Nationals 2020 season review

The 2020 MLB postseason begins today, and the reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals will not take part. After a 26-34 season, the reigning World Series champions finished fourth in the NL East (with the exact same record as the last place New York Mets) and will hold the 11th overall pick in the nextContinue reading “Nationals 2020 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”

Baseball is back: What to watch for in season opener vs. Yankees

The wait is over. After over four months of no major American sports, baseball makes its return today with the World Series champion Nationals taking on the New York Yankees at 7 pm. A single game won’t answer every question about how the team will perform this season, much less the season opener, but inContinue reading “Baseball is back: What to watch for in season opener vs. Yankees”

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”

Bracketology: Favorite DC athlete (First round, Part 1)

By: Joe Pohoryles Today, the first full day of March Madness was supposed to take place. Instead, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has stopped the sports world in its tracks. NFL free agency is buzzing, but there are few leagues with actual gameplay to watch. To stay in the spirit of bracket season, I have constructedContinue reading “Bracketology: Favorite DC athlete (First round, Part 1)”

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”

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”

The Pohory-list: Top 25 under 25

By: Joe Pohoryles Entering 2020, the Big Four DC sports teams are in vastly different positions. The Capitals and Nationals are enjoying great success, coming off recent championships and in great position to capture a second. The Wizards and Redskins, however, are in dark days, and are already looking to build a brighter future. TheContinue reading “The Pohory-list: Top 25 under 25”