Category Archives: Roster

The days when Lucius Fox was rated higher than Juan Soto; The Nats finally get Cesar Hernandez. So much more going on!

There were five moves yesterday by the Washington Nationals that began with a waiver claim of Lucius Fox from Baltimore. The night ended with the Nats biggest free agent signing of the off-season, so far, with Cesar Hernandez committing to … Continue reading

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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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2021 Nationals Player Grades Part 6

This is the final installment of reviewing the 2021 Washington Nationals roster. The players listed here alphabetically go from “St” to “Z”. The two longest tenured Nats players are on this part of the list: Stephen Strasburg and Ryan Zimmerman. … Continue reading

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2021 Nationals Player Grades Part 5

As we are almost done with the player evaluations, we have some interesting names on this list as we move further into the players with last names beginning with “R” and into the “S” names. This list contains many Washington … Continue reading

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2021 Nationals Player Grades Part 4

Andres Machado, RHP: Machado was another pitcher that the Nats called up after not being active for years. He last pitched with the Royals in 2017. Overall, he provided pretty good results as he demonstrated an ability to get outs … Continue reading

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November 11th: Ryan Zimmerman Day

Today is what I declare to be “Ryan Zimmerman Day” on 11/11. Employee No. 11. Now, of course, there are dozens of different days that could be called this. How about September 28th, his birthday? Or June 18th, the day … Continue reading

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2021 Nationals Player Grades Part 3

Ryne Harper, RHP: Harper is one of the strangest pitchers in the entire league. His strikeout rate was as low as ever in his career. However, his FIP (a stat that measures how well a pitcher is doing at preventing … Continue reading

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2021 Nationals Player Grades Part 2

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is written as a direct segue from the previous installation Alcides Escobar, IF: Escobar was one of the best surprises for the Nats this season. He was signed during the summer when the Nats were dealing with … Continue reading

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2021 Nationals Player Grades Part 1

The 2021 season is now in the books for the Nationals. An uneven season that never really got going now is history. For a few weeks in June, the team appeared to be rounding into form and making their push … Continue reading

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Nats news & notes | Coaching staff finalized; FP DFA’d from MASN; 160 baseball players are unemployed

The day after the World Series always goes from those highs and lows of the final game of the season to the reality that free agency becomes official. A total of 160 free agents officially hit the market and are … Continue reading

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