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Nationals Journal: November 14, 2010 - November 20, 2010

Bryce Harper to start in Arizona Fall League title game

Bryce Harper will wrap up his first professional season today in Scottsdale, Ariz., by starting for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the championship game of the Arizona Fall League. Harper, the second-youngest player in the history of the AFL, will play...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 20, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Nationals add Chris Marrero, two relievers to 40-man roster

The Nationals added three players to their 40-man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft, and in the process they lost Juan Jaime, a promising right-handed pitcher recovering from Tommy John surgery. The Nationals added to...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 19, 2010; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  minors & farm system  
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Leftovers from the general manager meetings

Before the weekend hits, I wanted to empty out the notebook with a few items leftover from the winter meetings and a few other tidbits. Here goes: >> Second baseman Danny Espinosa has been hitting well in Puerto Rico, playing...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 19, 2010; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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With Jesus Flores healthy, a look at the Nationals catching situation

The return to health of catcher Jesus Flores gives the Nationals one of their happiest subplots of the offseason. It also gives them a proverbial good problem: a stable of catchers for playing time to be divided amongst. With Flores,...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 18, 2010; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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Nationals brass departs as baseball meetings close

Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo and Owner Mark Lerner this afternoon departed the annual General Manager Meetings and Owners Meetings, held jointly in Orlando. Rizzo, despite many discussions, had yet to strike any deals and did not expect any free...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 18, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
 
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Josh Willingham unlikely to receive extension

The Nationals have three options this offseason with left fielder Josh Willingham, who is entering his final year of arbitration and will be a free agent following the 2011 season. They could sign him to a multi-year contract extension, which...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 17, 2010; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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Nationals have discussions with Carl Pavano

The Nationals are one of "six or eight" teams to have engaged in preliminary discussions with Minnesota Twins free agent starting pitcher Carl Pavano, according to a league source. The Nationals met with Pavano's representative here at the General Manager...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 17, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Bryce Harper likely to start 2011 in Class A Hagerstown

First overall pick Bryce Harper, currently tearing up the Arizona Fall League, a league packed with the most promising prospects in baseball, will begin the season in Class A Hagerstown, General Mike Rizzo said last night. Rizzo had said Harper...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 17, 2010; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Matt Capps staying in Minnesota

Not that there was a huge chance of this, anyway, but all-star closer Matt Capps will not be coming back to the Nationals. Twins General Manager Bill Smith said it is "not at all" a decision as to whether the...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 16, 2010; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Nationals 'keeping options open' at first base, with Adam Dunn

As the offseason grinds along, one of the pressing questions remains what the Nationals will do with free agent first baseman Adam Dunn, and how they'll replace him at first base if/when he chooses to sign elsewhere. While it's still...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 16, 2010; 7:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Nationals could increase payroll this offseason

Though he declined to specify a defined threshold, Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo said he will have the ability to raise the team's payroll this offseason. The Nationals had a payroll of roughly $61.4 million in 2010, 23rd out of...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 16, 2010; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Mike Rizzo  
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The Nationals' search for a top starter won't be easy

ORLANDO -- The Washington Nationals want to acquire the kind of pitcher capable of heading most any rotation, someone they can send to the middle of the diamond on opening day and not pine -- at least not too much...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 16, 2010; 6:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Jordan Zimmermann, Mike Rizzo, Pitching rotation, Stephen Strasburg, minors & farm system  
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Frank Robinson open to being honored at Nationals Park

There are tributes at Nationals Park to Montreal Expos, to Washington Senators, to Homestead Grays. There is still nothing to signify one of the most important people in the history of the current franchise in Washington, one of the most...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 16, 2010; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Chien-Ming Wang hopes to return to Nationals

I'm down in Orlando for the annual General Manager Meetings, where things have been pretty quiet so far this morning/early afternoon. Mike Rizzo will meet with reporters early this evening, so I'll have some updates from that later on at...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 16, 2010; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Stephen Strasburg, would-be Rookie of the Year

The impression Stephen Strasburg left on baseball in 2010, his ability to dominate on the mound and command (unwanted) attention when he wasn't, was as grand as any other player. The story of this year in baseball is incomplete without...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 15, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Stephen Strasburg  
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