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Highlights from Bob Davids Chapter SABR Day, February 1, 2020

The annual SABR day for the largest chapter of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) had the usual array of interesting speakers. Some of their research is available on-line, so if you have a particular interest and can’t find the … Continue reading

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Coming off a 59-103 season and Strasburg in Viera, there was hope 10 years ago!

How did you feel about the Washington Nationals ten years ago? The team assembling for Spring Training in Viera, Florida was coming off of a 59-103 season. We got our first glimpse of Stephen Strasburg who was in camp, and … Continue reading

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Nats News & Notes | It’s February — Spring Training! Non-Roster Invitees, Awards, Standings Projections and more!

We are just 11 days until Spring Training camp officially opens in West Palm Beach. Several players are moving into their Palm Beach County rental homes on two-month leases. The weather today at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches … Continue reading

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Zim isn’t ready to be cast for his statue just yet….

When you’re a free agent, you can do some of those things you always wanted to do like spending a day as a fighter pilot. For 15 years, Ryan Zimmerman never engaged in dangerous activities because that would have violated … Continue reading

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This Hot Stove event had a new accoutrement: The World Series trophy!

The annual Hot Stove event took place at Nats Park today, and season ticket holders were able to come together to celebrate the World Series title and listen to a discussion about the Washington Nationals past, present, and future of … Continue reading

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How do these 2020 #Nats stack up against the competition?

How do the 2020 Washington Nationals stack up with the competition? As Fangraphs tinkers with the numbers each day, the Nationals are at a +43.4 team WAR, and that is 8th best in the Majors and 3rd in the National … Continue reading

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Who’s on third? Highlights of a conversation with Davey Martinez

The SiriusXM town hall with Davey Martinez, moderated by Chuck Todd, was an event I was fortunate to attend. Davey was just back from a vacation in Bali; he looked very rested. Before the program started he said he wanted … Continue reading

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What I learned at the Washington Nationals #Winterfest

The secret to the Washington Nationals’ success? Sure, they had “Go 1-0 today,” Baby Shark, Calma, solid teamwork, a never-quit attitude, great pitching, clutch hitting, and some luck. But apparently the key to the World Series wins was . . … Continue reading

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The Core Six is now the Core Four; Strasburg is a Nat for life and is it time to extend the other three?

Baseball free agency allows players to choose their future employers much like the private sector. While the grass may not be greener on the other side, sometimes it is, and also the avenue to higher income. Corporations that covet top … Continue reading

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A chapter closed on Donaldson in the NL East

We won’t miss Josh Donaldson in the NL East. We also won’t miss the daily dose of B.S. rumors on the mega contract that Josh Donaldson was going to sign, and how the Washington Nationals fit into those rumors. He … Continue reading

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