1. Rooting for Shawn Hill

    Former National sinker-baller, frequent James Andrews patient, and all-around good guy Shawn Hill made a brief return to the major leagues over the last few weeks, and fans of Hill will be glad to know he did very well...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about almost 4 years ago 62 reads 0 comments

  2. Stan Kasten Failed

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but is there any other conclusion that can be reached?On Monday, the Nationals drew an announced paid attendance of 10,999 to Nationals Park, the team's smallest since baseball returned to DC in 2005...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about almost 4 years ago 49 reads 0 comments

  3. John Manuel Wants to Hear from Nationals Fans

    In the latest Baseball America podcast, BA editor John Manuel went on a brief rant about how Manny Acta is overrated as a young, up-and-coming manager (if you click the link and listen, ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about almost 4 years ago 37 reads 0 comments

  4. Another Shot for Ross Detwiler

    Ross Detwiler was the #6 overall pick in 2007, one pick after Matt Wieters and eight picks before Jason Heyward...

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  5. Could Javier Vazquez Be Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo's Free-Agent Ace?

    In his latest regular interview with MASN.com, Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said this: I certainly would like to get a guy to lead that rotation and be a front-of-the-rotation guy, via free agency or trades or that type of thing...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about almost 4 years ago 171 reads 0 comments

  6. Why Jim Riggleman Isn't Completely Off the Hook for Stephen Strasburg in My Book

    Maybe the DCCC is invading my subconscious, but I suddenly find myself recalling dark episodes from the Bush administration. Like Donald Rumsfeld: "There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know...

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  7. Jim Callis Updates his Nationals Top Ten

    Jim Callis over at Baseball America offered his updated Nationals Top Ten prospects in a chat today.Click over and check out the full list and comments, but a few observations. Three of the top five prospects are 2010 draftees...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about almost 4 years ago 38 reads 0 comments

  8. Nyjer Morgan Needs To Go

    That guy is just out of control. First the cheap shot on Bryan Anderson, then he throws a ball at a fan, then he takes out another catcher, tells another fan to "shut up fat b****," ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about almost 4 years ago 815 reads 6 comments

  9. Dibble's Toast

    If I'm not mistaken, Mark Zuckerman had it first. I did the honors on Wikipedia. Dibble's tenure with MASN overMIAMI — Rob Dibble will no longer be broadcasting Nationals games on MASN, a club spokesman said this afternoon...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about almost 4 years ago 62 reads 0 comments

  10. Nationals Farm Authority Blog Gone: First Stephen Strasburg, Now Brian?

    Nationals Farm Authority is moving on to greener pastures. I can certainly understand the struggle to maintain a blog presence in the middle of a major professional or life change...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about almost 4 years ago 118 reads 0 comments

  11. Dibble Still In the Penalty Box

    Bill Ladson just tweeted that Rob Dibble will not be in the booth for the Nationals today or Sunday. Two things to take from this: Dibble is clearly in danger of losing his job...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about almost 4 years ago 1,980 reads 6 comments

  12. Turn Off MASN (or at Least Hit Mute)

    With apologies to the many great people who work at MASN, it's time for all Nationals fans to pledge to go 100 percent Charlie and Dave until MASN gets rid of Rob Dibble and his insufferable act...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about almost 4 years ago 204 reads 0 comments

  13. Stephen Strasburg: Enough Mourning Nationals Fans, Now Back To Rebuilding

    Almost exactly a year ago, Nationals fans got the worst possible news: Tommy John surgery for Jordan Zimmermann, then emerging as one of the top 25-30 pitchers in baseball. Today, it's deja vu all over again...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about almost 4 years ago 129 reads 0 comments

  14. You Chicken &%#@!: Rob Dibble Hides in the Face of Criticism

    Remember the last time a loud-mouth, no-talent jackass from Cincinnati decided to make scarce from this franchise? When Dibble "resigns" do you think he'll blame the media? Either way, ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about almost 4 years ago 249 reads 2 comments

  15. What Brings Washington Nationals Fans Together?

    When you're a fan of a team that never wins and has no real chance of winning, it's hard to get really excited. There's no real point in hoping for a winner, so there are other things you have to get riled up about...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about almost 4 years ago 105 reads 1 comments

  16. Thomas Boswell, Meet Context. Context, Meet Thomas Boswell

    For chrissake, a home run in 1968 is not the same as a home run in 2003. A home run in the Great American Small Park in 2003 is absolutely not the same thing as a home run in Candlestick Park in 1968 or Yankee Stadium in 1960...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about 4 years ago 24 reads 0 comments

  17. MLB: Washington Nationals Break Their Own Record for Draft Bonuses

    We won't have bonus information for all 50 rounds for a while, but we do know that the Nationals spent enough yesterday to break their own record for the most money ever spent on bonuses in a single draft...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about 4 years ago 121 reads 0 comments

  18. A.J. Cole: Nationals Sign High School Pitcher Against the Odds

    The Nationals just signed fourth round pick A.J. Cole, who was not only the least likely top ten pick in their own draft to sign, but one of the least likely picks to sign in the whole 2010 draft...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about 4 years ago 1,342 reads 0 comments

  19. Adam Dunn Placed On Waivers By Washington Nationals

    Buster Olney tweets that Adam Dunn has been placed on revocable waivers. He also says that Dunn won't clear waivers because numerous NL teams plan to put claims on him, and if any team does claim him, the Nationals can pull him back...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about 4 years ago 346 reads 0 comments

  20. Take Yes for an Answer, Rizzo

    Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the White Sox have offered the Nationals anyone in their minor league system for Adam Dunn and that Rizzo is holding out for Gordon Beckham or Carlos Quentin...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about 4 years ago 331 reads 1 comments

  21. Bring Chad Cordero Back to the Washington Nationals!

    One-time Nationals All-Star closer Chad Cordero has refused a minor league assignment with the Seattle Mariners and opted for free agency...

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  22. MLB Trade Deadline: What to Do with Adam Dunn

    Give Adam Dunn credit—he's done everything possible over the past year and a half to increase his marketability as a trade chip. He's a truly marketable player who could help the Nationals and a lot of other teams too...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about 4 years ago 683 reads 3 comments

  23. How Dmitri Young Is Spending the Lerners' $10 Million

    I guess now we know why he couldn't stop eating. Rim-shot! From the Bloomington Pantagraph : Ex-Cardinal Dmitri Young jailed in Bloomington BLOOMINGTON -- Former major league ...

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  24. All-Star Idiocy

    The selection of mediocre ninth-inning reliever Matt Capps to the All-Star Game neatly sums up all the major reasons I get annoyed with the whole thing. First, I really try not to care that much...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about 4 years ago 28 reads 0 comments

  25. Time for Ian Desmond to Go Down

    Going into the season, Ian Desmond was a source of hope for the Nationals. A team that has developed exactly one starting-caliber position player in the last five years had a true talent on their hands, perhaps ready to break through...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Steven Biel about 4 years ago 145 reads 1 comments