Nats Key to 2016 is Balance

With 50 games left in the season, and the playoffs approaching, if you want to worry about the Nats, you can certainly find something. They scored a total of three runs in their last three games, and...

Trea Turner to CF Just Makes Sense

The Nationals have, for a few weeks ago, inched closer to putting Trea Turner in centerfield, and last night they finally made the leap. Turner in center field makes too much sense to not at least tr...

Let’s Give Zim May Before We Bury Him

Ryan Zimmerman had what you might call a poor April. Of course, he’s not the only one on the team that did, but after two disappointing and injury-prone seasons, there is some worry that maybe he isn...

The Key to the Nats Season is… Playing

Programming note: This is the first in a set of weekly posts that will run this year on MASNsports.com. I’ll will post these on Wednesday mornings, after they have time to first appear on the M...

PECOTA and the Nats in 2016

Baseball Prospectus came out with their PECOTA predictions for the 2016 season, and I took a look to see how the Nats fared. Let’s keep in mind a few things here. First, this is a set of algori...

The Nationals Take the Royal Road

The Nats have made two offseason acquisitions that will have impact on their daily lineup – the signing of Daniel Murphy and the trade to get Ben Revere. Murphy will certainly be an addition to...