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Re: 2012 media power rankings
« Reply #175: May 22, 2012, 06:43:40 PM »
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6) – (Last Week – 6) - Stephen Strasburg’s first big league home run came in his 42nd big league at-bat, which is 93 at-bats fewer than it took his college coach, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. So he’s got that to brag about.

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« Reply #176: June 05, 2012, 12:14:04 PM »
Nats have been holding at 4th for weeks in the BP Prospectus Hit List, by Matthew Kory.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/hitlist/?thisdate=2012-06-05

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Re: 2012 media power rankings
« Reply #177: June 05, 2012, 12:21:13 PM »
Bring it on. 

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« Reply #178: June 06, 2012, 03:15:28 PM »
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4) – (Last Week – 5) - The Nats’ pitching staff continues to carve up opponents with a strikeout-rate that is on a historic pace.

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« Reply #179: June 06, 2012, 03:17:21 PM »
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5) – (Last Week – 4) - Stephen Strasburg is 95 innings away from the limit the Nationals said they'd use before the season started. The Nats are going to stay in the race and Strasburg is going to continue to be one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball. But the future of the franchise is very bright, too. I do not envy the decision-makers here come mid-to-late August.

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« Reply #180: June 06, 2012, 03:19:40 PM »
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3) – (Last Week – 5) - The return of Mike Morse (a .910 OPS in 2011) to replace the likes of Roger Bernadina (.699 OPS), Rick Ankiel (.673 OPS) and Xavier Nady (.500 OPS) should boost an offense that's 13th in runs per game in the NL.

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« Reply #181: June 06, 2012, 03:27:37 PM »
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5) – (Last Week – 3)

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Re: 2012 media power rankings
« Reply #182: June 06, 2012, 04:32:06 PM »
Matthew Kory, BP  June 5

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Re: 2012 media power rankings
« Reply #183: June 06, 2012, 04:36:55 PM »
Not to take anything away from Harper but some of these people either weren't alive or forgot about Kevin "Upper Decker" Maas.

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« Reply #184: June 11, 2012, 05:06:13 PM »
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2) – (Last Week – 3) - The Nationals, with an MLB-best 2.98 ERA, held the Red Sox to a .208 batting average during a three-game sweep at Fenway Park over the weekend.

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« Reply #185: June 11, 2012, 05:07:39 PM »
Found a new one at waiverwireblog.com (6/11/2012)

3. Washington Nationals (+0, 35-23, 1st in NL East)

This Week: @ Toronto (3), vs. NY Yankees (3)

A three game sweep in Boston, even if the Red Sox aren’t at full strength, is still impressive. While Stephen Strasburg gets all the headlines nationally, its Gio Gonzalez that is leading the league’s most dominant starting rotation. His 8 wins are tied for 2nd in the National League, and he sports a 2.35 ERA with 89 strikeouts, second behind Strasburg’s 92. Long story short, those two at the top of the rotation will keep the Nationals in first place.

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« Reply #186: June 11, 2012, 05:17:44 PM »
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4) Nationals (Last Week - 5)

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« Reply #187: June 12, 2012, 03:13:14 PM »
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2) – (Last Week – 4) - The Nationals picked up the franchise’s first sweep at Fenway Park. Oh by the way, that Harper kid continues to provide positives for the club.

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« Reply #188: June 13, 2012, 01:47:13 PM »
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1) – (Last Week – 5) - The Pirates' last winning season ended on Oct. 14, 1992, when Atlanta's Sid Bream scored on Francisco Cabrera's two-run single, sending the Braves to the 1992 World Series. Bryce Harper was born two days later. Yes, you're old -- and there's no reason someone who wasn't alive while Barry Bonds wore a Pirate uniform should be hitting .307/.390/.553 in the big leagues.

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Re: 2012 media power rankings
« Reply #189: June 13, 2012, 01:47:27 PM »
First #1 ranking of the season.

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Re: 2012 media power rankings
« Reply #190: June 13, 2012, 01:51:01 PM »
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1) – (Last Week – 5) - The Pirates' last winning season ended on Oct. 14, 1992... Bryce Harper was born two days later.

that's just sad

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Nats Top Yahoo's Power Rankings
« Reply #191: June 14, 2012, 11:37:17 PM »
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/power-rankings--no-clowning-around--it-s-the-nats.html;_ylt=AlahMh6M6bfb9zZ0gJDePRwRvLYF

I never thought I would see the day! Rizzo should be executive of the year without a doubt.

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Re: Nats Top Yahoo's Power Rankings
« Reply #192: June 14, 2012, 11:40:56 PM »
It's only June :|

There should be a moratorium on starting new threads.

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Re: Nats Top Yahoo's Power Rankings
« Reply #193: June 14, 2012, 11:47:37 PM »
Yes it is only June and it doesn't mean much. Its just great to see after all of those awful seasons watching Pedro Astacio, Felipe Lopez, and Odalis Perez. If the Nats keep this up Rizzo is easily the executive of the year. Just let us enjoy it for now.

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Re: Nats Top Yahoo's Power Rankings
« Reply #194: June 14, 2012, 11:59:49 PM »
There's also a media power rankings thread.

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Re: Nats Top Yahoo's Power Rankings
« Reply #195: June 15, 2012, 12:25:48 AM »
Yes it is only June and it doesn't mean much. Its just great to see after all of those awful seasons watching Pedro Astacio, Felipe Lopez, and Odalis Perez. If the Nats keep this up Rizzo is easily the executive of the year. Just let us enjoy it for now.
Exactly.

We should enjoy every day of this season.

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Re: Nats Top Yahoo's Power Rankings
« Reply #196: June 15, 2012, 09:19:50 AM »
...power rankings...

I prefer real pennants myself, honestly won...those who prefer championships decided wholly or partly in polls should just sit tight; college football season is not that far off.

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Re: 2012 media power rankings
« Reply #197: June 15, 2012, 09:21:07 AM »
Right now we are #1 in Yahoo's and CBSsports' power rankings!

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« Reply #198: June 18, 2012, 04:25:01 PM »
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3) – (Last Week – 2) - The formula for a sweep: In the series against the Yankees, the Nats gave up the most runs (16) and scored the second least (six) that they have in a series all season.

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« Reply #199: June 18, 2012, 04:27:14 PM »
WaiverWireBlog.com (6/18/2012)

7. Washington Nationals (-4, 38-26, 1st in NL East)

This Week: vs. Tampa Bay (3), @ Baltimore (3)

It was a strange week for a couple of teams. We can include the Nationals in on this parade, who went from sweeping Toronto to getting swept by the Yankees. Times don’t get any easier for the first place Nats, but if they want to be contenders towards the end of the season, this is the time for them to flex their muscle. We’ve done a lot of praising both Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez recently, but did you know both those arms trail Jordan Zimmermann in quality starts? Zimm’s 11 is one better than both his teammates, which makes his win total of only 3 that much more impressive.