Goodbye Guzzie!

I don’t normally write news update style posts, but for the 4 seasons I’ve been writing this blog, two things have been constant. The first is the presence of Cristian Guzman on the roste...

Capps Comes Through

Yesterday Matt Capps, the Nationals closer and one of the biggest sources of stability in the bullpen was traded. In exchange, the Nationals received Wilson Ramos, a stud prospect from the Twins. The...

A Nyjer Morgan Photo Essay

For all of the bad things Nyjer Morgan has done on the basepaths, and with the bat this year, sometimes he really comes through. Rather than speculate on a pitcher’s shoulder injury, I decided ...

Should Capps Be Traded?

The latest trade rumor is not the shipping out of Dunn or Willingham. This time, they’re talking about moving the closer, Matt Capps. Capps is having a good season, with a 2.86 ERA and 24 saves...

Olney’s Defense of Dunn

Buster Olney had this to say about keeping Adam Dunn around, and I can’t say I disagree The Nationals are on the fence about what to do with Adam Dunn, who has 23 homers, 61 RBIs, and an OPS of...

Some Hot Bats This Hot Month

Since July 1st, a few bats have started to heat up in the lineup. Maybe it’s part of the reason they’ve gone 8-9 this month, as opposed to the 8-19 they put in for June. Not everything is...

Nats Get A Cuban

Since Livan is already on the team, you know they can’t have just acquired him for the 4th time. They have instead signed a pitcher named Yuniesky Maya, sometimes seen as Yunesky, I’m sur...

Time to Bring Someone Up?

When Luis Atliano came up to the Majors this year, not that much was expected of him. He had pitched well in AAA, but he wasn’t a real prospect. Yet his first two starts looked good, and after ...

The Dunn Conundrum

Assuming the Nats have a chance to trade Adam Dunn, there are several paths they can take. They can try to trade him, they can sign him to an extension, or they can try to do both. Let’s assume...

Does a Poor Hitting Weekend Equal the End?

On Saturday and Sunday, the Nats put together an impressive bad offensive display, scoring exactly zero runs in 18 innings. They were blanked two days in a row, and wasted two very good outings by st...