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Offline BerkeleyNat

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #325: April 12, 2009, 03:24:41 PM »
i see no reason why dukes should not be a starter, regardless of whether it is  in center or right. does anyone else?

He should start...no question about it.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #326: April 12, 2009, 03:24:50 PM »
i see no reason why dukes should not be a starter, regardless of whether it is  in center or right. does anyone else?

He's proven himself so far. Only other outfielder who can say that is Dunn.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #327: April 12, 2009, 03:24:57 PM »
Dunn has 4 K's and 10 BB's this year. I like that ratio.

When you look at his past season's K/BB ratio it's about 2:1 though. :( I think he will get more this season because pitchers know he is the only one who can hit on this team. :)

Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #328: April 12, 2009, 03:25:03 PM »
he's got to. or Manny could make Dukes the permanent starter in RF since steady Kearns has returned to steadily sucking.

I guarantee Adam Dunn will be the only All-Star Rep the Nationals will have and that is only because of they need a rep and name recognition.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #329: April 12, 2009, 03:25:28 PM »
we should offer zimmerman an 8 year contract right now.

Or trade him :)

Offline BerkeleyNat

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #330: April 12, 2009, 03:25:56 PM »
he's got to. or Manny could make Dukes the permanent starter in RF since steady Kearns has returned to steadily sucking. either way, Dukes *must* be starting everyday.

I think the more likely scenario is that he replaces Kearns. Manny is an idiot to keep Dukes on the bench.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #331: April 12, 2009, 03:26:15 PM »
Where the freak was that pitch?

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #332: April 12, 2009, 03:26:43 PM »
He should start...no question about it.

Fragility is my only concern. He probably just didn't give a crap about ST. Milledge is the weak link.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #333: April 12, 2009, 03:26:52 PM »
Guys, we don't have any other third basemen. Yet.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #334: April 12, 2009, 03:27:06 PM »
good job Shell.


Offline eckseid

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #335: April 12, 2009, 03:27:06 PM »
Good work Shell. Even after the ump screwed you.

Offline shoeshineboy

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #336: April 12, 2009, 03:27:08 PM »
I guarantee Adam Dunn will be the only All-Star Rep the Nationals will have and that is only because of they need a rep and name recognition.

Dunn would have to become the everyday firstbaseman and have a monster season otherwise. Even leading the league in HRs, he won't get the votes as a OFer and certainly not by playing with us.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #337: April 12, 2009, 03:27:16 PM »
speaking of kearns....paging eagleskins, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

Offline DCFan

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #338: April 12, 2009, 03:27:17 PM »
Dibbs: that' still crappy (speaking of the missed strike call).  :icon_mrgreen:

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #339: April 12, 2009, 03:27:17 PM »
Dibble almost makes me not want to go to any games this year, he's so good.

I'm gonna start developing a AZ-esque mancrush on him.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #340: April 12, 2009, 03:27:20 PM »
Great inning by Steven Shell.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #341: April 12, 2009, 03:28:01 PM »
shoeshine - every team has to have one rep.

Offline ronnynat

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #342: April 12, 2009, 03:28:17 PM »
I think the more likely scenario is that he replaces Kearns. Manny is an idiot to keep Dukes on the bench.

It made sense to have him on the bench to start the season. He was completely lost at the plate. Nice to see he's turned it around so quickly. I think Milledge can do the same thing.

Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #343: April 12, 2009, 03:28:47 PM »
Dibble almost makes me not want to go to any games this year, he's so good.

I'm gonna start developing a AZ-esque mancrush on him.

And people were jumping all over him during the off season thinking he wasn't going to be entertaining.

Offline BerkeleyNat

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #344: April 12, 2009, 03:28:57 PM »
Fragility is my only concern. He probably just didn't give a crap about ST. Milledge is the weak link.

That is the only concern when it comes to Dukes. If healthy, he's a great offensive threat.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #345: April 12, 2009, 03:29:01 PM »
mdoyle - AirDibble? :rofl:

Offline BerkeleyNat

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #346: April 12, 2009, 03:29:17 PM »
Spidermat?!?!?!?!?!

Offline shoeshineboy

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #347: April 12, 2009, 03:29:20 PM »
He's proven himself so far. Only other outfielder who can say that is Dunn.

The only reason to play the other guys is to showcase for a trade. If it was about trying to put the best players out there and the ones likely to be productive pieces for the long term, Dukes would be out there every day. No reason for him not to be. He's the biggest talent they have.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #348: April 12, 2009, 03:29:27 PM »
Antonio SpiderMat. that's spidernat. seriously.

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Re: Nationals @ Braves, Game 3
« Reply #349: April 12, 2009, 03:29:36 PM »
Antonio Spidernat? :rofl: That was amazing! Hat tip to you sir.

Carp realized it's a fake name.