Category Archives: Bullpen

Does Dusty Baker subscribe to statistical splits in setting line-ups and roles?

Baseball managers sometimes suffer from paralysis by analysis as there are reams of stats available that go well beyond the summary or game data found in the typical Baseball Reference databases.  For instance, if you wanted to know how Bryce … Continue reading

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Updated: Front of the bullpen constructed in Nashville. Trevor Gott, Oliver Perez, Shawn Kelley, Yusmeiro Petit.

Many of the GMs and agents have done like Elvis and left the building!  The Winter Meetings are winding down, and Rizzo has made many moves and planted many seeds. Mike Rizzo didn’t get Darren O’Day as he wasn’t going … Continue reading

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Dusty Baker did have other things to say in his interviews at the #WinterMeetings

Dusty Baker did have other things to say yesterday at the Winter Meetings, and had a better early evening interview on the MLB Network Radio on Sirius/XM which was much better for Dusty as his old friend Casey Stern who … Continue reading

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Dusty Baker speaks at the #WinterMeetings & makes controversial comments.

It was Dusty Baker’s time at the microphone on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings in Nashville and he left us with more questions than answers. Dusty got into a little controversy over comments about Aroldis Chapman who is embroiled in a … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo does the Nashville 2-step! #Nats #WinterMeetings

There was breaking news Sunday night that Jonathan Papelbon had filed a grievance against the Nats to receive payment pertaining to his 4 game suspension from the Nats to finish the 2015 season.  This seemed like breaking news as in “current … Continue reading

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The Day O’Day reminded us of Dollars and Sense #Nats

There are those reminders that sports franchises (not named the Dodgers and Yankees) have to operate with a certain business sense, and shouldn’t spend “stupid” money and move away from organizational philosophies. Some franchises with low payrolls (Orioles) can certainly … Continue reading

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Perez is back! #Nats “It’s like déjà vu all over again” —Yogi Berra

Not Odalis Perez, it’s Oliver Perez who is back! “It’s like déjà vu all over again” —Yogi Berra.

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Drew Storen – The Good, the Bad & the incredibly Ugly

One of the recurring issues that comes up on many of our discussions is the bullpen, and specifically Papelbon and Storen.  There are lots of opinions about both of them. As both a fan (and fans, by definition, are not … Continue reading

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Non-Tender deadline tomorrow night! #Nats

Before the clock strikes midnight EST tomorrow night, teams must submit to the league office a list of all tenders and non-tenders from players eligible for arbitration. The Nats now have 8 arbitration eligible players after Carpenter’s DFA: Stephen Strasburg  … Continue reading

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Projecting the starting rotation for the 2016 Washington Nationals

At the GM Meetings in Boca Raton, Mike Rizzo was asked about the starting rotation for the 2016 season and said, “I’m happy sliding Tanner and Joe in the rotation. With that said, you can never have enough good starting pitching.” … Continue reading

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