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There are some #Nats players with a chance to make the roster. Who are they?

Usually the Nationals have over 60-players in Spring Training camp. This year the group is smaller. Officially the entire healthy portion of the 40-man roster is part of a team’s spring training roster, and they generally make up two-thirds of … Continue reading

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February and Baseball

Old Man Winter is a malicious soul.  He arrives to great fanfare in the midst of any number of celebrations.  The Winter Solstice sits near the peak of the holiday season.  Punctuated with gatherings, family, and rituals the period is … Continue reading

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We are in the “Cold Stove” portion of the year with HOF inductees. #Nats

Yesterday, Sonny Gray was traded and that was the only move going into the final week and a half of January. Reports seemed to indicate that the Washington Nationals were not “in” on Sonny Gray which was no surprise as … Continue reading

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The Expos — The 90’s

The Expos – The 90’s as we get closer to the existence of the Washington Nationals. When the 1990’s end we are just 5 years from the Nationals. As the 90’s approached, the Expos were certainly a team in flux. … Continue reading

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We name the remaining free agents who can move the needle! Here’s the Top 100 who are unsigned!

Using FanGraphs projections from Steamer’s 2019 WAR for remaining free agents, here are the top 100 (chart below) who could potentially move the needle for the upcoming season. At the top of the list, you will see some familiar names. … Continue reading

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The Winter Meetings end with a lot of unfinished business!

Nobody draws a crowd like Scott Boras who is the super agent representing Bryce Harper. He is like the ole E.F. Hutton commercials “When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen”. Boras draws standing-room only crowds. His speeches are filled with Boras-isms … Continue reading

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Four of the five NL East teams believe they can win it all in 2019

On Fangraphs initial projections for 2019 team WAR, they are only able to compute their numbers based on personnel on the 40-man roster. Some might think that the Braves who won the NL East are getting no respect, but they … Continue reading

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The Washington Nationals “lack” of analytics comes into question!

For Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, he has preached the virtues of analytics and touted them as a reason to hire a visionary manager in analytics when he chose Dave Martinez to take over for Dusty Baker for the … Continue reading

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The Changing Game: Relief Pitching

Professional baseball is a system.  Within the confines of the game changes apply pressure to one or multiple components.  The system reacts to the pressure with responses of its own.  This can all happen in a short period of time.  … Continue reading

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Sunday afternoon and evening has the third games of the NLDS series

While the American League teams are traveling today, the National League teams are playing their third games in their respective NLDS series. Each game is an elimination game for the home teams who trail 2-0 in the best-of-five series. The … Continue reading

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