Report: Nats Inquire on Bucs', Royals' ClosersCall it due diligence or writing on the wall for embattled closer Jonathan Papelbon, but the Nats are shopping for closers at the deadline.
2020 Vision: Mike Rizzo Calls Mike Rizzo, From the FutureWhat a call to GM Mike Rizzo from his future self might sound like as the deadline nears.
Nationals Avert 9th-inning Crisis to Beat Giants 4-2Nationals stave off another ninth-inning disaster, hold off Giants 4-2.
Papelbon's Struggles Put Pressure on Nats Before Trade DeadlineJonathan Papelbon has taken back-to-back losses, and the pressure to upgrade at closer seems to be mounting.
Papelbon Implodes Again, Nats Lose 4th in 6 GamesJonathan Papelbon gave up two hits and two walks without recording an out, and the Nationals lost again.
Papelbon Gives Up First Runs of July, Blows SaveThe Nationals led 6-4 entering the eighth before Alex Dickerson and Ryan Schimpf hit consecutive solo shots off Kelley to tie it.
Is Jonathan Papelbon Getting Back on Track?Jonathan Papelbon has been nothing short of dominant since he returned from the Disabled List.
Nats Reinstate Papelbon, Send Taylor to AAA SyracuseLucas Giolito isn't going anywhere for the time being.
Steve Phillips: 'I Would Papelbon Papelbon'Former Mets GM Steve Phillips says the Nationals should bring Aroldis Chapman in to replace Jonathan Papelbon.
Carlos Peña: Papelbon Not Great, But Good EnoughThe Nationals would love to upgrade at closer, but the juice might not be worth the squeeze.
Chris Rose: Nats Fans Need to Get Over the Papelbon ThingMLB Network's Chris Rose offers a reasonable alternative to many Nats fans' approach to Jonathan Papelbon.
Jonathan Papelbon to 15-Day Disabled List; Matt Belisle reinstatedNationals closer Jonathan Papelbon heads to disabled list with intercostal strain; RHP Matt Belisle reinstated.