Category Archives: JRoss

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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The rise of Joe “Cool” Ross from the San Antonio Missions to the Majors in less than 1 year

Joe Ross finished his 2014 season with the Double-A San Antonio Missions in the San Diego Padres system with a lackluster 2014 in the Minors finishing with a 3.92 ERA.  When the Tampa Bay Rays, Padres and Nationals crafted a … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo does the Nashville 2-step! #Nats #WinterMeetings

There was breaking news Sunday night that Jonathan Papelbon had filed a grievance against the Nats to receive payment pertaining to his 4 game suspension from the Nats to finish the 2015 season.  This seemed like breaking news as in “current … Continue reading

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Roark Ross Roster Rotation #Nats starters

The top of the 2016 Nats rotation sets up with Max Scherzer 2.79 Stephen Strasburg 3.46 Gio Gonzalez  3.79 The next 2 spots for the 2016 Nats rotation are written in pencil just in case an eraser is needed 4. … Continue reading

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In-Game Joe Cool Ross with the Start

This is the final game of this 4 game series between the Nats and Braves.  If the Nats were considered hosts as the home team, they’d be considered rude hosts with the way they greeted the visitors.  2 lopsided wins … Continue reading

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In-Game: Joe Cool to the Rescue?

The Nationals send Joe Ross to the hill for his 12th start against Cardinal’s Left-handed prospect Marco Gonzalez. The originally scheduled pitcher was Carlos Martinez. But, he was scratched with a sore neck.

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