Category Archives: Analysis

The complicated history of Beltway baseball

Even before the Washington Nationals made the move down to Washington, D.C., there has been obvious tension between D.C. and the Baltimore Orioles. Considering how close the teams are geographically, the rivalry is bound to occur. Adding onto that, the … Continue reading

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Cleaning House? It’s Time to Move on from the Past and our Nostalgia.

OPINION: As all of us fans know, this year has stunk for the Nats in terms of winning baseball. There have been some bright spots here and there, like the potential Keibert Ruiz and Josiah Gray have shown, and Luis … Continue reading

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The Manager of a struggling/rebuilding team

OPINION: I’ll start this column by getting straight to the point. I think the Washington Nationals should replace Dave Martinez in this mid-season and hire someone who is better with a young team during this process of rebuilding. Now that … Continue reading

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Players to watch in the College World Series

The Greatest Show on Turf has returned to Omaha for the 72nd iteration. Each of the eight teams that are vying for the National Championship have balanced rosters that have contributors littered within. That being said, some players rise above … Continue reading

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Defense matters, and the #Nats are really bad at it.

Nobody is going to say that Erick Fedde pitched great last night, but certainly if groundballs were fielded near league average rates, maybe Fedde throws a six inning scoreless game. All three runs scored on groundball hits. The first one … Continue reading

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Beyond the rankings: non top 30 prospects that can help the Nats

Every major league team prides themselves on having a strong farm system. The pinnacle of this talented pipeline for young players is seen in consensus lists that include the top 15 to 30 players in a given system. As the … Continue reading

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Revisiting the 2022 Preseason Prospect Watchlist

It’s month three of the minor league baseball season and the first wave of promotions and call ups are behind us. In January, I wrote a prospect list featuring five underrated prospects to watch in the 2022 season. In this article … Continue reading

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Is it time to move Juan Soto back to LF?

The news is not good. Juan Soto as measured by defensive WAR (-6.5) tied for last for all fielders, and in StatCast’s Outs Above Average, which is a factual measurement of a fielder’s ability, ranks Juan Soto dead last in … Continue reading

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Point-CounterPoint – Draft Order Possibilities

Don: The discussion within the TalkNats community has already started about who to draft for the Nationals and what spot the team will get in 2023. As we all know, the new CBA introduced a lottery for the draft. While it … Continue reading

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Nats’ Farm System Roundup: April Edition

As the Nationals struggle to win games early in the 2022 season at the highest level, fans are quickly turning to look towards the future. Some of the top prospects in the organization are beacons of hope and progress for … Continue reading

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