Aug 28, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) throws a pitch in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals: News and Links 2/3


The Super Bowl is over which officially declares it to be baseball season. The earliest team to report to spring training will be the Arizona Diamondbacks who report to camp on the sixth. The Washington Nationals have stayed out of the news but with less than two weeks until spring training you shouldn’t expect anything else.

Here are some links from around the web that have been posted within the last couple of days.

Federal Baseball: Ross Ohlendorf: Old Time Delivery

Federal Baseball: Syracuse Chiefs: New Beginnings

MASN: Plenty of players fighting for bench roles

MASN: Lucas Giolito named top Nats prospect by Baseball America

Also this month we will break down how each Nationals player stacks up against the entire National League at his position and also against the entirety of Major League Baseball. This is something fun to do just to see how each player stacks up on paper against the rest. We will being using a plethora of statistics from OPS, BABIP, FIP, K/9, and WAR. Those are just a few. Using all of those we will find out where each Nationals player stands and see where production needs to be picked up because of the lack at a certain position.

We will be starting those today, with Stephen Strasburg, to be posted around 6 PM, so be on the lookout for that! Have a great day Nats fan!

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