Washington Nationals Wiretap

Bryant, Longoria Frustrated That Harper, Machado Remain Unsigned

Jan 19, 2019 1:22 AM

Cubs star Kris Bryant and Giants third baseman Evan Longoria both expressed frustration for free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, who remain unsigned with less than a month to go before spring training begins.



Tags: Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Joe Maddon: Bryce Harper To Cubs Is 'Not Going To Happen'

Jan 17, 2019 8:05 AM

The Chicago Cubs have a limited budget this offseason, but had been expected to be players for Bryce Harper for several years.

Harper is best friends with Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and has a dog named Wrigley.

Joe Maddon has further refuted the possibility of Harper signing with the Cubs,

"Not going to happen," Maddon said at the club's annual fan convention.

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Tags: Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Brian Dozier, Nationals Agree Upon One-Year, $9M Deal

Jan 11, 2019 7:50 AM

The Washington Nationals have reached an agreement on a one-year, $9 million deal with Brian Dozier, according to sources.

Dozier, 31, got off to a slow start with the Minnesota Twins and was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 31.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Momentum Building Toward Nationals Re-Signing Bryce Harper

Jan 10, 2019 8:21 AM

There is momentum building toward Bryce Harper returning to the Washington Nationals, according to a source.

Harper is set to meet with the Philadelphia Phillies this week in Las Vegas, but the Phillies appear to be increasing their pursuit of Manny Machado.

Mark Feinsand/MLB

Tags: Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Nationals, Bryce Harper Met For Five Hours Before Christmas

Jan 3, 2019 7:56 AM

Bryce Harper and his agent, Scott Boras, met with the Washington Nationals for five hours on the Saturday before Christmas, according to a report.

The meeting took place with Nationals owner Ted Lerner.

It was reported on Wednesday that Harper's free agency could linger into February.

Washington offered Harper a 10-year, $300 million deal during the final week of the regular season and it remains unclear if it's still on the table.

Chelsea James/Washington Post

Tags: Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Bryce Harper's Free Agency Could Go Into February

Jan 2, 2019 11:15 AM

Bryce Harper's free agency could extend into February, according to a source.

Harper continues to wait for a contract he deems suitable.

The Washington Nationals previously offered Harper a 10-year, $300 million contract. Harper has met multiple times with reps from the Nationals and there remains a possibility of him re-signing.

The Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox are the other two teams prepared to make a similar offer to Harper.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Nationals Haven't Ruled Out Re-Signing Bryce Harper

Jan 2, 2019 8:11 AM

The Washington Nationals haven't ruled out bringing back Bryce Harper.

While they could still re-sign Harper, the Nationals are also preparing themselves for life without him.

According to report, the Nationals approached Harper with a $300 million offer during the 2018 season.

Jamal Collier/MLB.com

Tags: Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Nationals Reach Two-Year, $19M Deal With Anibal Sanchez

Dec 21, 2018 7:58 AM

The Washington Nationals have agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with Anibal Sanchez, according to multiple reports.

Sanchez is the second pitcher the Nationals have signed this offseason. They landed Patrick Corbin on a six-year, $140 million deal earlier this earlier.

The 34-year-old had a 2.83 ERA in 24 starts for the Atlanta Braves last season.


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

Dodgers Interested In Bryce Harper On Short-Term Deal

Dec 17, 2018 10:43 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have interest in signing Bryce Harper in free agency, but sources say they do not want him on the type of long-term, record-setting contract Scott Boras is seeking.

The Dodgers could look to sign Harper on a short-term deal with a high average salary and opt-outs. But the Dodgers already have too many outfielders and they also have luxury tax concerns.

Matt Kemp or Yasiel Puig could be dealt to the Reds.

The Dodgers are currently committed to Cody Bellinger center.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Matt Adams Returns To Nationals

Dec 16, 2018 12:48 AM

First baseman Matt Adams is returning to the Washington Nationals on a one-year, $4 million deal, according to multiple reports.

The left-handed slugger finished last season with the St. Louis Cardinals after being waived by the Nationals in a salary dump in August.


Tags: Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Red Sox Owe Nearly $12M In Luxury Tax
The only other MLB team that owes is the Nationals, who must pay $2.3M.


Nationals Trade Tanner Roark To Reds
The Nationals have traded Tanner Roark to the Reds for right-hander Tanner Rainey.

Associated Press

Phillies To Meet With Agents For Bryce Harper, Manny Machado
According to sources, the Phillies prefer signing Manny Machado to Bryce Harper.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Nationals Don't Expect To Re-Sign Bryce Harper
The Nationals don't expect to re-sign Bryce Harper, says owner Mark Lerner.


Patrick Corbin Agrees To Six-Year Deal With Nationals
Patrick Corbin is a two-time All-Star.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Indians Trade Yan Gomes To Nationals
The Indians acquire pitcher Jefry Rodriguez, outfielder Daniel Johnson, and a player to be named from the Nationals.


Nationals Meet With Patrick Corbin
Patrick Corbin also recently met with the Phillies and he's expected to sit down with the Yankees as well.

Jamal Collier/MLB

Nationals, Kurt Suzuki Agree To Two-Year Deal
The Nationals have agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with Kurt Suzuki.


Phillies, Dodgers Considered Favorites To Sign Bryce Harper
The Giants and White Sox have been linked to Bryce Harper, but are considered longshots.

RealGM Staff Report

Nationals' Ownership Rejected Bryce Harper Trade To Astros
The Nationals would have acquired J.B. Bukauskas and two other prospects from the Astros.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Dodgers Claimed Bryce Harper, Offered Yasiel Puig In Trade
The Dodgers attempted to acquire Bryce Harper before the non-waiver trade deadline in July and again in August when they claimed him off waivers.

Jorge Castillo/L.A. Times

Nationals, Bryce Harper Remain Open To Future Negotiations
Bryce Harper may have rejected a 10-year, $300 million deal from the Nationals on the final day of the regular season, but that doesn't necessarily mean his tenure with the club is over.

Jamal Collier/MLB

Bryce Harper Rejected 'Aggressive Offer' From Nationals
The Nationals made a contract offer to Bryce Harper late in the season to try and prevent him from becoming a free agent.


Red Sox, Nationals Only Clubs To Exceed Luxury Tax
The Red Sox and Nationals were the only two clubs to exceed the $197 million luxury tax threshold this season.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Seven Players Receive Qualifying Offers
In six years, only five of the 73 players issued a qualifying offer have accepted it.


Nationals Exercise $6M Option On Sean Doolittle
The Nationals have exercised a $6 million club option on closer Sean Doolittle for next season.

Associated Press

Scott Boras Jokingly Claims Bryce Harper Has Deal In Place
Bryce Harper becomes a free agent ten days from now since the World Series is complete.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Nationals Likely To Retain Entire Coaching Staff
Dave Martinez will be entering the second year of a three-year deal with a team option for a fourth.

Chelsea James/Washington Post

Nationals Acquire Kyle Barraclough From Marlins
The Nationals have acquired Kyle Barraclough from the Marlins for an unknown amount of international bonus money.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Bryce Harper Says He Wants To Remain With Nationals
Bryce Harper opened up about his upcoming free agency in a lengthy interview with the Washington Post this week, challenging the assumption that he's sure to leave the Nationals.

Barry Svrluga/Washington Post