Keeping a 5 Man Rotation

Scott Olsen is allegedly healthy and doing rehab starts in AAA. The success of these rehab can be debated – his last one wasn’t too bad but he has looked spectacular. In his latest, and r...

Speaking to the Pitchers

Yesterday I had a chance to speak with the entire starting pitching staff other than Martis. It was a blogger conference call, attended by Zimmermann, Lannan, Detwiler and Stammen. I had a chance to ...

Really ESPN? REALLY?

ESPN had a poll up today, and well, it went a little something like this: That’s right, 46% of respondents at the time I looked thought that the Nats team is the worst in sports. Why is this? W...

Fixing the Nats

Tim Kurkjian wrote an article on Friday talking about how the Nats might actually have a future. Funny thing is, I was thinking all last week about ways to improve the team. Seriously, I was. Timmy d...

Manny Sees a Reason to Smile

Go ahead, dwell on the bullpen blowup. Talk about the bad defense. I’m over it. It’s happened too many times for it to be news, or even the slightest surprise. This isn’t a playoff ...

The Future Continues Tonight

Jordan Zimmermann hasn’t been pitching well (6.35 ERA), although his peripherals suggest that he has good stuff (K/BB: 2.91/1). But he’s up to take his lumps, figure out how to pitch to m...

See? They can score

I told you their runs would catch up with their hitting. Batting with runners in scoring position, for the most part, over the course of a season, or a career, especially when you are talking about a...

Not Quite as Bad as they Seem

The Nationals are actually 5-7 since starting out in a terrible 1-10 slide. That could look prettier if it wasn’t for the bullpen explosions, implosions, and whatever else type of ‘plosio...

Double N Delivers

If you didn’t get to watch the game, or weren’t one of the dozens of people at the park yesterday, Jordan Zimmermann looked pretty impressive. Unflappable may be a better word. The 2 hour...