Monuments Man

Bryce Harper is excited about this season. He’s excited about the addition of Max Scherzer, he’s excited about the rest of the pitching staff, and he’s excited to show his arm off i...

$15 Million Aint What It Used to Be

There has been much excitement, and a fair amount of derision, centered around the Max Scherzer contract. I’ve already covered with some oversimplified analysis why, thanks to the time value of...

The Nats and 2015 PECOTA Projections

The season hasn’t started, but projection season has! Baseball Prospectus has released their PECOTA projections. These are, as always, just projections, and I always like to throw this Colin Wy...

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 ...