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Offline JMUalumni

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Re: Wilson Ramos Watch
« Reply #100: August 18, 2010, 10:12:16 AM »
I think the family leave (I hate calling it "bereavement" since that is not its exclusive purpose) is limited to 7 days.  Since her due date is 8/22 and they will induce labor on 8/23 if she is later than that, Wil's leave would not take him out to 9/1, so the Nats cannot use family leave to manipulate the 25 man roster until the roster expansion.  That suggests maybe just Maldonado rather than Ramos. 

Definitely my thinking.  It has also been reported that if his wife does not have the baby this weekend, that they will induce labor on Monday and Wil will likely be gone for Mon, Tues, and Wed.

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Re: Wilson Ramos Watch
« Reply #101: August 18, 2010, 03:30:02 PM »

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Re: Wilson Ramos Watch
« Reply #102: August 18, 2010, 03:59:19 PM »
so much for my well reasoned post.  I'm going to stick to being irrational from now on.  SF, can you give me a few hints? :)

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Re: Wilson Ramos Watch
« Reply #103: November 08, 2010, 01:27:20 PM »
Goldstein, BP, Nov 1:

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Wilson Ramos, C, Nationals (VEN: Tigres)
Looking to gain some more experience before going into next spring with a shot to earn a big-league catching job in Washington, Ramos began getting some extra at-bats in his native land over the weekend, going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles in his season debut for Aragua. He remains a plus defender with above-average pure hitting ability, but a lack of secondary skills will likely prevent him from being a star. At least he'll be an upgrade over Ivan Rodriguez if Pudge is willing to end his career as a backup.


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Re: Wilson Ramos Watch
« Reply #104: November 08, 2010, 01:31:01 PM »
Ramos is putting up a 1.127 OPS through his first 6 VWL games.  SSS for sure, but he hit at every level until struggling a bit last year.  I'm guessing he'll be close to a league average bat this year with superior defense.

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Re: Wilson Ramos Watch
« Reply #105: November 08, 2010, 01:31:53 PM »
I'm guessing he'll be close to a league average bat this year with superior defense.

and really, that's all I want from a catcher

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Re: Wilson Ramos Watch
« Reply #106: November 08, 2010, 01:37:11 PM »
and really, that's all I want from a catcher

And then there's Norris only a year or so away.  Pretty nice position to be in a year from Nieves/Bard.

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Re: Wilson Ramos Watch
« Reply #107: November 08, 2010, 03:38:12 PM »
Ramos will be a good #2 catcher in a year when Pudge is gone and Norris is starting. 

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Re: Wilson Ramos Watch
« Reply #108: November 08, 2010, 05:11:59 PM »
Ramos is putting up a 1.127 OPS through his first 6 VWL games.  SSS for sure, but he hit at every level until struggling a bit last year.  I'm guessing he'll be close to a league average bat this year with superior defense.



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Re: Wilson Ramos Watch
« Reply #109: November 08, 2010, 05:23:55 PM »
What secondary skills does a catcher need besides defense and a plus bat? :crazy:

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Re: Wilson Ramos Watch
« Reply #110: November 08, 2010, 05:25:06 PM »
Well, unless you want Guzman v.2 up there, he would need to learn to take a walk.

Those type of secondary skills.

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Re: Wilson Ramos Watch
« Reply #111: November 08, 2010, 05:26:43 PM »
Well, unless you want Guzman v.2 up there, he would need to learn to take a walk.

Those type of secondary skills.

Guzman's offense would be just fine for a catcher.

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Wilson Ramos Watch
« Reply #112: November 08, 2010, 05:27:23 PM »
But he's not a catcher.

Catchers don't have his speed. Thus, if you tried to put his skill set in a catcher, you'd have a .230-.240 hitter with a .270 OBP.

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Re: Wilson Ramos Watch
« Reply #113: November 08, 2010, 05:29:51 PM »
But he's not a catcher.

Catchers don't have his speed. Thus, if you tried to put his skill set in a catcher, you'd have a .230-.240 hitter with a .270 OBP.

Ok but Ramos has doubles power. You know what I mean.