When Chicago native Mike Rizzo took over as Washington Nationals general manager in 2009, he knew the team had to get really bad before they could get really good.
Lesson learned: Don’t ask Bryce Harper about having a celebratory beer after a game.
I am giving you permission to “take a break” from your team. How long? You should walk away for as long as you need.
Manager Robin Ventura confirmed Tuesday that Adam Dunn is currently scheduled to start in left field for all three games at Wrigley Field this weekend.
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels has been suspended five games for intentionally throwing at Washington rookie Bryce Harper.
With two outs in the first inning of yesterday’s Nationals-Phillies game, Philadelphia pitcher Cole Hamels plunked rookie Bryce Harper in the back with a 93-mph fastball.
On Sunday, the onetime wide receiver strung together a series of goose eggs on Easter to dazzle in his 2012 debut and make it appear as if that day has perhaps finally arrived.
Jeff Samardzija felt he had something to prove. He certainly made his point on the mound. Samardzija dominated into the ninth, outpitching Jordan Zimmermann, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Sunday for their first win of the Theo Epstein era.
Carlos Marmol insists it’s too soon for him to be frustrated. Cubs fans sure are, though. Adam LaRoche homered and matched a career-high with four hits, and the Washington Nationals again rallied late against Kerry Wood and Marmol, scoring five runs in the eighth to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Saturday.
This could have been a pretty special Opening Day for Ryan Dempster.
As Ryan Dempster left the field at Wrigley to a standing ovation, the Chicago Cubs looked ready to start the Theo Epstein era on a winning note. The cheers didn’t last. The lead didn’t either.
No matter how you feel about the Cubs, Opening Day at Wrigley Field is special. Even though the Cubs lost to the Nationals, Thursday was no exception.
The Cubs unveiled two new seating areas at Wrigley Field Wednesday in advance of Thursday’s opener against the Washington Nationals.
Pitcher Edwin Jackson agreed Thursday to a one-year contract with the Washington Nationals. The team said the agreement is pending a physical. The deal is worth in the range of $9 million to $12 million.
Fielder has agreed to a nine-year, $214 million deal with Detroit, who weren’t considered one of the favorites to land the ex-Brewers slugger.
Mark Buehrle has been tabbed as the Washington Nationals’ top free agent target with general manager Mike Rizzo reportedly visiting the left-hander’s St. Louis home Monday.
Officials said Thursday they have found the vehicle used by armed men who abducted Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, a case that highlights a sharp rise in kidnappings in Venezuela.
The Cubs will open the 2012 season with seven-straight games at home as they welcome the Washington Nationals to Wrigley Field for a three-game series starting April 5 before hosting the Brewers in a four-game series.
Reed Johnson, Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto each homered Wednesday night and the Chicago Cubs kept up their power surge in a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals.
Chien-Ming Wang allowed one hit over six scoreless innings, Jonny Gomes hit a two-run homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Tuesday night.