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The Clubhouse / Re: NL East Watch 2015
« Last post by houston-nat on Today at 04:39:03 PM »
% chance of winning the division now down to 76.3%
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The Clubhouse / Re: NL East Watch 2015
« Last post by mitlen on Today at 04:27:51 PM »
Potential to be 50 of 58...we face them again in September and October...

Exactly my thoughts but I couldn't do the math in time.    :)     Damn curmudgeons   . . . .    :old:
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The Clubhouse / Re: Fire Matt Williams! (2015)
« Last post by JCA-CrystalCity on Today at 04:08:34 PM »

How about Drew Storen?

He's not the freaking closer any more. The save we've always said sometimes comes in the 7th, or the 8th, in Game 7 last year in came in the 2nd. Why the hell does Storen have to be used in the 8th when the meat of the lineup is coming up in the 7th, the eighth should be a bunch of soft hitters you can match up for, and THEN you can send your precious closer out in his role. Why does Drew's role have to be "set-up," why can't it be fireman, or 1-inning "heart of the order" guy.
NJ Ave said that he hoped that Storen would now be used for the toughest stretch of hitters close and late once the Papelbon deal came thorugh, rather than strictly as 8th inning ahead guy.  Your post has it nailed.
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The Clubhouse / Re: Fire Matt Williams! (2015)
« Last post by varoadking on Today at 03:39:02 PM »
Let's all take a deep breath and remember that Williams is Rizzo's boy. 

The Nats picked up Matt Williams' 2016 contract option, rewarding their 49-year-old skipper for the job he did in his first season at the helm.

He ain't goin' anywhere...and sadly, neither is this team, apparently...
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The Clubhouse / Re: NL East Watch 2015
« Last post by varoadking on Today at 03:37:11 PM »
44 of the Mets' remaining 58 games are against teams with losing records.

Potential to be 50 of 58...we face them again in September and October...
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The Clubhouse / Re: Fire Matt Williams! (2015)
« Last post by stoneghost28 on Today at 03:17:33 PM »
spot on.  that he can't realize he has different tools than he had a week ago and adjust is pretty damning.  At least he's honest about it.

The clues were in place after the choke job/idiot performance against the Giants last fall. People said "[hopefully]..he learned his lesson from this." I said at the time that it was clear he didn't if you read his post-game interviews that day and in the week after. Lessons were clear last October in how one must adapt tactics to situation in the playoffs, and not simply read off a checklist a la the old school point after scratch and sniff guide book moron coaches in the NFL used for a decade before Chip Kelly, and Bill Bellichek made mincemeat of such stupidity. Matt Williams is clearly a "by the book" manager who simply isn't flexible in his thinking, nor innovative, creative, or thoughtful in approach. He doesn't learn, he believes he has accumulated wisdom from four decades in the game, and that is all the guidance he needs, he'd make a great manager for a fool like Ruben Amaro Jr.

What I can't understand is how a great GM like Rizzo that seems to utilize everything at his disposal from scouts, to metrics, to instincts, can get the "manager" so wrong, and not fix it. He's built a great team, and he's given the team over to "Mongo" to run. Is it a surprise that the team is drastically underperforming when the guy at the wheel of the Lexus, drove a clown car with 10 of his friends for a decade before that? Just insane.

Really depressing that a team that has done so much, so right since 2007-2008, can't get manager right since Davey Johnson left. Mets should be 8-10 games back, instead they're 1, with 1/10th the positional talent and only equivalent at best pitching. Genius.
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The Clubhouse / Re: NL East Watch 2015
« Last post by Slateman on Today at 03:07:16 PM »
44 of the Mets' remaining 58 games are against teams with losing records.
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Chelsea Janes ‏@chelsea_janes  2h2 hours ago

Span swung a bat for first time today -- about 30 swings he said. Played catch, too. He's been running sprints and lifting for a few days.

I'm hoping no later than mid-August?
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The Clubhouse / Re: Fire Matt Williams! (2015)
« Last post by mitlen on Today at 02:06:25 PM »

How about Drew Storen?

He's not the freaking closer any more. The save we've always said sometimes comes in the 7th, or the 8th, in Game 7 last year in came in the 2nd. Why the hell does Storen have to be used in the 8th when the meat of the lineup is coming up in the 7th, the eighth should be a bunch of soft hitters you can match up for, and THEN you can send your precious closer out in his role. Why does Drew's role have to be "set-up," why can't it be fireman, or 1-inning "heart of the order" guy. I have no faith Matt will ever learn this. He relieved Zim last year in Game 2 because "he nearly gave up a homer, Buster posey is a great hitter, and Buster Posey is seeing him well tonight." Not cause "he was tired, pitch count, etc etc." Literally the same reasons to relieve Ross facing Duda last night, but he didn't do it. And he'll stick with his roles until he's out of a job.

Who knows what Rizzo/Willams promised Storen to placate his broken heart?    They may have promised to only use him in set-up situations.   Hell, they promised a newcomer the closer role.
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The Clubhouse / Re: Fire Matt Williams! (2015)
« Last post by HalfSmokes on Today at 02:06:01 PM »
I don't think he should demand, I think he should ask very nicely.

:funny:
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