Category Archives: Feature

Most of the positional pieces are there for the future of the Nats!

Winning is fun. Consistently winning usually brings visions of the postseason. The Washington Nationals are now 4-wins from exceeding their win total from 2010. That number is significant to hold ownership accountable in this offseason. For those who do not … Continue reading

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Mentsch Tracht Un Gott Lacht: Part 3 – The (earlier) Drafts

By Forensicane After an all-too-long string of MLB drafts that can be considered fireable management offenses, the Washington Nationals had the uncommon pleasure of successes from drafts forgotten and signs of more competent recent decision-making on draft day.

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Fantasy baseball in real life does not work in building a team or wishing for a new team owner!

The New York Mets tried to play fantasy baseball with no rules and a flawed plan with their 2023 roster adding future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander to a rotation with Cooperstown-bound Max Scherzer, and an infield that looked like … Continue reading

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Mensch Tracht Un Gad (Gott) Lacht: Part 2: The Juan Soto trade

One of the more striking aspects of this exercise is how much the Juan Soto trade continues to dominate discussion about the Nationals present and future. Whether this reflects our adapting to the loss of a truly beloved superstar we … Continue reading

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Mensch Tracht Und Gad Lacht: The 2023 Nationals Edition

Part 1: The Max Scherzer trade, and the 2021 trading deadline Some background, I don’t speak Yiddish, but one of the joys of being unapologetically Jewish and respectful of the older generation is a proximity to Yiddish culture from pre-World … Continue reading

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Season Ticket Holder Benefits, Tip, Tricks, Techniques

There are a lot of pros and cons to being a Season Ticket holder (as well as just being a member with other folks in a larger group).

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Mike Rizzo was right, it was a ‘retool’

There was that time when general manager Mike Rizzo threw out the ‘retool’ word for the first time after the 2021 trade deadline. He also used the term ‘reboot’ and said that a rebuild was a “five or six year … Continue reading

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Washington Nationals and Commanders collaborate for the first time!

For the first time in the Washington Nationals 18+ year existence, they have an official collaboration with the Washington Commanders football team. Both teams will have crossover games with players in attendance and special tailgate packages. The Nats will have … 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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The “Little things” and the intangibles

That 2019 Washington Nationals team had an X-factor player in Gerardo Parra when they won the World Series. When he spoke, you listened, and the good teams need that type of player. It’s what I think is missing from teams … Continue reading

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