Category Archives: PostSeason

Breaking: The #Nats NLDS roster is set with many surprises!

Many of us thought that Dusty Baker would configure the team once again with a 7-man bullpen and a 6-man bench — and he has. There are a few surprises on the NLDS roster just like last year. The players who … Continue reading

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The final #Nats NLDS roster has not been finalized

As George Steinbrenner once said as the iconic owner of the Yankees, “Anybody seen Reggie Jackson? I need a Mr. October, and all I’ve got is a Mr. May — Dave Winfield“. Sure, it wasn’t congenial of Steinbrenner to say, and he … Continue reading

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Does Victor Robles have a real shot at making the NLDS roster?

You can only carry 25 players on your post-season roster. That is a rule. No expanded rosters in the post-season like managers have now.  Last year in the NLDS, Dusty Baker went with an ill-advised 6 man bench and a … Continue reading

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What is your stacking order for the Washington Nationals starting rotation?

There is no doubt that your top 3 pitchers for the Washington Nationals this year have been Max Scherzer, Gio Gonzalez, and Stephen Strasburg. Seeding them at this point by ERA is easy in that order. Scherzer and Strasburg were … Continue reading

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The trade winds are blowing amidst the hot July sun for the #Nats

Many contending teams will be making trades starting today, will the Nationals be one of them? Last year at this time, the Nationals were not in a hurry to make trades although the need for a lefty man in the … Continue reading

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9th and Last 18 gamer: Time to take the next step

For previous 18-gamers, click here. Everyone’s attention has turned to the playoffs, and Saturday’s rainout means we have to wait until 1 pm on Sunday to see if the Nats can overcome that 1-0 deficit to the Dodgers. So there’s … Continue reading

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7 Games Left and Counting Down to the #Nats in the Post-Season

Time to update our post from last week, 13 Games Left and Counting Down to the #Nats in the Post-Season. The Nationals have clinched the NL East and now the focus needs to be home field advantage for the National … Continue reading

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Proposed MLB Schedule Changes

In a recent post (Exactly who are the DHs in the AL?) coolhandbane suggested an article on shortening the MLB schedule. And Laura Peebles mentioned double-headers and problems that MLB has in scheduling make-up games for rain-outs given that many teams … Continue reading

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Postseason strategies are different. They just are.

The clutch closer again makes the difference in the playoffs. Whether it was Luke Gregerson for Houston or Kenley Jansen for the Dodgers or Wade Davis for the Royals or Jeurys Familia for the Mets these closers made every save … Continue reading

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Playoffs update: A broken leg leads to more debate!

With a runner on 2nd and 1 out and the Dodgers down by 1 run, Chase Utley was inserted as a pinch-hitter and promptly blooped a single to the outfield which sent the runner to 3rd.  Bartolo Colon had replaced … Continue reading

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