A Win and More

It took 8 games, but the Nationals finally won one. What’s important is the way they did it. They scored lots of runs, which is nice to see – this team can hit. I have no doubt that they ...

Nats Rotation Pushed 1 Day

Thanks to the rain delay, the Nationals rotation has been pushed back one day. The direct quote from WaPo is, “Yes, this means Jordan Zimmermann’s debut, previously scheduled for Sunday, ...

Lastings and the Bottleneck

The one thing everyone in that Operations Management class I took in grad school remembers is the word “bottleneck.” It’s from a book, The Goal, about the theory of constraints. It&...

What I’m Really Concerned With

The more I think about, the more I realize that the most important thing in this season for the Nats isn’t going to happen at the major league level. Assuming that they do take Strasburg (and m...

Things Could be Worse, Might Get Better

From the land of things could always be worse, at least the Nats aren’t sending out Carl Pavano to the mound. You know, the man who played in 26 games in 4 years for the Yankees, with an ERA of...

Marlins and Bonfacio Take it to the Nats

Everyone’s talking about it, so we might as well address it: Emilio Bonifacio is the greatest player in the history of baseball. The Nats, as you recall, used to own the rights to Bonifacio, ac...

Opening Day ’09

It’s finally here – the first day of the season for everyone except the Phillies and the Braves. After a long Spring Training that included the WBC, it’s time to play games that rea...

Leaving No Margin for Regret

Chico Harlan from the Washington Post wrote a great article today on Kory Casto. It’s one of the human interest pieces, so if you’re looking for OPS or VORP, don’t follow it. But ot...

BEER! At Nationals Park!

Obviously I’m excited !!!one!one!! I’m totally ripping off the DC Sports Bog here, as it just listed the selection of beers for Nats games, but this is probably the most exciting Nats new...