Category Archives: Lerners

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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The Bryce Harper conundrum

2018 is not yet through the month of April, but as anticipated, Bryce Harper is already the story which is dominating Washington Nationals news. The volume of Harper news will only pick up as we move through the summer months … Continue reading

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Nationals salary projections with and without Bryce Harper

As some of you may have heard, Bryce Harper is entering the last year with the Nationals before he has the ability to test free agency. And one can infer that his decision will have a great impact on how … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo makes a sales pitch for Ohtani; Talks about his Nationals, Bryce Harper, and his own future

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo appeared on MLB Network yesterday. To open the segment, he was asked to give a sales pitch to Shohei Ohtani who is the most discussed potential free agent this off-season. Here is what Rizzo … Continue reading

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Potential Impact of the MLB Competitive Balance Tax on the Nats Payroll

Having crossed the MLB Competitive Balance Tax threshold for the first time possibly in 2017, the luxury tax will start to have a major impact on the Nats’ payroll decisions in the upcoming years, that is a fact. What that … Continue reading

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Nats News & Notes| Zimmerman, Scherzer, Harper, Storen, Papelbon, and more

The Hot Stove isn’t working, and Baby It’s Cold Outside! Mike Rizzo and the Lerner’s can change all of that for us, but in the meantime we will do another episode of Nats News & Notes. Both Mr. Clean and Musil12 … Continue reading

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