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Mike Rizzo, Dave Martinez and Jim Hickey give the State of the Nats!

The Washington Nationals aired their annual offseason “State of the Nats” report this year in a virtual presentation featuring Mike Rizzo, General Manager and President of Baseball Operations, Manager Dave Martinez, and Pitching Coach Jim Hickey. The opening had an … Continue reading

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How does Davey Martinez change his career slow-start record?

In Dave Martinez‘s first season managing the Washington Nationals, he inherited an under-achieving 2017 team. His 2018 debut squad got off to a slow start with an 11-16 record which put the Nats quickly in a hole and 4th place … Continue reading

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Where do the #Nats go from here?

With Josh Bell, Kyle Schwarber, and Josh Harrison all signed, what moves will Washington Nationals’ general manager Mike Rizzo have up his winter sleeves? With a 40-man roster showing five vacancies, we can expect at least five moves and most … Continue reading

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Official: Nats sign Kyle Schwarber as a free agent! Time to pencil in a new lineup!

We had several scenarios for a Kyle Schwarber signing with the hopes he could play first base for the Washington Nationals. After the Josh Bell signing, the thoughts of adding Schwarber faded until rumors had surfaced from The Athletic’s Ken … Continue reading

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Washington Nationals hold ZOOM calls, and we have quotes for the future!

Normally during the Winter Meetings, the Washington Nationals hold their center court time at the official hotel, but everything went virtual this year due to COVID, and we never heard from the President of Baseball Operations and General Manager, Mike … Continue reading

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Could the Nats pivot to an infielder as their top acquisition?

Mum’s the word. There has been little chatter from general manager Mike Rizzo and manager Dave Martinez of the Washington Nationals this offseason. Our sourced intel has produced little as to the direction of acquisitions as the information is being … Continue reading

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Fangraphs WAR rankings for the 2021 Nats and a COVID-19 vaccine!

How are WAR rankings related to a COVID vaccine? Few teams are as dependent on fan revenue as the Washington Nationals and if the COVID vaccine is here earlier than expected, the Nats could raise their outlook on revenues and … Continue reading

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Necessity is the mother of invention as baseball must reinvent itself!

In 2014, Royals’ general manager Dayton Moore took his team to the World Series with a very different formula than the dominant San Francisco Giants. Moore’s team did not have one starting position player at an .800 OPS over over … Continue reading

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How would you spend Lerner’s money?

How the Washington Nationals approach this off-season will be dependent on the money that general manager Mike Rizzo has to spend, and the players who will say “yes” to him. As they say, “It takes two to tango” which basically … Continue reading

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With a roster at 29-players, Mike Rizzo can get started on adding players!

With the 40-man roster sitting at 29 current players, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo can now embark on his off-season journey of building a better mousetrap. Putting together talent is subjective based on the eye of a scout who … Continue reading

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