Washington Nationals Wiretap

Bryce Harper To Make $13.6M Next Season

Jan 13, 2017 4:12 PM

The Washington Nationals have agreed to a one-year, $13.625 million deal with Bryce Harper for the 2017 season.

The agreement allowed the two sides to avoid arbitration.

Harper, who is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2018 season, will reportedly seek a deal north of $400 million.


Tags: Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Max Scherzer Will Skip WBC With Injured Finger

Jan 10, 2017 2:07 AM

NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer revealed Monday that he pitched at the end of last season with an injured finger on his throwing hand and now will skip the World Baseball Classic.

The Nationals initially announced Monday on Twitter that their right-hander has a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger, without offering any details of the problem.


Tags: Washington Nationals, Injury, Misc Rumor

Nationals Maintain Interest In Matt Wieters

Dec 30, 2016 8:28 AM

The Washington Nationals continue to have interest in Matt Wieters if he lowers his asking price.

Washington isn't heavily pursuing Wieters currently because they want the catcher to lower his demands in terms of both years and dollars.

Washington Post

Tags: Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Several Clubs Interested In Brian Dozier

Dec 27, 2016 12:55 AM

Coming off a season in which he set the AL record for home runs by a second baseman, Brian Dozier has been the center of trade talks since the Winter Meetings. The Dodgers have been in talks with the Twins to try and acquire his services, but Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News in Minnesota reports Los Angeles is not alone.

The Cardinals have joined the Dodgers as a team that is "very much" in the running to land Dozier, according to Wolfson, who added the Nationals and Giants also "remain in dialogue" with the Twins.


Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Angels, Ben Revere Agree On One-Year, $4M Deal

Dec 24, 2016 2:08 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed with outfielder Ben Revere on a one-year deal worth $4 million, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney.


Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Many Expect Matt Wieters To Sign With Nationals

Dec 19, 2016 7:48 AM

There is heavy speculation that the Washington Nationals will sign Matt Wieters.

The Nationals acquired Derek Norris in a trade with the San Diego Padres, but it was noted at the time that they could flip Norris if Wieters is eventually signed.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Bryce Harper Marries Longtime Girlfriend

Dec 19, 2016 1:14 AM

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper has married his longtime girlfriend, according to a post on his Instagram page.

Harper and his wife, Kayla Varner, were married at the San Diego Mormon Temple this weekend.


Tags: Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor

Dodgers, Kenley Jansen Agree To Five-Year, $80M Deal

Dec 13, 2016 2:39 AM

Kenley Jansen and the Dodgers have agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal, a Dodgers source confirmed to ESPN's Jim Bowden on Monday.

Jansen had a trio of teams chasing him as finalists for his services: the Nationals, Marlins and Dodgers. League sources told Bowden that Jansen had better offers from both the Nationals and Marlins but wanted to stay home and was willing to take less to do it.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Strasburg Feels He Probably 'Abused Slider'

Dec 12, 2016 1:24 AM

Stephen Strasburg said relying too much on his new slider put stress on his pitching arm and contributed to the injury problems that sidelined him during the second half of last season and the playoffs.

"I fell in love with it," the Nationals right-hander said Sunday at the team's annual fan festival, "because it was working, especially the first half. I mean, it was a quick out."


Tags: Washington Nationals, Injury, Misc Rumor

Angels Trade Two Pitching Prospects To Nats For Danny Espinosa

Dec 11, 2016 2:19 AM

The Angels acquired middle infielder Danny Espinosa from the Nationals for two minor league pitchers Saturday night.

The Angels sent right-handers Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin to the Nationals for Espinosa, who presumably lost his starting job when Washington obtained outfielder Adam Eaton from the White Sox on Wednesday -- a move that means NL Rookie of the Year runner-up Trea Turner will go from from center field back to his natural position at shortstop.


Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Nats Send Three Pitching Prospects To White Sox For Adam Eaton
The Nationals have sent pitchers Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning to the White Sox.


Nationals Aren't Looking For Starter After Missing Out On Chris Sale
Chris Sale was the only starting pitcher the Nationals were interested in and they won't pursue any other rotation options, according to a report.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Nationals Now Targeting Jose Quintana From White Sox
After missing out on Chris Sale, the Nationals are now interested in acquiring Jose Quintana from the White Sox.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Nationals, White Sox Deep In Talks On Chris Sale Trade
Negotiations currently have the Nationals sending Lucas Giolito, Victor Robles and a low-level minor leaguer to the White Sox for Chris Sale.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Nationals Preparing To Lose Bryce Harper After 2018
Bryce Harper and the Nationals have been far apart on extension talks as he's seeking a 10-year deal worth more than $400 million.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Nationals, White Sox Meeting To Discuss Chris Sale
The Nationals have increased their efforts to acquire Chris Sale and were scheduled to meet with the White Sox to discuss the ace on Monday, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Pirates Seek Giolito, Robles From Nationals In Andrew McCutchen Deal
The Nationals declined the offer involving the two top prospects.

Rob Biertempfel/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Giants, Mark Melancon Agree To Four-Year, $62M Deal
Mark Melancon finished with a combined 47 saves and 1.64 ERA in 71⅓ innings over his 75 appearances, for the Pirates and Nationals last season.


Nationals Seeking Trades For Both Andrew McCutchen, Chris Sale
The Braves are believed to be Washington's main competition for Chris Sale.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Mark Melancon Has Multiple Long-Term Offers
The Giants, Nationals, and possibly one other team have reportedly made four year offers for free-agent closer Mark Melancon.


M's, Marc Rzepczynski Agree To Two-Year, $11M Deal
Lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski posted a 2.64 ERA in 47 2/3 innings last year with the A's and Nationals.


Nationals, Pirates Have 'Ramped Up' Andrew McCutchen Talks
There have been indications that the Nationals would like to conclude talks as soon as Thursday.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Pirates 'Almost Certain' To Trade Andrew McCutchen
Andrew McCutchen is signed for $14 million in 2017 with a $14.5 million club option for 2018.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello Earn Cy Young Honors
Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello were named the Cy Young winners of the National and American League, respectively, on Wednesday night.

RealGM Staff Report

Nationals Inquire With White Sox About Chris Sale
Chris Sale has three years and $37.5 million remaining on his contract.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Nationals Have No Plans To Trade Gio Gonzalez
Gio Gonzalez will earn $12 million in 2017 and has a vesting option at the same price for 2018 if he logs 180 innings next season.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

Nationals, Chris Helsey Agree To One-Year, $1.4M Deal
Chris Helsey hit nine home runs last season for the Nationals.


Pirates, Nationals Discussed Andrew McCutchen Trade In July
The Pirates and Nationals discussed at length a trade that would have involved Andrew McCutchen in July, according to Ken Rosenthal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Nationals Expected To Pick Up Gio Gonzalez's Option
Gio Gonzalez's contract includes a team option at $12 million for the 2017 season.

Chelsea James/Washington Post

Bryce Harper Unlikely To Play In World Baseball Classic
Bryce Harper will likely decline the opportunity to play for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic, according to sources.

Chelsea James/Washington Post