Category Archives: Analysis

The biggest smile in Florida is on the face of Mike Rizzo after the ST debut of Rutledge and Cavalli!

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL — While the pessimist would say “it was only Spring Training” to quell the optimism, the Washington Nationals got to debut their Top-2 prospects today. It was electric in that second and third innings in Clover … Continue reading

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The Alex Avila acquisition leaves 1 or 2 spots left for the #Nats

With yesterday’s signing of Alex Avila as the backup catcher, the Washington Nationals have nearly put their final stamp on their offseason as camps for Spring Training open in less than three weeks. We will then transition into the pre-season … Continue reading

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Jon Lester is officially on the Washington Nationals roster!

It took nearly nine full days to announce that Jon Lester was officially added to the Washington Nationals roster due to delays in getting his physical completed. Normally, signings are delayed due to making roster room for a player, but … Continue reading

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MLB News: Nationals Need Strasburg Healthy in ‘21

Strasburg Prepping for Rebound Year It took one year for the Nationals to plummet from the penthouse to the outhouse and much of it had to do with a truncated season that didn’t allow time for the injuries to heal … Continue reading

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A big #Nats day for international signings, arbitration players, and the 30-day countdown to Spring Training!

Today is a big day for the international scouting groups as it marks the start to the international signing period for free agents. The Washington Nationals made a big splash by signing shortstop Armando Cruz who is currently ranked № … Continue reading

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Point-CounterPoint: Lineup Protection? How Valuable Is It? Part 1 of ???

Don: As you know I used to be able to download the MLB Game Day data. Something changed at the beginning of 2019 and it stopped working. Well, thanks to having time due to retiring, I think I just figured out my … Continue reading

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Let’s Look at the Early Odds for the Nats’ 2021 Season

With nothing much happening in MLB free agent signings, it is a good time to look at where the Washington Nationals are in projections. After posting a (relatively) poor 26-34 record during the disrupted 2020 MLB season, it will not … Continue reading

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Nats add Yasel Antuna to the 40-man roster on the same day that he was named the 4th best prospect by Baseball America!

Before today’s deadline to protect Rule-5 eligible players of which the Washington Nationals had many, they chose to add switch-hitting infielder Yasel Antuna and RHP Joan Adon to their 40-man roster which now is at 33-players with seven open slots. On October … Continue reading

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It’s that time again: Rule 5 draft protection deadline is upon us!

The non-tender deadline is looming, the baseball world is still awaiting word from on high as to teams’ minor league affiliates, and with the coronavirus pandemic raging now worse than ever, there’s no way to know for sure when baseball … Continue reading

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Based on FanGraphs original projections, how did each #Nats player do in the +/- ?

It was a good request from stever20 to produce a chart of FanGraphs pre-season WAR vs. the actual numbers for the Washington Nationals players. Some of the numbers are what you probably expected while some were very disappointing. All in … Continue reading

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