Category Archives: Bullpen

Mike Rizzo goes “quick strike” to bolster the bullpen with 2 former closers!

Already twice during the Natioanls’ off-season, they have been on “quick strike” to add to their bullpen. On October 10th, the Nationals added Kyle Barraclough to the bullpen via a trade, and today following that theme they made the first … Continue reading

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A different way of thinking about a pitching staff!

The Tampa Bay Rays won’t make the playoffs. The historic excellence of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the great play of the second-place New York Yankees, has seen to that. But it’s undeniable that the Rays have done … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions: September call-up time for the #Nats

Rosters have expanded as the calendar has rolled over to September 2018. Major league teams can now carry up to 40 players on their active roster. Most won’t choose to roll with that many, but still, this is traditionally the … Continue reading

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The Nationals bullpen went from bad to very good!

The metrics to judge bullpens is multi-faceted. You have final inning saves, blown saves, WHIP, and runs given up. In April, there were issues with the bullpen in defining roles and acclimation with manager Dave Martinez and pitching coach Derek … Continue reading

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3rd 18*-gamer: A Breakout Set, Even With an Asterisk

Click here for links to previous 18-gamers. When the umps stopped the Nats’ first scheduled game against the Yankees on May 15 because of rain, little did they know what havoc they had wreaked on my 18-gamer. With the score … Continue reading

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The bullpen will be back to 8 men again with Miller!

The roster shuffling will continue as Erick Fedde was already optioned back to Triple-A Syracuse and Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that Justin Miller will be added to the Nationals roster to take Fedde’s vacated spot. On the … Continue reading

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Who the heck is that guy? — 2018 edition! A guide to #Nats non-roster pitchers

At long last, the Washington Nationals have announced who will be suiting up in red and white for the team’s second major league spring training in West Palm Beach, Florida. Along with 39 players on the major league roster (Joe … Continue reading

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Could the #Nats sign a top free agent this winter?

In case you’ve been vacationing on moon Miranda for the past few months, this winter in baseball has suuuuuucked. The free agent market has moved incredibly slowly, with just one of MLB Trade Rumors’ top 10 free agents (two if … Continue reading

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Will the #Nats win a prize in the right-handed reliever derby?

Like the Great Molasses Flood, while Hot Stove season has been sluggish so far, the sheer concentration of baseball people at the Winter Meetings in Orlando this week is finally resulting in some movement.

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Grading the 2017 Washington Nationals: Pitchers

The term has ended, and now the report card is due. How did the Washington Nationals fare in 2017? Some excelled. Some disappointed. While we lick our wounds from another first-round loss in the playoffs, let’s take a look back … Continue reading

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