The Dunn Conundrum

Assuming the Nats have a chance to trade Adam Dunn, there are several paths they can take. They can try to trade him, they can sign him to an extension, or they can try to do both. Let’s assume...

Annual Day Off of Sports

Today is the only day of the year, I do believe, where there isn’t an MLB, NBA, NFL or NHL game being played. Of course, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a ton of sports coverage going...

A Week Gone By, No Deals Made

After a week of vacation, I have returned to find the Nats in a similar situation as when I’d left. They’re still in last place, and haven’t yet hammered out any trades. It looks th...

Pros and Cons of Trading Adam Dunn

Despite the win last night, the Nationals are still in rough shape, with a 34-44 record and 11 games behind the Braves in the NL East. The trade deadline is a month away, give or take a few days, and...

The Cure for Guzmania

I could lament about the horrible weekend for the Nationals. Or pretend that only losing each game by 1 run meant it wasn’t so bad because they contended. But none of those things are cathartic...

Put On Your GM Shoes

The Nationals have continued to slide this week and over the weekend. For most of the year, other than the heart of the order, the rest of the team has struggled to hit, and now even Ryan Zimmerman i...

Anyone Need a Shortstop?

With Ian Desmond named as the starting SS, the Nats now have a backup infielder who also happens to be their 2nd highest paid player. Cristian Guzman is someone that the Nats would probably love to t...

What Will I Miss at the Winter Meetings?

I have the good fortune of getting the heck out of the DC area for 2 weeks and going somewhere warm and sunny. I am getting married and going on my honeymoon, and I am not forced to return until Dec ...

Thoughts on the Belliard Trade

Good. Very Good. At least that is what I thought when I heard they traded him, not even knowing what they go in exchange. Nothing against Belliard, a fine player who, despite slumping terribly earlie...

Assuming Everything ISN’T a Disaster

The trade deadline has come and gone, and many players remain on the team that may not be part of the 2011 World Series Champion Nationals. Alright, 2012? Anyway, the big bats of Josh Willingham and ...