Category: Nationals


Ten Reasons for Nats Fans to be Optimistic in 2023

The Washington Nationals begin their 2023 season on Thursday vs the Atlanta Braves.
Since the championship season of 2019, reasons for pessimism continue to grow. On this opening week of the MLB season, I offer some reasons why Nationals fans can be optimistic about the upcoming season and beyond.

Opinion: Time to Move Patrick Corbin to the Bullpen

It’s early in the 2023 baseball pre-season. For Nationals left-handed starting pitcher Patrick Corbin, 33, it is no longer early in his career.  But I think moving Corbin to the Nats bullpen cannot happen soon enough.  What kind of bullpen role? Anything but “opener.”

Losing First True Owner is a True Loss for the Nationals

Ted Lerner, the first true owner of the Washington Nationals since baseball returned to Washington, DC, passed away on Sunday, February 12. Theodore N. Lerner was 97. Mr. Lerner, a lifelong Washington resident, succumbed to complications from pneumonia. As a young boy, Lerner attended Senators games at the old Griffith Stadium.

Ryan Zimmerman attended the Nats Hot Stove on January 28 at Nationals Park.

Hot Stove in the District

You can’t ignite the baseball hot stove season without a spark.  The Washington Nationals held their first Hot Stove session for full-season ticket holders since January of 2020 last Saturday at Nats Park.  Those in attendance on the concourse of the FIS Champions Club got an inside look at the upcoming season from an on the field and off the field perspective.   This edition will focus on the on-field stuff.

Nationals Sign Fourteen Internationals

The Washington Nationals signed 14 free agents on the first day of the international signing period on January 15. Six outfielders led the list by position, followed by three shortstops and three right-handed pitchers. One left-handed pitcher and one catcher completed the group.

Nationals sign free agent Corey Dickerson to One-Year Deal

The Washington Nationals fanned the flames of their not-so-hot stove by signing another free agent left-handed bat, Corey Dickerson, to a one-year contract. Dickerson, a ten-year veteran, will turn 34 in May. In 97 games with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2022, Dickerson hit .267 with 17 2B, 6 HR, and 27 RBI.

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