The Key to the Nats Season is… Playing

Programming note: This is the first in a set of weekly posts that will run this year on MASNsports.com. I’ll will post these on Wednesday mornings, after they have time to first appear on the M...

2016 NL East Rankings Part 2: The Pitchers

After examining the position players last time, here’s where we stand coming into the pitching round of the competition: SCORE: DC (32), NY (32), MIA (26), ATL (18), PHI (12) This whole ranking is fa...

Don’t Limit Bryce to Just Money

I’ve said it before – it’s probably now or never to sign Bryce Harper. His salary will jump significantly in 2017, and then it’s just too close to free agency for him to take ...

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...