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Brooks Robinson: The Greatest Defensive Player in Baseball History, at Any Position (4 of 7)

Game 3 The Orioles are carrying a 16-game winning streak into Game 3: They won their final 11 regular-season games, swept the Twins in 3 games in the ALCS, and have won the first 2 games against the Reds.

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Who the heck is that guy? — 2018 edition! A guide to new #Nats roster players

It hasn’t been an especially eventful winter for the Washington Nationals, as general manager Mike Rizzo has preferred to bring back contributors to the 2017 season rather than acquiring new players for the Nats’ 40-man roster. Even still, there will … Continue reading

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Who the heck is that guy? — 2018 edition! A guide to #Nats non-roster position players

As the Washington Nationals players trickle into West Palm Beach for spring training camp, there will be a few faces on the position-player side who may be unfamiliar to baseball fans. A few are minor league fixtures for the Nats, … Continue reading

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“Winning Starts Now” Washington Nationals spring training camp opens!

While most of the national baseball media on the east coast of Florida was  on the Houston Astros side of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches complex that the 2017 World Series champions share with the Washington Nationals, there was … Continue reading

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Who the heck is that guy? — 2018 edition! A guide to #Nats non-roster pitchers

At long last, the Washington Nationals have announced who will be suiting up in red and white for the team’s second major league spring training in West Palm Beach, Florida. Along with 39 players on the major league roster (Joe … Continue reading

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Brooks Robinson: The Greatest Defensive Player in Baseball History, at Any Position (3 of 7)

Game Two During the introduction, after Gowdy’s analysis of the crazy play at home plate in Game one, Reds announcer McIntyre gave his analysis of the game:

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Brooks Robinson: The Greatest Defensive Player in Baseball History, at Any Position (2 of 7)

Game One Although this World Series between the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati’s legendary “Big Red Machine” presented Robinson with a barrage of difficult Chances (Putouts + Assists + Errors), it was a mere microcosm of his entire career. Instead of having … Continue reading

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Brooks Robinson: The Greatest Defensive Player in Baseball History, at Any Position (1 of 7)

Preambulum It was Aristotle who said: “Tell them what you’re going to tell them, tell them, and tell them what you just told them.” I am going to all-but prove to you that Brooks Robinson was the greatest defensive player … Continue reading

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Gio Gonzalez the enigma; Who will he be in 2018?

Gio Gonzalez wanted that All-Star nod in 2017 so he could pitch in front of his hometown fans in Miami last year. It did not happen even though Gio was putting together perhaps his best season in the Majors. He … Continue reading

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PECOTA, FanGraphs, and Las Vegas all project the Nationals to win the NL East

Houston, we have a problem. There are over 100 free agents still available with about 28 to 42 of those players who could move the projections (shown below) that have been compiled by Baseball Prospectus and FanGraphs.

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