Washington Nationals

MLB: National League Preview

by Bill M April 7, 2015
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Welcome to MLB 2015!  Here’s a quick outlook for each team.  I’ll tackle them in order by my predicted order, starting with the National League today. NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST WASHINGTON NATIONALS Really going out on a limb with this one.  After signing the belle of the ball free agent Max Scherzer this offseason, the Nationals […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M August 3, 2014
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A lot of mediocrity this week… *Stats and records through 08/02/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 67-42 (Last Ranking – #1) The A’s simply treaded water this week (3-3), but it was a good time to do it because nearly all of the teams in the Top 10 did the same thing.  The stats are deteriorating […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M July 8, 2014
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The MLB Power Rankings are back!  This is also the true mid-point of the season. *Stats and records through 07/05/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 54-33 (Last Ranking – #1) The A’s didn’t have their best week (4-3), but they still have the best record in baseball.  They have over double the closest run differential and […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M June 30, 2014
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The MLB Power Rankings are back!  This is also the true mid-point of the season. *Stats and records through 06/28/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 50-30 (Last Ranking – #1) The A’s are far and away the best team is baseball.  They have scored the most runs and have allowed the fewest for a run differential […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M June 9, 2014
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After a week off while I was on vacation, the MLB Power Rankings are back!  The top 3 is the same, and the gap between them and the rest is growing.   *Stats and records through 06/07/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 38-24 (Last Ranking – #1) The A’s do not have the best record in […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M May 20, 2014
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*Stats and records through 05/17/2014 #1 – OAKLAND ATHLETICS, 27-16 (Last Week – #2) The A’s were #2 last week and put together a 5-1 record this week, posting the most combined WAR in the majors during the period.  They also now have the best season combined WAR.  I was close to putting them #1 […]

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MLB Power Rankings

by Bill M May 12, 2014
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*Stats and records through 05/10/2014 #1 – COLORDO ROCKIES, 23-16 Sure, we know they have the Coors Field advantage offensively, but led by Troy Tulowitzki’s crazy explosion, they have an OPS 98 points higher than any team in baseball.  That’s just crazy.  To put it in perspective, you have to go down to #24 on […]

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MLB Fantasy Breakdown: Washington Nationals

by Bill M March 1, 2014
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NOTE: The MLB team write-ups are based on my preparation for my fantasy season rather than trying to breakdown teams with a focus on actual MLB.  The main fantasy format I play is Scoresheet baseball, which is a simulation service, so skills are more important that counting numbers for me.  But, a good player is […]

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Nats Fister Tigers

by Bill M December 4, 2013
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I was intrigued when I saw that the Tigers traded Doug Fister to the Nationals Monday.  The Nats have interesting young pitchers Ross Detwiler, Tanner Roark, and Taylor Jordan who have Major League experience, and they have top shelf arms Lucas Giolito and A.J. Cole in the Minors.  Then I saw that none of those […]

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MLB Predictions 2013

by Bill M April 2, 2013
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The last thing I want to do is emulate the ESPN Radio buffoons Mike & Mike, so I cannot call these “predictions sure to go wrong.”  I guess I’ll call them predictions that will piss me off in October. We can grind and grind on these things, but that’s probably the best thing about baseball, […]

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