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Offline blue911

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #100: March 24, 2015, 10:17:01 PM »
Heath Bell retired today. It seems like only yesterday he showed up all bright eyed and bushy tailed

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #101: March 24, 2015, 10:51:58 PM »
Heath Bell retired today. It seems like only yesterday he showed up all bright eyed and bushy tailed

Fitting he got a save in his final appearance.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #102: March 26, 2015, 08:50:43 PM »
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2015/03/sean-burnett-to-throw-for-teams-in-may-or-june.html

Sean Burnett To Throw For Teams In May Or June
By Steve Adams [March 26, 2015 at 2:48pm CDT]
Free agent left-hander Sean Burnett is making progress toward a return this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career on June 5 last season, agent Jim Munsey tells MLBTR.

“I actually feel great and have begun throwing off a mound,” said Burnett, via Munsey. “This isn’t my first rodeo so I’ve got a pretty good idea about my progress.” Multiple teams have reached out to Munsey to check in on Burnett, and the agent says his client is currently on track to help a club sometime around the All-Star break or trade deadline in mid-to-late July. Burnett is expected to throw for interested teams in May or June.

Burnett, 32, was limited to just 10 1/3 innings over the life of a two-year, $8MM contract signed with the Angels prior to the 2013 campaign. Nerve irritation and a strained flexor tendon cut short his first season with the Halos before the aforementioned Tommy John wiped out nearly all of his 2014 season.

From 2009-12, though, Burnett was a very strong left-handed option in the bullpen, working to a 2.85 ERA with 7.5 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 234 innings for the Pirates and Nationals. During that time, Burnett unsurprisingly displayed strong numbers against left-handed hitters, holding them to a .213/.279/.336 batting line. However, unlike many lefty relievers, Burnett also tallied strong numbers against right-handed hitters. While hitters with the platoon advantage did post superior numbers to their left-handed counterparts, the .235/.319/.340 batting line they tallied from ’09-’12 is overall a rather weak level of production.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #103: March 26, 2015, 09:11:34 PM »
The Nationals need to be there.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #104: March 28, 2015, 06:36:23 PM »
H-Rod released by Arizona.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #105: March 28, 2015, 08:59:34 PM »
Clip officially named Oakland's closer while Doolittle is out. Time to pad that free agent resume.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #106: March 28, 2015, 09:12:36 PM »
Lombo re-assigned by the Bucs.

The Pirates also reassigned right-handed pitchers Deolis Guerra, Josh Wall and Brad Lincoln; left-hander Charlie Leesman; infielders Steve Lombardozzi, Brent Morel, Deibinson Romero and Gustavo Nunez; catcher Sebastian Valle; and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez.

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/03/28/Pirates-notebook-Pirates-send-Tabata-11-others-to-minor-league-camp-in-major-cutdown/stories/201503280093

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #107: March 31, 2015, 07:42:06 PM »
J-Max has made the Giants' roster. They DFAed former top prospect Gary Brown to make room for him.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #108: March 31, 2015, 08:51:27 PM »
J-Max has made the Giants' roster. They DFAed former top prospect Gary Brown to make room for him.

I wonder if that kills any chance of a t-mo trade. 


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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #110: April 02, 2015, 06:53:03 PM »
This truly hurts my feelings ....

H-Rod released by Arizona.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #111: April 03, 2015, 05:04:21 PM »
The Barves sent Chien-Ming Wang to the minors and released Jesus Flores today.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #112: April 03, 2015, 09:20:22 PM »
The Barves sent Chien-Ming Wang to the minors and released Jesus Flores today.
They released Todd Coffey too.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #113: April 07, 2015, 10:30:34 PM »
Detwiler is the #4 starter in the Rangers' rotation


Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #115: April 08, 2015, 07:17:41 PM »
Detwiler is the #4 starter in the Rangers' rotation
Gets his first start tonight.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #116: April 08, 2015, 07:31:06 PM »
Gets his first start tonight.
It's their third game so does that make him their number 3?

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #117: April 08, 2015, 11:06:33 PM »
Detwiler is getting crushed. A's announcers all over his suckiness.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #118: April 08, 2015, 11:29:17 PM »
It's their third game so does that make him their number 3?

he was listed as #4 in the ESPN depth charts.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #119: April 08, 2015, 11:44:02 PM »
Detwiler is getting crushed. A's announcers all over his suckiness.

I just turned it on and saw Prince Fielder :crackup: omg this whole team is dreadful not just Det.

Offline whytev

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #120: April 08, 2015, 11:49:34 PM »
I just turned it on and saw Prince Fielder :crackup: omg this whole team is dreadful not just Det.

I laughed and I laughed.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #121: April 09, 2015, 08:11:59 AM »
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Rangers' Ross Detwiler blasted in season debut WednesdayRoss Detwiler, RP, TEXby R.J.
White | CBSSports.com

(4 hrs ago) Rangers pitcher Ross Detwiler surrendered eight runs (six earned) on nine
hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 10-0 loss to the
A's Wednesday.
Detwiler was able to hold the A's scoreless through the first two innings before the
Oakland offense broke through with a five-spot in the third and continued the run barrage
through the middle innings. Detwiler will take a 12.46 ERA into Monday's scheduled
matchup against the Angels.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #122: April 11, 2015, 07:02:03 PM »
Clippard just held down the 9th in a tie game nicely.

Offline RobDibblesGhost

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #123: April 11, 2015, 07:06:59 PM »
Clippard just held down the 9th in a tie game nicely.

Eh, he did issue two walks in the inning. Another former Nat, Fernando Abad, is in to pitch the 10th.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2015)
« Reply #124: April 11, 2015, 07:25:25 PM »
Collin Balester is in AAA Indianapolis with the Pirates organization.  All MLB spring training he didn't give up a hit and only had 1 walk. In last nights AAA game he pitched 2 perfect innings with 1 K! He still hasn't given up a hit in more than a month. His fastball is at 91-94MPH and his curveball is  really good. His change up is really coming around. His command is so much better.  I hope he keeps this up. Spinman