Jan 7, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Stephen Strasburg wanted to keep pitching; the Nats wouldn't let him. As Washington wakes up this morning feeling the sting of another agonizing postseason loss, the debate immediately shifts to a star local athlete's injury and how his team handled the situation. The image of Robert Griffin III's right leg giving…
Jan 5, 2013, 4:28 AM EST
USA Today Sports Images J.P. Howell posted a 3.05 ERA in 55 games with the Rays last season. The final free agent left-hander on the Nationals' radar is headed elsewhere. J.P. Howell has come to terms on a one-year, $2.85 million contract with the Dodgers, according to multiple reports, electing to head west instead of…
Jan 4, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Can Gio Gonzalez duplicate his Cy Young-caliber numbers from last season? Yesterday, we looked at a couple of stat prediction models for the Nationals' lineup and bench. Today, we turn to the Nats' pitching staff, using those same models' projections. Bill James, the original sabermetrician, and Dan Szymborski, who developed the…
Jan 3, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Several projections show a drop-off in production from Ian Desmond this year. Since the calendar has officially turned over and we're trying to stop looking back and start looking forward with more regularity, this seems like a good time to take a gander at a couple of stat projections for the 2013…
Jan 2, 2013, 6:16 PM EST
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez anchor one of the best rotations in baseball. ESPN's Buster Olney has been issuing top-10 lists the last few days, ranking what he believes are the best rotations, infields and outfields in baseball. (Note: You'll need an ESPN Insider subscription to read the full article.) And it…
Jan 1, 2013, 12:00 PM EST
US Presswire photo Davey Johnson resolves to end his managerial career in style. And so we can finally stop talking about 2012 and turn our attention to a new year that has the promise of being far more significant than any previous year in Nationals history. With that in mind, I’ve once again managed to…
Dec 31, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
Associated Press photo Drew Storen and the rest of the Nats dugout were in shock as Game 5 ended. As we count down the final days of 2012, we've also been counting down the Nationals' five most significant moments of the year. It all culminates today with the most significant moment: The late collapse against…
Dec 30, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
Associated Press photo Jayson Werth's walk-off homer kept the Nats' season alive for another day. As we count down the final days of 2012, we're also counting down the Nationals' five most significant moments of the year. It all culminates tomorrow with your vote for the most significant moment of 2012. But before we get…
Dec 29, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
Photo by Bob Youngentob / CSNwashington.com Even in defeat, the Nationals clinched the NL East title on Oct. 1. As we count down the final days of 2012, we're also counting down the Nationals' five most significant moments of the year. It all culminates on Dec. 31 with your vote for the most significant moment…
Dec 28, 2012, 7:29 PM EST
USA Today Sports Images Michael Gonzalez posted a 3.03 ERA in 47 games with the Nationals last season. The Nationals' options for left-handed bullpen help are dwindling after another southpaw from their 2012 staff chose to sign elsewhere. Veteran Michael Gonzalez has come to terms on a one-year deal with the Brewers, according to FoxSports.com's…
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