Chatter Archive: November 2009


  • NL MVP: How I voted

    The National League Most Valuable Player results were just released, with the Cardinals' Albert Pujols winning his third MVP award and becoming the first unanimous MVP since Barry Bonds in 2002. I had one of the 32 votes (two from each National League market). Here's how I voted. Published November 24 2009

  • Nats live chat on Wednesday

    Before you start cooking that turkey on Thursday morning, let's talk a little Nats on Wednesday afternoon. We'll be hosting a live Nats chat at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Published November 24 2009

  • Strasburg's knee OK

    Stephen Strasburg has a patellar subluxation in his left knee, and will be fine for spring training with rest and physical therapy. Published November 20 2009

  • Nats name 2010 coaching staff

    The Nationals named their coaching staff for 2010 today, bringing back three members of the 2009 staff and adding a trio of connections from manager Jim Riggleman's past jobs in baseball. Published November 20 2009

  • Strasburg out again

    Stephen Strasburg will miss Saturday's Arizona Fall League championship game because of a twisted left knee, and will get a precautionary exam on Friday in Los Angeles, though the Nationals say the injury is not serious. Published November 19 2009

  • Strasburg's mental game

    The Nats' top prospect doesn't just try to overpower hitters. He actually understands how to pitch. Published November 19 2009

  • Nats hire Davey Johnson

    The Nationals have named Davey Johnson, veteran of four major-league managerial jobs and a stint with the 2008 U.S. Olympic team, senior advisor to the general manager. Published November 18 2009

  • McLaren hired as bench coach

    Riggleman's former manager in Seattle now will serve under him in Washington. Published November 17 2009

  • Roundtable with Nats front office

    Plenty of tidbits on both major and minor leaguers to share Published November 17 2009

  • Nats front office finalized

    Two more hires gives GM Mike Rizzo eight new assistants since the end of the season. Published November 16 2009

  • Strong return for Strasburg

    Right-hander comes back from neck strain, strikes out six in 3 2/3 innings in Arizona Published November 14 2009

  • Zimmerman wins Silver Slugger

    Nats star is now officially both the NL's best offensive and defensive third baseman. Published November 12 2009

  • Reaction from Riggleman press conference

    Jim Riggleman, Mike Rizzo and others spoke today at Nationals Park. Published November 12 2009

  • Riggleman gets the job [updated]

    The Nats have made Jim Riggleman their permanent manager. Published November 11 2009

  • Reaction from Zimmerman

    Nats third baseman says his first Gold Glove award is a "huge honor." Published November 11 2009

  • Zimmerman wins first Gold Glove award

    Nats third baseman honored for his defensive work. Published November 11 2009

  • What's ahead for the Nats?

    Within the next week, Washington could have a manager, Ryan Zimmerman could have a Gold Glove and the Nats will have money to begin spending on free agents. Published November 10 2009

  • Strasburg named AFL pitcher of the week

    Nats prospect earns honor after his five-inning, one-run start last Monday. Published November 9 2009

  • Strasburg scratched from Rising Stars Game (UPDATED AT 3:15 P.M.)

    Stephen Strasburg, scheduled to start in Saturday's Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game, was scratched because of a strained neck muscle. Published November 6 2009

  • Nats acquire Slaten off waivers

    29-year-old lefty reliever picked up from Diamondbacks Published November 5 2009

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