Category Archives: Murphy

Nats Bats on the Upswing?

On Tuesday Fangraphs published an article about how Danny Espinosa is changing his hitting style to try to swing with an upwards curve. This reminded me of something that I had heard last year that the Nats are being coached to swing … Continue reading

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MLB Network announces top 3rd and 2nd basemen

DANIEL MURPHY AND ANTHONY RENDON RANKED ON MLB NETWORK’S TOP 10 RIGHT NOW!   January 16, 2017 – Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy was ranked 3rd on MLB Network’s Top 10 Second Basemen Right Now! program yesterday, while Nationals third baseman Anthony … Continue reading

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The Barrel – A New Stat to Watch, Courtesy of Statcast and Tom Tango

Any Nats fan who has listened to Anthony “Tony Two Bags” Rendon talk about hitting knows what “barreling the ball up” means.  TTB talks about that as his goal in just about any situation – making solid contact with the … Continue reading

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It was all Aces with Daniel Murphy and the #Nats one year ago

It was a year ago that Daniel Murphy’s market was going nowhere in free agency, and he instructed his agents at the Aces Agency to get a deal done before Christmas. The only inkling that there was even interest in … Continue reading

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Win, Place or Show. #Nats are finalists in MVP/Cy Young/ROY/MOY

The 2016 Nationals are the first National League team in twenty-one years to have finalists in all four awards categories of the BBWAA Awards that include the NL Most Valuable Player with Daniel Murphy, the NL Cy Young Award with … Continue reading

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Daniel Murphy will be what the #Nats need him to be!

There is no question that for the full season Daniel Murphy was the model of consistency as a producer in the Washington Nationals’ line-up, and the team’s MVP. Murphy finished the season with an fWAR (Fangraphs) of 5.5 to lead … Continue reading

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9th and Last 18 gamer: Time to take the next step

For previous 18-gamers, click here. Everyone’s attention has turned to the playoffs, and Saturday’s rainout means we have to wait until 1 pm on Sunday to see if the Nats can overcome that 1-0 deficit to the Dodgers. So there’s … Continue reading

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8th 18-gamer: Feasting on the NL East and Tuning Up for the NLDS

For previous 18-gamers, click here. As the last 18 game set came to a close, the Nats had lost three straight to the Orioles. In the third loss, Daniel Murphy hit his first career grand slam in the 9th inning … Continue reading

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7th 18-gamer: Up and Down, but Reason for Hope

For previous 18-gamers, click here. After the Nats’ third straight loss to the O’s on Wednesday night, if you asked just about any fan about how the last 18 games have gone, the answer would likely have been “not very … Continue reading

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6th 18-gamer: With Just 54 Games to Go, Things are Still Looking Up

For previous 18-gamers, click here. The last 18-game set conveniently concluded at the All Star break. As the baseball world’s attention turned to the mid-summer classic in San Diego, the Nats were 18 games over .500 and six games ahead … Continue reading

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