Things Nats fans have to be thankful for

It's arrived - my favorite holiday of the year. Thanksgiving is a time for me to meet up with old friends, spend time with family, lay around watching football all day and smell the fantastic food my mom is cooking up in the kitchen. And then later on, I get to demolish said food. It's also a time, of course, to realize what we're thankful ... read more

Fedde takes a step forward in rehab process

I feel like Nationals fans got a pretty good idea of the type of player and teammate that Adam LaRoche is over the last four years. And so it shouldn't surprise people that after signing a two-year, $25 million deal with the White Sox, LaRoche - who won a Gold Glove at first base just three seasons ago and was a finalist for another in ... read more

Nats players spread the wealth

Each year, teams that make the playoffs are given a bonus, a financial reward for reaching the postseason. The bonus pool that each team receives depends on how deep into that playoffs that team advances, and the amount that each player receives is based upon how generous the group is as a whole. Typically, this bonus amount ranges from what it would cost to buy ... read more

What Williams learned in 2014

We've got lots of action on the hot stove this morning. And all of it is coming out of Boston.'s Ken Rosenthal reported last night that Hanley Ramirez is flying to Beantown today to finalize a contract with the Red Sox, one that will be in the five-year, $90 million range. Ramirez got his start in the Red Sox organization before being traded to ... read more

Desmond and Rendon getting noticed nationally

Nationals fans know what they have in Ian Desmond and Anthony Rendon. They know that Desmond has won three straight Silver Slugger awards among National League shortstops, and in those three years, that he has hit 69 homers, driven in 244 runs and posted an impressive slash line of .275/.326/.462. He's also mixed in some speed with his power, stealing 66 bags over the last ... read more

LaRoche lands in Chicago

We knew that Adam LaRoche wouldn't be returning to the Nationals for the 2015 season. Now we know where the 35-year-old first baseman will be suiting up for the next two years. LaRoche has agreed to terms on a two-year, $25 million deal with the White Sox, a contract that was first reported by USA Today's Bob Nightengale. The deal will give LaRoche a hitter-friendly ... read more

Nats sign right-hander Bruce Billings to minor league deal

The Nationals have signed right-hander Bruce Billings to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring training, the team announced today. Billings, 29, was a 30th-round pick of the Rockies in the 2007 draft. He's appeared in just five big league games in his career, allowing 12 earned runs in 11 innings. He made one appearance for the Yankees in 2014, allowing ... read more

On the 40-man decisions and trade rumors

Pedro Florimon, we hardly knew ye. The utility infielder, who the Nationals claimed off waivers from the Twins in mid-September, is now heading to the Pirates after Pittsburgh claimed him off waivers yesterday. Three organizations in a little over two months. The life of a professional baseball player can be an interesting one. The Nationals set their 40-man roster yesterday, adding A.J. Cole, Brian Goodwin, ... read more