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, ...

Picking at PECOTA, 2017 Edition

Baseball Prospectus came out with their PECOTA predictions for the 2017 season, and I took a look to see how the Nats fared. Remember that this comes from a set of algorithms that predict performance...

Don’t Hate the Player

The Nats acquired Adam Eaton from the White Sox today, in a trade that sent over three pitchers, including their two best pitching prospects, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez. The Nats certainly adde...