Nationals Look to Catch Mets in Final Month of Season, Tickets Very Affordable on Secondary Market

View image | The Washington Nationals lost major ground on the surging New York Mets over the past month, as one of baseball’s hottest teams has taken over the top of the NL East. As impressive as the Mets seem these days, Bryce Harper’s Nats are still in the mix for first-place in the division at just 5.5 games back, and have shown the ability to pull off...
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Andrew McCutchen Has Passed Bryce Harper In NL MVP Race

There’s a reason Major League Baseball awards aren’t given out at the All-Star break; or mid-August for that matter. For most, it not all, of the 2015 season, Bryce Harper appeared to be the runaway winner for the National League MVP award.  Harper has the advanced metrics, traditional counting states, superlative defensive ability and unquestioned star power.  He passes...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With These Cubs, Throw Out the History Book

  The Chicago Cubs are in the homestretch of what has been an amazing season. This team has played great from wire to wire and is in a great spot to lockup a spot in the Wild Card game. If you had asked fans what they expected going into this season, a majority would have told you they would be happy to see the team get to the .500 mark. Well, the Cubs about set to do just that...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper doesn’t seem to care if Nationals make playoffs

To hear it from Bryce Harper, it doesn’t matter much if the Washington Nationals make the playoffs or not. In fact, he doesn’t particularly seem to care. Or that’s at least how it sounded when the superstar slugger was asked to weigh in on the plight that the struggling and sputtering Nationals find themselves in as the division rival New York Mets continue to distance themselves...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking – 2015 Game 126 (SD at WAS)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you may have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (62-64) scored more runs than the Washington Nationals (63-62) last night, 6-5, at Nationals Park. Tyson Ross (9-9, 3.42) gave up four runs in six innings on six hit and two walks with nine strikeouts. In the fourth...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Could The Nationals Be Turning It Around?

Coming into 2015, the Washington Nationals were the one team that nearly everyone thought was going to make the playoffs. They were in a so called “weak” NL East division and they were far and away better than their divisional counterparts. Thus far in 2015, however, it has not been the Nationals team we expected at all. They went out and signed ace Max Scherzer and in the beginning...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper surprises youth baseball players at team’s practice

Bryce Harper took advantage of an open date on the Washington Nationals’ schedule Monday to brighten the spirits of some young baseball players by surprising them during practice. Dressed in full uniform, the slugger threw batting practice and hit grounders to members of a Nationals youth team from the Prince George’s R.B.I. (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) League. Surprise...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo: MVP Candidate?

Let’s start this article by talking about Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber is awesome, and this year he’s put up a .275/.373/.558 line. That’s really good, and a .931 OPS/153 wRC+ is good for 10th among all hitters in baseball with 160 PA. Incredible, right? Well, Anthony Rizzo is 9th. That’s right: as incredible as Schwarber has performed this season, Rizzo has been better over...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

TCU Cheerleaders At The Lake, Bryce Harper Effed & Salma Hayek Floating

  Here we go with another full day of LLWS followed by the usual MLB night games that’ll put you...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: Rudy’s Dark Wizardry Finally Exposed

And it wasn't as dark as I expected. A little more mathy and computery I suppose... then again, I don't really understand that stuff any how, so it might as well be dark and wizardry. If you hadn't guessed from the title, Rudy joined me on the Pod to go over baseball thing-a-ma-jigs. We touched on the Mike Trout and Bryce Harper conundrum that Grey and I discussed last week, the...
Via Razzball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers' Nelson latest KO for Nationals' Harper on fantasy front

The hits keep coming for Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, but they are starting to pile up just as quickly off the field.Harper leads the National League in home runs (31) and is in the chase for a league batting title, but such success at the tender age of 22 doesn't necessarily equate to a fantasy lifestyle.In a span of six days, Sports Illustrated cover girl Nina...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Bryce Harper Throws Out Ryan Braun at Second with Dart Throw from RF

Nationals All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper is known for his towering home runs and hustle around the bases, bu one aspect of his game that is underrated is his arm. Harper displayed his attribute of arm strength when he was able to throw out Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun at second from right field, trying to stretch out a double. The great defensive play came a time of need for the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

So, Let’s talk about the NL MVP

Just as numerous National League clubs have come to and gone from contention, so have said clubs’ MVP candidates. You could say that with the Nationals having been in the race for some time, that Bryce Harper was the hands-down favorite to claim the prestigious NL award. Now that the Mets have leap-frogged Washington – and certainly aren’t indicatively looking to turn things...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The season isn't completely lost for the Washington Nationals

Bartolo Colon The Washington Nationals are in free fall.  They have lost 8 of their last 10 games and now own a record that is below .500.  Their offense has seemed to disappear and so has their defense.  A team that once was the favorite to win the National League East is now 5 games behind the New York Mets.  Wait, what?  The Mets?  The Nationals are behind a team that...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best of FanGraphs: August 17-21, 2015

Each week, we publish north of 100 posts on our various blogs. With this post, we hope to highlight 10 to 15 of them. You can read more on it here. The links below are color coded — green for FanGraphs, brown for RotoGraphs, dark red for The Hardball Times, orange for TechGraphs and blue for Community Research. MONDAYThe Collapse of the Nationals, by Dave Cameron As far as Nationals...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Walks and a bad bullpen due in the Colorado Rockies once again

  When Steven Tyler wrote “Walk This Way,” he may have had the Colorado Rockies pitching staff in mind. The same old story was told for the seemingly countless time on Wednesday night at Coors Field. It was the same story that was told on Tuesday night and the same story that was told last Friday and Saturday nights. The reality is, it is simply terrible baseball. Despite a...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nationals Need to Start Winning… Now

(To help understand the article I have attached a nice walkthrough by Bleacher Report) The Washington Nationals are in an absolute free fall from division leader with a 90% chance of making the playoffs to a second place club, 4.5 games back from the New York Mets, with a 33.2% chance of making the playoffs. The easiest cause to recognize of the Nationals post All-Star collapse...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bikini waxed: Nina Agdal admits to 'cheating' on Harper with Trout

The losses keep piling up for the Washington Nationals and the latest one is a biggie involving star right fielder Bryce Harper. Supermodel Nina Agdal made Harper's night off one to forget by essentially letting him know there are other fish in the sea.The 2014 Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl threw out the first pitch at the Los Angeles Angels game on Monday night, receiving...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nina Agdal cops to ‘cheating’ on Bryce Harper with Mike Trout

Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Nina Agdal had some fun with how she’s been taking photos with big-time major leaguers to promote New Era baseball caps by indicating in a post to Instagram that she’s “cheating” on Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper with Los Angeles Angels superstar and reigning AL MVP Mike Trout. “Sorry Bryce, im cheating on you… Had so much...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Are baseball’s umpires after Bryce Harper?

While making my afternoon commute home from work yesterday, I caught the tail end of a debate on MLB Network Radio’s Inside Pitch over who should win the National League MVP. Both hosts, Casey Stern and Jim Bowden, went with Bryce Harper narrowly edging out Paul Goldschmidt. While Bowden, the former Washington Nationals general manager, wrapped up his case for Harper, he offered...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Coors And The High Life

It’s good to be back my friends. After a week away, I’m ready and raring to go. I took a full week off from DFS (That’s a lie, I played in the PGA Championship MIlly Maker, but who’s counting) and it was a nice reprieve. MLB is a crazy long season and in the midst of the dog days, it can really be a grind. Taking some much needed time off was great and if you’re feeling...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

D.C. collapse: what brought down the Nationals?

High expectations can be a dangerous thing. Almost everyone expected the Washington Nationals to be really, really good this year. Many expected them to win the National League, and just as many picked them to win the World Series. They were a team that didn’t have many obvious weaknesses; instead, they added to their strengths, signing the top free agent starting pitcher on...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nina Agdal Cheats on Bryce Harper With Mike Trout

Sorry, Bryce.
Via Busted Coverage
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Exclusive: Paul Sewald Just Keeps Throwing Strikes

He is part of a crop of young baseball players who grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, a class that includes the likes of Bryce Harper, Joey Gallo and Kris Bryant. He’s thoughtful, strategic and articulate and made a perfect guest on a recent WIOX, Tip-Off radio show. I’m talking about Paul Sewald the current […]
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: west coast road trip off to rocky start

When I said earlier that this National League West coast road trip could make or break the Washington Nationals season, I truly did mean it. Before the Nationals had headed out West, they had the division within their reach at 2 games behind division rival, New York Mets. After taking the first game in Los Angeles, the Nationals dropped 2 of 3 against the NL West leading Dodgers...
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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