The Pohory-list: Top 10 Rookie Seasons in DC History

While the Washington Wizards had an uneventful end to their season in the NBA bubble, rookie forward Rui Hachimura shined and wound up earning NBA Second Team All-Rookie honors after a strong first campaign. Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young has had a massive impact on Washington’s defense with 2.5 sacks through two gamesContinue reading “The Pohory-list: Top 10 Rookie Seasons in DC History”

Nationals quarter-season review

It’s hard to believe how quickly this season is moving, but after 15 games (plus one incomplete game), the Nats are now a quarter through their season. At 6-9, it has certainly been an up-and-down start, but as this team knows well, bumpy roads lead to beautiful places. However, they’re going to need to getContinue reading “Nationals quarter-season review”

What to make of Nats’ start

The Nats are off to a 2-4 start. Not ideal, but in any normal year, no real reason to worry. If they can win the next couple series, it’s back to smooth sailing. Except this year is not any normal year. The normal 162 games are condensed to just 60, making every game count nearlyContinue reading “What to make of Nats’ start”

Nationals reach 100 games in Baseball-Reference 2020 Simulation

With Major League Baseball starting this week, I decided to check in on Baseball-Reference’s simulated 2020 season. I utilize the information held in this database constantly, so when I saw the site was simulating a full 162-game season for 2020, I wanted to see how the Nats were performing. The site is simulating the entireContinue reading “Nationals reach 100 games in Baseball-Reference 2020 Simulation”

Takeaways from Part Two of ‘Improbable’

By: Joe Pohoryles Last night, the second and final part of the documentary “Improbable” premiered on MASN. The documentary covers the Nats’ World Series run in 2019, with Part Two in particular focused solely on the World Series itself. You can find my thoughts from Part One here. Like I said last time, I wouldContinue reading “Takeaways from Part Two of ‘Improbable’”

Worst draft picks of the decade

By: Joe Pohoryles With the NFL draft in the rearview, this would normally be the time when the NBA and NHL lotteries would commence, and the mock draft speculation would really heat up. While there has been mock drafting, the dates for the upcoming drafts are in limbo, and with MLB making their own alterationsContinue reading “Worst draft picks of the decade”

Top Performers at Nats’ Spring Training

By: Joe Pohoryles In just 16 days, the Washington Nationals officially begin their World Series defense at Citi Field against the New York Mets. While the team results at spring training mean little (if at all) to the team’s success in the regular season, the individual performances often reveal how the veterans will look toContinue reading “Top Performers at Nats’ Spring Training”

Nats return to action in West Palm Beach

By: Joe Pohoryles Daniel Hudson launched a low, inside slider, causing Michael Brantley of the Houston Astros to swing and miss. With a victory toss of Hudson’s glove and a fist-pumping Yan Gomes, the Washington Nationals were officially world champions. That was Oct. 30. Today is Feb. 22, and the Nats and Astros meet onceContinue reading “Nats return to action in West Palm Beach”

Wizards at All-Star weekend

By: Joe Pohoryles Starting tonight and going through Sunday, the 2020 NBA All-Star weekend will take place in Chicago, and while no one on the Wizards made the All-Star team — namely Bradley Beal — there are a few who will be taking part in the weekend’s festivities. Beal missed the cut despite posting averagesContinue reading “Wizards at All-Star weekend”

Re-evaluating the hot corner in 2020

By: Joe Pohoryles Yesterday, the Nats lost out on their top free agent target. Third baseman Josh Donaldson agreed to a four-year, $92 million deal with the Minnesota Twins, officially ending the hopes of getting a high-end replacement for Anthony Rendon as the Nats’ third baseman. A couple weeks ago, I made a series ofContinue reading “Re-evaluating the hot corner in 2020”