January 12

  • The Nationals are “not actively pursuing” a trade with the Rays for Ben Zobrist

    Hardball Talk "The Rays reportedly have Ben Zobrist on the block and he would make sense for just about anybody, but especially for a team who has World Series aspirations like the Nationals. However, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal hears that Washington is “not actively pursuing” a trade for the versatile..." January 10

  • 18d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Nationals’ Jayson Werth to undergo arthroscopic surgery on right shoulder tomorrow. Rehab expected to be 2 to 3 months.

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

  • 28d
    William Ladson @washingnats

    The #Nats signed Omir Santos to a Minor League deal. No Major League invite. #Nationals #MLB #catchingdepth

  • Dan Uggla played through undetected concussion in 2014

    Sporting News "Dan Uggla was an All-Star as recently as 2012, but he’s struggled over the last few seasons. There might be a reason for that. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe found out Uggla was playing with an undetected concussion in 2014. Cafardo says doctors confirmed the condition this..." December 29

  • 29d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Heath Bell: $1M base, $1M incentives. Big-league invite. #nats

  • Nationals taking chance on 2B Dan Uggla

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Second baseman Dan Uggla, who has spent most of his recent years creating a breeze at the plate, has signed a minor league deal with the Nationals with a spring training invite." December 27

  • Doug Fister gives out free Starbucks "In the spirit of giving, Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister told his over 24,000 Twitter followers to have a drink on him. At a little after noon on Wednesday, Fister tweeted out a scanable barcode good at any Starbucks for a free beverage, but asked that folks limit themselves to just..." December 26

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

  • Nationals sign Ian Stewart

    Hardball Talk "Washington has signed third baseman Ian Stewart to a minor-league contract. Stewart posted some solid, Coors Field-inflated numbers with the Rockies early in his career, but he’s had trouble staying healthy and producing in recent years." December 23

  • 35d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #Nationals have signed Heath Bell to a minor league deal that includes invite to spring training.

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

  • Trade official, Turner can't join Nats til June

    CSN Washington "The complex, 3-team, 11-player trade that was agreed upon Wednesday is now official. But the prized shortstop prospect the Nationals will be receiving as part of the deal still can't join his new organization for another six months. The Nationals announced their end of the trade Friday, with..." December 20

  • 37d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    The #Phillies could jump in on Asdrubal Cabrera, source says. But first Ruben Amaro Jr. would have to move some payroll.

  • 39d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    should be big deal announced sometime soon, perhaps tonite. the wil myers, 11-plsyer, 3-team extravaganza is still a go.

  • Rays, Padres, Nationals agree to 11-player trade

    Hardball Talk "A massive three-team, 11-player trade has officially been agreed upon between the Rays, Padres, and Nationals. Jim Bowden of SiriusXM and was first to post the entire breakdown … RAYS GET … Steven Souza, outfielder, from Nationals Travis Ott, pitcher, from Nationals Rene Rivera,..." December 18

  • 40d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Turner, Joe Ross to #Nationals. Myers, Hanigan, Jose Castillo to #Padres. Souza, Ott, Rivera, Smith, Bauers to #Rays (Souza, Ott from Nats).

  • 40d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    giants, a's, mets, cards, twins among teams to show interest in asdrubal cabrera, who could play 3b or 2b as well as ss

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