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Offline Vega

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2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Topic Start: October 13, 2012, 03:19:32 AM »
Well, that certainly didn't end well. Meh. Time to focus on next year. So, who should we get?

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #1: October 13, 2012, 10:19:05 AM »
Greinke.

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #2: October 13, 2012, 10:24:48 AM »
A closer and second baseman please.

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« Reply #3: October 13, 2012, 10:27:10 AM »
Who ever is the most expensive.

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #4: October 13, 2012, 10:28:19 AM »
Haren, Shields, and a bullpen arm.

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #6: October 13, 2012, 10:30:13 AM »
Too bad nobody in their right mind wants him back.

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #9: October 13, 2012, 10:47:16 AM »
With the national TV contract kicking in it's going to be a crazy offseason, the market is going to spike upwards, teams are going to be throwing piles of money at marginal players.  Any chance at signing a big name will require setting a new standard for contracts, something that the Nats have been reluctant to do, other than the notable exception of the Werth signing.  Fortunately we have our core team locked up and only need to upgrade at a couple spots.

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #10: October 13, 2012, 10:51:34 AM »
I'll take Haren or Greinke. I'd then trade Morse for a potential pitching prospect or something. Then I'd try to acquire an outfielder (Justin Upton!!! lol). If not, we will have one of our younger guys come up the year after (Hood? Goodwin? (or is that too early?)). I also hope Rendon makes the team out of camp so we can play him at 2B.

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #11: October 13, 2012, 10:58:00 AM »
1) a vet starting pitcher whose shown they can pitch in the playoffs(Lohse)
2) a vet reliever w/ playoff experience(Madson)
3) Trade Morse & Resign Laroche to another 2 year deal.
4) open comp @ 2nd base & switch Rendon to 2nd in the minors

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #12: October 13, 2012, 11:03:40 AM »
Who's the best FA closer? Clip and Storen are setup men at best. One of them will be traded.

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« Reply #13: October 13, 2012, 11:04:11 AM »
1) a vet starting pitcher whose shown they can pitch in the playoffs(Lohse)
2) a vet reliever w/ playoff experience(Madson)
3) Trade Morse & Resign Laroche to another 2 year deal.
4) open comp @ 2nd base & switch Rendon to 2nd in the minors

Morse is owed $7 million for next year, not too bad if you assume that his power number can remain stable and he is healthy, but with his defense, how much is he really going to return in a trade?  As for LaRoche, I'd go year to year with him at this point.

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #14: October 13, 2012, 11:04:16 AM »
Espinosa should be dumped for a bag of chips.

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #15: October 13, 2012, 11:04:51 AM »
Morse is owed $7 million for next year, not too bad if you assume that his power number can remain stable and he is healthy, but with his defense, how much is he really going to return in a trade?  As for LaRoche, I'd go year to year with him at this point.

An AL team would love Morse's bat

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #16: October 13, 2012, 11:07:01 AM »
An AL team would love Morse's bat

Yeah for real. I like the guy and I think he can put up 30-40 homers a year with a decent average... but he really cannot hit in clutch situations. He swings for the fences too much. I wouldn't be mad if we kept him and had the same outfield until one of our younger guys are ready but I'd prefer it if we got new blood in there that is good at offense and defense.

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #17: October 13, 2012, 11:07:57 AM »
Who's the best FA closer? Clip and Storen are setup men at best. One of them will be traded.

Pretty sure Madson is a FA & i wouldn't mind adding Broxton to our bullpen.


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« Reply #18: October 13, 2012, 11:08:09 AM »
An AL team would love Morse's bat


How many teams need a DH?  (The Astros)  A few, and what are they going to be willing to give up to get one?  We're not going to get a five tool player for a one tool guy.

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« Reply #19: October 13, 2012, 11:11:44 AM »
Morse is owed $7 million for next year, not too bad if you assume that his power number can remain stable and he is healthy, but with his defense, how much is he really going to return in a trade?  As for LaRoche, I'd go year to year with him at this point.

Laroche already said hes not comfy w/ a one year deal. If we give him another 2 year deal w/ a mutual option hed probably take it. Morse isn't as good at 1B as Laroche & Bryce will eventually need to move to a corner the writing is on the wall.

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #20: October 13, 2012, 11:13:31 AM »
Laroche already said hes not comfy w/ a one year deal. If we give him another 2 year deal w/ a mutual option hed probably take it. Morse isn't as good at 1B as Laroche & Bryce will eventually need to move to a corner the writing is on the wall.

A mutual option for a second year isn't any different than a one year deal, so i'm fine with that, as long as we're not on the hook for 2014.  (And Morse was fine at 1st, not a gold glover, but good enough.)

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #21: October 13, 2012, 11:18:52 AM »
From Cots, here is the current contract status for the Nats roster:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tsCEGKNVcxttZHoBc2O6q0w&output=html

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #22: October 13, 2012, 11:23:39 AM »
A mutual option for a second year isn't any different than a one year deal, so i'm fine with that, as long as we're not on the hook for 2014.  (And Morse was fine at 1st, not a gold glover, but good enough.)

The mutual option would be for a third year. Laroche is a LH power bat we need that in our lineup & we need a first basemen who can bail zim & desmond out they're not the most accurate.

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« Reply #23: October 13, 2012, 11:35:17 AM »
The mutual option would be for a third year. Laroche is a LH power bat we need that in our lineup & we need a first basemen who can bail zim & desmond out they're not the most accurate.

Moore will be the guy sooner rather than later, I like LaRoche and want him for another year, but he's not going to be around much beyond that.  We've got other needs and his salary is going to increase following this season.