Tag: Washington Nationals

The Biggest Winner of the Winter Meetings? Scott Boras

SAN DIEGO — Sometimes, for his annual news conference at baseball’s winter meetings, Scott Boras stands before a Christmas tree in the host hotel’s lobby. This year, he opted for a silver-canvas backdrop emblazoned with dozens of logos for his agency. As reporters fanned out before him on Tuesday, in a semicircle 10 people deep, […]

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Nationals sign World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg to record-breaking contract

Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC (Nationals Communications) – The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a seven-year contract with right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on Monday. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the deal is worth $245 million. Ken Rosenthal reports the $35 million/year salary is the highest […]

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Braves Bolster Bullpen

Bolstering the Bullpen Just days after making a splash on the free agent market by bringing in former Giants’ southpaw Will Smith, the Braves further bolstered their bullpen on Tuesday by agreeing to a two-year, $14 million contract to bring back Chris Martin. Martin, 33, registered a sharp 3.40 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 65/5 K/BB […]

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The image of Nats players cozying up to Trump was jarring for many fans

<img class="caas-img has-preview" alt="Photograph: UPI/Barcroft Media” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/15Q9Prv5PLKe59Q1FJVGbg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en-GB/the_guardian_765/dae04e46de3f2945f4d8471335f32459″ data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/15Q9Prv5PLKe59Q1FJVGbg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en-GB/the_guardian_765/dae04e46de3f2945f4d8471335f32459″>Photograph: UPI/Barcroft Media This past Saturday marked a monumental day in DC sports history. The scrappy underdog Washington Nationals, at one point 19-31 and now improbable World Series champions, paraded down Constitution Avenue as approximately 750,000 fans showered the team with affection. When Nats fans weren’t screaming “FIGHT […]

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Trump Embraces Washington’s Champions, Figuratively and Literally

WASHINGTON — For once, the “four more years” chants at the White House had nothing to do with the president of the United States. The crowd on the South Lawn on Monday was actually cheering for Stephen Strasburg, the World Series MVP pitcher for the Washington Nationals, who just opted out of the remaining four […]

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Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon among 10 players to receive qualifying offers

<img class="caas-img has-preview" alt="Free agent Gerrit Cole was extended a qualifying offer by the Houston Astros. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/L7C.Hi0yXRyuULVFxMr3vw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MDtoPTQyNi42MDY4NDI0MDA0NDg2Nw–/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/bQKuxnrClk0DDv8l2VzuLQ–~B/aD0yMzc3O3c9MzU2NjtzbT0xO2FwcGlkPXl0YWNoeW9u/https://media-mbst-pub-ue1.s3.amazonaws.com/creatr-images/2019-10/238a5700-f966-11e9-aeff-fff3bb6f76d6″ data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/L7C.Hi0yXRyuULVFxMr3vw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MDtoPTQyNi42MDY4NDI0MDA0NDg2Nw–/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/bQKuxnrClk0DDv8l2VzuLQ–~B/aD0yMzc3O3c9MzU2NjtzbT0xO2FwcGlkPXl0YWNoeW9u/https://media-mbst-pub-ue1.s3.amazonaws.com/creatr-images/2019-10/238a5700-f966-11e9-aeff-fff3bb6f76d6″>Free agent Gerrit Cole was extended a qualifying offer by the Houston Astros. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) The deadline for Major League Baseball teams to extend qualifying offers to eligible free agents passed at 5 p.m. […]

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President Trump preps to welcome some of the Washington Nationals to the White House

WASHINGTON – The Nationals won the World Series and had their parade — now it’s time for the traditional trip to the White House, which is scheduled for Monday. The Washington Nationals won the World Series and had their parade — now it’s time for the traditional trip to the White House, which is scheduled. “It really […]

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