12/6/2013 | Nationals agree to deal with McLouth, adding depth
The Nationals have spent the offseason looking to improve their bench. They took a step forward Friday, agreeing to a two-year deal with outfielder Nate McLouth, pending a physical, a baseball source confirmed to MLB.com. The deal is worth $10.75 million with an option for a third year.
12/6/2013 | Adding arms, depth on Nats' agenda at Winter Meetings
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo acknowledged that his club has flaws. The Nats head to the Winter Meetings looking to become a better team than the one that finished 10 games behind the Braves in the National League East.
12/5/2013 | Nats eyeing Downs to fill lefty-reliever void
The Nationals are in need of left-handed relievers, and MLB.com has learned that the team has expressed interest in Scott Downs, who played for the Expos from 2000-04.
12/4/2013 | Zim happy with normal offseason, excited for 2014
It's been a normal offseason of preparation thus far for Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, a welcome relief for a player who spent last winter rehabbing his surgically repaired right shoulder. Speaking at Cal Ripken's charity event on Wednesday night, Zimmerman said the shoulder is no longer giving him trouble and that Nats general manager Mike Rizzo does not want to shift him away from the hot corner.
12/4/2013 | Next year's Draft deeper, packed with pitchers
Though the Astros still have seven months to determine whom they'll take at No. 1, North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon has established himself as the frontrunner. Owner of a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout slider, Rodon topped NCAA Division I with 184 strikeouts last spring and led the Wolfpack to their first College World Series appearance in 45 years.
12/3/2013 | Nathan could be Tigers' missing piece
Adding Joe Nathan, the premier closer on the current free-agent market, could be the piece that finally sends the three-time-defending American League Central champion Tigers into the promised land.
12/3/2013 | Nationals comfortable with second-base situation
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Tuesday that he feels "comfortable" with the club's situation at second base, even after dealing away one of his options at the position, backup infielder Steve Lombardozzi.
12/3/2013 | Rizzo: Fister will 'thrive here' with Nationals
Less than 24 hours after acquiring right-hander Doug Fister, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo acknowledged he was in trade talks with the Tigers before the General Managers Meetings began.
12/3/2013 | Nats head to Winter Meetings ready to make upgrades
The Winter Meetings are less than a week away, and the Nationals improved their rotation Monday night, acquiring right-hander Doug Fister from the Tigers. But the club is far from done. The Nats could be in the Robinson Cano sweepstakes while also looking to improve at several other positions.
12/3/2013 | Nationals, Ohlendorf agree on one-year deal
The Nationals have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Ross Ohlendorf, thus avoiding salary arbitration, the team announced on Monday. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
12/2/2013 | Fister trade shows Nationals won't settle
A team that takes an existing strength and makes it even stronger is a team that won't accept second place as a way of life. For the purposes of this discussion, the team in question is the Washington Nationals. They bolstered an already impressive starting rotation Monday with the acquisition of Doug Fister in a trade with the Detroit Tigers.
12/2/2013 | Fister a fantastic addition to Nationals rotation
This is a tremendous acquisition for Washington, writes columnist Richard Justice. A team that was already among baseball's best got better, trading three young players for right-hander Doug Fister from the Tigers.
12/2/2013 | Nationals land Fister from Tigers for three players
Doug Fister helped give the Tigers' rotation a strong top four last season, and now it appears he will do the same for the Nationals in 2014. The Nationals acquired the veteran right-hander from the Tigers on Monday night in exchange for left-handers Ian Krol and Robbie Ray and infielder Steve Lombardozzi.
12/2/2013 | Nationals sign Delcarmen to Minor League deal
The Nationals on Monday signed right-hander Manny Delcarmen to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training.
12/2/2013 | Inbox: Could Nationals make a play for Cano?
Among the Inbox topics, Bill Ladson discusses how the Nats' uncertain second-base situation could lead to a pursuit of Robinson Cano.