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Offline tomterp

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« Topic Start: July 13, 2005, 09:02:55 PM »
Or so it's being reported by Ken Rosenthal of the Sporting News.

http://www.sportingnews.com/experts/ken-rosenthal/20050713b.html

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« Reply #1: July 13, 2005, 09:12:11 PM »
AWESOME!

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« Reply #2: July 13, 2005, 09:23:18 PM »
bye bye day, you arent good,

davis, eh, i doubt ud even make the team.


hello more runs.

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« Reply #3: July 13, 2005, 09:37:30 PM »
We're now going to find out just how good (or bad) Zach Day really is. Playing with the Rockies will be a major test for the sinkerball pitcher. As for J.J. Davis, he was never really part of any future plans so he wont be missed.  I wish them both luck...

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« Reply #4: July 13, 2005, 10:15:43 PM »
SInce Johnson is rehabing in AA, Wilky will be moved to 1b.

So our lineup will look like this tommorow:

1 Wilky 1B
2 Carroll SS
3 Vidro 2b
4 Wilson CF
5 GUillen RF
6 Castilla 3b
7 Church LF
8 Shneider C
9 Hernandez, P.

Wow pretty good.That's just how I think, it'll be...maybe Guillen is gonna bat third...and etc...

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« Reply #5: July 13, 2005, 10:30:11 PM »
I like this lineup better...

1. Wilkerson (1B)
2. Vidro (2B)
3. Guillen (RF)
4. Wilson (CF)
5. Church/Byrd (LF)
6. Castilla (3B)
7. Schneider (C)
8. Carroll/Guzman (SS)
9. Pitcher (P)

And when Nick Johnson gets back,

1. Wilkerson (LF)
2. Vidro (2B)
3. Johnson (1B)
4. Wilson (CF)
5. Guillen (RF)
6. Castilla (3B)
7. Schneider (C)
8. Carroll/Guzman (SS)
9. Pitcher (P)

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« Reply #6: July 13, 2005, 10:52:42 PM »
The Colorado Rockies web site current headline is Rockies deal Wilson to Nationals

DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies completed their first of two trades on Wednesday evening when they announced that they have finalized a deal with the Washington Nationals. Colorado traded OF Preston Wilson and cash considerations to the Nationals in exchange for RHP Zach Day, OF J.J. Davis, and a player to be named later or cash considerations. Day will be added to the Rockies Major League roster and Davis has been assigned to Class AAA Colorado Springs.

Day, 27 posted a 1-2 record with a 6.75 ERA in five starts this season before landing on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 26 due to a hairline fracture in his right radius, suffered May 23 against the Reds in Cincinnati. In a rehab assignment with Class AA Harrisburg, Day logged a 1-0 record with a 2.77 ERA in three starts while walking one and striking out 10.

Selected by the Yankees in the 5th round of the 1996 First Year Player Draft, Day spent his first five seasons in New York's chain before being traded to Cleveland along with OF Ricky Ledee and RHP Jake Westbrook in exchange for OF David Justice on July 25, 2000. He began part of the 2001 season with the Indians before being shipped to the Expos in exchange for OF Milton Bradley on July 31, 2001.

Davis, 26 started the season with the Nationals as a reserve player but was sent to Class AAA New Orleans in early May. Davis was batting .282 with 12 home runs and 31 RBI in 51 games with the Zephyrs this season.

The 8th overall selection by Pittsburgh in the 1997 First Year Player Draft, Davis spent eight seasons with the Pirates organization before being traded to the Nationals in exchange for OF Antonio Sucre on November 24, 2004.

This season marked Wilson's third year with the Rockies organization after being acquired in 2002 from the Florida Marlins. The 30-year old played in 71 games for the Rockies this season, starting 69 contests all in center field. He posted a .258 batting average with a team high 15 home runs and 47 RBI.

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« Reply #7: July 13, 2005, 10:56:45 PM »
Quote from: "Kenz aFan"
I like this lineup better...

1. Wilkerson (1B)
2. Vidro (2B)
3. Guillen (RF)
4. Wilson (CF)
5. Church/Byrd (LF)
6. Castilla (3B)
7. Schneider (C)
8. Carroll/Guzman (SS)
9. Pitcher (P)

And when Nick Johnson gets back,

1. Wilkerson (LF)
2. Vidro (2B)
3. Johnson (1B)
4. Wilson (CF)
5. Guillen (RF)
6. Castilla (3B)
7. Schneider (C)
8. Carroll/Guzman (SS)
9. Pitcher (P)


I like em'...pretty balanced lineups if you ask me!

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« Reply #8: July 13, 2005, 10:58:52 PM »
I didn't like this deal.  But he's a NAT now so I hoping for Wilson to succeed.  So let's go Preston!  Welcome to DC baseball!

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« Reply #9: July 13, 2005, 11:12:13 PM »
1. Wilkerson (1B)
2. Church/Byrd (LF)
3. Vidro (2B)
4. Guillen (RF)
5. Wilson (CF)
6. Castilla (3B)
7. Schneider (C)
8. Carroll/Guzman (SS)
9. Pitcher (P)

And when Nick Johnson gets back,

1. Wilkerson (LF)
2. Vidro (2B)
3. Johnson (1B)
4. Guillen (RF)
5. Wilson (CF)
6. Castilla (3B)
7. Schneider (C)
8. Carroll/Guzman (SS)
9. Pitcher (P)[/quote]

my lineups.

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« Reply #10: July 13, 2005, 11:38:26 PM »
Nats Trade for Rockies' Wilson
Day, Davis Sent to Colorado; Club Also Picks Up Left-Hander Stanton

By Barry Svrluga
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 14, 2005; E01

The Washington Nationals, leading the National League East but last in baseball in runs scored, made a trade yesterday to try to produce more offense, acquiring outfielder Preston Wilson from the Colorado Rockies in a move that had been on the table for two weeks but wasn't completed until financial details were worked out last night.

Wilson, who will turn 31 next Tuesday, will almost certainly join the Nationals today in Milwaukee, where Washington begins a four-game series that officially starts the second half of the season -- the series that will give a first glimpse into whether the team, in its first year in Washington, can continue its unexpected success. The Nationals will also be joined by left-hander Mike Stanton, whom they signed yesterday after he cleared waivers. Stanton, a 17-year veteran, was cut by the New York Yankees two weeks ago.

In return for Wilson, the Nationals gave up right-hander Zach Day -- who started the second game in team history, but fell out of the rotation and then went on the disabled list -- as well as minor league outfielder J.J. Davis. The Nationals will pay $2 million of Wilson's $12.5 million salary this year. He is a free agent at the end of the season.

"He knows he's playing for a contract," Nationals General Manager Jim Bowden said by phone last night. "He knows to get that type of money, he's got to perform."

Bowden, who has pursued Wilson for months, has been adamant that the Nationals would target pitching prior to the July 31 trade deadline. Many times, when asked what he felt the club needed, he responded, "Pitching, pitching, pitching." He said last night that he wouldn't have given up Day -- a sinkerball specialist who went 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA for the Nationals before breaking a bone in his right wrist in May -- had he not seen another pitcher on the horizon. In this case, it was Stanton.

"Let's lay out what this deal is," Bowden said. "We protected all the organization's top prospects, and we traded a pitcher that I think is very good, but in reality, he had a 6.75 ERA for us, wasn't on the major league roster, and didn't look like he was going to help us win this year. And we signed another pitcher."

In Wilson, the Nationals get a flawed offensive player -- his 77 strikeouts are ninth in the National League -- who could provide more power to a lineup that desperately needs it. Wilson will play center field, which for now will move Brad Wilkerson to first base until Nick Johnson returns from a badly bruised heel bone that has kept him out since June 26. Wilkerson's impending move to first base could be an indication that Johnson's injury is more serious than originally thought.

"I can't put a timetable on his return," Bowden said. "With that kind of bone bruise, it's an individual thing. Everybody heals differently. No doctor can put a timetable on it. Nick has a history of healing slow, so it's up to how fast he heals."

The club's thinking is that when Johnson -- who is hitting .320 and was perhaps the club's most consistent hitter in the first half -- returns, Wilkerson will move to left field, and the platoon of rookie Ryan Church and Marlon Byrd will strengthen the bench.

"Preston Wilson is an above-average center fielder, and that's how this club wins -- pitching, speed and defense," Bowden said. "Hopefully, he can hit some three-run homers for us. He's going to strike out, and he's going to go 1 for 4 a lot. But hopefully, that 1 for 4 is with a three-run double or a home run. He's a guy who's a winning player, and he plays the game hard."

Bowden acknowledged that Wilson, who has hit .258 with 15 homers and 47 RBI this season, has been aided by playing at Colorado's Coors Field, where he has played home games since 2003. During that span, 34 of his 57 homers and 135 of his 217 RBI have come at Coors. The Nationals' home, RFK Stadium, has yielded fewer home runs this season than any other park.

Stanton, 38, will give the Nationals a 12-man pitching staff at a time when the bullpen looked overworked. He posted a 7.07 ERA in 28 appearances with the Yankees, for whom he was a key component of World Series teams in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Bowden said the financial risk of signing Stanton is low; he'll earn the major league minimum of $316,000, prorated. Stanton, who held left-handed hitters to a .176 average this year but allowed right-handed batters to hit .478, will join Joey Eischen as the only lefties on the staff.

"He's not a one-batter-at-a-time guy," Bowden said. "He can come in and pitch a full inning for you. We'll see."

The Nationals also activated Church -- who had been out with a shoulder injury -- from the disabled list in time for today's game. They placed second baseman Junior Spivey (broken right radius) and infielder Tony Blanco (vertigo) on the 15-day disabled list, and moved infielder Henry Mateo, who has played in just one game for the Nationals this year, to the 60-day disabled list with nagging shoulder problems.
? 2005 The Washington Post Company

Offline Kenz aFan

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« Reply #11: July 14, 2005, 12:04:10 AM »
JMadisonIV

I like your lineups too... It will be interesting to see where Frank puts everyone in the batting order.

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« Reply #12: July 14, 2005, 12:22:39 AM »
The Wilson's move was a great move, I'm telling ya.WE lost just day in this deal..we weren't using Davis anyways.

We gonna pay only 2millions of his 12 millions contract!

Wilson isn't just good at Coors field but in 2000 he hit 30+hr's and 120+ rbi's and he stole 36 bases AS A MARLIN!!!!!!!!!11

HE strikes out wwaaay too much though.187 k's OUCH!!!!!

Go nats...I can't wait till' tommorow's game.

It's a better move then the people think.

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« Reply #13: July 14, 2005, 09:48:42 AM »
Ok, Im pretty excited about this!  THe fact we retained Chruch and only lost Day is great!  I just wonder who the "Player to be named later" is?  Is that a player to be named later AND cash? or is it that said player to be named later OR cash?

Thats the only thing in this deal that has me alittle nervous.

I just hope that whatever we end up doing, we DONT let key/ core players we have  now, go.  We have a great foundation at the TOP level here to build upon.  THe farm system, well, I think thats another story.

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« Reply #14: July 14, 2005, 09:56:21 AM »
I like this deal.  Maybe playing for a contender will get wilson going.  

I agree with Jmad's lineup, you can't bat guillen lower than 4th.

In Bowden we trust

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« Reply #15: July 14, 2005, 12:00:07 PM »
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or is it that said player to be named later OR cash?


The deal is or cash... I guess the amount depends on player performances. The cash amount could be how much of Wilson's contract the Nats will pick up or how much of it the Rockies would have to pay. I think basing it on player performance would make the most sense. (there I go thinking again)

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« Reply #16: July 14, 2005, 12:51:57 PM »
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I like this deal.  Maybe playing for a contender will get wilson going.


Yeah, I was thinking / hoping for the same thing. Byrd apparently just needed a change of scenery to get himself going some.  Hopefully this will be the spark that lights the fire for Wilson.  Its certainly not out of the relm of possibility.

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« Reply #17: July 14, 2005, 01:05:25 PM »
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Yeah, I was thinking / hoping for the same thing. Byrd apparently just needed a change of scenery to get himself going some.


BYRD???  Did I miss a player move, trade? demotion?

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« Reply #18: July 14, 2005, 01:45:53 PM »
Quote from: "Kenz aFan"
Quote from: "Diehard_Nationals_Fan"
Yeah, I was thinking / hoping for the same thing. Byrd apparently just needed a change of scenery to get himself going some.


BYRD???  Did I miss a player move, trade? demotion?


Diehard was referring to Byrd's move to the Nats, methinks.

I was listening to Phil Wood on XM while out for lunch, he was interviewing a Colorado media guy (no idea who) who thought that Wilson would be highly motivated to perform for the Nats.  Playoff opportunity, free agency looming, plenty to play for.  Thought Wilson is still a very solid outfielder, though not fully returned to pre-injury form.  On the improve, however.

Said the Rockies had been interested in Day for a couple of years, expect him to be a solid starter for them.

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« Reply #19: July 14, 2005, 09:16:11 PM »
Day probably will be a #4 or #5 starter for them, since they traded Kennedy as well.


as for the wilson deal, hopefully he plays well.

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« Reply #20: July 14, 2005, 11:17:09 PM »
Quote from: "Kenz aFan"
Quote from: "Diehard_Nationals_Fan"
Yeah, I was thinking / hoping for the same thing. Byrd apparently just needed a change of scenery to get himself going some.


BYRD???  Did I miss a player move, trade? demotion?



What, you mean you didn't hear?

The Nats traded him for Roger Clemons!
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 :wink:

just kidding!

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« Reply #21: July 14, 2005, 11:48:12 PM »
Oh noooo, Clemens for Byrd????
I was hoping they would get at least Pettitte and Oswalt for Marlon...