Trade Espinosa, But Not Before Surgery

The latest Nats rumor, brought to you by Bill Lasdon, is that the Nationals “are trying to trade Espinosa.” The very same Danny Espinosa who has the distinction of having the lowest batti...

Dan Haren and a Group of Prospects

Dan Haren has made quite a recovery since he left the DL, pitching in 10 games, starting 9 of them, and amassing a 2.56 ERA. Not only is that the best ERA among the team’s starters in that time...

Catching Up with Gio’s Fastball

Earlier this season we took a look at an underperforming Gio Gonzalez and his fastball, which seemed a little less zippy than it did in 2012. As the season progress, he improved but his fastball stil...

Is LaRoche a Platoon Player Now?

Obviously Adam LaRoche has had a rough season. He’s still hit 16 HRs this year, which is nice, but his .320 OBP is pretty awful. Much of this awfulness is thanks to his troubles versus left han...

Do the Nats Runs Match Their Hitting?

The Nats offense continues to struggle to score runs, although as I’ve pointed out, they have 5 or 6 players that can easily be counted among the best hitters in the NL at their position. This ...