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Offline Slateman

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3275: January 12, 2013, 03:03:36 PM »
Doesn't Jesus play for Seattle now/

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3276: January 14, 2013, 11:32:03 AM »
http://mlb.si.com/2013/01/11/texas-rangers-giancarlo-stanton-justin-upto/#more-3714

Article on the Rangers and Mike Stanton.  Posted here because for all the reasons they could use Mike Stanton, they could also use Mike Morse.  And it wouldn't cost them all of their top prospects.

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3277: January 14, 2013, 11:49:30 AM »
http://mlb.si.com/2013/01/11/texas-rangers-giancarlo-stanton-justin-upto/#more-3714

Article on the Rangers and Mike Stanton.  Posted here because for all the reasons they could use Mike Stanton, they could also use Mike Morse.  And it wouldn't cost them all of their top prospects.

The difference in the two in quality, cost and time remaining with their acquiring club is so vast that they really don't belong in the same discussion.

Offline Mattionals

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3278: January 14, 2013, 12:02:45 PM »
I feel that the three big trade names out there will be Stanton, Upton and Morse in that order.  Morse is the cheapest and least team controlled.  He is 31 and is a competent bat with horrible defense in the outfield and likely league average at 1B.  Upton can have Morse's bat, but plays the best defense in covering the most ground.  Stanton has the best bat in the game IMO and has a heck of an arm in RF and he moves fairly well for a guy his size.

A Stanton trade is a haul for the Marlins and upends a minor league system for the other team.
An Upton trade is cleaning out some top prospects.
Morse is one good prospect and a serviceable MLB guy.

Teams that whiff on Stanton or Upton should see Morse as at least a cheap solution for a quick bat add. 

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3279: January 14, 2013, 01:19:50 PM »
Lorb on Bill Bray's return:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130111&content_id=40929798

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Bray, 29, has had success as a lefty specialist. His best season came in 2008, when he had a 2.87 ERA and struck out 54 in 47 innings over 63 games. And when the Reds won the National League Central in 2010, left-handed hitters had a .106 batting average against Bray.

"I can definitely bring experience as far as coming in with men on base and getting lefties out," Bray said via telephone.

This past season, Bray was sidelined often with back and groin problems. He says he is healthy and looks forward to helping the Nats return to the postseason.

"I'm really looking forward to the opportunity," Bray said. "The things I had battled during my career are injuries. There are a lot of freak injuries -- whether it's blowing out my elbow, tendinitis, groin issue last season that turned into a back problem. I don't know why they happened. They do. I did my best to battle through them. But I do know when I'm healthy, I'm pretty good [on the mound]. I can do my job and I can do the job that they are asking."

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3280: January 14, 2013, 02:09:36 PM »
If he can return to 2011 form, we're good. 2012 was a disaster.

Offline blue911

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3281: January 14, 2013, 07:16:03 PM »
Jordan Zimmermann = Ferb Fletcher

Offline houston-nat

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3282: January 14, 2013, 07:17:46 PM »
Jordan Zimmermann = Ferb Fletcher
Gio Gonzalez = Phineas Flynn

Offline blue911

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3283: January 14, 2013, 07:21:49 PM »
Gio Gonzalez = Phineas Flynn

Without a doubt

Offline madj55

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3284: January 14, 2013, 07:43:59 PM »
Let's trade Span and Morse for Justin Upton.

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3285: January 14, 2013, 07:58:40 PM »
Let's trade Span and Morse for Justin Upton.

Dbacks already have like 8 outfielders. They want a middle infielder. So, yeah, Desmond straight up.

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3286: January 14, 2013, 08:01:43 PM »
Let's trade Span and Morse for Justin Kate Upton.

FTFY.

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3287: January 14, 2013, 08:08:26 PM »
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MDS WITH THE BEST POST OF HIS CAREER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3288: January 14, 2013, 08:48:58 PM »
Hey guys, remember Kristina Akra? Yea I do too. I'm glad we have her here.

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3289: January 14, 2013, 08:51:38 PM »
Hey guys, remember Kristina Akra? Yea I do too. I'm glad we have her here.

She seems nice but she looks like a Muppet. Give me Kate Upton or give me death. 

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3290: January 14, 2013, 08:53:14 PM »
She seems nice but she looks like a Muppet. Give me Kate Upton or give me death. 

You're crazy man. I like you... but you're crazy.


Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3291: January 14, 2013, 09:01:45 PM »
I always thought Debbie Taylor was smokin' too.

Offline madj55

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3292: January 14, 2013, 09:19:03 PM »
Is it just me or is there a lot less apparel on the Nats mlb.com shop? I was looking to buy a batting practice pullover but they don't even have those available, maybe Majestic is unveiling new products for 2013?

Offline Mattionals

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3293: January 14, 2013, 09:20:20 PM »
Is it just me or is there a lot less apparel on the Nats mlb.com shop? I was looking to buy a batting practice pullover but they don't even have those available, maybe Majestic is unveiling new products for 2013?

I want a BP hat.

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3294: January 14, 2013, 09:22:30 PM »
Is it just me or is there a lot less apparel on the Nats mlb.com shop? I was looking to buy a batting practice pullover but they don't even have those available, maybe Majestic is unveiling new products for 2013?

They're about to update the clothing lines so until late February there won't be much available. They had a sweet deal the other day where you got 25% off anything that was in stock, including sale items. Bought a ton of Nats shirts for less than $100.

Offline madj55

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3295: January 14, 2013, 09:25:50 PM »
They're about to update the clothing lines so until late February there won't be much available. They had a sweet deal the other day where you got 25% off anything that was in stock, including sale items. Bought a ton of Nats shirts for less than $100.
Gotcha, thanks!!

Offline imref

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3296: January 14, 2013, 10:27:10 PM »
Nats sign Delwyn Young to a minor league deal per Lorb.

Offline MarquisDeSade

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3297: January 14, 2013, 10:29:19 PM »
Gotcha, thanks!!

I try to check the MLB shop page everyday to see what deals they're running. Last week they did 20% off outerwear and I got a sweet Padres track jacket from $50 after discounts.

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3298: January 14, 2013, 10:43:54 PM »
Nats sign Delwyn Young to a minor league deal per Lorb.


This is the guy that homered off Strasburg in his debut.

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #3299: January 15, 2013, 10:05:13 AM »
Ray D gets a shoutout in Baseball Prospectus.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=19297