For MLB’s worst teams, a rowdy night in Louisiana brought hope for the future

On Opening Day for Major League Baseball, Paul Skenes, Dylan Crews and Chase Dollander — three of the top four draft prospects — shared a field in Baton Rouge.

By Jesse DoughertyMarch 31, 2023

Photos from the Washington Nationals’ 2023 Opening Day

Photos from the Washington Nationals' 2023 Opening Day.

By Toni L. SandysMarch 30, 2023

Here’s the catch with these Nationals: They have to … catch

Opening Day exposed Washington's issues, and they're pretty fundamental.

By Barry SvrlugaMarch 30, 2023

Nationals’ Opening Day loss underscores the pain of this rebuild

CJ Abrams makes three errors, Patrick Corbin struggles and the Nationals fall to the Braves, 7-2. What the teams learns from this loss is what it will gain.

By Andrew GoldenMarch 30, 2023

Opening Day highlights: Braves top Nationals in a rocky start to the season for CJ Abrams

The Nationals faced the Braves on Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park.

By Andrew Golden, Barry Svrluga and Scott AllenMarch 30, 2023

The Nats want their starters ‘to get 21 outs consistently.’ Good luck.

MLB starters do less than ever. The Nationals want theirs to do more.

By Barry SvrlugaMarch 30, 2023

Keibert Ruiz committed to the young Nationals. He hopes others follow.

"There are a lot of young players in there who I want to be with for a while," Ruiz said. "We could do something here.”

By Jesse DoughertyMarch 30, 2023

The Nationals’ most important task this season: Just be better

The Nationals lost 107 games in 2022. If this rebuild is going anywhere, that can’t happen in 2023.

By Barry SvrlugaMarch 29, 2023

The small-town kid in the middle of the Nats’ big rebuild

MacKenzie Gore, who arrived in Washington as part of the Juan Soto trade last season, grew up in Whiteville, N.C.

By Andrew GoldenMarch 29, 2023

Washington Nationals Homecoming Gala 2023

The Washington Nationals walk the red carpet for their Homecoming Gala after returning back from Spring Training to start the 2023-24 season.

By Toni L. SandysMarch 28, 2023

Ahead of Opening Day, Nationals close out their spring with a win over the Yankees

The Nationals defeated the Yankees at Nationals Park in their final exhibition before Opening Day.

By Jesse Dougherty and Andrew GoldenMarch 28, 2023

The pitch clock is saving baseball — by returning it to the past

Get ready for a shock: Baseball now looks as it did 40, 50 and 60 years ago.

By Thomas BoswellMarch 28, 2023

Slowly, surely, the Nationals keep moving past 2019 and its aftermath

Over the weekend, Dave Martinez confirmed that neither Matt Adams nor Paolo Espino will be on the Opening Day roster.

By Jesse DoughertyMarch 27, 2023

The cost of building a new MLB team? Sometimes, it’s the fans who loved the old one.

The Nationals are mired in a rebuild that could eventually be prudent from a baseball perspective but is testing a city’s patience.

By Jesse DoughertyMarch 27, 2023

The Nats’ rebuild threw CJ Abrams and Luis García together. Now they’re ‘inseparable.’

“We always tell each other we’re going to be great,” Abrams said. "We’re going to do it together.”

By Andrew GoldenMarch 27, 2023

As spring training wraps up, Nationals eager to show what they can do

The rebuilding Nationals made their final preparations Sunday to head north and start to write a new chapter.

By Andrew GoldenMarch 26, 2023

Matt Adams among Nationals’ latest roster cuts as Opening Day nears

The veteran first baseman/outfielder didn't have a terrible spring, but Manager Dave Martinez is seeking more versatility in his bench.

By Andrew GoldenMarch 25, 2023

Patrick Corbin to start Nationals opener for second straight year

Veteran left-hander is coming off a disappointing season but has shown enough signs of progress for Dave Martinez to tab him to start vs. the Braves on Thursday.

By Andrew GoldenMarch 24, 2023

What’s new at Nationals Park for 2023

New food at Nationals Park this year, including Swizzler and Capo Deli, and the 2023 dates for the best giveaways including bobbleheads and more.

By Scott AllenMarch 24, 2023

Nats will induct Ted Lerner into their Ring of Honor, wear commemorative patch

Ted Lerner, the Nationals’ longtime owner, died at 97 last month.

By Scott AllenMarch 24, 2023