Category Archives: ROSTER

This Is Mike Rizzo’s Team Now; Nats Make Cuts as Opening Day Approaches

The Washington Nationals today made a series of moves to trim the roster in preparation for coming north for Opening Day.
The Nats optioned Roger Bernadina, Collin Balester and Ross Detwiler to Triple-A Syracuse and re-assigned Brian Bixler to minor league camp.
In addition, they placed reliever Henry Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list and starter Chien-Ming Wang and reliever Elvin Ramirez on Continue reading

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Real Spring Training Battles Heating Up

The Washington Nationals have made another round of roster cuts, according to multiple reports trickling out of Viera.  News today that RHRP Cole Kimball, 1B Chris Marrero and CF Corey Brown were all sent over to the minor league side should not come as a shock to anyone that follows this team.
Kimball, 25, a hard-throwing — but wild — reliever was exciting to watch in camp, and he struck out Continue reading

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Maxwell DFA’d — and Guess the Nationals’ Outfielder!

Now that we’ve all dug out of this weeks’ snowstorm and steel ourselves for next week’s apocalyptic storm, let’s take a look at yesterday’s big news, the DFA of OF Justin Maxwell to make room for Todd Coffey on the 40-man roster.
Maxwell, 27, is a toolsy outfielder: tall and lean, strong and fast.  He plays very good defense in centerfield, and has solid power — when he makes contact.  That’s Continue reading


Who’s on First (or in Left Field)? A Very Early Look at Nats 2011 Roster

The Washington Nationals were busy this off-season, collecting and discarding real-life players like a 12-year old collects baseball cards (If 12-year olds still collected baseball cards).
With pitchers and catchers reporting date only a few weeks off, let’s take a look at how the lineup shapes up at this point.  Granted, GM Mike Rizzo might not be done tinkering with his roster, but we’re far Continue reading

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Nats Roster Changes

Posted by Cheryl:

While fans wait on word about Adam Dunn, the Washington Nationals made a couple of decisions this week. 

Right handed reliever Tyler Walker has been unconditionally released.  Tyler went on the DL in June and then had season-ending surgery on his shoulder.  Walker went 1-0 with a 3.57 ERA in 35.1 innings with eight walks and 30 Ks.

The Nationals declined a club option for Continue reading


Roster Construction for 2011: Who Stays and Who Goes?

The other day, Bill Ladson at took a look at the Washington Nationals current roster and gave an educated guess as to which of those players would stay or go for 2011.  Since I’ve been working on a piece like that myself, I thought I’d roll it out there and offer my opinion for debate. 
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B:  Get it out of the way.  The Face isn’t going anywhere, but his Continue reading

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