Category Archives: Organization

In Arizona, the Nationals Represent – Part 1 – The Team

I was trading email last week with Mike Henderson, one of my blogging colleagues. I mentioned to him that even if you discount Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper’s Arizona Fall League performances, it seems that almost every time you look at an AFL box score over the last two years, you see the names of [...] Continue reading

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Trade Deadline Post Mortem

I am not a GM, nor do I play one on television… so I don’t have (an informed) opinion about how the Nationals did leading up to the trade deadline. Certainly the two trades the Nationals made make a lot of sense, and in terms of Matt Capps for Wilson Ramos, I think it was [...] Continue reading

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A few words with Stan Kasten

Lets have a little contest. Without doing the research I had to do to compile these stats, tell me which set of statistics belongs to which season – the first eleven games of 2009, or the first eleven games of 2010:

 
Year A
Year B

Runs Scored
54
53

Runs Allowed
75
66

Team Batting Average
.268
.250

Team OPS
.755
.770

Errors
13
9

Team ERA
6.38
5.91

They seem pretty comparable, don’t they? One set of [...] Continue reading

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Insulted

I have been in a daze since I got home from the ballpark on Monday evening.
My family and friends all asked me how Opening Day was, and my universal answer was “horrible”.
I have been a Nationals fan (and a Senators fan before that) long enough to know that 11-1 losses happen. It is part of [...] Continue reading

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We All Get a Little Pudge Around the Holidays

If it weren’t for Paul LoDuca, we would all be thrilled about the signing of Ivan Rodriguez.
Pudge isn’t LoDuca. Pudge (presumably) knows what his role is… I’m not sure LoDuca did.
This should be a no-brainer for Nats fans.  As much as we all love Wil Nieves, Pudge is in a different tier than Wil.
Pudge will [...] Continue reading

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Abe Pollin

When you’re a season ticket holder – and it doesn’t really matter what team you hold tickets for – you get to know your home stadium pretty well. You have your secret stairwells and exits, and parking spaces. The last out is made, the final buzzer sounds, and you’re off to the races, into your [...] Continue reading

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The Intangible Value of Stephen Strasburg

What are you doing Saturday afternoon?
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ll be watching the Desert Dogs – Javalinas game on television*.
And for that, you have Stephen Strasburg to thank.
The Nationals are pretty psyched about it too, I bet. After all, here it is just a week before Thanksgiving, and quite a few [...] Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Fall League, Chris Marrero, Drew Storen, Expos, Jeff Mandel, Josh Wilkie, Organization, Personnel, Phoenix Desert Dogs, Players, Sean Rooney, danny espinosa, stephen strasburg | Comments Off

Christmas in November

Nationals fans got some of their Christmas presents early this week, with the announcements that Ryan Zimmerman was honored with both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards for his amazing play in 2009. Add to that the announcement that Jim Riggleman has been chosen as the permanent manager for the Nationals, and you’d be [...] Continue reading

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