Category Archives: Analysis

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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Are Long Term Free Agent Contracts Worth the Risk

As we count down the minutes before the Bryce Harper announcement this article analyzes whether mega free agent contracts pay off for the teams and looks at some alternatives to calm the current labor situation. The Nats players are mad … Continue reading

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There are some #Nats players with a chance to make the roster. Who are they?

Usually the Nationals have over 60-players in Spring Training camp. This year the group is smaller. Officially the entire healthy portion of the 40-man roster is part of a team’s spring training roster, and they generally make up two-thirds of … Continue reading

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The #Nats roster formation just got clearer!

It was a year ago that Howie Kendrick re-signed with the Nationals on a two-year deal. Sometimes life kicks you in the shin, and in Kendrick’s case it bit him in his right Achilles tendon early last season. There was … Continue reading

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