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2018 Schedule
82-80, 2nd in NL East
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2d

Nationals owner doesn't expect Harper to re-sign

Nationals owner Mark Lerner said he has told Bryce Harper that the team has maxed out its offer to the free-agent outfielder. "I really don't expect him to come back," Lerner said.

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4dDavid Schoenfield

Where things stand with Bryce Harper sweepstakes

With the winter meetings upcoming in Harper's hometown of Las Vegas, we look at the free-agent outfielder's quest for baseball's biggest contract.

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5d

Reports: Corbin, Nats reach 6-year, $140M deal

All-Star Patrick Corbin, who was 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA and 246 strikeouts for the Diamondbacks last season, has reportedly reached a six-year, $140M deal with the Nationals.

Kurkjian on Corbin: Nationals are going for it again (0:58)
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9d

Indians deal All-Star catcher Gomes to Nationals

The Nationals were in need of a new catcher, and now they have two after acquiring All-Star Yan Gomes in a trade with the Indians. The Nats also signed Kurt Suzuki last week.

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11dDavid Schoenfield

Way-too-early 2019-20 MLB free-agent rankings

While this winter's crop searches for new homes, we look ahead to the big decisions that loom for some of the game's top stars -- Nolan Arenado, Chris Sale, Paul Goldschmidt and Gerrit Cole among them.

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18dDavid Schoenfield

The top offseason priority for all 30 MLB teams

Your favorite team probably isn't going to get Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. But another move -- maybe for a top pitcher -- could make all the difference this winter.

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24d

O's-Nats TV dispute back before baseball panel

The dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees returned to a committee of baseball executives Thursday after a lengthy court fight.

24d

BBTN: Harper's Future, Awards, Cubs' Stunner?

Buster & Bob Nightengale discuss MLB awards season, Bryce Harper's future, their expectations for the hot stove and much more (4:32). Plus, some Inside Heat on the Red Sox from Alex Spier (23:26), on the Cubs from Jesse Rogers (33:16), and an interview with NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (42:38).

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In a year of big production from budding National League stars, Ronald Acuña Jr. wins NL Rookie of the Year, beating second-place finisher Juan Soto of the Nats and Dodgers starter Walker Buehler. The Atlanta outfielder hit .293 with a .917 OPS and 26 homers in 111 games and earned 27 of 30 first-place votes.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.0415th
Quality Starts83Tied-13th
WHIP1.2510th
BAA.24211th
Runs7718th
Batting Average.2549th
On Base Percentage.3352nd
Slugging Percentage.41910th