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...

First Base Through Free Agency or a Trade

Adam LaRoche did not have a good season. In fact, when we looked at where he ranked among NL 1Bs, it was below average in AVG, OBP, SLG and OPS. While he might not have been replaceable by any old mi...

The Season in a Sentence

A song for you to listen to while reading this post… It’s over You don’t need to tell me… I got no distance left to run I’m sure Damon Albarn had something besides the N...

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...

Corey Brown – What Took You So Long?

Last night, in his first AB this year, Corey Brown hit a moon shot HR. Seriously, he punished that baseball. Here is the no doubter, if you haven’t seen it. That was enjoyable, for certain. But...

Trade Espinosa, But Not Before Surgery

The latest Nats rumor, brought to you by Bill Lasdon, is that the Nationals “are trying to trade Espinosa.” The very same Danny Espinosa who has the distinction of having the lowest batti...

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 ...

Shuffling Ricks on the RMS TitaNats

The Nationals fired Rick Eckstein today, and it couldn’t have come as too much of a shock to the fanbase. I find it hard to place blame on any one particular manager for a team’s woes. An...