2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule
0-0, 4th in NL East
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9h

Nats agree on '21 deals with Soto, Turner, Bell

- NL batting champion Juan Soto, shortstop Trea Turner and first baseman Josh Bell agreed to 2021 contracts for substantial raises with the Washington Nationals on Friday, leaving the team with no players headed to arbitration.

2d

BBTN: Jesse Rogers on the Mets trading for Francisco Linder; Alex Avila on his godfather Tommy Lasorda; Hembo on position rankings

Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss Spring Training starting on schedule, Corey Kluber trying to prove that he’s healthy and the Mets trading for Francisco Lindor. Then, 12-year MLB veteran Alex Avila hops on to talk about his godfather Tommy Lasorda, staying patient in free agency, his outlook on another pandemic season and catching for Justin Verlander in Detroit. Later, Hembo quibbles with Buster’s top 10 position rankings.

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7d

Slugger Schwarber, Nationals reach 1-year deal

Kyle Schwarber, who hit just .188 with 11 home runs in 59 games for the Cubs during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Nationals. A source told ESPN that it is for $10 million.

Schwarber signs $10 million deal with Nationals (0:53)
6d
10d

BBTN: Boog Sciambi on his new gig as Cubs play-by-play man, Alden Gonzalez on the Padres-Dodgers arms race, Hembo on Trevor Story

Boog Sciambi joins Buster to discuss to being named the new play-by-play voice of the Chicago Cubs, his run-in with Harry Caray in a restroom, the Padres looking like a superhero team-up and the slow winter market. Then Alden Gonzalez stops by to talk about when Spring Training may start, the arms race between the Padres and Dodgers and if Los Angeles will re-sign Corey Seager or Cody Bellinger. Later, Hembo on no players being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals at an impasse and Trevor Story.

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
20d

Nats GM won't rule out reunion with Zimmerman

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says the team isn't ruling out a reunion with Ryan Zimmerman after acquiring slugger Josh Bell this week to play first base.

Nationals add big bat by trading for Josh Bell (0:45)
22d

Jeff Passan ESPN 

First baseman Josh Bell has been traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Washington Nationals, a source tells ESPN. Two young pitchers headed back to Pittsburgh.

30d

BBTN: Schoenfield on the MLB's recognition of the Negro League, Sarah Langs on Curt Schilling's HOF chances, Adam Ottavino on the photos he took turn the pandemic season

David Schoenfield and Buster discuss the Negro League’s recognition by MLB, Cleveland officially dropping the “Indians” nickname, the Mets, Phillies and Ranges hiring new GMs, standout moves from the offseason thus far and the continued labor strife. Then, Sarah Langs gets into Curt Schilling likely falling short of the Hall of Fame, Ke'Bryan Hayes’ under-the-radar season and another astounding Juan Soto stat. Later, Yankees reliever Adam Ottavino talks about his published photos from the pandemic-shortened season, his favorite pictures and D.J. LeMahieu.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo took the unusual step of talking about another team's player when he told reporters the Nats aren't interested in trading for Kris Bryant: “We haven't had a serious conversation about Kris Bryant in probably two years. He was not a big guy on our radar last year or this year. He's a great player but at this point and time of where we're at, and what we have in our farm system, and where we're going, we think we can allocate our dollars and prospect capital in another way”

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs29310th
Batting Average.2644th
On Base Percentage.3366th
Slugging Percentage.43311th
Earned Run Average5.0926th
Quality Starts16Tied-10th
WHIP1.5229th
BAA.27127th