Category Archives: Analysis

Opening Day is right around the corner!

It’s time Nats fans. Opening Day is right around the corner. What should we expect from our Nats, or better who should we expect? The Nationals opening day roster is nothing but up in the air. It is going to … Continue reading

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The W/L projections are based on what?

We are just 50-days from Opening Day for the Washington Nationals, and the latest rounds of Win/Loss projections had a new entry from PECOTA that has the Nats finishing with a 58-104 record. Vegas has improved the Nats to 66.5 … Continue reading

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The 2023 rules have changed the speed game; the Nats are now taking advantage!

When MLB implemented larger bases and put restrictions on pickoff plays that began with the 2023 season, the stolen base attempts increased by 40.7 percent. The success rate of stolen bases also increased by 8.7 percent. General manager Mike Rizzo … Continue reading

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The offseason ends in just 10-days

Most of the Washington Nationals players and staff are taking advantage of those two-month rentals and have already taken occupancy of their Spring Training homes on Feb 1. They hope their occupancy will run through March 24 in West Palm … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo’s “State of the Union” address

The Washington Nationals had their annual “Hot Stove” event on Saturday for top season ticket planholders. With general manager Mike Rizzo and his field manager Dave Martinez giving their state of the union addresses, the takeaways gave a few clues … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Care How Fast You Throw Ball Four” — GM Mike Rizzo

The Hot Stove event is really the best season ticket planholder’s perk if you ask me. That annual event was held today with a huge crowd that was described to me as the largest ever — and that is because … Continue reading

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FanGraphs projections for the Washington Nationals in 2024

The offseason has just 19-days remaining before we click into preseason mode as Spring Training camp opens for the Washington Nationals on Valentine’s Day. While we expect another starting pitcher to be signed by the Nats, nothing is certain — … Continue reading

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Washington 2024 MLB Season Chances

Pre-season is a quiet time of year for lovers of Major League Baseball. There are no games on the schedule, and with the new campaign still a few weeks away, it can begin to feel like a long and boring … Continue reading

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Starting Pitcher FAs – Take 2

Time to turn our attention back to what FA pitcher(s) to sign. An update to a previous post on Starting Pitchers. Steve: First off Don, that left-handed power bat article that we started writing in December kind of nailed it … Continue reading

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Nationals, Joey Gallo reportedly agree to one-year deal

The Nationals have finally addressed their need for a left-handed power threat and made their their largest dollar commitment to a player during this off-season. TalkNats first sourced a report in December after the Nick Senzel signing that their final … Continue reading

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