Just when it looked like that perhaps we’d hear nothing more about the contentious negotations between MLB and MiLB over the former’s contraction plan, two articles surfaced last night. Like last call at small-town bar on a Tuesday night, it ain’t pretty. Josh Norris of Baseball America has the story on MiLB’s response to MLB’s …
Sterling Sharp the first Nats player taken in the MLB phase since 2013
|NEWLY AVAILABLE||PASSED ON
|SELECTED FROM NATS
MLB PHASE, 2010-2018
|Upshaw||Wiseman||B. Meyers||B. Meyers|
Draft picks only listed; IFAs who who debuted 2015 or earlier are also eligible.
I think the point here should be obvious: The odds are no one will get selected (Nieto was selected in 2013) and if he is selected, he will probably be returned.
The Nats have placed their bets on Stephen Strasburg for the next seven years (that deafening silence is the sound of Thomas Boswell admitting he was wrong about The Shutdown). Is his replacement in this list? Probably not, which may be why we had such light turnout with the vote; just eight ballots including mine: …
Folks are itching to get to this one, so let’s get this party started. Like the bats, you can send your Top 10 list to enfieldmass-top10arms[at]yahoo[dot]com (link will open your preferred email client) or post them in the comments. Once we have enough votes, I’ll weight ’em in reverse order (#1 = 10 points, #2 …
As it was a year ago, there was a clear consensus on the top three bats. Even the WaPo beat writers could name them. After that, it was like telling apart Hollywood’s leading men named Chris. Including the honorable mentions, a total of 27 players were named on the ten ballots. After the dust settled, …
Who will be next year’s “I informed you thusly” in the comments? At the risk of jeopardizing folks’ Cyber Monday plans, I present the annual exercise of determining who will the Nats trade away the ten most viable position players in the Washington farm system. This is the dealio… Send me your Top 10 list …
No trip to the Crystal Coast this year for Turkey Day, which is making me feel like Boomer. But overall, and in the big picture, things are doing okay. It’ll be five years at my current job next month. Twenty-six years since I met my wife in January. My oldest son just turned 20, my …
Now, which of your favorite 2019 draft picks did I miss? Because if I’m brutally honest, I could drop any or all of the “notables” and put them there. You could also persuade me on two or three of the southpaws, who, like many blondes-from-a-bottle, wouldn’t get second a look if they were righthanded (FWIW, …
It’s been six years since Thanksgiving was on the 28th (the latest it can be), but I’m not waiting until after it passes to get started on our offseason routine. This is the tenth edition since we unveiled the first one in November 2010. I cringe at the some of the early watchlists, because it’s …