Category Archives: Teams

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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Remind You of 2005?

It shouldn’t.
The Nationals of 2005 were a very different animal than the Nationals of 2010. In many ways, it feels the same, and Mark Zuckerman wrote today of the last time that the Nationals were four games above .500. But on September 18, 2005, the Nationals were riding the escalator down, while our 2010 Nationals [...] Continue reading

Posted in Chien-Ming Wang, Cristian Guzman, Drew Storen, Elijah Dukes, Jim Bowden, Justin Maxwell, Mike Rizzo, Omar Minaya, Personnel, Players, Roger Bernadina, Ross Detwiler, Teams, Willie Harris, Willy Taveras, jason marquis, stephen strasburg | Comments Off

Will History Repeat Itself?

I make an effort not to put myself in the position to be an armchair General Manager. I figure that there are probably fifty people in the world who are qualified to be a Major League GM, and I am not one of them. For me to comment would be a little like me commenting [...] Continue reading

Posted in Albert Pujols, Cristtian Guzman, Drew Storen, Ian Desmond, Jason Bergmann, Jesus Flores, Lastings Milledge, Mike Rizzo, Personnel, Players, Teams, stephen strasburg | Comments Off

Half a Loaf (plus some notes)

My love for baseball was formed when I was about eight or nine years old. I had a first baseman’s mitt (any idea how hard it was to find a first baseman’s mitt for your left hand in 1968?) and a bat, and baseball was pretty much all I did as a kid. And while [...] Continue reading

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Reminiscing…

I was reading Tom Boswell’s piece in The Post today, and it got me thinking about the Nationals, and their first year in Washington. The return of baseball to Washington had captivated me – as a native Washingtonian and childhood fan of the Senators, I made the trip back to DC for Opening Day – [...] Continue reading

Posted in Cristian Guzman, Elijah Dukes, Endy Chavez, Fan Experience, Games, Ian Desmond, Injuries, Jesus Flores, Josh Willingham, Personnel, Players, Teams, adam dunn, ryan zimmerman | Comments Off