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The Winter Meetings are officially open for business in Orlando

On November 1st, the off-season started after the final out in game 7 of the World Series. It seems like several months to those who watched their favorite teams exit in October. In reality, we are just 40 days since … Continue reading

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The impact of the Giancarlo Stanton trade on the NL East and Bryce Harper’s future

There will be multiple repercussions of the Giancarlo Stanton trade to the New York Yankees. This trade goes far beyond the reshaping of the NL East as well as the supremacy of the American League which had the Astros as the … Continue reading

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Early Signals on the NL East for 2018

We are beginning to see by early NL East signals to look forward to what teams are doing. There is no doubt the Washington Nationals are going for it in 2018. The Miami Marlins are in full-sell mode. While the … Continue reading

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#Nats top prospects tell us their thoughts; Winter Meetings impact

The Nats top prospect’s list at this point in time is set.  It is a promising list on the future. What we don’t know is what it will look like after the Winter Meetings conclude. Nats’ general Manager Mike Rizzo … Continue reading

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GMs going in different directions today; Winter Meetings less than a week away!

General Managers Traveling in Different Directions Some could wonder why Shohei Ohtani and his agent Nez Balelo of CAA asked 30 teams to submit responses to their questionnaire then pared it down to a final 7 when Ohtani knew he … Continue reading

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Managers in #Nats history have an impressive track record of first-year success

The new Nats manager is Dave Martinez as if you did not know that already. When Martinez agreed to become the Washington Nationals 7th full-time manager, he knew he was taking over a winning team with a strong history. He … Continue reading

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Baseball’s Five Biggest Stories This Off-Season; Ohtani and Stanton Headline

There is no question that baseball’s biggest stories will come from the international market and the trade market this off-season. No matter how much J.D. Martinez is hyped as a $210 million player — all eyes are on Shohei Ohtani from … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo makes a sales pitch for Ohtani; Talks about his Nationals, Bryce Harper, and his own future

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo appeared on MLB Network yesterday. To open the segment, he was asked to give a sales pitch to Shohei Ohtani who is the most discussed potential free agent this off-season. Here is what Rizzo … Continue reading

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Pre-prep for the Winter Meetings; Mike Rizzo and Dave Martinez deal in reality.

The pre-prep is being done. We are less than 2 weeks away from the start of the Winter Meetings. Mike Rizzo and Dave Martinez have a plan while knowing that we live in a reality of an ever-changing environment. They … Continue reading

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Weekend baseball talk

The day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday in the retail world and MLB.com compiled a list of signings that happened on the day after Thanksgiving. Here is the list of the Top 9 free agents on the tracker: … Continue reading

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