Category Archives: Awards

What is the Prospect Promotion Incentive?

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that is in place now from 2022, put measures in-place to discourage service time manipulation. One measure is the Prospect Promotion Incentive and for the first time, it could impact the Washington Nationals. What impact … Continue reading

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Lane Thomas is a Gold Glove finalist

This afternoon, Rawlings Sporting Goods announced Lane Thomas as one of the three finalists for the Gold Glove Award for right fielders in the National League. The Washington Nationals right fielder is going up against Mookie Betts and Fernando Tatis, … Continue reading

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Milestone reached: Lane Thomas goes 20/20

The 2023 season has seen a few Washington Nationals emerge as players with the potential to get this team to postseason contention in the future. This is what rebuilds are all about in finding those players who will be parts … Continue reading

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The Nats future is bright beyond the bullpen

Let us state the obvious right now that the Washington Nationals bullpen is a mess. Okay, we got that out of the way. The future is bright, and that takes no sugarcoating. James Wood, Dylan Crews, Brady House, Robert Hassell … Continue reading

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Luis García and Cole Henry are TalkNats’ MiLB Co-Players of the Month!

After much deliberation, we decided that infielder Luis García and right-handed pitcher Cole Henry both deserve the honor of TalkNats April MiLB Player of the Month. As you can tell, there was no shortage of contenders for the award. The … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day; QO deadline at 5PM; Rookie of Year awards show at 6PM

On this Veteran’s Day, we want to start this article with honoring all who have served and given us the ability to enjoy our freedoms. We are fortunate that the Washington Nationals honor veterans and patriotism at every home game … Continue reading

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MLB Network has a full slate of live baseball coverage starting today!

For those starved for baseball, the MLB Network resumes live morning broadcasting daily with an off-season weekday morning Hot Stove show starting today at 9:00 A.M. ET. They will also air exclusively several awards shows throughout the month of November along … Continue reading

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Vote for Trea Turner for the All-Star game; “Do you go to FanGraphs at all?”

 You always hope that the “behind the scenes” votes would get the All-Star game voting right. Last year, the leagues best 3rd baseman, Anthony Rendon, was a snub. The Nationals were in first place and had five players chosen: … Continue reading

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Max Scherzer is the complete ballplayer

With two outs in an inning, you are taught as a baserunner to run on contact. Max Scherzer is a complete baseball player, and he knew about running on contact with two outs. When Wilmer Difo connected in the 14th … Continue reading

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Thanks for Thanksgiving for our Washington Nationals!

What the Nationals and their fans have to be thankful for: Max Scherzer:  Family.  Despite what we hear on this blog and elsewhere, there are things more important than baseball. Stephen Strasburg:  the miracle of modern antibiotics.  And rain. Gio … Continue reading

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