Author Archives: DonH

Should the #Nats Make a Bellinger style offer to Montgomery

MLBTR’s Podcast How Cody Bellinger’s Deal Affects The Other Free Agents And Why The Offseason Played Out Like This had some interesting thoughts. They also reported (last week) on the status of the negotiations with the Red Sox.

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Extend Everyone! Really?

In a recent comment thread about extensions, specifically the idea of extended Josiah Gray, one of the comments was that you can’t extend everybody. But no one had suggested extending everyone. The idea of extending everyone is somewhat amusing and … Continue reading

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Starting Pitcher FAs – Take 2

Time to turn our attention back to what FA pitcher(s) to sign. An update to a previous post on Starting Pitchers. Steve: First off Don, that left-handed power bat article that we started writing in December kind of nailed it … Continue reading

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Sean Doolittle’s New Role: Evolving The Pitching Coach Role????

When Steve and I do Point-CounterPoint articles, we typically have plenty of time for our back and forth. This one is different because of this breaking news on Sean Doolittle joining the coaching staff as a pitching strategist. So both … Continue reading

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Starting Pitcher FAs – Point-CounterPoint

So lets looks at some of the available starting pitchers who are Free Agents. Steve and I started with a short list and expanded it as described:

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LH Bat Options – Compare and Contrast – A Point-CounterPoint

It seems clear that the Nationals want a left-handed power bat this off-season. And probably preferably a DH, first basemen or corner outfielder or any combination of those positions. So Steve and I started discussing this via Twitter DMs and … Continue reading

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The 2024 Draft Lottery

When will the Washington Nationals pick in the next MLB Draft? Odds on favorite is 10th, with a small chance at 11 and an infinitesimally smaller chance they pick at #12. The draft lottery is at 5:30pm ET on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Songs About Baseball

There have been plenty of online comments, including by MLB players on their favorite baseball movie. But what about songs? Here is just one of the many online articles about the best baseball songs.

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The Kids Still Love It!

We are repeating the initiative we started in 2021 (Donate Your Unused Red Carpet Rewards Points to the Nationals Youth Academy) and repeated in 2022 (The Kids Do Love It – Donate Your Unused RCR Points), collecting items from the … Continue reading

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Strikeouts and the Future of Baseball

The New York Times newsletter had an interesting article Parade of Strikeouts recently. The article talks about the positive of the recent rule changes and concludes that more changes are needed. So lets discuss.

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