Oct 6, 2010, 10:37 PM EDT
Stan Kasten’s last official day running the Nationals came today, but the outgoing president was already talking about meetings and issues still on his agenda over the next few weeks. He’s got a radio deal to negotiate, a spring training relocation to consider and any number of other items yet to address. So the message…
Oct 6, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Citizens Bank Park hosts Game 1 between the Reds and Phillies. The road to the National League pennant has gone through Citizens Bank Park each of the last two seasons, and it will go through there again this month. Until someone proves they can beat the Phillies,…
Oct 6, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT
Photo courtesy Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field hosts the first game of this year's postseason. What better way to get the playoffs underway than with a classic pitching matchup like this: Cliff Lee vs. David Price? Two of the best lefties in the game square off this afternoon at Tropicana Field, with Lee hoping to…
Oct 6, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tim Lincecum will try to lead the Giants to their first title since Willie Mays' catch in 1954. Ah, feel that crispness in the air? See those leaves starting to change colors? Notice no sign of baseball around these parts? Yes, October is in full swing and the…
Oct 5, 2010, 5:43 PM EDT
On the collective level, the Nationals made some significant strides in 2010, winning 10 more games than the previous year, though their final record of 69-93 still felt disappointing to many who believed this team was good enough win more. The same applies to the Nats on the individual level. Several players enjoyed breakthrough seasons…
Oct 5, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT
One of the distinct privileges of membership in the Baseball Writers Association of America is the opportunity to vote for baseball's biggest end-of-season awards: MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year. Two BBWAA members representing each club vote for each award. So there are two NL MVP voters from the…
Oct 5, 2010, 2:45 AM EDT
Dear readers, The Nats have been nothing if not exciting, and it has been my pleasure to experience the intense highs and devastating lows with all of you. I have thoroughly enjoyed interacting with you and watching you interact with Mark and with each other. I have learned so much about baseball from your comments…
Oct 4, 2010, 8:32 PM EDT
Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER I missed Stephen Strasburg's June 8 debut by one day and his win total by 2. Good journalists strive to be several things. Trustworthy. Fair. And, of course, accountable. If you aren't willing to admit when you were wrong about something, you don't belong in this business. And…
Oct 4, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT
So, the season's over. Players have dispersed around the world, from Northern California (Drew Storen) to the Netherlands (Roger Bernadina). Mike Rizzo is preparing to go to Viera, Fla., to watch some instructional league games. Stan Kasten is preparing to vacate his office and move back to Atlanta before embarking on whatever is next in…
Oct 4, 2010, 4:15 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez posted 21 quality starts but won only 10 games. NEW YORK — Now that the season is complete, scan the Nationals' stat page. You'll notice some impressive individual performances. Adam Dunn hit 38 homers, drove in 103 runs and posted an .892 OPS. Ryan Zimmerman hit…
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