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What do the #Nats need to do this off-season?

The off-season has officially arrived, and the first news of free agents signing with teams and trades being made is expected to start breaking within days. It’s a time of the year fondly (and not-so-fondly) called “Hot Stove season”, as … Continue reading

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Grading the Washington Nationals: Position players part deux

The rest of the Nats’ roster of position players has to face my utterly unscientific grading rubric, too. There’s no escape, not for the likes of Adam Lind and not for the likes of Rafael Bautista. I didn’t quite get … Continue reading

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Grading the 2017 Washington Nationals: Position players

Sorry, Nats position players: You don’t escape without being graded too, just like the pitchers. (In case I need to disclaim: These grades are determined by an entirely unscientific process that involves my own gut feeling. Disagree? Tell me why … Continue reading

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Grading the 2017 Washington Nationals: Pitchers

The term has ended, and now the report card is due. How did the Washington Nationals fare in 2017? Some excelled. Some disappointed. While we lick our wounds from another first-round loss in the playoffs, let’s take a look back … Continue reading

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#TGTNH! Twenty #Nats had the first hit of the game this season…

Listen: Nobody loves their sports broadcasters all the time. Sometimes, FP Santangelo will say something that makes us scratch our heads, or tell a groan-worthy joke. But there’s something he says every game that every Nats fan is excited to … Continue reading

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The Little Moments That Make a #Nats Season

What makes a baseball season? Well, for starters, 162 games. Before it starts, there’s some games that don’t count. After it ends, there’s some games that very much do. But a season of Washington Nationals baseball is made not just … Continue reading

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The Nationals have some interesting farmhands. Who could make a difference for them this season?

The 2017 baseball season has really flown by, and we now stand less than a month away from September 1, the magical date upon which rosters expand and games become 45 minutes longer because of all the extra pitching changes. … Continue reading

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It’s time for some Nationals roster math!

The surprise acquisition of Howie Kendrick gives the Washington Nationals a clear answer as to who, between corner outfielders Chris Heisey and Ryan Raburn, will eventually emerge as the right-handed backup left/right fielder and power pinch-hitter off the bench. That … Continue reading

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Can the Nationals win the World Series without making another trade?

The answer, of course, is yes! The Nationals right now have arguably a better team than the Kansas City Royals that took home the championship in 2015, or the San Francisco Giants who topped them the year before. No fewer … Continue reading

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Any room on the roster for an NRI? The picture for the Nats’ last spots is becoming clear

The week was certainly an eventful one for the Washington Nationals. The United States won the World Baseball Classic, with Nats pitcher Tanner Roark and second baseman Daniel Murphy contributing to the effort. Outfielder Michael A. Taylor missed a few … Continue reading

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