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Breaking: Sources say Tanner Roark is being shopped for trades!

News broke this morning in a quite public way that Tanner Roark is available for trade which hit Twitter on a tweet from Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan. From the  beginning of the off-season’s roster realignments, Roark was listed by us … Continue reading

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The baseball Winter Meetings begin today in Las Vegas! Rizzo has his shopping list!

This is it! The 2018 Winter Meetings begin today in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Resort.  This is a televised event and should be the most dramatic Winter Meetings ever because Las Vegas resident and top free agent, Bryce Harper, will be … Continue reading

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The Nationals could still sign Bryce Harper and stay under the CBT cap!

Over a month ago, we did a simulation of how the Nationals could accomplish all of their off-season goals and re-sign Bryce Harper. Even after inking Patrick Corbin to a lucrative deal, it is still possible to bring Harper back … Continue reading

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The analytics of starting pitching has been trending to fewer innings

It was a generation ago when Kerry Wood and Mark Prior burned-out their golden arms due to extreme overuse. Baseball set a line of demarcation where going over 120 pitches was taboo. Few pitchers reach that mark these days. In … Continue reading

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Nationals go quick strike again and snag Patrick Corbin

Smile Mike Rizzo, you have earned it. The Washington Nationals snagged the number one pitcher in the free agent pool signing Patrick Corbin to a six-year $140 million deal which will also cost the Nats a million dollars of international … Continue reading

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Winter Meetings begin on Sunday in Las Vegas

The Winter Meetings begin Sunday, December 9 in Las Vegas, and before team personnel arrive in Las Vegas, it is the teams of the NL East who have been involved in most of the action going on with regards to acquisitions. … Continue reading

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Decision day on arbitration eligible players. Tender or non-tender?

Normally, tendering arbitration eligible players is a no-brainer on the deadline day. Today is that day for all MLB teams that will have to formally make decisions on tender/non-tender for 2019 contracts to unsigned players who are not signed to … Continue reading

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Britt Ghiroli joins the Washington Nationals beat with The Athletic

The biggest Washington Nationals news on Tuesday was the acquisition of Brittany Ghiroli as a Nats beat writer for The Athletic. Some would say “finally” they hired someone at The Athletic whose main purpose is to cover the Nats and … Continue reading

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It isn’t how you start — it is how you finish!

Some media reports got the fans riled up after the Braves signed two former star players as they acquired Brian McCann and Josh Donaldson. All the Nationals did today was add right-hander Henderson Alvarez to a minor league deal with an … Continue reading

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Bryce Harper and his advisers should consider the state/local tax implications

Most of the fan bases have created photoshop images and memes of Bryce Harper in their team’s uniform. The Winter Meetings start in exactly two weeks in Harper’s hometown of Las Vegas and get ready for a barrage of Harper … Continue reading

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