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Aaron Judge is Going to Cash in

Before the season, the Yankees offered Aaron Judge a 7-year/$213.5 million deal, which paired with his arbitration salary this season, would’ve guaranteed him 8-years and $230 million. Judge bet on himself. I thought he was dumb for turning it down. After all, from 2018-2020 Judge had only played in 242 of the Yankees 384 regular […]

HSHH Power Rankings: Sept 20th

Welcome to the September 20th edition of the Half Street High Heat Power Rankings. Every Tuesday from now until the end of the season, HSHH contributors will submit their individual Top 15 MLB Power Rankings to be averaged out for an official HSHH Power Ranking. Below in parenthesis next to each HSHH contributor’s name you […]

Hold or Sell?

As we approach the end of the season, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the roster and see who’s worth holding onto into next season and who might be worth moving on from. It’s been a rough season, but as you look down the current 40-man roster, there are some […]

HSHH Power Rankings: Sept 13th

Welcome to the September 13th edition of the Half Street High Heat Power Rankings. Every Tuesday from now until the end of the season, HSHH contributors will submit their individual Top 15 MLB Power Rankings to be averaged out for an official HSHH Power Ranking. Below in parenthesis next to each HSHH contributor’s name you […]

MLB Weekday Preview: Two Game Sets and Massive Jays/Rays Series

Aside from Monday Night Football, the week belongs to on and there’s another action-packed slate of Major League Baseball games on tap. After a stretch of good baseball over the past few weeks, the Nationals were swept by Philly over the weekend to end their road trip. This week they return home for the Battle […]

MLB Weekend Preview

Both college football and the NFL are back but baseball is still going on and there’s another action-packed weekend of Major League Baseball on tap. The Nationals are playing good baseball and haven’t lost any of their last three series. This weekend they head to Philly while I’ve highlighted four, yes four, other massive series […]

Adley Rutschman is the Second Coming of Buster Posey

On May 29th, 2010, the San Francisco Giants called up top prospect and catching phenom Buster Posey for a permanent spot on the roster (he’d been called up the previous September for some meaningless AB’s). The Giants were 25-22 and third in the NL West. Bengie Molina, a pretty good defensive catcher, was struggling to […]

No, CJ Abrams Should Not Focus on Trying to Hit Ground Balls

Dave Martinez made headlines throughout Nats twitter (and all of baseball twitter for that matter) with his postgame conference on Monday evening. When asked about CJ Abrams’ breakout game, his first 4 hit game of his career, Martinez said “Talked to him about just hitting hard ground balls.” You can watch the full 27 second […]

HSHH Power Rankings: Sept 6

Welcome to the September 6th edition of the Half Street High Heat Power Rankings. Every Tuesday from now until the end of the season, HSHH contributors will submit their individual Top 15 MLB Power Rankings to be averaged out for an official HSHH Power Ranking. Below in parenthesis next to each HSHH contributor’s name you […]

MLB Weekday Preview: Birds Battle & AL Central Intrigue

It’s time for another action-packed week of Major League Baseball! The Nationals head to St. Louis following a big series win over the Mets this past weekend, while I’ve highlighted three other massive series with playoff implications to monitor this week. Three teams in the AL Central are within 2 games of each other for […]

MLB Weekend Preview: Small Markets Chase Playoffs

It’s time for another action-packed weekend of Major League Baseball! The Nationals host the NL East leading Mets while I’ve highlighted three other massive series with playoff implications to monitor this week. Small baseball markets such as Seattle, Cleveland, Tampa, and San Diego are all featured as they chase playoff spots. What games are you […]

Hating Someone for Being Good at their Job is Weird

There’s an overwhelming dislike for Scott Boras among fans around the league, but especially among Nats fans. Let’s call it what it is…it’s weird. Boras is far and away the best agent in the league. He represents many of the best players in the league. Among those players are former Nationals, Bryce Harper and Juan […]

HSHH Power Rankings: Aug 30th

Welcome to the August 30th edition of the Half Street High Heat Power Rankings. Every Tuesday from now until the end of the season, HSHH contributors will submit their individual Top 15 MLB Power Rankings to be averaged out for an official HSHH Power Ranking. Below in parenthesis next to each HSHH contributor’s name you […]

MLB Weekday Preview: MLB’s 2 Best & 2 Worst Face Off

It’s time for another action-packed week of Major League Baseball! The Nationals host the A’s in a match-up of the league’s two worst teams while I’ve highlighted three other massive series with playoff implications to monitor this week. What games are you going to watch? Current Playoff Picture This year will be the first year […]

MLB Weekend Preview: The End of August

It’s time for another action-packed weekend of Major League Baseball! Cade Cavalli is set to make his MLB debut on Friday night for the Nationals, while I’ve highlighted three other massive series to monitor this weekend. What games are you going to watch this weekend? Current Playoff Picture This year will be the first year […]

An Argument Against Ted Leonsis Buying the Nationals

After the events of the Juan Soto trade, the most prominent thing surrounding the Nationals is their potential sale this coming offseason.  A number of suitors have appeared as potential buyers of the team, most remarkably Michael Kim, a private equities investor based out of Seoul who resides in the DMV, and Stanley Middleman, a […]

Nats’ Rule 5 Decisions

The Washington Nationals are the worst team in baseball. They’re likely going to have the first pick in the Rule 5 draft this offseason. They’re also going to have a bunch of tough decisions on who to protect and who not to protect ahead of this year’s Rule 5 draft. I mostly want to touch […]

HSHH Power Rankings: August 23rd

Welcome to the August 23rd edition of the Half Street High Heat Power Rankings. Every Tuesday from now until the end of the season, HSHH contributors will submit their individual Top 15 MLB Power Rankings to be averaged out for an official HSHH Power Ranking. Below in parenthesis next to each HSHH contributor’s name you […]

MLB Weekday Preview: Interleague & Short Series Abound

What a weekend of baseball! We’re now into late August and for most teams there’s 50 games or left in the schedule to make a run at the postseason. This week, we have a lot of short 2-game series and interleague play headlined by the Subway Series between the Mets and Yankees in New York. […]

MLB Weekend Preview: Astros/Braves and AL Central Intrigue

The AL Central and both Wild Card races are getting tighter. It’s August 19th, and 18 of 30 teams are still in the playoff races. A massive series in the AL Central between the White Sox and the Guardians headlines our weekend, with the Twins hoping to beat up on the Rangers and overtake the […]

Why The Mets, Not The Dodgers, Should Be The Favorite For The NL Pennant

The Dodgers are far and away the best team in Major League Baseball this season. They will likely coast to 105+ win season. But, as we all know, that doesn’t automatically guarantee success in the postseason. With Walker Buehler undergoing season-ending surgery and Clayton Kershaw’s health in doubt (he’s gone home to Texas for a […]

Nats Drafts Under Mike Rizzo

A lot has been made lately of Mike Rizzo’s drafting ability and the Nats player development (or lack thereof). I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the top 3 picks in each of Rizzo’s drafts dating back to 2009, when he took over as GM of the team. The verdict is […]

HSHH Power Rankings: August 16th

Welcome to the August 16th edition of the Half Street High Heat Power Rankings. Every Tuesday from now until the end of the season, HSHH contributors will submit their individual Top 15 MLB Power Rankings to be averaged out for an official HSHH Power Ranking. Below in parenthesis next to each HSHH contributor’s name you […]

MLB Weekday Preview: AL East Matchups & A Cy Young H2H Battle

Well the Aces Wild weekend is in the books and there’s not much shuffling to be done in the playoff races quite yet. But this week we’ve got 5 head-to-head matchups going between teams in the playoff hunt. The Nationals have a somewhat evenly-matched opponent in the Cubs for three games, so they might really […]

MLB Weekend Preview: Aces Wild?

We are now in the middle of August and some playoff races are getting closer while others are getting broken wide open. There are currently 3 teams on winning streaks over 5 games (Guardians-5, Mets-6, Dodgers-10) and the Phillies just had their 7 game winning streak snapped on Thursday. Now unfortunately, both Cy Young frontrunners […]

Why Everyone Should Root for the Baltimore Orioles

Hey guys! CK here once again. With the Nationals on pace for their worst season in 13 years, there isn’t much to watch unless you’re a fan of watching young guys struggle and aging veterans flail around hopelessly. So…what else is going on in the baseball world? The Yankees are on a skid, as Monty […]

The Nationals and the Shift

The defensive shift in baseball may have its days numbered, but there’s been no news on when or how the defensive shift rule changes will be coming. While those changes may help offense, I’m against banning the shift. Players should learn to hit it the other way if they want to beat it. In 2022, […]

The Evil Empire is Slumping

What’s wrong with the New York Yankees? Since the All Star Break they are 7-13. They’ve lost 5 of their 7 series since then and have been swept by the Astros, Mets, and Cardinals in that time frame. Yes, they’re still 10 games up on the Blue Jays and have a 99%+ playoff chance, but […]

How Camden Yards is Helping the Orioles Remain in Contention

The Baltimore Orioles are a surprising 58-52 and just a half game out of the AL Wild Card spots. They are on the verge of sweeping their division rivals in the Toronto Blue Jays just over a week after trading veteran slugger Trey Mancini and All Star closer Jorge Lopez. Since the debut of top […]

Believe It or Not, But There’s Still Reason to Watch These Nats

This current Nationals team might be the worst team in franchise history, and that’s saying something considering the 2008 and 2009 teams each only won 59 games and were the worst teams in baseball. The Oakland A’s are 4.5 games ahead of the last place Nationals, who look like a lock to be the worst […]

HSHH Power Rankings: Aug 9th

Welcome to the first edition of the Half Street High Heat Power Rankings. Every Tuesday from now until the end of the season, HSHH contributors will submit their individual Top 15 MLB Power Rankings to be averaged out for an official HSHH Power Ranking. Below in parenthesis next to each HSHH contributor’s name you can […]

Where Do the Nats Go From Here?

After trading Juan Soto away, the Nationals are going to stumble into the offseason with no clear path and no star to build around. Sure, they’re rebuilding, we know that much. But with the new CBA in place, the Nationals are unable to receive a top-6 pick in consecutive years. So what’s the incentive to […]

MLB Weekday Preview: The Evil Empire Heads to Pacific Northwest & Battle of the Birds

Another exciting week of baseball is in the books as we make our way through August and towards the playoffs. There are a lot of intriguing storylines to keep track of, including both Wild Card races and the race for the AL Central. There’s also the award races to consider, with both Cy Young frontrunners […]

How to Fix Josiah Gray

When Josiah Gray was traded to the Nationals in the Max Scherzer deal, a lot of hype was surrounding him. He was a top prospect in the Dodgers’ farm system and highly ranked on MLB Pipeline. So far through his career there have been a lot of growing pains. Growing pains with young pitchers is […]

MLB Weekend Preview: Dog Days of August

The trade deadline has come and gone. It wasn’t quite as explosive as we’d have liked, but the big blockbuster was superstar Juan Soto and Josh Bell being trades to the San Diego Padres for a massive prospect haul. There were a few other moves across the league that included players such as Frankie Montas, […]

Gut Check: The Juan Soto Trade

On Tuesday, at the trade deadline, the Washington Nationals made a franchise changing decision. Juan Soto, once considered the cornerstone of the team’s future, is gone. Traded to San Diego along with first baseman Josh Bell, the Nationals decided to pull the plug on Soto after he rejected multiple contract offers from the team. In […]

How The Nationals Can Fix Their Player Development

We are in a new era of the Washington Nationals, thanks to the team trading Juan Soto to the Padres for Mackenzie Gore, Robert Hassell III, CJ Abrams, James Wood, Jarlin Susana and Luke Voit. This new era is entirely hanging onto the Nats’ ability to develop not only these prospects but the plethora of […]

Although Shorter than We Wanted, Juan Soto Forever Leaves A Lasting Legacy in DC

It happened. A day many of us hoped we would never have to see. Juan Soto is not on the Nationals anymore. And there’s just so much to take in, so much to reflect on with that simple sentence. Everyone knows what a special talent this guy is. A generational player in every sense of […]

Perspective: The Juan Soto/Nationals breakup hurt, but now it’s time to heal.

Breakups hurt. Any Washington Nationals fan reading this would know. Less than three years after leading the Nats to the first World Series title in franchise history, 23-year-old superstar Juan Soto no longer wears the curly W. After declining the Nationals 15-year, $440M extension at the beginning of July, Washington became resigned to the fact […]

Grading the Nats’ Final Haul

The Nats went into the trade deadline with a ton of ammunition. Although many of their free agent signings didn’t turn out as planned (Nelson Cruz, Caesar Hernandez), they still went into the deadline expecting to bring in a bunch of new faces. Let’s take a quick look at the whopping two deals that Mike […]

MLB Weekday Preview: Trade Deadline Week

Tomorrow is the trade deadline and with rumors and speculation flying around, especially on Nats Twitter, it could be a week to watch some different baseball match-ups. Especially if Juan Soto is gone come Tuesday. As the calendar turns to August 1st, we are officially in the dog days of summer and this is really […]

Half Street High Heat All Star Game and Home Run Derby Predictions

It’s the best day of the baseball season every year – the Home Run Derby! Some of the Half Street High Heat Team provide their predictions on who wins the Derby and the All Star Game. Check it out! Home Run Derby Winner and Runner-Up Nick: Schwarber over Alonso CK: Soto over Rodriguez Danny: Alonso […]

HSHH Draft Prediction

The Nats hold the 5th pick in this year’s MLB draft. Below is a quick synopsis on who some of us at HSHH think the Nats will select in the first round: Monty: If I was Rizzo, I’d want Brooks Lee or Termarr Johnson here, because they have the two best hit tools in the […]

Who Could the Nationals Draft at #5?

We are just a few days away from the 2022 MLB Draft and we are officially in mock draft overload. Various publications have the Nationals taking Georgia Tech catcher Kevin Parada, some have us taking prep outfielder Elijah Green, while Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has the Nats taking Cal Poly shortstop Brooks Lee. There’s a […]

A Pre-Draft Look at The State of the Nats Farm

In the midst of a rebuild, the state of the Nats farm system is something everyone is keeping an eye on. With mid-season prospect lists coming out and the draft coming soon, I thought it might be a good time to revisit where the farm system stands. Quick spoiler: it’s not pretty. As things stand […]

Measuring How Likely Every Nationals Player on the Active Roster is to be Traded

The 2022 Nationals, as you may know, are extremely bad at baseball. They are a virtual lock to be sellers at this year’s trade deadline, and rightfully so. During last year’s trade deadline, the Nationals were among the most active teams and sold off a ton of expiring contracts as well as Trea Turner to […]

Josh Bell Destinations and Possible Returns

As we get deeper into July, the Nationals’ inevitable firesale will continue to get closer and closer. We’ve talked about some of the guys who could be on the move, but the one who will definitely be moved and who will likely bring back the biggest return is Josh Bell. Bell figures to be one […]

Throwback Thursday: 2011 MLB Draft

In July, the Nationals will have the #5 overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft. The Nats haven’t had this high of a draft pick in over a decade. In 2011, the Washington Nationals had the #6 overall pick after drafting Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper #1 overall in 2009 and 2010 respectively. And in […]

Why Josh Bell Absolutely Deserves To Be a 2022 National League All-Star

On a team that is 20 games out of first place in June, it can be hard to find bright spots. Unfortunately, the 2022 Washington Nationals fall into this category. The Nationals haven’t had many things go their way this season, but they, like every other team in baseball, will have at least one player […]

Most Overrated and Most Underrated Prospects in the Nats Farm System

The Nats Major League roster isn’t giving us a whole lot of hope recently, so I figured it might be a good idea to check on the next wave of players who might make their way to DC. Obviously all eyes are on Cade Cavalli, who should make his major league debut later this year, […]

2022 College World Series Preview

And then there were eight. It’s the most wonderful time of the year in College Baseball, as the last eight schools standing are making their way to Omaha, Nebraska to compete for a National Championship. And with clear #1 Tennessee now out of the picture, it’s anybody’s race. If you’re looking for big name draft […]

Keibert Ruiz’s Lack of At Bats is Ridiculous

Keibert Ruiz: you know him, you love him. The Nats stud 23-year-old catcher has been one of very few bright spots in arguably the most abysmal season in Washington Nationals history thus far. Acquired as the headlining prospect in the Max Scherzer and Trea Turner deal, Ruiz immediately became Washington’s top prospect and has done […]

What the Nats Roster Might Look Like on August 3rd

Mike Rizzo made it pretty clear during his last interview with The Junkies that the Nationals will likely trade most of their players who are on expiring contracts. That list would include Josh Bell, Nelson Cruz, Cesar Hernandez, Ehire Adrianza, Maikel Franco, Dee Strange-Gordon, Steve Cishek, Carl Edwards Jr., Erasmo Ramirez and Sean Doolittle (if […]

2022 NCAA Baseball Tournament Preview

It’s a special day for baseball fans today! The 2022 NCAA baseball tournament kicks off today, and by the time you’re reading this, it’s probably already started, with the first game of the tournament between Miami (FL) and Canisius College (Buffalo, NY) having started at 10 AM.    With a 64-team field full of talented […]

A Look Ahead at Wednesday’s Potential Starter

After Saturday afternoon’s game, the Nationals designated Aaron Sanchez for assignment, leaving an open spot in their rotation. The only surprise in this move was that Austin Voth somehow outlasted Sanchez. Both have been bad, but Voth has arguably been worse. Either way though, neither were safely entrenched on the roster, especially with Stephen Strasburg […]

Half Street High Heat Mailbag

We’re back with our first edition of the 2022 Mailbag series. Today we tackle your questions as the Nationals enter the final few days of May. If you want your question to be answered in next week’s mailbag, make sure to @ us on Twitter @HalfStHighHeat   “Should Davey and Rizzo be on the hot […]

The Strange Case of Erick Fedde

The Nationals pulled out a gutsy victory last night, salvaging the last game of a three game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night by a score of 1-0, pulling the team up to a record of 15-30. The game’s lone run came courtesy of a bases loaded single by Cesar Hernandez in […]

What Could Juan Soto Bring Back in a Trade

It’s not going to happen at the trade deadline. It probably won’t happen over the offseason. But, at some point, the Nationals (and possibly a new ownership group) are very likely going to face one of the toughest questions in the franchise’s history. Juan Soto is controllable for two more seasons after this year and […]

The Nationals Stink, BAD. But This is What You Should Have Expected

There’s no denying it whether you’re an optimist, pessimist, or anything in between: the Washington Nationals are a bad baseball team. But they’re not just a bad baseball team, they are one of the worst, if not THE worst in the sport. As of today, they are 12-26, tied with the Cincinnati Reds for the […]

Would Somebody Bite on Patrick Corbin?

This might not be the best timing coming off of an outing where Patrick Corbin gave up 5 ER over 6 innings yesterday, but we’re going to do this anyways. It’s been widely assumed that the Nationals would be stuck with Corbin and the nearly $60 million left on his contract through the 2024 season. […]

Game Recap – 5/12 vs. Mets

The Nats took the field yesterday afternoon in the last leg of a 3-game tilt against the Mets in an attempt to win the series after winning Wednesday night’s game 8-3, and losing Tuesday’s game 4-2.  Washington struggled to get going yesterday, losing by a score of 4-1. Aside from a ninth inning solo homer […]

The Nationals Continue To Beat Themselves, Finding New Ways To Lose Games

Good teams find ways to win games, bad teams find ways to lose them. Right now the Washington Nationals are a bad team, and they are actively finding new ways to lose games every week.   Last night’s game against the New York Mets was a perfect example. The Nationals actually got a decent performance […]

Checking-in on Nats Trade Chips

Before the season even started, most Nationals fans were pretty confident in the direction that the season was headed. A 10-20 start has only confirmed those feelings. It’s abundantly clear that this team will be selling at the trade deadline, so it’s fitting that we should take a periodic look at how each of the […]

Sean Doolittle to the 60-Day IL: Where Do We Go from Here?

On May 4, fan favorite lefty Sean Doolittle was moved from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Cory Abbott, a right-handed pitcher off waivers from the Giants. Doolittle originally went on the 10-day IL on April 20 with a left elbow sprain, […]

The Nats Are One Weird Baseball Team

Hey guys! Hope your week is going well. There’s a pretty good chance I’ll be taking a final while y’all are reading this, so uh, I don’t think mine is. The Nationals lost 5-2 to the Rockies last night, despite a decent performance from Patrick Corbin on the mound: 8 IP, 9 H, 5 R, […]

Victor Robles: Breakout or Aha Moment?

We’ve all been waiting on a Victor Robles breakout (or even a resurgence back to 2019 form) for a couple of seasons now. After starting the season 0 for 18, Davey Martinez gave him a couple of games off to work on his swing with Darnell Coles. Since then, he’s 15 for his last 40 […]

All Players Slump, Even Juan Soto

As of recently, Juan Soto has been slumping. In the final two games of the Giants series where the Nationals were swept, he went 0-8 and did not walk a single time in that span. He also went hitless in 3 straight games between the final game of the Pirates series and the first two […]

What’s Going On With Nelson Cruz?

The Nationals signed Nelson Cruz over the offseason to help anchor the middle of their lineup. But just three weeks into the season, Cruz has struggled overall. He’s hitting .169/.260/.262 overall through 17 games, but he’s typically a hot starter. He owns an .894 career OPS in April and over the past three years he’s […]

Nationals Weekend Preview: Giants at Nationals

The 2022 season, and the Nationals’ place in it, is starting to crystallize now, over two weeks into the season. There have been some surprises for sure—the Mets, so far, are not Mets-ing, the Angels may finally be good this year, and the Rockies led the NL West for one glorious moment. But for the […]

HSHH Fantasy Hour: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

Hey, heaters, CK here!  For those of you who have subscribed to our Patreon page and have been listening to the first few episodes of our excellent Half Street Fantasy Hour podcast, I do sincerely apologize for the lack of an episode this week; allergies and a vicious cold have left me with a case […]

Josiah Gray Showing Signs of Development in Young 2022 Season

When you look at the stat sheet for Josiah Gray’s rookie season in 2021, the numbers certainly aren’t pretty. Between 14 starts with the Nats and Dodgers, he had a 5.48 ERA, 6.00 FIP, and gave up 19 HR in just 70.2 innings. While Gray did have some good starts in 2021, including a 10-strikeout […]

How A Potential Sale Impacts Soto Extension & Free Agent Spending

News broke last week that the Lerner family is exploring the possibility of either selling the team or adding new investors to the current ownership group. First things first — it’s important to understand how we got here. The Lerner family made their riches through commercial real estate. Shortly after the Nats won the World […]

MLB Weekend Preview: One Week in the Books

We are now over a week into the 2022 MLB season . Throughout the season, I’ll be doing both weekday and weekend series previews to help people figure out what they want to watch around the league. With the Nationals likely to struggle, this is the place to find what other games to watch and […]

Jackie Robinson Day 2022: Robinson’s Activism, the Lack of Black Managers, and Recommendations to Learn More

It’s been 75 years, but the details have been told and re-told so often since that they are fresh. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color line in baseball and played first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, enduring racist abuse and fighting through bias to forever change the game and […]

Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: A Week in Review

Although we’re only a week into the season, it’s always fun to take a look at who’s hot and who’s not. It’s going to be a rough season for the Nats, but it’s important to keep track of how these guys are progressing, especially the younger guys. As for some of the veterans, this might […]

What Happened to Patrick Corbin?

The 180 that Patrick Corbin has gone through as a pitcher can only be described in one word: ugly. He’s gone from three shutout innings in Game 7 of the World Series to now statistically one of the worst pitchers in the league over the last two seasons. Unfortunately for the Nationals, Corbin is their […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly for Nats vs. Mets Opening Series

This past Thursday, we finally saw Major League Baseball make its glorious return after the entire baseball world held its breath for months as the lockout persisted. However, the two sides reached an agreement, and while Opening Day was delayed by a week, we are still due for a full slate of 162 games this […]

Five Suitors for Buying the Nationals Should the Lerners Sell

1. Jeff Bezos This is the first name that pops up in everyone’s mind anytime there is a sliver of a conversation regarding a team selling. Bezos has been connected to buying teams in the past (i.e., Seattle Seahawks and Washington Commanders) so he could want to get his hands on a team by any […]

NCAA Top 25: Week 8 (April 11)

I am back with our NCAA Top 25 as we have reached the halfway point in the college baseball season. It was another cray weekend of baseball, which I’ll talk about on my podcast, The Amateur Update, with Episode 3 coming out tomorrow. Tennessee continued their dominant start by sweeping Missouri at home, while Arkansas […]

MLB Weekday Preview: 2-Game Interleague Series Abound

Opening weekend was jammed pack with plenty of fun and fantastic baseball. Throughout the season, I’ll be doing both weekday and weekend series previews to help people figure out what they want to watch around the league. With the Nationals likely to struggle, this is the place to find what other games to watch and […]

Game 4 Recap: 4/10 vs New York Mets

After a long weekend, the Nationals series with the New York Mets has come to an end. Thankfully, the Nats were able to head to Atlanta on a high note, defeating the Mets 4-2 in the series finale. Washington got on the board early in the bottom of the first when Nelson Cruz launched his […]

Game Recap: 4/9 vs New York Mets

Hey guys! CK here, with a quick recap breaking down last night’s game against the Mets in the Saturday leg of a 4 game series. The Nats lost again, putting up only four total hits in a 5-0 shutout loss to New York, bringing the team down to 0-3 to start the season. This is […]

NCAA Weekend Preview: Week 8

Happy Friday! MLB Opening Weekend is here and baseball is back. But college baseball is in full swing with everyone in conference play this weekend. Below I’ve highlighted some big match-ups occurring this weekend and how you can watch them if you are so inclined. Don’t forget– you join the HSHH Patreon for access to […]

Positive Vibes Only: Game 1 Opening Day Recap

Hey all, it’s Monty here with the new Positive Vibes Only game recap for Opening Day. Look, we know the Nationals are going to bad this season, and as we’ve gotten so used to high expectations and winning games since 2012, it can be very difficult for us as fans to adjust to rebuilding baseball […]

MLB Weekend Preview: Opening Day Is Finally Here

Happy Opening Day! It is finally here after a lengthy and, quite frankly, a scary lockout that threatened the season. Throughout the season, I’ll be doing both weekday and weekend series previews to help people figure out what they want to watch around the league. With the Nationals likely to struggle, this is the place […]

2022 HSHH Season Predictions

After a long winter where we had to endure a lock-out that seemed like it would never end and an offseason that seemed to have no direction for a Nationals team entering a rebuild, we’ve finally made it to Opening Day. It’s by far one of my favorite days of the year and should be […]

Baseball Is Back, And What A Beautiful Thing It Is

We’re officially less than 24 hours away from the return of Washington Nationals baseball. It’s been one of the longest offseasons in recent history, but we officially made it. Opening Day is here and baseball is back, and if that doesn’t bring a smile to your face I don’t know what to tell you.  Sure, […]

Opponent Preview: Atlanta Braves

Opening Day is tomorrow and we’ve been previewing our fellow NL East rivals both here and on the podcast. You can read our previews on the Marlins, the Mets, and the Phillies by clicking on their names. We continue today with the defending NL East Champion Atlanta Braves. Last Year’s Record: 88-73 (1st in NL East, won […]

Opponent Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

As we approach Opening Day, we’ve been previewing our fellow NL East rivals both here and on the podcast. You can read our previews on the Marlins and the Mets by clicking on their names. We continue today with the Philadelphia Phillies. Last Year’s Record: 82-80 (2nd in NL East) We are entering year four […]

Opponent Preview: New York Mets

We’re 2 days out from Opening Day, ladies and gentlemen! Continuing with our preview of the Nats’ NL East rivalry, we go to Queens and take a look at the Mets before the 2022 season. Last Year’s Record: 77-85 (3rd in NL East) In their first season under new owner Steve Cohen, the Mets looked […]

NCAA Top 25: Week 7 (April 4)

After I missed a week due to a wedding and illness, we are back with our NCAA Top 25 (so Last Week actually means two weeks ago when I last did Top 25). It was another great weekend of baseball, which I’ll talk about on my podcast, The Amateur Update, which debuts tomorrow. Tennessee continued […]

Opponent Preview: Miami Marlins

As we approach Opening Day (just 4 more days people!), we are previewing our fellow NL East rivals. We begin with the Miami Marlins. Last Year’s Record: 67-95 (4th in NL East) Outside of the top 3 contenders in Atlanta, New York, and Philadelphia, Miami has very quietly put together a pretty intriguing roster. On […]

Why The Nationals Pitching Staff Desperately Need Patrick Corbin To Turn Things Around

If the Washington Nationals want to have a successful 2022 season, they’re going to need much more from their starting pitchers than we saw in the second half of last season. After the deadline, Washington’s starters were consistently going four or five innings, surrendering four or more runs a game.  Baseball might be turning towards […]

The Nationals Roster Crunch

Every year, teams face a roster crunch at the end of Spring Training. Who do you bring with you as you head home, who do you DFA in order to make room for those players if they’re not currently on your 40-man roster? Mike Rizzo is no stranger to this, but this year, it seems […]

The Coming End of MLB’s Antitrust Exemption

Two months from today will mark 100 years since a controversial Supreme Court decision, Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore v. National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, granted Major League Baseball an exemption from the Sherman Antitrust Act, using the argument that baseball clubs do not engage in “interstate commerce”.  Through this ruling, the Court granted […]

CK’s Fantasy Tips for Baseball

Hey everyone! CK here again.    With baseball season right around the corner, Half Street High Heat is going to be bringing out some killer content this year for fantasy baseball players, so keep your eyes out for something big in the near future…   Before the season starts and your fantasy drafts happen, I […]

Deferrals: They’re Great Until They Come Due

Most baseball fans know that July 1st is Bobby Bonilla day. Bonilla will receive $1.19 million every July 1st until he’s 72 years old. It’s a running joke, but soon enough, Bonilla won’t be alone. Chris Davis is set to start receiving deferred payments starting next year as a part of the 7-year $161 million […]

State of Play: The Battle for the Outfield

After four glorious spring training games so far, the battle for the Opening Day LF and CF spots has begun to take shape. As incredible as it has been to finally get to see Juan Soto back in the batter’s box, or Paolo Espino (god bless) on the mound again, the fight for the outfield […]

2022 MLB Betting Preview: 20 Best Future Bets For The 2022 Season

We are just a little over two weeks away from the start of the 2020 MLB regular season. With that in mind, today we take a look towards the future and examine some of the best future bets for the 2022 season. All odds are via Bet MGM Sportsbook, the official betting partner of the […]

NCAA Top 25: Week 5 (Mar 21)

Another fun weekend is in the books as the SEC joined the Pac-12 and the ACC in conference play. For the third time this year, we have a new #1 in our rankings as Vanderbilt has won 16 straight games since their Opening Weekend series loss to Oklahoma State. Ole Miss, who won their series […]