Category Archives: Dusty

Who Makes the Nationals Postseason Roster?

With the Washington Nationals clinched, the National League East is set for 2017. It’s time for Nationals fans to start shifting their attention once again towards October. For the fourth time in the last six years, the Nats will play meaningful … Continue reading

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5th 18-gamer: Bryce was Up, Zim was Down, Murph was Murph, TTB was On Fire

For previous 18 gamers, click here. Regular readers know that Game 90 took place when I was out of the country. Putting together a blog post as scheduled was not in the cards, but I did manage to keep tab … Continue reading

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One opinion: Dusty Baker’s glasses and sour grapes

We see you Dusty Baker, put your glasses on, sit down and tell us the story about how glad you are to be back in baseball, and how wonderful it is to be in the nation’s capital skippering a team … Continue reading

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3rd 18-gamer: A Tale of Two Aces

For links to previous 18-gamers, click here. You will recall that in the second 18-game set this season the Nats managed a 10-8 record despite some pitching woes, because their hitters continued to be on fire. The third set of 18 … Continue reading

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Any room on the roster for an NRI? The picture for the Nats’ last spots is becoming clear

The week was certainly an eventful one for the Washington Nationals. The United States won the World Baseball Classic, with Nats pitcher Tanner Roark and second baseman Daniel Murphy contributing to the effort. Outfielder Michael A. Taylor missed a few … Continue reading

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Nats Bats on the Upswing?

On Tuesday Fangraphs published an article about how Danny Espinosa is changing his hitting style to try to swing with an upwards curve. This reminded me of something that I had heard last year that the Nats are being coached to swing … Continue reading

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Why not Dusty Baker in 2017? #Nats

You most likely have heard that Dusty Baker is in the final year of the two-year contract he signed early in the off-season after Matt Williams was let go after the 2015 season.  The 67-year-old Baker is a cinch for … Continue reading

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Washington Nationals: Game #12 Grapefruit League; Strasburg against Cardinals

Today is the 12th game for the Washington Nationals on the Grapefruit League schedule. Today’s game is in Jupiter, Florida just up the street from West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida. Today’s starters are Stephen Strasburg for the … Continue reading

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Scherzer throws his 3 finger fastballs to his battery mate Wieters

Max Scherzer is still nursing that injured knuckle as he recovers from a hairline fracture suffered last season. Scherzer decided that a three-finger grip would eliminate the pain, and he has been perfecting this new grip which he debuted in … Continue reading

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Who’s heading north? Mike Rizzo has options for the #Nats

The Washington Nationals are almost fully constructed for Opening Day, barring a significant injury during the month of March. After a (sometimes aggravatingly) sleepy winter, general manager Mike Rizzo emerged from hibernation last month, snapping up first baseman Adam Lind, … Continue reading

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