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 ...

Those Other Bullpen Guys

Winning after the 6th, and the game is practically over, right? That’s at least the thought with the new bullpen. Assuming Ryan Madson comes back healthy, and it looks like that’s happeni...

The Hits Keep Coming for Roark

Things have not gone great so far this season for Tanner Roark. He’s gave up 6 ER in his last start, 7 the game before that, and already has six starts of 4 ER or more. Last year he had 8 all y...

A Shot at Relief for the Bullpen

Have you heard? The Nats bullpen is bad. Also, and this may surprise you, they traded two of their best prospects this offseason for a player who unfortunately can’t contribute right now. The c...

Mein Gott, Go Get Gott Already

When the Nationals acquired Trevor Gott in exchange for Yunel Escobar in the winter of late 2015, it seemed clear that Gott would soon be in the Nats bullpen. After all, the rookie had spent most of ...

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...