The move gives the Nationals financial flexibility as they continue to seek a shutdown pitching staff for 2019.

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Los Angeles GM Andrew Friedman has a lengthy track record of not overspending on free agents. Is it time for that to end?

The suger-agent made his pitch for more than an hour Wednesday, while Harper sits and waits for his megadeal.

The move gives the Nationals financial flexibility as they continue to seek a shutdown pitching staff for 2019.

Roark, a 32-year-old right-hander, has been sent to the Reds. Roark made 141 starts for the Nationals over the past six years, topping 15 wins twice in that span. But Roark had a rough start to his 2018 season, and he finished with a 4.34 ERA and a National League-worst 15 losses. Rainey, 25, struggled […]

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Washington is hunting a second baseman, and the team likes D.J. LeMahieu.

With Ray Knight also departing, the Nationals’ broadcasts will have a new look in 2019.

  • Analysis

Whatever the motivation to move Roark, Washington does not seem desperate to do it.

  • Analysis

Washington could be in the market for a lefty who excels against left-handed hitters.

Boras raised concerns that the owner's recent radio interview, in which he said the Nationals' $300 million contract offer to Harper was "the best we can do," violated the collective bargaining agreement. The Nationals believe that claim is unfounded.

Valerie Camillo had been with the Nationals since 2014.

  • Perspective

When it comes down to it, the luxury tax shouldn’t be a dealbreaker — especially if it means keeping the star from going to a division rival like the Phillies.

Not since Alex Rodriguez has someone arrived to MLB free agency with the same combination of youth, talent and marketing potential as Harper.

  • Perspective

A busy Friday for the Nationals had them heralding one new arrival and possibly ushering out one of the faces of the franchise a few hours later as their principal owner spoke out.

The Nationals have already addressed most of their offseason needs heading into next week's winter meetings in Las Vegas, but the Bryce Harper situation hovers over everything.

The Nationals announced one of their biggest acquisitions in recent history when Patrick Corbin donned his jersey.

The Nationals' managing principal owner seemed resigned Friday to Harper leaving the team in free agency.

The first face of the franchise is entering the last guaranteed year of his contract.

Harper kept his promises and made Washington a contender. Oddly, the team may no longer need him.

  • Analysis

Washington now has three front-line starters at the top of its rotation. But there is still some work to do.

  • Perspective

Washington has addressed its greatest areas of need before the winter meetings even begin.

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