Redoing the Nats 2007 Draft

2007 was the Nationals Moneyball year. Not because it represented a change in philosophy. Moneyball, the book, was about a new way to look at baseball, sure. But it told this through the story of the...

Nats 2011 Draft Day 1 Analysis

The Nats were the first team to pick three players, although they were soon outpaced by others, especially those devilish Rays, who had 43 picks in the first 60. Here’s a quick breakdown of eac...

Nationals 2011 Draft Day Preview

The MLB draft is upon us, and today the Nats will make the number 6 overall pick. They also get to make the number 23 pick and the number 34 pick. A pretty impressive haul, although it pales in compa...

A Little Signing Day Recap

Finally back in town, I was following the team from afar. I noticed that almost all of the attention in the area was focused on the signing of Bryce Harper, which was important. There was focus on wh...

Do the Nats HAVE to Sign Harper?

Now, I am not going to get all excited about anything involving Bryce Harper until about 11:59 pm on August 16th. And I will be, if the drive goes well, in Texas getting my brother to grad school at ...

A Little Bit More of Harper

Yesterday, I tweeted two stories. Ugh, I can’t believe I just said that. Anyway, one was from MASN’s Ben Goessling, the former Washington Times sportswriter, and it said that “Barri...

Speaking to the Pitchers

Yesterday I had a chance to speak with the entire starting pitching staff other than Martis. It was a blogger conference call, attended by Zimmermann, Lannan, Detwiler and Stammen. I had a chance to ...