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Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Topic Start: August 03, 2012, 02:23:57 PM »
Washington Nationals ‏@Nationals
BREAKING: #Nats acquire C Kurt Suzuki from #Athletics for C David Freitas

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #1: August 03, 2012, 02:25:17 PM »
:clap: and we didn't have to give anything up

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #2: August 03, 2012, 02:25:22 PM »
Awful terrible crap stupid trade

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #3: August 03, 2012, 02:27:03 PM »
Had to do something at catcher.  Flores just isn't the answer.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #4: August 03, 2012, 02:27:33 PM »
15th round draft choices are hard to replace.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #5: August 03, 2012, 02:28:02 PM »
Suzuki has thrown out 38% of runners attempted to steal against him this year FWIW.

Yes his offensive numbers are down, but he does play at the Coliseum.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #6: August 03, 2012, 02:28:18 PM »
Hopefully the change of scenery brings back Kurt Suzuki [2008]. Hey a fan can dream. :mg:

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #7: August 03, 2012, 02:28:57 PM »
Suzuki has thrown out 38% of runners attempted to steal against him this year FWIW.

Yes his offensive numbers are down, but he does play at the Coliseum.

here are the splits

home .178   .219   .256   

away .256   .281   .316

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #8: August 03, 2012, 02:28:59 PM »
15th round draft choices are hard to replace.

Freitas can hit and suzuki cannot

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #9: August 03, 2012, 02:30:21 PM »
Freitas can hit and suzuki cannot

Suzuki can play catcher and Frietas cannot. 

*ignoring one has only hit lower level minor league pitching*

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #10: August 03, 2012, 02:30:58 PM »
Suzuki can play catcher and Frietas cannot. 

*ignoring one has only hit lower level minor league pitching*
OK Freitas might hit

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #11: August 03, 2012, 02:30:59 PM »
Freitas can hit and suzuki cannot

Check the splits bro. And honestly when is Freitas going to make it up here? With Ramos back next year, we're set for the future at C.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #12: August 03, 2012, 02:31:22 PM »
Flores' days on the ML roster are definitely in danger...Suzuki is under contact for next season at around $5 million I believe, with a team option for 2014. If he can get close to his 2008-2010 numbers, we've got a very solid catcher.

Freitas is not a bad prospect but he's 23 and in A+ and we have Ramos, Leon and Solano. Good move for both sides.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #13: August 03, 2012, 02:31:34 PM »
Awful terrible crap stupid trade

PC and PA have switched roles. Bizarro world!!

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #14: August 03, 2012, 02:32:30 PM »
If this type of deal makes you mad you're trying too hard.

Amen. Can't please the masses at WNFF though lol

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #15: August 03, 2012, 02:33:13 PM »
Washington Nationals ‏@Nationals
BREAKING: #Nats acquire C Kurt Suzuki from #Athletics for C David Freitas


I said it before, we need to look for players being salary dumped. This is one of those cases. Good upgrade over Leon/Solano. Upgrade at catcher.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #16: August 03, 2012, 02:34:12 PM »
Why is anyone excited about a .218/.250/.286 hitter?

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #17: August 03, 2012, 02:34:53 PM »
Why is anyone excited about a .218/.250/.286 hitter?

Because he's not as bad away from Oakland


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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #18: August 03, 2012, 02:35:22 PM »
Amen. Can't please the masses at WNFF though lol

That is because you are selectively focusing on the negative and attributing it to WNFF. A shift in your perspective could make it the happiest place on earth. Perception is sneaky.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #19: August 03, 2012, 02:35:33 PM »
Davey calls Suzuki a "Number 1 Catcher".

So does that mean Flores will go back to the bench?

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #20: August 03, 2012, 02:36:11 PM »
That is because you selectively focusing on the negative and attributing it to WNFF. A shift in your persprective could make it the happiest place on earth. Perception is sneaky.

Nope I love WNFF, and most of the level-headed people here. But there are always going to be people on here who complain no matter what. But that's just life in general, honestly.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #21: August 03, 2012, 02:36:24 PM »
away .256   .281   .316
Still terrible, but somehow not quite as terrible.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #22: August 03, 2012, 02:37:11 PM »
Why is anyone excited about a .218/.250/.286 hitter?

BC he's replacing a .225/.262/.324 hitter (in more of a hitters park) that can't throw runners out.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #23: August 03, 2012, 02:39:38 PM »
Again, Suzuki has a 38% caught stealing rate this year. What's Flores'?

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #24: August 03, 2012, 02:41:19 PM »
Because he's not as bad away from Oakland
.256/.281/.316 is nothing to get excited about.


Again, Suzuki has a 38% caught stealing rate this year. What's Flores'?

Must be nice to have pitchers who occasionally check baserunners. That Nationals pitchers don't. Ramos wasn't throwing anyone out either. This isn't on the Nats' catchers.