AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST The A.L. East asks the question: What do you get when you combine one recent champion (Red Sox), the best regular season team of the last decade (Yankees), a perennial close-but-not-quite contender… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Washington Nationals
A song to play while you’re reading about the Nationals: “I Will Survive,” by Gloria Gaynor. This team will be fine with Bryce Harper hitting 40 homers for a division rival. Just…just fine. The Washington… Read more »
The bullpen issues of the Washington Nationals are troubling and deep even for a team running away from their rivals in the National League East. It was the biggest question mark coming into the season… Read more »
Chad Stewart and Jim Turvey continue their trek across the majors; this time they evaluate USA Today’s predictions for the NL East, and they each decide between the over and under for every team. … Read more »
Gone are the years where the Nationals were the laughingstock of the Major Leagues. Where the rats crossed home plate in RFK Stadium more than the Washington players on the basepaths. Where their Segway-riding GM… Read more »
Think about a moment that helps sum up the 2015 Nationals season. A team that most experts picked to win the National League East easily in a division with two teams at the beginning of… Read more »
Corey Smith and Rob Mains join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the upcoming Rays game in Cuba, the Nationals, the SABR Analytics Conference, and Adam LaRoche.
Months of speculation finally became reality Friday evening, as the Washington Nationals traded RHP Drew Storen and cash considerations to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for OF Ben Revere and a Player To Be… Read more »
What would a team be willing to pay Daniel Murphy? This was one of the most intriguing questions headed into the off-season. Over the past five years Murphy has been the kind of player who produced positive… Read more »
This article originally appeared on NatsGM.com. Just prior to the conclusion of the 2015 MLB Winter Meetings, on Thursday afternoon, the Washington Nationals agreed to trade infielder Yunel Escobar plus some cash considerations to… Read more »
In the world of sports, the catcher position is kind of weird. Catchers start each play out of bounds, facing a different direction than their teammates. On a more micro level, baseball’s most important in-bounds/out-of-bounds determination, the… Read more »
Writers Nick Koss and Scott Kushner join Ryan Sullivan to talk about Papelbon-Harper, the AL West and Wild Card races, and an emergency bullpen catcher story.
Writers Alex Crisafulli and Andrew Patrick join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the A’s, Cardinals, Nationals, and Curt Schilling.
Writers Matt Jackson (of Beyond the Box Score) and Nick Strangis join host Ryan Sullivan to talk about several teams post-trade-deadline, including the Royals, Twins, Braves, Nationals, Phillies, and Blue Jays.
In baseball today what all teams seem to be looking for is the “next big thing,” but I’m not necessarily talking about the next big player here. No, what teams are looking for might be… Read more »
It’s the bottom of the 7th inning, and with two outs, Brandon Phillips has just singled home a run off Cardinals’ righty Matt Belisle. With the score now 4-3 for the Reds, trivially, Mike Matheny,… Read more »
I’m sorry for the title. I just…sorry. Anyone who was watching the much ballyhooed pitching match up between the Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg and the New York Mets Matt Harvey saw the surface results of… Read more »
The First Ever BttP Community Predictions
There are times in sports where a narrative or a theme gets assigned to a player, a team, or a city that seems like it takes over reality and can’t be defeated by things like… Read more »
The past week plus has revealed a few cracks in the Nationals juggernaut, particularly when it comes to the injury front. While Yunel Escobar’s back, Anthony Rendon’s knee, and Drew Storen’s bizarre hamate bone injury all provide… Read more »
As it stands, we are still more than two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting for Spring Training. The bulk of the notable free agents have been signed (knock on wood, James Shields). Arbitration… Read more »
You’ll excuse Michael Taylor if he doesn’t come across as one of the top prospects in baseball. You see, it’s not uncommon for someone in his position to be self-centered and wear a certain arrogance… Read more »
Wednesday the Washington Nationals attempted to fill their last remaining major roster flaw by signing veteran right-handed relief pitcher Casey Janssen to a 1-year $3.5 million dollar contract with a mutual option for 2016 at… Read more »
This might feel like an odd moment to publish a scouting report on Max Scherzer, whose free agency ended earlier this week when the starting pitcher signed a seven-year, $210-million contract with the Washington Nationals…. Read more »
While most of us were struggling to watch the 2nd half of the New England Indianapolis game last night, the Washington Nationals were completing a 7-year $210 million dollar pact with former Detroit RHP Max Scherzer…. Read more »
Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo isn’t afraid to be called heavy-handed. There’s never been anything subtle about his draft strategy, which is how he took players who spent at least some time as the consensus… Read more »
After a relatively quiet offseason, Wednesday the Washington Nationals traded fan-favorite RHP Tyler Clippard to the Oakland Athletics for shortstop Yunel Escobar. Oakland acquired Escobar a few days ago in the Ben Zobrist trade with… Read more »
The Atlanta Braves traded Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros Wednesday, receiving three prospects and sending a suspect minor-league pitcher to complete the transaction. In another NL East-AL West swap, Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane… Read more »
Before I began living the luxurious life of a Banished to the Pen writer, I used to test video games. I worked on and off on contracts for Sony and Electronic Arts. During my stints… Read more »
Episode 13: TIE Fighter The Style: We’re back to almost no banter. While both co-hosts have loosened up and the show is increasingly free-flowing, they remain committed to a format that demands brevity. I continue to… Read more »