Win #28 of 2019; Streaking to 4 felt so good! Trea Turner walks-off again!

Click here to watch Nats win #28 on June 5th on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us. Just a quick reminder of what we are doing if this is your first time: As a group, we are going to be re-watching all 105 wins from the Nats 2019 season in chronological order at 6:30 pm each night. We will all try to sync up to the same point in the game, and this is a work in progress to maneuver to the same point in the game. Feel free to ask in the comments section where everyone is in the game so you can sync up. Many people are joining in at different points, and most people are not commenting — rather just following along.

The MLB.TV library is unlocked and free to everyone for the 2018-2019 season courtesy of MLB. This win #28 came in the 61st game in the 2019 season, and the Nats took the a 27-33 record into this game. This is where manager Dave Martinez started preaching “Go 1-0 every game” and eventually the Nats turned a losing record into a winning record. It took the Nats until June 28th to reach a winning record and they got to 12 games above .500 on August 21st. They dug themselves a deep hole and it took much longer to dig out of it.  Continue reading

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The State of Baseball and negotiating in good faith

Scherzer walking away; Photo by Andrew Lang for TalkNats

When Max Scherzer is your union player rep, you can expect an intensity level to be on high when it comes to his opinion. Restarting baseball during this COVID-19 crisis is complicated because of health concerns and MLB is renegotiating the plan that was agreed to almost two months ago with the player’s association in which they signed-off on a proration of salaries if/when baseball resumed based on fewer games played. Now, baseball (MLB) is looking to pay-out approximately 20-30 percent in salaries in total according to reports. Scherzer is challenging baseball owners to open up their books which is something they have never done publicly or for the player’s consumption. The owners did seem to offer to show their revenues but not their expenses.  Continue reading

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Win #27 of 2019; The Nats are streaking!

Photo by Lynn G for TalkNats

Click here to watch Nats win #27 on June 4th on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us. Just a quick reminder of what we are doing if this is your first time: As a group, we are going to be re-watching all 105 wins from the Nats 2019 season in chronological order at 6:30 pm each night. We will all try to sync up to the same point in the game, and this is a work in progress to maneuver to the same point in the game. Feel free to ask in the comments section where everyone is in the game so you can sync up. Many people are joining in at different points, and most people are not commenting — rather just following along.

The MLB.TV library is unlocked and free to everyone for the 2018-2019 season courtesy of MLB. This win #27 came in the 60th game in the 2019 season, and the Nats took the a 26-33 record into this game. This is where manager Dave Martinez started preaching “Go 1-0 every game” and eventually the Nats turned a losing record into a winning record. It took the Nats until June 28th to reach a winning record and they got to 12 games above .500 on August 21st. They dug themselves a deep hole and it took much longer to dig out of it.  Continue reading

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Win #26 of 2019 has Max Scherzer on the mound with some run support!

Photo by Steve Mears for TalkNats

Click here to watch Nats win #26 on June 2nd on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us. Just a quick reminder of what we are doing if this is your first time: As a group, we are going to be re-watching all 105 wins from the Nats 2019 season in chronological order at 6:30 pm each night. We will all try to sync up to the same point in the game, and this is a work in progress to maneuver to the same point in the game. Feel free to ask in the comments section where everyone is in the game so you can sync up. Many people are joining in at different points, and most people are not commenting — rather just following along.

The MLB.TV library is unlocked and free to everyone for the 2018-2019 season courtesy of MLB. This win #26 came in the 59th game in the 2019 season, and the Nats took the a 25-33 record into this game. This is where manager Dave Martinez started preaching “Go 1-0 every game” and eventually the Nats turned a losing record into a winning record. It took the Nats until June 28th to reach a winning record and they got to 12 games above .500 on August 21st. They dug themselves a deep hole and it took much longer to dig out of it.  Continue reading

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Win #25 of 2019; Nats face Roark for the first time; Parra wins another for the Nats!

Photo by Andrew Lang for TalkNats

Click here to watch Nats win #25 on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us. Just a quick reminder of what we are doing if this is your first time: As a group, we are going to be re-watching all 105 wins from the Nats 2019 season in chronological order at 6:30 pm each night. We will all try to sync up to the same point in the game, and this is a work in progress to maneuver to the same point in the game. Feel free to ask in the comments section where everyone is in the game so you can sync up. Many people are joining in at different points, and most people are not commenting — rather just following along.

The MLB.TV library is unlocked and free to everyone for the 2018-2019 season courtesy of MLB. This win #25 came in the 56th game in the 2019 season, and the Nats took the a 24-33 record into this game. This is where manager Dave Martinez started preaching “Go 1-0 every game” and eventually the Nats turned a losing record into a winning record. It took the Nats until June 28th to reach a winning record and they got to 12 games above .500 on August 21st. They dug themselves a deep hole and it took much longer to dig out of it.  Continue reading

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The Nats ring unveiling and Part II of the documentary of “Improbable” plus more!

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Hopefully you saw the first part of the Nationals documentary “Improbable” last night. It was filmed for a Washington Nationals audience, and they did a good job with some never seen before angles of plays, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive interviews. Part II of Improbable airs tonight beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET on MASN and Nationals.com followed by the World Series ring design unveiling at 7 p.m. ET. Fans can watch that part of the event on MLB Network, MASN, Nationals.com and the Nats’ Facebook and YouTube channels. Continue reading

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The rollercoaster of ineptitude at 19-31 turned into 105-74 with a World Series parade at the end! Tonight on MASN at 7 pm is IMPROBABLE!

This photo from the 2019 Spring Training became an image of positivity; The Nats were tied for 1st Place then at 0-0 as were every other team!

After the disappointment of the 2018 season, the jury was still out on Nationals manager Dave Martinez. Some gave him a “rookie” pass for an 82-80 season and stunts like bringing camels to spring training camp to signify the Nats needed to get over the proverbial hump. In some regards, the roster that general manager Mike Rizzo built for the 2019 season was not as good as the 2018 roster. It was debatable.

The back of the bullpen was built with Sean Doolittle who was returning for his second full season with the Nationals and reclamation players like Trevor Rosenthal and Kyle Barraclough. There were three key holes left when departed stars from 2018 and years before that like Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy, and Gio Gonzalez were all gone. They were ostensibly replaced by rookie Victor Robles, struggling veteran Brian Dozier, and top free agent Patrick Corbin. Rizzo sort of replaced Harper’s production in WAR (wins over replacement) by adding several players including a sizable upgrade at catcher where the struggling Matt Wieters was replaced by Kurt Suzuki and Yan Gomes. It was a bold move by Rizzo to not try to replace Harper with just one player but with several in the theory that the sum of the parts were greater than the whole. But Riz was also betting that Rosenthal, Barraclough, and Dozier would all be better than what they were in the prior year, and in Rosenthal’s case — he didn’t even play in the 2018 season as he was recovering from Tommy John surgery!  Continue reading

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Win #24 of the 2019 season; Nats go for a sweep of the Braves!

Photo by Lynn G. for TalkNats

Click here to watch Nats win #24 on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us. Just a quick reminder of what we are doing if this is your first time: As a group, we are going to be re-watching all 105 wins from the Nats 2019 season in chronological order at 6:30 pm each night. We will all try to sync up to the same point in the game, and this is a work in progress to maneuver to the same point in the game. Feel free to ask in the comments section where everyone is in the game so you can sync up. Many people are joining in at different points, and most people are not commenting — rather just following along.

The MLB.TV library is unlocked and free to everyone for the 2018-2019 season courtesy of MLB. This win #24 came in the 56th game in the 2019 season, and the Nats took the a 23-32 record into this game. This is where manager Dave Martinez started preaching “Go 1-0 every game” and eventually the Nats turned a losing record into a winning record. It took the Nats until June 28th to reach a winning record and they got to 12 games above .500 on August 21st. They dug themselves a deep hole and it took much longer to dig out of it.  Continue reading

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Win #23 of 2019; A “W” in Atlanta is always good!

Photo by Lynn G. for TalkNats

Click here to watch Nats win #23 on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us. Just a quick reminder of what we are doing if this is your first time: As a group, we are going to be re-watching all 105 wins from the Nats 2019 season in chronological order at 6:30 pm each night. We will all try to sync up to the same point in the game, and this is a work in progress to maneuver to the same point in the game. Feel free to ask in the comments section where everyone is in the game so you can sync up. Many people are joining in at different points, and most people are not commenting — rather just following along.

The MLB.TV library is unlocked and free to everyone for the 2018-2019 season courtesy of MLB. This win #23 came in the 55th game in the 2019 season, and the Nats took the a 22-32 record into this game. This is where manager Dave Martinez started preaching “Go 1-0 every game” and eventually the Nats turned a losing record into a winning record. It took the Nats until June 28th to reach a winning record and they got to 12 games above .500 on August 21st. They dug themselves a deep hole and it took much longer to dig out of it.  Continue reading

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Win #22 of 2019 was an Erick Fedde gem followed by a bullpen meltdown

Photo by Marlene Koenig for TalkNats

Click here to watch Nats win #22 on MASN via MLB.TV at 6:30 pm tonight with the rest of us. Just a quick reminder of what we are doing if this is your first time: As a group, we are going to be re-watching all 105 wins from the Nats 2019 season in chronological order at 6:30 pm each night. We will all try to sync up to the same point in the game, and this is a work in progress to maneuver to the same point in the game. Feel free to ask in the comments section where everyone is in the game so you can sync up. Many people are joining in at different points, and most people are not commenting — rather just following along.

The MLB.TV library is unlocked and free to everyone for the 2018-2019 season courtesy of MLB. This win #22 came in the 53rd game in the 2019 season, and the Nats took the a 21-31 record into this game. This is where manager Dave Martinez started preaching “Go 1-0 every game” and eventually the Nats turned a losing record into a winning record. It took the Nats until June 28th to reach a winning record and they got to 12 games above .500 on August 21st. They dug themselves a deep hole and it took much longer to dig out of it.  Continue reading

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