Category Archives: Analysis

First 18-gamer of 2018: Happy to escape at 9-9

 Lots of us would rather just forget the beginning of this season, so I’m almost reluctant to bring back the 18-gamers.  But here we are – exactly 1/9th of the way through the season, so it’s time to take … Continue reading

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#Nats thoughts for Week 1

When Kevin Long took over as the hitting coach for the Washington Nationals, there was optimism that we would see immediate improvement. The misconception is in the expectations. Change takes time. Change takes patience. Give it time and be patient. … Continue reading

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Almost all of the #Nats non-roster invitees are gone!

The Washington Nationals have cut their list of non-roster invitees down from an original 21 to two (one of whom wasn’t even originally part of that list!) with a series of moves today meant to streamline their slate of players … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hellickson officially joins the #Nats…so, now what?

The Washington Nationals were looking at a competition for the fifth starter job in their rotation that, quite frankly, wasn’t too appealing. A.J. Cole spent years as a pitching prospect before finally graduating from prospect status last season. But while … Continue reading

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And then there were…45! #Nats roster battle coming into focus in WPB

It’s an off-day for the Washington Nationals in West Palm Beach, but nobody with anything to prove is going to be relaxing too much today. The Nats made their third round of cuts immediately after last night’s 7–4 victory over … Continue reading

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Brooks Robinson: The Greatest Defensive Player in Baseball History, at Any Position (7 of 7)

Skip directly to Part 1 Bottom of the 9th In the Preambulum, I made a bold proclamation: I said I was going to all-but prove to you that Brooks Robinson was the greatest defensive player ever to play baseball, at … Continue reading

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The #Nats are dealing with some injuries!

The Washington Nationals had hoped for better health at this point in spring training. Several players (Joe Ross, Adam Eaton, Daniel Murphy) entered camp still rehabbing from surgeries they underwent in 2017. A few more have been put on the … Continue reading

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Brooks Robinson: The Greatest Defensive Player in Baseball History, at Any Position (6 of 7)

Skip directly to Part 1 Game 5 Announcing Game 5 – and this video is in color! – with thanks to YouTube user MLBClassics – again in Memorial Stadium, are Gowdy and Kubek from NBC, along with Thompson from the Orioles. 

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It’s just Spring Training and stars lineup for a #Nats win!

The Washington Nationals won this game by a final score of 2-to-1 to improve to 3-4-1 in the Grapefruit League. Victor Robles‘ solo home run was the difference in this game along with Max Scherzer‘s pitching and Trea Turner scored … Continue reading

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What will the #Nats do with an open 25-man roster spot?

We’re now a week into Grapefruit League action, and while that’s still very early, we’re beginning to see some patterns emerging and perhaps a few hints for Opening Day from the Washington Nationals. It appears increasingly likely that second baseman … Continue reading

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