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Offline Mr Clean

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #125: October 19, 2011, 03:33:50 PM »
In the comments section about the World Series. It was from a chat with John Manuel of Baseball America from what I  gathered.

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« Reply #126: October 19, 2011, 04:55:42 PM »
Norris now 2 for 2 with an RBI and a SB.

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« Reply #127: October 19, 2011, 05:55:09 PM »
In the comments section about the World Series. It was from a chat with John Manuel of Baseball America from what I  gathered.


Oh alright, thanks.  I think I found the reference:

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@Jaypers413 (IL): Any recent word on whether or not Rendon will get to see any action in the AFL?

John Manuel: Sounds like the Nationals expect to assign Rendon to the AFL sooner rather than later but wanted to make sure he was 100 percent.


http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/draft/news/2011/2612518.html

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #128: October 19, 2011, 05:59:47 PM »
Norrs - 3/4, HR, 2 RBI, R, SB, 1/1 runner caught stealing

Walters - 1/2, 2 BB, R

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #129: October 19, 2011, 07:04:54 PM »
Impressive day by Norris.  Keith Law made mention of him in a tweet as well:

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Derek Norris just turned on a 96 mph fastball from Chris Carpenter for a line drive homer to left. Also nailed a runner earlier with a 1.87.

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« Reply #130: October 19, 2011, 07:09:16 PM »
Impressive day by Norris.  Keith Law made mention him in a tweet as well:

Looks like Norris has found his stroke.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #131: October 19, 2011, 07:22:10 PM »
Nationals AFL Stats (thru 10/19/11)

Bryce Harper: 35 AB, .200/.282/.400, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2/3 SB, 2 Errors
Derek Norris: 28 AB, .286/.364/.429, 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2/2 SB, 1 Error
Zach Walters: 26 AB, .231/.286/.308, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 Error

Sammy Solis:  10.0 IP, 8.10 ERA, 6 SO, 8 BB, 2.10 WHIP
Pat Lehman:  5.1 IP, 5.06 ERA, 5 SO, 2 BB, 1.69 WHIP
Rafael Martin:  2.1 IP, 3.86 ERA, 3 SO, 1 BB, 1.29 WHIP
Matt Purke:  2.0 IP, 4.50 ERA, 1 SO, 1 BB, 1.00 WHIP

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #132: October 19, 2011, 07:38:03 PM »
Impressive day by Norris.  Keith Law made mention of him in a tweet as well:


I've been telling you guys, Norris has a monster arm.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #133: October 19, 2011, 07:49:50 PM »
I've been telling you guys, Norris has a monster arm.

It's not like it's a surprise...  he's not exactly a big secret.

Well, unless you're an ASSCLOWN :mg:

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #134: October 19, 2011, 07:53:53 PM »
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Fine. Yes. RT @morrsco: @keithlaw How has Norris' receiving looked? Can he catch in the majors?

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« Reply #135: October 19, 2011, 09:23:38 PM »
The success of Napoli has really made me reluctant to trade Norris. 

If Flores keeps raking in winter league, maybe he builds some trade value and we can flip him along with Marrero and/or Lombo for something useful.  Then bring back Pudge for another year.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #136: October 19, 2011, 09:29:24 PM »
And now Napoli homers.

Let's not trade Norris for Vernon Wells.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #137: October 19, 2011, 09:33:04 PM »
The success of Napoli has really made me reluctant to trade Norris. 

If Flores keeps raking in winter league, maybe he builds some trade value and we can flip him along with Marrero and/or Lombo for something useful.  Then bring back Pudge for another year.

Flores was once a star in the making. He'll never have the gun again, but I've always believed he could get the stick back.  This season wasn't what I had hoped to see him do, but he showed enough to get another go at it. 

Let Pudge go, start Ramos and Flores on the 25 man and let things flow to their natural conclusion.

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« Reply #138: October 19, 2011, 09:36:20 PM »
Flores doesn't seem like he'd be content catching 30-40 games a year.   If we trade anyone I'd bet it would be him.   Norris will start the year at AAA and we'll look to sign a 30-something catcher comfortable in a backup role.

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« Reply #139: October 19, 2011, 09:40:22 PM »
Flores doesn't seem like he'd be content catching 30-40 games a year.   If we trade anyone I'd bet it would be him.   Norris will start the year at AAA and we'll look to sign a 30-something catcher comfortable in a backup role.

I think Flores could beat out Ramos as his max potential.  If he excels Davey will play him.  It's a longshot but worth taking.

Mind you I'm not opposed to trading him should the right deal be struck, but his value would be enhanced greatly by showing he's MLB ready, beyond Venezuala ready.

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« Reply #140: October 19, 2011, 10:11:46 PM »
Flores doesn't seem like he'd be content catching 30-40 games a year.   If we trade anyone I'd bet it would be him.   Norris will start the year at AAA and we'll look to sign a 30-something catcher comfortable in a backup role.
I think Flores could beat out Ramos as his max potential.  If he excels Davey will play him.  It's a longshot but worth taking.

Mind you I'm not opposed to trading him should the right deal be struck, but his value would be enhanced greatly by showing he's MLB ready, beyond Venezuala ready.
Nice problem to have.




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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #141: October 19, 2011, 11:24:32 PM »
What is a 1.87?

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« Reply #142: October 20, 2011, 12:49:03 AM »
Time from when it hit his glove to the second base glove. 1.8s to 2s is very good. <1.8s is superb.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #143: October 20, 2011, 06:37:10 AM »
Where did Purke's fastball top out when healthy?

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #144: October 20, 2011, 06:42:00 AM »
Where did Purke's fastball top out when healthy?

I've read 91-94 and 90-93 depending on the source.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #145: October 20, 2011, 01:12:58 PM »
We should see a battle of the last two #1 overall picks today.  Cole vs. Harper at 3:30 PM.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #146: October 20, 2011, 01:15:59 PM »
I don't know.

Harper said he was sick, on Twitter this morning.

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Re: 2011 Arizona Fall League
« Reply #147: October 20, 2011, 01:37:35 PM »
That's funny.  I read that tweet as him being sick and tired, like he's sick and tired of Techno, not physically sick/ill.

Linty: Since I have your attention, are you a big Branch Rickey fan?  I'm thinking he'd have loved D. Norris as much as you :)

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« Reply #148: October 20, 2011, 01:39:56 PM »
Sure am. He knew how to find talent in unconventional ways.

Also just ready Rickey might have dabbled in sabermetrics well before anyone even knew what it was. That'd only improve my opinion of him.

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« Reply #149: October 20, 2011, 02:02:37 PM »
I read in a Willie Mays bio that he was all about OBP and power.  He was apparently the first to really stress that.  I want to find a bio on him sometime and read more about it.  One source said he factored things like advancing runner up a base into calculations for evaluating as well.  He definitely was ahead of his time in many ways.