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ZiPS looks at the 2013 Washington Nationals Projections It’s never too early to start looking at ZiPS projections, and somehow during those two dead weeks of the holidays we forgot to throw this up on the site. The one thing I don’t like about ZiPS is it isn’t quite as optimistic as good ol’ Bill James, but it often offers a more realistic snapshot of what you’re likely to see from said player in the following year. But Bryce Harper with just 26 home runs and 29 doubles? I’ll sign up for the over right now. [FanGraphs]
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No news on the Adam LaRoche front. But remember last Christmas, when Bryce Harper got a puppy and named him Swag? Of course you do.
Well, in case you were wondering how the pup was doing, Harper Tweeted the photo above Thursday night ("Me and the buddy hangin out! Best dog around! #swag").
Indeed, it seems Swag is all grown up now.
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...also, Gio just signed a deal with Wilson gloves. Photo above of Gio signing the contract in his kitchen (with aforementioned Curly W on the fridge in the background -- we're assuming that's Gio's fridge), and below posing with his agent and new red Wilson glove and a rep from Wilson, via @GioGonzalez47 himself.
Wonder how those Adam LaRoche negotiations are going...
Brad Lidge is 36 years old. In December, when he was still 35, he announced his retirement from professional baseball. He hadn’t been much of a factor since 2010, so in that sense it felt inevitable that Lidge would hang them up. In discussing Lidge’s career, Mike Axisa wrote up the memorable moment that was Albert Pujols taking Lidge deep. Below, in the comments section of that...
It’s never too late to spread the good news.
The Washington Nationals are ripe with talent; Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper to name a few.
But prospects are never relegated to the normal talent pool. The Independent Leagues are becoming more and popular and a legitimate source for up-and-comer’s, as well as a way for players who have been released or undrafted to get the...
High school senior David Denson might not be one of the top prospects in the country, but it’s hard to imagine a teenager having more power than him. Denson, who turns 18 on January 17, hit a 515-foot home run at Marlins Park during the 2012 Power Showcase. DPL Baseball says Denson hit 19 home runs in the showcase, including three off the scoreboard. The showcase’s website says...