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07-08

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What You Need to Know: The NL East Gets Interesting
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Daniel Rathman

05-28

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The Call-Up: Nate Karns
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

05-11

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Nationals Park - July 7, 2013
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Joe Hamrahi

04-30

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 192: Stephen Strasburg's New Injury Scare/The Underhyped Manny Machado
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-21

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The Call-Up: Anthony Rendon
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Nick J. Faleris and Bret Sayre

03-26

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Legit Contenders
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Sam Miller and Adam Sobsey

02-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 142: 2013 Season Preview Series: Washington Nationals
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Ben Lindbergh and Pete Barrett

01-22

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The Keeper Reaper: Relievers for 1/22/13
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Dan Mennella

01-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 121: The Three-Way Trade and the Mariners' Quest for a Big Bat
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-17

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Skewed Left: Washington's Winning Way with Trades
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Zachary Levine

01-09

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Transaction Analysis: The Nationals (Finally) Bring Back LaRoche
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Ben Lindbergh

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Recap: Cardinals Defeat the Nationals
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R.J. Anderson

10-11

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 60: Ibanez Pinch-Hits for A-Rod/The Strasburg Debate That Won't Die
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Recap: Cardinals 12, Nationals 4
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R.J. Anderson

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Preview: Nationals at Cardinals
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Daniel Rathman

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Preview: Nationals at Cardinals
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Daniel Rathman

09-12

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Manufactured Runs: Searching for Fatigue in Stephen Strasburg
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Colin Wyers

09-10

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Bizball: The Strasburg Shutdown and How It All Could Have Been Avoided
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Maury Brown

08-30

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BP Unfiltered: Is Stephen Strasburg Wearing Down?
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Dan Brooks

08-29

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Overthinking It: What Stephen Strasburg's Season Could Have Looked Like
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Ben Lindbergh

08-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 31: Davey Johnson, How Much Managers Matter, and the Ideal GM-Manager Relationship
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 23: Benching Bryce Harper/Why We Were Wrong About the White Sox
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-14

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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, August 14
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Daniel Rathman

08-03

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Transaction Analysis: Nats Attempt to Plug Hole at Catcher, Acquire Suzuki
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R.J. Anderson, Ben Lindbergh and Jason Parks

07-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 7: Duck
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-25

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Future Shock: Teams That Could Have a Tough Time Trading
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Kevin Goldstein

07-09

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What You Need to Know: Monday, July 9
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Daniel Rathman

07-03

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What the Contenders Need
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Bradley Ankrom, Jeff Euston and Kevin Goldstein

06-25

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Bizball: Inside the MASN/Nationals Television Contract Dispute
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Maury Brown

06-17

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BP Unfiltered: Interleague Play is Confusing
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Ben Lindbergh

06-16

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BP Unfiltered: How to Get Bryce Harper Out Every Time
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Ben Lindbergh

05-11

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The Stats Go Marching In: All About Velocity
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Max Marchi

05-07

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Overthinking It: Bryce Harper Takes the High Road
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Ben Lindbergh

06-29

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: National Fever
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Michael Jong

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-14

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Ahead in the Count: Battle for the Beltway
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Matt Swartz

01-23

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Future Shock: Nationals Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-07

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On the Beat: The Dog Days of Winter
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John Perrotto

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

08-09

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Rebuilding on the River
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John Perrotto

03-04

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Hope and Faith: How the Washington Nationals Can Win the World Series
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Maury Brown

08-03

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Prospectus Today: Falling Back to Earth
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Joe Sheehan

06-14

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Prospectus Today: D.C. Baseball
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Joe Sheehan

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July 8, 2013 6:26 am

What You Need to Know: The NL East Gets Interesting

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Daniel Rathman

The Nationals started slow, but the Braves should be looking over their shoulders.

The Weekend Takeaway
At the midway point of the regular season, the Nationals were 41-40, and their -19 run differential suggested that they were fortunate to have notched even that mediocre tally. A week earlier, they were a game under .500, at 37-38. And two weeks before that, they were a season-high eight games out of first place in the National League East, a division that, before Opening Day, they were widely expected to win.

Playing a month without Bryce Harper did not help. Neither did the apparent flop of Dan Haren, in whom general manager Mike Rizzo invested $13 million to complete a dominant rotation. And the prolonged slump that befell fellow newcomer Denard Span, who was supposed to be the sparkplug for a potent lineup, rippled through an offense that instead underwhelmed for weeks.


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May 28, 2013 12:00 pm

The Call-Up: Nate Karns

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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Nationals call up a pitching prospect to fill in for the injured Ross Detwiler.

The Situation: Following a breakout 2012 season, Karns seemed destined for another full season in the minor leagues blocked by a loaded Washington rotation. With just one injury, though, things can change, and they changed to Karns’ benefit when Ross Detwiler injured his oblique, creating a need for another starter.

Background: After battling inconsistency at North Carolina State and Texas Tech, Karns’ draft stock plummeted in 2009, as he was routinely touched up throughout the spring. He was finally popped in the 12th round by the Nationals and signed for $225,000. Almost immediately after signing, Karns came up lame with a torn labrum and missed the remainder of the 2009 season and all of 2010. Back on the hill in 2011, Karns posted a solid 3.44 ERA in eight starts for the New York-Penn League’s Auburn Doubledays. His breakout came in 2012 with good health and monster showings at both Low-A and High-A.  On the season, he recorded a 2.17 ERA in 116 innings with just 70 hits allowed, 47 walks, and 148 punchouts. Karns has handled the jump to Double-A reasonably well this season, pitching to a 4.60 ERA in nine starts, allowing less than a hit per inning, and fanning 11 batters per nine.

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BP invades the nation's capital

Baseball Prospectus and the Washington Nationals invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Sunday, July 7 at Nationals Park. Thanks to the fine folks in the Nationals front office, we are proud to be able to offer our guests the following:

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Ben and Sam discuss the news about Stephen Strasburg's forearm and talk about why Manny Machado's performance this season hasn't gotten more attention.



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April 21, 2013 2:11 pm

The Call-Up: Anthony Rendon

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Nick J. Faleris and Bret Sayre

An injury to Ryan Zimmerman clears room for the Nationals' top prospect for the second straight season.

The Situation: In an ironic twist, the oft-injured Anthony Rendon (Baseball Prospectus’ top Washington Nationals prospect and the 35th-rated prospect on Jason ParksTop 101 entering the season) has the injury of another to thank for his first taste of major-league action. Nationals All-Star third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday for a strained left hamstring, leaving Washington with a hole to fill at the hot corner. Coming off strong showings in both the Arizona Fall League and spring training, Rendon put himself on the fast track to the Nation’s capital with a red-hot start to the 2013 season, including the most recent 10-game stretch at Double-A Harrisburg, in which he posted a triple-slash line of .333/.511/.636 while clocking in with an 11:8 walk-to-strikeout ratio.

Background: After dropping to Atlanta in the 27th round of the 2008 Draft, Rendon decided to forgo the start of his professional career in favor of three years with Coach Graham and the hometown Rice Owls. Without question the decision was a good one, as the Houston native immediately established himself as the top player in college baseball, eventually earning a major-league deal with the Washington Nationals worth $7.2 million over four years ($6 million of it in signing bonus).

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The second installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we continue with a look at the group of six teams with the highest odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.

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Ben and Sam preview the Nationals' season with Paul Sporer and Daniel Rathman, and Pete talks to Adam Kilgore, who covers the Nationals for the Washington Post (at 19:51).



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January 22, 2013 5:00 am

The Keeper Reaper: Relievers for 1/22/13

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Dan Mennella

Dan looks at the Nationals' bullpen situation following the surprising signing of Rafael Soriano.

Rafael Soriano | Nationals
Shallow (30 Keepers): No
Medium (60 Keepers): No
Deep (90 Keepers): Fringe
NL-only (60 Keepers): Fringe
Super Deep (200 Keepers): Yes

The Nationals aren’t shy about padding an area of the roster that’s already deep, apparently. To the surprise of many, yours truly included, the Nats inked Rafael Soriano to a two-year, $28 million deal last week despite the presence of high-leverage relievers Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard. Interestingly, General Manager Mike Rizzo wasn’t coy about Soriano’s role: the right-hander, who spent the past two years with the Yankees, was named Washington’s closer, presumably leaving Storen and Clippard to duke it out for the seventh and eighth innings.






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Ben and Sam discuss the three-way trade between the Mariners, A's, and Nationals and talk about whether Seattle was too fixated on adding power this offseason.



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January 17, 2013 5:00 am

Skewed Left: Washington's Winning Way with Trades

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Zachary Levine

Scouting, drafting, developing and signing have all helped the Nationals get good, but they wouldn't be where they are without a series of smart trades.

Draft well, scout well internationally, develop players well, and when the time is absolutely right, go all in for that big free agent—the last piece of your World Series champions. Or at least the last piece of the best team in baseball that will still have to win three near-coin-flip series to lift the hardware.

You watch teams like the Astros trying to emulate this plan to get to the top, and meanwhile, you observe the Nationals following through on it with the addition of Rafael Soriano to an already loaded bullpen. It’s a move of luxury, not necessity, the final component of what is arguably baseball’s best team.

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It took two months, but Adam LaRoche eventually accepted the Nationals' offer to return for two more years.



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October 13, 2012 8:40 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Recap: Cardinals Defeat the Nationals

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R.J. Anderson

The resilient Cardinals manage one more comeback to stun the Nationals and advance to the NLCS.

After Game Four, I wrote:

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