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The Nationals Open the 2022 Season in Rebuild Mode

Three years removed from winning the World Series, the Nats are projected to be one of the worst teams in Major League Baseball.

First, the good news: Baseball is back. The Washington Nationals host the New York Mets in their season opener at 7:05 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 7, at Nationals Park. The Major League Baseball season was delayed by about a week after a lockout between the league and the MLB Players Association, but on March…

Nationals Manager Dave Martinez Feels Hopeful About the Team’s Rebuild

Expectations will be tempered against a stacked NL East and will battle to stay out of the cellar with the upstart Marlins and the Bryce Harper-led Phillies.

This season will be different than any other that Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez has experienced in his four previous seasons in D.C. The Nats enter a new era due to the departures of World Series champions Max Scherzer and Trea Turner last year and the recent retirement of the face of the franchise, Ryan…

Ryan Zimmerman’s Legacy Will Be Intertwined With the Nationals and Their Success

On and off the field, Zimmerman has been synonymous with the Nats and his legacy is intertwined with where the franchise is today.

Nearly two decades ago, my wife surprised me with a signed red-and-white Ryan Zimmerman No. 11 jersey for my birthday, and that jersey now hangs framed in our home office. It remains one of my most cherished sports memorabilia possessions. I was a fan of Zimmerman the baseball player before I covered the Nationals as a…

Elian Soto, Juan Soto’s Teenage Brother, Is Expected to Sign With the Nationals

Elian will be able to sign with the Nationals officially as early as January of 2023.

Elian Soto, the younger brother of Washington Nationals All-Star outfielder Juan Soto, plans to sign a deal to play for the Nationals, City Paper has learned. The New York Post reported last week that Elian intended to sign a deal with the New York Mets, but over the weekend, with advice from his older brother, the…

Juan Soto Was One of the Nationals’ Few Bright Spots During a Disappointing Season

“What you are seeing at 22 years old [with Soto is what] Barry Bonds was doing when he was elite as a 28 year old.”

While the Washington Nationals endured a mediocre season that ended Sunday with the franchise in a rebuilding mode, Juan Soto managed to put together an MVP-worthy year. Soto led or was close to the top in almost every offensive statistical category that matters and remained consistent for nearly six months despite not having a lineup,…