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Nationals Journal: November 28, 2010 - December 4, 2010

Adam Dunn on Nationals fans and leaving Washington

Adam Dunn introduced himself to Chicago this afternoon in a press conference at U.S. Cellular Field, his new home for the next four years. Dunn joked, because he always jokes. About his role, he said, "I told Kenny [Williams] the...

By Adam Kilgore  | December 3, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
 
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Mike Rizzo's statement on Adam Dunn

Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo gave his first public comment on Adam Dunn's signing with the Chicago White Sox. Here is the full extent of the statement, released via the team's p.r. staff: "The Washington Nationals wish Adam Dunn and...

By Adam Kilgore  | December 3, 2010; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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The Joel Peralta non-tender explained

This morning, I heard the explanation for why the Nationals non-tendered Joel Peralta, an initially surprising decision based on his 2.02 ERA, 49 strikeouts and 0.796 WHIP in 49 rubber-armed innings last season. The Nationals offered Peralta a one-year, guaranteed...

By Adam Kilgore  | December 3, 2010; 12:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
 
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Nationals non-tender Joel Peralta, Chien-Ming Wang, Wil Nieves

At tonight's midnight deadline, the Nationals chose not to tender a contract to three of their 10 arbitration eligible players, making starter Chien-Ming Wang, catcher Wil Nieves and reliever Joel Peralta free agents. The Nationals also agreed to terms on...

By Adam Kilgore  | December 3, 2010; 12:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Ryan Zimmerman wants to stay in Washington, but he wants to win, too

Ryan Zimmerman pointed something out tonight that was obvious, easy to overlook and suddenly quite pertinent. If he hadn't signed his contract extension in the spring of 2009, he would be getting ready to enter free agency for the first...

By Adam Kilgore  | December 2, 2010; 9:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
 
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Adam Dunn agrees to four-year contract with White Sox

First baseman Adam Dunn has agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract with the Chicago White Sox, pending a physical, a baseball source confirmed. The deal, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, closes the door for the Nationals to...

By Adam Kilgore  | December 2, 2010; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (113)
 
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Adam Dunn reportedly close to signing with White Sox

First baseman Adam Dunn could be nearing his official exit with the Nationals and closing in on a deal with the Chicago White Sox, according to several reports today, culminating with one by the Los Angeles Times that says Dunn...

By Adam Kilgore  | December 2, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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The Nationals and the arbitration deadline

Tomorrow is another one of those deadline days in baseball's offseason. Teams must decide whether or not to tender contracts to players eligible arbitration, which means players with at least two years, 125 days of major league service but no...

By Adam Kilgore  | December 1, 2010; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
 
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Report: Adam Dunn meets with A's [UPDATED]

The A's met with Nationals free agent first baseman Adam Dunn yesterday and are emerging as a serious candidate to sign the slugger, according to a report by Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. The A's met with Dunn...

By Adam Kilgore  | December 1, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Adam Dunn declines arbitration

Nationals free agent first baseman Adam Dunn declined the team's one-year salary arbitration offer, an unsurprising step that will allow Dunn to seek the four-year contract he desires and ensure the Nationals will receive two extra draft choices if Dunn...

By Adam Kilgore  | December 1, 2010; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Jorge De La Rosa comes off the market

The market for available, high-quality starting pitching - the kind the Nationals have been aggressive but, so far, unsuccessful in pursuing - shrunk once again Monday night when the Rockies signed left-handed flamethrower Jorge De La Rosa. He came off...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 30, 2010; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
 
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A chat with new Nationals special assistant Bob Schaefer

Bob Schaefer, the newest member of the Nationals front office, has coached, scouted and advised for major league teams for 30 of his 66 years. There is practically nothing in baseball he has not done. He played for Connecticut in...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 29, 2010; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Washington Nationals add Bob Schaefer to front office

The Nationals announced the addition of Bob Schaefer to their front office as a special assistant to General Manager Mike Rizzo. Schaefer has worked in baseball as a coach or front-office official for 30 years, most recently a three-year stint...

By Adam Kilgore  | November 29, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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