This Aint Your Phillies’ Joe Blanton

The Nats signed Joe Blanton to round out their relieving corps today, so let’s start with that piece of it. The biggest thing about this signing isn’t that they specifically needed Blanto...

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...

Nats Key to 2016 is Balance

With 50 games left in the season, and the playoffs approaching, if you want to worry about the Nats, you can certainly find something. They scored a total of three runs in their last three games, and...

Nationals Get Their Melancon

The Nats were in need of a closer, and they went out and got one, acquiring Mark Melancon from the Pirates for Felipe Rivero and Taylor Hearn. Melancon has been closing games for Pittsburgh since 201...

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.  ...

A Little Praise for Tanner Roark

The season is nearly 45% complete, and the Nationals are leading their division by 4 ½ games. Sure, the season is far from over, but they’ve got the fourth best record in the league, and they look st...