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Spring Training Preview, Part III: Starting Pitchers

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by Kyle Mann

Coming off a Major League Baseball-best 3.03 starters ERA, the Washington Nationals added 2013 American League Cy Young Award Winner Max Scherzer to a starting staff that is now projected to feature five members with Top-10 Cy Young Award finishes since 2012. 1,712 more words

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Deep Starting Rotations Help Your Fantasy Baseball Team

The deeper a major league team’s starting rotation the better it will help your fantasy baseball team.

It’s pretty simple. Let me use the Washington Nationals as an example since I consider them to have one of the deeper rotations in baseball. 310 more words

Fantasy Baseball

Scherzer talked to Fister, Thornton before joining Nats

Max Scherzer will be paid handsomely to join a team that was already one of the best in baseball, having led the National League in wins in two of the last three seasons. 528 more words

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VIDEO: Big decisions to make for Nats

After signing Max Scherzer, the Nationals have some big decisions to make over the next four weeks in regards to their rotation. Do they make a trade involving Jordan Zimmermann or Doug Fister, or roll into 2015 with all six of their starting pitchers on the roster? 26 more words

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Capital Favorite Champion

The reality is that the Washington Nationals will have to pay Max Scherzer until he is 44-years-old, and history says most long-term contracts for pitchers stink towards the end. 1,357 more words

Boras' 'internal rating' says Nats have MLB's best rotation

Even before the Nationals added Max Scherzer in a record free agent contract, their starting rotation was by all accounts a strength.

They held the best rotation ERA in MLB last season at 3.04 and the best WHIP at 1.14. 303 more words

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On the Red Sox Starting Rotation

I want no part of James Shields.

Let me rephrase: I want no part of James Shields unless his price is about 3 years at $18 million per year. 1,588 more words

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