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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Looking Ahead to the 2021-22 Offseason – Could the Nats be Competitive Next Year?
To put it frankly, the Nationals’ 2021 season was a failure. They came into the year as worthy contenders for the NL East division crown–while I had them finishing in third place in my season preview behind Atlanta and the… Read More ›