The recipe for postseason success

Like the Nationals, the Orioles are now done for 2014, heading home after a tremendous season and a sweep at the hands of the Royals in the American League Championship Series. It means that both local teams, despite tremendous 96-win regular seasons and division titles, saw their postseason run end in heartbreak. And in reality, that's the way it goes for 29 of the 30 ... read more

Looking back on Nats' late-season roster additions

It might be easy to forget now, given that the Nationals were knocked out of the postseason in the National League Division Series and have spent the last week reflecting on how everything quickly came to an end, but Mike Rizzo and his staff had a very successful six-day stretch from late July to early August that played a major role in the Nats' success. ... read more

On pace of play during the postseason

Forgive me for covering a non-Nationals related topic in my blog post this morning, but with both League Championship Series set to hold Game 3 today, I wanted to bring up something that has been on my mind lately. Clearly, I love the game of baseball. Have since I was a kid. I spent somewhere around 20 full days of my life watching baseball in ... read more

Span's 2015 team option now looking like a bargain

Going into the 2014 season, some debated whether it might be Denard Span's final campaign with the Nationals. Span had signed a five-year, $16.5 million contract back with the Twins in 2010, a deal that included a $9 million club option for 2015. The Nationals acquired the speedy center fielder in the winter leading up to the 2013 season, giving them at least two years ... read more

Who do you want to win it all?

The last few days likely haven't been easy on Nationals fans, as the harsh reality that postseason baseball is continuing without your team has probably started to set in. Yesterday might have been especially tough for many of you. We had action in both League Championship Series yesterday, with the Orioles falling to the Royals for the second time in as many days and the ... read more

Assistant GM Bryan Minniti leaving organization

As the Nationals get set to upgrade their roster this offseason, trying to add players that can help them return to the postseason and push past the National League Division Series for the first time in team history, they will also see some changes in their front office. Assistant general manager Bryan Minniti has announced that he will be leaving the Nationals after five years ... read more

Asdrubal Cabrera: "I would love to stay here"

This trading deadline, we saw Cy Young award winner David Price get dealt to the Tigers. The Red Sox shipped stud left-hander Jon Lester to the A's for slugger Yoenis Cespedes. Martin Prado, John Lackey, Allen Craig, Gerardo Parra and Andrew Miller were also part of deals this July 31. It was a busy trade deadline, one in which the Nationals' acquisition of infielder Asdrubal ... read more

Evaluating the last three years isn't so easy

Over the last three years, the Nationals have won 280 regular season games, most in the major leagues during that time. In 2012, they picked up 98 wins, the most in the game, and earned their first National League East title since baseball returned to D.C. in 2005. In 2013, even in a year that was considered a bust in Davey Johnson's "World Series or ... read more