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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

04-23

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Bizball: 12 Detailed Looks At Early MLB Attendance
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Maury Brown

01-18

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Transaction Analysis: Trading Gorzo the Magnificent
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Christina Kahrl

12-14

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Prospectus Perspective: Werth and Crawford
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Christina Kahrl

09-20

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Washington Nationals
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John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

07-30

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Transaction Action: The National Redistribution Effort
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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

04-29

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Game Story: Nationals at Cubs
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Christina Kahrl

04-28

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Game Story: Cubs/Nationals in Wrigley
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Christina Kahrl

04-11

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Game Story: Nats at Mets
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Christina Kahrl

02-08

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Team Health Reports: Washington Nationals
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Will Carroll

09-20

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Washington Nationals
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Baseball Prospectus

04-10

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Fantasy Beat: Too Many Square Pegs, Too Few Round Holes
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Marc Normandin

02-12

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Transaction Analysis: Price Check on Sluggers, Aisle Six
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Christina Kahrl

11-11

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Transaction of the Day: The Olsen and Willingham Deal
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Christina Kahrl

06-24

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You Could Look It Up: Nats Bats Fall Flat
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Steven Goldman

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: Big Moves in the NL
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Christina Kahrl

07-26

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The Mill: Thursday Update
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Baseball Prospectus

03-29

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Player Profile: Austin Kearns
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Marc Normandin

02-22

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Transaction Analysis: February 14-20, 2007
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Christina Kahrl

08-08

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Transaction of the Day: Snakes Livan Large
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Christina Kahrl

07-14

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Transaction of the Day: The Nats Go Red, and the Reds Go Nuts
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Christina Kahrl

07-11

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Transaction Analysis: July 6-9
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Christina Kahrl

05-29

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Schrodinger's Bat: Quantifying High Impact Performances
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Dan Fox

03-31

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

02-15

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Transaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

11-21

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Prospectus Notebook: Indians, Nationals
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Baseball Prospectus

07-19

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Washington Nationals @ Milwaukee Brewers, 7/17/05
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Jonah Keri

07-05

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Can Of Corn: Pythag and the Nats
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Dayn Perry

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Ben and Sam discuss the possibility that the Nationals might enter the playoffs without either Bryce Harper or Stephen Strasburg, then talk about how the White Sox have defied injuries yet again and proved the pre-season predictions wrong.

Ben and Sam discuss the possibility that the Nationals might enter the playoffs without either Bryce Harper or Stephen Strasburg, then talk about how the White Sox have defied injuries yet again and proved the pre-season predictions wrong.

Effectively Wild Episode 23: "Benching Bryce Harper/Why We Were Wrong About the White Sox"

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April 23, 2012 3:00 am

Bizball: 12 Detailed Looks At Early MLB Attendance

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Maury Brown

Examining attendance trends throughout Major League Baseball in the early going of 2012

You’re reading Baseball Prospectus, and I write for them. So, maybe not everyone will understand when I say that numbers are flat. They don’t tell the whole story. They can only get you close. What you have to have with numbers is “context.” I don’t care what the application of numbers is; if you don’t explain them, you’re only telling part of a story and, possibly, the wrong one.

Major League Baseball attendance is no different. The variables underneath what drives attendance figures are often overlooked. Each year I look at the numbers, and each year there seems to be something else to throw in to try and determine the underlying facets of them.

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January 18, 2011 12:05 pm

Transaction Analysis: Trading Gorzo the Magnificent

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Christina Kahrl

Why the strike-throwing southpaw will help the Nats yet won't be missed in Wrigleyville in a case of what's the Rusch?

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And Sori makes three, or why both deals won't be worthless, but will leave their teams feeling sorry.

Pending Cliff Lee's decision to stop being the Hamlet of Arkansas, the biggest big-ticket signings were consummated last week, with the Nationals signing Jayson Werth to a seven-year, $126 million deal, while Carl Crawford inked a seven-year, $146 million contract to likely spend a fair-sized chunk of his adult life playing for Boston. The deals were huge, products of pre-economic slump pricing and a healthy dose of limited supply inspiring those huge bids. If the market has overstocked with first basemen or DHs or catchers, it was short on outfielders who could play the outfield and hit for power.

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September 20, 2010 8:00 am

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Washington Nationals

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John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

Without Stephen Strasburg until 2012, starting pitching becomes the priority.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade—whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview of this season from Buster Olney, a take from Baseball Prospectus, a look toward an immediate 2011 move courtesy of Rumor Central and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview. You can find all the teams on one page by going here.

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The Rangers get Cristian Guzman and the Twins Matt Capps in a pair of sensible stretch-drive additions.

CLEVELAND INDIANS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Placed RHP Mitch Talbot on the 15-day DL (strained back); optioned RHP Jess Todd to Columbus (Triple-A); recalled RHP Jensen Lewis from Columbus; purchased the contract of RHP Justin Germano from Columbus. [7/30]

DETROIT TIGERS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Designated 4C-L Jeff Larish for assignment; purchased the contract of 1B/OF-R Jeff Frazier from Toledo (Triple-A). [7/30]

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The Hun goes Dempster-diving in another tight game in Wrigley.

Two tight games later, it's the series rubber match, a day game after a night game, and Luis Atilano's second start for the Nationals since moving into the rotation after Jason Marquis' elbow-related breakdown. Atilano's debut was a quality start win against the Dodgers last Friday, and had to be sweet for the former Braves prospect from Puerto Rico, having had to already make the slow comeback from Tommy John surgery. Between generating a lot of ground-ball outs and relying on changing speeds and location on a moving fastball and a changeup, the question is whether throwing strikes and changing speeds is going to be enough; evaluations of his breaking stuff tend to be less than charitable.

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The action from Riggs' 2010 return to Wrigley evens the series.

CHICAGO—Another April ballgame, another venue, another city. It's a cold night in Lakeview, with the wind coming in from the north and the game-time temp in the low 40s. It's one of those nights when the hardy fans who come to Wrigley alternate beers and hot chocolate, as Kenny Kaduk detailed in his boozy ballpark bildungsroman, Wrigleyworld. With that sort of mixed pleasure to look forward to, you understand why the 30,000 folks in attendance trickled in. But it would only get colder as the night goes on, one of those seasonal features of Wrigley in April that encourages all concerned to gun for quick games made more quickly still by small-ball tactics.

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Johan versus Livan in Citi Field in a grudge match of sorts.

Unhappy chance puts me in New York now instead of Chicago tomorrow to see the Cubs' home opener, but the usual formula for what to do with lemons applies in the Empire State as much as the Land of Lincoln. Today's game in Flushing gave me a shot to see Citi Field for the first time, with a chance to see Johan Santana on the mound, Jim Riggleman steer a patchwork roster, and Jose Reyes play in his second game since his activation from the DL.

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Everyone wants to know whether or not phenom Stephen Strasburg will be able to avoid arm injuries.

The Summary: Washington is kind of the Evil Spock of consistency to Toronto's comparative randomness when it comes to injuries. That's because no team has been more injured than the Nats, despite being in different cities, stadiums, and training rooms, despite different GMs and front offices, and with a succession of trainers. The tide of DL days has broken past the sandbags every year, leaving the already short-handed team even more shorthanded. The Nats are also one of the only teams not to see any sort of positive bump from moving into a new stadium. Equipped with more money, better facilities, and starting to acquire talent, there should be a reduction, but it hasn't shown up yet. If the team stays at the bottom of the rankings for a fifth straight year, we're going to have to get a live chicken involved.

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September 20, 2009 12:56 pm

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Washington Nationals

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Baseball Prospectus

The latest disaster on the shores of the Potomac can be blamed on a lack of vision, but is there no place to go but up?

Baseball Prospectus' Pre-season Projection: 77-85, fourth place
Current record: 51-96, fifth place


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April 10, 2009 10:40 am

Fantasy Beat: Too Many Square Pegs, Too Few Round Holes

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Marc Normandin

Washington is fumbling with its options in the early going, creating some interesting choices for fantasy team owners.

The Washington Nationals find themselves with a unique problem this year, in that they have six capable players manning a total of just three available positions in the outfield (and a fourth for your purposes in your leagues if you count DH). While having this kind of depth in the real world is an advantage in case of injury or poor production, the playing-time situation is not so grand if you're a fantasy owner who has some of these guys on your own team. Since part of the problem arose just as the season was about to begin-long after I had finished the rankings for each position, and somewhat out of nowhere in one particular case-I wanted to devote today's article to looking at each of these players in depth and revising what we might expect out of them.

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