Category Archives: Difo

8th 18-gamer: One goal achieved ahead of schedule, tougher challenges await

For previous 18 gamers, click here. At the end of the 7th 18-game set, the Nats were 26 games over .500 and stood atop the NL East by 12 1/2 games. The division title seemed assured: the question was not … Continue reading

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7th 18-gamer: Near Heartbreak and Unexpected Heroes

For previous 18 gamers, click here. You may recall that the 6th 18-gamer was essentially the Bryce Harper show.  With six homers, five in the first inning, Bryce led the way to a 10-8 set with a lot of help from … Continue reading

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Wilmer Difo is a Defensive Wizard…Who Knew?

For all the discussion of lineup construction and Wilmer Difo’s proper place in the Nationals lineup, analysts have failed to realize one tiny, but important detail: Wilmer Difo might be the best defensive shortstop in baseball. Yes, that includes Addison … Continue reading

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UPDATED: The future of the #Nats in Viera

Here is a fantastic group of photos from Gerry Gleckel which gives you a look at several Nats up close. Under the watchful eye of Nick Johnson, the Nats 1st baseman rotated in a group of Ryan Zimmerman, Tyler Moore, … Continue reading

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#Nats add Stephen Drew as that bench middle infielder

The bench is rounding out and the Nats did not go the Emanuel Burriss route rather they spent a lot of money getting Stephen Drew. sources: stephen drew has deal with nats. $3M plus $1.25M incentives — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) … Continue reading

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The Bench before and after Daniel Murphy #Nats

There was quite the discussion on Sunday on what the Washington Nationals 2016 bench could look like for 2016. Bench personnel change and evolve during the course of a 162 game season. Most fans expect Espinosa to be a starter … 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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