What's the buzz around Bryce Harper during Winter Meetings?

Nats reporter, Chelsea Janes, is in Orlando, Florida attending Winter Meetings. She updated the Junkies on what buzz there is around Bryce Harper becoming a free agent in 2018.


After winning Cy Young, Max Scherzer takes in Wizards game

Three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer was able to catch up with NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller during the Wizards game on Friday night. He discussed fatherhood and how he used to ball against Tyler Hansbrough.

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Howie Kendrick returning to Nationals
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What's the buzz around Bryce Harper during Winter Meetings?
Nats reporter, Chelsea Janes, is in Orlando, Florida attending Winter Meetings. She updated the Junkies on what buzz there is around Bryce Harper becoming a free agent in 2018.
Harper enjoyed Ovechkin's heartwarming Saturday
You can count Bryce Harper among those who loved the story of Alex Luey and Alex Ovechkin.
Scherzer Giving Away Gear For a Good Cause
Nationals star pitcher Max Scherzer is clearing out some memorabilia garage-sale style to raise money for a fundraiser.
After winning Cy Young, Max Scherzer takes in Wizards game
Three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer was able to catch up with NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller during the Wizards game on Friday night. He discussed fatherhood and how he used to ball against Tyler...
Why Harper would be a bargain at $500 million
Is $500 million a bargain for Bryce Harper? Taking a look at the numbers, it is.
Greenberg: Harper's a bargain at $500 million
Fancy Stats writer Neil Greenberg joined the Junkies Friday morning to discuss why Nationals' Bryce Harper is worth is projected value.
Nats ace wins NL Cy Young Award
Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was awarded his second consecutive National League Cy Young award on Wednesday. 
Scherzer and Zimmerman Receive Honors From Peers
The votes are in from the Players Choice Awards and Nats' ace Max Scherzer and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman are bringing home some hardware.
What Dave Martinez is going to bring to the Nationals
Nats GM Mike Rizzo spoke with the Junkies about the Nationals new manager, Dave Martinez, and what he is going to bring to the table.
Mike Rizzo on Nationals' decision to let Dusty Baker go
Nats GM Mike Rizzo joined the Junkies Wednesday morning and discussed why they decided to look for a new manager.
Two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay dies in plane crash
Pasco County, Florida, sheriff confirms retired pitcher Roy Halladay killed in a small plane crash.
Nats have 2/3 of the NL Cy Young finalists
With one of the top one-two starting pitchers in baseball, the Nationals have a 67 percent change of having the Cy Young winner.
Wieters will return to Nats in '18
Continuing to keep all of the key players on the roster, the Nationals have Matt Wieters returning to the squad in 2018.
Astros bring home first World Series title
The Astros shut out the lights in Hollywood after taking a 2-0 lead against the Dodgers in the first inning of Game 7 which eventually lead to them bringing home their first World Series title.
Did Nats always want Martinez or did they chase Girardi?
The Washington Post's Chelsea Janes spoke with The Junkies about what the team's strategy was in finding a new manager.
Harper in Chicago, and the flirting is evident
After being spotted in Chicago at a Blackhawks game, are the Chicago Cubs gaining ground in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes?
Nightengale throws out big names for potential Nats manager
The Nats are in search of a new manager and USA TODAY MLB columnist Bob Nightengale has a few ideas.
Baker being let go 'not totally surprising' for Junkies
It was announced Friday that Nationals manager Dusty Baker would not be returning next season. With the early playoff exit, the Junkies aren't totally surprised that was the outcome.
Dusty out. So what comes next?
The Nationals announced that Dusty Baker won't return for a third season as manager. 
Daniel Murphy undergoes succesfull knee surgery
The team announced this afternoon that the All-Star second baseman underwent succesfull knee surgery. 
Harper thanks Nats fans for support
Almost one week after the Nationals' season ended, Bryce Harper took to his Instagram to thank fans for their support.
20 things to make D.C. sports fans happy
The life of a D.C. sports fan is filled with adversity and tears (rarely of joy). But there are things D.C. fans should be thrilled about. Here's 20.
DC's ugly streak of playoff disappointment continues
The streak is still alive. Washington, D.C. pro sports teams have failed to make a conference or league championship game since 1998. The stats don't lie.
Nats miss chance at stress-free World Series run
There aren't many questions looming for the Nats in 2018, but with several players on expiring deals in 2019, Chelsea Janes feels this season was the Nats' last shot at a low-pressure World Series run.
Janes: 2017 was a free chance for Nats to win a title
With a lot of looming contract questions coming at the end of 2018, Nats reporter Chelsea Janes feels 2017 was the Nats' last shot at making a stress-free run for a World Series title.
Is Dusty Baker's job now officially on the line?
With the Nats making an early exit once again in the postseason, many are questioning Dusty Baker as a manager. Nats reporter Chelsea Janes gave her thoughts on if this will affect him getting his contract...
Junkies: Blame for a botched series put on players
The Nats were bounced out of the playoffs yet again and the Junkies feel the blame is put on players not performing to their full potential.
Countless errors doom Nats in season-ending loss
The Nationals' season came to an end on Thursday night. After leading 4-1, errors in the field, on the basepath and at the plate led to the Cubs taking a lead they would not relinquish.
Nats vs. Cubs Game 5 Live Blog
The Nats have 10 more outs to save their season. Follow along the rest of the game on our live blog. 
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez prepares to pitch during the fourth inning in game two of the 2017 NLDS
Gio Gonzalez tabbed as Game 5 starter
Once again it is Game 5 for the Washington Nationals and tonight the team turns to Gio Gonzalez in a survive-and-advance game. 
Metro hours extended for Game 5
One less worry if you are heading to Nationals Park for Game 5 of the NLDS. The Metro has extended their hours for Thursday night. 
What changed Stephen Strasburg's mind? Dan Kolko weighs in
Stephen Strasburg did take the mound in Game 4 after originally saying he was feeling too "under the weather" to do so. What changed his mind? Nat reporter Dan Kolko weighs in.
Junkies: Strasburg quieted critics in Game 4
After they gave Stephen Strasburg a lot of criticism for not feeling well enough to pitch in a do or die Game 4, the Junkies are giving Strasburg credit for an incredible performance & forcing Game 5.
How to watch Game 5 of Nats-Cubs
The Nats forced the Cubs to a Game 5. Here's everything you need to know before Thursday nights do or die game.
Strasburg delivers clutch performance in Game 4 win
Stephen Strasburg is a big-game pitcher. After a lot of criticism, the ace took the mound and spun a gem for the Nationals, helping the team force Game 5 against the Cubs. 
Stephen Strasburg now starting Game 4
After about 24 hours of back and forth, the Nationals announced that Stephen Strasburg will be taking the mound in Game 4. 
Is Strasburg soft?
Stephen Strasburg will start Game 4 — but it was not without controversy. Nats GM Mike Rizzo defended his original decision to not start because of sickness. Does that make him soft?
Rizzo doesn't question Baker's decisions in Game 3
There was a lot of mixed reaction from fans on game decisions that were made by the Nats in Game 3. GM Mike Rizzo doesn't put the blame on manager Dusty Baker.
Rizzo shuts down Stephen Strasburg criticism
Nats GM Mike Rizzo joined the Junkies Wednesday to discuss Stephen Strasburg feeling too "under the weather" to pitch in Game 4.
Rizzo gives his reaction to Strasburg declining to pitch
Stephen Strasburg will not pitch in Game 4 against the Cubs because he is feeling "under the weather." Nats GM Mike Rizzo talked to the Junkies about his decision.
'Tanner is going to give them everything he has today.'
Tanner Roark is set to take the mound in a do or die Game 4 against the Cubs after Stephen Strasburg reportedly declined. Nats reporter Dan Kolko knows Roark is going to give it his all in his hometown.
The Junkies are not happy with Stephen Strasburg
Stephen Strasburg declined to pitch in a do or die Game 4, claiming he is feeling "under the weather." The Sports Junkies are not happy with him.
Cubs Wrigley field
Nats-Cubs Game 4 postponed
The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
Svrluga tries to make sense of the Nats' dormant bats
The Nationals can't get their bats going in the postseason, causing them to lose games they could easily win. Nationals reporter Barry Svrluga tries to make sense of it all.
Could a failed postseason mean the end for Dusty Baker?
The Nats haven't made it past the first round of the postseason. If this trend continues in 2017, could it mean the end of Dusty Baker, who is looking to renew his contract? Nats reporter Dan Kolko gave his...
Was pulling Max Scherzer the right decision?
Max Scherzer nearly pitched a no-hitter during Game 3 against the Cubs. Many were for Dusty Baker pulling him out after the Cubs got their first hit, and many were against it. Nats reporter Dan Kolko gave...
Kolko weighs in on biggest mistake Nats made in Game 3
There were several things the Nats could have done differently in their Game 3 loss to the Cubs. Nats reporter Dan Kolko told the Junkies what he thought was their biggest mistake.
Nats waste Scherzer's great start in late Game 3 loss
The Washington Nationals lost to the Cubs on Monday night in Game 3 of the NLDS. Anthony Rizzo scored a single in the 9th inning to win the game 2-1 for the Cubs.
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Everything you need to know about the Washington Nationals-Chicago Cubs Game 3 matchup in the NLDS.
Max Scherzer's durability with injury still a big question
Max Scherzer has been battling a hamstring injury but is set to take the mound in Game 3 against the Cubs. Will he be 100 percent come game time? Nats reporter Dan Kolko updated the Junkies
In Cubs territory, can Nats keep momentum going?
The Nationals turned things around in the eighth inning of Saturday's Game 2 against the Cubs. Will they keep that momentum heading into Wrigley Field? Nats reporter Dan Kolko weighs in.
Scherzer confident ahead of Game 3
Heading into tomorrow's start, Max Scherzer is confident he can give the Nationals everything they've come to expect from their ace.
Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman celebrates after hitting a 3-RBI home run in the eighth inning in game two of the 2017 NLDS
Harper, Zimmerman save the day
Things were looking bleak for the Washington Nationals and their dormant offense until Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman took over.
Nats drop Game 1
Hendricks outpitched Strasburg in Game 1, giving up only two hits in seven innings to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
Nats and Cubs round out playoff rosters
The Nats and Cubs announced their final roster changes today, ahead of their NLDS clash on Friday night in Washington.  
Scherzer pitching Game 3 may be helpful
It looks as if Max Scherzer won't be taking the mound until Game 3 of the NLDS, leaving fans worried. For reporter Dan Kolko, it could be a good thing.
Cliff Floyd: Nats are an opportunist type of team
MLB Network analyst Cliff Floyd feels anything can happen for the Nats in the playoffs after the adversities they have overcome this season.
Who's the more talented team? Cubs or Nats?
Nationals reporter Dan Kolko previews the matchup between the Cubs and Nats ahead of Game 1 Friday night.
Kolko eases our Game 3, Scherzer worries
Nationals ace Max Scherzer won't be pitching in either Game 1 or Game 2 of the NLDS leaving many fans worried. Nationals reporter Dan Kolko gave the Junkies an update on when he will pitch and the advantage...
How are Junkies feeling about Nats' chances ahead of Game 1?
The Nationals are getting set to take on the Cubs for Game 1 of the NLDS Friday night and the Junkies are feeling optimistic.
Nationals vs. Cubs Predictions
The Nationals face the Cubs in the 2017 NLDS. Who will win? We asked the savvy NBC Sports Washington staff for their predictions.
Smokin' Al and Caps' Brooks Orpik preview Nationals-Cubs
Smokin' Al Koken and Brooks Orpik are both hockey guys. But they're sports fans first. Who are they picking to win the 2017 NLDS between the Nationals and Cubs?
Washington Nationals left fielder Jayson Werth hits an RBI single against the Pittsburgh Pirates
Nats' World Series odds updated following Wild Card
BeforeNLDS between the Nationals and Cubs, oddsmakers released their odds to claim the World Series title.
Harper's #VegasStrong support
A native of Las Vegas, Bryce Harper shows his support at the most recent Washington Nationals' practice.
Dusty hands Strasburg the ball for Game 1
After Max Scherzer ended the regular season with a hamstring injury, the Nationals turn to Stephen Strasburg for Game 1 of the NLDS.
Left: New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge celebrates with catcher Gary Sanchez, Right: Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Daniel Descalso and shortstop Ketel Marte celebrate after beating the Colorado Rockies
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Scherzer not healthy at start of NLDS leaves Junks concerned
Max Scherzer has yet to be named the starting pitcher for Friday's Game 1 of the NLDS due to a hamstring tweak which is giving the Junkies reason to be concerned.
Cubs announce rotation for NLDS vs. Nationals
The Cubs have announced their pitching rotation for the NLDS against the Nationals. Pitcher Kyle Hendricks will start Game 1 in D.C.
Strasburg or Scherzer? Rizzo still unsure
The Nats are two days away from Game 1 of the NLDS and general manager Mike Rizzo told the Sports Junkies he is still unsure who will be taking the mound. 
Rizzo: 'We fear nobody, but respect everybody'
Nats GM Mike Rizzo talked with the Junkies Wednesday about his team taking on the Cubs Friday during Game 1 of the NLDS.
Rizzo still unsure who will take the mound on Friday
Nats GM Mike Rizzo joined the Junkies Wednesday and said he is still unsure who will be pitching on Friday during Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cubs.
Nats-Cubs: Tale of the Tape
The Nationals won their fourth division title in six seasons, but can they win their first playoff series in frachise history?
Strasburg and Doolittle win NL awards
Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg and reliever Sean Doolittle earned NL monthly pitching awards from the MLB for their quality performances during September. 
MLB Wild Card Power Rankings
After 162 games, the MLB Postseason is upon us. Even though 10 teams enter, not all share the same chance at raising the World Series trophy in November.
Gio Gonzalez
Nats lose final regular season game to Pirates
The Nationals couldn't end the regular season on a high note. 
Max Scherzer
Scherzer hamstring 'tweaked' not strained
The right-hander is optimistic about recovering quickly from what he is calling a "tweaked" hamstring.
Nats lose game, Scherzer
Scherzer was pulled with a right hamstring cramp in his final regular-season start, and NL East champion Washington lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 Saturday night.
No full game for Harper until postseason
Still coming back from injury, Bryce Harper has slowly been worked back into the line-up. That will remain until the postseason
Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman hits an RBI double against the Pittsburgh Pirates
Ageless Zimm is on fire
Behind the ageless Ryan Zimmerman, who had two home runs and two doubles, the Nationals hold off the Pirates.
Anthony Rendon scores
Nats walk off Pirates
Bryce Harper sat and Sean Doolittle blew the save but the Nats still pulled it off.
Nats vs. Cubs How to Watch
The Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals kick-off their NLDS match-up as the lone divisional series with two potential World Series contenders. 
Phillies knock off Nats
At some point, Dusty Baker will sit down and start thinking about the Chicago Cubs. That wasn't the main topic on the Washington Nationals manager's mind Wednesday night.
Mike Rizzo talks Bryce Harper's first return since injury
Bryce Harper returned to the Nats lineup Tuesday night and GM Mike Rizzo talked to the Junkies Wednesday morning about how he's feeling after his first game back.
Harper returns to lineup
After sitting out one additional game because of flu-like symptoms, Bryce Harper is officially in the lineup tonight. 
Projected MLB postseason bracket
Not many changes in the postseason outlook, but plenty of positioning races still to be determined. 
Harper, Werth lead Nats' 'Game of Thrones' dress-up
The Nats' tradition of creatively dressing up topped itself this year.
Harper set to return tomorrow
Nationals star Bryce Harper is reportedly set to return to the team tomorrow. 
No big names, no win for Nats
Travis d'Arnaud hit two home runs and the New York Mets ended a three-game skid, rallying past a watered-down lineup of Washington Nationals 7-6 on Friday night.
Nats postseason: Cubs, Brew Crew, or Cards
The Nationals will finish second in the National League, that is not going to change, but the race in the NL Central has their opponent up in the air.
Can Nats transfer regular season success into postseason?
The Nats have been dominate throughout the 2017 season but can that success transfer into the postseason? John Feinstein weighs in.
Nats can't handle Dickey's knuckleball
R.A. Dickey frustrated Washington with his knuckleball for eight innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Nationals 3-2 on Thursday night.
Record Breaker
Ryan Zimmerman hit his 34th home run of the year tonight, setting a new career high. 
Projecting the 2017 MLB playoffs
The New York Yankees solidified their Wild Card position with a three-game sweep over the Twins. Meanwhile the race for first in the MLB, AL, and NL is now up for grabs. 
Gio Gonzalez pitches against Mets
Nationals vs. Braves Preview
Gio Gonzalez faces off against the familiar Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, a team he has had trouble pitching against in the past. 
Update on Harper's return status
Over the past week, Bryce Harper has been taking big steps in his road to recovery. General manager Mike Rizzo detailed to the Sports Junkies just how well it's going.
Rizzo thinks Robles's in conversation for postseason roster
Mike Rizzo is starting to think about the Nats' postseason roster and told the Junkies that Victor Robles will likely be in the conversation to make the roster.
Mike Rizzo talks Bryce Harper returning to batting practice
Bryce Harper is slowly but surely making his comeback after being out since August with an injury. Nats GM Mike Rizzo updated the Junkies on his recovery plan.
Max Scherzer
Schezer bounces back against Atlanta
Washington Nationals tuned up for the playoffs with a victory over Atlanta Braves Tuesday night.
Nationals vs. Braves Preview
Max Scherzer aims for a bounce-back performance as the Nationals open their three-game series against the Braves.
Projecting the 2017 MLB playoffs
The long 162-game season is winding down and while the Washington Nationals find themselves in a good spot, the Baltimore Orioles are running out of time. 
Bryce Harper takes batting practice
The right fielder is taking positive steps in the road to recovery after suffering a knee injury back in August.
Strasburg helps Nats avoid sweep
Stephen Strasburg strikes out eight in Nats 7-1 win over Dodgers.
Bellinger powers Dodgers to series win
Cody Bellinger hit his 38th homer to match the National League single-season record for rookies, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Saturday to inch closer to the NL West title.
Nats get blanked by Wood, Dodgers
Alex Wood threw six shutout innings, Corey Seager hit a three-run homer during a five-run second and the Dodgers' rebound continued with a 7-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday. 
Previewing Dodgers at Nationals
Friday night's game brings two National Leauge teams going head to head in a potential postseason preview.
Playoffs already? Nats vs. Dodgers Preview
A month ago first place in the National League was a far stretch for the Washington Nationals. This weekend the Dodgers visit Nats Park and first place is now wide open. 
Rookie Victor Robles dazzles for Nats
Rookie Victor Robles was a part of a pair of two-run rallies, Tanner Roark pitched six strong innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Thursday.
Scherzer ready for postseason
Max Scherzer is getting himself playoff ready by taking on an extra load.
Junkies feel there's a method to Baker's madness
Many were criticizing why Nats ace pitcher Max Scherzer was being kept in Wednesday night's game after the team has clinched a playoff spot. The Junkies think there's a method to Bakers madness.
Harper still on track with bone bruise injury rehabilitation
The Junkies got an update from Nationals GM Mike Rizzo on how Bryce Harper is recovering.
What was the most crucial move Mike Rizzo made this season?
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo made a lot of moves this season to improve his team. If he had to pick the most important one, which would it be?
Mike Rizzo still gets excited about Division championships
Mike Rizzo has won his share of Division titles and has enjoyed celebrating each one. He told the Junkies Wednesday that his team isn't finished and have their sights set on a World Series Championship.
 Washington Nationals shortstop Wilmer Difo and Nationals center fielder Victor Robles celebrates after defeating the Philadelphia Phillies
Nats within striking range of Dodgers for NL's best team
Throughout the season the Los Angeles Dodgers have dominated the National League, with the Washington Nationals comfortably sitting in second place.
See the moment the Nats found out they won the NL East title
With the Nats' win and the Marlins' loss, Washington clinched the division title and its spot in the postseason.
Matz on what clinching a division title this early proves
ESPN MLB writer Eddie Matz on what it means for the Nats to clinch a division title this early, even in a bad division.
Nationals celebrate NL East
Nationals celebrate after clinching NL East
The Nationals became the 2017 NL East Champions Sunday afternoon, and celebrated accordingly.
Stephen Strasburg
Nats win NL East
The Nationals clinched the NL East after the Braves walked off the Marlins in Atlanta Sunday afternoon.
Taylor's inside-the-park slam lifts Nats over Phillies 11-10
The Nationals got a boost from Michael A. Taylor's inside-the-park grand slam and held on to take down the Phillies. 
Washington Nationals right fielder Rafael Bautista celebrates with shortstop Trea Turner after a victory against the Philadelphia Phillies
Trea Turner shows off baseball IQ
After delivering the go-ahead run for the Nationals, one would think Trea Turner's work was done. You would be wrong. 
Trea Turner goes 5 for 5 against the Reds on June 24
Turner brings back Nats
Trea Turner capped Washington's three-run sixth inning with a two-run single for the Nationals fourth straight win.
Gonzalez helps Nats beat Marlins for eighth time in a row
The threat of Hurricane Irma made for a small showing at Marlins Park Wednesday night, but that didn't slow Gio Gonzalez down.
How do Nats keep a competitive mindset with 17 game lead?
The Nats secured a playoff spot early into the season, so how does GM Mike Rizzo keep his team focused on future "must win" games?
Rizzo: 2017 Nationals 'most balanced team' they've ever had
Nats GM Mike Rizzo acknowledges the strength of his 2017 team, but hasn't been able to see them in full force with so many injuries this season.
Strasburg pitches Nationals to 2-1 win over Marlins
Stephen Strasburg pitched through a leg cramp Tuesday night against the Marlins to help give the Nationals a cushy lead in the NL East.
Bryce hair
Bryce Harper's new hair could take some getting used to
Bryce Harper's been doing everything he can to return to the field for the Nats. According to his Instagram, he's also been doing some things to his hair.
Nationals Brewers Daniel Murphy
Brewers take 3 of 4 from Nats
The Nats couldn't tie the series Sunday afternoon, giving up two homers to Domingo Santana and dropping the game 7-2.
Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer throws a pitch in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers
Injury scare for Scherzer
The Washington Nationals snapped out of their hitting slump just in time and survived a scare when a line drive slammed into ace Max Scherzer's left calf in the first inning
Jayson Werth
Davies gets 16 wins as Brewers beat Nats
Zach Davies tied Zack Greinke for most wins in the majors with 16 on the season.
Max Scherzer and dogs
Max Scherzer helps pets stranded by Hurricane Harvey
Max Scherzer is the lastest D.C. athlete to get involved in the Hurricane Harvey relief effort, and he's doing it in a unique way.
Junkies concerned about state of Harper's rehab progression
After comments from Bryce Harper and Dusty Baker regarding Harper's injury, the Junkies feel Harper is not going to be 100 percent once playoffs comes.
Strasburg homers and tosses complete game shutout
Stephen Strasburg was all business on Wednesday. Not only did the Nationals ace toss a complete game shutout, but he hit a home run as well.
Seeing Scherzer shut down Stanton was 'awesome' for Rizzo
It was superstar vs. superstar Monday night when Nationals' Max Scherzer pitched against Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Even GM Mike Rizzo was excited about it.
As of right now, Rizzo ruling Eaton out for the playoffs
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo told the Junkies as of right now, he's ruling Adam Eaton out for the postseason.
Rizzo still optimistic about Harper returning for playoffs
The Junkies straight up asked Mike Rizzo if Bryce Harper will be ready to return for the postseason after suffering a significant bone bruise and he gave this answer.
Anthony Rendon
Rendon picks up 4 RBIs as Nats beat Marlins
Giancarlo Stanton tied an MLB home run record, but the Nats still topped the Marlins.
Scherzer overpowers Stanton in first return since neck injury
It was superstar vs. superstar Monday night and Nationals' Max Scherzer showed Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton who runs D.C..
Giancarlo Stanton is all momentum going into Nats series
Stanton was eight for 10 in the last three games against the Padres. 
Edwin Jackson tagged out at home
Mets hold off Nats in doubleheader game 1
It was close, but the Nationals couldn't come back against the Mets in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
Sanchez gets hit in chest, still drives in 3 runs in Nats win
After a decade in the minors, not even a body blow from a hard-thrown baseball was going to keep Adrian Sanchez from taking another swing.
Nats can't figure out deGrom, fall 4-2 to Mets
Jacob deGrom had 10 strikeouts en route to a Mets 4-2 win over the Nationals. 
Junkies feel Scherzer does have kink in neck and nothing more
Max Scherzer will miss another start with neck pain and the Junkies are wondering if it is just a kink in his neck or a mechanical issue.
Rizzo not worried about return date for Scherzer
Nats GM Mike Rizzo is more concerned about star pitcher Max Scherzer being healthy than getting him off the DL in a timely manner.
Rizzo: Harper starting to be more mobile around clubhouse
Nats GM Mike Rizzo told the Junkies his team is taking the necessary precautions to make sure Bryce Harper isn't rushing his comeback.
Nats have nine game winning streak vs Houston
It does not matter that the Houston Astros are World Series contenders in the American League, the Nationals keep beating them. 
Why Max Scherzer picked college over pros — at first
Even Max Scherzer didn't know he'd eventually be Max Scherzer one day.
Max Scherzer doesn't regret going to college before MLB
The Nationals' ace talked with Santana Moss on "Route 89" about his career's path.
Stephen Strasburg
Strasburg returns to the Nats
Returning to the mound, Stephen Strasburg played strong including a stretch where he retired 10 straight batters. Just there was no run support.
No Scherzer, no problem
Matt Grace pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings and Howie Kendrick hit a leadoff homer to help the Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 7-1. 
Max Scherzer to the disabled list with neck injury
Max Scherzer is heading to the DL with a neck injury.
Max Scherzer scratched from start against Padres, heading to DL
Nationals ace, Max Scherzer, has been scratched from his start against the Padres.
Feinstein: Nats, Giants game shouldn't have been played
John Feinstein feels the Bryce Harper injury could have been easily prevented and that that game shouldn't have been played in the first place due to the lengthy rain delay.
Route 89: Scherzer talks Nats' plans after Harper's injury
On Route 89 with Santana Moss, Max Scherzer says he's really not too worried about the Nationals hanging onto first place without Bryce Harper. It's the postseason that matters.
Rizzo details rehabilitation process for Harper's return
GM Mike Rizzo described to the Sports Junkies his inital reaction to Bryce Harper's injury and what he will be doing to get back on the diamond.
Rizzo: Harper not doing any rehab below the waist right now
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo explained to the Junkies the rehab Bryce Harper will have to go through before he can return to the diamond.
Rizzo updates the Junkies on Nationals players on the mend
There are several key Nats players coming back from injuries and GM Mike Rizzo gave the Junkies an update on their recoveries.
Rizzo on base injuries:'We're going to have to do something'
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo feels Major League Baseball will do something about players getting injured on bases after several incidents have occurred this season.
Rizzo went into GM mode upon seeing Harper's injury
Nats GM Mike Rizzo gave the Junkies his initial reaction upon witnessing Bryce Harper's injury Saturday night against the Giants.
Which injured National is most important for playoffs?
Five Washington Nationals are still on the injured reserved list and all are vital parts of the team. CSN's Rob Carlin and Brian Mitchell discuss who's comeback will be the biggest.
Washington Nationals left fielder Howie Kendrick rounds the bases after hitting a solo homer against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning at Nationals Park
Kendrick hits 2 HRs vs. former team
It has not taken long for Howie Kendrick to get comfortable in Washington. Two games, three homeruns for the former Angel.
Bryce Harper on the moment he went down with a knee injury
Bryce Harper addresses the media on his knee injury and what was going through his head the moment he went down.
Nats additions are more than anyone could have hoped for
Mike Rizzo has proven he is really good at his job with the Nationals additions this season.
Harper hints he wants to be back to win NL MVP
Bryce Harper suffered a bone bruise after slipping on first base in their game against the Giant Saturday night. Nationals reporter Chelsea Janes said Harper hinted that he wants to get back on the field to...
Kendrick's walkoff grand slam ends lengthy series with Giants
The Nationals' laborious series with the Giants is finally over thanks to Howie Kendrick's extra-inning grand slam on Sunday night.
Harper diagnosed with bone bruise
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo announced that Bryce Harper suffered a bone bruise in the Nationals 3-1 win on Saturday night. 
Harper hurt in win
Bryce Harper sustained what appeared to be a serious left knee injury in the Washington Nationals' 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
Harper leaves carried off field following knee injury
Bryce Harper had to be carried off the field in the first inning after suffering a greusome knee injury while running to first base against the Giants. 
Another lengthy rain delay leads to another Nats postponement
After nearly three hours of a rain delay, the Nationals finally had their game against the Giants postponed by MLB on Friday night.
Stevenson makes game saving catch to help Nats beat Marlins
Left fielder Andrew Stevenson is waking up as Nats fans new favorite player. 
Nats rock the Nickname jerseys
'Make baseball fun again' takes on a whole new meaning with nickname jerseys for MLB's Players Weekend.
Zimmerman breaks franchise record against Marlins
Ryan Zimmerman and Gio Gonzalez were unstoppable Wednesday night against the Marlins.
Rizzo explains Nats game plan for September into postseason
Nats GM Mike Rizzo explained to the Junkies his game plan for getting injured players ready for the postseason.
Rizzo felt he owed it to Nats to rectify weakness on roster
Nats GM Mike Rizzo joined the Junkies Wednesday morning and discussed the reasoning behind his bullpen decisions.
Mike Rizzo: Strasburg is able to pitch in games if needed
Nats GM Mike Rizzo joined the Junkies in studio Wednesday morning and gave a positive update on Stephen Strasburg.
Mark DeRosa predicts Bryce Harper to win NL MVP
With several strong nominees in the National League for MVP, MLB Network analyst Mark DeRosa predicts Bryce Harper will take it home.
DeRosa thinks Baker knows what he's doing with Nats lineup
After some criticism for not putting Rendon higher up in the lineup, MLB Network analyst Mark DeRosa has a feeling Dusty Baker knows what he's doing.
Miami Marlins second baseman Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton does not slow down
The same Marlins pitcher thwarts the Nationals for the second time in nine days and Giancarlo Stanton knocks another dinger.
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Sean Doolittle is congratulated by catcher Matt Wieters after earning a save against the Miami Marlins
Look at that Nats bullpen now
Using two of their newly acquired bullpen pieces, the Washington Nationals squeaked out a close one againsy Miami.
Does #HarperToTheCubs make you nervous?
Does Kris Bryant's wife posting a photo with Bryce Harper's wife campaigning Harper to come to the Cubs, make you nervous? The Junkies feel Nats fan should be ready for Harper's departure.
Wieters grand slam
Wieters' grand slam leads Nats to win
The Nationals had a five-run eighth inning to come back and beat the Cubs.
Cubs top Nationals, 7-4
Wilson Contreras homered and drove in three runs as the Cubs beat the Nationals 7-4.
Tanner Roark, Daniel Murphy lead Nats to win over Cubs
Tanner Roark pitched a gem and the Nationals bullpen shut the door in the final three innings to lock down a 4-2 win over the Cubs. 
A pitching mechanic weighs in on Scherzer and Strasburg
With a huge lead in NL East, pitching mechanic Chris O'Leary feels the Nats should be extra cautious with Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg's injuries.
Revenge on the Nats
Earning his first victory in over a year, Vance Worley pitched a dominant seven innings for the Miami Marlins
Rizzo doesn't believe Eaton can heal in time for playoffs
Nats GM Mike Rizzo doesn't think Adam Eaton will be healed in time for the playoffs and wouldn't want to rush him either.
Rizzo: Not trading with Orioles would be 'bad business move'
Some believe that the Nats and O's would never trade with one another, but Nats GM Mike Rizzo thinks that wouldn't be the best business move.
Did Nats ever talk about acquiring one more starter?
With Stephen Strasburg's injury, did the Nats feel the need to look for one more starter. GM Mike Rizzo filled in the Junkies.
With new additions, how will Nationals work closer rotation?
Nats GM Mike Rizzo made several additions to his bullpen, so how will the team go about getting the most out of them?
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws a pitch in the first inning against the Miami Marlins
Marlins roll after Scherzer exit
With Max Scherzer on the mound, the Washington Nationals built a 6-0 lead after two innings. When he left, it all fell apart.
Losing Max Scherzer would be worst case scenario for Nats
Washington Nationals ace, Max Scherzer left Tuesday's contest with a tight neck and left many concerned about the outlook of the two-time Cy Young winner.
Scherzer goes yard for first time ever, leaves game with injury
Max Scherzer hit his first career home run on Tuesday night, but didn't make it out of the second injury thanks to an injry.
What can Nats fans expect from Howie Kendrick?
MLB Network host Chris Rose had nothing but good things to say about the Nats newest outfielder Howie Kendrick.
Keeping Strasburg healthy is critical for Nats playoff run
Nationals beat reporter Byron Kerr talks how important it will be for the Nats to have Strasburg healthy for a postseason run and just how good their starting pitchers are.
Kerr talks how important Nats bullpen additions have been
Nationals reporter Byron Kerr described to the Junkies how Doolittle, Madson and Kintzler will be huge additions to the team.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Miami Marlins
Gi-No stopped in 9th
Getting lost in the magic behind Gio Gonzalez's no-hit bid, the Washington Nationals won a short, close game. 
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler pitches in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers
Nationals add reliever before trade deadline
Without a clear-cut closer, the Washington Nationals have added another reliever to help bolster the worst bullpen in baseball.
Do the Nats need to make another trade before deadline?
With only a few hours to get a trade done before today's deadline, do that Nats need to add another arm to have a shot at a World Series? The Junkies discuss.
Erick Fedde
Rockies spoil Fedde's debut
The Nationals dropped the first game of their doubleheader against the Rockies as Erick Fedde made his MLB debut.
Ryan Zimmerman
Ryan Zimmerman breaks home run record
The first baseman hit his 238th career home run, breaking the all-time D.C. record.
Nats don't have an answer for Marquez
German Marquez carried a perfect game into the sixth inning and Colorado beat Washington 4-2 on Saturday. 
Nationals trade for utility man from division rival
The Nats added some bench help before the trade deadline.
With Strasburg on DL, who could Nats be looking to acquire?
Nats on-field reporter Dan Kolko spoke with the Junkies about who the Nats could acquire to help the team while Strasburg is on the DL.