Category Archives: Point-CounterPoint

Point-CounterPoint: Welcome Back Ryan Zimmerman

Steve: While not official, Ryan Zimmerman said in a recent radio interview that he wanted to come back for at least one more year, but will discuss it with his family. The great thing is Zim can also mentor. It gives him … Continue reading

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Point-CounterPoint: How Bad Was the Nationals Bullpen

It is the off-season, so time to bring back our Point-CounterPoint series. Today we cover the Washington Nationals’ bullpen that set a record in ineptitude in 2021 for most blown saves in a season (36), and their 5.08 ERA was the … Continue reading

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The Mystery of How Carter Kieboom Will Perform and the Story of a Groin Injury

It was known that Carter Kieboom had a groin strain as the 2020 season opened from a report from Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post. But the CBS report also said, “the injury evidently only hurts when he moves laterally, … Continue reading

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#Nats LineUp Options

Now that Ryan Zimmerman is on board with the Washington Nationals, we can expect he will get a number of the starts at 1B when the opposing starter is a left-hander. It is time to evaluate alternative lineups. Steve: Sound … Continue reading

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Are Platoon Splits Almost a Certainty for the #Nats – 2 of 2

Time for Part 2 of what we started to discuss in Are Platoon Splits Almost a Certainty for the #Nats – 1 of 2. So lets look at 2B (Starlin Castro and Luis Garcia), Catcher (Jason Castro and Yan Gomes) and … Continue reading

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The #Nats 4th Starter Options

It is pretty clear that the Nationals need a fourth starter. The issue is who! Trevor Bauer isn’t getting signed by general manager Mike Rizzo. And none of the rest are obvious choices. The priorities posted yesterday clearly shows the … Continue reading

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Are Platoon Splits Almost a Certainty for the #Nats – 1 of 2?

Don: So that is the question of the day. Given the budget, who the available FAs are; and lack of tradeable assets, platoons seem like the best/only option for the Nats. TalkNats commenter DChamps asked us to do: Here is what … Continue reading

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Fact or Fiction: The Nats And Developing Pitchers

Don: Joseph Goebbels is quoted for saying If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. And there are claims made and repeated often enough that they come to be accepted … Continue reading

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Point-CounterPoint: Who Is the Backup First Baseman?

Don: So lets talk about who the backup first baseman should be. I think we both agree that someone new needs to brought in to take the bulk of the At Bats. But who should the back-up be. Steve: Sounds … Continue reading

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Point-CounterPoint: Lineup Protection? How Valuable Is It? Part 1 of ???

Don: As you know I used to be able to download the MLB Game Day data. Something changed at the beginning of 2019 and it stopped working. Well, thanks to having time due to retiring, I think I just figured out my … Continue reading

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