Category Archives: Analysis

Point-CounterPoint: How Bad Was the Nationals Bullpen

It is the off-season, so time to bring back our Point-CounterPoint series. Today we cover the Washington Nationals’ bullpen that set a record in ineptitude in 2021 for most blown saves in a season (36), and their 5.08 ERA was the … Continue reading

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The three best players in the NL all debuted for the Nats; One of them will be crowned the MVP tonight!

Taking nothing away from Fernando Tatis Jr., the three best players in the NL in 2021 were Trea Turner, Juan Soto and Bryce Harper — and the BBWAA voters blew it. The player chosen often flies in the flock of … Continue reading

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2021 Nationals Player Grades Part 6

This is the final installment of reviewing the 2021 Washington Nationals roster. The players listed here alphabetically go from “St” to “Z”. The two longest tenured Nats players are on this part of the list: Stephen Strasburg and Ryan Zimmerman. … Continue reading

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2021 Nationals Player Grades Part 5

As we are almost done with the player evaluations, we have some interesting names on this list as we move further into the players with last names beginning with “R” and into the “S” names. This list contains many Washington … Continue reading

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2021 Nationals Player Grades Part 4

Andres Machado, RHP: Machado was another pitcher that the Nats called up after not being active for years. He last pitched with the Royals in 2017. Overall, he provided pretty good results as he demonstrated an ability to get outs … Continue reading

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2021 Nationals Player Grades Part 3

Ryne Harper, RHP: Harper is one of the strangest pitchers in the entire league. His strikeout rate was as low as ever in his career. However, his FIP (a stat that measures how well a pitcher is doing at preventing … Continue reading

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2021 Nationals Player Grades Part 2

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is written as a direct segue from the previous installation Alcides Escobar, IF: Escobar was one of the best surprises for the Nats this season. He was signed during the summer when the Nats were dealing with … Continue reading

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2021 Nationals Player Grades Part 1

The 2021 season is now in the books for the Nationals. An uneven season that never really got going now is history. For a few weeks in June, the team appeared to be rounding into form and making their push … Continue reading

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Baseball and labor are at a tipping point that could stop the game!

In the corner of a room sits an 800-pound gorilla, obvious to everyone but Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. and MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark. That gorilla is figurative, of course, and represents the fans — whom … Continue reading

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Priorities will change as moves are made for the Nats!

Priorities change all of the time. One move can change each subsequent move. If we knew that Kevin Long was going to leave the Washington Nationals organization, we would have had a new hitting coach as a top priority, and … Continue reading

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