Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 12/13/13
The Major League Baseball Winter Meetings came and went without much noise coming from the Washington Nationals front office, or from any team’s camp for that matter. Sure, there were a few grumblings involving relief pitchers Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen, as well as some rumors about Danny Espinosa being potential trade bait, but those were quickly dispelled. GM Mike Rizzo had just about his entire Christmas shopping list completed before even hopping on the plane down to Florida. He had nailed down undeniably the strongest fourth starter in baseball by trading Steve Lombardozzi, Robbie Ray, and Ian Krol for Doug Fister. He also solidified his outfield by signing Nate McLouth to a 2-year, $10.75 million deal, thus giving new Manager Matt Williams the ability to get Bryce Harper, Denard Span, and Jayson Werth some days off while maintaining a potent lineup. Trading for LH reliever Jerry Blevins was the most important move made by the Washington Nationals during the Winter Meeting...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Owners didn't want NFL to appeal Brady ruling

Legal expert: Pats have case to recoup draft picks, $1M fine

Greg Hardy reportedly plans to appeal suspension

NFLPA issues statement on Brady ruling, criticizes Goodell

RGIII receives standing ovation at Redskins luncheon

Why are the New York Rangers being overlooked?


Titans DB McCourtey: Dorial Green-Bechkam is 'a beast'

J.R. Smith officially re-signs with Cavaliers

Gilbert Arenas’ assistant guilty of stealing $2 million

Peyton on when he’ll retire: ‘I don’t have those thoughts’

Ruling is in: Tom Brady's four-game suspension nullified

Saints season looking bleak as team is hit hard by injuries

Nationals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Iman Shumpert will name daughter Iman Shumpert Jr.

Dallas company celebrates Romo with DirecTV 'crownies'

Top 10 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Matt Williams is still hopelessly married to the idea of the closer’s role

Five unique CFB games to watch this weekend

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Ryan taking leap of faith with Bills

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker