The dust is yet to settle after yesterday’s fiasco involving Washington Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman and team GM Mike Rizzo, but if the Twittersphere is any gauge, many remain bewildered by the sudden turn of events in the nation’s capital.  Few understand why Riggleman had chosen such a boisterous occasion – the Nationals were minutes […]

This is part of a series of posts wherein we maul teams for their malodorous offseason miscues, and deify them for their deftly discerning deals. Simply put, the Nationals under GM Mike Rizzo had an outstanding offseason. Last summer I wrote that with the Phillies starting to age, the Mets in disarray, and some big […]

Okay, so at a time when most people are debating whether or not the Washington Nationals can even break .500 next season, this is going to sound more than a little crazy, but I think the Nats have an outside chance at contending next season. I’m not saying it’s going to happen, but I am […]

So the news broke today that the Washington Nationals have just signed lefty relief ace Joe Beimel, which begs the question, why in the heck did the Washington Nationals just sign lefty relief ace Joe Beimel??? The contract is for one year, $2 million, and with the Nationals having no chance in hell of contending […]

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