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Only at The Washington Times: Mark Zuckerman and Ben Goessling blog on the Washington Nationals.

  • Live chat Friday at 3:30

    By Ben GoesslingPublished December 10, 2009 Comments

    Let's chat about the Nats on Friday at 3:30 p.m. We'll cover the Winter Meetings, the free agent market, the non-tender deadline and anything else on your mind.

  • All done in Indianapolis

    By Ben GoesslingPublished December 10, 2009 Comments

    The Winter Meetings are all done, and the Nationals, of course, are happy with the progress they made. That's the predictable thing to say publicly, but in their case, how productive a week this was won't be determined for some time.

  • Nats will select Kroenke first in Rule 5

    By Ben GoesslingPublished December 9, 2009 Comments

    The Nationals will take Yankees reliever Zach Kroenke first in Thursday's Rule 5 draft and offer him back to his former team as the player to be named later in the Brian Bruney deal, according to a source familiar with discussions.

  • Rizzo says Nats still pursuing pitcher

    By Ben GoesslingPublished December 9, 2009 Comments

    GM Mike Rizzo confirmed the team is interested in "most of the pitchers we've been linked to," which includes Joel Pineiro, Jason Marquis, Vicente Padilla and Jon Garland.

  • A quiet, snowy Day 3

    By Ben GoesslingPublished December 9, 2009 Comments

    There's no news on the Nationals' front so far today, but agent Scott Boras spoke a few minutes ago about the team signing catcher Ivan Rodriguez.

  • Day 2 drawing to a close

    By Ben GoesslingPublished December 8, 2009 Comments

    Amidst doubts about their signing of Ivan Rodriguez and uncertainty about the future of catcher Jesus Flores, the Nationals confidently moved forward in their pursuit of a veteran starter.

  • Analysis of Pudge signing

    By Mark ZuckermanPublished December 8, 2009 Comments

    The Nats' surprise signing of Ivan Rodriguez late last night reveals obvious concern about Jesus Flores' health (and perhaps his catching skills as well)

  • Nats sign Pudge Rodriguez

    By Ben GoesslingPublished December 8, 2009 Comments

    The Nationals have agreed with former Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez on a two-year deal, according to a club source. The contract is believed to be worth a total of $6 million.

  • Wrapping up Day 1

    By Ben GoesslingPublished December 7, 2009 Comments

    After one day at the Winter Meetings, it appears the Nationals are going to have a busy week. They made the first trade of the session in Indianapolis, and they've entertained plenty of interest in outfielder Josh Willingham. There's also a possibility they'll get in the mix for a veteran pitchers.

  • Bruney, Willingham and more

    By Ben GoesslingPublished December 7, 2009 Comments

    Jim Riggleman expects Brian Bruney to be a late-inning option and a possible closer for the Nationals in 2010.

  • Nats make the first trade

    By Ben GoesslingPublished December 7, 2009 Comments

    The Nationals have made the first trade of the Winter Meetings, acquiring right-handed reliever Brian Bruney from the Yankees for a player to be named later.

  • Live from the Winter Meetings in Indianapolis

    By Ben GoesslingPublished December 7, 2009 Comments

    A morning update from the MLB Winter Meetings in Indianapolis.

  • Nats announce minor-league staff

    By Ben GoesslingPublished December 4, 2009 Comments

    The Nats announced their minor-league staff for 2010, mostly reshuffling managers who had already been in the organzation.

  • Spring training, Phil Rizzo and more

    By Ben GoesslingPublished December 3, 2009 Comments

    A few updates on the Nats news of the day, and a thank-you for all the warm wishes you've sent us in the last 24 hours.

  • A couple Nats updates

    By Ben GoesslingPublished December 1, 2009 Comments

    Today's deadline for teams to offer arbitration to their free agents could have an impact on the Nats down the road.

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