An Interesting Chart

The chart below caught my eye, although it’s not THAT powerful. Until you see for how long these guys are signed you really only see a small part of the story. Regardless, Baseball Prospectus h...

The Defense Really Has Been Great

If you notice on the right side of the blog, the Nationals offense and pitching rankings are always¬† sitting there for you to see. What’s not there is defense, and a quick perusal of the defens...

The Team that Couldn’t Hit

It’s beyond bad, at this point. After a week in which the Nats broke their team record for striking out the most in one game, they came out Sunday and got no hit for 7 innings. Sanchez pitched ...

2011 NL East Rankings: Position Players

A tradition that has I’ll rank each position for each team in the NL East, seeing who has the best pieces to their team. There are 5 teams in the division, so if someone has the #1 player at a ...

Into the Third Week of Spring Training

Spring Training is in full swing, and while we must take every performance with a grain of salt and a handfull of small sample size, it’s important not to ignore what’s happened so far. H...

PECOTA Adjusts for Playing Time

Last week, Baseball Prospectus came out with their PECOTA predictions for the Nationals, and it wasn’t pretty. This week, they came out with their depth charts. This is basically their predicti...

LaRoche Signed, Lineup Complete

The news of the day is the signing of Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $15M deal with a seemingly unlikely to be exercised 3rd-year mutual option for $10M. As for right now, it was probably the best move th...

The Giants Made Me Hopeful

Nationals fans should be pretty excited about the Giants World Series victory. We all know that they had a young pitching staff, but let me remind you. Of the 4 starters that they used in the playoff...

DC IBWA 2010 Awards

What is the DC IBWA, you ask? Why, it’s the DC Internet Baseball Writer’s Association! Anyway, the group has asked for my, as well as everyone else who blogs about the Nats, vote on sever...

2011 Looks a Little Different Now

It was revealed today that Stephen Strasburg needs Tommy John surgery. Disappointing for sure, but it is at least a reliable surgery with a reliable recovery time. If this was shoulder surgery or som...