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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #50: April 19, 2012, 07:49:40 AM »
So you only like them because they are winning?

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #51: April 19, 2012, 08:00:59 AM »
I don't expect Morse back much before September. More likely to get hitting from Harper. Not much different than last season...not much from the OF.


Morse is expected back before the ASB. That's the official line, anyway.

Morse and maybe Harper will help this offense. I'm content to find an in-house solution (Lombo, Nady, DerRosa, etc) until then.

I shudder to think how antsy for more offense some people would be if the Nats were not winning.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #52: April 19, 2012, 08:23:00 AM »
I think Lombo has pretty much earned a couple of starts in LF.  He's not Matt Kemp, but he'll get on base and doesn't seem to strike out very often.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #53: April 19, 2012, 08:31:13 AM »
Lombo needs to get some starts. We need that OBP at the top of our lineup.

I love this team's start and their no-quit attitude. I think that to a certain extent we have created our own luck, but I still feel like we have to be the luckiest team in MLB right now pulling these wins out of our ass. Our lineup needs to wake up before our rotation comes back down to earth or we're going to have a rough road trip next week.

I don't expect Morse back much before September. More likely to get hitting from Harper. Not much different than last season...not much from the OF.


Last I checked, Harper is no where close. 

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #54: April 19, 2012, 03:59:34 PM »
qualified batters (101)  - rank in the NL - P/PA

Werth - 2d - 4.66
LaRoche - 19th - 4.12
Espinosa - 25th - 4.04
Ramos - 31st - 4.00
RZ - 46th - 3.83
Lge Avg - 3.81
Desmond - 86th - 3.48

Team - 4th - 3.91

While I remain to be convinced, Danny is seeing .2 more pitches per plate appearance this year.  That's a nice skill for a top of the order guy.  That, and a .346 OBP so far, is beginning to convince me he may be a top of the order guy after all.  Small sample size, of course, but bears watching.  Strange also to see he's hitting a lot more balls on the ground vs. in the air, which may explain the power drop.  It's looking like he really has changed his hitting approach at the start of the year.  The question is, is this his normal or new normal?

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #55: April 19, 2012, 04:23:25 PM »

Last I checked, Harper is no where close. 

All it will take is a hot streak of one week before everyone starts to call for him.

Seriously though, I think there's still time for him to work on some stuff and be ready by June. Two months is a long time....

To be honest, I want him up so he can help us this year, sure, but also to get acclimated to MLB and then really hit the ground running next year.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #56: April 19, 2012, 05:16:11 PM »
With Espinosa's new eye for walks, the only spot that bothers me is LF. Free Lombo. Let him start.

I hope Morse is healthy by mid-August, and hope that Harper is ready by then. Who knows...maybe Bernadina can hit .260 or .275 in left?

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #57: April 19, 2012, 05:22:07 PM »


I hope Morse is healthy by mid-August

Welch, the team said he should be ready by the ASB. Are you not buying?

Six weeks of rest, 2 weeks of rehab, starting from around OD when they announced it.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #58: April 19, 2012, 05:28:49 PM »
Welch, the team said he should be ready by the ASB. Are you not buying?

Six weeks of rest, 2 weeks of rehab, starting from around OD when they announced it.


My answer: "The team said..."

Has the team ever accurately predicted an injury? I was looking for Chief's last game, and got linked to a Ladson article about Shawn Hill. He'll be back soon, Ladson said, yes, the Nats young ace will be back in a few days.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #59: April 19, 2012, 05:33:43 PM »
My answer: "The team said..."

Has the team ever accurately predicted an injury? I was looking for Chief's last game, and got linked to a Ladson article about Shawn Hill. He'll be back soon, Ladson said, yes, the Nats young ace will be back in a few days.


Oh, a skeptic, I see.

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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #61: April 19, 2012, 06:05:41 PM »
Who isn't?



With cause, I might add!

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #62: April 19, 2012, 07:48:47 PM »
My answer: "The team said..."

Has the team ever accurately predicted an injury?

Yes, quite a few actually.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #63: April 19, 2012, 10:41:02 PM »
Lombo needs to start in LF. He's hitting. Anyone we put in LF isn't.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #64: April 20, 2012, 08:50:54 PM »
The Nats have two hits tonight, both by Ankiel.  That's pretty bad...

Offline Slateman

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #65: April 20, 2012, 09:29:25 PM »
Hey now ... they have four

Three are by Ankiel :D

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #66: April 20, 2012, 09:52:36 PM »
This team is pretty much what most of us thought it would be. Outstanding pitching, but not a whole lot of offense. There's going to be a lot of nights like tonight this season. If the pitching falters, this team will be dead in the water. Morse will help, but I'm not sure he's going to suddenly make this team start lighting up the scoreboard.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #67: April 20, 2012, 10:06:39 PM »
It's okay, we can't get serious until next season anyway b/c of Strasburg's innings limit :stir:

Which is perfect since this'll finally be the offseason that we fix the offense ;)

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #68: April 20, 2012, 10:08:31 PM »
I really do wonder what Rizzo's plan for EJax is, though.  If he does what Dunn did, he's going to pitch himself right out of our price range.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #69: April 20, 2012, 10:18:20 PM »
I really do wonder what Rizzo's plan for EJax is, though.  If he does what Dunn did, he's going to pitch himself right out of our price range.

He's always been out of our price range. Like renting a Limo vs owning one.

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #70: April 20, 2012, 10:19:25 PM »
He's always been out of our price range. Like renting a Limo vs owning one.

:lol:


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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #71: April 20, 2012, 10:27:25 PM »
Or we'll trade him at the deadline. Jackson plus some odds and ends got the Blue Jays Colby Rasmus

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #72: April 20, 2012, 10:33:08 PM »
Jackson will be a rental- hopefully the jays will be in a position to need him

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #73: April 20, 2012, 10:36:07 PM »
Jackson to the Yanks for Brett Gardner?  Rockies for Fowler?

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Re: General Offense Discussion
« Reply #74: April 20, 2012, 10:49:51 PM »
I don't see Jackson being traded.