1. MLB Trade Deadline: 10 Reasons B.J. Upton Should Be a Washington National

    Why should the Washington Nationals trade for B.J. Upton? I’ll give you 10 good reasons. 1. The Nationals need a long-term center fielder We can all pretend that Roger Bernadina ...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about 3 years ago 647 reads 7 comments

  2. Carlos Pena Signs, Washington Nationals Have Other Options

    The Cubs signed Carlos Pena yesterday to a 1-year $10 million deal, reducing the Nationals potential first base replacements by one...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about almost 4 years ago 354 reads 0 comments

  3. Washington Nationals Overcompensate, Shower Jayson Werth with Money

    The Nats overcompensated for the recent loss of Adam Dunn to the White Sox by signing Jayson Werth to a seven-year deal for $126 million. That's $18 million a season...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about almost 4 years ago 362 reads 6 comments

  4. National Upgrade: Will Washington Find Rotation Aid This Summer?

    Coming into 2010, the Nationals were the worst team in the league for two seasons running, and it was hard to expect much more this year. They are in last place, once again, sitting 6...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about over 4 years ago 223 reads 0 comments

  5. Life After Dukes: Washington Nationals Release RF Elijah Dukes

    Elijah Dukes is out a job. Projected as the starting right fielder this season for the Washington Nationals, after a poor season last year and poorer spring, Dukes was released...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about over 4 years ago 341 reads 3 comments

  6. Anyone For Jermaine Dye?

    Jermaine Dye hit 27 HR last season. That's tied for 37th most home runs among players in either league last year, one less than Joe Mauer and one more than Justin Upton. And he has no job...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about over 4 years ago 2,106 reads 12 comments

  7. Most Valuable Nationals: Position Players

    The season is over, and some might say not a moment too soon for the Nationals. Yet I often find the off-season as interesting as the regular season, because the offseason is a time to reflect...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about almost 5 years ago 94 reads 0 comments

  8. Better Than Who? Surprising NL Player Comparisons

    Sportscasts focus on traditional stats: batting average, home runs, and runs batted in. These stats leave out a lot—things like positional context and defense. Luckily, internet analysts can get a clearer picture by taking more into account...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about almost 5 years ago 73 reads 4 comments

  9. Better Than Him? Surprising Comparisons of NL Players

    Sportscasts focus on traditional stats: batting average, home runs, and runs batted in. These stats leave out a lot—things like positional context and defense. Luckily, internet analysts can get a clearer picture by taking more into account...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about almost 5 years ago 202 reads 8 comments

  10. New World Order: Best Fantasy Third Basemen in the NL

    When the season began, we thought we knew who the best third basemen were. But pride before the fall seasons humble pie only with bitterness...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about almost 5 years ago 131 reads 4 comments

  11. Rox Ready for Return: Colorado Rockies Playoff Predilections

    For the third time in the team’s 17-year history, the Colorado Rockies are going to the playoffs. They took the lead in the first inning and never gave it up in last night’s win over the Brewers, ensuring their spot in the postseason...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about almost 5 years ago 118 reads 0 comments

  12. Ode to Garrett Jones, Underdog

    Garrett Jones hit his 21st home run and stole his 10th base today, prompting stunned box score readers to ask their roommates: “Hey, have you heard of this guy Jones from the Pirates?” ...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about almost 5 years ago 246 reads 5 comments

  13. Where To, Kenshin Kawakami?

    The Atlanta Braves have a playoff-worthy rotation, with a triumvirate of aces in Javier Vazquez, Jair Jurrjens, and Tommy Hanson. Derek Lowe and Tim Hudson have both been number ones in their time, and are likely solid two/three types going forward...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about almost 6 years ago 306 reads 6 comments

  14. Let's Make a Trade: Nationals and Rays

    The Washington Nationals need to improve in a lot of places, but none so much as starting pitching. They do, however, have one valuable commodity in Adam Dunn—a premier slugger with one year left on a reasonable contract...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about 5 years ago 206 reads 0 comments

  15. Who's Better: Andre Ethier or Matt Kemp?

    It’s shaggy heart and soul versus close-cropped nerdy chic; power versus speed; defense versus hitting. Andre Ethier recorded his sixth walk-off hit, most in the majors, and 30th home run on Sept...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about 5 years ago 1,188 reads 8 comments

  16. Jayson Werth: Best Phillies Outfielder

    Everybody loves the Flyin’ Hawaiian, and Raul Ibanez got lots of ink for his big first half, but the Sarge has quietly put up the best season of the three Phillies outfielders...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about 5 years ago 457 reads 7 comments

  17. Big Time Ethier & More MLB Notes

    Andre 30(00) Andre Ethier collected his 6th walk-off last night; the most in the majors. The Dodgers outfielder has become a fantastic clutch hitter in the second half. With runners in scoring position in the second half, Ethier has hit ...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about 5 years ago 90 reads 0 comments

  18. Tommy Hanson at the Head of the Class

    Tommy Hanson won his 10th game yesterday, mowing down the Mets lineup. In a season full of breakout rookie starters, has he been the best? First, to put how good this year’s class of ...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about 5 years ago 312 reads 6 comments

  19. The Future Of Second Base In DC

    The Ronnie Belliard era is over in Washington. And is apparently just starting in LA (see last night’s win), leaving second base open. The Nationals don’t have the depth internally to fill the position...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about 5 years ago 69 reads 4 comments

  20. Behold Clint Barmes, Middle Class Fantasy Second Baseman

    Second base in an NL-only roto league. Makes you shudder doesn’t it? There’s Chase Utley, Inimitable Lord of the Keystone, and Brandon Phillips, Rarely Imitable Viceroy of the Halfway Point...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about 5 years ago 198 reads 1 comments

  21. The Best Player In Fantasy Baseball? (Not This Man)

    Where would you rank this player for fantasy baseball? Player A: .297, 56 HR, 68 RBI, 113 R, 16 SB This is a five-star player. He would have been the league leader in HR last season, and he can steal a base...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about over 5 years ago 397 reads 18 comments

  22. Times A'Changin': How To Improve Baseball

    Another B/R writer and I recently traded articles about changing baseball. How could MLB improve the game? I didn’t agree with a lot of his ideas (to put it mildly), but the ideas were very engaging...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about over 5 years ago 486 reads 16 comments

  23. Let's Make a Deal: Giants and Nationals

    The San Francisco Giants starting rotation is a dangerous collection of spitfire strikeout machines, but their lineup is worse at hitting than Joe Morgan is at broadcasting...

    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about over 5 years ago 493 reads 14 comments

  24. Why B/R's Nick DeWitt Should Not Be Commissioner

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    Alex Danvers Written by Alex Danvers about over 5 years ago 99 reads 3 comments