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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #50: September 20, 2015, 04:22:34 PM »
I'm happy for severino.

Yes...that was nice...

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #51: September 20, 2015, 04:23:28 PM »
Hmmm. Train Moore to play LF and let Taylor watch. Bryce to CF and Werth back to RF...unless Rizzo gets Jason Hayward or someone just as good.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #52: September 20, 2015, 04:23:39 PM »
But we should just get rid of the guy with the 5th highest BA in the NL....

Yea, I don't understand it either.

Loser just has another 4 hit game with a walk.  Those guys grow on trees...

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #53: September 20, 2015, 04:24:28 PM »
Harper, Ha!

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #54: September 20, 2015, 04:28:19 PM »
Loser just has another 4 hit game with a walk.  Those guys grow on trees...

This. No way a team that struggles to score gets rid of this guy. The question is where do you play him? He's not a very good third baseman. And I know he played SS in the past but I just don't see the range there or at 2B.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #55: September 20, 2015, 04:29:12 PM »
In 1950, Eddie Yost had an OBP of .440, including 140 walks. Harper might match Yost, with Roy Sievers / Harmon Killebrew / Frank Howard power, and Sam Rice batting average.

Nobody but Superman and Mickey Mantle does that.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #56: September 20, 2015, 04:30:08 PM »
In 1950, Eddie Yost had an OBP of .440, including 140 walks. Harper might mat Yost, with Roy Sievers / Harmon Killebrew / Frank Howard power, and Sam Rice batting average.

Nobody but Superman and Mickey Mantle does that.

The Lerners need to open the checkbook.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #57: September 20, 2015, 04:32:59 PM »
The Lerners need to open the checkbook.

That would be so cool to know that we could watch Harper for so many years. Dude is worth the price of admission by himself.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #58: September 20, 2015, 04:33:59 PM »
Fans looks like they're into it to day. I almost went since I was downtown this morning but I'm pacing myself. I'm going Monday and Tuesday.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #59: September 20, 2015, 04:35:06 PM »
That would be so cool to know that we could watch Harper for so many years. Dude is worth the price of admission by himself.

And that's exactly it.  The investment would pay off immensely.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #60: September 20, 2015, 04:36:22 PM »
Never say die...just get to 3 games down when the Nats play the Mets.

Let's go, Yankees! Let's go, CC!!!

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #61: September 20, 2015, 04:36:47 PM »
And that's exactly it.  The investment would pay off immensely.

I'm on board. I'm not like that doofus who called Nats Talk yesterday and said he was afraid that the Nats would have to jack up ticket prices if they signed Harper.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #62: September 20, 2015, 04:38:07 PM »
That would be so cool to know that we could watch Harper for so many years. Dude is worth the price of admission by himself.

If you have Mickey Mantle, you pay him whatever it takes. And Bryce plays like Mantle if Mantle had not torn his knee as a young player. This is amazing.

I saw all those '50s and '60s guys: Vernon, Yost, Sievers, Killebrew, Howard. Harper is better than any one of them...of course Hondo hit harder and farther, but you count home runs...not how many homers went into the upper deck at DC Stadium. Harper plays like a combination of the best quality of each. Could probably play 1B (Vernon) or 3B (Yost) if the Nats wanted. Has the arm for 3B.

Sign Harper for Werth-like money, whatever that is now.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #63: September 20, 2015, 04:45:37 PM »
And you recess all the sprinkler heads in the outfield. :(
If you have Mickey Mantle, you pay him whatever it takes. And Bryce plays like Mantle if Mantle had not torn his knee as a young player. This is amazing.

I saw all those '50s and '60s guys: Vernon, Yost, Sievers, Killebrew, Howard. Harper is better than any one of them...of course Hondo hit harder and farther, but you count home runs...not how many homers went into the upper deck at DC Stadium. Harper plays like a combination of the best quality of each. Could probably play 1B (Vernon) or 3B (Yost) if the Nats wanted. Has the arm for 3B.

Sign Harper for Werth-like money, whatever that is now.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #64: September 20, 2015, 04:46:37 PM »
But we should just get rid of the guy with the 5th highest BA in the NL....

Yea, I don't understand it either.

The concern is he is having a career year at the plate and yet his WAR still isn't that high b/c of poor defense and baserunning.  A Turner-Escobar middle infield (if you go Rendon/Turner/Escobar) could potentially be the worst defensive middle infield in the league next year.  It could be worth the tradeoff, but it's concerning...

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #65: September 20, 2015, 04:51:18 PM »
A Turner-Escobar middle infield (if you go Rendon/Turner/Escobar) could potentially be the worst defensive middle infield in the league next year.

They likely wouldn't commit as many errors combined as Desmond does by himself...at least as I see it...

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #66: September 20, 2015, 06:07:43 PM »
SS. Book-ended by Rendon at 3B and Espi at 2B, his (probably declining) range would not be as big a detriment.

This. No way a team that struggles to score gets rid of this guy. The question is where do you play him? He's not a very good third baseman. And I know he played SS in the past but I just don't see the range there or at 2B.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #67: September 20, 2015, 06:11:43 PM »
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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #68: September 20, 2015, 06:12:25 PM »
For those of us who didn't watch today. Glad to see there was a :w: a big one too. 13-3.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #69: September 20, 2015, 06:13:41 PM »
For those of us who didn't watch today. Glad to see there was a :w: a big one too. 13-3.

I was golfing.    What a beautiful day.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #70: September 20, 2015, 06:52:37 PM »
I can taste those chicken nuggets now!  Good win - now, go Yankees!

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #71: September 20, 2015, 07:02:56 PM »
SS. Book-ended by Rendon at 3B and Espi at 2B, his (probably declining) range would not be as big a detriment.

I don't know the defensive numbers, but I wonder how Escobar at SS compares to Jhonny Peralta? He's no wizard with the glove, but he can make the routine play and rake.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #72: September 20, 2015, 07:14:13 PM »
Assuming this isn't his career year ever with the bat.

I don't know the defensive numbers, but I wonder how Escobar at SS compares to Jhonny Peralta? He's no wizard with the glove, but he can make the routine play and rake.

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #73: September 20, 2015, 07:34:19 PM »
I don't know the defensive numbers, but I wonder how Escobar at SS compares to Jhonny Peralta? He's no wizard with the glove, but he can make the routine play and rake.
Peralta actually is pretty good, or was up to this year (I have not looked at his defensive stats this year so don't know). It's one of those "he's fat and doesn't dive so how can he be good" stereotypes but somehow he manages to turn balls hit to SS into outs.  Positioning, hands, who knows? 

On the way out of the ballpark, the PA played "Stayin' Alive."

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Re: Nationals vs Marlins, Game 4
« Reply #74: September 20, 2015, 08:10:57 PM »
On the way out of the ballpark, the PA played "Stayin' Alive."

I love that :clap: