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Happy Holidays –

It’s Festivus for some of us, the home stretch for those who celebrate Hannukah, and the Friday before Christmas and Kwanzaa for others. By tomorrow morning, every state in the lower 48 will be at or below 20 degrees according to the National Weather Service. That...

Still Quiet on the Minor-League Front

Shalom or Happy Sangria Day, depending on either your religion or the proximity of your family, iykwitm… We haven’t gone dark. It’s just really, really, really slow. I’m not sure why this has become the new normal. If you look at the URL...

All Quiet on the Minor-League Front

With all eyes and interest on the free-agent signings, there’s not much else to pass along in our little corner of the Natmosphere. Lucius Fox became the latest casualty of Mike Rizzo’s dumpster-dive approach to filling out the Washington/Rochester bullpen(s). About...

Nats acquire Ward in Rule-5 at Nationals Arm Race

Nats acquire Ward in Rule-5 at Nationals Arm Race

Mar 26, 2021; Port Charlotte, Florida, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Thaddeus Ward (97) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports As widely expected, given the fact...

Catching Up on Transactions –

Nats Take Thad Ward in Rule 5 Draft

For the first time since 2010, the Nats made a selection during the MLB phase of the Rule 5 Draft, taking Boston Red Sox minor-leaguer Thad Ward. Ward, who will fit right in having already had Tommy John surgery last year, made 13 starts across four levels in 2022. He...

Nats “Win” No. 2 Pick in ’23 Draft

Nats “Win” No. 2 Pick in ’23 Draft

While some fans may lament not getting the top pick, it could have been worse. Just ask our perennial (annual?) trade partners in Oakland. The actual draw took place prior to the MLB Network special, which you can read about here. TL;DR – the Twins getting into the...

The Top 10 Pitchers

  Despite the preliminary watchlist skewing towards relievers, starters ruled day (as they should) in this year’s Top 10: Cade Cavalli (1) Jarlin Susana Jake Bennett* Mitchell Parker* (7) Matt Cronin* (5) Andry Lara (3) Zach Brzykcy Jackson Rutledge (4) Cole Henry (2)...

Vote for Your Favorite Arms

Vote for Your Favorite Arms

It’s probably been about five years since the Nats have been this low on starting pitching in the minors. After Cade Cavalli, it’s a struggle to name a true-blue starter that wasn’t acquired this past June or July or still has to register for Selective Service. For...

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