Found November 18, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Coming off of a 2012 season that saw the club win a franchise-best 98 games and their first full season NL East title ever, the Washington Nationals went all-in for the 2013 season. They bumped their payroll by nearly 30%, signing Rafael Soriano, Dan Haren, and Adam LaRoche to eight figure contracts while trading for Denard Span. The moves didn't work out all that well. Washington won just 86 games, finishing four games behind the Reds for the National League's second Wild Card berth. Furthermore, the club already has over $81 million committed to just 11 players for 2014 - including $5 million dedicated to players that are already in their pre-arbitration years. MLBTR projects the Nationals' eight arbitration-eligible players to earn a whopping $37.3 million, putting them right around their 2013 payroll. Now, where will things be getting interesting? In 2015, of course. The club is going to be in even worse shape when it comes to their payroll next year. Rafael Sor...

Nationals rumors: Nationals re-sign P Chris Young to Minor League deal

The Washington Nationals have re-signed oft-injured pitcher Chris Young to a Minor League contract for 2014 says Bill Ladson of, giving the 6’10″ right-hander a second chance to pitch for the Major League team. Technically, it is his third chance with the Nationals considering that he signed twice during the previous offseason. Young signed with the Nationals before Spring...

Nats sign Chris Young to minor deal

The Washington Nationals have re-signed P Chris Young to a minor league deal. Young was signed last season by the Nats to compete for a possible rotation slot.  He was one of the last cuts to the final roster and spent the season in the Nationals minor league system.  However, the 34 year-old veteran spent much of last year injured, making only 9 starts for AAA Syracuse.  In 9...

Keeping stars will cost Nats

All of the new money in baseball will not simply be redirected to free agents. The Nationals are a classic example of a team that needs to take care of its own - specifically, right-hander Jordan Zimmermann and shortstop Ian Desmond. Both players are candidates for contract extensions this offseason - and rather large contract extensions at that, given that each is only two years...

Nats name Bobby Henley as Third Base Coach

NATS FANS, DISCUSS IT IN OUR DC PRO SPORTS REDDIT The Washington Nationals stayed in-house and rewarded loyalty, naming Bobby Henley as the new third base coach. Henley replaces Trent Jewitt, who left the organization to become bench coach in Seattle. Henley has been in the Washington Nationals organization for eleven years. Henley has spent the last few seasons as minor league...
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