Time to Bring Someone Up?

When Luis Atliano came up to the Majors this year, not that much was expected of him. He had pitched well in AAA, but he wasn’t a real prospect. Yet his first two starts looked good, and after ...

Thank Goodness for Gazoo Helmets

You’ve seen it, if you’ve watched a Yankees game this year. That’s because Francisco Cervelli, the Italiovenezuelan Posada replacement, wears the giant helmet at bat. It looks ridic...

Apres Stras, Le Deluge

It’s over, Strasburg has made his debut, and he’ll never do that again. Except possibly in 2 or 3 stops in the minors as well as in the majors at some point this year. At each stop the de...

Spring Games Start Today

Remember, spring training is not regular season baseball. If Ryan Zimmerman has a bad month, it doesn’t mean he can’t hit anymore. It may indicate a slow start, but he didn’t forget...

Wow, Kasten Wasn’t Kidding

At blogger day (hey, I’m going to ride this as long as I can), Kasten made reference to the Arizona Fall League. For those of you that don’t know, the AFL is operated by MLB and many top ...

Blogger Day 2 Roundup

As mentioned in an earlier post, Sunday was Blogger Day II at Nats Park, and we were there. We got there around 11AM and were quickly brought in by Nats Director of Baseball Media Relations, Mike Gad...

The Obligatory Strasburg Post

Alright, maybe the last post was a bit over the top, but that feeling of relief and excitement is genuine. The Nats got their guy, and now it’s up to him to perform and succeed. He’s got ...

Who’s Around to Help?

In September, as you may know, baseball teams expand their rosters. Anyone on the 40 man roster can be on the team. And if they want to do something like drop someone who won’t even be playing ...

Nats Farm System – Still Sucky

Baseball Prospectus came out with their Organizational Rankings for the bottom 15 farm systems today. You gotta pay to see the bottom. Of course, the Nats were on it. They agree with Keith Law and pl...