Barry Svrluga

ReporterWashington, D.C.


We know Ian Desmond and Jordan Zimmermann could be free agents after the season. But will the Nationals ever sign their home-grown players to long-term deals?

  • Feb 27, 2015

While he was hurt in 2014, the Orioles’ all-star catcher consulted and scouted. Now, he’s ready to play.

  • Feb 26, 2015

Detroit’s star lefty is a season away from playing for anyone he wants. Could that impact pennant races this summer and next?

  • Feb 25, 2015

Braves outfielder B.J. Upton will go by Melvin Upton Jr., a symbol of the changes going on with Atlanta.

  • Feb 24, 2015

In an eight-minute question-and-answer session, the Yankees slugger is both contrite and vague. At some point, he must excel at baseball.

  • Feb 23, 2015

Alex Rodriguez will provide the most significant distraction in spring training. But the health of Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia matters more to the Yankees’ chances.

  • Feb 23, 2015

Washington’s rotation. Seattle’s bullpen. Clayton Kershaw. With spring training here, what combination makes up the best staff in the game?

  • Feb 20, 2015

Offense is down throughout baseball. But doesn’t someone have to score? A look at the best batting orders, from top to bottom.

  • Feb 20, 2015

Pitchers and catchers for all 30 teams will be in camp by Monday. With that, a look forward at the five most intriguing themes as 2015 approaches.

  • Feb 19, 2015

The Nationals have announced their plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of baseball’s return to Washington. We offer a few alternatives.

  • Feb 18, 2015
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Barry Svrluga came to The Washington Post in 2003 after working at newspapers in upstate New York (tiny); Portland, Maine (less tiny); and Raleigh, N.C. (not at all tiny), covering everything from Nascar to high school lacrosse to the Final Four. At the Post, he has covered college basketball and football (mostly Maryland), the Washington Nationals (2004-08) and the Olympics (Athens, Turin, Beijing, Vancouver with London to come). He currently covers the Washington Redskins and golf and spends time reminding people the ’05 Nats were in first place at the All-Star break. Really. They were.
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