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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #75: August 03, 2012, 03:59:02 PM »
Maldanado designated for assignment to make room on the 40 man for Kurt, per MLBTR.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #76: August 03, 2012, 04:01:21 PM »
Good. He stinks.

Is Kurt in tonight for Game 2?

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #77: August 03, 2012, 04:01:51 PM »
Good. He stinks.

Is Kurt in tonight for Game 2?

No.

They think he'll be in town for tomorrow's game, though.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #78: August 03, 2012, 04:04:23 PM »
Woot! Woot!

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #79: August 03, 2012, 04:14:02 PM »
Another good sign:

Brandon McCarthy‏@BMcCarthy32

 Sad to see @kurtsuzuki go. Just a fantastic catcher and even better person. Can't thank him enough for all he did for me.
 

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #80: August 03, 2012, 04:17:05 PM »
lol PA ...

good deal.  I liked Freitas a lot, but this was a no-brainer. 

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #81: August 03, 2012, 04:26:37 PM »
No.

They think he'll be in town for tomorrow's game, though.

Bummerz.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #82: August 03, 2012, 05:21:54 PM »
I approve this trade. I like JHF but Suzuki is better.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #83: August 03, 2012, 05:22:22 PM »
Why is anyone excited about a .218/.250/.286 hitter?

He's got a motorcycle name.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #84: August 03, 2012, 05:42:03 PM »
I think a change of scenery will do Suzuki good.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #85: August 03, 2012, 05:51:30 PM »
I think a change of scenery will do Suzuki good.

I do to.  I think it will be good for Flores, too.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #86: August 03, 2012, 06:11:52 PM »
I think a change of scenery will do Suzuki good.

smart man linty.  get this man a beer.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #87: August 03, 2012, 06:22:42 PM »
My thoughts on the trade:
I think a change of scenery will do Suzuki good.
-That.
-He'll be a better hitter than he was in Oakland obviously hitting. His defense will be very good. 
-Good relationship with Gio, not like that's very difficult.
-Didn't have to give up a lot, and got some of his contract paid
-Another high character, good teammate guy.

I like it.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #88: August 03, 2012, 06:30:55 PM »
I don't mind giving up Freitas at all.  Getting a major league caliber catcher is a plus. 

But I'm not sure this is the right guy.  Maybe I care more about offense from the catcher than the Nats' brain-trust, but I would have preferred Kottaras or Shoppach or someone like that. 

If this guy starts to shut down the opponent's running game a little bit, then I'll come on board.  Otherwise, I'm not sure this was that great a move.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #89: August 03, 2012, 06:33:31 PM »
Flores will be traded this offseason...Suzuki & Ramos will split time next year as Ramos comes back from his injury.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #90: August 03, 2012, 06:35:56 PM »
He has close to zero value.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #91: August 03, 2012, 06:43:14 PM »
He has close to zero value.

Fine DFA'd but his contracts pretty low i think rizzo can get some minor league depth for him.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #92: August 03, 2012, 06:47:09 PM »
He has close to zero value.

That's not close to true.  He'd be a massive upgrade for a lot of clubs at back up catcher who's capable of playing regularly when needed and some pop in his bat.  Those guys aren't exactly a dime a dozen.  He may not command a huge return by himself, but he has value.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #93: August 03, 2012, 07:03:07 PM »
TommyMilone_57: Sad day to have to see @kurtsuzuki go. Has taught me way more then I think he might realize. Wish him nothing but the best with the Nats.

BMcCarthy32: Sad to see @kurtsuzuki go. Just a fantastic catcher and even better person. Can't thank him enough for all he did for me.

JarrodBParker: Rough day losing @kurtsuzuki one of the best guys I ever played with & met in this game I've learned so much from him he will be missed.

JerryBlevins_13: Goodluck to @kurtsuzuki. Truly one of the hardest working players I've ever known. Your presence will be missed in Oakland.
GioGonzalez47: Reunited & together again ♪.  Welcome to The Nation's Capital @kurtsuzuki here is to new beginnings.

kurtsuzuki: @GioGonzalez47 I'm coming GG!!!! Let's get it done bro!!!!

kurtsuzuki: Now...... I'm excited to be a nat! Extremely excited to work with that talented pitching staff and contribute any way I can. #pumped


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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #94: August 03, 2012, 07:13:49 PM »
Sounds like a great guy. Happy to have him

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #95: August 03, 2012, 07:51:39 PM »
This will be nothing but great for Gio...and will benefit the rest of the staff IMMENSELY. I only wish Gio wasn't pitching tonight so they could be reunited sooner!

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #96: August 03, 2012, 08:19:45 PM »
I hear he has a good success rate with throwing out runners.  As you can see pitchers liked him too.  According to Wood, Rizzo tried to get him before waiver trade deadline but couldnt for some teason.

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #97: August 03, 2012, 08:55:03 PM »
He can also stand in a waist deep pool,a jump out, and land on his feet.  That was on intentional talk last year

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #98: August 03, 2012, 09:01:43 PM »
He can also stand in a waist deep pool,a jump out, and land on his feet.  That was on intentional talk last year


Kurt Suzuki Pool Jump

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Re: Nats Acquire C Kurt Suzuki from A's
« Reply #99: August 03, 2012, 09:20:56 PM »
LOL