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About NatsRed4DinDC

Entering my 51st year as a baseball fan, I have seen some amazing and improbable things, so “can’t”, “won’t”, and “never” are not in my baseball vocabulary. I don’t readily accept absolutes where there is nuance. I don’t readily accept that things just “are”; there are always reasons why.

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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Scherzer on the left, Roark on the right, stuck in the middle with… 3/18/16

Life is about adjustments. And sometimes, you just get very lucky and draw to that inside straight. So after a good night’s sleep and a morning workout, we had planned an afternoon visit to minor league camp to check out … Continue reading

Posted in Espinosa, Giolito, Lerners, MikeRizzo, Prospects, Roark, RyanZimmerman, Scherzer, SpringTraining, Taylor | Leave a comment

St. Paddy’s Day & Another Spring Training Thursday: Strasburg, Harper, Zimmerman, Werth, Ramos were there

Crawling out of bed at 4:10 AM this morning to head to Viera, we had to remind ourselves that the reward was Harp and Zim, JDub and Ant-knee, Stras and the Buffalo. OK, it was worth it. There was baseball in … Continue reading

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Is Ian Desmond greedy, an idiot of historic proportions, or… what?

I’ve posted thousands of comments over the years. This is my first article. Much of the commentary following Ian Desmond’s reported deal with the Rangers depicts him as motivated primarily, or solely, by “greed”. Others depict him and his advisers … Continue reading

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