Category Archives: Analysis

Diving into the player pool

While we still don’t know whether the coronavirus will cooperate and a 2020 season will indeed be played, at least we have some baseball activities going on now with the goal of playing ball in July and beyond. On Sunday, … Continue reading

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The $60M Question: How Do You Schedule 60 Games?

Hopefully later today we will get the details for how MLB is going to construct a 60 game schedule for each team. Based on previous reporting it is likely a given that the schedule will be East vs. East, Central … Continue reading

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Win #1 of 2019 on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm for Corbin’s debut

  Click here to watch Nats win #1 on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm

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Another game, another hit for the teenage prospect Luis Garcia and the man who scouted him: Jonny DiPuglia!

Okay, Jonny DiPuglia has no hits to his record, but the players he has scouted and signed have plenty of key hits on their record and helped the Washington Nationals win a World Series. Another one of Jonny’s youngsters is … Continue reading

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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has a decision to make on some players by 2 pm tomorrow

As we are arriving at the 16th day of Spring Training, MLB sets the first Spring Training severance clock at 2 pm for teams to part ways with players under the 16 percent non-guaranteed contract clause which covers most arbitration … Continue reading

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Don’t worry about third base for the Washington Nationals — There is a plan!

As you read opinion pieces around the “Natmosphere” on the state of the Washington Nationals, you will almost certainly encounter some of the “world is ending” drama given the slow starts in Spring Training by the three players expected to … Continue reading

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Analyzing the groups in West Palm Beach and the 1-0 W-factor!

Squad goals are a key to every team, and the Washington Nationals roster as we look at them have strengths and weaknesses as we showed by position — but upside exists. Don’t let the projection sites fool you into thinking this … Continue reading

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If the Nats offseason is over, their Fangraphs number is +42.9 WAR

If the goal is to build an offseason roster projected to win 90-wins, it looks like Mike Rizzo is two wins short of the goal. The team is at +42.9 WAR now, and that roughly translates to 88-wins. A year … Continue reading

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Add it all up, Mike Rizzo showed that he has game!

As the first snow hit Washington, D.C., general manager Mike Rizzo was back at work as he is trying to finalize his 2020 roster. A week ago he was being criticized for a lackluster offseason even though he had six … Continue reading

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Daniel Hudson is back with the #Nats because he wanted to return! Rizzo adds the lefty thump with Eric Thames!

Some thought that the signing of Will Harris meant that Daniel Hudson would not return. Some were convinced that the pursuit of Josh Donaldson was a financial restraint that would not allow any more acquisitions, but general manager Mike Rizzo … Continue reading

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