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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

05-20

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Painting the Black: The Werth-Case Outcome
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R.J. Anderson

05-19

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Transaction Analysis: Billy's Blanks
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R.J. Anderson

05-14

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Transaction Analysis: Marmol Misses, Down and Away
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R.J. Anderson

04-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 438: Bryce Harper, Hustle, and Health
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-29

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Baseball Therapy: Do Innings Limits Work?
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Russell A. Carleton

03-31

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Painting the Black: The Mystery Men of Opening Day
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R.J. Anderson

03-31

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Going Yard: The Violence of Bryce Harper's Swing
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Ryan Parker

03-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 413: 2014 Season Preview Series: Washington Nationals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-24

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Prospectus Preview: NL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Sam Miller and Will Woods

03-16

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Nationals Park - June 21, 2014
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Joe Hamrahi

02-21

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Fantasy Team Preview: Washington Nationals
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Craig Goldstein

02-21

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Washington Nationals Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

02-21

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Raising Aces: Organizational Trends: Looking for Mechanical Hallmarks
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Doug Thorburn

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: Nationals Catch a Ray
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R.J. Anderson and Steffan Segui

02-13

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Rumor Roundup: Catching Up with Catcher News
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Daniel Rathman

01-21

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Rumor Roundup: Bringing Back Bailey
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Daniel Rathman

01-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Youngian Thing
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R.J. Anderson

12-30

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Minor League Update: International Winter League Games of December 27-29
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Jeff Moore

12-12

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 347: The Rule Changes, Trades, and Signings of Winter Meetings Day Three
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: More Morton
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Sam Miller

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Nationals, Nate McLouth Hide Each Other's Flaws
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Ben Lindbergh and Ben Carsley

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski's Puzzling Deal
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Ben Lindbergh, Josh Herzenberg and Paul Sporer

12-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 340: Attempting to Make Sense of the Doug Fister Deal
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-22

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Rumor Roundup: Third Baseman for Sale
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Daniel Rathman

11-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 333: How Teams Are Bridging the Gap Between Front Office and Field Staff
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-14

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One Move: National League East
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Craig Goldstein

11-05

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Overthinking It: Brad Ausmus and Cementing the New Model for Managers
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Ben Lindbergh

10-28

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Transaction Analysis: Welcome Matt
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R.J. Anderson

09-04

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What You Need to Know: The Pittsburgh Pirates: No Longer a Losing Team
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Daniel Rathman

08-30

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What You Need to Know: Could Washington Win the Wild Card?
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Daniel Rathman

08-20

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Transaction Analysis: Bye Charlie
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R.J. Anderson

08-15

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Skewed Left: The Nationals' New Future
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Zachary Levine

08-08

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Painting the Black: Rating Rizzo
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R.J. Anderson

07-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 251: Baseball Stories That Would Be Bigger Today/Finding a Narrative for the Nationals
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-23

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What You Need to Know: The Nats' New Hitting Coach
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Daniel Rathman

07-08

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Transaction Analysis: One Less Marlin, and a New National
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Mark Anderson, R.J. Anderson and Ben Lindbergh

03-04

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MLBDepthCharts: Washington Nationals
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Jason Martinez

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

01-22

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Minor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies (NL EAST)
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Jason Martinez

01-09

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

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: Nationals Sign Dan Haren
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Sam Miller

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April 29, 2014 6:00 am

Baseball Therapy: Do Innings Limits Work?

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Russell A. Carleton

Stephen Strasburg wants to know.

Let’s go back to 2012, when the Washington Nationals made one of the most controversial decisions in recent memory by shutting down pitcher Stephen Strasburg late in the season, even though it meant that Strasburg, though not injured at the time, would not pitch for the Nationals in their Division Series. The Nationals lost that series to the St. Louis Cardinals three games to two, and Lana del Rey wrote “Summertime Sadness” as a result (no, not really). The Nationals justified that decision by saying that they wanted to keep Strasburg below 160 innings pitched for the season to prevent him from further injury. In 2011, Strasburg only pitched in five games, spending most of the season recovering from Tommy John surgery. He was healthy through most of 2013 and has been so far through 2014.

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March 31, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: The Mystery Men of Opening Day

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R.J. Anderson

Not one of Tyler Collins' or Roenis Ellis' PECOTA comparables was a major leaguer. But Collins, Ellis, and the rest of these unknowns are on MLB rosters today.

Opening Day is here, and that means it's time to introduce the unknowns who made rosters. This year's edition includes some new quirks. In addition to an expanded roster, each capsule now includes the player's major league service time (MLS) and the percentage of their PECOTA comparables who played in the bigs during the comparable season (MLB%), as a crude way to determine the unexpectedness of their Opening Day assignment.

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March 31, 2014 6:00 am

Going Yard: The Violence of Bryce Harper's Swing

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Ryan Parker

Why the young Nationals star Bryce Harper is about to have a monster year.

Bryce Harper is about to have his best season. His swing is beginning to take shape. The violence is still there, the head-turning bat speed hasn’t left him, but he now has a much more efficient movement pattern. To understand this process, let’s compare his swings from 2012, 2013, and this year’s spring action.

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Ben and Sam preview the Nationals' season with Craig Goldstein, and Nick talks to Washington Post Nationals beat reporter Adam Kilgore (at 22:17).

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Part one in a division-by-division dialogue leading up to Opening Day.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus is conducting a division-by-division dialogue, asking and answering five questions about each team. Today Sam Miller and Will Woods kick things off with the National League East.

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BP storms the nation's capital

Baseball Prospectus and the Washington Nationals invite you to join us for a great day of baseball on Saturday, June 21 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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February 21, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Washington Nationals

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Craig Goldstein

A club that was already replete with fantasy assets got even better this offseason.

It should surprise no one that the Nationals, despite a disappointing 2013 season, are absolutely loaded when it comes to the fantasy front. Six of their eight starters are worth owning, even in shallow leagues, and the same goes for four-fifths of their rotation. The team in general lacks speed, with Denard Span as an option, but Ian Desmond is the guy to own for that category. They’ve got power in spades, and if Anthony Rendon wins out, they should be near the top in team batting average as well.

Their rotation is quite possibly the best in baseball, boasting impact and depth in reality to go with strikeouts and control in fantasy. While the season was a letdown for many in the DC area, the nucleus of the team remains (for the most part) both immensely talented, and on the good part of the aging curve.

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Not the best system, but Lucas Giolito could make it memorable.

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In which Doug discovers mechanical connections between the pitchers on the Nats, Cardinals, Marlins, and other teams.

I spent most of the winter in hibernation, buried within the cozy confines of my baseball-analysis den and wading through a sea of pitchers. I'm happy to say that the seeds of thought that were planted in the final weeks of 2013 are now bearing fruit, as the 2014 Starting Pitcher Guide that Paul Sporer and I produced was released last week and covers close to 400 pitchers throughout the professional ranks. This was my second year contributing mechanical reports to the Guide, and I thoroughly enjoyed the arduous-yet-rewarding process as well as the pitching discussions that were generated as a result (and which can be heard on the latest episode of TINSTAAPP).

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February 14, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Nationals Catch a Ray

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R.J. Anderson and Steffan Segui

Jose Lobaton goes to Washington, and the Rays get a prospect.

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February 13, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Catching Up with Catcher News

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Daniel Rathman

The Nats and Rays talk trade, Jesus Montero transitions to first, and the Twins eye Cuban free agents.

Twins eyeing two players at Cuban showcase
Infielder Aledmys Diaz and right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne, two Cuban free agents who have been (or will soon be) cleared to sign with major-league teams, will hold a showcase today. The Twins will be one of the teams in attendance.


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January 21, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Bringing Back Bailey

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Daniel Rathman

The Reds try to extend Homer Bailey, and the Nationals consider reshaping the back end of their bullpen.

Reds “optimistic” about extension talks with Homer Bailey
As more and more high-end pitchers sign long-term extensions with their first big-league teams, those who don’t become hot commodities when they reach free agency. That, in turn, increases the incentive for pitchers to test the market and makes it more difficult for smaller-market clubs to retain them.


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