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Offline PANatsFan

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The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2010)
« Topic Start: January 03, 2010, 12:18:45 PM »
Spring Training invite Colby Lewis maybe returning from NPB to the Rangers.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/01/rangers-interested-in-colby-lewis.html

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Offline JMW IV

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« Reply #1: January 05, 2010, 11:37:52 AM »
Take a wild guess where Austin Kearns just signed.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: *dead*

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« Reply #2: January 05, 2010, 11:45:07 AM »
Do tell.

EDIT - holy crap, you've gotta be kidding me.

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« Reply #3: January 05, 2010, 11:46:45 AM »
First i'll guess - Kansas City. Then I'll look it up.

Edit - so much for the for the snark.  Since it is a minor league contract, no harm no foul, I suppose. 

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« Reply #4: January 05, 2010, 11:55:57 AM »
Lol.  Perfect.

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« Reply #5: January 05, 2010, 12:21:11 PM »
Nothing wrong with offering him a minor league deal.  But if he ends up as their opening day starter in right, the Indians have bigger problems than I thought.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/01/indians-sign-austin-kearns.html


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« Reply #6: January 05, 2010, 12:44:15 PM »
Please, someone kill me.

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« Reply #7: January 05, 2010, 12:53:19 PM »
Please, someone kill me.

Wil Cordero is still available.

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« Reply #8: January 05, 2010, 01:07:41 PM »
Please, someone kill me.

The real story is that the Nats were gonna do a sign-and-trade, Kearns for Shin-Soo Choo, but then they took the phone away from Manny Acta and nixed the deal.

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« Reply #9: January 05, 2010, 02:19:42 PM »
Take a wild guess where Austin Kearns just signed.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: *dead*
:lmao: :spit: :rofl:

No freaking way!

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« Reply #10: January 05, 2010, 04:02:24 PM »
:lol: who woulda guessed?

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« Reply #11: January 06, 2010, 10:54:45 AM »
The real story is that the Nats were gonna do a sign-and-trade, Kearns for Shin-Soo Choo, but then they took the phone away from Manny Acta and nixed the deal.

so that means that Shin-Soo Choo for Joel Hanrahan is still a possibility?

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« Reply #12: January 11, 2010, 02:00:29 PM »
Former WNFF'er Ryan Church appears close to signing with the Pirates.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/01/pirates-in-talks-with-ryan-church.html#disqus_thread


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« Reply #13: January 11, 2010, 02:25:41 PM »
Former WNFF'er Ryan Church appears close to signing with the Pirates.
            Let's keep a tally of how many teams Ryan is on, before he is finally exhaust all his options......  :pimp:

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« Reply #14: January 11, 2010, 02:27:40 PM »
             Let's keep a tally of how many teams Ryan is on, before he is finally runs out of teams......  :pimp:

His career's on thin ice now.  The accumulation of injuries has really diminished his offensive contributions, and he's now viewed as a 4th outfielder, vs. a middle of the pack starter before.   

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« Reply #15: January 11, 2010, 03:06:27 PM »
His career's on thin ice now.  The accumulation of injuries has really diminished his offensive contributions, and he's now viewed as a 4th outfielder, vs. a middle of the pack starter before.   

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I think he's a better pick up than Johnny Damon.

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« Reply #16: January 11, 2010, 03:22:50 PM »
Did you know that Ron Villone has tied an MLB record by playing with 12 different franchises. If he gets another opportunity next season, he could break the record. That is something he can brag about to his grandkids.

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« Reply #17: January 11, 2010, 04:06:46 PM »
did the turtle just say "ryan church" and "4th outfielder" in the same sentence? :shock:

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« Reply #18: January 11, 2010, 04:43:07 PM »
did the turtle just say "ryan church" and "4th outfielder" in the same sentence? :shock:

Every career must decline at some point.

This is the first time you see it mentioned in media accounts, for after all he'd pretty much been a starter except when out with injury, which was all too frequently.

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« Reply #19: January 11, 2010, 06:05:10 PM »
Former WNFF'er Ryan Church appears close to signing with the Pirates.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/01/pirates-in-talks-with-ryan-church.html#disqus_thread



He should watch out for his nemesis, the outfield wall, this time. I think that shoulder injury is what did him in for good.

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The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2010)
« Reply #20: January 12, 2010, 12:32:59 PM »
Schroeder to the Marlins

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« Reply #21: January 13, 2010, 11:04:04 AM »
Pirates complete contract with outfielder Church
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
By Dejan Kovacevic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pirates officially have signed free-agent outfielder Ryan Church, the team announced this morning, to the one-year, $1.5 million contract that had been previously reported.

Management plans to use Church in a reserve role, behind everyday outfielders Lastings Milledge, Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones.

Church, 31, is coming off a 2009 in which he batted .273 with four home runs and 40 RBIs in 111 games split between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves. He was hampered much of the summer by a sore back caused by an aggravated sacroiliac joint. In December, he was non-tendered by Atlanta after making $2.8 million, as he surely would have gotten a raise through the arbitration process.

"An important part of this process is finding a guy who makes us better, a guy who is an upgrade over what we have, who understands what the expected role is but also understands the upside of that role," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said. "In Ryan Church, I think we've got a guy who plays solid defense on the corners, who's capable in center field, who isn't too far removed from having a very productive major league season. We hope to get some quality at-bats and solid defense."

His best season came in 2007 with the Washington Nationals: .272 with 15 home runs, 43 doubles and 70 RBIs in 144 games.

The Pirates' 40-man roster is full.



Read more: http://www.postgazette.com/pg/10013/1027881-100.stm#ixzz0cVbzx2ws

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The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2010)
« Reply #22: January 13, 2010, 11:11:19 AM »
Church is a bum.  Braves are so stupid for that trade. 

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« Reply #23: January 13, 2010, 11:25:02 AM »
not really. they only traded Francoer for him. Francoer sucks. braves didnt lose much.

nice to see some balance in your bashing though.

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« Reply #24: January 13, 2010, 11:27:09 AM »
Church playing backup on the same team starting Milledge, with Hanrahan closing...  there's a good joke in that somewhere.