Category Archives: Lerners

What a transitional 2022 could look like for the Nats!

The Washington Nationals are projected to be on the hook for about $128 million in CBT payroll for next year if they roll with the players they control now and make no free agent moves. This also assumes the CBA … Continue reading

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Perspective: Mike Rizzo Did the Right Thing For the #Nats

Before saying anything else, let’s make one thing very clear: it is never easy to say goodbye. Max Scherzer and Trea Turner have meant everything to the Washington Nationals and the DC area over their respective times for the team. … Continue reading

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Analyzing the Prospect Haul from the Nationals’ Trade Deadline Moves

The Nationals made some of the most heart wrenching, devastating moves in recent history on Thursday evening. They sent both Trea Turner and Max Scherzer, franchise icons, to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for multiple prospects. Later that night, … Continue reading

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Nationals face Orioles in Battle of the Beltways

The Washington Nationals, fresh off a series victory over the Miami Marlins, look to continue their momentum in the Battle of the Beltways against the Orioles. In what can also be called the “Matchup for MASN”, the two rivals face … 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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A look back on 2019 and 2020 and on to 2021 and how COVID will affect the budget and new contracts!

We are officially in the Washington Nationals off-season. It should be a “glass half full” vision of the future if you are an optimist. A sixty game stretch should have been an hors d’oeuvre to a main course of ribeye … Continue reading

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This trade deadline puts Mike Rizzo in a unique situation

Extrapolating the Washington Nationals’ 12-19 record to a 162-game season would put this team at 32-51 to give you some perspective on how dire it looks.  To lose this weekend’s series in Boston could have changed the outlook on this … Continue reading

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The Core Six is now the Core Four; Strasburg is a Nat for life and is it time to extend the other three?

Baseball free agency allows players to choose their future employers much like the private sector. While the grass may not be greener on the other side, sometimes it is, and also the avenue to higher income. Corporations that covet top … Continue reading

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Caveat emptor is the writing on some of these free agent deals!

With rumors swirling like the wind, someone(s) is leaking information on every move that Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon are making. The common denominator on these two star players is the agent they share, Scott Boras, who always seems willing … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo said he needed a spectacular package to trade Bryce Harper. Did a team offer him a spectacular package?

The kid is all grown up at 26 and is a free agent for the first time in his career. When he was 17-years-old, he was drafted in 2010 at #1 overall by the Washington Nationals. For Bryce Harper a.k.a.  “Baseball’s Chosen … Continue reading

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