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83-79, 2nd in NL East
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Nats reassign Williams' ex-assistant coaches

The Washington Nationals have found new jobs for former bench coach Randy Knorr and two other members of their coaching staff who were let go when manager Matt Williams was fired.

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What's the market for Doug Fister?

The way things ended for Fister and the Nationals seems to suggest that he won't re-sign in Washington as a free agent. Who could be interested? MLB rumors roundup

Around the Horn weighs in on Ripken and the Nationals (1:13)
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Ripken admits interest in Nationals' manager job

Cal Ripken Jr. acknowledged being interested in the Nationals' managerial opening, saying during a recent radio interview that he would "answer the phone" if called by Washington GM Mike Rizzo.

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If Bryce Harper isn't No. 1, who is?

Playoffs or no playoffs, Harper is the NL MVP thanks to a picture-perfect breakout season. So how is he not No. 1 on Eric Karabell's list of the top players to draft next year? Early top 25 in 2016 (Insider)

Who will be the next Nats skipper?

General manager Mike Rizzo said Monday that the team will likely focus on candidates with previous managerial experience. There are a few possible names that fit that bill. MLB rumors roundup


The TK Show: Nats fire Williams, Bob Ryan

Tony Kornheiser is joined by Liz Clarke and David Aldridge to discuss the firing of Matt Williams and the latest news coming from the Redskins. Plus, MLB postseason preview with Bob Ryan.


Buster Olney's choice for NL MVP

Olney offers 10 candidates for the award, including Paul Goldschmidt and Bryce Harper. Who does he have taking home the hardware? Buster's blog (Insider)

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Scherzer named NL Player of the Week

Max Scherzer was an easy pick for the award after throwing his second no-hitter of the season on Saturday. The Nats right-hander struck out 27 batters in his two starts last week.

Nationals rise in Power Rankings

It's a small consolation prize after a disappointing season, but Washington climbed a spot in our rankings. Where are the Nats slotted to end the year? Find out here

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Zimmermann thanks Nationals fans

SP Jordan Zimmermann, a free agent this offseason, released a statement via his agent today that read, in part: "Although I may no longer wear the curly W on my head or on my chest, Nationals fans always will be in my heart. Thank you again for everything!"

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Nationals bust on World Series odds

Washington was favored to win it all more than any other team entering the season but didn't even make it into the playoffs. Also favored were the Dodgers and Cardinals, who both won their divisions.

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Hank Aaron Award finalists: NL East

The Hank Aaron Award is given annually to a player recognized as the most outstanding offensive performer in his league. Here are the nominees for each NL East team:

  • Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman
  • Miami Marlins: Dee Gordon
  • New York Mets: Curtis Granderson
  • Philadelphia Phillies: Odubel Herrera
  • Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper

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Williams goes from Manager of the Year to fired

Matt Williams is the first manager in MLB history to win Manager of the Year in his first season with a team and be fired after his second (Manager of the Year first awarded in 1983).

Nationals had big drop-off

The Nationals, who fired manager Matt Williams today, won 13 fewer games this season (83) than last (96). That drop-off is the 2nd-most by any National League team (Brewers were first at 14).

Nationals fire Matt Williams (2:50)

Matt Williams goes from favorites to fired

The Nationals manager was dismissed today. Washington was the most recent World Series favorite (per Westgate Las Vegas Superbook) to fall short of expectations.

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Matt Williams dismissed as Nats manager

After a disappointing 83-79 season and missing the playoffs, the Nationals have parted ways with their manager. Williams was the NL Manager of the Year in 2014.

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Nats dismiss manager Williams, coaching staff

The Nationals fired manager Matt Williams and his coaching staff, GM Mike Rizzo announced, after a season in which the team went from World Series favorite to missing the playoffs.


Kris Bryant has top selling MLB jersey

Nope, not Mike Trout, Bryce Harper or Clayton Kershaw. The Cubs rookie 3B had the best selling jersey in MLB during the regular season. Giants' Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey were No. 2 and 3 with Kershaw, Trout and Harper following.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25116th
On Base Percentage.32114th
Slugging Percentage.40315th
Earned Run Average3.627th
Quality Starts91Tied-7th

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