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Offline hammondsnats

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Re: Nats DSL Overhaul
« Reply #25: February 08, 2011, 12:38:45 PM »
Until they establish a foothold... it's not a bad plan.

if we win, it's a good plan ... so far we haven't. 

you see some positive signs, but for the most part you just see a lot of losses. 

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Re: Nats DSL Overhaul
« Reply #26: February 08, 2011, 04:14:57 PM »
if we win, it's a good plan ... so far we haven't. 

you see some positive signs, but for the most part you just see a lot of losses. 
Oh, c'mon. We are talking 16 year olds (17.5 year olds).  If we see any of the DiPuglia kids in 3 years, that'll be fast.  All you can say is that they aren't looking like buffoons down there like they were when Smiley and Rijo were smiling.  well, all most of us would say.  Right idea.

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Re: Nats DSL Overhaul
« Reply #27: February 08, 2011, 05:09:48 PM »
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the Nationals spent roughly $1 million on signing bonuses for prospects in Latin America last year, one of the smallest budgets in the majors. Teams at the top of the list spent upward of $14 million.

Oh, c'mon. We are talking 16 year olds (17.5 year olds).  If we see any of the DiPuglia kids in 3 years, that'll be fast.  All you can say is that they aren't looking like buffoons down there like they were when Smiley and Rijo were smiling.  well, all most of us would say.  Right idea.

at the same time, we're funneling a fraction of what some other teams are into signings. It's understandable after smiley and the kickbacks, but they can't expect much success relative to the big spenders

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Re: Nats DSL Overhaul
« Reply #28: February 08, 2011, 05:21:47 PM »
Agreed. Hope they put some real money into signing players in the future.

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Re: Nats DSL Overhaul
« Reply #29: February 08, 2011, 05:44:20 PM »
the low number isn't surprising or worrying since they had to basically restaff, but if it doesn't ramp up it will be

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Re: Nats DSL Overhaul
« Reply #30: February 08, 2011, 06:31:49 PM »
Look Boss!  THE PLAN THE PLAN!

sorry couldn't resist when Hammondsnats mentioned the PLAN.  BAD PUN!

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Re: Nats DSL Overhaul
« Reply #31: February 09, 2011, 09:09:59 AM »
You know-- the more I think about it -- it's entirely plausible that Bowden hurt this team as much as MLB-Ownership did...