Author Archives: Jacob Diament

2019 preview – Ryan Zimmerman

There is perhaps not a more polarizing player on the Washington Nationals than Ryan Zimmerman. I sometimes struggle to understand why a player who was drafted by the team, and became its original star player gets so much of a … Continue reading

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2019 preview – The #Nats bullpen

Narratives are always ongoing in sports, and in time an opinion can become gospel. Take for example the tale that general manager Mike Rizzo is really bad at constructing bullpens. That’s pretty much as solid as the US Constitution – … Continue reading

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2019 Preview – Adam Eaton #Nats

People tend to form an opinion and then they try to interpret facts to match their opinions. In fact, there is very little objective analysis when it comes to opinions on players who play on team we root for. When … Continue reading

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2019 Preview – Michael A. Taylor

In the first of our series looking at the current roster with an emphasis on projections for next season, we will take a look at Michael A. Taylor. MAT has been bouncing between a full-time every day player, the bench … Continue reading

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Marching gently into September for the #Nats

This past week was very representative of what the Washington Nationals season has looked like in the 2nd half. There were some nice wins bookended with ugly losses. The team continued to struggle getting consistent starting pitching in games not … Continue reading

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Another Lost Week for the #Nats

Yesterday marked one more week off the schedule ending the overriding feeling of “running in place” for this Washington Nationals team. The Nats complete another .500 week as does their main opposition, and the chance on Thursday to getting a … Continue reading

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The case for optimism #Nats

Following one of the worst weeks of one of the most disappointing years in Nats history, most of us have long since concluded that this season is a lost season (I think I said something like ‘let’s be real it … Continue reading

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Revisiting Bryce Harper at the Trade Deadline

A few days before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline, we heard for the first time that the Washington Nationals were actually listening to other teams on Bryce Harper. While this was discussed here fairly extensively for a long time … Continue reading

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Time for an exorcism for the Nationals

* August 12th 2018 marked the Nationals most excruciating regular season loss in the team’s history. A loss was actually snatched from the jaws of victory.

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To Be Or Not To Be…

To be or not to be… This is the week when we start getting the final answers on the 2018 season. * By winning 3 of 4 from the Reds the Nats did the absolute minimum they had to do … Continue reading

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