Author Archives: Jacob Diament

The Manager of a struggling/rebuilding team

OPINION: I’ll start this column by getting straight to the point. I think the Washington Nationals should replace Dave Martinez in this mid-season and hire someone who is better with a young team during this process of rebuilding. Now that … Continue reading

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Who’s on the Nats’ roster in ’23?

We have been debating the odds and ends of a potential Juan Soto contract extension for a long time now — and really there isn’t much more to say that hasn’t been covered. In that context I’ve been looking at our … Continue reading

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When the window comes down….

In the midst of the euphoria following the World Series win way back in 2019, the furthest thing from most of our minds was that the Washington Nationals’ decade-long window of championship contention was about to come down. In retrospect … Continue reading

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The Life of a Sport’s Fan

Lately, I’ve given the subject a bit of thought on the life of a sport’s fan. What does it mean to be a fan? Why do we lose sleep over game results? Why do we care deeply about peripheral things … Continue reading

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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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