Author Archives: Stephen G. "Ghost" Mears

The signing of Cristhian Vaquero is official!

The Washington Nationals had an unofficial agreement with Cristhian Vaquero in place for well over a year. And finally the waiting is over as the Nats made┬áthis signing official and added another top prospect to their farm system. Vaquero will … Continue reading

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Revisiting the 2022 priorities for the Washington Nationals

With MLB baseball in a deep freeze like the winter weather, baseball fans have little current events until the lockout is lifted. We set a list of priorities for the Washington Nationals baseball team at the end of September for … Continue reading

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Elian Soto celebrated his 16th birthday today with a commitment to the Nats!

As Elian Soto celebrated his 16th birthday with family and friends today, Byron Kerr broke news that the younger brother of Juan Soto had agreed to sign with the Washington Nationals when he is eligible in the next international signing … Continue reading

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Fangraphs projects the Nats currently as a 75-87 team this year!

Projections are fun to analyze, and they rarely come close to reality in total. Given the state of the Washington Nationals at this point in time, the projections are actually bullish on the team at a 75-87 record for the … Continue reading

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The remaining free agent list is ranked!

At this point in time two years ago, the Washington Nationals were the reigning World Series champs. In a short time, this team has hit the skids. With a last place finish last year, this team is stuck in its … Continue reading

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A year in review: It all started and ended with the collapse of the starting pitchers!

It all begins with the starting pitchers on the Nationals’ roster. Pitching is the foundation of this team. If there is any major structural weakness in that foundation, you can expect the season to crumble with it. That in a … Continue reading

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The International Signings have the Nats in a great position to sign Cristian Vaquero. But what about Anthony Gutierrez?

We are just about two weeks from the official start to the international signing period on January 15, 2022. According to Baseball America, Cristian Vaquero will receive the largest signing bonus in this class and head to the Washington Nationals. … Continue reading

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The future of this team with a Gray/House!

The fine people at Baseball America looked four years into the future as to what a Washington Nationals’ lineup and starting rotation could look like.

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The Nats are stocking up on infielders!

If it looks like the Washington Nationals are stocking up on infielders, you would be right. Long gone are the days when you could pencil in Anthony Rendon on the hot corner, and Trea Turner with Howie Kendrick up the … Continue reading

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The Nats get a haul in the MiLB portion of the Rule-5 Draft!

The 2021 Baseball Winter Meetings wrapped up yesterday in Orlando, Florida with little fanfare due to the MLB lock-out. The only permissible activities were on the Minor League side of the business. The highlight for most, was the Minor League … Continue reading

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