Wieters Raises the Floor

It’s an odd place we’re in right now, trying to see if the Nationals’ upgraded by acquiring a player who is replacing someone who has never played for them. But that’s where w...

Nats Might Be Getting Aggressive

There have been rumors the last few days that the Nats are going to be aggressive this offseason. And they should be, but what I’m wondering is what exactly that means. Sure, they need to fill ...

Gio Should Get His Shot

The latest news on the Nationals pitching staff hopefully heralds the return of Joe Ross. It remains to be seen whether Ross will start in the playoffs, and whether he can. If Ross does indeed come b...

The Key to the Nats Season is… Playing

Programming note: This is the first in a set of weekly posts that will run this year on MASNsports.com. I’ll will post these on Wednesday mornings, after they have time to first appear on the M...

2016 NL East Rankings Part 2: The Pitchers

After examining the position players last time, here’s where we stand coming into the pitching round of the competition: SCORE: DC (32), NY (32), MIA (26), ATL (18), PHI (12) This whole ranking is fa...

PECOTA and the Nats in 2016

Baseball Prospectus came out with their PECOTA predictions for the 2016 season, and I took a look to see how the Nats fared. Let’s keep in mind a few things here. First, this is a set of algori...

2015 NL East Rankings Part 2: The Pitchers

When we last left our heros, we were taking a look at the NL East position players, giving out 5 points for the best player at each position, 1 point for the worst. The Nats finished up the position ...