Category Archives: Bullpen

Nats News & Notes| The Draft, The Bullpen, Ryan Zimmerman

THE DRAFT Today is the first day of the 2017 MLB amateur draft. The Nationals first pick is at number 25 which some believe never gets you top talent. Au contraire, Mike Trout was a 25th overall pick and so … Continue reading

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And they’re back! First 18-gamer of 2017 #Nats

My 18-game posts have a long and sordid history.  For those who are new to this rodeo, check out the first few paragraphs of last year’s first 18-gamer for an explanation of what these posts are all about.  And for links to … Continue reading

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Today could have been much worse. What’s up with the bullpen?

Today we could have been writing a depressing tale about how the Nats bullpen lost a game while allowing a 5 run lead to disappear, and thankfully we are not. Luckily yesterday against the Reds, only a 4-run disappeared, and … Continue reading

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Meet the Nats New Pen

Last December the Nats acquired four new relievers in rapid succession. I quickly read about each of them but remembered almost nothing as it was in the middle of the “You like that” craze. So with the Nats spring training … Continue reading

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Updated: Report from the Hot Stove #Nats #Rizzo

“I am a firm believer in the American people. If given the truth, they can be depended on to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”–Abraham Lincoln. And yes, there were … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions. #Nats must make roster moves. Talk Nats

There is some very simple math in the roster shuffle that the 40 man roster can’t ever go above 40.  Simple math doesn’t make the reduction in staff simple. If the Nats don’t make any trades of players on the … Continue reading

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‘Twas the night of Christmas, when all through NatsTown,

‘Twas the night of Christmas, when all through NatsTown, not a Free Agent was stirring, not even that Angelos [expletive deleted] clown. The stockings were hung by the lockers with care, in hopes that Blackmon or Span soon would be … Continue reading

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Politics: The back of the bullpen is occupied by Papelbon and Storen

Washington DC mixes business and politics all the time so why not the business of baseball?  Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell who is a die-hard Nats fan gave his 2¢ when it came to Jonathan Papelbon (video below) as he … Continue reading

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Your 2016 Washington Nationals roster, payroll, projections as of today!

Mike Rizzo wrapped up his last few hours in Nashville to pull off a trade that needed to be done at some point this off-season.  No, not Papelbon, it was Yunel Escobar who was traded from the Nats along with … Continue reading

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Does Dusty Baker subscribe to statistical splits in setting line-ups and roles?

Baseball managers sometimes suffer from paralysis by analysis as there are reams of stats available that go well beyond the summary or game data found in the typical Baseball Reference databases.  For instance, if you wanted to know how Bryce … Continue reading

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