Category Archives: Bullpen

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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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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Rebuilding the bullpen could prove more difficult than the starting rotation!

One thing we can all agree on from general manager Mike Rizzo’s presser over the weekend is that this Washington Nationals’ success in the future should be built around the starting rotation which was the formula in the past. But … Continue reading

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Nats Face Marlins as Race for 5th Pick Heats Up

The Nationals, for better or worse, have a huge opportunity ahead of them. In the remaining three weeks of the season, the Nats play some of the fellow cellar dwellers in the National League. That includes two series against the … Continue reading

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Nats Travel to Atlanta to Face Braves for Final Time in 2021

Coming off the seemingly endless week and a half of games against the Mets, the Nationals finally face a different opponent. The Braves are the next team on the docket for the Nats. They make the trip to Atlanta for … Continue reading

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