Category Archives: Analysis

The NL East will look different in 2019

As we showed yesterday, several NL East standouts are now free agents. The NL East will look very different. Fangraphs has the Nationals ahead of the other NL East teams in combined WAR now. Of course that is prior to … Continue reading

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Part III: What moves would you make going forward for the #Nats?

On Thursday, we did our version first of “virtual armchair G.M.” leading up to the tease if it was possible for the Nationals to re-sign Bryce Harper while improving the starting rotation, catcher, and we followed that up with Part … Continue reading

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How are the #Cubs Arizona Fall Leaguers doing?

OK, you’re probably thinking: This is a Washington Nationals blog! Why are we talking about nine prospects from the Chicago Cubs, a team most of us actively dislike?

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Sports Betting Could Be Coming to Nationals Park

Heading to the bottom of the ninth, the Nats are up 6-1 over the Marlins, Max Scherzer has just thrown 110 pitches and Davey Martinez calls in a struggling reliever for mop-up duty. This move is greeted by a chorus … Continue reading

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MLB Network has a full slate of live baseball coverage starting today!

For those starved for baseball, the MLB Network resumes live morning broadcasting daily with an off-season weekday morning Hot Stove show starting today at 9:00 A.M. ET. They will also air exclusively several awards shows throughout the month of November along … Continue reading

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The World Series managers, Alex Cora and Dave Roberts, are not idiots!

With social media, the constant criticism of the World Series managers, Alex Cora and Dave Roberts, comes fast and furious when something does not go right. Making a point is one thing, but making it personal like these managers are … Continue reading

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Flying the “L” and “L”essons on “L”osing

When the Cubs acquired Cole Hamels and Daniel Murphy, they were supposed to be on the verge of completing what was supposed to be a roster set to compete with the titans of the American League in the World Series. … Continue reading

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“We’ll see if I’m in those plans [for the Nats future]” — Bryce Harper

Yesterday, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper appeared on MLB Network with Alexa Datt and they had a chat about his 2018 season. Harper was asked this question, “Right now you’re playing alongside what the Nationals would consider the ‘Dream Team’ … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions: September call-up time for the #Nats

Rosters have expanded as the calendar has rolled over to September 2018. Major league teams can now carry up to 40 players on their active roster. Most won’t choose to roll with that many, but still, this is traditionally the … Continue reading

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Trying to grasp the impact of the 14 times the #Nats have been shutout in 2018

For those trying to grasp the impact of the 14-times the Washington Nationals have been shutout this season, we created a chart for you (below) to analyze what has been a complicated relationship between how well the Nationals have pitched in those … Continue reading

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