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Nationals Watch Archive: December 2011


  • Winter Meetings: News, notes and rumors, Day 1

    Good morning from the Hilton Anatole. The 2011 winter meetings are set to officially get underway this morning but really, the Miami Marlins did a fine job of getting things off to a raucous start late last night when they kept Jose Reyes in the division for six more years and $106 million dollars. Keep it here throughout the day as we'll be updating this as a running tab of notable news and rumors. Published December 5 2011

  • Jim Riggleman set to manage at Double-A for Reds organization

    Former Nationals manager Jim Riggleman has found his next career landing spot. After an abrupt resignation that ended his Nationals tenure this past June, Riggleman scouted for the San Francisco Giants for the second half of the 2011 season. Now, a source has confirmed, he will get back into uniform as the manager of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Cincinnati's Double-A affiliate Published December 4 2011

  • Laynce Nix agrees to two-year deal with Phillies

    The first domino of the 2011 winter meetings fell early Sunday evening when former Nationals outfielder Laynce Nix agreed to a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Published December 4 2011

  • Former Nationals president Stan Kasten joins forces with Magic Johnson in bid to buy Los Angeles Dodgers

    Former Nationals president Stan Kasten emerged Friday as a partner with NBA legend Magic Johnson and investment banker Mark Walter as the Guggenheim Baseball Management group -- and got set to put in a bid on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Published December 2 2011

  • Strasburg, Ramos, Espinosa make Keith Law's Top 50 under 25

    ESPN's Keith Law compiled a list of the top young talent in the game Thursday -- The Top 50 major leaguers under 25 -- and it was notable with regard to the Nationals for a number of reasons. Published December 1 2011

  • Nationals promote Double-A manager Tony Beasley to Triple-A Syracuse (UPDATED: Name Matt LeCroy Double-A manager)

    The Nationals promoted Double-A Harrisburg manager Tony Beasley to the same post with Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday afternoon, filling the spot opened when Randy Knorr joined manager Davey Johnson's staff as the bench coach. Single-A Potomac manager Matt LeCroy will manage at Double-A and will bring pitching coach Paul Menhart with him. Published December 1 2011