Author Archives: DonH

Pick Two Free Agents for the Nats!

UPDTED: Assuming that there will be an agreed upon CBA,  Now that we have a new CBA, if you are general manager Mike Rizzo and want the Nationals to be competitive in 2022, pick two free agent players you would … Continue reading

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Baseball is officially back! The New CBA – What Do You Like/Dislike

Just like that, baseball is back with a new CBA. The threat of cancelling games turned into postponements only. Baseball is planning to play all 162 games in 2022 with Opening Day on April 7. With all of the changes … Continue reading

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What Nationals Starter Had The Most Hitless Innings in 2021?

  I’m tired of debating who is more at fault for why there is no baseball. There are no good guys in this debate. That, combined with the fact that it is challenging to come up with ideas for a … Continue reading

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What Nationals Pitcher in 2021 Had the Longest Streak of Outs Without Allowing a Run?

I’m tired of debating the CBA and who is more at fault. That, combined with the fact that it is challenging to come up with ideas for a post that people can have fun with and discuss, means we have … Continue reading

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Nationals Draft/Development – Is It As Bad As You Think It Is?

The conventual wisdom is that the Nationals have been historically awful, compared to other teams, when it comes to developing players. That is really a two part question: Do they draft badly? Do they fail in properly teaching their draftees … Continue reading

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Point-CounterPoint: The Facts and the Fictions of the DH

It has been stated as a given that the current CBA negotiations will almost certainly lead to the implementation of the Designated Hitter. So let us take a look at the arguments for and against the universal DH: For the … Continue reading

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Donate Your Unused Red Carpet Rewards Points to the Nationals Youth Academy.

Final Update – we were able to get folks to redeem items and donate points for a total of 43 items, including some red Nationals caps the staff of the Nationals decided to add. Many thanks to all who contributed. … Continue reading

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Point-CounterPoint: Welcome Back Ryan Zimmerman

Steve: While not official, Ryan Zimmerman said in a recent radio interview that he wanted to come back for at least one more year, but will discuss it with his family. The great thing is Zim can also mentor. It gives him … Continue reading

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Point-CounterPoint: How Bad Was the Nationals Bullpen

It is the off-season, so time to bring back our Point-CounterPoint series. Today we cover the Washington Nationals’ bullpen that set a record in ineptitude in 2021 for most blown saves in a season (36), and their 5.08 ERA was the … Continue reading

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The Mystery of How Carter Kieboom Will Perform and the Story of a Groin Injury

It was known that Carter Kieboom had a groin strain as the 2020 season opened from a report from Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post. But the CBS report also said, “the injury evidently only hurts when he moves laterally, … Continue reading

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