Author Archives: Nate

Win the Battle, Lose the War?

Just keep repeating “It was only precautionary. It was only precautionary.” Ummm… it was only precautionary, right? Fellas? Is this thing on…? Continue reading

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Hawpe to It

The Colorado Rockies are on the verge of releasing OF Brad Hawpe. Coincidentally, the Nationals are in the market for an outfielder to replace Josh Willingham as he makes his long overdue trip to the DL. Hawpe should be that replacement.There’s no qu… Continue reading

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Beyond Bryce

UPDATE: Anyone care to translate this sentence into English for me?Mike Rizzo: “I seem confident that we should sign the guys that we want to sign out of the draft.”At this rate we’re going to need a Rosetta Stone to decipher all the Stan and Rizzo-spe… Continue reading

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Return of the Stras

Per Nats’ Director of Baseball Media Relations Mike Gazda:[T]here are plenty of good seats available for Stephen Strasburg’s start tomorrow vs. FLA… [T]here are a lot of fans who have been shutout from seeing Strasburg pitch (because of sellouts), b… Continue reading

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Maya Signs: World Series in 2012?

It’s official. 28-year-old Cuban ace Yunesky Maya is the first major international signing of the Mike Rizzo era. The agreement, first reported in mid-July, was completed this weekend. Maya’s major league contract will be worth between $6-8M over the … Continue reading

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The Guzman Error Era

For a certain segment of the Washington Nationals’ fan base Cristian Guzman will never be anything more than Jim Bowden’s original sin. Bowden forfeited a 3rd round draft pick to the Twins in his haste to sign the free agent All-Star shortstop to a 4 … Continue reading

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Well, okay, as long as it’s Texas. Twins-Nats-Rangers. In one sense Cristian Guzman has spent his entire career playing baseball for Washington. You have to admire the symmetry.Farewell to GUZMANIA!, the longest tenured player in Washington Nationals … Continue reading

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Shows What I Know

“[W]e ain’t getting Wilson Ramos for Capps…” – July 28, 2010Yeah, about that… I’m a dumbass. The formal announcement is still pending, but Woo Hoo!Here’s a little background on Wilson Ramos, courtesy of Baseball America. Aaron Gleeman, who knows T… Continue reading

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Strasburgeddon and Other Catchy Headlines

I’m not a doctor, and I don’t play one on TV, but it seems to me that a precautionary MRI is not something a pitcher gets because he has “trouble getting loose in the bullpen”. It might, however, be the kind of thing a pitcher gets when he “may be fav… Continue reading

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Irreplaceable: The Perpetual Rebuild

The Nationals aren’t going to compete for anything in 2010. After outscoring the Marlins and still dropping the series, there’s enough accumulated evidence to assess this team’s talent level. The offense is mediocre and erratic, the bullpen is a relati… Continue reading

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