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Offline JMW IV

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #25: May 10, 2009, 02:51:46 PM »
what channel is MASN/MASN2 on Dish Network?

I'm at my parents house.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #26: May 10, 2009, 02:56:10 PM »
what channel is MASN/MASN2 on Dish Network?

I'm at my parents house.
MASN2: 433
MASN: 432

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #28: May 10, 2009, 02:59:21 PM »
hey SF - Bonifacio is about to get benched and/or demoted.

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/sweetspot/0-2-42/Pulling-the-plug-on-Bonifacio.html

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Pulling the plug on Bonifacio

May 8, 2009 1:06 PM

Dave Cameron on a roster move you might have missed:
 Bonifacio

      Well, that didn't take long. Despite the flukiest hot start baseball has seen since Tuffy Rhodes, it looks like the Emilio Bonifacio era may be coming to an end in Florida. The Marlins have recalled top prospect Chris Coghlan from Triple-A, where he was hitting .348/.425/.565 with a 12/10 BB/K ratio to go along with 12 extra base hits. The power was the nice surprise so far, as no one questions his ability to handle the bat and control the strike zone. He's not the greatest athlete in the world, but he's a baseball player. He's essentially the anti-Bonifacio.

      --snip--

      Thanks to their 11-1 start, the Marlins are still semi-competitive in the NL East despite the fact that their offense has fallen apart. Hanley Ramirez could use some help, and Coghlan is the kind of player who could give the team some legitimate offense from a position where that is sorely lacking. There's just no reason why Coghlan shouldn't get the majority of playing time at the hot corner. Even if the Marlins fall out of the race, Coghlan is a part of their future, while Bonifacio is not.

      How he distributes the playing time at third base will be something of a litmus test for manager Fredi Gonzalez. The sooner he puts Bonifacio on the bench the better, and hopefully it's permanent this time.

I should note that Coghlan is not considered the top prospect in the organization (he's a tad old for that); before the season Baseball America had him as the team's No. 9 prospect. I think what Cameron meant is that Coghlan is a top prospect.

Anyway, do you realize how far Bonifacio has fallen? (I didn't, until I checked.)

As you might recall, in the Marlins' first game this season, Bonifacio hit a home run, collected three singles and stole three bases. He was, for a day, the toast of the National League. In his first seven games, he batted .485 and radio hosts were asking me if this guy was for real (you might easily imagine my answer).

Bonifacio's line since those first seven games: .165/.224/.176.

Bonifacio's season line: .250/.295/.306 -- practically dead even with his career line (which now encompasses 345 plate appearances in the majors).

Honestly, when you enter a season with a player like Bonifacio in your lineup, you're just throwing games away. The Marlins are not generally a stupid franchise. So exactly how and why does something like this happen?


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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #29: May 10, 2009, 03:01:14 PM »
hey SF - Bonifacio is about to get benched and/or demoted.

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/sweetspot/0-2-42/Pulling-the-plug-on-Bonifacio.html



cool. I'm glad of it. :clap:

I was badly mistaken when I thought he would continue his torrent start. It was just a product of playing against the Nats.  :-[

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #30: May 10, 2009, 03:02:34 PM »
who made that trade? Bowden, right?  He gets props for that one.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #31: May 10, 2009, 03:03:41 PM »
who made that trade? Bowden, right?  He gets props for that one.
it was a good trade but not a great one because neither Willingham or Olsen have done a whole lot here.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #32: May 10, 2009, 03:04:21 PM »
it was a good trade but not a great one because neither Willingham or Olsen have done a whole lot here.

my friend put it best:

"when the marlins and nationals trade, no one wins"

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #33: May 10, 2009, 03:12:49 PM »
That article was posted a few days ago, and my response hasn't changed.
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Despite the flukiest hot start baseball has seen since Tuffy Rhodes,
I'll take "People Named Chris Shelton" for 200, Alex.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #34: May 10, 2009, 03:13:12 PM »
Also, it looks like Manny is deliberately trying to blow this game. We only have four hitters on the field...
...but then again the Diamondbacks only have three.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #35: May 10, 2009, 03:22:01 PM »
Brad Lidge is having a disastrous year for the Phillies.

8.53 ERA

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #36: May 10, 2009, 03:27:57 PM »
Brad Lidge is having a disastrous year for the Phillies.

8.53 ERA
Lidge for Hanrahan, straight up. I'd do the trade ;)

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #37: May 10, 2009, 03:28:45 PM »
Lidge for Hanrahan, straight up. I'd do the trade ;)

yep.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #38: May 10, 2009, 03:33:10 PM »
STFU DEBBI.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #39: May 10, 2009, 03:34:24 PM »
we really have 2 legit hitters in the lineup today-- Zimmerman and Dunn. Hernandez batting lead-off isn't the same Hernandez that bats 8th.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #40: May 10, 2009, 03:34:49 PM »
Rizzo is a TERRIBLE speaker.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #41: May 10, 2009, 03:34:55 PM »
wow, the Lerners were at Strasburg's start too?

and they watched the USC game yesterday? watching Grant Green? interesting

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #42: May 10, 2009, 03:35:20 PM »
debbie taylor is awful

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #43: May 10, 2009, 03:39:37 PM »
wow, the Lerners were at Strasburg's start too?

and they watched the USC game yesterday? watching Grant Green? interesting

they are hoping green drops to 10.

I hope so too.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #44: May 10, 2009, 03:39:50 PM »
debbie taylor is awful
she's awful.


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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #45: May 10, 2009, 03:40:42 PM »
and again I repeat...Rizzo is a TERRIBLE speaker. public interviews are just not his thing.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #46: May 10, 2009, 03:42:25 PM »
ok, that was my first time actually seeing the Kearns throw.

that was freaking unreal.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #47: May 10, 2009, 03:42:29 PM »
they are hoping green drops to 10.

I hope so too.
I was high on him prior to this year but he's been kind of mediocre.

.362 BA/.432 OBP/.552 SLG. Still only 3 HRs in 174 ABs. 15 Errors in the field.

14 Doubles, 5 Triples, 3 HRs, 26 RBIs, 18 BBs, 32 Ks, 14 SBs, 7 CS (174 ABs)


I'd almost prefer another one of the highly touted College arms.

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #48: May 10, 2009, 03:45:39 PM »
John Lannan has no emotion :shock: Is he a terminator?

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Re: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3
« Reply #49: May 10, 2009, 03:46:15 PM »
STFU DEBBI.

I was on the phone - it was on mute. Read into that what you will :lol: