Category Archives: Lineup

The January 8th 2016 line-up all appears together on March 13th 2016 #Nats

It took exactly a dozen games into the Spring Training schedule for the January 8th line-up to debut. Why January 8th you may ask? That was the date when Mike Rizzo traded for Ben Revere as the speedy lead-off man … Continue reading

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Spring Training starts and the #Nats success in 2016 could hinge on their CPOY candidates!

  Today is the first official day of Spring Training as Pitchers & Catchers report later today! Yesterday, we talked about the Nats MVP, ROY, & CY & MOY, and today we talk about potential CPOY candidates.  You may ask,  what … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Baseball!

Many of the Washington Nationals coaches and players will be headed to Viera this week to get ready for Spring Training, and here’s a pic you probably never thought you would see: Bryce Harper sporting a Washington Redskins cap! Bryce … Continue reading

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Revisiting Mike Rizzo’s quotes from November + Stat projections

Below are FanGraph′s projections that we have compiled in a graph for the 2016 Nats. We took a graphic look at where FanGraphs have the Nats projected on the standard slash: Batting Average, On-Base-Percentage, Slugging %, OPS

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The January 14th Lineup. What is it? #Nats

Earlier today, Daniel Murphy did an interview with Thom Loverro and Kevin Sheehan on ESPN 980 . Loverro asked Murphy, “from the outside looking in, what do you think went wrong with the Washington Nationals last year?” Murphy simply started his … Continue reading

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2016 Nats almost complete! Payroll, 40 man, Opening Day Roster

With the official announcements that Daniel Murphy and Stephen Drew are part of the 2016 Nats roster, there is certainly more clarity on the payroll and personnel.  Of course Mike Rizzo will most likely make another tweak or 2 and … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions. #Nats must make roster moves. Talk Nats

There is some very simple math in the roster shuffle that the 40 man roster can’t ever go above 40.  Simple math doesn’t make the reduction in staff simple. If the Nats don’t make any trades of players on the … Continue reading

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New Year, New Hope, New Expectations, New #Nats

As we turn the calendar from 2015 to 2016, we can finally refer to 2015 as last year.  This year brings new hope and many new faces led by new manager Dusty Baker and a revamped coaching staff which includes … Continue reading

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The Scott Boras effect on the Washington #Nationals

The super agent Scott Boras often gets a bad ‘rap’ for squeezing every last nickel out of a deal, but that is why many players choose Boras to represent them as the number of years to maximize income in sports … Continue reading

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The Bench before and after Daniel Murphy #Nats

There was quite the discussion on Sunday on what the Washington Nationals 2016 bench could look like for 2016. Bench personnel change and evolve during the course of a 162 game season. Most fans expect Espinosa to be a starter … Continue reading

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