Washington Nationals Analysis

Halfway To Home: Midseason Meanderings On NL Contenders

by John Watson

Jul 15, 2016 11:15 AM

On the Dodgers' rotation gamble, the Giants' old-school approach, the half-mortal Cubs, Washington's pitchers, Mets' issues, Pirates' cheapness, Cardinals' devil magic and whether the Marlins are for real. Read more »

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals, IQ

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Ranking MLB's Best Hitter-Pitcher Combinations

by Andrew Perna

Mar 30, 2016 1:11 PM

It's difficult to win a World Series on the strength of just two stars, but having a superstar hitter and pitcher is as good a place as any to start building a contender. Read more »

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals

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Qualified To Play Ball: The State Of The Qualifying Offer

by John Watson

Mar 7, 2016 8:45 PM

Players are waiting months to find a team. Players are getting paid way less than they would be otherwise. Big market teams are using the QOS to undercut the market value of their free agents and end up with them back in the fold on cheap deals. Read more »

Tags: Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, IQ

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Grading The Offseason: NL East

by Andrew Perna

Breaking down the moves made by the Braves, Marlins, Mets, Phillies and Nationals. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Cespedes Stays With Mets On Three-Year, $75M Deal

by Andrew Perna

Yoenis Cespedes earned himself a huge payday long before he lit Citi Field on fire and this contract could turn into a much larger one if he produces for the Mets in 2016. Read more »
2015 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The MLB has an ever-changing landscape but this creation of a hierarchal ranking gives a look to how we would choose their collective situations at the end of 2015. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Tigers Sign Jordan Zimmermann To $110M Deal

by Andrew Perna

He isn't David Price or Zack Greinke, but the Tigers may have found themselves a bargain at a much lower price point in Jordan Zimmermann. Read more »
Cardinals End Season Atop OPSERA Rankings

by Scott McCourtney

Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina go down, but the Cardinals remain the class of baseball. Can they make yet another extended playoff run? Read more »
Blue Jays Rocket Into Top Five

by Scott McCourtney

The Blue Jays have been red-hot since acquiring Troy Tulowitzki and David Price, moving into the top five for the first time all season. Read more »
NL Dominates OPSERA Rankings For August 18th

by Scott McCourtney

The National League reigns supreme this week with the Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates sitting atop our rankings. Read more »
A Look At What Buyers Might Look To Buy

by Andrew Perna

There are more Major League teams in contention than not as the two-Wild Card Era continues to provide hope well into the summer. If teams are going to buy, they'll need a shopping list. Read more »
Q&A With Jon Hanford Of Topps BUNT

by Andrew Perna

If you collected baseball cards as a kid, you are familiar with the Topps brand. As you've grown up, so have cards. You can now collect digital versions of your favorite players without having to find space to store them. Read more »
Miguel Cabrera Has Tigers In Top Five

by Scott McCourtney

Miguel Cabrera has the Tigers on his back as they remain in the top five. Did you expect anything less? Read more »
Michael Wacha Has Cardinals Back In Top Spot

by Scott McCourtney

Michael Wacha is having the best season of his young career as the Cardinals move to the top of RealGM's OPSERA rankings this week. Read more »
Manfred Focused On Increasing Interest In Draft

by Andrew Perna

Major League Baseball wants to raise the profile of its annual amateur draft, but logistics may get in the way. Read more »
RealGM's Consensus 2015 MLB Mock Draft

by Andrew Perna

Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson seems like a good bet to be the first player taken on Monday night when the Arizona Diamondbacks pick. Read more »
Pirates Climb Alongside Baseball's Best

by Scott McCourtney

Thanks to a recent surge, the Pirates find themselves in the top-five along with the Dodgers, Cardinals, Royals and Nationals. Are they for real? Read more »
The Cutoff Throw: Mr. May, Cubbies & Yankees Without Ellsbury

by Andrew Perna

The month of May has belonged to Bryce Harper and Prince Fielder, the young Cubs are fulfilling promise and why the Yankees are in trouble without Jacoby Ellsbury. Read more »
Nationals Finally Break Into Top Five

by Scott McCourtney

The Nationals have broken into the top five, while the Yankees (nine spots), Mets (six), Angels (seven) and Reds (five) took the biggest falls. Read more »
Kansas City Displaying Staying Power

by Scott McCourtney

The Royals have avoided a hangover following their surprise World Series appearance. They rank among baseball's best in both hitting and pitching. Read more »

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