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04-25

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Banjo Hitter: Mr. April
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Aaron Gleeman

04-11

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Rubbing Mud: Adam Wainwright Moving Side to Side
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Matthew Trueblood

03-31

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Looking Back on Tomorrow: Washington Nationals
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Meg Rowley

03-29

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Circle Change: Daniel Murphy Raises the Ghost of an Idea
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Zach Crizer

03-06

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Transaction Analysis: The Washington Three
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Bryan Grosnick

02-27

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Transaction Analysis: Wieters Facts, Recalibrated
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Bryan Grosnick

01-13

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Tools of Ignorance: Cornered
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Jeff Quinton

12-08

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Transaction Analysis: Adam Eaton, Underrated No More
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Jarrett Seidler, Adam McInturff, Mike Gianella and Matthew Trueblood

11-16

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Transaction Analysis: Seattle Swag
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Dustin Palmateer, Meg Rowley, Jared Wyllys and Kenny Ducey

11-14

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Prospectus Feature: The Cy Young and the Unfair Advantage of Defense
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Jonathan Judge

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: Clayton Kershaw, Proven Closer
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Jarrett Seidler

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 5 Preview
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Aaron Gleeman

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: Short-Rest Seesaw
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Mauricio Rubio

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: Baker vs. Roberts
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Craig Goldstein

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: Split Opportunities
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Demetrius Bell

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: Not a Duel, But Dodgers Grab Game 1
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Ashley Varela

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 1 Previews
by
Mike Gianella

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Nationals vs. Dodgers
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Craig Goldstein

09-02

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Rubbing Mud: Trea Turner Saved Dusty Baker From Himself
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Matthew Trueblood

08-29

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Transaction Analysis: Heart, Soul, and Marginal Upgrades
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

08-12

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Banjo Hitter: Winter of Their Discontent
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Aaron Gleeman

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: Nats Pay for the Pitcher, Not the Velo
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Bryan Grosnick, Christopher Crawford and J.P. Breen

07-29

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Raising Aces: Debut Ante: Lucas Giolito
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Doug Thorburn

07-22

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What You Need to Know: Ambition Can Lead Only To Failure
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Nicolas Stellini

07-18

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What You Need to Know: All He Does Is Win, Win, Win
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Ashley Varela

07-16

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Raising Aces: Passing of the Cy
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Doug Thorburn

07-08

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What You Need to Know: Into the Wild
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Nicolas Stellini

07-08

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Pebble Hunting: Kershaw vs. Harper: The Mistakes
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Sam Miller

06-14

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What You Need to Know: Near-Max Effort
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Daniel Rathman

06-06

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The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, June 6
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Matt Sussman

06-06

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Transaction Analysis: Escape From L.A.
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Bryan Grosnick and Brendan Gawlowski

05-30

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Prospectus Feature: The Under-the-Radar Team Adjustments
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Rob Mains

05-23

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BP Unfiltered: Art Discovered, Lost, Found
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Rob Mains

05-18

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What You Need to Know: We Can Beat Rizzo, For Just One Day
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Emma Baccellieri

05-14

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Raising Aces: Why Max Scherzer?
by
Doug Thorburn

05-12

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What You Need to Know: Max Scherzer Is Our Greatest Active Historic-Start Pitcher
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Demetrius Bell

05-10

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Transaction Analysis: The Tip of the Strasburg
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Bryan Grosnick

05-10

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Fifth Column: On A Rule Limiting Intentional Walks
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Michael Baumann

05-09

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What You Need to Know: The One With All the Home Runs
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Ashley Varela

05-04

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What You Need to Know: Not Tonight, Sweet Papelbon, Not Tonight
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Nicolas Stellini

04-27

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Life at the Margins: In Dusty They Trusty
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Rian Watt

04-26

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Raising Aces: Pre-Surgery Strasburg Is Finally Back
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Doug Thorburn

04-22

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Prospectus Feature: Your Fun, My Fun, Our Fun
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Trevor Strunk

04-20

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What You Need to Know: Early-Season Perfections Fall Apart
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Emma Baccellieri

04-18

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What You Need to Know: Psst: Jake Arrieta Has A 0.91 ERA Over His Past 169 Innings
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Ashley Varela

04-12

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Pebble Hunting: How You Tried To Beat PECOTA
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Sam Miller

03-30

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Transaction Analysis: Deep Cuts For The SuperFans
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Bryan Grosnick

03-21

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Life at the Margins: Greatness, Nearby
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Rian Watt

03-21

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Rumor Roundup: Someday Yet He'll Begin His Life Again
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Ashley Varela

03-18

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Fifth Column: Davey Lopes, But His Players Run Like Crazy
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Michael Baumann

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Bryce Harper is off to a great start, which is business as usual for one of the best April hitters of all time.

I realize, given the Nationals’ lack of October success, that using a “Mr. April” moniker in relation to Bryce Harper may be viewed as criticism of some sort. That’s not my intention. Harper has hit four career playoff home runs—tied with Miguel Cabrera, Jimmie Foxx, Johnny Bench, Chipper Jones, and Jose Canseco for the 10th-most ever through age 24—and I have no doubt that he’ll put up plenty of big playoff numbers in the future. For now, though, his opening-month numbers are the ones worth drooling over, because few players in baseball history have ever hit like Harper in April.

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In the middle of his start, a struggling Adam Wainwright began switching sides of the pitching rubber.

The Cardinals’ season is off to a disastrous start. On Monday night, they got shelled by the Nationals, falling to 2-5. Things are going wrong everywhere, from a generally anemic offense to a bullpen that looks (surprisingly) like one of the NL’s worst. They also haven’t gotten many good innings from their starting pitchers, and on Monday night Adam Wainwright got knocked around by a good Washington offense. He left after facing three batters in the fifth inning, but without retiring any of them and with four Nationals runs already on the board.

If anything, the outing was worse than that brief summary sounds. For most of the night, Wainwright was unable to command his curveball to the third-base side of home plate, and unable to command his cutter to the first-base side. He struggled to create the angles that would allow him to miss bats, especially against the Nationals’ excellent left-handed hitters: Adam Eaton, Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy, Stephen Drew, and Matt Wieters.

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Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer, and Dusty Baker will try to get the Nationals past the NLDS.

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Can whatever got into Daniel Murphy get into Ryan Zimmerman and, maybe some day, Eric Hosmer?

The revelatory figure responsible for changing at least one player’s career first appeared in early August, 2015. It showed itself to an unsuspecting and inconspicuous soul—don’t they all?—who knew himself in concrete terms. Having accepted both the immense gifts that allowed him to ply his lucrative trade, and the limitations that grounded him on a certain level of it, this Daniel Murphy fellow was to be the protagonist of our tale, even if there was no way he could have known it at the time.

The first shock, of course, was seeing the translucent image of himself emerge from his equipment bag (on a decidedly upward trajectory). But, lacking the wherewithal to question this presumed hallucination about its nature and origin, the shock that Murphy remarked upon was its familiar but incongruous wardrobe.

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March 6, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Washington Three

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Bryan Grosnick

Breaking down the Nationals' moves to keep Stephen Drew and add fellow veterans Joe Blanton and Adam Lind.

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February 27, 2017 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Wieters Facts, Recalibrated

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Bryan Grosnick

After waiting for a big free agent offer that never arrived, Matt Wieters makes the short trip from Baltimore to Washington.

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January 13, 2017 6:00 am

Tools of Ignorance: Cornered

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Jeff Quinton

Is there an inefficiency to be exploited by taking so-so center fielders and playing them in a corner?

The Mariners have added Jarrod Dyson and Mitch Haniger to their outfield this offseason and they already had Leonys Martin. The Rays traded Drew Smyly for a group of prospects, which they insisted (to at least some extent) include Mallex Smith, and they already had Kevin Kiermaier. I think the Mariners and Rays made these trades because they thought high-end corner outfield defense was undervalued.

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Chicago restocks the farm system with another blockbuster, sending Adam Eaton to Washington for three pitching prospects.

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Danny Valencia stays in the AL West, Will Middlebrooks gets his latest chance, and the Braves go bargain shopping.

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Will Cy Young voters again be fooled by the Cubs' defense?

We’ve reached awards season, with the Cy Young—designated for the best pitcher in each league—due to be awarded this coming week.

In the National League, the named finalists are two Cubs (Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester) and one National (Max Scherzer). Here is how they compare on various measures of pitcher quality:

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Modern bullpen usage be damned, Dave Roberts was determined to use his best pitchers in Game 5 and the Dodgers are moving on.

Dave Roberts wasn’t going home without using his best pitchers. And because he used them, he isn’t going home.

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October 13, 2016 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 5 Preview

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Aaron Gleeman

Rich Hill vs. Max Scherzer, in Washington.

One game, for all the marbles and a seven-game date with the Cubs. Washington turns to $210 million ace and former Cy Young winner Max Scherzer. Los Angeles turns to ... Rich Hill.

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