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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #300: March 10, 2009, 08:58:42 AM »
I've been patient with this team but if we don't draft Strasburg I'm going to be furious. I will jump on the LAC bandwagon and protest outside of Nats Park.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #301: March 10, 2009, 09:14:07 AM »
Am I the only one that hates when someone says that Boras will wait for another team to come up with the big bucks?
They have no understanding of how the draft works.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #302: March 10, 2009, 09:20:47 AM »
Am I the only one that hates when someone says that Boras will wait for another team to come up with the big bucks?
They have no understanding of how the draft works.

One wonders how professional writers can have such a glaring lack of understanding of their assigned subject matter.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #303: March 10, 2009, 09:28:57 AM »
If it were an option to make a selection before the draft starts, I think they would have with him.  Everyone's just biding their time. 

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #304: March 10, 2009, 09:30:26 AM »
Both Bowden and Kasten said nothing whatsoever at Fanfest that would lead one to conclude they have any intention of drafting anyone else besides Strasburg with #1.  The were effusive in praise for his talent and ability to anchor a rotation.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #305: March 10, 2009, 09:30:38 AM »
If it were an option to make a selection before the draft starts, I think they would have with him.  Everyone's just biding their time. 
Can't we agree on a deal before the draft? Haven't they done that in the past? That way we don't have to go through weeks of hearing how we are not going to sign him?

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #306: March 10, 2009, 09:31:35 AM »
Can't we agree on a deal before the draft? Haven't they done that in the past? That way we don't have to go through weeks of hearing how we are not going to sign him?

Maybe we could deal the pick to the Dodgers in return for Juan Pierre?

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #307: March 10, 2009, 09:34:09 AM »
Maybe we could deal the pick to the Dodgers in return for Juan Pierre?
Maybe we can trade to the Giants for Barry Zito?

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #308: March 10, 2009, 09:35:50 AM »
Can't we agree on a deal before the draft? Haven't they done that in the past? That way we don't have to go through weeks of hearing how we are not going to sign him?

I wonder if Kasten who could approach Boras since techincally he's not Strasburg's agent (thanks NCAA), and negotiate a deal should Strasburg become his client pending physical. You wouldn't be negotiating with an amateur since as a college athelete he doesn't have a agent. I doubt Boras would do it because the signing deadline is his leverage

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #309: March 10, 2009, 09:36:23 AM »
Maybe we can trade to the Giants for Barry Zito?

Yeah, that would work too.   Like that poster who used to be here, spidersomethingoranother used to say, a prospect is someone who hasn't done jack s#$@, gimme that proven veteran.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #310: March 10, 2009, 09:40:24 AM »
I wonder if Kasten who could approach Boras since techincally he's not Strasburg's agent (thanks NCAA), and negotiate a deal should Strasburg become his client pending physical. You wouldn't be negotiating with an amateur since as a college athelete he doesn't have a agent. I doubt Boras would do it because the signing deadline is his leverage
I say 10 million guaranteed ML contract.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #311: March 10, 2009, 12:53:54 PM »
I say 10 million guaranteed ML contract.

Yep ... bring it

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #312: March 10, 2009, 02:02:53 PM »
If my calculations are correct, Stephen Strasburg's BABIP is either .429 or .444, which is a good thing since that indicates that Strasburg has bad luck when the balls are in play (the rare times they are).

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #313: March 10, 2009, 02:50:46 PM »
If my calculations are correct, Stephen Strasburg's BABIP is either .429 or .444, which is a good thing since that indicates that Strasburg has bad luck when the balls are in play (the rare times they are).
WOW, that is great news!  He could be even better, then!

Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #314: March 10, 2009, 03:02:19 PM »
Barry from the NJ talking about a guy he sees at Space Coast Stadium today:

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There is a dude wearing a Nationals T-shirt in the front row at HSCS today. Not strange, until you consider that the back of it says, across the shoulder blades, "Strasburg."

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #315: March 10, 2009, 03:10:49 PM »
:rofl: It's tempting, but I'm waaaaay too superstitious to do that.

I'd do it right after we drafted and signed the kid.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #316: March 10, 2009, 05:37:52 PM »
WOW, that is great news!  He could be even better, then!

I'm not sure if it is a good thing or a bad thing. I know that in the big leagues, a .300 BABIP is considered average, but it's possible that the average in college is .350 or .400 or even more with worse defenses, harder hit balls, and worse pitching.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #317: March 10, 2009, 06:00:24 PM »
i agree with natsfan4ever. if they dont DRAFT *and* SIGN strasburg, i am done defending anything this team does, and i am jumping on the dcfan/spidernat cheaplerner bandwagon.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #318: March 10, 2009, 06:08:59 PM »
I'll go beyond that and say that I'll lose most of my interest in this team if they don't sign that top pick.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #319: March 10, 2009, 07:56:25 PM »
I'll go beyond that and say that I'll lose most of my interest in this team if they don't sign that top pick.

I concur. If they don't care about the Nats, why should I?

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #320: March 10, 2009, 07:57:30 PM »
I'll go beyond that and say that I'll lose most of my interest in this team if they don't sign that top pick.

What if they pick a signability guy?

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #321: March 10, 2009, 08:14:34 PM »
They can do that in the 10th slot.  not at 1.  Actually, I don't think they should do it with the 10th slot either.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #322: March 10, 2009, 08:34:32 PM »
If my calculations are correct, Stephen Strasburg's BABIP is either .429 or .444, which is a good thing since that indicates that Strasburg has bad luck when the balls are in play (the rare times they are).

His fielders are probably saying "I'm on some mediocre team with a hall of fame coach.  I went to this college for the beach, and then this fat kid shows up, drops weight, and pitches like Walter Johnson.  What are all those guys with the cop cameras behind home plate doing?  I just see them shaking their heads.  Wake up, a ball is coming my way!  I completely forgot what I'm supposed to do now." 

Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #323: March 10, 2009, 08:35:32 PM »
Bunch of us are turning into a bunch of paranoid mambie-pambies now aren't we?

He'll be drafted and signed. Book it.

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Re: Stephen Strasburg Watch
« Reply #324: March 10, 2009, 08:36:33 PM »
Bunch of us are turning into a bunch of paranoid mambie-pambies now aren't we?

He'll be drafted and signed. Book it.
Agreed. This is silliness.