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2/5/2016 | Baker recalls lessons from Aaron, Gilliam

When Nationals manager Dusty Baker looks at the wall in his house in California, he is reminded that black history is celebrated every day, not just during Black History Month in February.


2/4/2016 | Nats hopeful Goodwin takes next step

After being chosen as a compensation pick in the 2011 MLB Draft and receiving a $3 million signing bonus, outfielder Brian Goodwin was projected to be the Nationals' leadoff hitter of the future. But a left shoulder injury and some struggles in the field have left Goodwin's future a little less clear.


2/3/2016 | Baker's journey to be chronicled in Network doc

Dusty Baker managed some good teams over the years, but he calls the 2016 Nationals the most talented team he's had. It helps that the team has outfielder Bryce Harper and right-hander Max Scherzer on the roster.


2/3/2016 | Pitching prospects with best combo of tools

Some pitchers get by with just one plus pitch. They get to the big leagues with an upper-90s fastball or a hammer curve. Those with a combination of the two have the chance to be extremely successful in some role at the highest level. It should come as no surprise, then, that Lucas Giolito of the Nationals and Julio Urias of the Dodgers have the best combination of pitching tools among all pitching prospects.


2/2/2016 | Nats agree with infielder Ryan on Minors deal

The Nationals added to their Spring Training roster on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with veteran infielder Brendan Ryan on a Minor League contract, the team announced.


2/2/2016 | Best package of tools among Top 100 Prospects

Ever since Byron Buxton started tearing up the low Class A Midwest League and emerging as baseball's best prospect in 2013, the Twins center fielder started drawing comparisons to Mike Trout. Trout had done the same three seasons earlier, earning parallels to Mickey Mantle. Veteran scouts said Trout had the best combination of tools they had seen in years. Now they're saying that Buxton has the best combo since Trout.


2/1/2016 | Who will protect Harper in Nats' lineup?

The Nationals have made some solid acquisitions this offseason. They added two left-handed hitters to balance the starting lineup, signing free-agent second baseman Daniel Murphy and trading for outfielder Ben Revere from the Blue Jays. By getting Revere, the Nationals have their leadoff hitter to replace Denard Span, who signed with the Giants.


2/1/2016 | Kent believes Baker will bring out best in Nats

Former Major Leaguer Jeff Kent expects Dusty Baker to have a successful run as manager of the Nationals. Kent said Baker will bring a comfortable atmosphere, which will allow the players to play the game the right way.