Soriano’s Continued Decline

Last year Rafael Soriano wasn’t the old Rafael Soriano. He didn’t have the kind of zip on his fastball that he had been able to bring for the seasons before he came to the Nats, and it sh...

Teheran and his “BP Fastball”

If you had the pleasure of watching Saturday’s game, you’d be forgiven if you thought you were watching the 2013 team. Between Ryan Zimmerman‘s air mail of a throw and a Stephen Str...

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...

Columbia Business School Sabermetrics

What would be a great way to incorporate baseball into a study about making unbiased judgement? Umpires, of course! We know umpires make mistakes, but we like to think of them as being unbiased. Howe...

2014 NL East Rankings Part 2: The Pitchers

In the last post, we took a look at the NL East position players, giving out 5 points for the best player at each position, 1 point for the worst. The Nats finished up the position player round well ...

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...

The Nats and 2014 PECOTA Projections

Baseball Prospectus released their PECOTA  projections today, always a big day in The Nats Review household. Before I rip apart everything bad they say about the Nats, it is worth remembering what Co...

Praise All Around for Giolito

It seems unanimous amongst the prospect prognosticators – Lucas Giolito is the Nats best prospect. Not quite unaimous but close to it is that he’s also a top 25 prospect in the game. Pret...

Saber Madness… ERA, the Gateway Stat

ERA is such a great stat. It’s one of the earliest we learn when we are first absorbing the overwhelming power of numbers in baseball. It’s right up there with batting average and home ru...

A Trade! Perhaps a Steal?

Really, is there anything more exciting in the offseason than a trade? Well, maybe there is, but consider that question rhetorical. The Nats acquired Doug Fister for Steve Lombardozzi, Ian Krol and R...