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Podcast: Baseball in The District – Nats position battles

Mar 5, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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In the third installment of ‘Baseball in The District,’ Tim Murray and I are joined by Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to get a peak behind enemy lines at Braves spring training. After entering last season a bit under the radar, the Braves now have a target on their backs as the reigning champions of the National League East.

Before Rogers joins on, Tim and I discuss the Nationals most notable position battles. We go over the early returns for the competition at second base, the fifth starter spot, as well as the final jobs in the bullpen.

After our interview with Rogers, we go over MLB’s new field-tracking system and a recent Baseball Prospectus article comparing the Nats’ talent under the age of 25 to their rivals.

In addition to ‘Baseball in The District’ being available on CSNwashington, Nats Insider, and ESPN 980, you can also find it on iTunes. Just search the name of the show and it should appear under ESPN’s Audio Vault.

  1. Section 222 - Mar 5, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Chase, I listened to the last podcast and didn’t notice a single Yankees mention. Thanks! Looking forward to this one.

  2. natinalsgo - Mar 6, 2014 at 5:27 AM

    Another good Podcast.

  3. nats128 - Mar 6, 2014 at 6:48 AM

    Chase, dont forget Matt Williams relationship with Zach Walters that goes back to college at Univ of San Diego as Matty’s son Jake was college teammates with Zach Walters and also Sammy Solis.

    Some believe Williams got the D’Backs to draft Walters.

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ATLANTA 55 46 1.0
NEW YORK 48 53 8.0
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UPCOMING SCHEDULE
THU: OFF
FRI: Nats at Reds, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Reds, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Reds, 1:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 p.m.
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TUE: 2:30 p.m.
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THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
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