Author Archives: Stephen G. "Ghost" Mears

The Nats postseason by the numbers!

The numbers are fun to look at for these 2019 Nationals who defied the odds to win the World Series. They won their first game of the season on a walk-off home run by┬áTrea Turner, and they won their final … Continue reading

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You don’t win the World Series without Max Scherzer, but what about Howie Kendrick?

World Series winning teams need a full team effort in order to win. Without Juan Soto‘s heroics with two outs in the 8th inning of the Wild Card, there is no NLDS, NCLS, and World Series for the Washington Nationals. … Continue reading

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The NL East in 2020 will look different in managerial style and in the dugouts!

The manager carousel made its usual run through the league after the season, and the NL East was no exception as the Mets and Phillies both make changes with their dugout skippers. Carlos Beltran is the Mets new manager and … Continue reading

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Veterans Day; GM Meetings and the Rookie of the Year award

On this Veterans Day, we want to start this article with honoring all who have served and given us the ability to enjoy our freedoms. The true heroes.

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The Nats needs for 2020 begin with starting pitching!

Every team enters the off-season in need of starting pitching. For the Washington Nationals, they have built around elite starting pitching since they began their winning ways. They enter the offseason with a need to replace Stephen Strasburg and Jeremy … Continue reading

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The #Nats farm system and Baseball America rankings

The World Series champs did not trade any top prospects at the trade deadline, and that was welcomed news because the farm system was ranked in the bottom third of all farm systems by every ratings service. Victor Robles was … Continue reading

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The Winter Meetings start in a month in San Diego! Who do the Nats need for 2020?

Tee times were booked well in advance at Torrey Pines and some other golf venues ahead of the Winter Meetings that officially kick-off on December 8th in San Diego at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront: , but many executives will … Continue reading

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The party is over….for now; The business side of baseball takes over!

The “Hot Stove” fully lit up the second after Daniel Hudson struck out Michael Brantley for the final out of the World Series. Prior to that there were 28 teams that were early entries into the offseason, and now it … Continue reading

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Even the 94 year old Ted Lerner wasn’t around for the1924 parade!

Usually nothing good comes easy. The path of least resistance is usually that bumpy ride that leads to beautiful places. There are few Washingtonians who were alive 95 years ago when D.C. held its last World Series parade before the … Continue reading

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The divine line of destiny for these 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals was unique!

When the movie is made about these miracle 2019 Nats, the beginnings started in Montreal and all of the trials and tribulations of a rocky start in 2005 with a team that was stripped almost bare in the minor leagues … Continue reading

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