Latest from Thomas Boswell

Starting pitchers are facing a frightful task. The results might define the NL East.

The fascinating division will start, and probably end, with the care, feeding and good fortune of those top four men in each rotation.
  • Mar 4, 2021

I got the coronavirus vaccine, and cheer has replaced fear

A shot in my arm brought a feeling I had almost forgotten: Relief.
  • Feb 28, 2021

We finally got to know Tiger Woods, which is why we feel his frailties more deeply now

Having seeing Tiger Woods’s humanity in recent years, we feel his frailties more deeply.
  • Feb 24, 2021

The Nationals have just been shown the way: Give Juan Soto a big offer now.

How and why would the dynamic outfielder agree to a big contract four years before free agency? The Padres’ deal with Fernando Tatis Jr. just showed everyone.
  • Feb 19, 2021

Nothing can spoil the first day of spring training. (Though covid sure is giving it a shot.)

“Pitchers and catchers report” are magic words, and even a pandemic can’t take away that perennial joy.
  • Feb 18, 2021

MLB teams can buy hope easier than championships

Why let evidence spoil your dreams? Owners who don't learn from free agent history are condemned to repeat it.
  • Feb 12, 2021

The Nationals, like the rest of us, want to forget about 2020. That might be pretty smart.

Almost all of the Nationals' offseason moves suggested they put little to no stock in what happened during the shortened 2020 season. That could be a wise move.
  • Feb 10, 2021