Category Archives: Lineup

Who’s heading north? Mike Rizzo has options for the #Nats

The Washington Nationals are almost fully constructed for Opening Day, barring a significant injury during the month of March. After a (sometimes aggravatingly) sleepy winter, general manager Mike Rizzo emerged from hibernation last month, snapping up first baseman Adam Lind, … Continue reading

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Filling in the pinholes as #Nats don’t have gaping holes

The Nationals have no post-season starters that will be Free Agents. They have pinholes as Mark Melancon and Wilson Ramos are the two key players that could be headed to free agency. With Ramos recovering from a knee surgery, he … Continue reading

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On Base Analysis by Batting Order

In the last couple of weeks there have been questions about the batting order. And historically there has much debate about who, and what kind of batter should bat in certain spots in the order. So in response to those … Continue reading

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A Totally Subjective Analysis of Why the 2016 Nationals Will (Finally) Win 100 Games

I love analytics. Really. The numbers quite often confirm what we see on the field, and indeed they often explain why things are the way they are. You want to know when Bryce Harper  took that next step and became an … Continue reading

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Florida weather causing issues with starting rotation #Nats + Today’s line-up

After Friday’s wash-out in Jupiter and yesterday’s cancellation of the game in Viera, the Nats  shuffled the starters to go with Stephen Strasburg today for a 1:05 start in Jupiter vs. the Cardinals, and the Nats move Scherzer to tomorrow … Continue reading

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The January 8th 2016 line-up all appears together on March 13th 2016 #Nats

It took exactly a dozen games into the Spring Training schedule for the January 8th line-up to debut. Why January 8th you may ask? That was the date when Mike Rizzo traded for Ben Revere as the speedy lead-off man … Continue reading

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Spring Training starts and the #Nats success in 2016 could hinge on their CPOY candidates!

  Today is the first official day of Spring Training as Pitchers & Catchers report later today! Yesterday, we talked about the Nats MVP, ROY, & CY & MOY, and today we talk about potential CPOY candidates.  You may ask,  what … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Baseball!

Many of the Washington Nationals coaches and players will be headed to Viera this week to get ready for Spring Training, and here’s a pic you probably never thought you would see: Bryce Harper sporting a Washington Redskins cap! Bryce … Continue reading

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Revisiting Mike Rizzo’s quotes from November + Stat projections

Below are FanGraph′s projections that we have compiled in a graph for the 2016 Nats. We took a graphic look at where FanGraphs have the Nats projected on the standard slash: Batting Average, On-Base-Percentage, Slugging %, OPS

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The January 14th Lineup. What is it? #Nats

Earlier today, Daniel Murphy did an interview with Thom Loverro and Kevin Sheehan on ESPN 980 . Loverro asked Murphy, “from the outside looking in, what do you think went wrong with the Washington Nationals last year?” Murphy simply started his … Continue reading

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