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Anthony Rendon is admired by teammates, fans, and evaluators

Anthony Rendon is admired by teammates, fans, and evaluators. Rendon will turn 27 in June, and was a +4.4 bWAR in 2016 finishing up a very good comeback season after an injury plagued 2015 season and was named the Comeback … 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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Bryce Harper is now earning more than the #Nats 2016 MVP

The pencil shavings and eraser crumbs were sprinkled all over Mike Rizzo’s desk yesterday as he kept sharpening his pencil over and over until Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon, Tanner Roark, and Derek Norris all agreed to their 2017 salaries. Of … 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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The hot corner is Anthony Rendon’s for 2017

One of the many bright spots of the 2016 season was the resurgence of Anthony Rendon who was pacing himself with his tremendous 2014 season when he won the Silver Slugger and was voted fifth in the MVP voting. Rendon … 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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A Totally Subjective Analysis of Why the 2016 Nationals Will (Finally) Win 100 Games

I love analytics. Really. The numbers quite often confirm what we see on the field, and indeed they often explain why things are the way they are. You want to know when Bryce Harper  took that next step and became an … Continue reading

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Spring Training photos of Viera Florida #Nats

From Spring Training we have photos from Gerry Gleckel in Nats camp in Viera Florida. Tomorrow begins the first workouts for pitchers and catchers as the pitchers will be lined up side-by-side on these mounds.

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Spring Training starts and the #Nats success in 2016 could hinge on their CPOY candidates!

  Today is the first official day of Spring Training as Pitchers & Catchers report later today! Yesterday, we talked about the Nats MVP, ROY, & CY & MOY, and today we talk about potential CPOY candidates.  You may ask,  what … Continue reading

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Revisiting Mike Rizzo’s quotes from November + Stat projections

Below are FanGraph′s projections that we have compiled in a graph for the 2016 Nats. We took a graphic look at where FanGraphs have the Nats projected on the standard slash: Batting Average, On-Base-Percentage, Slugging %, OPS

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