Keith Law and the Nats Top Prospects

On the heels of his overall minor league top 100 and his overall organizational rankings, Keith Law just came out with his top 10 for each team, including the Nationals. He didn’t dive into spe...

Max Scherzer’s Fake Nickname

It’s amazing to me that Max Scherzer doesn’t, according to Baseball Reference, have a nickname. Now, if he was a hockey player, we know everyone would call him Scherzey, but he plays base...

Max Scherzer and Net Present Value

A quick note on what Scherzer‘s deferral really means. I already did a longer analysis of the move and what it means for the team. But here I just want to talk contract terms. His total contrac...

Nationals Sign Scherzer

The Nats went ahead and went crazy today, signing Max Scherzer to a seven year deal. They now have the best rotation perhaps in the history of baseball – heck, they’ve got enough guys to ...

Nats Trade for Their Second Baseman

The Nats just made a pretty big trade, giving up bullpen mainstay Tyler Clippard in exchange for a shortstop, Yunel Escobar. Clippard is on his last season before becoming a free agent, and is set to...

Envisioning Southern MLB Expansion

Improving relations between Cuba and the US will probably have a lasting affect on baseball in both countries. Buster Olney wrote a very interesting piece on how things might change. He also touched ...

2014 Nats Review Podcast Music

At least a couple of times a year I get positive feedback on the music that Colm and I use on the podcast. So once again, presented with almost no comment, here are the songs we used to intro and out...

Nats Turn Souza into Turner and Ross

Nats made a pretty impressive move this afternoon, trading away Steven Souza and minor leaguer Travis Ott for some prospects. It looks like a great deal for the Nats, and starting with the guy’...

Ending the National Det

The Nats did not make a major move during the Winter Meetings, a big move may or may not be yet to come. But they did do something that, while not splashy, was more than what any long-tenured Nats fa...

Putting on Mike Rizzo’s Shoes

The Winter Meeting are upon us, and the Nats haven’t yet made any moves. What gives? Seriously, there isn’t a whole lot the Nats need to do this offseason. They could do NOTHING, and ever...