Washington Nationals Wiretap

Nationals Trying To Trade Derek Norris

Feb 24, 2017 6:48 AM

The Washington Nationals are looking to trade Derek Norris, according to other clubs.

Washington lost Wilson Ramos in free agency, but signed Matt Wieters recently and he figures to serve as the primary catcher.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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White Sox Want Pedro Severino From Nationals In David Robertson Trade

Feb 22, 2017 7:59 AM

The Chicago White Sox would trade David Robertson to the Washington Nationals and maybe even eat some of his salary if they receive Pedro Severino in return, according to a report.

Washington would rather include Derek Norris in a potential deal.

The two clubs were rumored to be close to a deal involving Robertson earlier this month.

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Tags: Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Matt Wieters Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Nationals

Feb 21, 2017 4:26 PM

The Washington Nationals have reached an agreement on a two-year deal with Matt Wieters, according to a source.

The contract is worth $21 million -- $10.5 million over each of the next two seasons. Wieters can opt out prior to the 2018 season.

Eddie Matz/ESPN

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

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Lucas Giolito: Trade To White Sox Was Like 'Breath Of Fresh Air'

Feb 20, 2017 7:06 AM

Lucas Giolito reacted favorably when the Washington Nationals traded him to the Chicago White Sox this offseason.

"The trade, to be honest with you," Giolito said, "was like an immediate breath of fresh air. I'm still young, and my career is just getting started, but last year I dealt with so much adversity. I moved up and down so many times between the big leagues and Triple-A last year, I never really got a feel. I never really settled in."

Giolito was ranked as one of baseball's top three prospects last year and made his Major League debut on June 28 against the New York Mets. The Nationals promoted and demoted him four times in 2016.

"Every start was like I have to do well or I'm going to get sent down to Triple-A," Giolito says. "The team wanted to win, and if I wasn't going to give them an opportunity to win, then they wouldn't want me there. It made sense.

"The Nationals really wanted a championship, and they still do. That's why I think they made all of the trades they did, to get guys who already are contributing at the big-league level and making an impact.

"I expected to make that impact too. It just didn't happen."

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor

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Nationals Agree To Terms With Adam Lind

Feb 13, 2017 4:22 PM

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a deal with Adam Lind, according to a report.

Lind clubbed 20 home runs for the Seattle Mariners in 2016.

Oliver Macklin/MLB

Tags: Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Nationals Were Close To Acquiring David Robertson From White Sox

Feb 13, 2017 8:45 AM

The Washington Nationals were closing in on a trade with the Chicago White Sox that would have landed them David Robertson last week, according to a report.

However, a Nationals official now says the two sides are in a stalemate and no deal is imminent.

The exact reason for the impasse isn't known, but it has been reported that the Nationals didn't want to absorb the $25 million remaining on Robertson's contract or give up quality prospects.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Washington Nationals, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tim Tebow Working Out With Daniel Murphy

Feb 6, 2017 8:17 AM

Tim Tebow will report to Minor League camp with the New York Mets next week.

Tebow hit .194/.264/.242 and struck out 20 times in 62 at-bats in the Arizona Fall League.

Tebow has been working out with Daniel Murphy. The pair live in the same neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida.

"It's not that we talk that much about the Mets organization, although they have been great to both of us," Tebow said. "It's just about the pursuit of baseball, the ins and outs. He is a total analyst of the game and works like crazy. For us, it's been going over the little things over and over and over again. Talking pitches, out of the hand, how we're picking stuff up. That's what Daniel does that's such a different level."

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor

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Nationals Sign Joe Nathan, Matt Albers To Contracts

Feb 1, 2017 10:29 AM

The Washington Nationals have attempted to bolster their bullpen by signing Joe Nathan and Matt Albers.

Both of the contracts are Minor League pacts.

Nathan will earn $1.25 million if he makes the Major League roster and incentives can push the value to $3 million.

Albers' deal carries a $1.15 million base salary with an additional $600,000 possible through incentives.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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

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Stephen Drew Agrees To $3.5M Deal With Nationals

Jan 27, 2017 7:52 AM

Stephen Drew has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Washington Nationals.

Drew has a chance to earn up to $1.25 million more in performance bonuses tied to the number of games he plays.

ESPN

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

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Angels, Nationals Remain Most Likely Suitors For Matt Wieters

Jan 24, 2017 7:37 AM

Matt Wieters remains unsigned as the clock ticks on Scott Boras' cautious timeline that the catcher would be a January signee.

The Los Angeles Angels and Washington Nationals remain the most likely landing spots for Wieters, who has spent his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles.

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

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Bryce Harper To Make $13.6M Next Season
Bryce Harper, who is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2018 season, will reportedly seek a deal north of $400 million.

ESPN

Max Scherzer Will Skip WBC With Injured Finger
The Nationals have announced that Max Scherzer has a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger.

ESPN.com

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

Washington Post

Several Clubs Interested In Brian Dozier
The Cardinals have joined the Dodgers, Nationals, and Giants in talks with the Twins about second baseman Brian Dozier.

MLB.com

Angels, Ben Revere Agree On One-Year, $4M Deal
Ben Revere hit .217 with two homers and 24 RBIs in 103 games for the Nationals last season.

ESPN.com

Many Expect Matt Wieters To Sign With Nationals
There is heavy speculation that the Nationals will sign Matt Wieters.

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Bryce Harper Marries Longtime Girlfriend
Nationals star Bryce Harper and Kayla Varner were married in San Diego this weekend.

ESPN.com

Dodgers, Kenley Jansen Agree To Five-Year, $80M Deal
Closer Kenley Jansen had better offers from both the Nationals and Marlins but decided to stay home and take less money.

ESPN.com

Strasburg Feels He Probably 'Abused Slider'
Stephen Strasburg said his new slider put stress on his pitching arm which resulted in the injury problems last season.

ESPN.com

Angels Trade Two Pitching Prospects To Nats For Danny Espinosa
The Angels sent right-handers Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin to the Nationals on Saturday.

ESPN.com

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.

ESPN.com

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.

ESPN.com

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.

MLB.com