Fifth Starter Options

It has not been a good season for Dan Haren. Last night was no exception, as he only managed 4 IP, gave up 3 HR (to take the season lead in the NL) and 5 ER. He brought his season ERA up to 5.45. If ...

What about these bench players?

Tyler Moore is a great player for the Nats to have. He is a bench player who had a .840 OPS with 10 HR in only 171 PAs last season. PECOTA actually predicts him to have 13 HRs next year in 251 PAs, w...

Nats Get a CF and a Leadoff Hitter

Mike Rizzo struck late Thursday afternoon, pulling a big trade for a starting outfielder. No, it wasn’t Marlins-Toronto big, but it was big for this team, as they at the very least have solidif...

Nats Get a Pitcher, Maybe Give Up an Ace

Well, the Nats went ahead and pulled the trigger on a big trade today, and it was a doozy. They got their #3 pitcher, and he’s a pretty good one, so let’s start with that. They got Gio Go...

Figuring Out the Nats Lineup

A Nats discussion was a small part of Dave Schoenfield’s chat on ESPN.com yesterday, in which I tried to quickly lay out what the Nats plans should be for the future, in terms of their position...

Is John Fogerty Available?

The Nationals are in the market for a centerfielder, and a leadoff hitter, although they aren’t necessarily the same person. This week, both Keith Law at ESPN and Ben Reiter at SI released thei...

Getting Something for Nothing

The Nats didn’t make any real big moves this weekend, but they did make a couple of moves that are very good ones. They traded two vets with expiring contracts for some minor leaguers. Don̵...

Hopes for the Second Half

Ok, technically, the Nationals’ season is more like 57% over not 50% over, but let’s skip the games played and just go with the All Star Game as the traditional midway point. There are a ...