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Thursday, May 09, 2019

The Nationals are one of the worst teams in baseball, and there’s plenty of blame to go around

The Washington Nationals sent a clear message when they fired Dusty Baker a season and a half ago: Simply making the playoffs was no longer good enough. The team had to do better.

After failing to make the playoffs in 2018, things don’t look promising for the Nationals this season either. The team suffered its fourth-straight loss Wednesday, dropping a 7-3 game against the Milwaukee Brewers. With the loss, the Nationals now sit at 14-22 on the season.

That record gives the Nationals the second-fewest wins in the National League. It also gives the team one more win than both the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals, two clubs clearly in rebuild mode.

Where did it all go wrong?

When four wins is the difference between one of the worse records in the league and a .500 record, it seems far too early for one of these articles…


QLE Posted: May 09, 2019 at 05:36 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: blame, davey martinez, mike rizzo, nationals

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Theo Epstein shoulders blame for Cubs’ brutal start: ‘It’s ultimately all my responsibility’

MILWAUKEE — Who deserves the most blame for the Cubs’ sluggish 1-6 start to the season?

The bullpen? The manager? The pitching coach? The owner? The front office?

The answer is everybody, because when a team with high expectations has a first week-plus to this level, there’s enough blame to go around.

But while the fanbase and the rest of Chicago plays The Blame Game, team president Theo Epstein won’t get into all that.

So, how long before Theo changes his mind?


QLE Posted: April 07, 2019 at 03:29 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: blame, cubs, theo epstein




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