Washington Nationals Analysis

Predictions For The 2019 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Mar 28, 2019 8:58 AM

Some rankings, thoughts and predictions for the 2019 season, all of which will certainly come to pass and which we will in no way regret in the future. Read more »

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Grading The 2019 Offseason: NL East

by John Watson

Mar 25, 2019 12:28 PM

No division in either league improved as much as the NL East did this offseason, and it's going to be an absolute grind to here next season. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, IQ

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Gimme Dat Harp, Boy: On the Bryce Harper Signing

by John Watson

Mar 1, 2019 3:43 PM

If any team could afford to take a risk on a very special player like Bryce Harper, it's the Phillies. Read more »

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals

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2018 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Red Sox, Astros and Dodgers comprise this year's top-3 with the Yankees and Cubs right behind them. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Nationals Make Big Bet On Patrick Corbin

by John Watson

While there's every reason to believe that Patrick Corbin can make good on his insane contract year, there's a ton of risk to consider on the Nats' side. Read more »
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off: On Washington's Waiver Deals

by John Watson

Things have not gone well for Washington this season, that much is clear. Some of the blame can be lain at the feet of the baseball gods, but some should probably also be attributed to the humans in the front office. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Nationals Nab Kelvin Herrera To Improve Bullpen

by John Watson

With almost two weeks of June baseball remaining, the Nationals and Royals did something we don't usually see quite this early in the season: they made an actual trade of import. Read more »
Early Returns On The National League Favorites

by John Watson

The NL standings are off to a particularly jarring start, with not one of the teams that almost everyone predicted as a division winner (Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers) currently in the lead. Read more »
Predictions For The 2018 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Predicting the regular season awards, division winners and what will happen in the always unpredictable October. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: NL East

by John Watson

On the Nationals, Mets, Braves, Phillies and Marlins. Read more »
2017 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Astros, Dodgers, Yankees, Indians and Cubs comprise our top-5 as we enter 2018. Read more »
Great Balls of Tire Fire: On the Nationals' Bullpen

by John Watson

The Nationals were primed for a repeat postseason trip, but they didn't do anything about their closer situation or bullpen depth and, while we sort of saw this coming, it's still disheartening. Read more »
Predictions For The 2017 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Here are some predictions for the 2017 season, organized by team. If we make enough; some safe, some crazy, surely, we'll get some right, right? Cue: the rumbling laughter of the baseball gods. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: NL East

by John Watson

While the Nationals and Mets largely looked to maintain their spots atop the NL East, the Marlins, Phillies and Braves continued to rebuild. Read more »
2016 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Cubs won the 2016 World Series but they rank behind the Dodgers and Red Sox in terms of the value of their collective assets. Read more »
Grading The Deal Roundup: Eaton Trade; Dodgers Sign Jansen, Turner

by John Watson

On the Nationals trading for Adam Eaton from the White Sox and the Dodgers signing Kenley Jensen and Justin Turner. Read more »
Halfway To Home: Midseason Meanderings On NL Contenders

by John Watson

On the Dodgers' rotation gamble, the Giants' old-school approach, the half-mortal Cubs, Washington's pitchers, Mets' issues, Pirates' cheapness, Cardinals' devil magic and whether the Marlins are for real. Read more »
Ranking MLB's Best Hitter-Pitcher Combinations

by Andrew Perna

It's difficult to win a World Series on the strength of just two stars, but having a superstar hitter and pitcher is as good a place as any to start building a contender. Read more »
Qualified To Play Ball: The State Of The Qualifying Offer

by John Watson

Players are waiting months to find a team. Players are getting paid way less than they would be otherwise. Big market teams are using the QOS to undercut the market value of their free agents and end up with them back in the fold on cheap deals. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: NL East

by Andrew Perna

Breaking down the moves made by the Braves, Marlins, Mets, Phillies and Nationals. Read more »

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