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The Nationals 2019 World Series MVP, Stephen Strasburg, officially retires!

Real life can throw you curveballs beyond your control. In normal life, retirement is reserved for sexagenarians, generally speaking. In baseball terms, the mid-30’s is a very common point for a player to retire. When Stephen Strasburg opted-out of his … Continue reading

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A sale of the Nats is over; it kind of has been over for awhile…now it is just official!

There was no shortage of chatter and sightings that Washington Nationals principal owner, Mark Lerner, was more engaged, and around his team more than he had been in years, during the 2023 season. And even though the team was technically … Continue reading

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BREAKING: The Orioles could be sold to two private equity firm billionaires per reports. What is the impact of that sale on the Nationals?

News has been breaking that an agreement has been made to sell the Baltimore Orioles to two private equity firm billionaires with David Rubenstein, 74, taking over as principal owner from the Angelos family that has run the team for … Continue reading

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Nationals, Joey Gallo reportedly agree to one-year deal

The Nationals have finally addressed their need for a left-handed power threat and made their their largest dollar commitment to a player during this off-season. TalkNats first sourced a report in December after the Nick Senzel signing that their final … Continue reading

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Sean Doolittle’s New Role: Evolving The Pitching Coach Role????

When Steve and I do Point-CounterPoint articles, we typically have plenty of time for our back and forth. This one is different because of this breaking news on Sean Doolittle joining the coaching staff as a pitching strategist. So both … Continue reading

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Baseball lost a great one in Frank Howard

If you are 50 years old or younger, you missed seeing “The Capital Punisher” in a Washington Senators uniform. Fortunately, I saw Frank Howard in-person from Section 528 of the upper deck in 1965. The man hit moonshots. RFK Stadium … Continue reading

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One Era Ends; Another Begins; Stephen Strasburg to Retire

We all knew this day was coming — we just did not know when — and the news broke that Stephen Strasburg is set to officially retire in September with the headlines that we had feared for many months, and … Continue reading

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Report: Nationals extend Martinez, nearing new deal for Rizzo

The Washington Nationals, who have dramatically turned things around from last season and are on track for a 74-win season, have reached an agreement with manager Dave Martinez and are nearing a deal with President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo. … Continue reading

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Déjà vu all over again — 1,324 days apart, and on the same 90 feet of dirt and grass!

You could not even script tonight’s game to be like Game 6 of the 2019 World Series with the interference play on Trea Turner, but yet it happened tonight — and the Washington Nationals end up on the wrong side … Continue reading

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Two veteran relievers were DFA’d after consecutive games!

Generally veteran relievers get more rope from Washington Nationals’ general manager Mike Rizzo — but not this week. Even Trevor Rosenthal and his 22.74 ERA in 2019 lasted longer with Rizzo than Erasmo Ramirez and Andres Machado did this season. … Continue reading

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