Jim Bowden's Frank Robinson's 'high energy' staff shaping up: Davey Lopes (first-base coach); Mitchell Page (hitting coach); and Tony Beasley (third-base coach) hired.
"We're very excited about each one of these guys.'" (Jim Bowden via Washington Post 1/13/2006)
>The Washington Times notes that Nats are close to an agreement with Brian Schneider, but remain 'far apart' on new deals for Nick Johnson and Alfonso Soriano. "Without an agreement in place with Johnson and Soriano, both sides must submit arbitration figures by Tuesday." (via Washington Times 1/13/2006)