Johnson, Expos Gone

And there you have it, the expected trade was made, with about 180 seconds to go on my clock. The Nationals have finally made a trade deadline move, sending Nick Johnson to the Marlins in exchange fo...

One Trade Made

But it wasn’t the one everyone assumed. The Nats traded fairly effective lefty reliever Joe Beimel to the Rockies for 2 minor leaguers. Seems like a pretty decent deal to me, even though I don&...

Stresses, and Maybe Some Hope

Want to know what is causing me stress? Teams not named Nats making trades. Here are some examples, and my thoughts, with thanks to Rotoworld as I’m stealing their headlines: Translation: After...

Wait, A Rumor!

Ok, here’s one. It’s one you’ve already heard, but sending a scout adds more teeth to it: The Giants, still in the market for offense, have been following the Nats around. Word is, ...

No Nats Trade Rumors

The Nationals Trade Meter appears stalled: Nothing here yet. Nada. Ditto. It’s not really possible that they reach Friday without some deals… is it? A Few Bright Spots The Nats Team ERA d...

Alright Nats, You Have One Month

The signing deadline for draftees is August 17th, at 11:59 pm. In other words, one month from today. The Nationals as an organization have one month to prove to their fans that they are not the joke ...

Chasms that Need to Be Filled

It’s July 15th, which means that the Nats have 15 days to make trades. The deadline is at the end of the month, and they haven’t done anything other than the Morgan/Burnett deal. Ok, the ...

Stammen, Bringing Back Dukes and Trades

Pitching performances like last night’s will hopefully happen more and more. Not that I am convinced that Craig Stammen is going to be the future ace of this club. Just that once again I have t...