Washington brought back its ace at a record-setting price. Here's what it means for Strasburg, the Nats and the rest of the hot stove market.
The World Series MVP will return to D.C. after all
The Nationals' improbable October run ended with a championship
Another fan went topless during the World Series. A man at the Nationals’ ballpark viewing party ripped off his shirt and slid belly-first on one of the dugouts after Washington defeated the Astros, 7-2, Wednesday night in Game 7 in Houston for its first title in franchise history.
When they needed him most, he was there. That was true when they were a flailing franchise in possession of the first pick of the MLB Draft in 2009. And it was true when they handed him the ball for the win-or-go-home Game 6 of this World Series.
Entering the seventh inning of World Series Game 7, the Nationals seemed in danger of losing quietly, without ever mounting much of an offensive threat.
Washington Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton tore his anterior cruciate ligament running out an infield hit Friday night and will not play again this season, according to multiple reports.
Last season, Bryce Harper won NL MVP with a 9.5 WAR, although the Nats barely finished above .500. In 2016, Harper's WAR is lower, but the Nationals are winning as everyone is pitching in.
Bryce Harper and the Nationals draw more intentional walks than anybody. So what happens when you eliminate them?
On Wednesday night, Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals mowed down the Detroit Tigers’ lineup for 20 strikeouts. It was just the sixth time any pitcher had struck out that many batters in a game since 1913. (Or the fifth time if you only count 9-inning games — sorry, Tom Cheney.) Scherzer’s accomplishment was historic — and historically weird, too.
Buster Olney looks at what Stephen Strasburg's contract extension does to the pitcher market, noting teams might try to capitalize via the trade route.
Moments after Bryce Harper was ejected from the dugout, pinch hitter Clint Robinson hit a game-ending homer to give the Washington Nationals a 5-4 comeback victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
Four months ago, the Nationals entered the season with what looked like baseball's best rotation. That is, until the Mets proved they have talent few can top.