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Nats select Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon

The Nationals have selected Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon with the No. 6 pick in Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft on Monday evening. [More first-round Nationals coverage]

The Rice third baseman is an elite hitting prospect. But in… Continue reading

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A better way to block plate

Brian McNally

It might be the signature play of his career. Ivan Rodriguez held his ground at home plate as J.T. Snow of the San Francis… Continue reading

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Sophomore suffering

Brian McNally

For baseball’s sake, you hope it is just a fluke. But for now the league isn’t reaping the benefits of last year’s brillia… Continue reading

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Top 5: MLB emerging young players

John Keim

5. Baltimore P Zach Britton » He’s allowed 23 earned runs this season, but 11 have come in two games. In his other nine starts, he’s given up just 12 earned runs. And five times … Continue reading

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Royals have something to Crow about

Kevin Dunleavy

Former Nationals first-round draft choice Aaron Crow is the hottest fantasy league addition in recent days. With the demotion of Joakim Soria, after his third straight blown save … Continue reading

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Nats Game Day – vs. Phillies, 5/30/11

Nats (22-30) vs. Phillies (33-20)

What – Game #53

Where – Nationals Park

When – 1:05 p.m.

TV – MASN HD

Radio – WJFK-106.7 FM; WFED-1500 AM

So, say you’ve lost 12 of your last 16 games and are sputtering offensively. You’re trying to get going… Continue reading

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Nats Game Day – vs. Padres, 5/27/11

Nats (21-28) vs. Padres (20-30)

What – Game #50

Where – Nationals Park

When – 7:05 p.m.

TV – MASN HD

Radio – WJFK-106.7 FM; WFED-1500 AM

The Nationals are in a bad spot heading into a six-game homestand this Memorial Day weekend. They went 1-7 on… Continue reading

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Nats in world of hurt

Brian McNally

The Nationals wanted no part of the theory that 2011 was a throwaway year anyway thanks to Stephen Strasburg’s Tommy John … Continue reading

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Cause of death announced for Nats prospect

Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that Nationals prospect Yewri Guillen died from a brain infection, but one not caused by bacterial meningitis as originally diagnosed.

Instead, a severe sinus infection made its way into Guillen’s brain. Th… Continue reading

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Dunn not a hit in the AL so far

John Keim

Adam Dunn was a perfect fit in the American League. So went the scouting report. The ex-Washington Nationals star was a power … Continue reading

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