Category Archives: RyanZimmerman

Are Long Term Free Agent Contracts Worth the Risk

As we count down the minutes before the Bryce Harper announcement this article analyzes whether mega free agent contracts pay off for the teams and looks at some alternatives to calm the current labor situation. The Nats players are mad … Continue reading

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It is time to extend Ryan Zimmerman to a restructured deal!

For months our readers here have discussed our suggestion about the advantages of extending the contract of the face of the franchise for the Washington Nationals. In case you did not know, Ryan Zimmerman happens to be one of the top offensive … Continue reading

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Part IV: GM Meetings start today. What moves would you make going forward for the #Nats?

As the General Manager’s Meetings get going today, there will be a lot of framework set in place for trades. This off-season, general manager Mike Rizzo made an early trade for Kyle Barraclough, and Rizzo might not be done. He … Continue reading

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2nd 18 gamer: A Tale of Two Streaks

Click here for links to previous 18-gamers. When last we left the Nats, they had just escaped the first 18 games of the season with a 9-9 record by winning the first two games of a series against the then-division … Continue reading

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Almost all of the #Nats non-roster invitees are gone!

The Washington Nationals have cut their list of non-roster invitees down from an original 21 to two (one of whom wasn’t even originally part of that list!) with a series of moves today meant to streamline their slate of players … Continue reading

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Ryan Zimmerman and Sean Doolittle are Hall-of-Famers

At the 16th annual Step Up to the Plate fundraiser dinner, the University of Virginia honored Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and closer Sean Doolittle on Saturday night by inducting them into the baseball Hall of Fame. Zimmerman and … Continue reading

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ZiMS event was flying high for his charity!

This past weekend on Saturday, November 4, 2017, I had the distinct pleasure of volunteering at and attending the ziMS Foundation’s first annual Flight Fest, thanks to my friend Stefanie Bulleigh (@StefBullyNats).  We helped to greet people and answer questions … Continue reading

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8th 18-gamer: One goal achieved ahead of schedule, tougher challenges await

For previous 18 gamers, click here. At the end of the 7th 18-game set, the Nats were 26 games over .500 and stood atop the NL East by 12 1/2 games. The division title seemed assured: the question was not … Continue reading

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Is it blasphemous to say Ryan Zimmerman is in a deep funk? The stats sure say he is….

Speaking subjectively using the “eye test” on Ryan Zimmerman doesn’t make you any friends in the media so you better come with the real stats if the angle is negative. The Washington Post touched on the touchy subject on July … Continue reading

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6th 18-gamer: Relief Help Arrives as the Rotation Faces Adversity; and Bryce!

For previous 18 gamers, click here. Another pretty good 18 game set for the Nats, keyed by a newly reliable bullpen.   10-8 put us at 64-44, still 20 games over .500 and 13 games up on the Miami Marlins in the … Continue reading

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