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  1. Six thoughts on the Padres-Rays-Nats trade

    David Schoenfield

    The offseason of fun continued Wednesday night with an 11-player deal between the Padres, Rays and Nationals. Keith Law has his analysis here (he likes the Nationals' end of it), but here are a few more thoughts: 1. You have to give new Padres gen...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. Ten cool statistics from the 2014 season

    David Schoenfield

    Looking for a Christmas gift for the baseball fan in your life? Or maybe a little something for yourself? I recommend "The Bill James Handbook" from Baseball Info Solutions (available here). Yes, you can get all the basic stats you need and many m...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  3. Mid-December World Series odds

    David Schoenfield

    Courtesy of Bovada.lv ... Los Angeles Dodgers: 15/2 Boston Red Sox: 9/1 Washington Nationals: 15/2 Chicago Cubs: 12/1 Detroit Tigers: 12/1 Los Angeles Angels: 12/1 San Francisco Giants: 14/1 Seattle Mariners: 14/1 St. Louis Cardinals: 14/1...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  4. Half-full, half-empty: David Robertson

    David Schoenfield

    When Mariano Rivera called it a career after the 2013 season, David Robertson graduated from eighth-inning reliever to closer. In 2014, he went 4-5 with 39 saves and a 3.08 ERA while allowing a .192 batting average. This fall, he turned down the Yank...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  5. Random thoughts and notes: NL East

    David Schoenfield

    Let's try this this today and Friday ... just whatever pops into my head for each team or a chance to look at some of the minor transactions. We'll do one division per post. We'll start with the NL East ... Washington Nationals: Considering Ryan Z...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  6. Should Nationals trade Zimmermann?

    David Schoenfield

    Let's talk some Washington Nationals. Jerry Crasnick touched on one of the big rumors from this week's general manager meetings in Phoenix:A rumor made the rounds during the meetings that the Nationals and Cubs were discussing a trade that would send...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  7. Each team's worst position, Part 2

    David Schoenfield

    Here's the first part of our ranking of each team's worst position in 2014. We conclude with our final 15 teams and positions that might be looking to upgrade during the offseason. 16. Minnesota Twins LF/RF: 2.6 wins below average Yes, Byron B...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  8. As always, Giants find a way to win

    David Schoenfield

    It's hard to believe: Once again, a Washington Nationals season ended in part because they were unwilling to use Stephen Strasburg. I think we're figuring out why the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals keep winning these playoff series agai...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  9. Underrated Doug Fister keeps Nats alive

    David Schoenfield

    You can't predict the postseason. It's Nationals 4, Giants 1 in Game 3, as Madison Bumgarner and Doug Fister locked up in scoreless tie into the seventh. Five key moments: 1. Madison Bumgarner throws away Wilson Ramos' bunt. Get fired up! #Nats l...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  10. Mistake-free Giants make big mistake

    David Schoenfield

    In winning the World Series in 2010 and 2012, the San Francisco Giants became known as a team that plays mistake-free baseball and does the little things well. I'm not sure if that's actually true or not, but Madison Bumgarner didn't do a little thin...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  11. Giants gain upper hand over favored Nats

    David Schoenfield

    Of the four division series, this one has the biggest favorite: Washington Nationals over San Francisco Giants, in large part because Madison Bumgarner will start only one game, and in large part because of the way the Nationals played down the stret...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  12. Will fatal flaws haunt NL teams?

    David Schoenfield

    On Thursday, we looked at the fatal flaws of the four American League playoff teams. Now let's check out the National League teams and how these issues may end their postseason runs. Washington Nationals: Bullpen It's more difficult to find a fla...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  13. Five things we learned Friday

    David Schoenfield

    The big news of the night was the Kansas City Royals clinching their first postseason berth since 1985, ending the longest playoff drought in the majors. (That honor now belongs to the Toronto Blue Jays, last in the playoffs in 1993, when they won th...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  14. Five things we learned Thursday

    David Schoenfield

    What did we learn Thursday night other than Derek Jeter has lived the most charmed baseball life any of us could imagine? (Not that we needed confirmation.) We learned that we'll have weekend baseball that still matters. Playoff spots remain unclinch...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  15. SweetSpot TV: O's-Nats rivalry

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and I discuss the brewing Beltway rivalry between the Orioles and Nationals and whether we may see them square off in the World Series....

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  16. Five things we learned Sunday

    David Schoenfield

    We're starting to see a little clarity. I think. Check the standings, playoff odds and remaining schedule at the Hunt for October page. 1. The A's with their biggest win of the season. Of course, they needed their biggest win after weeks of big...

    Blog | September 21, 2014