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Landing left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez was a big move for the Washington Nationals, addressing one of two major goals as outlined by general manager Mike Rizzo.
The Washington Nationals announced the signing of utilityman Mark DeRosa to a one-year contract Wednesday morning, adding depth to their bench for the 2012 season.
Here it is: the final weekend before baseball's winter meetings begin Monday in Dallas. It's been more than a month without any baseball and it'll be just over two more before the Washington Nationals pack up and head down to Viera, Fla. to start the 2012 season anew.
Sitting in a dugout thick with South Florida humidity Wednesday afternoon, manager Davey Johnson offered perhaps the truest statement about the 2011 Washington Nationals.
Michael Morse, among other Nationals, said it best: "I can't wait for next season."
Last winter, as Michael Morse and the Washington Nationals attempted to hammer out his first salary arbitration contract, they took the negotiations to the deadline before agreeing on a deal for the 2011 season valued at just over $1 million.
The Nationals have activated catcher Ivan Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list and called up left-hander Tom Milone from the minors to start against the New York Mets.
Baseball fate hasn't been kind this season to former Nationals slugger Adam Dunn, who's struggling through a horrific campaign of unprecedented ugliness.
Fans who began following the Nationals last year, when Stephen Strasburg swept through baseball like Halley's Comet, have a rosier outlook than fans who began following in 2005 when the team relocated to Washington, where it has never produced a winning record but twice managed 100-loss seasons.