First to the Party

Tonight, for the first time in his career, Colin Balester will start for the Nationals. Fans should be excited about this, he is the first real prospect to be called up from the system, for anything ...

A Few Callups and Returns

In the wake of the draft, the Nationals called up a few players from the minor leagues, and sent some guys rigth back down. They also got rid of alleged left handed hitter Rob Mackowiak, who was doin...

Bergmann’s Run

Since returning to the Nationals from some much needed R&R down in the minors, Jay Bergmann has been, in a word, great. People will tell you it’s all about the ERs, he hasn’t allowed ...

No Starters? No Problem

What was the one thing going into this season that everyone knew was going to be a problem? The bullpen seemed deep and talented, the bats were allegedly much improved, especially with the new stadiu...

Phil Rizzuto All Stars

Earlier, I posted the Rich Garces All Star team, an all big man group. The requirements to make this squad are similar to the Garces team: they have to be current players, they have to fill a specifi...

Rich Garces All Stars

This week I am going to stray from the normal Nats discussion and do something different, inspired by one of my favorite players to watch. His name is Rich Garces, and he was a pitcher who spent his ...

Lannan’s Success

John Lannan has been very impressive this season, especially his last two outings. He pitched 7 innings in each game, and despite having a 7/7 K/BB split and giving up 9 hits, he hasn’t allowed...

Chad Cordero’s Here to Stay

I mentioned last season that the time to deal Cordero would be sooner rather than later. Without going too much into the reasons – the team has other capable closers, good teams are often one s...

Patterson cut

I’m not much for news on this site, I usually try to do weekly analysis of a topic. But John Patterson was cut by the Nats today, and that I had to mention. He had a pretty bad spring, ending w...