Nats Finally Get Some Bullpen Help

The Nats finally did the one thing everyone’s been waiting for – they traded for a closer. I’m just not sure which one he is. They acquired Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the A’s. Neither ...

A Shot at Relief for the Bullpen

Have you heard? The Nats bullpen is bad. Also, and this may surprise you, they traded two of their best prospects this offseason for a player who unfortunately can’t contribute right now. The c...

Mein Gott, Go Get Gott Already

When the Nationals acquired Trevor Gott in exchange for Yunel Escobar in the winter of late 2015, it seemed clear that Gott would soon be in the Nats bullpen. After all, the rookie had spent most of ...

This Aint Your Phillies’ Joe Blanton

The Nats signed Joe Blanton to round out their relieving corps today, so let’s start with that piece of it. The biggest thing about this signing isn’t that they specifically needed Blanto...

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...

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’...