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The Clubhouse / Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2016)
« Last post by HalfSmokes on Today at 12:48:26 PM »
I'm not in a place I can listen, but that's a quote I'd -really- have to hear in context. It's way too easy to unintentionally misread a line of text. It's also very easy for a reporter to pick a specific line to quote because it is out of context and click bait.

I didn't hear it, but I heard grant and danny talking about it- they both thought he was serious
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The Clubhouse / Re: Danny Espinosa: Redemption Watch 2016
« Last post by dracnal on Today at 12:47:05 PM »
I believe in Danny Espinosa. I like him. I want him to be an awesome SS for us. I think it will happen. I, too, have wanted to punch my T.V. from time to time, but somehow I always end up pulling for the guy. This is his thread, 2016 edition.

Someone find a jpg of Lucy holding the football.
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The Clubhouse / Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2016)
« Last post by Slateman on Today at 12:46:40 PM »
If Stanton is worth 13 million a win,  than Harper with his 9 WAR a season would equate to 117 million a season.
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The Clubhouse / Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2016)
« Last post by dracnal on Today at 12:45:06 PM »
I'm not in a place I can listen, but that's a quote I'd -really- have to hear in context. It's way too easy to unintentionally misread a line of text. It's also very easy for a reporter to pick a specific line to quote because it is out of context and click bait.
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Just got a Valentine's Day card from the Nats and it includes 2 free GA tickets to a 4/1 Exhibition game against the Twins.

I would love if this is an awesomely elaborate April Fools' joke. When we'll get there Dan Snyder will be greeting fans at the gate saying, "Did you really think the Lerners would be giving away FREE tickets to everyone?!?!?!"

Anyhow, I like it. Looks like you get go wander the park and watch from any given available seat.





Not pictured are 2 actual GA tickets. Funny that http://www.nationals.com/thankyougame/ doesn't actually exist yet at time of posting.
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The Clubhouse / Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Last post by NJ Ave on Today at 12:28:36 PM »
I agree. I think it's a win for the team just because management seems willing to put Danny in the 7th/8th spot whereas I think they always thought Desmond was a middle of the order hitter. I say let Espinosa take some easy walks, pop some dingers, etc. without the team ever depending on him for its offense.

If the point is that we probably won't miss Desmond if we have Espinosa because they're about the same player at this point, I agree with that.
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The Clubhouse / Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Last post by whytev on Today at 12:22:27 PM »
Really? Well can we move this discussion over there.


I started a new thread. For moving this stuff, I leave it to the wisdom of the mods.

http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=33677.0
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The Clubhouse / Danny Espinosa: Redemption Watch 2016
« Last post by whytev on Today at 12:21:22 PM »
I believe in Danny Espinosa. I like him. I want him to be an awesome SS for us. I think it will happen. I, too, have wanted to punch my T.V. from time to time, but somehow I always end up pulling for the guy. This is his thread, 2016 edition.
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The Clubhouse / Re: 2015-2016 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Last post by whytev on Today at 12:18:38 PM »
I mean, how on earth do you explain the 37 games from Danny's high water mark on June 10th to when he got benched in late July, when he played every day and hit .236/.273/.336 with 6 walks and 39 strikeouts? He played a quarter of a season absolutely sucking balls at the plate before he got benched.

And let me get this straight, we're saying both:

1. Danny gets a pass for sucking in the SECOND half because him being benched ruined his mojo, but
2. Desmond does NOT get a pass for sucking in the FIRST half despite being in a complete mental tailspin over turning down a lucrative extension and basically forcing himself to enter free agency when everyone knows he wanted to stay in Washington?

Look, maybe Danny just fell into bad habits. Hopefully he put in a lot of work this offseason to carry forward whatever adjustment led him to a 21/38 BB/K ratio in his first 50 games last season. That Danny is a 4-5 win player.

But I'm not excusing Danny. He was hitting extremely poorly well before he got benched.

Svrluga's article on this made absolutely no sense. He connects Rendon coming back to Espinosa tanking, but Rendon came back the first week of June and Espinosa continued to play every day through the last week of July before he was benched. I guess you can blame it on him being shifted around and being more of a utility player, but if the issue is getting out of rhythm due to lack of playing time, how can you get out of rhythm starting 35 of 37 games during that stretch?

Look, Danny is flawed and awesome. Ian is flawed and awesome. They are similar players. I'm saying Ian got worse enough and Danny got better enough that they pretty much converged. Even with Desmond's way better second half and Espinosa's way worse second half, Desmond never caught up. Espinosa had a better OPS last year. All while not making like, what, 25 errors?
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The Clubhouse / Re: The Bryce Harper Compendium (2016)
« Last post by Jedgi on Today at 12:16:25 PM »
I don't know exactly what he meant by "don't sell me short".  But if he means that $400M is insulting, then freak Harper.  I'd just as well see him traded now.

Normally I'd think saying something like this is overreacting, but seriously. If the greed and arrogance is high enough to think $400M is insulting( that much more than any MLB player has ever made), then I think maybe cutting our losses and trading him before his contract expires makes sense.
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