Category Archives: Analysis

Game #28 Final weekend tune-up in Spring Training and some concerns amid the optimism

Where do we start in our discussion of the Washington Nationals? At what point do we stop saying this is just Spring Training and the results do not matter? It is really picking and choosing like an a la carte … Continue reading

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Real baseball is not played on paper or computers

It is officially spring today with the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere although baseball enthusiasts celebrate spring the day their teams report to Spring Training. Hope springs eternal, and Washington Nationals fans will hope that this year will exceed … Continue reading

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Who grabs the #Nats last bench spot: Adrian Sanchez, Spencer Kieboom or Jake Noll?

Chances are Howie Kendrick and Michael A. Taylor will both begin the 2019 season on the 10-Day Injury List as they rehab their way back to join the team. Because we are now less than 10 days until the season … Continue reading

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Who will be the #Nats fourth outfielder?

This is a question that should be easy to answer. It would have been easy to answer, if only Michael A. Taylor‘s left cleat hadn’t caught in the Fort Myers outfield turf during a game against the Minnesota Twins last … Continue reading

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The new and projectible Trea Turner compared to Rickey Henderson and Tim Raines

Possibly the biggest news out of the Washington Nationals camp yesterday was when manager Dave Martinez disclosed his entire batting order, and yes, Trea Turner is his choice at lead-off with Adam Eaton in the 2-hole. Last season it was … Continue reading

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Michael Taylor in south Florida is a very good Michael Taylor!

What would Spring be without (a bit of snow apparently in the North) and a heated discussion on Michael Taylor within southern Florida where he scorches the ball in the regular season and Spring Training.

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The future of Joe Ross and his development!

Spring Training is at the halfway point, and I am sure that I am not the only one who has been tuning in to watch the Nationals‘ Grapefruit League games. There is still so much to talk about in regards … Continue reading

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The outfield configurations for the #Nats look to be open to interpretation!

During the Houston Astros broadcast yesterday, they said that it would be Michael Taylor‘s job to lose in centerfield for the Nationals intimating that Victor Robles would be on the outside looking in. Many Nationals prognosticators think that is rubbish … Continue reading

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Baseball’s BABIP is more than just a number!

Hello again! Spring training is finally upon us and the regular season is firmly on the horizon just 30 days away. A few weeks ago I talked about my belief that the Nationals wanted a more contact based approach. At … Continue reading

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The #Nats have beefed up pitching for a good reason!

When Bryce Harper filed for free agency at the beginning of November, the Nationals put their “Plan B” into effect. Plan B was simply to use the offseason to improve pitching, defense, speed and athleticism. Improved defense improves pitching. Improved … Continue reading

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