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...

Wieters Raises the Floor

It’s an odd place we’re in right now, trying to see if the Nationals’ upgraded by acquiring a player who is replacing someone who has never played for them. But that’s where w...

Nats Might Be Getting Aggressive

There have been rumors the last few days that the Nats are going to be aggressive this offseason. And they should be, but what I’m wondering is what exactly that means. Sure, they need to fill ...

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 ...

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’...

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 ...

Putting on Mike Rizzo’s Shoes

The Winter Meeting are upon us, and the Nats haven’t yet made any moves. What gives? Seriously, there isn’t a whole lot the Nats need to do this offseason. They could do NOTHING, and ever...

Nats Winter Meetings Preview

The MLB winter meetings are about to begin, and they could be really busy this year. This isn’t just true for the league as a whole, it’s very likely that the Nats will be making some mov...