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A note of gratitude
As the Washington Times drops its sports section after tomorrow, I'd like to thank everybody who made this newspaper such an invigorating place to cover sports.
Farewell, and thanks
This is the blog post I hoped never to have to write.
Nats sign Bruntlett, Whitesell
Washington adds a middle infielder and a first baseman on minor league deals.
The Capps effect
The signing of closer Matt Capps early this morning completes a dramatic makeover of the Nats' bullpen.
Nats close to signing Capps
The Cubs don't expect to get the free agent closer, so that leaves Washington as his likely landing spot. A deal could be wrapped up tonight.
Meet Jason Marquis
The Nats' newest pitcher is a workhorse from Staten Island who does a lot of little things well but rarely blows you away. He can't wait, though, to instill his wisdom on the rest of Washington's pitching staff.
How the Nats' rotation looks now
With the Nationals' signing of right-hander Jason Marquis to what's believed to be a two-year contract worth $15 million, the team has the veteran starter they've been after all winter. It's not a guarantee the Nationals are done shopping for pitching before spring training, but if it is, here's how the rotation might look on Opening Day:
Nats announce 2010 ticket prices
The Nationals announced their single-game ticket prices for 2010 today, cutting prices on 3,000 seats while holding all others steady, expanding the number of value dates and introducing lower-cost parking options around Nationals Park.
Nats sign six to minor-league deals
The Nationals announced Tuesday afternoon they have signed six players to minor-league contracts: right-handed pitchers Joel Peralta, Logan Kensing and Ryan Speier, catcher Jamie Burke, infielder Pete Orr and outfielder Jerry Owens.
Selig appoints committee to address on-field issues
MLB commissioner has assembled 14 current or former managers, GMs and executives to tackle a variety of issues affecting the sport.
Nats re-sign Olsen
One day after getting non-tendered, left-hander Scott Olsen re-signs a one-year, incentive-laden contract with Washington.
It's official: Olsen, MacDougal non-tendered
GM Mike Rizzo elected not to tender contracts to Scott Olsen or Mike MacDougal, but Wil Nieves will return in 2010.
Olsen, Nieves likely to be non-tendered
The Nats aren't expected to tender Scott Olsen or Wil Nieves a contract before tonight's midnight deadline, but there's a good chance both players could be re-signed to lesser deals.
Rodriguez: I can play every day
The Nats' newest addition insists he's capable of being the starting catcher over the full season. GM Mike Rizzo's not sure, but he's happy to hear Pudge say it.
Pudge press conference bumped to 2 p.m. [UPDATED]
The Nats will formally introduce their newest catcher (a future Hall of Famer) at Nationals Park.