The Aug. 31 trade deadline for traded players to be eligible for the postseason is looming, but Adam Jones continues to give every indication that he's sticking around until the end of the season ... and wants to come back next year.
Representatives from the three teams who are leading the chase to acquire Manny Machado — the Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers — outline the impact he could have on a playoff race.
Trea Turner hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and drove in eight runs to help the Washington Nationals rally from a nine-run deficit and defeat the Miami Marlins and end a five-game losing streak.
he Washington Nationals have agreed to a two-year contract extension with general manager Mike Rizzo. The team announced the deal hours before its home opener against the New York Mets. Rizzo had been in the final year of his contract but now is set to stay with the Nationals through 2020.
Tommy Hunter and Jake Arrieta have been friends since their college days. They spent four years together with the Orioles and have remained close. That friendship helped the Phillies sign Arrieta to a three-year deal and join Hunter in Philadelphia.
The Orioles drew just 15,532 fans to Camden Yards on Monday night for the opener of a critical showdown series against the Toronto Blue Jays, a meager figure by any measure for a home team that has spent most of the 2016 season in first place.
In Dusty Baker, the Nationals get someone who already has worked 20 seasons as a manager in the majors and whose 1,671-1,504 career record ¿ a .526 winning percentage ¿ includes the second-most victories of any active manager.
The Washington Nationals were eliminated from the playoffs when the New York Mets clinched the National League East title. Less than 24 hours after that the tension building in the Washington clubhouse was front and center for all to see. While the Orioles' possible struggles may be behind closed doors, it was hard to miss the action in the Nationals dugout on Sept. 27 when pitcher Jonathan Papelbon went for the throat of teammate and MVP candidate Bryce Harper.
It was nearly eight years ago to the day when Andy MacPhail stood behind a podium and outlined his immediate plans to fix a once-proud baseball organization that was in a 10-year tailspin. This past week, MacPhail, sounding every bit as assured, vowed to do those same three things as he accepted another significant challenge: resurrecting the Philadelphia Phillies, an organization in steep decline.