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Chatter Archive: February 2009


  • Nats loose ends

    A bunch of position players have reported, Josh Willingham and Ryan Zimmerman move closer to arbitration and the Nats have a new stadium concessionaire. Published February 17 2009

  • Tuesday morning in Viera

    Odalis Perez isn't here yet, but Cristian Guzman is. And the rest of the position players are due to report today. Published February 17 2009

  • More Nats video: Racing Presidents tryouts

    We were at Nationals Park on Sunday to film the tryouts for the Racing Presidents Published February 16 2009

  • Odalis Perez holding out [updated]

    Left-hander tells ESPNdeportes.com he's not reporting to Nationals camp until the team offers him a better contract. Published February 16 2009

  • First workout in the books

    The first official pitchers-and-catchers workout is over, and in a shocking development, everyone was happy with how it went. (Seriously, would you expect anyone to come out and say things were a disaster?) Published February 16 2009

  • Nats Video: Talking pitching

    Our Nationals crew discus the team's pitching as Spring Training gets underway in Florida. Published February 16 2009

  • Ready to work

    Nats pitchers and catchers are about to take the field for their first workout of the spring. Published February 16 2009

  • Manny being Manny

    No, not Ramirez. Manny Acta talks about his expectations of his team and himself in his third season as Nationals manager. Published February 15 2009

  • Let's get physical

    Welcome to the least-interesting day of spring training. Published February 15 2009

  • Eckstein's immediate impact

    The Nats' new hitting coach has revamped Johnson's swing. Published February 14 2009

  • 23 players agree to terms

    The Nats finalized contracts with nearly all of their players with less than three years' big-league service time. Published February 14 2009

  • Hello from Viera

    The sun is shining, the grass is green and baseball season is underway. Published February 14 2009

  • A few Nick Johnson leftovers

    Just thought I'd pass along a few extras that didn't make the paper from my conversation with Nick Johnson on Wednesday. He arrived in Viera early to work with new hitting coach Rick Eckstein, and said that although he'll have to tape up his surgically-repaired right wrist most of the season, he isn't worried it will limit him. Published February 13 2009

  • More reaction on Dunn

    It's clear the Nationals are presenting the Adam Dunn signing as the move that vindicated their offseason. It remains to be seen whether Dunn's power will make a difference in the standings, but he certainly gives Washington the kind of bat it hasn't had before. Published February 12 2009

  • Details on Dunn's contract

    The slugger will make $8 million this season and $12 million in 2010. Published February 12 2009

  • Awaiting the Dunn press conference

    Nats' newest acquisition will be introduced at 3 p.m. Published February 12 2009

  • Chat at 2 p.m. today

    I'll be online at 2 p.m. today to answer any of your questions about the Nationals' new slugger, as well as any spring training stuff that's on your mind. Check it out here. Published February 12 2009

  • Full Dunn story

    Here's an early version of the Adam Dunn story that will be in tomorrow morning's paper... Published February 11 2009

  • Nats sign Dunn [updated at 5:30 p.m.]

    Slugger agrees to two-year, $20 million contract with Washington. Published February 11 2009

  • Quick guide to Viera

    Where to go and what to do if you're heading down to spring training. Published February 11 2009