Nats Get Their Starter

The Nats, for only, what, the second time in their history, went after a top flight free agent and actually signed him. The first time was Max Scherzer in January of 2015, and now it’s Patrick ...

2018 NL East Rankings Part 2: The Pitchers

If you missed it, last time we ranked the NL East teams by position players. Methodology for this little exercise is written there. After examining the position players, here’s where we stand coming ...

Nats Finally Get Some Bullpen Help

The Nats finally did the one thing everyone’s been waiting for – they traded for a closer. I’m just not sure which one he is. They acquired Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the A’s. Neither ...

The Hits Keep Coming for Roark

Things have not gone great so far this season for Tanner Roark. He’s gave up 6 ER in his last start, 7 the game before that, and already has six starts of 4 ER or more. Last year he had 8 all y...

A Shot at Relief for the Bullpen

Have you heard? The Nats bullpen is bad. Also, and this may surprise you, they traded two of their best prospects this offseason for a player who unfortunately can’t contribute right now. The c...

Mein Gott, Go Get Gott Already

When the Nationals acquired Trevor Gott in exchange for Yunel Escobar in the winter of late 2015, it seemed clear that Gott would soon be in the Nats bullpen. After all, the rookie had spent most of ...

This Aint Your Phillies’ Joe Blanton

The Nats signed Joe Blanton to round out their relieving corps today, so let’s start with that piece of it. The biggest thing about this signing isn’t that they specifically needed Blanto...

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...