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The Nats’ player development hires and restructure is complete!

The Washington Nationals made it official with their 2022 Minor League Player Development staff in an announcement today. The team’s President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Director of Player Development De Jon Watson made the joint announcement.

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Nats Open Second Half Against Padres in DC

As the calendar turns to the latter half of July, the Nationals are looking to catch some momentum before the Trade Deadline. The NL East is still cracked open because the Mets have not run away with the division, and … Continue reading

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Brandon Kintzler dodges a bullet; MRI reveals just a Grade 1 forearm strain

For Brandon Kintzler, pitching is a gift after he sustained a labrum tear early in his career. For most pitchers, a labrum tear is the kiss of death for a baseball career. Kintzler paid his dues coming back from the … Continue reading

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Who are these guys? Mike Rizzo digs deep to find an outfielder.

It is fitting that the newest addition to the Nationals team is like the old white pages of your C&P phone book if you are old enough to know what that means. Phone books had alphabetical listings from A-Z. Mike Rizzo … Continue reading

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A Totally Subjective Analysis of Why the 2016 Nationals Will (Finally) Win 100 Games

I love analytics. Really. The numbers quite often confirm what we see on the field, and indeed they often explain why things are the way they are. You want to know when Bryce Harper  took that next step and became an … Continue reading

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‘Thin Ice’ gives way to hope and new beginnings at the start of Spring Training #Nats

The article on ‘thin ice’ issues remains in the same status as the Nats enter Spring Training which officially starts in 3 days ending the Hot Stove season, and we move into the phase of hope and new beginnings for … Continue reading

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NatsLady’s thoughts on Hot Stove II with Mike Rizzo #Nats

Curiously, the “marketing” portion of Saturday’s Hot Stove meeting with Nats fans was more fun than the “baseball” segment—in my opinion. We were told we couldn’t video because “proprietary information” was coming out. And maybe it did, if you count … Continue reading

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Updated: Report from the Hot Stove #Nats #Rizzo

“I am a firm believer in the American people. If given the truth, they can be depended on to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”–Abraham Lincoln. And yes, there were … Continue reading

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Where is the #Nats thin ice?

We are now less than 2 weeks to the official start of Spring Training.  Metaphorically speaking, every team this time of the year has that thin ice warning for the areas of their team that lacks depth and screams of … 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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