The 2022 Washington Nationals – What Happened?
The 2022 Washington Nationals season is over. Er, the 2022 Washington Nationals have been put out of their misery. For years and years and years, the Nationals teams of the late 2000s were complete jokes. A jersey misprint caused the… Read More ›
Nationals 2022 Pitching Preview
Welcome to the first of two MattsBats.com Nationals season previews! Today, I will focus on the Nats’ pitchers. To put it mildly, the staff faced a major setback in 2021. After pitching from Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Patrick Corbin, and… Read More ›
How To Watch Live Baseball During The Prolonged Lockout
Well, this isn’t fun. Even after two months of a lockout, a full week of intense negotiations between MLB owners and players, and endless anticipation from players and fans, there is not an agreement on a new MLB collective bargaining… Read More ›
Cuban Phenomenon Cristian Vaquero – Soon to be a Nat!
On Saturday, January 15th, the Nationals will almost certainly make official what has been rumored for months: when the international signing period opens, 17-year old Cuban outfielder Cristian Vaquero will be a Washington National. Vaquero is a special baseball talent…. Read More ›
Andy Young – The Nats’ Next Lane Thomas?
After the Nationals sent Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to the Dodgers at the Trade Deadline, the baseball world thought the Nats were done making moves for a while. After all, nearly every expiring contract on the roster had been… Read More ›
Analyzing the Nationals’ Recent Roster Moves
The Nationals made a flurry of roster moves this week. Most notably, the team inked former White Sox infielder Cesar Hernandez to a 1-year, $4 million contract. The Nationals also claimed infielder Lucius Fox off waivers, signed minor league free… Read More ›
Checking In On The Nationals’ Arizona Fall League Prospects
The 2021 Arizona Fall League season has ended, with the Mesa Solar Sox winning the 2021 AFL championship. The Solar Sox defeated the Surprise Saguaros, a team featuring eight promising Nationals prospects: pitchers Jackson Rutledge, Cole Henry, Evan Lee, and… Read More ›
Yankees’ Joe Torre, Twins’ Griffin Jax to be Honored With Bob Feller Act of Valor Award
Former Yankees manager Joe Torre and Minnesota Twins pitcher Griffin Jax are the recipients of the 2021 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. You can watch the virtual ceremony for free, on Thursday, November 18, at 7:30 pm. The event… Read More ›
Five Questions the Nationals Must Answer This Offseason
The 2021 Major League Baseball season is now over, with the Atlanta Braves winning their first World Series title in over 20 years. The focus of the baseball world turns to the impending offseason, one which will be filled with… Read More ›
Matt’s Bats 2021 Postseason Predictions
October baseball IS HERE. To state the obvious, it was not a fun year to be a Nats fan. The team got off to a slow start, heated up at the beginning of the summer, and after hitting a cold… Read More ›