The Work That Werth Did

The news that Jayson Werth retired today was only surprising in so much as the timing. As a Nats fan, he seemed to have done so already, or at least should have. He hadn’t hit well for the Nats...

Taking Out Another Zimsurance Policy

A little over 10 months ago, Nats fans were really worried about whether Derek Norris was going to hit enough to be a full time catcher, who was going to be the closer between Blake Treinen and Shawn...

Kevin Long Digs the Long Ball

After starting the week by confirming a rumor and hiring Davey Martinez as manager, the Nats continued the week by confirming a rumor and hiring Kevin Long as hitting coach. Long has been a MLB hitti...

Who Can Be Center Field?

The loss of Adam Eaton for the season is a brutal one for the Nationals, but that doesn’t mean it will be debilitating. What they need in center field, rather than a true replacement for Eaton,...

Making Daniel Murphy the 2016 MVP

Was Daniel Murphy, who played a bad defensive second base all year and finished 2nd in MVP voting, robbed? Not by the voters, who got it right, but by his team, who played him at a position that he c...

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 Get Some Zimsurance

Today the Nationals signed first baseman Adam Lind to a major league contract. He’ll come in as the backup first baseman and, at least career-wise, the best bench hitter they have. 2016 aside, ...