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Wieters' offseason prep delayed by cut wrist

Matt Wieters says he thinks his chance to find a deal in free agency and his offseason preparation were delayed after he cut his left wrist severely by breaking a glass water container.

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BBTN: Contentious relationship developing?

Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian discuss the contentious relationship brewing between Rob Manfred and the MLBPA, Matt Wieters' deal in Washington and more. Plus, a conversation with Orioles closer Zach Britton, Maria Torres of the KC Star and the Marlins' reaction to Jose Fernandez's toxicology report.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Newest Nationals catcher Matt Wieters averaged 144 games and 22 home runs from 2011 to 2013, but has averaged only 75 games and 10 home runs in the last 3 seasons.

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The bar has been set

Per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the following are the eight highest 2017 over-under win totals across all MLB teams. Story

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Matt Wieters is the 11th Scott Boras client on the Nationals! Almost half the roster - but about two-thirds of the payroll (over $110M)

Jim Bowden ESPN Baseball Analyst 

Matt Wieters becomes 11th Scott Boras client on Washington Nationals active roster, that group will earn over $100m about 2/3 of their total 2017 team payroll.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats skipper Dusty Baker on catcher Matt Wieters, who's agreed to a two-year, $21 million deal with Washington that includes an opt-out after 2017.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Matt Wieters is unlikely to push the needle much for the Nationals, as he owns a .302 OBP over the past four seasons and the metrics suggest he's a poor pitch-framer. He's probably better than Derek Norris at the plate, but his OPS last year was actually just league average for a catcher. Big name, but not that good.

Jim Bowden ESPN Baseball Analyst 

Matt Wieters deal is 2017 10.5 2018 10.5 with player opt out with Nationals

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BBTN: Turner On Regaining Comfort At SS

Nationals SS Trea Turner talks to Buster Olney about regaining comfort in the infield this season, developing a relationship with Daniel Murphy, his plate approach and more.

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Wieters reaches 2-year deal with Nationals

Catcher Matt Wieters, who has 117 career home runs, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Nationals, who are looking to replace All-Star Wilson Ramos.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

A team that has been talking with the White Sox says they've been waiting for Nats to sign Matt Wieters to rekindle David Robertson trade talks. White Sox need a catcher. Derek Norris or Pedro Severino could be a fit.

Jim Bowden ESPN Baseball Analyst 

Washington Nationals are close to signing all star catcher Matt Wieters on a guaranteed 2-year deal with a player opt out after year 1. Scott Boras negotiated the deal with both the owner and GM according to sources. Salary has not been revealed. Deal was first reported by Fanrag Sports.

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Scherzer's wife threw away no-hitter jersey (1:53)
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Harper shows Randy Scott around Nats' clubhouse (3:22)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats star Bryce Harper on the what-have-you-done-lately mentality: "You're only as good as your last at-bat. So ripping a single through the hole against Jansen, I guess I'm pretty dang good."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats slugger ?Daniel Murphy admits to being a FanGraphs geek and is all about launch angle. "Optimally about 25 degrees at 98 miles an hour. Those are home runs. We've kinda been given some of the answers to the test."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Despite national attention for his eye-popping rookie season, Nats SS Trea Turner says people still have no clue who he is. "Me and Bryce went to a pizza place last night. He was taking pictures with everyone. I was just sitting there."

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

A day after putting his Opening Day status in question, Nats ace Max Scherzer throws off flat ground.

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Questions linger about Scherzer's Opening Day availability (1:13)

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.512nd
Quality Starts924th
WHIP1.193rd
BAA.2343rd
Runs7638th
Batting Average.25617th
On Base Percentage.32610th
Slugging Percentage.42611th

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