Category Archives: Jayson

#Nats now 8-1 – best record in MLB: Post-game recap

And the best start in franchise history. The Nationals literally destroy the Phillies 9-1. The game was basically over after the top half of the first inning. It was simultaneously a laugher and a brilliantly managed game by Dusty.

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#Nats win with a Roark shutout & Drew/Werth HRs & Papelbon Save #5: Post Game

On a night where Bryce Harper had an 0-fer you worry that it was an “L” for the Nats in the standings but on this night it was Stephen Drew and Jayson Werth stepped up with Tanner Roark and it was … Continue reading

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Opening Day: A Nationals’ Holiday indeed! Late and great and FUN!

Some want Opening Day to be a National Holiday, and for Daniel Murphy , his first Opening Day as a member of the Nationals was like a Holiday: Joyous and festive and with a lot of meaning. Murphy was 2-3 with 2 … 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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Jayson Werth once again reminds his critics that you shouldn’t count him out!

Jayson Werth has always had his critics. They have been around his whole career doubting him. The Orioles used a 1st round pick on Werth in 1997, but gave up on him and traded him just 3 years later to … Continue reading

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A Big Fish In A Small Simon Pond. Caution: Don’t rely too much on Spring Training stats

The name is Pond, Simon Pond. There once was a big fish in a small pond, and his name is Simon Pond. He was a teenage baseball star in his Canadian region and was drafted by the Montreal Expos in … Continue reading

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Spring Training starts and the #Nats success in 2016 could hinge on their CPOY candidates!

  Today is the first official day of Spring Training as Pitchers & Catchers report later today! Yesterday, we talked about the Nats MVP, ROY, & CY & MOY, and today we talk about potential CPOY candidates.  You may ask,  what … Continue reading

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The #Nats enter Spring Training with the MVP, ROY, & CY & MOY

Tomorrow is the start of Spring Training, and when these 2016 Nats are fully assembled, they boast a group of major award winners.  Bryce Harper is the reigning NL MVP and was the 2012 Rookie of the Year, Max Scherzer … Continue reading

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Preview of Coming Attractions – SABR Meeting

Lots of very interesting presentations at the DC SABR meeting today. Sam Mondry-Cohen of the Nationals had the meatiest presentation. Will have an overview of his presentation within the next day. But here is a quickie post to give Ghost a … Continue reading

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The Scott Boras effect on the Washington #Nationals

The super agent Scott Boras often gets a bad ‘rap’ for squeezing every last nickel out of a deal, but that is why many players choose Boras to represent them as the number of years to maximize income in sports … Continue reading

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