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05-31

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Short Relief: On Fighting, Friendship, and Negotiation
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Patrick Dubuque, Jason Wojciechowski and Nathan Bishop

05-30

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Short Relief: Strickland v. Harper, and Simpson v. Strawberry
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Emma Baccellieri and Kate Preusser

05-10

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Short Relief: First Pitches and Final Farewells
by
Nathan Bishop, Emma Baccellieri and Patrick Dubuque

04-18

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Short Relief: Rabbit Revenge, Minor Celebrity, and 2017 Baseball Fashion
by
Emma Baccellieri, Brian Duricy and Kate Preusser

04-10

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Short Relief: High Noon, Phantom Pain, and Failure Versus Success
by
Holly Wendt, Patrick Dubuque and Trevor Strunk

12-18

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Rubbing Mud: The Best Position To Buy
by
Matthew Trueblood

07-08

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What You Need to Know: The NL East Gets Interesting
by
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
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-21

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

03-26

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Legit Contenders
by
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
by
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
by
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
by
Maury Brown

08-30

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BP Unfiltered: Is Stephen Strasburg Wearing Down?
by
Dan Brooks

08-29

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Overthinking It: What Stephen Strasburg's Season Could Have Looked Like
by
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
by
Daniel Rathman

08-03

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Transaction Analysis: Nats Attempt to Plug Hole at Catcher, Acquire Suzuki
by
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
by
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
by
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
by
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
by
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
by
John Perrotto

04-05

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Preseason Predictions
by
Baseball Prospectus

08-09

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Rebuilding on the River
by
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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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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Ben and Sam discuss Game Three of the Yankees-Orioles ALDS, the decision to pinch-hit for Alex Rodriguez, and A-Rod's future in New York, then talk about why the Stephen Strasburg debate won't go away.

Ben and Sam discuss Game Three of the Yankees-Orioles ALDS, the decision to pinch-hit for Alex Rodriguez, and A-Rod's future in New York, then talk about why the Stephen Strasburg debate won't go away.

Episode 60: "Ibanez Pinch-Hits for A-Rod/The Strasburg Debate That Won't Die"

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The Cardinals smack Jordan Zimmermann around to even their series at one game apiece.

If not for St. Louis’ offensive explosion in Game Two, every writer and columnist covering the sport would be writing about Mike Matheny’s arrival as a fearless, big-game manager.

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Can the Cards even up their series behind Jaime Garcia before heading to D.C. for Game Three?

An eighth-inning rally, catalyzed by Pete Kozma’s fielding error and capped by pinch-hitter Tyler Moore’s two-run single, pushed the Nationals past the Cardinals in Sunday’s series opener. Can Davey Johnson’s team take a commanding 2-0 lead to the nation’s capital, or will Mike Matheny’s bunch bounce back and pull even? To try to answer those questions, here are the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for Game Two:

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The Nats and Cards kick off their series with a matchup between Gio Gonzalez and Adam Wainwright in St. Louis.

After eliminating the Braves for the second year in a row, the Cardinals return home to Busch Stadium to take on the Nationals. Here are the PECOTA odds and projected lineups for Game One:

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September 12, 2012 11:05 am

Manufactured Runs: Searching for Fatigue in Stephen Strasburg

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Colin Wyers

Does a look at Stephen Strasburg's PITCHf/x data reveal what might have caused the Nationals to shut him down early?

Tonight in New York is the “not” heard round the world: the game Stephen Strasburg would have been pitching if the Nationals hadn’t shut him down ahead of schedule, due to problems “mentally concentrating” that the Nationals blame on the level of media attention to the team’s plans to shut him down.

The Nationals have a strong lead in the NL East, so they are unlikely to miss his performance in one game, or for the rest of the regular season, very much. The larger issue surrounding Strasburg is the impact of losing him for the postseason. When the Nationals instituted their plan for Strasburg at the beginning of the season, it made a lot of sense for a young team with slim hopes of making the playoffs to protect one of their most valuable (and most fragile) players from injury. With the Nationals heavily favored to make the playoffs, though, some Nationals fans are likely to be disappointed if their team’s ace isn’t available for a single game of the postseason.

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A look at the Stephen Strasburg situation in Washington and what the Nats could have done to avoid this media nightmare.

The countdown had been coming for months. It was just a matter of what would happen when it ended. We’re of course talking about the Washington Nationals’ declaration that they would shut down starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg at 160 innings pitched, something that the club had said they would be doing after the no. 1 draft pick and Scott Boras client had Tommy John surgery in 2010 to replace the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

We counted. We watched. We never made it that far.

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