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Rumors of the Nationals Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

It’s funny how quickly things can change in a long baseball season. The Washington Nationals have now surpassed the Atlanta Braves for first place in NL East division. The Nats have won their sixth straight game, and eight of their last ten games. This Washington team is also suddenly getting healthier again, with Adam Eaton […]

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The Curious Case of Washington’s Early Season Slump

The Washington Nationals have found themselves in a very unfamiliar position of looking way up at the National League East standings. The Nats, who currently sit at 7-9, are six games back of the division-leading New York Mets and are two games under .500 for the first time since mid-2015. Other than that, things are […]

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Padres Extend Brad Hand, But Will He Last?

The San Diego Padres extended star reliever Brad Hand on Saturday, giving him a new three-year contract. Hand, who was set to be a free agent after 2019, is now under control until 2021. However, the Padres are a rebuilding team, and Hand is getting closer to 30-years old. This begs the question: Will Hand […]

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Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs: Game 3 Preview

For awhile during the series, it seemed as if the demons of the Washington Nationals’ past were starting to creep back up again.  The formula was all to familiar for Nats fans: dominant pitching performances, but no offensive production to match it.  How quickly things can change with a few key swings of the bat. […]

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Nationals Bullpen Showing Their Teeth

A few months ago, several sports writers (myself included) were discussing the fact that the Washington Nationals bullpen was not reliable enough for them to win a World Series title this year. It’s amazing how quickly things can change in a baseball season. The Nationals have since traded for reliable assets in relievers such as […]

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John Axford agrees to deal with Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics and former Colorado Rockies closer John Axford have agreed to a deal, pending a physical. This is the first of a few moves the A’s could make on Day 3 of the Winter Meetings. Axford has recorded 141 saves in seven seasons. He throws a fastball that can go 100 MPH. His breaking […]

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