The Evolution of Jonathan Papelbon

You may remember the Nats latest acquisition Jonathan Papelbon from his days as the super intense, angry closer for the Red Sox. Or you may remember him from his days as the super intense, angry clos...

Unused Closer Entrance Music

Sporting News writer Jesse Spector just had a column ranking closer entrance music, and I really enjoyed it. I didn’t agree with every rank, but I think his assessment of #1 was 100% correct. I...

The Nationals Review Podcast Episode 47

Nationals Review Podcast Episode #47 with special guest @sixtoolplayer! On this episode Colm and Charlie discuss: The crazy great week Scherzer‘s no hitter The pitching streak Best inning ever ...

Potential Desmond Moves

Yunel Escobar is batting .322/.370/.411 and is getting All Star consideration. Danny Espinosa is looking great with a .266/.348/.449 line which would give him the 4th highest OPS among all major leag...

Nats Trade for David Carpenter

ERA and ERA+ are pretty great stats for pitchers, and the Nats just picked up David Carpenter, a reliever with a 4.82 ERA and an 82 ERA+. In return they gave up Tony Renda, a good hitting 2B with no ...

The Evolution of Lefty Espi

Danny Espinosa has really been a pleasant surprise this season. Besides being his typical great defensive self, he’s third on the team in OPS at .773 and (a very distant) second in HRs with 6. ...

The Terps’ Greatest Baseball Player

In honor of Maryland making their second Super Regional in two years, I was inspired to look back at the greatest Terps baseball player of all time – Charlie Keller. “King Kong” Kel...

While You Were Whining, You Missed It

While you were sitting there complaining that Stephen Strasburg hasn’t ever been as good as he was that beautiful June day in 2010, moaning about his lack of in-game stamina, kvetching about hi...

Down the Road with Espi and Yuni

Going in to this season, you wouldn’t have been alone in predicting that 1/5 of the way through the season, Bryce Harper had the best offensive numbers on the Nationals. And while you’re ...