Nationals Journal: MLB

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Nationals catchers get primer on new home plate collision rules -- and other workout notes

Some of the team’s catchers were fuzzy on the rules so bench coach Randy Knorr led a demonstration.

By James Wagner  |  06:55 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Catchers, MLB

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 07/16/2013

MLBPA: Drug suspensions may not be served this season

MLBPA says supensions might not be served this season, views Gio Gonzalez differently from other players in probe.

By James Wagner  |  07:32 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, MLB

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Nationals announce three more draft signings, under bonus pool allotment

The Nationals, with baseball's smallest draft bonus pool allotment of $2.737 million for picks in the first 10 rounds, spent only $2.682 million on signing their top nine picks.

By James Wagner  |  01:18 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Draft

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Nationals sign 22 of 39 draft picks, including third-rounder Drew Ward

The Nationals have agreed to terms with eight of the top nine picks from this year's draft.

By James Wagner  |  02:12 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Draft

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 06/07/2013

MLB draft: Even with high picks, best to temper expectations

Just two of the seven top overall selections between 2002-08 have become all-stars.

By Barry Svrluga  |  03:01 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Draft, Sunday baseball insider

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Gems can be found in the second round of the MLB draft

The Nationals don't have any picks in next week's draft until No. 68, but that doesn't mean future major leaguers won't be available.

By Lacy Lusk  |  10:16 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Draft, Nationals draft

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Biggest disappointments of 2013 MLB season so far

A look at what's gone wrong for three teams who haven't reached high expectations more than a quarter through the season.

By Barry Svrluga  |  01:17 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, Sunday baseball insider, Toronto Blue Jays

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 05/18/2013

Justin Verlander vs. Yu Darvish isn't only top pitching matchup to fall short of hype

Thursday's matchup of Justin Verlander and Yu Darvish failed to meet expectations, but satisfying duels between top pitchers are rare.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  04:21 PM ET, 05/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, MLB, Sunday baseball insider

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/03/2013

A month into baseball season, picking out the potential frauds

A month into the baseball season, some teams are off to a good start. Which ones are for real?

By Barry Svrluga  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, MLB, Sunday baseball insider

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 10/19/2012

How teams with the best record have fared the next season

Historically, teams with the best record one season do well the next season. Most returned to the playoffs the following year.

By James Wagner  |  04:59 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, Nationals, Nationals playoffs, Nationals postseason, playoffs