Author Archives: Michael Daalder

About Michael Daalder

Northwestern University Class of 2021, writing about all things Nationals for Talk Nats, The Medium and Twitter: @Michael_Daalder

In Appreciation of Max Scherzer on the 4-year anniversary of the day he signed with the #Nats

Max Scherzer should be the first player to enter the Hall of Fame with a Curly W on his cap on his plaque in Cooperstown. Let that sink in for a moment. When he signed with the Nationals on this … Continue reading

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Where are the Nationals heading?

It’s a familiar feeling for Nationals fans today after two straight losses in games that could have been wins. Runners on the corners nobody out, fail to score a run. On Tuesday, put a crooked number on the board and … Continue reading

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Who Makes the Nationals Postseason Roster?

With the Washington Nationals clinched, the National League East is set for 2017. It’s time for Nationals fans to start shifting their attention once again towards October. For the fourth time in the last six years, the Nats will play meaningful … Continue reading

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Wilmer Difo is a Defensive Wizard…Who Knew?

For all the discussion of lineup construction and Wilmer Difo’s proper place in the Nationals lineup, analysts have failed to realize one tiny, but important detail: Wilmer Difo might be the best defensive shortstop in baseball. Yes, that includes Addison … Continue reading

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Nationals-Cubs Season Series Previews Exciting NLDS

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) I’m a Chicago Cubs fan 155 games a year. Those seven other games I’m rooting hard for my Washington Nationals. I’m a Nationals fan all season long. I watch almost every Nationals game on MLB TV, … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and the Ceremonial First Pitch

In Washington DC, nothing is very far from politics. For all that sports teams try, they can never quite separate themselves from political life. From the Redskins name and logo controversy to the stadiums named after political figures, the two … Continue reading

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Derek Norris Gives the Nationals a New Look Behind the Plate

Derek Norris has some big shoes to fill behind the plate after All-Star Wilson Ramos signed with Tampa Bay to play in the American League. The 27-year-old catcher is familiar with the Nationals organization, having been drafted by them in … Continue reading

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The Impressive Journey of Koda Glover

The name Koda Glover is relatively unknown outside the circle of Washington Nationals fans and insiders. The average MLB fan most likely won’t know who Glover is, but they’ll know soon enough. He was drafted in the eighth round of the … Continue reading

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