Zimmerman, Ross first to opt out of 2020 season

The Nats will open the 2020 season on July 23 against the New York Yankees and their prized free agent acquisition Gerrit Cole, the 2019 AL Cy Young runner-up whom the Nats defeated in the World Series back in October while he was with the Houston Astros. While the reigning World Series champs will beContinue reading “Zimmerman, Ross first to opt out of 2020 season”

Wizards’ best hope for playoff berth is Nets’ failure, not Magic’s

The NBA released the eight-game schedules for the returning teams when games restart on July 30. With all the complications that could result from restarting basketball amid the pandemic, in one of the worst states in the country to be in at this time, there’s no certainty that the rest of the season will beContinue reading “Wizards’ best hope for playoff berth is Nets’ failure, not Magic’s”

Which numbers should the Redskins retire next, if any?

The Redskins recently retired just the second number in franchise history the other day, meaning no other player will wear No. 49 in Washington. Bobby Mitchell received this rare honor just months after he died on Apr. 5. The star flanker once shared a backfield with the legendary Jim Brown on the Cleveland Browns beforeContinue reading “Which numbers should the Redskins retire next, if any?”

The Wizards’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade

In professional sports, free agents can make a world of difference for a team. Building through the draft is important, but being able to bring in an established player who can immediately bolster the roster can turn a playoff team into a championship contender. In other cases, teams just need a less expensive veteran toContinue reading “The Wizards’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade”

How does Bertāns sitting out impact Wizards, NBA?

It didn’t seem possible for the Wizards’ playoff chances to get any slimmer, but Dāvis Bertāns has proved that wrong. The Wizards’ power forward, who had a breakout year in Washington this season, announced he will not rejoin the team when training restarts in Orlando on July 7. Bertāns, who averaged career-highs in points (15.4)Continue reading “How does Bertāns sitting out impact Wizards, NBA?”

The Redskins’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade

In professional sports, free agents can make a world of difference for a team. Building through the draft is important, but being able to bring in an established player who can immediately bolster the roster can turn a playoff team into a championship contender. In other cases, teams just need a less expensive veteran toContinue reading “The Redskins’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade”

The Nationals’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade

In professional sports, free agents can make a world of difference for a team. Building through the draft is important, but being able to bring in an established player who can immediately bolster the roster can turn a playoff team into a championship contender. In other cases, teams just need a less expensive veteran toContinue reading “The Nationals’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade”

The Capitals’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade

In professional sports, free agents can make a world of difference for a team. Building through the draft is important, but being able to bring in an established player who can immediately bolster the roster can turn a playoff team into a championship contender. In other cases, teams just need a less expensive veteran toContinue reading “The Capitals’ best and worst free agency signings of the decade”

Wall to Mureșan: An all-time Wizards/Bullets first round

Following up on my Redskins and Capitals all-time first round picks, the Wizards/Bullets version will be the last. Since the Nationals have only been around for about 15 years, they only have a handful of first round picks in the team’s history, and there are many draft slots that they have never occupied. It wouldContinue reading “Wall to Mureșan: An all-time Wizards/Bullets first round”

Alex to Alex: An all-time Capitals first round

The 2020 MLB Draft took place a few days ago, where the Nationals welcomed six new prospects. The NBA draft will not take place until October, while the NHL’s draft date is still up in the air. In any case, following up on my recent all-time Redskins first round, I have assembled an all-time CapitalsContinue reading “Alex to Alex: An all-time Capitals first round”