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05-22

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9

Rubbing Mud: The Quarter-Season Odds Report
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Matthew Trueblood

05-21

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14

Release Points: How Bryce Harper Beat The Book On Bryce Harper
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Dan Rozenson

05-21

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Pitching Backward: How Offense is Created
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Jeff Long

05-20

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The Call-Up: Wilmer Difo
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CJ Wittmann and Bret Sayre

05-20

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7

What You Need to Know: As Predicted!
by
Daniel Rathman

05-13

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What You Need to Know: Hello Noah
by
Chris Mosch

05-11

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7

What You Need to Know: Bryce Harder!
by
Ian Frazer

05-08

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Rubbing Mud: The War On Strasmas
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Matthew Trueblood

05-07

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7

What You Need to Know: Thrice Harper!
by
Chris Mosch

05-07

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6

Release Points: Tyler Clippard's Split's the Difference
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Dan Rozenson

04-30

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BP Unfiltered: The Comeback
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Matthew Trueblood

04-29

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4

What You Need to Know: HIS NAME IS... !
by
Daniel Rathman

04-28

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What You Need to Know: Gee!
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Chris Mosch

04-28

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3

The Call-Up: A.J. Cole
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Al Skorupa and Craig Goldstein

04-24

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4

Painting the Black: No D In Desmond?
by
R.J. Anderson

04-17

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, April 17
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Matthew Kory

04-15

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What You Need to Know: Matt Harvey's 'Weird' Return
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Daniel Rathman

04-10

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Pitching Backward: The Future of Leadership
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Jeff Long

04-03

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27

Rubbing Mud: Four Good Young PItchers, Four Unusual Situations
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Matthew Trueblood

03-23

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6

Every Team's Moneyball: Washington Nationals: On a Draft High
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Christopher Crawford

02-09

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Painting the Black: Pitch Sequencing, From Z to Y
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R.J. Anderson

01-22

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13

Pitching Backward: The Cost of Being on Baseball's Bad Side
by
Jeff Long

01-21

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6

Rumor Roundup: The World Is Drunk On Burke Badenhop Rumors
by
Daniel Rathman

01-20

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10

Baseball Therapy: Rick Ankiel's Third Act
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Russell A. Carleton

01-20

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20

Transaction Analysis: The Nationals Stare Into The Future
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Sam Miller and Mike Gianella

01-15

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Transaction Analysis: Clippard Shipped
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

12-30

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5

Fantasy Team Preview: Washington Nationals
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Mike Gianella

12-18

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Transaction Analysis: What the Rays and Nationals Got
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Tucker Blair, Jordan Gorosh, Chris Rodriguez and J.P. Breen

12-15

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Rumor Roundup: The Slugging Korean Shortstop, Or Perhaps Non-Slugging Third Baseman
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Daniel Rathman

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: Looks Like We May/Det
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R.J. Anderson, Tucker Blair and Ben Carsley

11-21

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Rumor Roundup: Upton and Ubaldo in One Ugly Rumor
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Daniel Rathman

11-13

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Before They Were Pros
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David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert

11-11

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Prospect Mechanics
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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Monday Previews
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Mike Gianella and Zachary Levine

10-05

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Playoff Prospectus: Zimmermann and Post-Zimmermann: The Two Games Within NLDS Game Two
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Mike Gianella

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Two Previews
by
Doug Thorburn and Sahadev Sharma

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Recap: Giants 3, Nationals 2
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Doug Thorburn

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Nationals vs. Giants
by
Mike Gianella and Doug Thorburn

09-29

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What You Need to Know: September 29, 2014
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Daniel Rathman

09-02

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The Future
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Joe Hamrahi

08-29

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The Call-Up: Dilson Herrera
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Jeff Moore and Craig Goldstein

08-04

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6

Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 4, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: If You've Got Asdrubal...
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Craig Goldstein and Rob McQuown

07-21

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 21, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

07-11

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Notes from the Field: Not Jose Fernandez (But the Best Since)
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Jeff Moore

07-01

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Overthinking It: The Nationals' Non-Problem
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Ben Lindbergh

06-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 477: When Does a GM Deserve to Be Fired?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-20

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Behind the Curtain: Lucas Giolito
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CJ Wittmann and Tucker Blair

06-19

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Eyewitness Accounts: June 19, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

06-12

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What You Need to Know: Walking the Walk
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Chris Mosch and Daniel Rathman

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April 28, 2015 10:14 am

What You Need to Know: Gee!

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Chris Mosch

The Mets pitcher is a whiz, the Dodgers finally knock off the Giants, the Blue Jays blow a late one and the best defensive play of the day.

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April 28, 2015 6:00 am

The Call-Up: A.J. Cole

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Al Skorupa and Craig Goldstein

It likely won't last long, but A.J. Cole, the second-best pitching prospect in the Nationals system, is finally arrived.

The Situation: After spending over $200 million to add Max Scherzer to an already strong group of arms, the Washington Nationals were expected to have one of the best rotations in baseball. With May a few days away, things have not gone to plan in D.C.. The Nats are tied for the third worst record in MLB and sit in dead last in the N.L. East. Nationals pitchers have allowed 81 runs on the season. Scherzer hurt his thumb while batting last Thursday and will miss a start. Misfortune for Scherzer has created an opportunity for Cole to make his MLB debut. It might be only one spot start, but it’s also an audition and perhaps a chance for something to energize this team.

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What the heck is up with next winter's top free agent shortstop?

Ian Desmond is a confident individual. He established that during the winter by rejecting an extension worth $107 million in order to pursue a greater prospect—the chance to hit the open market at age 30 as the best shortstop available. So five months later, why does Desmond look out of place on the field? And should his prospective suitors share in his uneasiness?

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April 17, 2015 10:30 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, April 17

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Matthew Kory

This is a very good Hit List.

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April 15, 2015 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Matt Harvey's 'Weird' Return

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Daniel Rathman

Things take a bizarre turn in Queens, the Nats' defensive woes continue, plus more from Tuesday and previews for Wednesday.

The Tuesday Takeaway

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Major-League teams can't leave it to chance that their leaders will be leaders.

“Leadership, to me, it's guys having certain qualities," McCann said. "It's guys that show up every night that will do anything and everything for the guy next to him. I feel like we have a lot of guys that do that." – Brian McCann to Bounce Back in 2015, Excited to Meet Alex Rodriguez.

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Four young pitcher whose teams made four interesting choices with them: Carlos Martinez, Alex Meyer, Tanner Roark and Danny Salazar.

This is a story about a surfer who became a pop star, and a pop star who became a clairvoyant.

Jack Johnson was born in Hawaii, the son of a professional surfer, and he might have been one himself if, at 17, he hadn’t lost a bunch of blood and teeth in a serious accident during competition. Maybe it was then that he gained supernatural powers of divination. Maybe it was some other, much later occasion. I wouldn’t dare to speculate. Somewhere along the way, though, Johnson became an unwitting portal through which the universe spoke of the future fall of men. Consider the following insipid ditty from Johnson’s third album:

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How simply pursuing the best player available in the draft has created one of the league's best rosters.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: the winningest teams of the past four years and PECOTA-projected division titlists Nationals and Tigers.

Week 1 previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Padres | Astros | Rockies | Athletics | Yankees | Mets



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Can you figure out how Jordan Zimmermann undid Christian Yelich's extreme approach?

The last time Jordan Zimmermann faced Christian Yelich, Steven Souza became famous. The 17 other times they met in 2014 proved less prosperous for backup outfielders (and search-engine optimizers), but were kind to Zimmermann in another way. While Zimmermann didn't shut Yelich down (though he held him to an OPS 40 points below his seasonal norm), he accomplished a feat nearly as noteworthy: He caused Yelich to pull the ball seven times. That's more than anyone else managed last season.

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January 22, 2015 6:00 am

Pitching Backward: The Cost of Being on Baseball's Bad Side

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Jeff Long

What losing the All-Star game means for Baltimore.

Back in July 2013, news leaked that Baltimore was interested in hosting the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. The O’s had discussed internally the idea of hosting the multi-day event with the hopes of showcasing Camden Yards during its 25th season. The last time the O’s hosted the Midsummer Classic was in 1993, and early media reports noted the stars seemingly aligning in Baltimore’s favor:

The site generally alternates between National League and American League cities, and with Cincinnati hosting in 2015, the AL would likely be up the following year.

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January 21, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: The World Is Drunk On Burke Badenhop Rumors

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Daniel Rathman

The Blue Jays and Nationals could be in on Burke Badenhop, while Jonny Gomes might find a fit in Atlanta.

Blue Jays, Nationals in talks with Burke Badenhop
After padding their lineup, most notably with the additions of Josh Donaldson and Russell Martin, the Blue Jays could still use a little bullpen depth to replace the departed Casey Janssen. So could the Nats, who’ve been busy in recent days, exporting Tyler Clippard to get Yunel Escobar, and then breaking the bank for Max Scherzer. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi says those two clubs are eyeing a fellow right-hander whose mediocre strikeout rates belie his middle- and late-inning utility.


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How come we never do transaction analyses for player development hires…

This is the worst time of the baseball calendar. There’s… nothing… going… on. Oh, there’s the odd free agent signing here and there, and I guess we’re getting into arbitration season where teams and arb-eligible players pretend that they are not going to just split the difference up until they get to the doorway of the hearing room. And there’s always the spring training truck. That will leave in a couple weeks. That’s nice.

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