What a Difference a Year Makes

Danny Espinosa was so incredibly bad in 2013 that his Baseball Prospectus WARP ranked 544th out of the 558 players that had 50 or more plate appearances. Keeping in mind that WARP is in essence a cou...

Plenty Left without Bryce

As the news of Bryce Harper‘s injury sinks in, its becoming clear that the Nats might not have one of their best players for over 2 months. He will basically be back in time for the All Star br...

Do LOBs Mean Anything?

Watching your team leave runners on base is insanely frustrating. After Thursday night’s loss, where the Nats only managed to score 3 runs while leaving 14 men on base, it’s easy to point...

How is Bryce Annoying Somebody Right Now?

Much of what is done on this site is about the quantification of that which has not been quantified before. I have attempted to quantify what Bryce Harper is doing – not in terms of statistical...

While Zim’s Away

It looks like Ryan Zimmerman will have some time to rest his arthritic shoulder, as he broke his thumb sliding in to second base which is why YOU SHOULD NEVER SLIDE HEAD FIRST INTO ANY… oh neve...

25+1 players, 26 questions

It’s opening day, and the Nats look very good. We’ll see if we feel that way in a month, in August… in October. The way we think about them in November, when it’s all over, wi...

That’s Nice, Jim, I guess

Former Nats GM Jim Bowden wrote an article for ESPN about 10 players that scouts are talking about this spring. I used to try to ignore everything he said, due to his tenure here, but he’s not ...

The Pretend Battle for Second Base

You know, it’s nice to go into spring training without worry about those silly “position battles.” For really the second year in a row, the whole lineup is pretty much constructed. ...

Backed up into a Corner

The Nats made a trade today, and while I at first I didn’t love the trade, it’s hard to blame them. They don’t have a viable backup, Wilson Ramos hasn’t shown he can stay heal...