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With Mike Rizzo’s ninth roster acquisition inking Brian Dozier, the budget is now max’d out!

The Washington Nationals have been spending money by the tens of millions, and on Thursday the Nats hit the cash register again signing another big free agent with Brian Dozier. The Nationals actually spent over $10 million on Thursday by … Continue reading

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The #Nats add some oomph…with an asterisk…to the middle infield!

The Washington Nationals have been in need of a big bat in the middle of the order since Bryce Harper left to test the waters of free agency. They have also been in need of a second baseman to push … Continue reading

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Free agent starting pitching, middle infielders, and relief pitching #Nats

If teams are looking for pitching in free agency, the remaining pickings are slim past Dallas Keuchel, Craig Kimbrel, and Adam Ottavino. There are some interesting bounceback candidates as well as some regression candidates, but there is usually one or … Continue reading

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There are only 36-days until #Nats Spring Training camp opens!

With the free agent market at nearly a standstill except for relievers, some teams might head to their Spring Training destinations with the roster they currently have. Others will make a few changes, and some other teams will do as … Continue reading

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Yan Gomes brings back the defense to the #Nats battery!

For the Cleveland Indians, they have been all about their pitching to take them to domination in the AL Central. They have boasted one of the best starting rotations in baseball, and their starters were rated the 3rd best in … Continue reading

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The National League is bunched up in projections

We all know that the Los Angeles Dodgers are a real threat to acquire Bryce Harper. They have the cash to do it and a real need in the outfield. Their off-season has been one of negative growth so far, … Continue reading

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Two weeks and counting; Mike Rizzo waits in the shadows with the others!

It has been just over two weeks since Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo inked Anibal Sanchez to a deal and that might seem like months to some given the deal a week pace Rizzo and staff were on while … Continue reading

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The Southpaw Advantage

A recent study shone a light on a fact that is in plain view: There is more Left-handed representation in Baseball at the Pitcher position than the general population.  The disparity is not insignificant.  Depending on the resource cited lefties … Continue reading

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A lesson in baseball analytics for pitching staffs! #Nats

Happy New Year and if Mike Rizzo of the Washington Nationals reads just one of our articles, we hope it is this one. The new-age of baseball analytics blossomed years ago and with software and high-speed cameras you would think … Continue reading

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The Aníbal Sánchez you don’t know #Nats

Sure, you all know that yesterday, the free agent signing became official for Anibal Sanchez with the Washington Nationals. What you probably did not know is what happened a year ago and a dozen years ago. A year ago, Sanchez was … Continue reading

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