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...

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...

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...

Strasburg’s Surprising Contract

With a move that seemed to surprise everyone, the Nationals signed one of the best pitchers in baseball to a long term contract. And he happens to be one that is already on the team, Stephen Strasbur...