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Offline Dave B

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Nationals need a pinch runner
« Topic Start: July 18, 2005, 11:37:25 AM »
I think it might be worth it to use a roster spot on a real stolen base threat.  If he can hit .200, good. If not, whatever, our SS hits .190.  But given the amount of one run games, I think this can make a huge difference.  Juan Pierre won a game in the first inning against the braves a couple weeks ago.  Speed kills.  We obviously cant acquire or fit a Juan Pierre in our lineup, but just a pinch runner would be fine.  

Dave Roberts won the ALCS for the Red Sox last year.  In games 4 and 5, I think, he pinch ran when the tying or winning run got on base late in the game against Rivera.  Everyone knew he was going to steal and couldnt stop him.