Nationals Orioles 

Which Beltway Series team will have the better season?

The 2016 MLB season is finally upon us and every team has a clean slate. The DMV area has two quality baseball teams in the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals. Since the Nationals came to D.C. in 2005 from Montreal (the former Expos), the Beltway Series was born between the Nat’s and O’s. Baltimore currently is leading the series 36-26.... Read More
Nationals 

Christmas comes early in Washington, Nats sign Murphy

After swinging and missing throughout the offseason, the Washington Nationals finally connected by signing former New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy to a three-year deal. Murphy helped lead the Mets to the World Series in 2015 and belted a home run in a record six-straight postseason games. He batted .298 with 14 home runs and 73 RBIs this season.... Read More
Nationals 

How the hiring of Dusty Baker will impact the Nationals

The Washington Nationals announced on Monday that they have hired Dusty Baker to be the next manager, after firing Matt Williams after the season. This comes five days after the Nats seemingly hired Bud Black to the same position. Baker signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract. The Nationals’ front office low-balled Black, before ultimately hiring Baker. The biggest question is... Read More
MLB Nationals 

Williams Sitting on the Hot Seat as the season comes to a close

As the 2015 regular season comes to an end, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams is on the hot seat. Coming off a successful season in 2014, clinching the division with the best record in the NL (96-66), Nationals fans had every right to expect nothing less coming into 2015. However, the 2014 National League Manager of the Year, Matt Williams has... Read More
Nationals 

Tempers Flare, Nationals Continue Downward Spiral

Sunday was Fan Appreciation Day at Nationals Park. Sunday was not, however, Teammate Appreciation Day. Young, rising star and MVP-candidate Bryce Harper and closer Jonathan Papelbon got into a verbal altercation that turned physical, which needed to be separated by teammates. It all started when Harper didn’t run out a fly ball and Papelbon got on his case. Harper didn’t... Read More
MLB Nationals 

Nationals No Longer in First Place in NL East

The New York Mets made a big splash at the MLB trade deadline as they acquired power hitter Yoenis Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers as well as getting bullpen help with the addition of Tyler Clippard. These additions were considered ones that could potentially overtake the Washington Nationals in the National League East and make a serious run at the... Read More
MLB Nationals 

Nationals Have New Closer in Papelbon

On Tuesday night, the Washington Nationals traded for All-Star closer, Jonathan Papelbon, who will now serve as the team’s closer. Papelbon said he would not accept a trade (he has a no-trade clause in his contract) unless it was to a contending team and that he would remain a closer. This move raises some eyebrows as the Nats already have... Read More
MLB Nationals 

Nats look to keep their foot on the gas in 2nd half

The Washington Nationals finished the first half of the season in first place in the NL East, during that span Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer showed that they were two of the most special players at their respective positions. The Nats suffered several injuries along the way but still maintain a two game lead in the division, picking up two... Read More
Nationals 

Bryce Harper surges, Nationals are white-hot

Three. Two. One. Those numbers represent how many home runs Bryce Harper hit in each consecutive game he played in this past week. It started in the rubber match against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday – which the Nationals won – then continued and concluded in a big way against the Atlanta Braves Friday and Saturday night. Not only did... Read More
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