Why Signing McLouth is So Important

The Nats made their first splash in free agency this offseason by signing Nate McLouth to a two year, $10.75 M deal (with a 2016 club option). This isn’t exactly a big splash in the baseball wo...

November Links from All Over

We’re in that lull between the World Series and the Winter Meetings, so it’s a bit quiet out there (well, other than rampant speculation about where people will land, and articles ridicul...

Best Fix for the Streaky Offense

In 2013, the Nationals finished 6th in runs scored. I’ve pointed this out a few times, but I remind you of this because it is still a bit hard to believe. The team struggled through much of the...

Nationals 2013 Position Players Rankings

Before really figuring out what sort of free agents or trades the Nats should be pursuing in the offseason, it’s pretty important to determine who, if anyone, needs to be replaced. With the unf...

Nats Reach a HR Milestone

Hitting 20 HRs isn’t a huge deal in baseball, but it is a pretty good sign that a hitter has power. It doesn’t make them a “power hitter”, that demarcation line is probably mo...

Is LaRoche a Platoon Player Now?

Obviously Adam LaRoche has had a rough season. He’s still hit 16 HRs this year, which is nice, but his .320 OBP is pretty awful. Much of this awfulness is thanks to his troubles versus left han...

Do the Nats Runs Match Their Hitting?

The Nats offense continues to struggle to score runs, although as I’ve pointed out, they have 5 or 6 players that can easily be counted among the best hitters in the NL at their position. This ...

The All Star U-25 Squad

Baseball is constantly undergoing renewal, thanks to the annual drive for championships and the blatant age-ism displayed by physical abilities. We see great players come of age and fade away, often ...