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    LOVERRO: The Nationals have gone from circus to a baseball team in a decade

    It took a lot of faith to be a Nationals fans in those early days of spring training at Space Coast Stadium in the 321 area code – which, if you haven't figured it out yet, is final countdown for a rocket launch.

  • Nothing to praise for Nats in loss

    Even in defeat, the Washington Nationals lately had been trying to tout more positives than negatives. General manager Jim Bowden even went so far yesterday afternoon to insist his team is in a pennant race despite its last-place standing, the 6½ games it trailed division-leading Florida and the four games standing between it and the fourth-place New York Mets.

  • Bowden will keep backing Harris

    The Washington Nationals' bats are still struggling, but it doesn't appear the team's season-long offensive ineptitude will come back to haunt hitting coach Lenny Harris anytime soon.

  • Jim Bowden stood behind the bullpen mounds at the Washington Nationals' training facility this sprin

    Jim Bowden stood behind the bullpen mounds at the Washington Nationals' training facility this spring and looked across a row of talented young pitchers warming up over the course of an hour.

  • No deal imminent to move infielder

    JUPITER, Fla. — Washington Nationals general manager Jim Bowden said yesterday the team is "not close to a deal right now" to move a player out of its crowded middle infield.

  • Hill won't need surgery on arm

    VIERA, Fla. — Shawn Hill was back at Washington Nationals camp yesterday morning with some good news, some bad news and then some encouraging news about his ailing right forearm.

  • Contract extension overdue for Acta

    When general manager Jim Bowden strutted Thursday over the signing of pitching prospect Jack McGeary — it was worth strutting over, too, a real coup for the Washington Nationals — he was in such a good mood that he predicted manager Manny Acta would be named National League Manager of the Year.

  • Bowden acquires another ex-Red

    Jim Bowden insists it was never his intention to turn the Washington Nationals into the Cincinnati Reds of the East. He never planned to trade for Austin Kearns and Felipe Lopez. He didn't plan to sign Dmitri Young. And he didn't expect to complete a trade for Wily Mo Pena yesterday.

  • Johnson's comeback hits a snag

    Anyone who watched Nick Johnson struggle to try to get himself back into baseball shape over the last few months knew there was no chance he would return to play for the Washington Nationals this season.

  • Nationals finally bring in Smoker

    The Washington Nationals signed pitcher Josh Smoker to his first professional contract yesterday, paying slightly above the industry standard to lock up the 31st overall pick from this summer's draft.

  • Let the arms race begin

    The Washington Nationals' rotation has been patched together this season, with manager Manny Acta and general manager Jim Bowden forced to compensate for six starters who landed on the disabled list and others who didn't perform up to standards.

  • Hill to return to rotation on Tuesday

    PHOENIX — Shawn Hill will return to the Washington Nationals' rotation this week.

  • Simontacchi should return this season

    Good news: Jason Simontacchi's injured elbow won't require surgery, and the right-hander will be able to pitch again for the Washington Nationals this season.

  • Patterson eyes a return this season

    John Patterson says his right arm feels as good as it has in a long time. He says he believes he will return to pitch for the Washington Nationals this season.

  • Nationals are unlikely to make trade

    A week ago, the Washington Nationals looked poised to play a major role in trade talks leading up to today's nonwaiver deadline.

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  • JUPITER, Fla. — Washington Nationals general manager Jim Bowden said yesterday the team is "not close to a deal right now" to move a player out of its crowded middle infield.

    No deal imminent to move infielder →

  • "If we could make a move to give them an opportunity to play every day and make our organization better, we'll do it," Bowden said. "But we're not going to make a deal that we don't think is going to make our organization better."

    No deal imminent to move infielder →

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