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The Nationals continue to express interest in Yu Darvish, according to a baseball source. But the source was not sure if the Nationals will put in a bid on the right-hander. The Nationals have until 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday to make a bid on Darvish. The source believes the Rangers and Blue Jays will have two of the largest bids.
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Christmas comes early in NatsTown: Nationals non-tender Doug Slaten.
Sadly, Slaten was at his most productive in 2011 during the 77 game stint he spent on the DL with left elbow ulnar neuritis.
Meanwhile the Nats tender contracts to: Tyler Clippard, Jesus Flores, Tom Gorzelanny, John Lannan, Michael Morse, and Jordan Zimmermann.
Up above, relive the magic from June 2010...
Ladies and gentlemen, we have reached the end of the road. The Nationals are last in the alphabet only as Mike Rizzo has managed to build a very good farm system that is just beginning to percolate. The Nationals were not particularly active during the Winter Meetings, but they have some important items on their to do list.
More than anything, they have a hole in center...
While the Washington Nationals Hot Stove continues to burn white-hot (when Doug Slaten news is big news, you know you're in trouble) we'd be remiss if we didn't say *something* about Nats minor leaguer Ben Graham dressing up as Santa and proposing to his girlfriend (a Tenessee Titans cheerleader) this past Sunday.
Bryce Harper approves, so we do to:
Jayson Werth was at Tuesday night’s Caps-Flyers game. There’s no doubt about that.
But his appearance raised a few questions, which I’ll hereby attempt to answer.
Which team was he rooting for?
Well, everywhere-in-D.C. sports photographer Cheryl Nichols got the answer to that one and posted it on her Twitter feed.
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The Washington Nationals cut ties with reliever Doug Slaten Monday night, choosing to non-tender the left-hander. Slaten was the only one of seven arbitration eligible players Washington did not offer a contract to for the 2012 season, tendering contracts to pitchers Tyler Clippard, John Lannan, Jordan Zimmermann and Tom Gorzelanny, ...
Entering Monday, the Nationals had seven players -- Tyler Clippard, Tom Gorzelanny, Jesus Flores, Michael Morse, John Lannan, Doug Slaten and Jordan Zimmermann -- eligible for arbitration, and the team decided that Slaten would be non-tendered, making him a free agent.
The Nationals signed right-hander Waldis Joaquin to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Spring Training, MLBTR has learned. The hard-throwing 24-year-old became a free agent in November after the Giants designated him for assignment.
Joaquin made 19 relief appearances for the Giants from 2009-11, including five this past season. He spent most of 2011 at...