Found February 03, 2012 on Los That Sports Blog:
    Given the relatively close proximity between Philadelphia and Washington D.C. it’s understandable that when the Phillies and Nationals play there may be a decent number of fans of the away team in attendance. Philadelphia has won the NL East every year since 2007 and has one of the more passionate fan bases in [...]

CBS Sports Chose Jayson Werth's Contract As One Of Baseball's Worst

CBS Sports has been running through the worst contracts in baseball at all different positions. Who made the list in outfielders and designated hitters? Jayson Werth. Here's what they had to say: Very easy choice. I fully expect a bounce-back season from Werth this year, as several things didn't go his way last season. That being said, the Nationals are paying Werth like...

Do We Need To Start Fearing The Nationals, Could They Win The NL East?

With the Nationals acquisition of Edwin Jackson yesterday, we need to start seriously considering them as legitimate contenders to not only have a good season, but to potentially win the NL East or at minimum steal a wild card berth. With their off season additions the Nationals will have a very well rounded and talented starting rotation.  A rotation of Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez...

Nationals win arbitration case against Lannan

The Washington Nationals resolved their final arbitration case on Thursday with a panel of three arbiters ruling in their favor after pitcher John Lannan's hearing Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Fla. Lannan will make $5 million for the 2012 season. He had filed at $5.7 million.The Nationals have a ...

Nationals Actively Shopping John Lannan

Washington Nationals fans that had John Lannan in the starting rotation on Opening Day 2012 may want to think again.  According to Ken Rosenthal of, the Nats are "aggressively shopping" the left-handed starter. The name John Lannan elicits strong responses from NatsTown in both positive and negative ways.  Some fondly remember Lannan as the two-time Opening...

Future Shock Blog: Edwin Jackson and the fall of 2003 by Kevin Goldstein

The story of the day, in what has been a slow news week, is Edwin Jackson signing a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals. There are plenty of people out there doing the smart, prudent thing by talking about what this means for the team in 2012, and how a crowded fight for the final spot in the Nationals rotation will work out. Unfortunately, that's not how my mind works...

Nats beat Lannan in arbitration; pitcher to receive $5M offer

The Washington Nationals have defeated pitcher John Lannan in baseball's first salary arbitration decision this year.

Dodgers Opt Out Of Decaf, Sign Coffey

When Yahoo News reported Starbucks hiring in the Southern California area, the Dodgers decided to one-up them by signing reliever Todd Coffey to a 1-year $1.3 million. The career 4.08 ERA RHP served with the Washington Nationals last season and posted a 3.62 ERA in just under 60 innings of work. In 10 innings pitched at Dodger stadium, he holds a 3.38 ERA, so hey not so terrible...

Nationals pick up Edwin Jackson

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with veteran starter Edwin Jackson on a one-year contract.

Nationals sign RHP Jackson to 1-year contract

The Washington Nationals signed righthander Edwin Jackson to a one-year contract Thursday. The deal was worth $10 million for the 28-year-old Jackson, who split last season between the Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. Jackson went 5-2 in 12 starts with the Cardinals and was 1-1 in four postseason starts for the World Series champions. He made 19 starts with the White...

Edwin Jackson To The Nats

The Washington Nationals have brought home one of the top remaining free agents. Edwin Jackson will spend 2012 pitching in the nation's capital.

Edwin Jackson off list of free-agent possibilities for Tigers

Jackson signed a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals today. The deal,'s Jon Heyman tweeted, is expected to be worth $8 million-$12 million.
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