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Offline blue911

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #625: January 06, 2012, 04:29:12 PM »
Maya pitching in MLB again == :hang:

Why do think the Maya Calendar ends in 2012?

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #626: January 06, 2012, 04:29:38 PM »
I think we'll see him at somepoint this year if only for a start or 2

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #627: January 06, 2012, 04:50:40 PM »
Halfsmokes - to get to Maya or Stammen, it would take 3 pitchers down for some reason: 7-3=4 for 5 rotation slots.  I agree that we can expect to have Strasburg hitting an innings cap some time in the last 40 games.  Wang will pitch until his arm falls off. It may, but if he can go 200 innings, they will trot him out.  He is a risk of injury, but there will be no voluntary innings limit on him. The team I believe has said so.  JZ does not have a significant limit.   180 - 195 innings is a full season for most pitchers.  Lannan and Gio both go full seasons.  So, it is conceivable that we only use 6 pitchers, but assuming one injury, 7 gets you by.  If 3 are down in the first half of the year, we are in trouble, but by the second half of the year, either a minor leaguer develops, move for one if we are in contention, or find a replacement level starter if we are unwilling to take our Maya / Stammen lumps. 

If we were to bring in one more veteran, I'd like it to be a Rich Harden type.  Someone who is recovering from injuries but was healthy the last half of the year.  Bring him along a bit slow in the spring, and have him ready for a call up when we need it.  Heck, if he's good, he might beat out one of our 4/5/6 guys from the get go. Nice problem.

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #628: January 06, 2012, 04:52:42 PM »
They should check into Brandon Webb.

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #629: January 06, 2012, 04:53:59 PM »
I think Webb is fixated on Texas, but he's that kind of guy, too.  IIRC, he's not expected to pitch this year.

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #630: January 06, 2012, 04:58:13 PM »
I think Webb is fixated on Texas, but he's that kind of guy, too.  IIRC, he's not expected to pitch this year.

His agent says he's throwing free and easy. Which I take to mean he's at least 6 months away.

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #631: January 06, 2012, 05:07:41 PM »
His agent says he's throwing free and easy. Which I take to mean he's at least 6 months away.

I think CMW's agent was saying that 2 or 3 years ago.

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« Reply #632: January 06, 2012, 05:09:39 PM »
I think CMW's agent was saying that 2 or 3 years ago.

Yep, which is why you go and take a look. After CMW, they should have an idea of a realistic time table.

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #633: January 06, 2012, 06:00:52 PM »
If we're really in it, not just might make the wild card, but in a division race with the wild card as a real possibility, I'd just keep on throwing Strass out there- I'd trade legitimate shot at a title for the chance he blows out his arm and we loose him for the last three years

Absolutely the worst post of the decade. I don't think I have ever criticized someone for their opinion (certainally disagreed) as this immediate gratification of risking Stras is beyond belief. Even if he was in the last year of our control why risk someones career and livlihood.

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #634: January 06, 2012, 07:06:21 PM »
Absolutely the worst post of the decade. I don't think I have ever criticized someone for their opinion (certainally disagreed) as this immediate gratification of risking Stras is beyond belief. Even if he was in the last year of our control why risk someones career and livlihood.

It worked for the Cubs.

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #635: January 06, 2012, 11:06:54 PM »
Lol, Boras would personally assassinate Rizzo/Johnson if we tried that.

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« Reply #636: January 07, 2012, 06:32:39 AM »
It worked for the Cubs.

Yeah, but Riggleman is no longer the manager.

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #637: January 07, 2012, 11:26:51 AM »
You know things have changed for the better when people are arguing over the depth of replacement rotation pitchers rather than the state of the actual rotation itself.

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« Reply #638: January 07, 2012, 06:40:48 PM »
Split off the off-topic chatter:

http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=25480.0

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #639: January 08, 2012, 01:51:59 PM »
You know things have changed for the better when people are arguing over the depth of replacement rotation pitchers rather than the state of the actual rotation itself.
Exactly.

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #640: January 25, 2012, 09:57:24 AM »
They showed Gio in a Caps shirt on the jumbotron during one of the breaks in last night's game (win over the Bruins)...not sure where he was sitting, but he was in the house. 

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #641: January 25, 2012, 01:51:34 PM »
Nationals PR @NationalsPR
Gio Gonzalez (@giogonzalez47) is 31-2 w/ a 2.37 ERA in 41 starts when receiving more than 2 runs of offensive support. #Nationals

Wow.  That is impressive.  Let's hope our anemic offense is better this year.

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #642: January 25, 2012, 01:57:46 PM »
Now we just need to score 2 runs. It's sad that it's a legitimate fear of mine that we can't do it.

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #643: January 25, 2012, 01:57:50 PM »
Nationals PR @NationalsPR
Gio Gonzalez (@giogonzalez47) is 31-2 w/ a 2.37 ERA in 41 starts when receiving more than 2 runs of offensive support. #Nationals

Wow.  That is impressive.  Let's hope our anemic offense is better this year.


It's also completely inaccurate.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=gonzagi01&year=Career&t=p#rs_extra

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #644: January 25, 2012, 01:59:19 PM »
Now we just need to score 2 runs. It's sad that it's a legitimate fear of mine that we can't do it.

It's a legitimate fear of anyone

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #646: January 25, 2012, 03:05:56 PM »
GG press conference will be on MASN.

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Re: Gio to Nats
« Reply #649: January 25, 2012, 03:25:02 PM »
Gio will also be on Lavar and Dukes at 5:30pm. Lavar is not on the air. They have Danny Rouhier  on right now.