Category Archives: Analysis

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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Take a long look in the mirror for the Nats

Barring a 13-0 miraculous finish for the Nats, they will be spending October to January wondering what went wrong with the team that most likely will feature two Top-10 MVP candidates and none ranking in the Cy Young voting for … Continue reading

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What could the minor leagues look like in 2021?

Based on multiple media reports, it seems certain that the 2021 minor league season — if there is one — will look very different than it did in 2019. Major League Baseball’s agreement with Minor League Baseball ends this winter, … Continue reading

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Defense matters; Nats defense has looked like the Three Stooges at times!

We have seen some “Three Stooges” type of comedic defensive misadventures before from the Nationals. But now these embarrassing plays are becoming almost daily occurrences in a failure of “The Little Things”. Over the years we saw it every once … Continue reading

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“You put guys in situations where you think they’re going to succeed.” — Davey Martinez

When you win a World Series, your managerial resumé is solidified, and many of the loud criticisms of the past become whispers. We can question the August 8th use of Sean Doolittle and maybe how Seth Romero was used in … Continue reading

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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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