Strasburg’s Surprising Contract

With a move that seemed to surprise everyone, the Nationals signed one of the best pitchers in baseball to a long term contract. And he happens to be one that is already on the team, Stephen Strasbur...

Stephen Strasburg’s Supposed Slider

Stephen Strasburg has allegedly thrown 58 sliders this season. After four games that number seems neither noteworthy of indicative of anything. That is, unless you compare it to the last few seasons....

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...

2016 NL East Rankings Part 2: The Pitchers

After examining the position players last time, here’s where we stand coming into the pitching round of the competition: SCORE: DC (32), NY (32), MIA (26), ATL (18), PHI (12) This whole ranking is fa...

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...

Nats Gott Some Late Inning Potential

The Nats bullpen revamp continues – I’ve already profiled new relievers Shawn Kelley, Oliver Perez and Yusmerio Petit. Today, they added to that by trading away Yunel Escobar to the Angel...

Nats Bolster Beleaguered Bullpen

edit: After I wrote this post, the Nats also signed Yusmeiro Petit. It made sense to just add a little about him in here, so I did that, without changing the rest of the article. Therefore, it’...