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Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #50: May 08, 2012, 01:21:30 PM »
You trade from areas of surplus.  Trading to get pieces just because you have some decent prospects has always seemed backwards to me.

Well the Nats do have a SP surplus, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to trade him for a line-up piece.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #51: May 08, 2012, 02:02:59 PM »
Well the Nats do have a SP surplus, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to trade him for a line-up piece.

Meyer is atleast two years away from the Majors and has the highest cieling of any Nats pitcher in the minors besides Purke. Doubt we trade him I can see guys like Solis(when healthy), Rosenbaum and possibly Ray getting traded away for pieces in the line up.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #52: May 08, 2012, 03:16:20 PM »
Meyer is atleast two years away from the Majors and has the highest cieling of any Nats pitcher in the minors besides Purke. Doubt we trade him I can see guys like Solis(when healthy), Rosenbaum and possibly Ray getting traded away for pieces in the line up.

because other teams prefer trading for guys with lower ceilings

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #53: May 08, 2012, 04:20:00 PM »
because other teams prefer trading for guys with lower ceilings

Because Rizzo has his favorites and judging from quotes like this:

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While detailing the “next wave” of Nationals prospects, Rizzo mentioned two by name: Alex Meyer and Matt Purke. Meyer, a 6-foot-10 flamethrower from Kentucky, “looks like he’s 11 feet tall on the mound,” Rizzo said. “He’ll be here soon.”

Meyer is one of them. Unless we're getting a player like Gio Gonzalez(i.e. All-Star, young, projected above average starter for years to come, aka players that most teams don't trade) in return I don't see him trading one of his favorites.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #54: May 08, 2012, 05:13:38 PM »
Meyer is one of them. Unless we're getting a player like Gio Gonzalez(i.e. All-Star, young, projected above average starter for years to come, aka players that most teams don't trade) in return I don't see him trading one of his favorites.

Cole was one of Rizzo's favorites and he was traded.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #55: May 08, 2012, 05:13:46 PM »
Trading away guys like Meyers would ensure boom/bust cycles, I'd rather hold onto tipping prospects and back fill with free agents

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #56: May 08, 2012, 05:14:15 PM »
Cole was one of Rizzo's favorites and he was traded.

For a guy like Gio (specifically Gio)

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #57: May 08, 2012, 05:44:58 PM »
For a guy like Gio (specifically Gio)

Exactly the other time Rizzo was rumored to want to trade one of his favorites was for Grienke(who fits the same profile) but for guys like Denard Span(non all-star but quality starter) he wouldn't give up Storen. With the amount of star power(Zimmerman, Zimmermann, Gonzalez, Werth, Harper, Strasburg, possibly Rendon) we're going to be trading for more guys like Denard Span to fill in around our Super Stars than giving up the farm for the Grienke's of the world because now we have our own super stars to build around.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #58: May 08, 2012, 08:06:11 PM »
Meyer has been doing a lot better recently. Went 7 IP and 1 ER in his last start I believe.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #59: May 09, 2012, 10:18:30 AM »
Can we call him up and make him our closer?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #60: May 09, 2012, 01:18:16 PM »
If you are in a playoff run, playoffs come first, not holding on to all the prospects.  One of the purposes of farm systems is to provide trade fodder.

Yup, and our farm system yielded Gio Gonzalez.

Leave the farm system alone. It's already sort of barren at the top. It needs at least another year to really be up to solid standards again. All the top talent has graduated or went to Oakland.

Offline GNatsNoMore

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #61: May 09, 2012, 10:22:50 PM »
Meyer has been doing a lot better recently. Went 7 IP and 1 ER in his last start I believe.

Somebody has me on ignore.   :D

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #62: May 10, 2012, 12:23:13 PM »
Call.him up. He can close.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #63: May 17, 2012, 12:17:02 AM »
On May 11, Meyer's final line: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #65: May 17, 2012, 03:43:54 PM »
On May 11, Meyer's final line: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

QS

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #66: May 17, 2012, 04:01:15 PM »
For those tl;dr, Meyer profiles anywhere from a mid-rotation starter to a closer. Depends on if he can clean up his mechanics.



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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #69: May 18, 2012, 12:33:59 PM »
lol your not on ignore I just didn't read the whole thread

Offline GNatsNoMore

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #70: May 19, 2012, 04:45:56 PM »
QS

QS?
As in:
a) Quite Stunning
b) Quick, [a] Strike
c) Quiet, Sportsfan!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #71: May 19, 2012, 04:52:47 PM »
QS?
As in:
a) Quite Stunning
b) Quick, [a] Strike
c) Quiet, Sportsfan!

?

Quirky suggestions!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #72: May 19, 2012, 04:55:49 PM »
For a guy like Gio (specifically Gio)

That trade is :az:

Offline GNatsNoMore

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #73: May 19, 2012, 04:56:57 PM »
Meyer pitched last night in another no decision:
5.0 IP   7 H   4 ER  3 BB   6 Ks  1  HR
He has a 4.70 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP for the year.

On a brighter note, Goodwin is back in the lineup.  I'm thinking it might be worth a road trip to see Meyer, Goodwin and Skole.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Alex Meyer, RHP
« Reply #74: May 23, 2012, 12:13:42 PM »
Solid start today.

5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 K