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MrMadison

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« Topic Start: January 05, 2009, 03:08:27 PM »
not sure if it has been mentioned...but Charlie Manning apparently signed with the Cardinals.

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The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2009)
« Reply #1: January 05, 2009, 03:09:39 PM »
not sure if it has been mentioned...but Charlie Manning apparently signed with the Cardinals.

The Cardinals have now put themselves in line to win it all!

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« Reply #2: January 05, 2009, 08:01:54 PM »
The Cardinals have now put themselves in line to win it all!

I'll miss Bad Nats calling him "Mancharles" - I laugh everytime I talk to my friend Charles because of that

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« Reply #3: January 07, 2009, 02:24:16 PM »
holy crap.

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John Patterson Retires
By Tim Dierkes [January 7 at 1:12pm CST]

According to MLB.com's Bill Ladson, pitcher John Patterson announced his retirement today at age 30.  Patterson just has not been able to get healthy.  His best season was 2005, when he made 31 starts for the Nationals with a 3.13 ERA.



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« Reply #4: January 07, 2009, 02:33:34 PM »
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WASHINGTON -- Right-hander John Patterson, best known for his years with the Nationals, announced on Wednesday that he is retiring from baseball because of persistent pain in his right forearm.

Patterson, 30, has had forearm problems dating back to the 2006 season, and two surgeries were unable to fix the problem.

"I started throwing about a month ago, and it hasn't been going well," Patterson said by telephone. "I have my good days and I have my bad days. So I decided to not play anymore. I'm going to retire."

Patterson played six seasons in the big leagues and was 18-25 with a 4.32 ERA during his career with the Diamondbacks, Expos and Nationals. His best season came with Washington in 2005, when he went 9-7 with a 3.13 ERA in 31 starts. He earned the nickname "The Big Nasty" after blanking the Dodgers, 7-0, on Aug. 4 of that year.

"That's a year I look back on and go, 'You know, that year really went right for me.' That's the way my career was supposed to be," he said. "I worked hard. I prepared myself. I didn't get the wins I should have gotten."

But it went downhill after the '05 season. Patterson would make just a combined 15 starts the next two years because of nerve damage in his forearm.

In 2008, Patterson proclaimed that his forearm problems were behind him, but he was hit hard during Spring Training and the Nationals released him on March 20. Patterson was 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA in nine innings, and opposing hitters had a .317 batting average against him. It didn't help that Patterson's fastball was clocked in the low to mid 80s. General manager Jim Bowden had said that he was looking for Patterson to have his fastball around 90 mph.

Three days later, Patterson signed a Minor League contract with the Rangers. Unfortunately, Patterson's forearm problems returned during an extended spring game in early May, and he was forced to miss the rest of the season. Texas released Patterson later that month.

Patterson was advised to rest the forearm until January 1, but he started throwing during the first week of December. The pain in his forearm returned two weeks later.

"It's just one of those deals where you scratch your head and ask, 'What went wrong?'" Patterson said. "I was taking care of myself and trying to do everything the right way. It just didn't work out for me. After time, it starts to wear on you.

"I'm tired of hurting. I'm tired of going through the pain and putting in the work. It's not moving forward. That's the best way I can say it to you. ... It's a tough decision for me. It was not a decision I wanted to make."

Patterson, a Texas native, declined to say what he was going to do with the rest of his life, but acknowledged that he has been doing a lot of hunting this offseason.

"There are a few things I have going here in town with a friend of mine -- business-wise," Patterson said. "Now that I have made the decision to move forward in my life, maybe some opportunities will open up for me. As of right now, it's up in the air."

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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« Reply #5: January 07, 2009, 02:44:55 PM »
Yet he claimed he was right last ST. I'm convinced he was just trying to guarantee his '08 contract. I wonder if thunder will totally give up on baseball.

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« Reply #6: January 07, 2009, 04:03:58 PM »
Not surprised he retired. Sad that injury can cut short careers like this. Regardless of the ill feelings people on this board hold against him, I for one wish him a happy retirement and happy hunting.

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« Reply #7: January 07, 2009, 07:16:36 PM »
He can't kill animals forever :lol:

Sucks, but he's been fooling himself (and teams) for years. I've said a thousand times he should teach people that curveball and try to be a pitching coach. He's got plenty of dough.

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« Reply #8: January 07, 2009, 07:27:20 PM »
I never understood the logic behind "Patterson was fooling teams." Someone will have to explain that one to me considering it is so prevalent around here.

Considering Shawn Hill is about to sucker punch us again, I don't see why everyone is still so upset at the guy for hoping he had a little more left in the arm.

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« Reply #9: January 08, 2009, 01:32:37 PM »
Gary "Tex" Majewski has been invited to Phillies Spring Training and not to just eat hot dogs and catch some sun.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillies/

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« Reply #10: January 09, 2009, 03:24:46 PM »
Vindication to the Mets. 


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« Reply #11: January 09, 2009, 03:25:28 PM »
:clap: Any word on the terms of the contract?

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« Reply #12: January 09, 2009, 03:26:07 PM »
Vindication to the Mets. 



:rofl: Good luck to him when he plays other teams

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« Reply #13: January 09, 2009, 03:28:01 PM »
:clap: Any word on the terms of the contract?
1 year, 2.25m.

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« Reply #14: January 20, 2009, 06:25:39 PM »
Stanton to the cubs

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« Reply #15: January 21, 2009, 10:23:31 AM »
It looks like Church got 2.8 from the Mets to avoid arbitration.

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« Reply #16: January 23, 2009, 07:07:11 PM »
Mets continue to take the Nats Trash.

Rob Mackowiak gets a Minor League deal from New York.

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« Reply #17: January 23, 2009, 07:16:40 PM »
Mets continue to take the Nats Trash.

Rob Mackowiak gets a Minor League deal from New York.

:rofl: WTF are they thinking? It is getting hilarious!

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« Reply #18: January 23, 2009, 10:18:33 PM »
Mets continue to take the Nats Trash.

Rob Mackowiak gets a Minor League deal from New York.

One could argue after Freddy Garcia, too, that the Mets are taking the White Sox's trash!

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« Reply #19: January 24, 2009, 01:15:15 PM »
Mets continue to take the Nats Trash.

Rob Mackowiak gets a Minor League deal from New York.
Um, are we entering the twilight zone? Watch as they trade Brian Schneider and ink Johnny Estrada to take his place.

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« Reply #20: January 26, 2009, 07:22:39 PM »
Apparently the Mets are going to give Mackowiak every opportunity to make the 25-man out of spring training.

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« Reply #21: January 26, 2009, 10:33:35 PM »
Apparently the Mets are going to give Mackowiak every opportunity to make the 25-man out of spring training.

Perfect. That team is so screwed.

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« Reply #22: January 28, 2009, 12:43:28 PM »
Remember when people thought that Mackowiak was a nice signing and Harris would wash out?

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« Reply #23: January 28, 2009, 02:32:13 PM »
Remember when people thought that Mackowiak was a nice signing and Harris would wash out?
No I remember saying the complete opposite and that reminds me I was right about Harris and how he would be the starter in left by the end of the season and would be one of the best for the team HA

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« Reply #24: January 28, 2009, 02:53:15 PM »
No I remember saying the complete opposite and that reminds me I was right about Harris and how he would be the starter in left by the end of the season and would be one of the best for the team HA

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