Scherzer, Perez commit to World Baseball Classic

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With the World Baseball Classic just a few months away, the rosters are beginning to take shape. More names surfaced Monday as the World Baseball Classic released an initial list of 30 players, spanning 16 countries, who are confirmed to be participating in this year’s tournament.

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Nats make splash with Eaton deal at Meetings

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The Nationals were one of the most active teams at the Winter Meetings, inquiring about nearly every major name on the free-agent and trade market. General manager Mike Rizzo came into the week with a deep arsenal of prospects at his disposal, some money to spend and the willingness to pull off an aggressive trade.

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Zim out to prove he has hits left in tank

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Ryan Zimmerman was once the undisputed face of the franchise, the very first pick after the Nationals relocated to D.C. who endured the 100-loss seasons and heartache before enjoying the team’s success during the past five seasons. Zimmerman was as frustrated as anyone with his own production from last season, but he is intent on proving he still has something left in the tank.

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Center of attention: Eaton is a hit in DC

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Once Adam Eaton saw the White Sox had traded ace Chris Sale to the Red Sox on Wednesday, he knew it opened up the possibility that he would also be dealt. He just wasn’t expecting to find out that he had been traded to the Nationals later that night.

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