First Base Through Free Agency or a Trade

Adam LaRoche did not have a good season. In fact, when we looked at where he ranked among NL 1Bs, it was below average in AVG, OBP, SLG and OPS. While he might not have been replaceable by any old mi...

Fifth Starter Options

It has not been a good season for Dan Haren. Last night was no exception, as he only managed 4 IP, gave up 3 HR (to take the season lead in the NL) and 5 ER. He brought his season ERA up to 5.45. If ...

The Response to the Soriano Response

It’s hard not to describe the signing of Rafael Soriano as a response to the last game of the NLDS. But, much like the Adam LaRoche deal, even if you don’t like the specifics and the fall...

Nats 2013 Needs – Lefty Relief

The Nats are pretty close to a complete team already – it’s still a bit odd to be able to name almost the whole starting lineup and rotation of this franchise in early January. But there ...

Nats Get Their 5th Starter and Maybe More

Ken Rosenthal reported today that the Nats signed Dan Haren to a one year, $13M contract. The Nats needed another starting pitcher, and while some advocated trading some of their key position players...

It’s All About the Hamilton, Baby

If the title of this post doesn’t mean anything to you, stop everything that you are doing and watch one of the first (and for my money, probably the best) of the SNL Digital Shorts music video...

The LaRoche Saga

When we discuss the construction of the 2013 Nationals, the linchpin player is Adam LaRoche. It’s hard to figure out what other moves will be made until his situation is finalized. It’s w...