Category Archives: Analysis

There are some #Nats players with a chance to make the roster. Who are they?

Usually the Nationals have over 60-players in Spring Training camp. This year the group is smaller. Officially the entire healthy portion of the 40-man roster is part of a team’s spring training roster, and they generally make up two-thirds of … Continue reading

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The #Nats roster formation just got clearer!

It was a year ago that Howie Kendrick re-signed with the Nationals on a two-year deal. Sometimes life kicks you in the shin, and in Kendrick’s case it bit him in his right Achilles tendon early last season. There was … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo brings back Jeremy Hellickson as the 5th starter

The Washington Nationals have agreed in principle with Jeremy Hellickson on a new one-year deal for the 2019 season. It is an incentive-laden deal with a $1.3 million base guaranteed. The former Rookie of the Year received a major league … Continue reading

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The Nationals had a Top-10 Bullpen in 2018; What will it look like in 2019?

Measuring a bullpen statistically is tricky business because looks stats can be deceiving.  ERA is generally a stat that does not tell the full story as relievers will tell you as one awful outing will skew the stat plus inherited runners … Continue reading

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Nats News & Notes: Bryce Harper, Las Vegas odds, Harvard report, Mike Rizzo’s Hot Stove, Prospects and Bo Porter

When one door closes, another one does not necessarily open. The demand for a player changes when a large market team is “out” on a player. With A.J. Pollock signing a long-term deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, it is … Continue reading

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The Expos — The 90’s

The Expos – The 90’s as we get closer to the existence of the Washington Nationals. When the 1990’s end we are just 5 years from the Nationals. As the 90’s approached, the Expos were certainly a team in flux. … Continue reading

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As it turned out, Bryce Harper did make adjustments: B.L.D.

When great players are in deep slumps, there are usually some clues to what went wrong. With Bryce Harper, his hot start to the season began with a slash of .315/.487/.778/1.265 for two weeks — but then his bat disappeared … Continue reading

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Your 2019 Washington Nationals team is almost complete!

For the Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, the $199 million he spent in salaries this off-season to acquire Kyle Barraclough, Trevor Rosenthal, Kurt Suzuki, Yan Gomes, Patrick Corbin, Matt Adams, Anibal Sanchez and Brian Dozier has pushed his payroll … Continue reading

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The biggest story of the #Nats offseason is still Schrödinger’s Harper

Famed Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger devised a thought experiment to explain quantum mechanics back in 1935. Schrödinger posited a scenario, which (slightly simplified) goes like this: A cat is inside a box, and if a particular event happens inside the … Continue reading

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Nats News & Notes: Payroll, Arbitration, Dozier, and Harper

There is certainly a lot going on with the Washington Nationals with the arbitration filing deadline yesterday at 1 p.m., and all of the machinations with the arbitration eligible players and the free agent situation. PAYROLL The Nationals payroll after … Continue reading

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