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Rizzo not looking for outside help despite injuries

VIERA, Fla. — Though it appears his team will be forced to open the season without any of its 1-2-3 hitters, projected fourth outfielder or possibly its top setup man, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Sunday he’s not looking outside the organization right now for roster reinforcements. 478 more words

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Nats have decision to make on Taylor

Three weeks ago, back when he didn’t think he’d be looking for an Opening Day center fielder, Nationals manager Matt Williams noted the progress Michael Taylor had made over the previous 12 months and how that left the top prospect on the cusp of the big-league roster. 713 more words

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Baseball Community Love

Slowly but surely, The Cleat Report is becoming more of a reflection on my progress as a baseball fan, follower, and writer. Calling myself a baseball writer feels funny, though. 329 more words

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Nats injury concern meter

As you stare out the window this morning and see snow falling in the D.C. area, it’s difficult to believe they’ll be playing a real baseball game here in a mere 17 days. 1,368 more words

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Washington Nationals: Model Franchise Builder?

In 2010, the Washington Nationals finished the season with a 69-93 record, good for last in the NL East and the third worst record in the entire National League. 1,117 more words

Matt Williams on Anthony Rendon's knee injury: "You do run out of time eventually"

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon remains out of action with a sprained ligament in his left knee more than a week after what the team initially believed would be a 2-3 day injury. 114 more words

VIDEO: Mark on Span's injury

Denard Span’s surgery this week came as a surprise to many, as it will likely keep him out for the rest of spring training. The Nationals may have to begin the 2015 season without their leadoff hitter, who has been so good at setting the table over the last two seasons. 30 more words

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