Nationals Release Jonathan PapelbonThe Nationals released the former closer per his request Saturday.
Papelbon Now at Ease in Ninth Inning (Video)By all appearances, Nats reliever Jonathan Papelbon is handling the pressure cooker of the ninth inning much better in August thank July.
Rizzo: Papelbon Has Been a 'Calming, Reassuring Force' in Nats ClubhouseThe perception of Jonathan Papelbon as being a clubhouse cancer couldn't be further from the truth, Nats GM says.
The Stretch Drive Has Begun For Fantasy Baseball OwnersWith just two months left in the Major League Baseball season, time is running out for fantasy baseball owners to make a serious move in the league standings. Small roster tweaks may not do it at this point, so always be on the lookout for shooting stars and streaking players in the MLB skyline.
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.