How a future without Juan Soto became a reality for the Nats

Many around the Nationals organization have been unpacking the deal that sent Juan Soto to the San Diego Padres for the past few days.

By Jesse DoughertyAugust 13, 2022

Washington might mourn, but baseball is better with a happy Juan Soto

The uniform still looks wrong, but Juan Soto is back where he belongs: In a playoff race, having fun.

By Candace BucknerAugust 13, 2022

‘A lot of emotions’: Juan Soto, in a Padres uniform, returns to D.C.

The star outfielder got a warm ovation from the Nationals Park crowd and taped a message for Nats fans: “I love you all even if I have another team’s uniform.”

By Jesse DoughertyAugust 12, 2022

At least five potential buyers have toured Nats; bids expected in weeks

Potential sale limited the final offer to Juan Soto but not the decision to trade him.

By Chelsea JanesAugust 12, 2022

‘At least it wasn’t the Yankees’: For young baseball fans, an early lesson in a cruel business

This summer, parents of die-hard Nationals fans found themselves explaining the cruel business of baseball and why Washington would trade Juan Soto.

By Jesse DoughertyAugust 11, 2022

Joey Meneses, the Nats’ 30-year-old rookie, homers again in loss to Cubs

The Nationals' latest sell-off has come with the silver lining of opportunity for some -- including Meneses, who spent 10 years in the minors waiting for his chance.

By Andrew GoldenAugust 10, 2022

Robert Hassell III knows how Nats fans feel. He still wants a chance.

“Soto’s the player you want right now. … He’s a really exciting player,” Hassell said. “But, for me, I would say to fans, ‘Just come out and watch some games.’ ”

By Andrew GoldenAugust 10, 2022

Nationals end skid behind homers from Keibert Ruiz, Joey Meneses

Ruiz, a key piece of last season trade deadline deal for Max Scherzer and Trea Turner, delivered at the plate and behind it in a 6-5 win at Wrigley.

By Andrew GoldenAugust 10, 2022

Cory Abbott’s brief tenure with the Nationals has been up and down

Despite an inability to secure a solidified role, the 26-year-old has an opportunity to pitch every fifth day in a Nationals rotation decimated by injuries.

By Andrew GoldenAugust 9, 2022

Another poor start dooms the Nats to another loss, their sixth in a row

Aníbal Sánchez gave up a pair of third-inning home runs as the Cubs cruised to a 6-3 win at Wrigley Field.

By Andrew GoldenAugust 8, 2022

How C.J. Abrams’s impending arrival could affect Luis García

Despite being signed as a 16-year-old shortstop out of the Dominican Republic, García has mostly struggled at the position.

By Jesse DoughertyAugust 8, 2022

Nationals pitching prospect Andry Lara is still smiling after a rocky July

The 6-foot-4, hard-throwing Venezuelan 19-year-old has the potential to be in the rotation for the rebuilding Nationals.

By PJ MoralesAugust 8, 2022

Nats take one more pounding from the Phillies to cap a four-game sweep

Far from competitive for most of the series, the Nationals found a new low in Sunday's 13-1 loss in Philadelphia.

By Jesse DoughertyAugust 7, 2022

Another short start for Patrick Corbin paves way for another Nats loss

The expensive left-hander yielded six runs without making it out of the first, paving the way for another loss and raising questions about the pitcher's future.

By Jesse DoughertyAugust 6, 2022

Phillies provide another teachable moment for Josiah Gray, Nationals

On a night when Phillies starter Kyle Gibson flirted with perfection, Nationals starter Josiah Gray struggled from the start.

By Jesse DoughertyAugust 5, 2022

MacKenzie Gore joins Nationals as a key piece of return for Juan Soto

Gore, 23, was a rookie of the year candidate before his season was sidetracked by elbow inflammation.

By Jesse DoughertyAugust 5, 2022

Nationals start next chapter, then lose to Phillies in rain-shortened game

Fresh off a red eye from the West Coast, the pair exited a playoff race with the Padres for ... something else.

By Jesse DoughertyAugust 4, 2022

The vibes in the post-Juan Soto clubhouse? They’re ‘going to be weird.’

In the hour before the Juan Soto trade was official on Tuesday, the Nationals’ clubhouse seemed filled with an invisible haze.

By Jesse DoughertyAugust 3, 2022

Nationals, with a strong hint of Class AAA Rochester, get rocked by Mets

The Nationals put out a lineup that included three players in the minors earlier this week. The outcome was as one might expect.

By Andrew GoldenAugust 3, 2022

Why the Nationals made no moves after trading Juan Soto and Josh Bell

The Nationals kept a handful of controllable relievers and veteran hitters at the deadline this year.

By Jesse DoughertyAugust 3, 2022