By KELLY EVANS
When the Washington Nationals announced the release of former manager Dusty Baker in Oct. 2017, many fans were left sad, confused, and even a few happy. Within his two year contract with the Nationals, Baker lead the team to two NL East titles with 97 wins in the 2017 season. However, that was not enough for a city who’s seen that title many times before with no following of a World Series win or even a play-offs win.
By LUKE ENGBERT
“And strike three! You’re out!” As the Nationals continue their playoff run this 2017 season, we can only hope that we don’t hear that phrase too often. At least not in reference to the Nats. Unfortunately for Washington fans, the teams from the area do not have a stellar track record when it comes to playoff success.
By SKYLA HENDRICKS
The Washington Nationals are hoping to make a deep playoff run this year. To help them achieve this goal, the line-up of the team is found to be one of the best in the league and one of the better rosters the team has ever had. The Nationals are led by strong hitters making the offense a force to be reckoned with.
By DUSTIN THOMAS
It is the beginning of April and warm weather is upon us. Get your sunflower seeds, cracker jacks and peanuts and get ready because baseball is finally here. Things kicked off on Sundaywith a 1:05 p.m. first …
By PETE TEAGLE
The Major League Baseball playoffs are already underway as Wild Card teams look to punch their ticket to October baseball. The Blue Jays beat the Orioles in dramatic fashion, with a walk- off home run in the 11th inning propelling them to a matchup with the Texas Rangers. The Mets also face the Giants on Thursday night in a matchup of some of the National League’s best pitching. Before the playoffs get into full swing, let’s take a look at each of the contenders’ biggest strengths and weaknesses, as well as a couple compelling story lines.
By C.J. CUMMINGS
With many different players and coaches to choose for the Nationals’ manager job, the organization went in the direction of Dusty Baker. Although Cal Ripken Jr., Jim Leyland, Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Dave Martinez and more were all possible candidates for the managerial position. Leyland, Russa and Cox all at least 70 years old but all have the experience for the position.
By SEAN KINSLOW
“A lock for the National League East Division,” “A World Series favorite,” “One of the best teams in all of baseball,” these are phrases that experts and fans alike used to describe the Washington Nationals before the season began.
By STEPHEN RECHTER
It was a tough opening day for the Nationals. They lost 3-1 to the Mets as they embarked on what many believe to be a promising 2015 season.
By STEPHEN RECHTER
Is Bryce Harper, the rock star-like icon of the Washington Nationals’ fan base, an overrated player? Could he be the most overrated in all of baseball?