After a bewildering early season stretch that continued Tuesday night, the Nationals may be trying too hard.
The Nationals manager lost a mentor and friend Sunday when former Giants executive Al Rosen passed away at age 91.
On the day of his team's first full-squad workout, Williams made the season's goals clear.
Manager promised to re-enact his ground-breaking performance if the Nationals put together a double-digit winning streak. They did. He didn't.
The Nationals will monitor Jayson Werth, Denard Span, Nate McLouth and Brian Goodwin in camp, all returning from surgery.
Tanner Roark will continue pitching as a starter for now, Stephen Strasburg's first bullpen session was sharp, and more.
The Nationals locked up the reigning National League Manager of the Year for at least one more season.
Williams gave a brief speech thanking the Nationals, the Lerner family, Mike Rizzo, the players and his coaching staff.
Nationals Manager Matt Williams, who returned from the winter meetings Thursday, teamed with Cal Ripken Jr. at a charity event Friday night to raise money for new fields in the District.
The Astros have asked about Clippard; the Angels and Rangers were interested in Ross Detwiler; and other notes.