The Astros to win the AL West? Sure, if you like easy money. How about Yasiel Puig for MVP or the Rangers to win a playoff game? Those are just two of the long shots our writers and reporters are eyeing.
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Kluber's cutter. Mad Max's change -- and three more unhittable weapons. We combine baseball's best stuff into one dominant ace.
Trea Turner led the National League in stolen bases last season, and Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez wants him to run even more. Turner was successful on 43 of 52 attempts last year.
The Baltimore Orioles have claimed catcher Pedro Severino off waivers from the Washington Nationals.
Jack McKeon, serving as a special adviser to Nationals GM Mike Rizzo, will spend the season in Washington. He'll help minor league managers and coaches, and he'll evaluate prospects.
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A little dig at the Washington Nationals from Bryce Harper? This is what he answered when asked whether it was good for homegrown stars to remain with the same team: "If any other guy can really do that, stick with one team for his whole career, it has to work on both sides. The Angels were able to make that happen. Colorado was able to make that happen for (Nolan) Arenado. When you're able to do that, it's special. If you're able to spend it with one team, it's very special. It's good for each organization. It's good for the game to be able to get a superstar player like that the amount of money that he got, and (Trout) is very deserving of that."
Before hearing from Nationals RP Sean Doolittle (31:43), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss A.J. Hinch's gripes, strength of schedule concerns, Carlos Gonzalez's signing & much more (8:11). Plus, Derrick Goold with some "Inside Heat" on the Cardinals' spring struggles (37:20).
Nationals outfielder Michael A. Taylor will miss "a significant amount of time" due to a sprained left knee and sprained left hip, manager Dave Martinez said Friday.
Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper and ... Matt Adams? With big bucks now at stake, we asked our writers which eight sluggers they would want swinging for the fences.
From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?
Buster welcomes David Schoenfield to discuss the latest agreement between MLB & the players, Ronald Acuna Jr.'s hot spring and more (4:51). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (28:43) and Eduardo Perez on his biggest takeaways from the spring thus far (34:00).
The Rookie of the Year runner-up put up historic numbers as a teenager. Now 20, he's the new heart of the Nats' lineup -- and drawing comparisons not just to his former teammate but also to Mike Trout.
A major shake-up brings a new crew of All-Stars to the forefront, with some of the game's biggest names on the outside looking in.
The Nationals have agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Tony Sipp, who played for Houston last year.
You picked who? Where? We break down some of the questions to come out of the rankings -- and ask you to weigh in as well.
Leading off our countdown of the game's best, youngsters duel with historic greats. Which players landed on the back half of our list?
Before hearing from new Angels P Matt Harvey (26:32), Buster & Keith Law discuss front office strategy when it comes to valuable players and much more (3:09). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (34:29) and Tim Keown on his recent ESPN the Magazine cover story on Bryce Harper (39:48).
Just over two weeks before Opening Day, two prominent free agents remain available. We find realistic landing spots and outside-the-box fits for both pitchers.
Manager Dave Martinez made official on Monday what most already assumed: Ace Max Scherzer will be the first to get the ball for the Nationals.
In 2012, each of the major sports teams in the nation's capital had a superstar. Here's a look at what they accomplished.