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Offline hammondsnats

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #175: December 08, 2011, 11:37:27 AM »
I'm just amazed that rizzo is confident in 1 year of a 1b that has a weak first half when we could sign a very good 1b for a good amount of years. What are our 1b options for next year?

also younger, never had injury problems, marketable as one of the game's top star players, fills a need (zimmerman, espinosa, rendon, fielder)........the list goes on.

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« Reply #176: December 08, 2011, 11:40:56 AM »
also younger, never had injury problems, marketable as one of the game's top star players, fills a need (zimmerman, espinosa, rendon, fielder)........the list goes on.


The one that's scary about the Nats plan is, if any of these young kids fail, we're freaked with no back-up plan.

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #177: December 08, 2011, 11:42:13 AM »
The one that's scary about the Nats plan is, if any of these young kids fail, we're freaked with no back-up plan.
Yup. And those 2013 options don't excite me.

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #178: December 08, 2011, 11:45:31 AM »
2013?

In-house: Morse, Marrero, Moore

Not exactly lighting the world on fire.

who isn't comfortable with Morse at 1B?   I wonder if Rendon could be a candidate to play the OF?

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #179: December 08, 2011, 11:45:45 AM »
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CBS Sports reports that according to a @Nationals source, there's a "95 percent Bryce Harper makes team out of spring training."

Funny how this 'news' *cough* PR *cough* drops the day after the Nats fail in FA.

Nats trying to distract the fan base from once again failing to accomplish stated goals of off season. Which makes this what? The second? Third time? Rizzo has failed to accomplish his goal?

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #180: December 08, 2011, 11:45:50 AM »
Fielder, please.

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #181: December 08, 2011, 11:47:21 AM »
Funny how this 'news' *cough* PR *cough* drops the day after the Nats fail in FA.

Nats trying to distract the fan base from once again failing to accomplish stated goals of off season. Which makes this what? The second? Third time? Rizzo has failed to accomplish his goal?

and lol @ the nats leaking harper potentially starting the year with the big league club.  just a case of trying to goodwill the fan base after such a disappointing showing (if you can call it that) during the winter meetings.



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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #182: December 08, 2011, 11:47:40 AM »
Fielder, please.

yes, please, k, thanks, bye.

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #183: December 08, 2011, 11:48:12 AM »
Funny how this 'news' *cough* PR *cough* drops the day after the Nats fail in FA.

Nats trying to distract the fan base from once again failing to accomplish stated goals of off season. Which makes this what? The second? Third time? Rizzo has failed to accomplish his goal?

that source is probably Davey Johnson.

You know, adding Harper to our lineup could have as much of an impact as adding a lot of other FAs.  It still doesn't solve our lead-off problem.  I'm guessing they are looking at starting the year with Desmond and bringing up Lombo if he falters.

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« Reply #184: December 08, 2011, 11:50:50 AM »
that source is probably Davey Johnson.

You know, adding Harper to our lineup could have as much of an impact as adding a lot of other FAs.  It still doesn't solve our lead-off problem.  I'm guessing they are looking at starting the year with Desmond and bringing up Lombo if he falters.

We'll see.

Times I saw him play, he got ate up by left handers with any sort of off-speed.

I imagine at the MLB level, they'll try and exploit that even more.

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #185: December 08, 2011, 11:59:35 AM »
We'll see.

Times I saw him play, he got ate up by left handers with any sort of off-speed.

I imagine at the MLB level, they'll try and exploit that even more.

FWIW in the AFL he hit .333/.379/.630 vs. LHP versus .333/.408/.636 against RHP.

So far, he seems to be able to adapt to everything they throw at him.

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #186: December 08, 2011, 12:18:59 PM »
okay i really want fielder right now.

SS Desmond/Lombardozzi/TBA/whatever
CF Werth
3B Zimmerman
1B Fielder
LF Morse
RF Harper
2B Espinosa
C Ramos

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #187: December 08, 2011, 12:19:22 PM »
Sign Fielder, bring up Harper in June to play LF and trade Morse while his value is high and something else for a CF.  Hopefully, Rendon can make the switch to 2B and let Danny switch to SS. 

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #188: December 08, 2011, 12:21:48 PM »
Ken_Rosenthal Ken Rosenthal
High-ranking #Marlins official says team is not and will not be on Prince. Prince can't drive Latin market like Pujols could have.

Thank you God.

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #189: December 08, 2011, 12:21:52 PM »
No thanks on Fielder. He's already a defensive liability and a health concern with his weight. On top of that, Morse should be our first baseman, not left fielder. Harper in LF and then go get a real center fielder, not Werth.

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #190: December 08, 2011, 12:22:57 PM »
Rosenthal sez--Marlins not interested in Prince. An opening?

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #191: December 08, 2011, 12:24:22 PM »
okay i really want fielder right now.

SS Desmond/Lombardozzi/TBA/whatever
CF Werth
3B Zimmerman
1B Fielder
LF Morse
RF Harper
2B Espinosa
C Ramos

BUT IT'S NEVER GONNA HAPPEN!



WWWAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #192: December 08, 2011, 12:25:23 PM »
Don't the nationals know, this town likes an off-season winner!

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #193: December 08, 2011, 12:25:23 PM »
BUT IT'S NEVER GONNA HAPPEN!

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WWWAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

no crap sherlock.

i was just dreaming for a second about an awesome team, then i woke up and forgot we were owned by the lerner family :hang:

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #194: December 08, 2011, 12:26:32 PM »
wow the marlins offered wilson 6 years, 98-99 mil.

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #195: December 08, 2011, 12:27:06 PM »
No thanks on Fielder. He's already a defensive liability and a health concern with his weight. On top of that, Morse should be our first baseman, not left fielder. Harper in LF and then go get a real center fielder, not Werth.

"Defensive liability" as compared to Morse?

"Health Concern with his weight" yet he's a vegan and has played heavy his whole life?

Fielder  >>>>>>  Morse  -  Stop with the nonsense.

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #196: December 08, 2011, 12:28:44 PM »
"Defensive liability" as compared to Morse?

"Health Concern with his weight" yet hes a vegan and has played heavy his whole life?

Fielder  >>>>>>  Morse  -  Stop with the nonsense.

The weight is a concern, playing it off like it's not is nonsense.

Still, Fielder is better than Morse certainly, and I'd totally love to have him.

But I'm not uncomfortable with Morse at 1st base at all.

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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #197: December 08, 2011, 12:29:51 PM »
"Defensive liability" as compared to Morse?

"Health Concern with his weight" yet hes a vegan and has played heavy his whole life?

Fielder  >>>>>>  Morse  -  Stop with the nonsense.

haha agreed.

hey slateman, here's the # of games prince has played each year (excluding the first which was 39)

2006 157
2007 158
2008 159 
2009 162 
2010 161   
2011 162



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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #198: December 08, 2011, 12:30:02 PM »
The weight is a concern, playing it off like it's not is nonsense.

How? When has his health/weight gotten in the way of his play?


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Re: Official Winter Meetings Gameday Thread (Day 4)
« Reply #199: December 08, 2011, 12:30:06 PM »
wow the marlins offered wilson 6 years, 98-99 mil.

CJ took a year + $22m hit to play in SoCal. Wow.