Author Archives: Jacob Diament

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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2019 preview – Starting pitching #Nats

When looking at the 2018 season in the rearview mirror, my contention is that with all the issues documented daily, all the whining about this and that — the single biggest issue and the main reason the 2018 season was a … Continue reading

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2019 #Nats Preview – 2nd base position

For 2019, the second base position is a complicated issue after the departure of Daniel Murphy. For the past 2 1/2 years, the man for the position was Murphy who missed a good part of the season due to his … Continue reading

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2019 preview – Trea Turner

For the Washington Nationals, Trea Turner is another player who has drawn emotional responses from our posters throughout the year. Let’s start by making a couple of indisputable statements: 1) Trea Turner is a very good player; 2) This was … Continue reading

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2019 – Preview — The Catchers #Nats

If there is one position where opinion is near unanimous among Washington Nationals fans, it’s that the catcher position needs to be upgraded. It hasn’t been good since Wilson Ramos tore up his knee 2 years ago. Mike Rizzo made … Continue reading

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2019 preview – Anthony Rendon

The Nationals’ best position player by a wide margin is Anthony Rendon. This is not a subjective opinion — it’s an opinion backed up by independent statistics. TTB has put together the following for 4 years: 6.4, 4.3, 6.7 and 5.5 … Continue reading

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