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Chatter Archive: December 2009


  • Day 2 drawing to a close

    Amidst doubts about their signing of Ivan Rodriguez and uncertainty about the future of catcher Jesus Flores, the Nationals confidently moved forward in their pursuit of a veteran starter. Published December 8 2009

  • Analysis of Pudge signing

    The Nats' surprise signing of Ivan Rodriguez late last night reveals obvious concern about Jesus Flores' health (and perhaps his catching skills as well) Published December 8 2009

  • Nats sign Pudge Rodriguez

    The Nationals have agreed with former Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez on a two-year deal, according to a club source. The contract is believed to be worth a total of $6 million. Published December 8 2009

  • Wrapping up Day 1

    After one day at the Winter Meetings, it appears the Nationals are going to have a busy week. They made the first trade of the session in Indianapolis, and they've entertained plenty of interest in outfielder Josh Willingham. There's also a possibility they'll get in the mix for a veteran pitchers. Published December 7 2009

  • Bruney, Willingham and more

    Jim Riggleman expects Brian Bruney to be a late-inning option and a possible closer for the Nationals in 2010. Published December 7 2009

  • Nats make the first trade

    The Nationals have made the first trade of the Winter Meetings, acquiring right-handed reliever Brian Bruney from the Yankees for a player to be named later. Published December 7 2009

  • Live from the Winter Meetings in Indianapolis

    A morning update from the MLB Winter Meetings in Indianapolis. Published December 7 2009

  • Nats announce minor-league staff

    The Nats announced their minor-league staff for 2010, mostly reshuffling managers who had already been in the organzation. Published December 4 2009

  • Spring training, Phil Rizzo and more

    A few updates on the Nats news of the day, and a thank-you for all the warm wishes you've sent us in the last 24 hours. Published December 3 2009

  • A couple Nats updates

    Today's deadline for teams to offer arbitration to their free agents could have an impact on the Nats down the road. Published December 1 2009