Washington Nationals Analysis

Grading The 19-20 MLB Offseason: National League Edition

by John Watson

Mar 6, 2020 4:06 PM

Breaking down all of the moves that mattered for the NL teams, most notably the Dodgers and Reds. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Anthony Rendon Joins Angels & The Offseason Is Drunk

by John Watson

Dec 13, 2019 3:27 PM

Three days. Three Boras clients. The top-three free agents off the board. 23 years. $814 million. Thatís enough to make us all forget about a whole mess of terrible baseball things in the news. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Stephen Strasburg Re-Signs With Nats On $245M Deal

by John Watson

Dec 10, 2019 10:05 AM

It should come as no surprise that Stephen Strasburg will be back with the Nationals in 2020. The only surprise here is the magnitude of the contract. Read more »

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A National Treasure: On The 2019 World Champion Washington Nationals

by John Watson

After a truly fascinating and, at times, pretty bizarre series, the Nationals are your 2019 champs. They upset the preseason and pre-series favorite Astros and, in doing so, have lain claim to the first title for the franchise. Read more »
2019 World Series Preview: Houston Astros Vs. Washington Nationals

by John Watson

The Astros have the edge in both their lineup and their bullpen. But it wouldn't be surprising if the Nationals and their ridiculous rotation were able to pull off the upset. The only thing that we're certain about? This is a pitching matchup for the ages. Read more »
2019 NLCS Preview: Washington Nationals Vs. St. Louis Cardinals

by John Watson

Washington certainly has the edge on offense and, on paper, the rotation. But their rotation strength is going to be tested by their lack of a bullpen, an area where the Cardinals certainly get the nod. Read more »
2019 NLDS Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers Vs. Washington Nationals

by John Watson

If there's any team best suited to keeping the Dodgers from pulling off a three-peat of World Series appearances, it's the Nationals. But will they? Read more »
Walk On The Wild Side: 2019 Wild Card Game Previews

by John Watson

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RIYL: A Cinematic Rooting Guide To The 2019 MLB Playoffs

by John Watson

Before we dig deep into the statistics, let's help out the fans who are not fortunate enough to have their team playing past this weekend make up their minds about who to cheer for in the coming weeks. Read more »
Favorite Things: A National League Midseason Baseball Revue

by John Watson

The Dodgers are unsurprisingly dominating the National League, followed by the Braves, Nationals, Cubs and Brewers. Read more »
Predictions For The 2019 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

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 »
Grading The 2019 Offseason: NL East

by John Watson

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 »
Gimme Dat Harp, Boy: On the Bryce Harper Signing

by John Watson

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

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