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  • • NL East Notes: Mets, Realmuto, Cano, Marlins, Brinson, Sierra
    Let’s check in on a pair of teams from the National League East… The Mets pushed hard to land J.T. Realmuto before he was ultimately traded from Miami to Philadelphia, and Mike Puma of the New York Post writes in his latest mailbag column that the team’s pursuit of Realmuto might not yet be over.…...2020
  • • A Battle Of NL East Superstars
    We’ve seen two of the brightest young offensive stars in baseball emerge in the National League East over the past couple years. The Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. and the Nationals’ Juan Soto have been enormously successful since they made their debuts in 2018, and the outfielders have played important roles in helping lead their clubs…...2020
  • • Prospect Faceoff: Pick An Outfielder
    We at MLBTR have been doing head-to-head comparisons of some of baseball’s elite prospects in recent weeks. Let’s keep it going with a pair of the minors’ top young outfielders, the Mariners’ Jarred Kelenic and the Braves’ Cristian Pache. The two would have been National League East rivals had the Mets not traded Kelenic (we’ve…...2020
  • • Offseason In Review: Atlanta Braves
    It was a busy offseason for the Braves, the back-to-back National League East champions, but maybe not an ideal one. While the Braves signed nine players to major league contracts, they lost their top free agent, third baseman Josh Donaldson. Major League Signings Will Smith, LHP: Three years, $40MM Marcell Ozuna, OF: One year, $18MM…...2020
  • • Atlanta Braves offseason review
    It was a busy offseason for the Braves, the back-to-back National League East champions, but maybe not an ideal one. While the Braves signed nine players to major league contracts, they lost their top free agent, third baseman Josh Donaldson. Major League Signings Will Smith, LHP: Three years, $40M Marcell Ozuna, OF: One year, $18M Cole Hamels, LHP: One year, $18M Travis d’Arnaud, C: Two years, $1...2020
  • • 14 NL East Pitchers Looking For Bounce-Back Years
    We took a look Tuesday at 10 position players from the National League East who are hoping 2020 goes better than last year did. Let’s now explore an even larger selection of pitchers seeking rebound efforts this season… Mike Foltynewicz, RHP, Braves: Foltynewicz was an indispensable part of the Braves’ rotation two years ago, but…...2020
  • • 14 NL East pitchers looking for bounce-back years
    We took a look at 10 position players from the National League East who are hoping 2020 goes better than last year did. Let’s now explore an even larger selection of pitchers seeking rebound efforts this season… Mike Foltynewicz, RHP, Braves: Foltynewicz was an indispensable part of the Braves’ rotation two years ago, but the beginning of last season went so poorly for him that the team optioned h...2020
  • • MLBTR Poll: NL East Favorite
    The World Series champions came from the National League East in 2019, when the appropriately named Nationals took home their first-ever title. It has been an active few months in the division since then. Even the notoriously low-budget Marlins have gotten in on the act, having added multiple veterans in an attempt to climb out…...2020
  • • Nationals cite ‘preparation issues’ in firing pitching coach
    The Washington Nationals have fired their pitching coach after a disappointing start to the season. The Nationals are 13-17 and currently in fourth place in the National League East. Despite earning a 2-1 victory on Thursday, the team decided it was time to go in a different direction with their pitching coach, firing Derek Lilliquist due to what Washington GM Mike Rizzo called “preparation issues...2019
  • • Getaway Day: Does anybody want to win the NL East?
    Do any of you want to win the National League East? The others teams in the division don’t seem to want it. Going into Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals were separated by 3.5 games. The Phillies and the Mets were the only teams with winning records and each team has glaring holes that could easily be fixed. The NL East (except for th...2019

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National League East injury and suspension

  • • NL East Injury Notes: Hunter, Glover, Soroka, Victor Victor
    The Mets have had a few notable health issues arise early in camp, with Todd Frazier (link) and Jed Lowrie (link) each coming down with maladies. But they aren’t alone in that regard. Here are injury notes from the remaining four teams in the National League East: Phillies setup man Tommy Hunter has been diagnosed…...2019
  • • Gabe Kapler: Tommy Hunter won't throw for two weeks
    The Mets have had a few notable health issues arise early in camp, with Todd Frazier (link) and Jed Lowrie (link) each coming down with maladies. But they aren’t alone in that regard. Here are injury notes from the remaining four teams in the National League East: Phillies setup man Tommy Hunter has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 flexor strain in his right forearm and won’t throw for two weeks, man...2019
  • • NL East Notes: Eickhoff, Phillies, deGrom, Mets, Realmuto, Braves
    The latest from the National League East . . . Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff, who made just three late-season appearances for the club in 2018 after battling wrist pain and numbness stemming from untreated carpal tunnel syndrome, is apparently feeling “100 percent” healthy this offseason after undergoing surgery on October 1, writes The Athletic’s Meghan…...2019
  • • Phillies' Jerad Eickhoff feeling '100% healthy' after offseason wrist surgery
    The latest from the National League East . . . Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff, who made just three late-season appearances for the club in 2018 after battling wrist pain and numbness stemming from untreated carpal tunnel syndrome, is apparently feeling “100 percent” healthy this offseason after undergoing surgery on October 1, writes The Athletic’s Meghan Montemurro. During the moderately-in...2019
  • • Braves activate Arodys Vizcaino
    The Braves announced Friday that they’ve activated right-hander Arodys Vizcaino from the 60-day disabled list. In order to open a spot on the 40-man roster, Atlanta reinstated lefty Luiz Gohara from the minor league disabled list, called him up to the Majors, and placed him on the MLB 60-day DL due to shoulder soreness of his own.Vizcaino, 27, was in the midst of a dominant season when he hit the ...2018
  • • Nationals activate Stephen Strasburg to start Wednesday
    Three-time All-Star Stephen Strasburg has started a total of one game since June 8. His latest injury, a pinched nerve in the neck, has kept the Washington Nationals’ ace out for the past month-plus.That will change Wednesday night with Strasburg being activated from the disabled list in time to start against the division-rival Philadelphia Phillies. It might be a little too late for both the star...2018
  • • Strasburg and Herrera could rejoin Nats by Aug. 21
    Here’s the latest key injury news from around Major League Baseball: There is a chance that starter Stephen Strasburg and reliever Kelvin Herrera will rejoin the Nationals during their next series against the division-rival Phillies, which begins Aug. 21, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com writes. Strasburg has been out since July 20 with a pinched nerve in his neck, while Herrera hasn’t pitched sin...2018
  • • Report: Mets to keep their top starting pitchers
    The New York Mets have reportedly decided to keep three of their prized starting pitchers in hopes of contending next season.The Mets are currently in last place in the National League East. Teams in that position often take on the role of “seller” at the trade deadline and deal their top players. Between Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler, the Mets have three starting pitchers who wo...2018
  • • Harvey boosts stock as Reds hold off Braves
    Matt Harvey went a season-high 6 2/3 innings as the Reds beat the National League East-leading Braves. Both clubs lost pitchers to injury, as Anibal Sanchez exited in the fifth with cramping in his right leg and Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett sustained a lower leg contusion on a comebacker in the eighth. Jesse Winker drove in two for the Reds....2018
  • • Your move, Phils: How Nats' trade impacts race
    It was a strange night in the National League East race. The Phillies, the only team in the hunt for the division title that gained ground, surely can't help feeling a bit frustrated. The Nationals, who won the resumption of a suspended game but lost their nightcap, will arrive at the park on Tuesday with a spring in their step....2018

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National League East trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • NL East Notes: Mets, Realmuto, Cano, Marlins, Brinson, Sierra
    Let’s check in on a pair of teams from the National League East… The Mets pushed hard to land J.T. Realmuto before he was ultimately traded from Miami to Philadelphia, and Mike Puma of the New York Post writes in his latest mailbag column that the team’s pursuit of Realmuto might not yet be over.…...2020
  • • Prospect Faceoff: Pick An Outfielder
    We at MLBTR have been doing head-to-head comparisons of some of baseball’s elite prospects in recent weeks. Let’s keep it going with a pair of the minors’ top young outfielders, the Mariners’ Jarred Kelenic and the Braves’ Cristian Pache. The two would have been National League East rivals had the Mets not traded Kelenic (we’ve…...2020
  • • Offseason In Review: Atlanta Braves
    It was a busy offseason for the Braves, the back-to-back National League East champions, but maybe not an ideal one. While the Braves signed nine players to major league contracts, they lost their top free agent, third baseman Josh Donaldson. Major League Signings Will Smith, LHP: Three years, $40MM Marcell Ozuna, OF: One year, $18MM…...2020
  • • Atlanta Braves offseason review
    It was a busy offseason for the Braves, the back-to-back National League East champions, but maybe not an ideal one. While the Braves signed nine players to major league contracts, they lost their top free agent, third baseman Josh Donaldson. Major League Signings Will Smith, LHP: Three years, $40M Marcell Ozuna, OF: One year, $18M Cole Hamels, LHP: One year, $18M Travis d’Arnaud, C: Two years, $1...2020
  • • Getaway Day: Does anybody want to win the NL East?
    Do any of you want to win the National League East? The others teams in the division don’t seem to want it. Going into Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals were separated by 3.5 games. The Phillies and the Mets were the only teams with winning records and each team has glaring holes that could easily be fixed. The NL East (except for th...2019
  • • This sums up exactly how wild the NL East was this winter
    Although the MLB Hot Stove has made waves in the past couple weeks, this offseason was another slow one. Nolan Arenado‘s well-deserved payday was a welcome sight, but Manny Machado and Bryce Harper needing until the end of February to find new homes was frustrating to watch. However, it’s fair to say the National League East did its best to keep things interesting. Outside of the Miami Marlins lik...2019
  • • Miami Marlins' odds of winning NL East laughable compared to division opponents
    Although every MLB team has a clean slate with Opening Day on the horizon, some have more reasons to be optimistic than others. Virtually everyone in baseball is aware 2019 will be yet another tough year for the Miami Marlins as they continue rebuilding. However, that doesn’t make the comparison between them and the rest of their National League East opponents any less stark. The NL East already a...2019
  • • Phillies reportedly sign Bryce Harper
    The wait that’s gone on for most of the offseason is over. Free agent Bryce Harper has reportedly signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. This is a massive signing for the Phillies. First of all, it makes them better. By just about any metric, the Philadelphia right fielders were among the least productive in baseball 2018. They hit only .225/.318/.374 with 20 home runs. By contrast, Harper is a .2...2019
  • • Gabe Kapler: Tommy Hunter won't throw for two weeks
    The Mets have had a few notable health issues arise early in camp, with Todd Frazier (link) and Jed Lowrie (link) each coming down with maladies. But they aren’t alone in that regard. Here are injury notes from the remaining four teams in the National League East: Phillies setup man Tommy Hunter has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 flexor strain in his right forearm and won’t throw for two weeks, man...2019
  • • Athletics, lefty Jerry Blevins reportedly agree to minor-league deal
    The Oakland Athletics have reached agreement on a minor-league contract with left-hander Jerry Blevins, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  Blevins would earn a $1.5M base salary if he makes the big league roster. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported just minutes prior that Blevins and the A’s were close to a deal. With this deal, the Excel Sports client will be returning t...2019

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  • • Max Scherzer says finger is healed, no longer an issue
    The Washington Nationals and their fans can rest easy. Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer — who was dealing with a knuckle injury — threw in Grapefruit League action on Wednesday and had no negative effects. Scherzer went 4.2 innings, surrendered five hits, walked one, allowed two earned runs and struck out four.But as is so often the case with pitchers in spring training, how he felt ...2017
  • • Clay Buchholz Trade a Win-Win for Red Sox, Phillies
    2016
  • • MLB Teams That Could Now Be Facing Nightmare Offseason Scenarios
    2016
  • • Nationals Snagging Kenley Jansen Would Put Mets in Need of an NL East Power Move
    2016
  • • A.J. Ellis to Marlins: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction
    2016
  • • Final Predictions, Teams to Watch at 2016 MLB Winter Meetings
    2016
  • • Mark Melancon to Giants: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction
    2016
  • • Kenley Jansen Would Be Classic Head-Scratching Move for Adrift Marlins Franchise
    2016
  • • Projecting the Domino Effect If MLB's Biggest 2016 Hot Stove Rumors Come True
    2016
  • • Jeremy Hellickson Accepts Phillies' Qualifying Offer: Contract Details, Reaction
    2016

National League East kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Nationals Snagging Kenley Jansen Would Put Mets in Need of an NL East Power Move
    2016
  • • Final Predictions, Teams to Watch at 2016 MLB Winter Meetings
    2016
  • • MLB Rumors: Latest Pre-Trade Deadline Buzz on Jay Bruce and More
    2016
  • • MLB Rumors: Latest Pre-Trade Deadline Buzz on Jay Bruce and More
    2016

Top National League East news

  • • Cubs hold off valiant Nats rally to win opener
    Even as the Cubs have hovered around .500 this season, the Nationals are treating this four-game series as a measuring stick against the defending World Series champions. And this scene at Nationals Park is serving as a potential postseason preview, with the National League East winner currently slated to match up with the winner of the NL Central in October. And the opener certainly delivered the...2017
  • • Braves knock around Gio, shut out Nationals
    The Braves helped the Nationals wrap up the National League East on Sunday afternoon, but Atlanta did Washington no favors during an 8-0 thumping Tuesday night at Nationals Park....2017
  • • Braves knock around Gio, shut out Nationals
    The Braves helped the Nationals wrap up the National League East on Sunday afternoon, but Atlanta did Washington no favors during an 8-0 thumping Tuesday night at Nationals Park....2017
  • • After victory, Nats clinch if Marlins lose
    Stephen Strasburg brought the Nationals to the cusp of clinching the National League East on Sunday afternoon by tossing eight shutout innings in Washington's 3-2 victory over the Phillies at Nationals Park. The victory reduces the Nationals' magic number to 1 with the Marlins and Braves tied at 5 in the seventh inning in Atlanta....2017
  • • Phils slow Nats' march to NL East title; No. is 2
    The Phillies put up five early runs and held on for a 5-4 win at Nationals Park on Saturday night. The Nats' magic number to clinch the National League East dropped to two after the Marlins lost to the Braves in Atlanta....2017
  • • Rangers win 7th straight behind Darvish gem
    The Rangers have fought their way back to the .500 mark, while the Phillies continue their slide in the National League East....2017
  • • Nats rally to beat Phils, trim magic number
    The Nationals began their longest homestand of the year Thursday on the verge of securing their fourth National League East title in the past six seasons. They continued to roll toward that goal with a 4-3 victory at Nationals Park in their first matchup with the Phillies since May....2017
  • • Nats top Marlins despite Stanton's 53rd clout
    Anthony Rendon had a home run and four RBIs, and Daniel Murphy chipped in with a homer and three runs batted in, and the Nationals rolled past the Marlins, 7-2, moving 16 games ahead of second-place Miami in the National League East....2017
  • • Backed by trip jacks, Scherzer makes Mets fold
    The Mets entered this weekend's four-game series against the Nationals hoping to pull closer to contention in the as-yet uncompetitive National League East. Instead, it's the Nats who have taken advantage of the opportunity, widening their division lead back to double digits with a 7-2 win Friday night at Citi Field....2017
  • • Matz goes 7 innings, but Scherzer stifles Mets
    The Mets entered this weekend's four-game series against the Nationals hoping to pull closer to contention in the as-yet uncompetitive National League East. Instead, it's the Nats who have taken advantage of the opportunity, widening their division lead back to double digits with a 7-2 win Friday night at Citi Field....2017

National League East fantasy rankings and news

  • • The case for the Nationals to win it all
    Once again, the Washington Nationals resemble as much of an impressive fantasy baseball draft as they do a ballclub that actually exists in real-life. They are a stunning collection of mostly mid-prime talent that has sent 12 representatives to the All-Star Game over the past three years. Led by a former MVP winner in Bryce Harper and the two-time reigning NL Cy Young recipient in Max Scherzer, th...2018
  • • Tale of the fantasy tape: Mets vs. Nationals
    The rivalry between the Nationals and Mets has heated up in recent seasons, as the two clubs have produced the past three National League East champions. Before they settle their competition on the field in 2017, we can get a head start on assessing these clubs by comparing the fantasy value of their key players for the upcoming campaign....2017
  • • Tale of the fantasy tape: Mets vs. Nationals
    The rivalry between the Nationals and Mets has heated up in recent seasons, as the two clubs have produced the past three National League East champions. Before they settle their competition on the field in 2017, we can get a head start on assessing these clubs by comparing the fantasy value of their key players for the upcoming campaign....2017

National League East schedule, game

  • • This sums up exactly how wild the NL East was this winter
    2019
  • • Miami Marlins' odds of winning NL East laughable compared to division opponents
    2019
  • • Buster's Buzz: Why Nationals' defense will be much better in 2019
    While the potential loss of Bryce Harper could be a big blow to Washington's lineup, an offseason defensive overhaul might be the difference-maker in a tough National League East fight....2019
  • • 8 Braves named to Top 100 Prospects list
    As the Braves look to defend their National League East crown in 2019, they not only have a strong group in their starting lineup, but several promising prospects in their farm system. Atlanta has eight players on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list, revealed Saturday night on MLB Network. The only team with more is the Padres (10)....2019
  • • Evaluating Braves' outfield options for 2019
    Adding a front-line starting pitcher might be the most influential move the Braves could make this winter. But like with its bullpen, Atlanta has the internal options available to form a rotation that could be at least as effective as the one that brought the Braves last season's National League East crown....2019
  • • Report: At least 14 teams interested in J.T. Realmuto
    One of the biggest names on the MLB trade market is J.T. Realmuto. Should the Miami Marlins decide to deal their catcher, they’ll have plenty of options. Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reported that “the Marlins have interest from no fewer than 14 teams for star catcher.” Excluding the Washington Nationals, this includes all of their National League East rivals. That there’s a lot of interest is far...2018
  • • Report: Dallas Keuchel high on Braves' 'wish list'
    Could Dallas Keuchel be heading to the Atlanta Braves? The free-agent left-hander is “high on their wish list,” Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes. Keuchel rejected a qualifying offer from the Astros in favor of reaching the open market, but because the Braves received revenue sharing and didn’t exceed the competitive balance tax in 2018, they’d only lose their third-highest draft pick in sig...2018
  • • 7 takeaways from Donaldson's deal with Braves
    Monday sparked, at last, the first bit big free-agency business this offseason, with the Atlanta Braves -- the defending National League East champions -- snatching up one of the biggest names on the market. They signed 2015 American League MVP Award winner Josh Donaldson to a one-year, $23 million contract, filling a hole at third base and fortifying a lineup that already looked like one of the b...2018
  • • Braves turn focus to potential NLDS matchups
    Having clinched the National League East with Saturday's 5-3 win over the Phillies, the Braves will now wait to see how the rest of the postseason picture develops. As of now, they would be lined up to face the winner of the NL West battle being waged between the Rockies and the Dodgers. But this could change if the Cubs slip during the regular season's final week and do not end up with the NL's b...2018
  • • Phils' playoff chances dealt a blow by Braves
    The Phillies knew they needed to sweep the Braves this week to keep their faint postseason hopes alive. They will not sweep the Braves at SunTrust Park, however, following Thursday night's 8-3 loss. The first-place Braves have a 6 1/2-game lead over the Phillies in the National League East. Even if the Phillies win nine of their remaining 10 games, they would need the Braves to finish no better th...2018

National League East rumors, scandals

  • • Getaway Day: Does anybody want to win the NL East?
    2019
  • • MLB Teams That Could Now Be Facing Nightmare Offseason Scenarios
    2016
  • • Projecting the Domino Effect If MLB's Biggest 2016 Hot Stove Rumors Come True
    2016
  • • Is Max Scherzer Ready to Become MLB's Next Elite Postseason Ace?
    2016
  • • Electric Rookie Trea Turner Providing Crucial Spark for Nationals
    2016
  • • Electric Rookie Trea Turner Providing Crucial Spark for Nationals
    2016
  • • MLB Rumors: Latest Pre-Trade Deadline Buzz on Jay Bruce and More
    2016
  • • MLB Rumors: Latest Pre-Trade Deadline Buzz on Jay Bruce and More
    2016
  • • MLB Rumors: Top 2016 Trade Reports on Sonny Gray and More
    2016
  • • MLB Rumors: Top 2016 Trade Reports on Sonny Gray and More
    2016

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