District Daily: Nationals return to top of NL East in exciting ’14 campaign


Sep 16, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Nationals catcher

Wilson Ramos

(40) and relief pitcher

Drew Storen

(22) and catcher

Jose Lobaton

(59) celebrate a victory against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Nationals defeated the Braves 3-0 to clinch the National League eastern division championship. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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Nats return to top of NL East in exciting ’14 campaign

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — The 2014 regular season was great for the Nationals. They won their second division title in three years, this time by 17 games over the Braves and Mets. It helped that they had a dominant pitching staff, led by Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann.

Despite major injuries to players such as Bryce HarperRyan Zimmermanand Wilson Ramos, the Nationals managed to stay consistent at the plate. It helped they had Denard Span and Anthony Rendon producing at the top of the order.

But the Nationals fell short against the Giants in the National League Division Series. The offense went missing, as the Nationals hit .164 in a 3-1 series loss. Harper and Rendon were the only hitters who performed admirably in the postseason. Read full article here.

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Washington Nationals Fans Are Not Happy About The Dan Uggla Signing

(Jack Jorgensen, FanSided)

The Washington Nationals signed second baseman Dan Uggla and the fans are not happy about it whatsoever. 

As we’ve seen in recent years, the Washington Nationals are just on the cusp of getting themselves to the World Series. A few key signings in the offseason could be the difference in getting them over the postseason hump. But, many would agree that their recent signing of Dan Uggla to a minor league deal with a shot at spring training is not one of these difference makers.

Yes, on Friday the team announced the signing of the struggling veteran, and well, needless to say Nationals fans are not pleased at all with the news. Read full article here.