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Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #300: January 28, 2013, 05:57:48 PM »
Nick Johnson has decided to retire.  Please, resist the urge to post this picture:



Don't do it.

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #301: January 28, 2013, 05:58:39 PM »
never before has one picture so perfectly summed up a career

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #302: January 28, 2013, 05:59:41 PM »
I always like that guy, though.  Thought he was going to be great here.  Never quite materialized.

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #303: January 28, 2013, 06:11:48 PM »
He was great, or at least really good, when he could stay healthy.  Just never could stay on the field.  Too bad.

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #304: January 28, 2013, 06:16:24 PM »
Ruben Amaro's free agent acquisitions as GM:

2009: Raul Ibanez, Jamie Moyer, Chan Ho Park
2010: Danys Baez, Juan Castro, Jose Contreras, Russ Gload, Placido Polanco, Brian Schneider
2011: Jose Contreras, Cliff Lee, JC Romero
2012: Laynce Nix, Jonathan Papelbon, Chad Qualls, Brian Schneider, Jim Thome, Dontrelle Willis
2013: Mike Adams, John Lannan, Demon Young, Yuniesky Betancourt

That is one woeful record. He's taken Pat Gillick's incredible organization and run it into the ground. The players he extended were Gillick's, he used Gillick's farm system to trade for other players. It's an old, expensive, worsening team with a terrible farm system.

He's awful.

Yeah, that's not a good track record.  After getting Yuni and Michael Young, trading for Francoeur might make heads explode at fangraphs.

That list doesn't include what might be his worst move - re-signing Howard when he didn't need to for $25 mil/yr for several years.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #305: January 28, 2013, 06:20:16 PM »
 :shrug:

What's wrong with it?  It looks fine to me.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #306: January 28, 2013, 06:46:56 PM »
never before has one picture so perfectly summed up a career
That's Austin Kearns with his head down, so two careers.

Offline blue911

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #307: January 28, 2013, 06:54:27 PM »
That's Austin Kearns with his head down, so two careers.

He's missing the donut

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #308: January 31, 2013, 03:53:15 PM »
The Yankees are going to sign the Pronk.


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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #309: February 03, 2013, 11:33:14 PM »
Kevin Millwood retires.

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #310: February 04, 2013, 06:07:01 PM »
A's trade for Jed Lowrie.

Brad Peacock is one of the guys going to Houston.

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #311: February 04, 2013, 08:14:39 PM »
A's trade for Jed Lowrie.

Brad Peacock is one of the guys going to Houston.
I hope they enjoy the eighty-five games they get from Lowrie next year.

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #312: February 05, 2013, 02:33:36 PM »
The Cardinals are about to start a surprise press conference.

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #313: February 05, 2013, 02:35:26 PM »
The Cardinals are about to start a surprise press conference.
Chris Carpenter retires, walks away from contract because he is unable to pitch.

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #314: February 05, 2013, 02:58:00 PM »
Chris Carpenter retires, walks away from contract because he is unable to pitch.
Opens up a spot for Trevor  :az: :az: :az: :az: :az: :az: :az: Rosenthal.

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #315: February 05, 2013, 03:03:59 PM »
Carp was a wonder of modern medicine and good coaching.  There was a time  he would have been just another highly touted and drafted pitcher in the Toronto organization who never got a shot but for medicine, training, etc... that kept his arm going long enough to pick up awards and a world series or two.   

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #316: February 06, 2013, 08:55:03 PM »
Todd Helton arrested for DUI.  What a mug shot - his mother must be proud :)


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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #317: February 06, 2013, 08:58:23 PM »
Todd Helton arrested for DUI.  What a mug shot - his mother must be proud :)

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His beard was so ashamed, it jumped off his face.

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #318: February 06, 2013, 09:15:37 PM »
i think we know who's playing Homer Simpson in the broadway musical.

Offline Vega

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #319: February 07, 2013, 08:36:35 PM »
King Felix gets seven years, $175 million. That's a massive precedent set for guys like Kershaw and Strasburg.

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #320: February 08, 2013, 10:21:28 AM »
King Felix gets seven years, $175 million. That's a massive precedent set for guys like Kershaw and Strasburg.

Strasburg will be good for 7/$30M

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #321: February 12, 2013, 12:38:10 PM »
Clay Buchholz pulled a hammy. The world is ending.   :panic:

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #322: February 12, 2013, 12:39:36 PM »
Clay Buchholz pulled a hammy. The world is ending.   :panic:

They'd all jump into the hahbah if it wasn't frozen ovah!

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #323: February 12, 2013, 08:10:22 PM »
Todd Helton arrested for DUI.  What a mug shot - his mother must be proud :)

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There's one guy not going into camp proclaiming to be "in the best shape of his life".

Offline Vega

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Re: Non-Nats Offseason news
« Reply #324: February 12, 2013, 08:16:28 PM »
Clay Buchholz pulled a hammy. The world is ending.   :panic:
I hope JCA is okay.