Wire Taps: Bryce Harper NL PoTW; Power ranking the Nationals; Matt Wieters, Harper get days off in Coors Field...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the second game of four with the Rockies in Coors Field. Were back in one of those situations where the game is going to outlast the authors bedtime, because tomorrow is a Tuesday and the author is on the east coastat the time of press, its the top of the seventh, and the score is 4-3. With that in mind, please enjoy your two...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

Bryce Harper, Matt Wieters get days off Monday vs. Colorado Rockies

DENVER — The Nationals arrived at their Denver hotel early Monday morning, not long before sunrise and not as much before Monday’s first pitch at 8:40 p.m. ET local time as they might have liked. Sunday’s overnight trip is one of the many challenges of this 10-game road trip, one around which Dusty Baker has […]
Via Nationals Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baker updates on Harper, Wieters, bullpen and Solis - Byron Kerr

DENVER - Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Bryce Harper and Matt Wieters were not in tonight's starting lineup for the opener against the Rockies in Coors Field because they needed a day of rest. With the Nats facing their first left-hander of the season in Tyler Anderson, Baker decided to ... Read More
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wieters Settling In Nicely

Hearts of Nationals fans everywhere were broken when it was made clear that Wilson Ramos would not be returning to the Nationals for the 2017 season. The catcher lovingly nicknamed “The Buffalo” was in the last year of his contract, suffered a torn ACL near the end of the season, and ended up signing with the Tampa Bay Rays in the offseason. So the question remained: who could...
Via The Nats Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters shining at the bottom of the Washington Nationals’ lineup

One of the more delayed free agent signings of the offseason was four-time All-Star catcher Matt Wieters joining the Washington Nationals. Waiting until February 24 to ink a one-year, $10.5 million contract with a player option for the same amount for 2018, Wieters has delivered so far through the first two weeks of the regular season. He has done this while batting at the bottom...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB rumors: Nationals close to signing Matt Wieters to two-year contract

Matt Wieters might finally have a home, and he doesn’t have to move too far.The free agent catcher reportedly is close to signing with the Washington Nationals, FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Tuesday. The contract is for two years and includes an opt-out for Wieters, according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman.The 30-year-old was the best remaining free agent on the market...
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Rays have made offer to Matt Wieters

The Tampa Bay Rays have made a formal offer to free agent catcher Matt Wieters, according to a report.According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays have made an offer to Wieters, likely for one year and less money than the player was originally seeking. The hope is that Wieters would be interested in staying in the AL East, can stay close to his Atlanta home,  reap Florida’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals only interested in one-year deal with Matt Wieters

The Washington Nationals are still interested in free agent catcher Matt Wieters, but only on a short-term deal.According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Nationals do maintain an interest in Wieters, who remains unsigned even as pitchers and catchers report to spring training. However, Washington is unlikely to offer more than a one-year deal. Wieters would help the Nationals, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Brewers emerging as possible Matt Wieters suitor

As the MLB free agent market continues to thin, the top remaining options are attracting more and more interest.According to a report by Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports on Friday, the Milwaukee Brewers “have emerged as a potential suitor” for four-time All-Star catcher Matt Wieters.The 30-year-old Wieters finished ninth among catchers in home runs (17) and eighth in RBIs (66) in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Nats reportedly interested in Matt Wieters

After losing Wilson Ramos in free agency this offseason, the Washington Nationals are looking at another All-Star catcher to potentially fill his place. According to a report by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Thursday, the Nationals are interested in free agent backstop Matt Wieters. Wieters, who has spent his entire eight-year MLB career thus far with the Baltimore Orioles, batted...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

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