Adam LaRoche, Rafael Soriano Now Free Agents as Nats Decline OptionsThe Washington Nationals have declined to exercise the options on Adam LaRoche and Rafael Soriano, who become free agents effective immediately.
Nats' Storen, Orioles' Jones Get 2nd Chance in PostseasonThree years ago, Drew Storen was the confident, young closer for the Washington Nationals, a first-round draft pick who saved 43 games.
Inside the Numbers: Drew Storen Not the Nationals Late-inning SaviorAfter an electric save by Drew Storen Sunday, let’s take a closer looks at his limited save opportunities in 2014, to better understand if he’s ready to be the Nationals closer again.
It Appears Rafael Soriano's Days as the Nationals' Closer are OverIt appears Rafael Soriano's closing days for the Nationals are over.
Soriano Out As Nationals Go to Closer By Committee Nationals manager Matt Williams will use a closer-by-committee approach over the next few days while struggling Rafael Soriano seeks to correct the flaws in his delivery.
Nats Fall to Phillies 9-8 in 11Rafael Soriano stood with hands on hips as the ball landed beyond the right-field fence. Game-tying homer with two outs in the ninth. Another blown save. Booed off the field. An ERA of 6.98 since the All-Star break. A closer whose job, according to the manager, is now firmly in jeopardy.
Matt Williams: Rafael Soriano Still Has 'Plenty of Rope' as Nationals CloserRafael Soriano still has "plenty of rope" as the Nationals closer, even after earning his sixth blown save, says manager Matt Williams.
Rafael Soriano Pays for Personal Massage Therapist to Travel on Nationals Road TripsWe already knew Nationals closer Rafael Soriano has a personal massage therapist, but Monday night we learned he pays for to have those massages travel with him and the club.
Still No Timetable for Ryan Zimmerman’s Return from Disabled ListMatt Williams will stick with Soriano as the Nats' closer, continues to mentor Harper on baserunning, and gives injury update on Zimmerman.
Cal Ripken: Nationals Should ‘Minimize’ Soriano’s Role as CloserRafael Soriano blew his fifth save of the season for the Nationals Sunday night, and Cal Ripken Jr. says the answer to the increasing liability he presents may be to "back him off" of the closer role a bit.
Soriano Blows Save as Nats Lose to MarlinsOne day after notching his 200th career save, Soriano blew one Monday night, giving up four runs in the ninth inning as the Miami Marlins rallied to beat Washington 7-6.
Top 5 MLB Closer CelebrationsDo closer celebrations bother you? Here is a list of some of my favorite closer celebrations to help you decide whether they are awesome or down right classless.