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2015 Schedule
83-79, 2nd in NL East
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Nacionales quieren nuevo bullpen

Después de ser el gran fracaso de la temporada, los Nacionales buscan renovar su bullpen. Mirar

Will new leadership lift Nationals?

Hiring Dusty Baker was a good start for the disappointing Nationals, but they'll still need to recover from losing free agents Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond. MLB status check (Insider)

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Nationals to trade Storen and Papelbon?

Several teams have told ESPN's Jayson Stark that Washington wants to deal both Drew Storen and Jonathan Papelbon this offseason. That said, the Nats are in the hunt for the top relievers on the market. Hot Stove Daily

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Two front-runners for Darren O'Day?

The Nationals and the Dodgers are in the lead for the coveted free-agent reliever's services, sources tell's Jerry Crasnick. O'Day is believed to be seeking a four-year deal. MLB rumors roundup

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Drew Storen trade appears inevitable

The Nationals and Storen are a divorce waiting to happen, Jim Bowden writes. If the former closer does hit the trade block, plenty of teams look like possible destinations. Bowden: Potential big-name trades (Insider)

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Should the Nats trade for Chapman?

Adding Aroldis Chapman would give Washington an elite left-handed closer to pair with right-hander Jonathan Papelbon. But the cost will be high, and the Reds could ask for Drew Storen, among others, in return. Bowden: Trades I'd like to see (Insider)

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Max Scherzer among top MLB starters

Second in big league strikeouts last season and first in no-hitters (two), the Nationals' ace right-hander merits inclusion among Buster Olney's top 10. Top starters (Insider)

Jerry Crasnick MLB Sr. Writer 

Chris Heisey has agreed to a minor league deal with the Nationals and will compete for a bench spot in 2016. He'll be reunited with Dusty Baker, his former manager in Cincinnati. The Nats are still looking for a LH hitting outfielder to back up Michael Taylor in center and Jayson Werth in left.

HQ: Nothing wrong with a lil' mispronunciation, Bryce (1:41)
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Dos en base: ¿Cuál es el sentido del premio MVP?

Donaldson y Harper fueron los Más Valiosos, pero...¿Harper fue valioso para quién? Mirar

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Youth not holding Bryce Harper back

Harper became the fourth-youngest player to win the MVP when he took home the hardware in the National League on Thursday.

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Harper's MVP season was worth $75.4M

Bryce Harper brilliance in 2015 is best underscored in his 9.7 Wins Above Replacement (FanGraphs version), a figure Neil Payne estimates as being worth $75.4M on the open market. 538: Measuring Harper's value

Harper afraid to answer question because of 'may mays' (0:57)
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The starters teams can actually afford

Doug Fister's velocity returned at the end of the season, and so did clubs' interest in him. The hope is that he'll be a good short-term investment with potential high-end return. Second-tier steals (Insider)

Harper on MVP: Excited to get better (4:04)
Olney: 'Bryce Harper being rewarded' (1:54)
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NL MVP voting breakdown

  • Bryce Harper, Nationals: All 30 first-place votes, 420 points
  • Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs: 18 second-place votes, 234 points
  • Joey Votto, Reds: 1 second-place vote, 175 points

Special season for Harper

In 2015, Bryce Harper became the second player in National League history to finish in the top-2 in batting average, HR, runs and walks in a single season. Rogers Hornsby is the other, who did it twice (via Elias).

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Bryce Harper wins NL MVP

Harper, 23, became just the 6th player in the expansion era to lead the National League in runs (118), HRs (42), and OPS (1.109) in a single season. He's the youngest NL MVP since Johnny Bench in 1970.

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Nationals' Harper unanimous pick for NL MVP

Although Washington's season fell short of expectations, Bryce Harper did not, as he led the majors in on-base percentage, slugging and WAR en route to a unanimous selection as NL MVP.

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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