Do the Nats Need an Ace?

It’s the offseason, so rather than talking about things that are actually happen, much of what we hear are just rumors. The latest rumor for the Nationals is certainly an interesting one: New n...

A Little Praise for the Bench

I’ve mentioned it several times before, but the bench this season has been, to put it succinctly, stinky. Rather go into the details, I’ll just show you this list of how most of the backu...

Time to Meet Taylor Jordan

With Dan Haren on the DL for a shoulder injury and general bad pitching, the Nats will need an additional starting pitcher this weekend vs the Mets. There have been hints and allegations that filling...

Fifth Starter Trade Possibilities

A few weeks ago, after a disappointing start by Dan Haren, I investigated the possibilities for a 5th starter. I’m not going to get into how bad his 6.15 ERA is, or that his 61 ERA+ only looks ...

Ohlendorf Earns Another Start

Let’s not pretend Ross Ohlendorf pitched a no-hitter against the Rockies. Or even had the best Game Score for a starting pitcher last night (he ranked 7th, with a 64). He only struck out 2 whil...

Fifth Starter Options

It has not been a good season for Dan Haren. Last night was no exception, as he only managed 4 IP, gave up 3 HR (to take the season lead in the NL) and 5 ER. He brought his season ERA up to 5.45. If ...