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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #25: March 30, 2015, 04:14:07 PM »
Blevins spent the better part of last year and this spring pitching like AAA fodder. If you're gonna have a super LOOGY you can't rely on, don't waste 2.4 on him.

He was perfectly reliable as a LOOGY.  Williams/Rizzo was determined to have him pitch against right handed batters for some reason.

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #26: March 30, 2015, 04:22:00 PM »
den Dekker has options and years of control.  good for outfield depth behind the veterans.

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« Reply #27: March 30, 2015, 04:24:44 PM »
den Dekker has options and years of control.  good for outfield depth behind the veterans.

Looking at his power numbers,K + BB %, he looks like he cut down on his swing to make more consistent contact.  Could be a nice bench player.

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« Reply #28: March 30, 2015, 04:25:28 PM »
den Dekker has options and years of control.  good for outfield depth behind the veterans.

Bad for the bullpen in the World Series or Bust year.

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #29: March 30, 2015, 04:28:17 PM »
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Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal  12s13 seconds ago
#Mets took on Blevins’ entire $2.4M salary. Straight-up trade for den Dekker. No cash in deal.
Good for Lerners.

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #30: March 30, 2015, 04:30:03 PM »
Bad for the bullpen in the World Series or Bust year.
well, that's why cedeno or matt grace makes it as 2d lefty.  we can still afford to dl Janssen because we have 5 righties Storen (rub some dirt on that blister), Stammen, Treinen, Roark, and Barrett. 

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« Reply #31: March 30, 2015, 04:30:39 PM »
And now...

Mark Zuckerman ‏@ZuckermanCSN  · 4m4 minutes ago 
It's been a whole 3 minutes since the #Nats made news, so they just announced they've signed OF Reed Johnson to a minor-league deal.

I guess this means McLouth is done.

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #32: March 30, 2015, 04:49:15 PM »
For a team that has all the pieces, they sure are adding a lot of pieces.

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« Reply #33: March 30, 2015, 04:52:04 PM »
Makes sense, Grace is probably better than him. Maybe he starts at AAA and comes up if Cedeno is ineffective the first few weeks.

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #34: March 30, 2015, 04:56:30 PM »
I like the den Dekker acquisition. I know Rizzo likes the in house options, but I kind of want to add another power arm to the bullpen before the season starts. Any thoughts on who could be available?

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« Reply #35: March 30, 2015, 05:03:07 PM »
For a team that has all the pieces, they sure are adding a lot of pieces.

What a difference a day makes...  ;)

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« Reply #36: March 30, 2015, 05:23:57 PM »
For a team that has all the pieces, they sure are adding a lot of pieces.

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #37: March 30, 2015, 05:25:53 PM »
Mark Zuckerman        ✔ @ZuckermanCSN
Mike Rizzo, 24 hours ago: "We're satisfied. We like the team we have."

"We're standing pat, and, er, I have to take this call excuse me!"

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #38: March 30, 2015, 05:28:42 PM »
Any thoughts on who could be available?


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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #39: March 30, 2015, 05:28:47 PM »
There will be another trade before next Monday.

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« Reply #40: March 30, 2015, 05:32:54 PM »
another available pitcher:


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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #41: March 30, 2015, 07:40:15 PM »
Taylor needs to be the starting CF and play all year in the majors.

This really hurts Gwynn's chances of being on the 25 man....I was rooting for him.

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #42: March 30, 2015, 08:05:57 PM »
Charlie and Dave must be thrilled.

I remember one of the games v the Mets when they had an absolute nightmare with the spelling. Think the bell was rung three times in the end.

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #43: March 30, 2015, 08:29:02 PM »
Ken Giles is having a so-so spring, maybe Rizzo can dangle useless veteran dead weight and pry him from Amaro.

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« Reply #44: March 30, 2015, 08:32:14 PM »
Taylor needs to be the starting CF and play all year in the majors.

This really hurts Gwynn's chances of being on the 25 man....I was rooting for him.

I don't hate his chances at this point. Frandsen might be done though. Espinosa on 3rd plus a new OF = You're redundant.

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #45: March 30, 2015, 08:42:59 PM »
I don't hate his chances at this point. Frandsen might be done though. Espinosa on 3rd plus a new OF = You're redundant.

So who is the backup 2nd/SS/3rd baseman while Rendon is out?

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« Reply #46: March 30, 2015, 08:59:26 PM »
So who is the backup 2nd/SS/3rd baseman while Rendon is out?

Stewart 3B. Uggla 2B with Escobar sliding over if need be for a SS.

Stewart and Gwynn should make the team. Or Uggla and Gwynn. I dunno. I'm just spitballing. But Frandsen is bringing almost nothing at this point.

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« Reply #47: March 30, 2015, 09:01:51 PM »
Stewart 3B. Uggla 2B with Escobar sliding over if need be for a SS.

Stewart and Gwynn should make the team. Or Uggla and Gwynn. I dunno. I'm just spitballing. But Frabdsen is bringing almost nothing at this point.

Yeah, I haven't seen him using that grit factor to as great of an impact as he could.

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #48: March 30, 2015, 09:32:08 PM »
Looking at his power numbers,K + BB %, he looks like he cut down on his swing to make more consistent contact.  Could be a nice bench player.

Heck yeah, nice trade.  There could be a little bit of upside in his bat based on his limited MLB experience, and he apparently plays all 3 outfield positions quite competently.  Small move that could pay dividends, especially when the Nats are shorthanded for a while to start the season.

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Re: Blevins Traded To Mets
« Reply #49: March 30, 2015, 09:34:45 PM »
Yeah, I haven't seen him using that grit factor to as great of an impact as he could.

OPSing .300 so far.