Category Archives: Roster

A good deep bullpen will take some pressure off of the starting pitching! Depth of starters will help also!

To have an eight-man bullpen that can eat innings as well as close-out games is a luxury in baseball. We have seen the years when Washington Nationals’ managers of the past have been reluctant to pull a starting pitcher because … Continue reading

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Trea Turner says again he wants to be a Washington Nationals’ player for life!

When the Nationals traded for Trea Turner as the PTBNL from the Padres, the team landed a key part of their World Series championship season of 2019, and a cornerstone piece of the Nats’ future. How far that future goes … Continue reading

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Jeremy Jeffress comes home in a deal with the Nats

In 2018, Jeremy Jeffress was on the All-Star team the year the game was played in Nationals Park. It was his only All-Star selection, and it was perfect given that he grew up near Richmond, Virginia. In section 129, there … Continue reading

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Who grabs the last spot(s) on the Opening Day roster for the pitchers?

There is no debating how Washington Nationals’ general manager Mike Rizzo builds his rosters around starting pitching. There is a valid debate however on how Rizzo has built his bullpens over the years and what that has cost him in … Continue reading

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The #Nats will initially have 71 players in Spring Training! Quotes and thoughts!

The Washington Nationals opened Spring Training camp officially on Wednesday, and pitchers and catchers are already hard at work. In total, 39 pitchers were on-hand at the start of Spring Training. In total, there are 32 positions players on the … Continue reading

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Who the heck is that guy? New faces on the #Nats for 2021!

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! At last, spring training is upon us. Today is the first day of workouts at West Palm Beach. While we’re still waiting to find out how many games our cheap, wretched, Orioles-owned regional sports network … 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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The #Nats bullpen will be a competition in Spring Training for the last spot(s)

The Washington Nationals bullpen was a mixed bag of results during the 2020 season. The team parted ways last year with several left-handed pitchers from their bullpen depth. None more important to the history of the Nats than Sean Doolittle who headed … Continue reading

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Jeremy De La Rosa is the #Nats top outfield prospect! He tells us about improving his game and having Juan Soto as a mentor!

The intersection of youth and talent do not always translate into success. Mentorship and sage advice from someone who has been there before is invaluable. There is no substitution for hard work. Often this winter you can see Jeremy De … Continue reading

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Topps picks Juan Soto for the cover of their 2021 Series 1 boxes and packs!

Every year there is just one player chosen for the cover of Topps Baseball Series 1, and this year the Topps Trading Card executives chose Juan Soto. Fans can also get a first look at the newest Series 1 cards the … Continue reading

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