Category Archives: Analysis

The future of the Nats management under new ownership

One of the things that regular posters like to speculate about frequently on this site is when changes in management might be made once the sale of the Nationals to Michael Kim, or Josh Harris, or David Rubenstein and Ted … Continue reading

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Defense matters…did you know it was this bad?

Defense. Defense. Defense. A great defense behind a pitcher will certainly make a difference. With the season 70 percent complete, the sample sizes are large enough to look into how the Washington Nationals rank.

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The Travel Travails of Jackson Rutledge

This short Point-CounterPoint is a lightly edited Twitter DM exchange between Don and Steve that occurred after Jackson Rutledge‘s last start. Looks like Rutledge has a traveling issue 😃. The former 1st round pick (17th overall) of the Washington Nationals … Continue reading

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Predicting the Future Lineups of the Washington Nationals through 2026

  The Washington Nationals are currently in a complete re-build. The first of many signs of that came after trading away Trea Turner and Max Scherzer last season at the trade deadline. Now, GM Mike Rizzo, has traded away Juan … Continue reading

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Washington Nationals 2022 Draft Recap

Nationals are now entirely focused on their long-term future. A couple of weeks after a solid performance at the draft, general manager Mike Rizzo traded his 23-year-old franchise star to the San Diego Padres in a blockbuster deal that promises … Continue reading

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A visit to watch the FCL Nats

My boy and I had a chance to visit the FCL Nats Friday and watch them drop a 7-0 game to the Marlins. The most impressive aspect of the game was the Marlins infield defense. Watching their 3B, and especially … Continue reading

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The Nats are in a *better* place to re-sign Soto after 2024

The Nats are in a *better* place to re-sign Soto after 2024 And Maybe Sign Their Young Stars To Braves-Like Extensions? This paper argues the Nationals are quite conceivably in a *better* position to build around Soto as a fundamental … Continue reading

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The Glimmers You May Not Have Noticed

Amidst this lost season, we’ve watched TalkNats faithful transform like never before into avid followers of the farm. For years, Luke Erickson at Nationals Prospects has lit the lamp with “Last Night in Hagerstown,” and “Good, Bad, Interesting” takes merging … Continue reading

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Nationals’ off-season plan

Hello and welcome to the 2022-23 off-season preview — two months early! We are going to do a deep dive into all things roster construction-related in the wake of Tuesday’s massive Juan Soto trade and how to set the Nats up … Continue reading

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Comparing the Juan Soto Trade To One Of The Most Crazy Trades In Sport’s History

The Washington Nationals have sent their superstar player, Juan Soto, to the San Diego Padres in one of the biggest MLB trades in history. It was not unexpected, but shocking when it appeared on social media in the morning on … Continue reading

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