Nats Get Their Starter

The Nats, for only, what, the second time in their history, went after a top flight free agent and actually signed him. The first time was Max Scherzer in January of 2015, and now it’s Patrick ...

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...

Picking at PECOTA, 2017 Edition

Baseball Prospectus came out with their PECOTA predictions for the 2017 season, and I took a look to see how the Nats fared. Remember that this comes from a set of algorithms that predict performance...

Don’t Hate the Player

The Nats acquired Adam Eaton from the White Sox today, in a trade that sent over three pitchers, including their two best pitching prospects, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez. The Nats certainly adde...

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...

Scherzer’s Mad Stats

Max Scherzer has had a good season – he currently ranks 9th in NL pitcher fWAR. He’s already at 155 strikeouts, but despite those positives, he’s also given up 21 home runs in only 18 starts.  ...