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Chatter Archive: February 2009


  • Closing up shop

    The Nats lose to the Cards, 9-2, Jim Bowden remains GM for now and I'm handing over the keys to Ben Goessling for the next 2 1/2 weeks. Published February 28 2009

  • Rough outings for Cabrera, Detwiler

    Daniel Cabrera found too much of the plate in his two innings against the Cards. Ross Detwiler couldn't find it at all in failing to retire a batter. Published February 28 2009

  • No GM, no WMP in Jupiter

    No sign of Bowden yet today, or Wily Mo Pena (who has a shoulder strain). Published February 28 2009

  • Easy day for Hill

    Right-hander pitches one inning, needs only 12 pitches to retire Astros and head to the showers. Published February 27 2009

  • Your morning Jim Bowden update

    He's still GM, but for how much longer? Published February 27 2009

  • Kasten on Rijo, Dominican

    Team president says Rijo, Baez were fired, entire Dominican operation moved to new complex. Published February 26 2009

  • Balester, J-Zimm look sharp

    Young right-handers mowed through the Tigers' vaunted lineup. Published February 26 2009

  • Starting lineups, and a Rijo update

    Jose Rijo has officially been told by the Nats that he's been fired. Meanwhile the Nats and Tigers are almost ready to go. Published February 26 2009

  • Sorting this all out

    Rijo's gone, Bowden might not be far behind and the Nats are just trying to stay focused on baseball. Published February 26 2009

  • Rijo to be fired [updated]

    The Nats have decided to fire the beleaguered special assistant to GM Jim Bowden Published February 25 2009

  • Nats drop opener, 6-3

    A late rally isn't enough to overcome some bullpen struggles and early offensive woes against the Astros. Published February 25 2009

  • Thoughts from Lannan

    Left-hander was surprisingly comfortable in first start of spring. Published February 25 2009

  • Scoreless thru 2

    John Lannan looked sharp, but the Nats lineup was in full 2008 form in squandering a bases-loaded, no-out rally. Published February 25 2009

  • Starting lineups!

    It's baseball season again as the Nats prepare to face the Astros in the Grapefruit League opener. Published February 25 2009

  • Rivera, Orr in WBC

    Only two Nats will play in next month's international event. Published February 24 2009

  • Nats Video: Talking with Stan Kasten

    Thom Loverro and Mark Zuckerman chat with the Nationals president down in Viera Published February 24 2009

  • Some actual baseball

    The Nats open Grapefruit League play tomorrow. Published February 24 2009

  • Post-workout update

    Bowden denies wrongdoing, Kasten addresses latest reports, Perez is released and Dmitri's finger is OK. Published February 23 2009

  • Nats video: Talking Jim Bowden

    Mark Zuckerman and Thom Loverro weigh in on general manager Jim Bowden and his future with the Washington Nationals. Published February 23 2009

  • Nationals release Perez

    He probably doesn't know it yet, but Odalis Perez has been released by the Nationals. Published February 23 2009