Author Archives: Jacob Diament

The Value of a crippled season

  God willing, we will be starting the 2020 baseball season in less than 2 weeks. This will go down in all of our views, I think, as the most unusual baseball season ever, and this includes the cancelled World … Continue reading

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Baseball’s unfortunate war

  If you just landed here from Mars and you got wind of the ongoing battle between the MLB’s players and owners in the midst of a global pandemic and massive social upheaval you would conclude that there is no … Continue reading

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Sports after the pandemic!

  It is quite clear that we are all yearning to a return to some semblance of normalcy. If you are like me you have read several books, you’ve watched many bad TV shows, tried to get a grip of … Continue reading

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A look at the free agent system that is not working!

As we enter a new season of player movement, we observe the landscape where several aspects seem pretty obvious: The normally top spending teams are restrained by the luxury tax thresholds particularly potential repeat offenders. ($208 million CBT in 2020) … Continue reading

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The Nationals have to decide who they want to be in the future!

In July 2016, Theo Epstein of the Cubs pulled off what can universally be accepted as one of the worst trades of all time; he obtained a rental relief pitcher, Aroldis Chapman (albeit the best in the business), for a … Continue reading

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The Expos — The 90’s

The Expos – The 90’s as we get closer to the existence of the Washington Nationals. When the 1990’s end we are just 5 years from the Nationals. As the 90’s approached, the Expos were certainly a team in flux. … Continue reading

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The Montreal Expos — The decade of the 80’s

The Expos – The 80’s When the 1979 season came around the Expos were about to enter their 11th season. Their high-water mark was 79 wins but there was a feeling in the air that the team was on the … Continue reading

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The Montreal Expos – The Decade of the 70’s

The Expos – The 70’s. The Expos ended the 1970 season, their 2nd in existence with a 73 – 89 record and while the goal for that year was ’70 in 70’, everyone agreed that the goal going forward would … Continue reading

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The Expos – The beginning

The Washington Nationals have now been around for a long time. They went through a dark period of horrid performances and have now been in the contenders club for 7 years. Before they came to Washington, the Nats were the … Continue reading

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2019 Preview – The Manager and coaches #Nats

Going into 2018, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo and team ownership took a major plunge by installing a rookie manager, Dave Martinez, on a team primed to contend for a title. Industry consensus was that the non-renewal of Dusty … Continue reading

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