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  1. Underrated LaRoche flies under the radar

    David Schoenfield

    Fifty-one players later, one of the strangest games of the season was over, an 8-5, 14-inning victory for the Nationals over the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, a game that featured three blown saves, Jayson Werth's dropped fly ball that allowed the tying...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  2. Why did Bryce Harper bat sixth?

    David Schoenfield

    Using wOBA from 2013, here is the ranking of the Washington Nationals' hitters in the lineup manager Matt Williams used on Wednesday: 1. Jayson Werth (R) 2. Bryce Harper (L) 3. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 4. Ian Desmond (R) 5. Adam LaRoche (L) 6. Anth...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  3. Thoughts: Yankees aren't dead yet!

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Tuesday's games ... Ahh, just a few short days ago the New York Yankees were 1-4 and the butt of jokes across baseball land. Now they've won three in a row after beating the Cleveland Indians 14-1. Andy Pettitte allowed just...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  4. Offseason report card: Nationals

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 98-64 (96-66 Pythagorean) 731 runs scored (5th in NL) 594 runs allowed (2nd in NL) Big Offseason Moves Signed free agents Rafael Soriano and Denard Span. Re-signed free agent Adam LaRoche. Traded Alex Meyer to the Twins ...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  5. What's a first-round pick worth?

    David Schoenfield

    One of the big stories of the offseason has been what has happened to the nine free agents who received qualifying offers. Teams had to decide whether to offer their free agents a one-year, $13.3 million contract in order to receive draft-pick compen...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  6. Power rankings: All 30 teams!

    David Schoenfield

    Last weekend, I presented the top 10 teams in my personal power rankings. That was before the Blue Jays officially acquired R.A. Dickey, so I updated my top 10 after that trade, and, to spur on more debate, now present the rest of my rankings. Agree ...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  7. Power rankings: Nationals, Reds 1-2

    David Schoenfield

    There are some big free agents out there -- Michael Bourn, Nick Swisher, Kyle Lohse, Edwin Jackson, Adam LaRoche and Rafael Soriano being the biggest -- and some trades that may yet to be completed, such as R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, but let's tak...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  8. Nationals better off letting LaRoche walk

    David Schoenfield

    After Adam LaRoche missed most of 2011 with a torn labrum, the Washington Nationals reportedly pursued free agent options like Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols for 2012, but in the end stuck with LaRoche in the second year of his $16 million contract...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  9. Nationals, Giants in crucial, must-see series

    David Schoenfield

    Maybe the best series of the week will take place on the left coast as the Washington Nationals take on the San Francisco Giants in three games in a battle of first-place teams. What's interesting is that these two teams known for their pitching actu...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  10. Ten important things to know on Aug. 13

    David Schoenfield

    You have to love August baseball. This is when the grind of the long season settles in, when depth becomes even more important, when pitchers have to pitch through fatigue and soreness and maybe a little pain. It's when we find out if the pretenders ...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  11. All-Star rosters full of hits and misses

    David Schoenfield

    My favorite All-Star selection in the past decade was reliever Mike Williams of the Pirates in 2003. At the break, he had 25 saves ... but a 6.44 ERA. He was the Pirates' lone representative, of course, although the club did have other worthy options...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  12. Nationals suffer big loss with Werth injury

    David Schoenfield

    Already struggling to score runs, the Washington Nationals have lost right fielder Jayson Werth for about six weeks after he broke his left wrist trying to make a diving catch on Sunday. It's the same wrist Werth injured with the Dodgers in 2005, ...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  13. Johnson: Harper will compete for right field

    David Schoenfield

    DALLAS -- Back in spring training of 1984, Davey Johnson was the first-year manager of the New York Mets, a club that had lost 94 games the year before. "I had to fight for a 19-year-old pitcher in New York," Johnson said Monday, retelling the sto...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  14. A lineup for the future, Nationals-style

    David Schoenfield

    Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has said he's comfortable with the team's options at first base for 2012 -- either Mike Morse, who hit 31 home runs in 2011, or Adam LaRoche, if he can return from shoulder surgery. Still, I have dre...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  15. In search of the worst cleanup hitters

    David Schoenfield

    Fifty-four different players have batted at least 100 times in the cleanup spot this season. Seattle's Miguel Olivo has been the worst, hitting .187/.224/.287 in 150 at-bats. The Mets' Jason Bay hasn't been much better, posting a .528 OPS in 86 at-ba...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  16. Injury roundup: National League

    David Schoenfield

    And now a look through the Senior Circuit injury wire. Chris Coghlan and Mike Stanton, Marlins: Coghlan is suffering from right shoulder tendinitis but is expected to start on Opening Day and will monitor his throwing carefully. Stanton missed mu...

    Blog | March 29, 2011