Author Archives: Stephen G. "Ghost" Mears

Will Mike Rizzo sign key players before the Winter Meetings?

They say the early bird gets the worm, and in free agency last year, the players who signed early got some of the best deals. The free agency market was perhaps the worst it has been in recent history. It … Continue reading

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The NL East will look different in 2019

As we showed yesterday, several NL East standouts are now free agents. The NL East will look very different. Fangraphs has the Nationals ahead of the other NL East teams in combined WAR now. Of course that is prior to … Continue reading

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Four of the five NL East teams believe they can win it all in 2019

On Fangraphs initial projections for 2019 team WAR, they are only able to compute their numbers based on personnel on the 40-man roster. Some might think that the Braves who won the NL East are getting no respect, but they … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day; QO deadline at 5PM; Rookie of Year awards show at 6PM

On this Veteran’s Day, we want to start this article with honoring all who have served and given us the ability to enjoy our freedoms. We are fortunate that the Washington Nationals honor veterans and patriotism at every home game … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo said he needed a spectacular package to trade Bryce Harper. Did a team offer him a spectacular package?

The kid is all grown up at 26 and is a free agent for the first time in his career. When he was 17-years-old, he was drafted in 2010 at #1 overall by the Washington Nationals. For Bryce Harper a.k.a.  “Baseball’s Chosen … Continue reading

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Sorry ladies, Trea Turner got married today!

There is a strategy when you set your wedding date in advance as a Washington Nationals player. There are so many key dates to traverse like the World Series (just in case) in October then there is the G.M. Meetings … Continue reading

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One month to the Winter Meetings and it’s the calm before the swarm!

One month from today the Winter Meetings begin on December 9th in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Resort.  This is a televised event, and this should be the most dramatic Winter Meetings ever because Las Vegas’ own Bryce Harper should … Continue reading

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G.M. Mike Rizzo reiterates his desire to acquire a frontline catcher!

With Matt Wieters declared as a free agent, the Washington Nationals have been in “search” mode for a frontline catcher. We can cut and paste our early October article on the subject as Mike Rizzo made this clear at that time it … Continue reading

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Scott Boras the raconteur talks about his star client Bryce Harper

Everyday there is Bryce Harper news. Every year after free agency starts, Scott Boras, the super agent, holds center court as the raconteur. Last year he spoke of a fictional neighborhood he called “Playoffville”, and yesterday, he got started on … Continue reading

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Part IV: GM Meetings start today. What moves would you make going forward for the #Nats?

As the General Manager’s Meetings get going today, there will be a lot of framework set in place for trades. This off-season, general manager Mike Rizzo made an early trade for Kyle Barraclough, and Rizzo might not be done. He … Continue reading

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