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Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #100: June 05, 2012, 02:42:38 PM »
Oh, well as long as you assure us.
I'm back, nages.

Anyway, looking through Zimmerman's career stats recently I'm starting to realize that maybe we overrate him as a ballplayer. Don't get me wrong, he is very talented but not as good as we like to think.


I know you're probably thinking I'm just basing this off of his recent play, but I assure you I'm not.



Offline madj55

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #101: June 05, 2012, 02:48:36 PM »
I just hope this motherfreaker picks it up because he's been good for us and it's not fun being disappointed when you see him come up to bat.

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #102: June 05, 2012, 02:52:57 PM »
I just hope this motherfreaker picks it up because he's been good for us and it's not fun being disappointed when you see him come up to bat.

I hope he doesn't let you down again.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #103: June 05, 2012, 02:55:10 PM »
Have faith. He will come around.

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Offline RL04

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #104: June 05, 2012, 03:59:31 PM »
I don't know if he's in a slump or still not feeling 100% healthy.

Agree.  I don't know either.   But whatever the reason, him currently batting third is hurting the team.  What's the crime in moving him lower in the line-up.

Oh, and here's another idea ... his "slump" is partly because he's jealous of Harper's quick success.

 :couch:






Offline RL04

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #105: June 05, 2012, 04:03:45 PM »
He got married!



Zimm is not married.    He just got engaged only two months ago.   To this . . .





And if it was me, I wouldn't care less about a hitting slump.
    ;)

Offline madj55

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #106: June 05, 2012, 04:05:26 PM »
I hope he doesn't let you down again.

I hope so too..

Offline natspride

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #107: June 05, 2012, 04:06:48 PM »
I'm back, nages.

Anyway, looking through Zimmerman's career stats recently I'm starting to realize that maybe we overrate him as a ballplayer. Don't get me wrong, he is very talented but not as good as we like to think.


I know you're probably thinking I'm just basing this off of his recent play, but I assure you I'm not.

Honestly, I don't really judge Zimm by his career stats simply because he's missed a significant amount of time.

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #108: June 05, 2012, 04:07:28 PM »
I hope so too..

Though I do enjoy when you rip into him, you've got some great zingers.

Offline madj55

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #109: June 05, 2012, 04:13:51 PM »
Though I do enjoy when you rip into him, you've got some great zingers.

Hahaha thanks, but I don't enjoy ripping into players. Some guys just irritate me when they're supposed to be the face of the franchise and aren't playing like it or don't earn their 100 million dollar contract.

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #110: June 05, 2012, 04:16:14 PM »
Oh, you'll get no argument from me on that.  Had Werth not broken his wrist I'd still be here calling him Werthless every time he let three perfect meatballs sail over the plate.

Offline spidernat

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #111: June 05, 2012, 04:17:59 PM »
Some guys just irritate me when they're supposed to be the face of the franchise 



It's not his fault that people placed unreasonable expectations on him.




Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #112: June 05, 2012, 04:20:52 PM »
Who the hell is that?

Offline Ray D

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #113: June 05, 2012, 04:31:50 PM »
I'd like to move him to 1B if it is conceivable he would be willing to move. Seems like it would be less wear and tear defensively and would extend his bat.
I wish everyone  could accept the fact that his true value is his third base defense, stop talking about moving him to first, and accept that in general he isn't going to hit for power.  He is a great asset hitting line drives, getting on base,  and making plays at third.  He just might not be the power asset we thought we had.  But if we move him to first, I don't really see that he's much use to us at all.

Offline spidernat

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #114: June 05, 2012, 04:37:20 PM »
Who the hell is that?

It's going to be Giancarlo Stanton when Strasburg gets through with him next time he faces him.

It's just a pic I found to illustrate how flawed the face of this franchise is (and has always been).

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #115: June 05, 2012, 04:54:52 PM »
I wish everyone  could accept the fact that his true value is his third base defense, stop talking about moving him to first, and accept that in general he isn't going to hit for power.  He is a great asset hitting line drives, getting on base,  and making plays at third.  He just might not be the power asset we thought we had.  But if we move him to first, I don't really see that he's much use to us at all.


I think Ryan Zimmerman is a next-generation Ken McMullen: great fielder, hits for higher average (than McMullen in the modern dead-ball era), but isn't supposed to be a power hitter. RZim seems like a typical .295 hitter who will hit about 25 homers a season, and plays some of the best defense ever. That's plenty good enough.

It worries me that his slugging % is usually between .450 and .520. Right now it's at .333. I hope it's just a slump.




Offline BBQ

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #116: June 05, 2012, 05:32:04 PM »
Oh, well as long as you assure us.


Cool guy, you are.

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #117: June 08, 2012, 01:13:22 PM »
last series for NY:  5-13 (.384), 5R, 2RBI, 1HR


Offline panthers30

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #118: June 08, 2012, 02:56:35 PM »
last series for NY:  5-13 (.384), 5R, 2RBI, 1HR



Hopefully a sign of things to come.

Morse also has 5 hits in his last 3 games.

Could you even imagine this team with a healthy Morse, streaking Zim, and Harper being Harper?  oh lawd

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #119: June 08, 2012, 02:59:04 PM »
Hopefully he rocks some road beef body and keeps the slump at bay.

Offline CatsEye

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #120: June 08, 2012, 03:12:19 PM »
It's a slump. But it's been going on for a while now. Kind of bad timing with everybody else on the team getting injured everytime you turn around - and now Harper has a back problem-what is wrong with this picture? Too many injuries on this team.....imo.   :roll:

Offline Slateman

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #121: June 08, 2012, 11:07:12 PM »
Looks good. Perhaps he was simply.getting back in the groove. Or at least, I hope so

Offline spidernat

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #122: June 09, 2012, 12:51:46 AM »
Found his chemist's number.  :lol:

Offline Slateman

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #123: June 15, 2012, 09:58:31 PM »
.246/.305/.338 since coming off the DL


Offline BH34Natural

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Re: What's wrong with Ryan Zimmerman?
« Reply #124: June 15, 2012, 10:27:35 PM »
He will definitely 'come around'. This is not Ryan Zimmerman's ceiling we're seeing.

However, he's never going to be a superstar that people think or thought he would be. He's not. That's not who he is. He's a 3B who will be productive to the tune of 20 HR/80 RBI/.280 when he's going well and an elite defender at third. A team leader. I don't think he's necessarily in the right role casted as a three hole hitter either. He is more like a five.

Tamper your expectations. Don't expect the world. He's maybe got a .300 season or so in him still but he is not a perennial stud offensive player by any means. He's just not. Same thing with a guy who went a few slots after him in his draft class Jay Bruce.