MLBTR’s Podcast How Cody Bellinger’s Deal Affects The Other Free Agents And Why The Offseason Played Out Like This had some interesting thoughts. They also reported (last week) on the status of the negotiations with the Red Sox.
Time to turn our attention back to what FA pitcher(s) to sign. An update to a previous post on Starting Pitchers. Steve: First off Don, that left-handed power bat article that we started writing in December kind of nailed it … Continue reading
So lets looks at some of the available starting pitchers who are Free Agents. Steve and I started with a short list and expanded it as described:
It seems clear that the Nationals want a left-handed power bat this off-season. And probably preferably a DH, first basemen or corner outfielder or any combination of those positions. So Steve and I started discussing this via Twitter DMs and … Continue reading
The New York Times newsletter had an interesting article Parade of Strikeouts recently. The article talks about the positive of the recent rule changes and concludes that more changes are needed. So lets discuss.
Don: Been a while so it seems to me that it is time for a Point-Counterpoint. I am fine with either Paul Skenes or Dylan Crews as the Nats draft pick . But I have to admit that I lean … Continue reading
Today marks the 10th month since the Lerner ownership group announced that they would be exploring a sale of the Washington Nationals. It also marks 10 full months that the Lerner ownership group has spoken publicly on their future plans. … Continue reading
It does not take any analytics to conclude that the Nats gave up too many runs and did not score nearly enough runs in 2022, or for that matter in 2021 also. So I decided to look at the stats … Continue reading
Most every batter wants to only swing at pitches he can hit. Clearly some are much, much, much better at it than others. Thanks to a comment posted recently by WarningTrackPower I was able to add logic to determine if … Continue reading
This short Point-CounterPoint is a lightly edited Twitter DM exchange between Don and Steve that occurred after Jackson Rutledge‘s last start. Looks like Rutledge has a traveling issue 😃. The former 1st round pick (17th overall) of the Washington Nationals … Continue reading