Category Archives: Analysis

Flying the “L” and “L”essons on “L”osing

When the Cubs acquired Cole Hamels and Daniel Murphy, they were supposed to be on the verge of completing what was supposed to be a roster set to compete with the titans of the American League in the World Series. … Continue reading

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“We’ll see if I’m in those plans [for the Nats future]” — Bryce Harper

Yesterday, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper appeared on MLB Network with Alexa Datt and they had a chat about his 2018 season. Harper was asked this question, “Right now you’re playing alongside what the Nationals would consider the ‘Dream Team’ … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions: September call-up time for the #Nats

Rosters have expanded as the calendar has rolled over to September 2018. Major league teams can now carry up to 40 players on their active roster. Most won’t choose to roll with that many, but still, this is traditionally the … Continue reading

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Trying to grasp the impact of the 14 times the #Nats have been shutout in 2018

For those trying to grasp the impact of the 14-times the Washington Nationals have been shutout this season, we created a chart for you (below) to analyze what has been a complicated relationship between how well the Nationals have pitched in those … Continue reading

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If you thought the #Nats threw in the towel yesterday, you weren’t paying attention!

For those paying attention to the Washington Nationals, when the team did not add a competent starting pitcher before the trade deadline the team did not portray themselves as a team that was “going for it.” The Nats essentially weakened themselves … Continue reading

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Nationals do a 180° after three weeks from their proclamation that they are going for it!

Sometimes you pivot and do a 180°. That is what Mike Rizzo and team ownership did, but in a very small way as they just traded Matt Adams and Daniel Murphy after declaring three weeks ago that the team is going for … Continue reading

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The next 3-days seem like 3 Game 5’s for the #Nats

There are long odds for the Washington Nationals who are only still barely breathing in the NL East race and 7.0 games behind because the Phillies and Braves have not been able to win lately and send the knock-out punch to … Continue reading

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The case for optimism #Nats

Following one of the worst weeks of one of the most disappointing years in Nats history, most of us have long since concluded that this season is a lost season (I think I said something like ‘let’s be real it … Continue reading

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Revisiting Bryce Harper at the Trade Deadline

A few days before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline, we heard for the first time that the Washington Nationals were actually listening to other teams on Bryce Harper. While this was discussed here fairly extensively for a long time … Continue reading

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Time for an exorcism for the Nationals

* August 12th 2018 marked the Nationals most excruciating regular season loss in the team’s history. A loss was actually snatched from the jaws of victory.

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