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2019 Schedule
Why are Machado and Harper still unsigned? (1:34)
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4d

Nationals avoid arbitration with Rendon, Turner

The Washington Nationals avoided arbitration with two star infielders, reaching an $18.8 million deal with Anthony Rendon and a $3,725,000 agreement with Trea Turner.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals getting Brian Dozier on a one-year, $9 million deal could be one of the best bargains of the winter. Dozier hit just .215 in 2018 as he played through a lingering knee injury, but he's just one year removed from a 34-homer, 4.5-WAR season, so don't rule out a nice bounceback. With the signings of Patrick Corbin and Anibal Sanchez and big upgrades at catcher in Yan Gomes and Kurt Suzuki, and now Dozier, the Nationals have had a great offseason. At the moment, they look like the NL East favorites -- and that's without Bryce Harper, who could still end up back in D.C.

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12dBradford Doolittle

MLB stock watch: Midwinter winners and losers

Halfway through the offseason, we look at which teams have gained ground, which have fallen back and what moves could be made to shift things further.

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13d

Sanchez's Nats deal includes bonuses for starts

Anibal Sanchez can earn an additional $2 million in bonuses for starts in each of the next two seasons as part of his $19 million, two-year contract with the Washington Nationals, a deal that could be worth $33 million over three years.

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29d

Indians add Monasterio to cap Gomes-Nats deal

The Indians have acquired infielder Andruw Monasterio, the player to be named later, in the trade that sent All-Star catcher Yan Gomes to the Nationals.

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30dDavid Schoenfield

The state of the starting pitching market

A look at who is still available in free agency, who could be involved in a trade, and the teams that could use a rotation upgrade.

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31d

Reports: Nationals bring back 1B Matt Adams

The Nationals stayed busy this offseason by bringing back first baseman Matt Adams on a one-year deal, according to reports. Adams hit 18 home runs in 94 games for the Nats last season before going to St. Louis on a waiver claim in August.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Talking with new Cincinnati Reds starter Tanner Roark, who is in Las Vegas by cell phone voice only.

Boras: Harper focused on World Series goals, not location (1:10)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Reds have been searching for a veteran starting pitcher and got one in Tanner Roark from the Nationals in exchange for reliever Tanner Rainey, the never-before-seen Tanner-for-Tanner trade. Roark has pitched 180 innings each of the past three seasons and gave the Nationals some reliable innings, but now they have two big holes at the back of the rotation. They do, however, save an estimated $8.5 million in salary. Reds GM Dick Williams, meanwhile, says the Reds are still hoping to do more. Sonny Gray remains a possibility and Buster Olney reports the Reds have interest in Marcus Stroman.

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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