PECOTA and the Nats in 2016

Baseball Prospectus came out with their PECOTA predictions for the 2016 season, and I took a look to see how the Nats fared. Let’s keep in mind a few things here. First, this is a set of algori...

Is Anyone Worth $60M per Year?

On the wonderful Effectively Wild podcast, hosted by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller, they had a discussion this week about the value of free agents. It was inspired, at least in part, by a Baseball Pro...

The Nationals Take the Royal Road

The Nats have made two offseason acquisitions that will have impact on their daily lineup – the signing of Daniel Murphy and the trade to get Ben Revere. Murphy will certainly be an addition to...

Nats Gott Some Late Inning Potential

The Nats bullpen revamp continues – I’ve already profiled new relievers Shawn Kelley, Oliver Perez and Yusmerio Petit. Today, they added to that by trading away Yunel Escobar to the Angel...

Nats Bolster Beleaguered Bullpen

edit: After I wrote this post, the Nats also signed Yusmeiro Petit. It made sense to just add a little about him in here, so I did that, without changing the rest of the article. Therefore, it’...

Johnnie B. Good – Please!

In a strange twist worthy of Washington-based sports, the Nats moved away from hiring Bud Black (which was a sure thing on Friday) to hiring Johnnie B. “Dusty” Baker, Jr. There are plenty...

Oh Boy! Nats Name Manager

According to the Washington Post, the Nats have picked their new manager, and it’s Buddy Black. Bud Black. Buuuuuuuuuud. The Nats were reportedly looking for someone with experience, and had na...

Donnie Bryceball?

As the Nationals search for the new manager, another possibility has opened up, beyond some of the guys I’ve already mentioned. I am referring to, of course, Don Mattingly. So, does he make sen...