The Nats may not been done acquiring bullpen help

Nats GM Mike Rizzo told the Junkies that they are very happy about gaining Ryan Madison and Sean Doolittle but wouldn't be opposed to getting more help.


Mike Rizzo talks Nats bullpen additions

The Nats acquired Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle to help out their bullpen and GM Mike Rizzo said they were the veteran help the team was looking for.

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Wieters gets standing ovation in first trip back to Baltimore
Matt Wieters made his return to Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Monday and got the ovation he deserves. 
Ryan Zimmerman heads back to the dugout after hitting a two run home run agains the Philadelphia Phillies
Zimmerman off to a blistering start to 2017
Ryan Zimmerman is absolutely crushing the ball right now and the numbers are staggering. 
Nationals bullpen blows another late-inning lead
Freddy Galvis hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 comeback win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
Ryan Zimmerman
Zimmerman homer leads Nats past Phillies 6-2
Ryan Zimmerman led the Nats offense Saturday against the Phillies, filling in while Bryce Harper is benched with a groin injury.
Strasburg hits 2nd career homer, but leaves early
Stephen Strasburg had quite the roller coaster of a night as he hit his 2nd career home run, but left early with a calf strain.
Watch Strasburg mash a tater in Philadelphia
Stephen Strasburg hit his first home run of the season for the Nationals in Philadelphia.
Another Nationals reliever headed to 10-day DL
The Nationals have struggled in the bullpen so far in 2017, both on the field and in the training room. Sammy Solis and Koda Glover have already landed on the 10-day DL. Well, time to add a new name to the...
Scherzer returns to form in Nats' win
Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 11 to bounce back from his worst outing this season, and the Washington Nationals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Thursday.
Zimmerman, Turner lead Nats to 2-1 victory over D'Backs
Ryan Zimmerman doubled in the go-ahead run, Jacob Turner worked four innings of scoreless relief and the Nationals beat the Diamondbacks 2-1 Wednesday.
Rizzo on Zimmerman and Rendon having huge games
Nats GM Mike Rizzo is just as impressed with Ryan Zimmerman and Anthony Rendon as Nats fans are.
Nats GM Mike Rizzo on Adam Eaton injury
Nats GM Mike Rizzo gave the Junkies an update on Adam Eaton's injury.
Tanner Roark
Nats give up 3 HRs in loss to Dbacks
The Diamondbacks bounced back from an early deficit to beat the high-scoring Nationals 6-3 on Tuesday night.
A look at Ryan Zimmerman and the Nats' amazing first month
If April is any indicator of how this season is going to go for the Nationals, DC is in for a wild ride.
Matz sees Nats being OK without Eaton
MLB writer Eddie Matz doesn't see losing Adam Eaton as "devastating"
Anthony Rendon hits a home run against the New York Mets in the eighth inning at Nationals Park
Nationals set scoring record
Behind Anthony Rendon's 10 RBIs, the Nationals pounded the Mets with 23 runs to close the series.
Adam Eaton
Eaton has torn ACL, will miss rest of season
Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season, it was reported Saturday.
Bryce Harper
Nationals drop 2nd straight to Mets
Michael Conforto hit two home runs and slumping Jose Reyes also connected, leading the New York Mets over the Washington Nationals 5-3 Saturday.
Adam Eaton carried off the field in Nats loss
Down two runs in the bottom of the ninth, at home to your division rival and the Nationals lose Adam Eaton to injury.
Turner, Zimmerman put on another show at mile-high
Bryce Harper was unstoppable, Ryan Zimmerman hit another HR and Trea Turner nearly hit for the cycle ... again.
Koda Glover on Nats 10 day DL list
Nationals place Koda Glover on DL list due to his hip injury 
Mike Rizzo isn't concerned about the Nationals bullpen
Even though the Nationals bullpen has given up a ton of runs in the first two games of the series in Colorado, general manager Mike Rizzo isn't concerned about his relievers going forward.
Cold weather be damned, Turner hits for cycle
Trea Turner became the first Nationals player to hit for the cycle since 2008, and did it in near-freezing temperatures too.
Bryce Harper named NL player of the week
Bryce Harper was named National League Player of the Week for the insane numbers he posted at the plate last week. 
Blackmon hits 2-run homer, Rockies beat Nationals 8-4
Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run homer, Colorado's lights-out bullpen threw three-plus scoreless innings and the Rockies beat Washington 8-4 on Monday.
Murphy, Scherzer slam Mets with 7th straight win
Daniel Murphy hit an early grand slam against his former team, Max Scherzer pitched eight fiery innings and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Sunday night for their seventh straight vict
Murphy hits Grand Slam versus Mets
Former Met Daniel Murphy yet again embarassed his former team, this time with a grand slam.
MLB Power Rankings: The Beltway gets well represented
It's a good time to be a fan of Beltway baseball. 
Gio Gonzalez pitches against Mets
Gonzalez leads Nationals to 6th straight win
Gio Gonzalez threw 5 no-hit innings and Daniel Murphy snapped a hitless skid in a 3-1 victory over the Mets.