Matz:Harper deal shows communication lines are open w/Nats

Eddie Matz finds Bryce Harper's deal a good sign of communication within the organization but expects him to test the open market at the end of 2018


Who in the bullpen will get back on track for the Nats?

Eddie Matz on who in the bullpen will make a comeback and help the Nats out for the remainder of the season.

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Matz:Harper deal shows communication lines are open w/Nats
Eddie Matz finds Bryce Harper's deal a good sign of communication within the organization but expects him to test the open market at the end of 2018
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Eddie Matz on who in the bullpen will make a comeback and help the Nats out for the remainder of the season.
Nationals drop third straight game
Enny Romero gave up three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Nationals fell to the Braves, 7-4. 
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Nationals appear sluggish in 10-4 loss to Pirates
Tanner Roark allowed seven earned runs in five innings as the Nationals lost the rubber match of a three-game series to the Pirates. 
Rizzo on bullpen:'I see things going in the right direction'
With a 8 game lead in the NL East, the Nats have the luxury of having time to figure out who to add to their bullpen.
Mike Rizzo didn't expect a 8 game lead in middle of May
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Mike Rizzo on Ryan Zimmerman's comeback
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Nats still looking for strong pitching on road
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The Junkies are very impressed with Zimmerman's comeback
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Bullpen comes through as Nationals hold off Pirates
The Nationals got some much needed help from their bullpen to hold off the struggling Pirates 8-4 on Tuesday night.
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Ranking as one of the worst bullpens in Major League Baseball, the Washington Nationals can use the summer to adjust their bullpen. 
What do we make of the Bryce Harper deal?
Is signing Bryce Harper to another season a good sign of him being a Nat in the long run?
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2017 Power Rankings: Bryce Harper's mother of a day
Bryce Harper had himself a nice Mother's Day, and he has the Nationals back at the top of the Power Rankings. 
Taylor homers late to bail out shaky bullpen
Max Scherzer endured through a scary line drive to grind out six innings, Michael Taylor hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth and Washington overcame another dodgy bullpen outing.
WATCH: Scherzer takes line drive to knee, stays in anyway
Max Scherzer, toughest man alive, took a line drive to his knee in the fourth inning tonight. After a minute or so on his back, the Nats ace decided to stay in the game. 
Another blown save increases urgency for Nationals
After the Nationals' latest blown save, Washington manager Dusty Baker said he's open to a move to bolster his faltering bullpen.
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Harper is the second player in franchise history to hit two walk-offs against the same team in the same season, and it's only May.
Nats sign Harper to one-year contract
The Nationals announced today that they've agreed to terms on a one-year deal with outfielder Bryce Harper. 
Harper pens heartfelt letter to his Mom ahead of Mother's Day
Bryce Harper shares a few of the reasons he loves his Mom so much and why he flashes the "I love you" sign after hitting a home run. 
Eaton undergoes successful knee surgery
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Rizzo says the Nats aren't actively looking for bullpen help
Nats GM Mike Rizzo isn't giving up on his bullpen yet and isn't looking for any additional help.
Nats GM Mike Rizzo admits their bullpen has 'been bad'
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Orioles beat Nationals in extra innings
Mark Trumbo singled in the tiebreaking run in the 12th inning to give the Orioles a 5-4 comeback victory over the Nationals on Tuesday night.
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B-Mitch: Matt Harvey's apology not enough
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Orioles hit 3 HRs off Gonzalez, beat Nationals 6-4 in Beltway Series opener
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Wieters gets standing ovation in first trip back to Baltimore
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Ryan Zimmerman heads back to the dugout after hitting a two run home run agains the Philadelphia Phillies
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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.
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Zimmerman homer leads Nats past Phillies 6-2
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Strasburg hits 2nd career homer, but leaves early
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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
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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.
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Nats give up 3 HRs in loss to Dbacks
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Matz sees Nats being OK without Eaton
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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.
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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.
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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 
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Cold weather be damned, Turner hits for cycle
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Bryce Harper named NL player of the week
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Blackmon hits 2-run homer, Rockies beat Nationals 8-4
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Murphy, Scherzer slam Mets with 7th straight win
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Harper has monster night as Nats slam Braves 14-4
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Werth leaves game vs. Braves with injury
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Harper mashes grand slam, still dominates Braves pitcher
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Nationals overcome umpire's blown call to beat Braves
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Rizzo: We're probably 'going to re-evaluate' bullpen
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Nats earn first ever win at SunTrust Park
The Nationals handed the Atlanta Braves their first loss at SunTrust Park with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.
Easter Bunny savagely tackles Teddy during Presidents Race
The Presidents Race at the Nats game got wild on Easter Sunday. 
Harper homers twice in win over Phillies
Bryce Harper hit a game-ending, three-run drive with two outs in the ninth to lead the Nationals over the Phillies.
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Hernandez 2-run homer lifts Phillies over Nats 4-2
Cesar Hernandez broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning with a two-run home run and the Nationals bullpen woes continue.
Harper, Murphy come through in the clutch to top Phillies
The Nationals had their chances, but Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy came through in the clutch to top the Phillies.
Leake out duels Scherzer, Cardinals beat Nats 6-1
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Nationals look to complete sweep of Cardinals
The Nationals are looking to complete a three-game sweep of the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon. 
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Mike Rizzo gives an update on Trea Turner's injury
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How do the Nats keep tabs on their players with injuries?
Nats GM Mike Rizzo explained to the Junkies how the Nats keep tabs on all of their players with and without injuries.
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Murphy's career night powers Nats to win
Daniel Murphy homered, doubled twice and tied career highs with five RBIs and four hits and the Nationals defeated the Cardinals, 8-3, Tuesday night.
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Former Orioles catcher Matt Wieters hit his first home run as a member of the Nationals on Tuesday night.
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Not all worth is measured in rings, the Washington Nationals remain near the top of most valuable franchises in the league. 
Nats return to respectability vs. Phillies, but lose in 9th
The Nats avoided repeating Saturday's embarrassment, but still lost to the Phillies on Sunday. 
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Nats shortstop Trea Turner exited the game Saturday with a leg injury, but it is not expected to be serious.
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Jeremy Guthrie was unable to provide the long start the Nationals were looking for in his team debut.
Harper, Murphy, Werth go deep, Nats beat Phils 7-6
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Nats prospect suspended for drug violation
A Nationals Minor League Baseball player was one of eight players suspended on Tuesday for violating drug policy.
Protestors hang 'Impeach Trump' banner at Nats Park
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Trea Turner's uncle helped direct Opening Day flyover
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New and old come through to propel Nats to victory
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Harper blasts HR into franchise history books
Bryce Harper hit the Nationals' first HR of 2017, and blasted his name into the history books again.
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Eddie Matz has the Nats going to the World Series
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Was Treinen the right choice at closer?
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No Ceremonial first pitch for Donald Trump
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Max Scherzer strikes out Tim Tebow, Bryce Harper hits homers
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Scherzer not going to be Nats' opening day starter
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Kushner expects Bryce Harper to have a monster year
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Roark throws 4 scoreless innings in US win
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Tanner Roark gets the start against Japan
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Daniel Murphy at the World Baseball Classic
Baker concerned about Murphy not playing in WBC
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Pitcher Max Scherzer to not start on opening day
Less than a month until Opening Day and the Nationals are looking to be without their best pitcher. 
Dusty Baker on Bryce Harper: 'He looks real good'
The Nationals manager says Bryce Harper looks like a different player after his 2016 slump. 
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Report: Nats re-sign pitcher John Lannan
The Nationals have signed former pitcher John Lannan to a minor league deal, it was reported Tuesday.
Scherzer comes up with new fastball grip
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It's a stretch: Nats' Strasburg may ditch windup
Stephen Strasburg is looking to simplify things heading into the 2017 season to avoid another injury.
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Nats open new spring training site with walk-off win
Michael A. Taylor's walk-off homer lifted the Nationals to a 4-3 win Tuesday in their first game at their new spring training complex.
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Nats sign pitcher Joe Blanton to 1-year deal
Setup man Joe Blanton and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
Tons of Nationals players have glorious beards
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Harper mashes monster homer in 2nd pitch of spring training
Bryce Harper announced that baseball is (unofficially) back with a ginormous home run on just the second pitch he faced in spring training. 
Baker thinks DC sports teams can win a championship this year
Nationals manager Dusty Baker wants D.C. to be known as a "city of champions," and hopes his team can bring home the next one.
Former National outfielder Rick Ankiel
Former Nationals outfielder drank before MLB games
Prior to his first two starts in 2001 as a pitcher for St. Louis Cardinals, former Nationals outfielder Rick Ankiel admits to calming his nerves with alcohol.
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Will Matt Wieters' bat compensate for Nats' relief pitching?
CSN's Chick Hernandez and Brian Mitchell ask if the Nationals' signing of Matt Wieters, a hitting catcher, will compensate for the team's lack of relief pitching.
Nationals sign former Orioles All-Star catcher Matt Wieters
The Washington Nationals have signed former Orioles All-Star catcher Matt Wieters to a one-year deal, according to multiple reports. 
Unexpected giveaways included on Nats' promotional schedule
Some of these sound awesome, while others are a little questionable. 
Harper hints at cause of down year in 2016
Bryce Harper struggled by his standards in 2016 and he says he know why it happened last year. 
Analyzing the concern with Max Scherzer's health
Max Scherzer might not be ready for Nationals opening day. Rob Carlin and Brian Mitchell analyze just how much concern there should be with the Nats' ace.
Scherzer says he may not be ready for season opener
Nationals ace Max Scherzer told media that he's still experiencing symptoms from a fractured finger. His status for Opening Day is unclear. 
Do you take issue with Bryce Harper wearing a Cowboys hat?
Julie Donaldson and Brian Mitchell discuss if it was fair game for Nationals star Bryce Harper, a D.C. athlete, to recently wear a Dallas Cowboys hat in public.
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper
Sorry, DC sports fans, Bryce Harper likes the Dallas Cowboys
While enjoying his last days before spring training kicks off, Bryce Harper was spotted in Las Vegas in a football hat that wasn't Burgundy and Gold.
2017 World Series: Who's favored to win it all?
The Washington Nationals are near the top, but the favorite team might surprise you.
Braves trade for Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips
The Atlanta Braves have acquired Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips in exchange for a pair of minor league pitchers. 
Bryce Harper reveals his favorite hockey team...and it's not the Caps
Capitals fans will not be pleased.
Nationals elite rotation near the top of the list
For The Win released their league-wide pitching rotation rankings and the Nationals ranked near the top of the list. 
Nats are preseason favorites
With spring training around the corner, the Nationals are again a preseason favorite. 
Man shot near Nats Park Tuesday
A man was shot in the face near Nationals Park on Tuesday and forced a rescheduling of a job fair inside the stadium.
Baseball HOF: Why Clemens, Bonds deserve to be included
CSN's Rob Carlin has some thoughts on who was excluded from entering the Hall of Fame this time around.
Nats get first former player into Hall of Fame
Ivan Rodriguez became the first former Nationals player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 
Harper tweets about how Nats should spend money
Bryce Harper thinks the Nationals should spend money on players above anything else. He tweeted as much on Wednesday. 
Cubs visit the White House and Obama cracks a few jokes
In his final days in office, President Barack Obama welcomed the World Series Champions for an historic visit to the White House.
Nationals avoid arbitration with Harper, three others
The Nationals avoided arbitration and agreed to contracts with Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon, Tanner Roark and Derek Norris. 
LOOK: Harper got married in suit lined with pictures of wife
Bryce Harper has a unique style and enough money to afford custom clothes. He took a fashion risk for his wedding that proved quite romantic. 
Nats' Tanner Roark to pitch in 2017 WBC
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Scherzer to miss WBC with finger injury
Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer will miss the 2017 World Baseball Classic due to a stress fracture on the ring finger of his throwing hand. 
Fans freak out, lecture Harper about weightlifting videos
Everyone's a critic, especially on the internet. And especially about Bryce Harper. 
Eric Bickel is worried about Bryce Harper's weightlifting
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Nats' new spring training facility swarming with birds
The Nationals and Astros will share a new facility this spring training. They'll also share it with a bunch of birds. 
Bryce Harper marries Kayla Varner
Bryce Harper gets married over weekend
The second time is the charm for Bryce Harper and Kayla Varner, who got married over the weekend in San Diego.
Dusty Baker, the best, helps lost child find parents at Winterfest
When a young boy got lost at Nationals Winterfest, manager Dusty Baker brought him up on stage to help find his parents. 
Ryan Zimmerman on sticking with the Nats: 'I love it here'
Ryan Zimmerman on sticking with the Nats: 'I love it here'
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Ryan Zimmerman at Elaine Shuster Foundation charity event
Nats third baseman Ryan Zimmerman attended a charity event supporting local schools.
Scherzer: Dusty Baker is 'awesome,' 'old school'
Max Scherzer talks about why he loves playing for Dusty Baker and how he's able to motivate different types of players.
What does Scherzer do in his free time? He swims with sharks
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Max Scherzer attends charity event
Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer talked to B Mitch and Chick Hernandez at a charity event for local Maryland schools.
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Bryce Harper hung out with Duke basketball after they beat UNLV
Harper is from Las Vegas, but he hung out with Duke after they beat UNLV.
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Nationals reveal new patriotic jersey and hats
Two new hats and one new jersey were unveiled that the Nationals will wear for some home games and special occasions. 
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Nationals trade Danny Espinosa
The Los Angeles Angels have acquired shortstop Danny Espinosa from the Washington Nationals for two minor league pitchers.
Harper's 'Wow' tweet could mean a lot of things
If you're Bryce Harper, you've had a very eventful week. Why not tweet about it?
John Feinstein is taken aback by Nats' latest trade
While the Sports Junkies went against the grain and were in support of the Adam Eaton deal, John Feinstein was on the opposite side of them and disliked the trade big-time.
Unlike most, the Junkies are very in favor of the Eaton deal
Many in the baseball world were perplexed by the Adam Eaton trade, but the Sports Junkies were actually big fans of the move. Watch their explanation here.
Nationals trade for Adam Eaton
Nats deal three prospects for Eaton
The Nationals are trading three of their top prospects to the White Sox. Just not for Chris Sale.
Chris Sale
Nationals were willing to give up the farm for Sale
The Nationals didn't win the Chris Sale sweepstakes, but they were prepared to give up a ton of talent. 
Two ways to look at Nationals missing on Chris Sale
Now that Chris Sale is heading to Boston instead of D.C., the Sports Junkies try to make sense of the Nationals losing out on the sweepstakes to get him.
Should the Nationals pursue Andrew McCutchen?
Should the Nationals continue to pursue Andrew McCutchen after missing on Chris Sale?
Should the Nationals pay Bryce Harper $400 million?
USA Today reported earlier this week that the Nationals are preparing to move on from Bryce Harper after the 2018 season because of Harper's $400 million contract demands.
After losing out on Chris Sale, who do Nats look to next?
SportsTalk Live's Rob Carlin and Brian Mitchell ask MLB Network's Mark DeRosa who the Nationals should look to pursue next this offseason after losing out on Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox.
Should the Nats have offered Trea Turner for Chris Sale?
Rob Carlin and Brian Mitchell ask MLB Network's Mark DeRosa if the Nationals should have offered Trea Turner in an attempt to land Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale in a trade.
Did the Red Sox overpay for Nationals target Chris Sale?
SportsTalk Live's Rob Carlin and Brian Mitchell ask MLB Network's Mark DeRosa if the Boston Red Sox gave up too much in a trade for Nationals target Chris Sale.
Reports: Sale traded, but not to Nats
After days of reports saying the White Sox were on the versge of trading ace Chris Sale to the Nationals, they sent him elsewhere instead.
Report: Nats exploring trading Gio to Yankees
The Nationals are reportedly exploring a trade that would send Gio Gonzalez to the Yankees.
Syndergaard already tired of Sale to Nationals hype
While the baseball rumor mill is salivating over the idea of Chris Sale joining the Nationals rotation, another pitcher is tired of the whole thing already. 
MLB columnist Bob Nightengale talks Harper with the Junkies
Bob Nightengale, who broke the news about Bryce Harper's possible contract numbers Monday, joined the Junkies to talk more in-depth about the situation on Tuesday.
Sports Junkies: 'You can win without Bryce Harper'
During a discussion among the show's four hosts, the Junks weighed the pros and cons of letting Bryce Harper leave D.C.
Michael Jenkins on possibility of a $400 million Harper deal
News came Monday that the Nationals may be preparing for life after Bryce Harper. Michael Jenkins weighs in.
National writer thinks Nats will go hard after Chapman
With Mark Melancon agreeing to a deal with the Giants, the Nationals are in need of a closer. USA Today's Bob Nightengale tells SportsTalk Live that the team is likely to go hard after Yankees closer...
Nationals not ready for long-term Harper deal
At the 2016 Winter Meetings, the Nationals are rumored to not be interested in signing Bryce Harper to a long-term deal in the next several years. USA Today's Bob Nightengale joins SportsTalk Live to...
Nationals may not be willing to pony up for Harper
Is Bryce Harper going to cost the Nationals too much in 2018? A new report indicates the team may be looking to move on from the 2015 MVP.
NYDN cover photoshops Harper, Machado into Yankee pinstripes
The New York Daily News is coming for your stars, Nationals and Orioles fans. 
Nats let Ben Revere walk
After a turbulent first season in Washington, the Nationals decline to tender Ben Revere. 
Nationals trade to re-acquire former prospect Norris
Catcher Derek Norris is back with the Nationals. The team traded for their former prospect, who was playing for the Padres. 
Andrew McCutchen
McCutchen trade talk heats up between Pirates, Nats
The Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates are reportedly discussing a trade that could send former MVP Andrew McCutchen to the Nationals.
Rendon named Comeback Player of the Year
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon was named National League Player of the Year on Tuesday. 
Poll: How confident are you of a Redskins payoff spot?
Poll: How confident are you that the Redskins will be playing in the postseason?