Davey Johnson: "I'm going to enjoy this year."

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The Washington Nationals' 70-year-old skipper, Davey Johnson talked to reporters before this afternoon's season opener about what lies ahead for the defending NL East Champs and what the future holds for him after his 17th season as a manager.

Opening Day PDB: Breaking Down Marlins' Nolasco

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Nolasco's broad repertoire has yielded increasingly fewer strikeouts. He sports modestly consistent peripheral numbers, and has contributed favorably to the Marlins since 2008. However, his stuff plays to the Nationals' strengths...

Wire Taps; Nats vs Marlins Opening Day Links...

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The Washington Nationals start their 2013 campaign at 1:05 pm EST this afternoon when they take on the Miami Marlins in Nationals Park. The defending NL East Champs start the defense of their division crown in front of the D.C. Faithful.

The Senators' Walter Johnson Was Almost Perfect...

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No pitcher in D.C. baseball history has ever thrown a perfect game, though Washington Senators' Hall of Famer Walter Johnson, of course, came close. An error by the player who would one day manage "The Big Train" on the way to World Series.

"A True Defensive Ballhawk Center Field Type" -RZO

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Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo acquired Denard Span in a trade with the Minnesota Twins this past winter, adding the prototypical center fielder/leadoff man the Nats have been looking for over the last couple years.

Nationals Finalize 25-Man Opening Day Roster...

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Davey Johnson announced this past Friday that Henry Rodriguez would make the Washington Nationals' Opening Day roster, effectively announcing the makeup of the Nats' 25-Man Roster. The Nationals made the news official this afternoon.

Davey Johnson And Stephen Strasburg On Strasburg

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The Washington Nationals' 24-year-old, '09 no.1 overall pick, Stephen Strasburg, is ready for his Opening Day assignment and looking forward to taking the mound against the Miami Marlins on Monday afternoon at 1:05 pm EST in the nation's capital.

Davey Johnson On Desi, Espi And How OBP = Runs...

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Washington Nationals' Manager Davey Johnson talked to reporters on Friday about the improvements he's seen Ian Desmond and Danny Espinosa make over the last few seasons and how the ways in which they have are indicative of the growth the team.

Davey Johnson: H-Rod Makes Pen, Ramos C In Opener

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Washington Nationals' skipper Davey Johnson told reporters Friday night that he'd made the two decisions which were left to make before Monday's season opener. Henry Rodriguez is in the Nats' pen, and Wilson Ramos will catch Stephen Strasburg Monday.

Yankees 4-2 Over Nats In Front Of 38,161 In D.C.

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Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann's pitch count was high and he was out of the game relatively early in the Washington Nationals' 4-2 loss to the New York Yankees today in Nationals Park in the final exhibition game of the Spring before Monday's opener.

Nationals vs Yankees: Exhibition GameThread

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The Washington Nationals and New York Yankees meet in the final exhibition game before Opening Day with Jordan Zimmermann on the mound against veteran lefty Andy Pettitte. Will Bryce Harper have his revenge?

Davey Johnson Not Giving Up On Henry Rodriguez

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Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson said today that in spite of Henry Rodriguez's continued struggles, he thinks the right-hander has the ability to be an effective reliever at the major league level.

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