Tag Archive: Rafael Soriano

Sep 22

One blogger’s votes for the Nats’ 2014 awards

Each year, the D.C. chapter of the Internet Baseball Writers Association polls members of the Nats blogosphere to determine its Player Achievement Awards. The voting is organized by District Sports Page Editor and fellow MASN guest blogger Dave Nichols. This year’s winners will be announced on Monday, Sept. 29 on the DC-IBWAA website. This blogger …

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Mar 30

Nationals 2014 Preview: Pitching

Monday’s 2014 season opener against the New York Mets will be another milestone for Stephen Strasburg. With his third consecutive opening day start, he will match Livan Hernandez for the most in modern Washington Nationals history, and move into a tie with Hernandez and Jeff Fassero for the third-longest opening day start streak in the …

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Feb 14

2014 Predictions – Pitching

Pitchers and catchers report. Here is how some of the ratings services view the Nationals. The top five National starters last year pitched 833 innings or 57.6% of the total pitched. Another way to look at the 2013 pitching staff is their WAR rating. The big four had a total of 9.8, although it was …

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Oct 26

Adding Williams as manager, keeping Knorr as coach could give Nats everything they want

The Nationals’ search for a new manager is apparently over with the reported selection of Arizona Diamondbacks’ coach Matt Williams to lead the team. Williams, 47, current Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr and San Diego office assistant Brad Ausmus were on the team’s list of finalists as they seemed to be joining the trend of …

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Mar 31

Winning the New Tradition in D.C.

The 2013 Washington Nationals are going into the season with high expectations. How high? The Nats’ skipper Davey Johnson said World Series or Bust. If Davey is right in October Washington baseball fans will get to attend a World Series game in the nation’s capital for the first time since 1933. Not to dampen this …

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Jan 15

Nats have more options with Soriano signing

The pain of  the Nationals’ bullpen collapse against the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series must still be fresh in general manager Mike Rizzo’s mind. How else to explain his move to burnish a bullpen that is already stocked with right-handers with the signing of a former All-Star right-hander who has been …

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