Author Archives: Andrew Lang

Matt Cronin moved into the Top-10 of #Nats prospects!

The Washington Nationals had a chance to get one of the top closers in the 2019 MLB Draft. The team selected left-handed reliever Matt Cronin with the 123rd overall pick in the 4th round. At the time, Cronin was a 21-year-old … Continue reading

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Debbi Taylor was with MASN and she knows about the best and worst of times!

Charles Dickens wrote it so well,  — ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness …’ and that sums up life as we know … Continue reading

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Tim Cate is the #Nats top lefty pitching prospect! What’s he all about and what did Mike Rizzo have to say!

When general manager Mike Rizzo drafted Tim Cate in the 2nd round of the 2018 draft, the lefty immediately drew comparisons to Gio Gonzalez for their similar size and repertoire of fastball and curveball throwing southpaws. These days, Cate is … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo, Dave Martinez and Jim Hickey give the State of the Nats!

The Washington Nationals aired their annual offseason “State of the Nats” report this year in a virtual presentation featuring Mike Rizzo, General Manager and President of Baseball Operations, Manager Dave Martinez, and Pitching Coach Jim Hickey. The opening had an … Continue reading

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Technology in the baseball glove business produces the REV1X prototypes used by Trea Turner

Baseball equipment has become flashier over the years in the designs of colorful cleats and painted bats, and whimsical patterns on gloves and catcher’s chest protectors, but technology in baseball equipment gets lost in it all. Baseball bats that are … Continue reading

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Baseball prospects are being made close to Nationals Park in College Park, Maryland!

As we discuss top prospects, there is something good brewing over in College Park, Maryland other than the java at Vigilante Coffee and the suds at the iconic watering hole at RJ Bentley’s. The Terps baseball team over at the … Continue reading

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Let’s Look at the Early Odds for the Nats’ 2021 Season

With nothing much happening in MLB free agent signings, it is a good time to look at where the Washington Nationals are in projections. After posting a (relatively) poor 26-34 record during the disrupted 2020 MLB season, it will not … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving journey for Andrew Stevenson continues!

This is a long story.  Much has changed since we published this originally four years ago. Some might think it begins on the fields of Williamsport, Pennsylvania in the Little League World Series or finishes after scoring the tying run … Continue reading

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Jackson Rutledge was named MLB Pipeline’s #1 prospect of the Nats. What is he all about?

It has been a little over a full year from his draft in the first round in 2019, and Jackson Rutledge is now MLB Pipeline’s № 1 prospect for the Washington Nationals. He holds the same spot that Stephen Strasburg once … Continue reading

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Baseball is a crazy game and heroes are made in the biggest moments: Brett Phillips! Who?

The stage was set for Randy Arozarena to walk-off on Goliath, but they walked him to pitch to Brett Phillips who had not notched a hit in a month. Who? Brett Phillips. Best known for his Arnold Horshack laugh than … Continue reading

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