Category Archives: Roster

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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Mike Rizzo, Dave Martinez and Jim Hickey give the State of the Nats!

The Washington Nationals aired their annual offseason “State of the Nats” report this year in a virtual presentation featuring Mike Rizzo, General Manager and President of Baseball Operations, Manager Dave Martinez, and Pitching Coach Jim Hickey. The opening had an … Continue reading

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The Alex Avila acquisition leaves 1 or 2 spots left for the #Nats

With yesterday’s signing of Alex Avila as the backup catcher, the Washington Nationals have nearly put their final stamp on their offseason as camps for Spring Training open in less than three weeks. We will then transition into the pre-season … Continue reading

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Bold Predictions, Bold Wishes, Bold Dreams for the #Nats

Time to have some fun with bold predictions, bold wishes, bold dreams – along with your rationale for why they might be a good idea for moves for the Washington Nationals.  And predictions like signing Justin Turner or Marcell Ozuna … Continue reading

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The Hot Stove boiled over yesterday!

Within hours, several free agents were reportedly signed yesterday including Cesar Hernandez, Tommy La Stella, Marcus Semien, Andrelton Simmons, Freddie Galvis, Wilson Ramos, and J.T. Realmuto. The available infielders and catchers inventory shifted dramatically in the wake of those signings. Almost … Continue reading

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#Nats LineUp Options

Now that Ryan Zimmerman is on board with the Washington Nationals, we can expect he will get a number of the starts at 1B when the opposing starter is a left-hander. It is time to evaluate alternative lineups. Steve: Sound … Continue reading

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Developing: Nats reportedly get the bird in the Hand!

The best reliever in the free agent mix was Brad Hand who never appeared to be on the Washington Nationals radar until this weekend. A few minutes ago, Jon Heyman of the MLB Network, broke the news that the Nats … Continue reading

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Ryan Zimmerman is back for 2021 in a different role!

As the first pick in Washington Nationals history in 2005, Ryan Zimmerman has been a fixture in the Nationals lineup since his September debut in that ’05 season. In 2020, it was supposed to have marked Zim’s fifteenth pro season, … Continue reading

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Are Platoon Splits Almost a Certainty for the #Nats – 2 of 2

Time for Part 2 of what we started to discuss in Are Platoon Splits Almost a Certainty for the #Nats – 1 of 2. So lets look at 2B (Starlin Castro and Luis Garcia), Catcher (Jason Castro and Yan Gomes) and … Continue reading

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The #Nats 4th Starter Options

It is pretty clear that the Nationals need a fourth starter. The issue is who! Trevor Bauer isn’t getting signed by general manager Mike Rizzo. And none of the rest are obvious choices. The priorities posted yesterday clearly shows the … Continue reading

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