- Vladimir Putin orders military to boost presence in Arctic
- Brooklyn, N.Y.: ‘Lesbian capital’ of the Northeast
- Elian Gonzalez: It’s America’s fault that my mother died
- India top court rules homosexuality is illegal
- Aaron Hernandez, ex-Patriot, on prison life: ‘I’m way less stressed in jail’
- Man pulled from water believed to be disgraced D.C. cop
- Kabul airport hit by suicide bomber who targeted NATO gate
- Space probe on course to land on mile-wide comet
- New budget accord saves $23 billion — after $65 billion spending spree
- Congress seeks ban on in-flight calls
By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - National Party Of Australia
Danny Espinosa is the subject of a trade rumor, but Nationals GM Mike Rizzo talked up his infielder on Monday at the Winter Meetings.
The Nationals believe Wilson Ramos can catch 125 or more games in 2014, leaving them less interested in acquiring a veteran backup.
Of the 43 major leaguers who were non-tendered on Monday night, several could make for intriguing options for the Nationals.
The Nationals re-signed right-hander Ross Ohlendorf for $1.25 million and tendered contracts to eight other arbitration-eligible players before Monday night's deadline.
Here is one guy's attempt at coming up with something for every team, as in the spirit of the holiday, we should all be thankful.
The Nationals are looking for a new in-game host, someone to emcee their daily Inside Pitch Live broadcast from Nats Park for home games.
Matt Williams will be the next manager of the Nationals. Several outlets are reporting that general manager Mike Rizzo has settled on Williams to replace Davey Johnson.
As incredibly cool as it would be to have an icon like Ripken as the manager of the Nats, it is not a good idea. Not now anyway.
The 2013 season is a warning to the organization that acted as if last season's 98 wins and division title were the first of many such postseason runs. That, somehow, landing one strike away from advancing to the NLCS in 2012 meant those October opportunities will always be there in Washington.
The Yankees kept pace in the AL wild-card race in grand fashion and Kansas City walked off with a win that knocked Texas from the top spot. Rain helped Cleveland advance in the standings, while Cincinnati and Tampa Bay needed extras for crucial wins. A quick look at baseball's playoff picture:
Jordan Zimmermann has a two-hitter to go with his one-hitter and needs just one more win to get to 20. Such milestones are starting to look more and more like consolation prizes because of improbable events some 250 miles away.
Davey Johnson likes a good story. The story of the 2013 Washington Nationals season may wind up being one of missed opportunity. But that's hardly the end of the Davey Johnson story.
Sports can't fix anything. They won't bring back those we've lost. They won't keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people. It would be marvelous if they could prevent another tragedy. They can't. But sports can help us feel better.
The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff greeted players in the Washington Nationals clubhouse before the game, handing out blue-and-gold Navy caps. Manager Davey Johnson and his players held those caps from Adm. James Winnefeld over their hearts during a pregame moment of silence, disturbed only by the sound of a hovering helicopter.
Tests did, however, reveal some inflammation and Harper was placed on oral anti-inflammatory medication in order to help alleviate that. When the outfielder may return to the Nationals' lineup will be based on how he feels in the coming days.