Author Archives: SaoMagnifico

How are the #Cubs Arizona Fall Leaguers doing?

OK, you’re probably thinking: This is a Washington Nationals blog! Why are we talking about nine prospects from the Chicago Cubs, a team most of us actively dislike?

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The report card for the 2018 #Nats…

I don’t think I will shock anyone when I say the Washington Nationals didn’t have a great season. The team struggled to an 82-80 record and didn’t make the playoffs despite high expectations. But a team is only as good … Continue reading

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A different way of thinking about a pitching staff!

The Tampa Bay Rays won’t make the playoffs. The historic excellence of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the great play of the second-place New York Yankees, has seen to that. But it’s undeniable that the Rays have done … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions: September call-up time for the #Nats

Rosters have expanded as the calendar has rolled over to September 2018. Major league teams can now carry up to 40 players on their active roster. Most won’t choose to roll with that many, but still, this is traditionally the … Continue reading

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Milwaukee takes the opening game and Gio Gonzalez from the #Nats

It’s the closing minutes of the last selloff of the 2018 season, as teams that have fallen out of contention scramble to offload players before the clock rings midnight. Starting tomorrow, any player not already in a playoff team’s organization … Continue reading

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#Nats lose again; SaoMagnifico shares one of his favorite recipes!

The Washington Nationals lost again. It was their fourth loss in a row. The score was 4-2. The St. Louis Cardinals were the team that beat them this time. Jeremy Hellickson had to leave the game after falling down and … Continue reading

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#Nats salvage the day behind Jeremy Hellickson and the offense!

After dropping the matinĂ©e to the Cincinnati Reds in a game in which they could push across only one score, the Washington Nationals badly needed a win in the evening game, and that’s what they got. An offensive unit that … Continue reading

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#Nats fall back below .500 with one game left before the All-Star Game!

Well, spot starter Austin Voth tried his best in his major league debut today, but it just didn’t work out. A flurry of singles in the second inning made it a 3-0 game early, and then the New York Mets … Continue reading

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#Nats roadtrip to Philly ends with some ugly baseball

The Washington Nationals had their chances, as they always do. But the Philadelphia Phillies won this one 4-3 in the thirteenth inning as pinch-hitter Andrew Knapp slugged an upper-decker off a gassed Justin Miller trying to muddle through his second … Continue reading

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How are the #Nats top prospects doing?

July is almost upon us, and with it will come…at some point…an updated MLB Pipeline ranking of organizational top-30 prospects. The Washington Nationals’ list of top prospects has already changed quite a bit from the preseason rankings, and it will … Continue reading

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