10 Games and then a Break

The Nationals have lost three in a row, and while their longest losing streak of the season is 5 games, for some reason this one  seems longer. Probably due to all the winning they’ve done lead...

Marquis Best Season

Jason Marquis has an impressive line this year. He’s 7-2, with a 3.53 ERA, and his  BB/9 and K/BB are career bests as a full season starter. His K/9 is right on line with his career average. Bu...

People Are Talking About This Team

The Riggleman thing is already out of my system, so if it’s basically out of yours, you’ve come to the right place. While everyone else is going to spend the day talking about the former ...

So.. Bo Porter? McLaren? Knorr?

With the surprise resignation of Jim Riggleman this afternoon, the team is left manager-less on a day when we should be celebrating. The news of the day should be that they’ve gone over .500 af...

The Defense Really Has Been Great

If you notice on the right side of the blog, the Nationals offense and pitching rankings are always  sitting there for you to see. What’s not there is defense, and a quick perusal of the defens...

Tom Milone Gets Some Attention

By now, you’ve surely heard of Tom Milone, the Nats pitching prospect that is often referred to as “fascinating” or something like that. He’s a 24 year old lefty starter who&#...

Livo, Some Great Offense, Burgers

I was lucky enough to go to the Wednesday night game, and I am not sure I’ve ever attended a Nats game quite like that. Not only did the DC offense shine, Livan Hernandez pitched a simply incre...

That’s A Big Comeback

With an offense performing as poorly as it has, you’d think that the Nats hadn’t scored that many runs in a while. But they actually had a few games recently that compare in terms of scor...

Before Zimmerman Returns, Zimmermann Shines

The big Nats news of the week is Ryan Zimmerman coming off the DL. But before he gets all the Z-based attention, we get another chance to marvel at what Jordan Zimmermann has done. Every time he pitc...

Mike Morse – Trade Bait?

It was a quiet day in the Baseball Prospectus chat room, because Steven Goldman answered multiple Nats questions, including two from me about Mike Morse. Here’s what was asked, and what he said...