They were patient and waited for a better deal, and they were rewarded. Instead of giving up any top-tier prospects, the Nationals parted with talented but struggling reliever Felipe Rivero, and 21-year-old leftie starter Taylor Hearns. In return, elite closer Mark Melancon strengthens the bullpen and pushes the struggling Jonathan Papelbon back into a lower-stakes role.
With the MLB playoffs in its penultimate stage, I lay out the best course of action for this franchise moving forward. It’s free-agency damage control for GM Mike Rizzo and his staff during the next few months. What can he do to protect his job […]
After I wrote the first story in this three part set, Max Scherzer proceeded to pitch one of the greatest games ever pitched against the New York Mets on October 3. In nine full innings […]
The Washington Nationals, a franchise that rose from zero-to-hero in a span of just three years, are victims of a historic collapse. Such is the sport we love. […]
Coming to the end of July, teams begin to build up trade talks to enhance their roster to make a run towards the playoffs. Every year potential playoff contenders display … Continue Reading MLB Trade Deadline Predictions
It’s really amazing to think about how far the Nationals’ franchise has come. Since first moving to D.C. in 2005, the team has been on a cheap roller-coaster ride of … Continue Reading What Can the Washington Nationals Do to Make 2015 Their Year?
Philadelphia Phillies The Phillies have been relatively quiet for the last few years and this offseason was the same. On December 19, they traded their shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the … Continue Reading MLB Division Previews: NL East Edition
10. Oakland Athletics The Athletics went 10-17 after taking the league by storm for the majority of the season. This team doesn’t have a superstar, and they rely on their … Continue Reading MLB Power Rankings for Playoff Teams as of 10/5
Who are the AL/NL MVP favorites? In the AL the past two years, it has been a one-man show for the MVP race with Miguel Cabrera beating out Mike Trout. … Continue Reading 4 Questions Heading into the MLB Postseason