CHICAGO -- Though their payroll experienced a 27 percent increase from one year ago, the Nationals still rank in the bottom half of all major-league franchises entering the 2012 season.
Demoted John Lannan's request for a trade may be falling on deaf ears by a Nationals franchise not intent on shipping the starting pitcher and team leader in wins last season.
VIERA, Fla. -- We've reached the point of the spring where everyone can finally see the finish line ahead.
VIERA, Fla. -- It's easy to overlook relief pitchers in spring training. They appear late in games, often facing minor-league batters.