Capps Comes Through

Yesterday Matt Capps, the Nationals closer and one of the biggest sources of stability in the bullpen was traded. In exchange, the Nationals received Wilson Ramos, a stud prospect from the Twins. The...

Time to Bring Someone Up?

When Luis Atliano came up to the Majors this year, not that much was expected of him. He had pitched well in AAA, but he wasn’t a real prospect. Yet his first two starts looked good, and after ...

Prospect Looks Good in First Start

No, that’s not an extreme understatement concerning Stephen Strasburg’s game on Tuesday night. Rather, it is an assessment of Ross Detwiler’s first rehab stint, for Single-A Potomac...

The Aftermath

I was lucky enough to go to the game last night, and was amazed with the atmosphere. The crowd was there to see Stephen Strasburg, and I think even the fans with the biggest expectations weren’...

Big Day in NatsTown

It has finally arrived, the day of Stephen Strasburg’s debut, coincidentally occurring the day after the draft. So in one 24 hour period, the 2 best prospects in decades are making big news wit...

Thank Goodness for Gazoo Helmets

You’ve seen it, if you’ve watched a Yankees game this year. That’s because Francisco Cervelli, the Italiovenezuelan Posada replacement, wears the giant helmet at bat. It looks ridic...

Pitching – Now, Soon, and the Future

Thanks to a dominating performance by Scott Olsen and then the bullpen on Sunday, the Nats won a 1-0 victory for the first time since April 2, 2008. That’s a smidge over 2 years. I’m not ...

A Little Bit More of Harper

Yesterday, I tweeted two stories. Ugh, I can’t believe I just said that. Anyway, one was from MASN’s Ben Goessling, the former Washington Times sportswriter, and it said that “Barri...

Apres Stras, Le Deluge

It’s over, Strasburg has made his debut, and he’ll never do that again. Except possibly in 2 or 3 stops in the minors as well as in the majors at some point this year. At each stop the de...

A Preview of the Future

Here we go. Stephen Strasburg pitches today, and how he does will dictate forever the fortunes of the free world. Or America, or the Nationals. Or probably none of the above, judging by what 2 inning...