Category Archives: JRoss

Fifth 18-gamer: A breakout for the Nats?

Fortuitously for your faithful contributor who needed a little more time to pull together a post, the Nats 90th game of the season was last Sunday, with five days before the next game.  So this 5th 18-gamer of the year … Continue reading

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Official: Nats sign Strasburg to a 7 year extension with opt-outs

It’s official! Stephen Strasburg will be a Washington National for the foreseeable future. Timing is not always everything. How strange to leak the news of a Stephen Strasburg extension during the middle innings of last night’s game? This is huge … Continue reading

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“We have to decide…what’s good for the team.” Talk #Nats

Playing hindsight seems like cheating, and “armchair managers” play that game to perfection all the time. They will tell you they knew Don Mattingly should have pulled Adam Conley after the 6th inning last night as he was tiring in … Continue reading

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#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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Game #4 vs. the Marlins. Harper going for HR history! Game Thread

The weather has been the story for a while, and today Mother Nature will cooperate with chilly air but no rain or snow. If you count back 21 days into Spring Training and through yesterday, the Nats have played a … 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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Creativity is part of the GM’s job #Nats

Some General Managers are more creative than others. When the Stephen Strasburg shutdown was announced in 2012, the plan seemingly lacked creativity. Stephen Strasburg pitched Opening Day on April 5th and pitched his turn in the rotation each time until … Continue reading

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The Grapefruit League finale game (weather permitting) 3/30/16 #Nats

The Nats travel to Port St. Lucie to face their division NL East rival, the NY Mets, in the Nats finale in 2016 for the Grapefruit League. Max Scherzer will stay behind in Viera and pitch in a minor league … Continue reading

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#Nats host the #Mets for a Joe Ross vs Verrett start (Inclement weather alert)

The best laid plans sometimes are spoiled by Mother Nature and MASN is set to televise one of the few games in Florida this Spring and this one could be a wash-out. Joe Ross is set to take the mound … Continue reading

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The #Nats Starting Rotation with Bronson Arroyo in the Mix and the Mike Maddux Effect

Flashback to the GM Meetings in November in Boca Raton, Florida and Mike Rizzo was asked about the starting rotation for the 2016 season and Riz said, “I’m happy sliding Tanner and Joe in the rotation. With that said, you can … Continue reading

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