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Nationals Secure Home Field Advantage
The Washington Nationals have secured home field advantage throughout the National League playoffs by beating the Philadelphia Phillies in the regular season finale.
The Nationals entered the day tied with the Cincinnati Reds for the NL's best record...
MLB Teams Without Closers Performing Well
For years, I've argued that the closer role in Major League Baseball is an overrated, overvalued position.

Now, don't get me wrong, I think bullpens, as a whole, are underrated, but the closer role is overrated.
Phillies’ Hamel Suspended for Five Games
Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels has been suspended for five games for intentionally throwing at Washington Nationals rookie Bryce Harper in Sunday's game.  Hamels was also fined.
Hamels admitted he threw at Harper intentionally...
Ivan Rodriguez Set to Announce Retirement
There's a little bit of irony that two of the greatest catchers ever are nicknamed "Pudge."
Carlton Fisk had that nickname on his way to catching the most games in major league history with the Red Sox and White Sox.  He wound up in the Hall of Fame...
Is Ryan Zimmerman A $100 Million Player
The Washington Nationals just recently signed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to a six-year contract extension, worth $100 million.
The 27-year-old Zimmerman is certainly a fine player. He was the fourth-overall pick of the Nationals in the 2005 amateur draft, and one year later, finished runner-up in t…

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