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Offline 2k6nats

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #50: May 02, 2007, 10:52:02 PM »
This is weird. Langerhans just got traded from the Braves to the A's and now he gets traded to the Nats. When he got traded to the A's I remember thinking about that play that cost them the game in Atlanta last season on Nick Johnson's tapper back to first.

WHAT?!  Link please.

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #51: May 02, 2007, 10:53:51 PM »
So we trade a light hitting left handed outfielder for another light hitting left handed outfielder that is 2 years older with less upside?

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #52: May 02, 2007, 10:53:58 PM »
yeah ... that was a pretty at bat ... loved him carrying the bat to first <snicker>

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #53: May 02, 2007, 10:54:39 PM »
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snipped from an MLB.com story:
"Langerhans has spent most of the past two years as Atlanta's starting left fielder, but he came up as a center fielder. The Braves drafted Langerhans in the third round of the 1998 First-Year Player Draft and he debuted in 2002. He's appeared in 296 Major League games, with a career batting mark of .243 with 15 home runs and 71 RBIs. Considered a top defensive outfielder, Langerhans has committed just two errors in nearly 500 chances."

This doesn't appear to leave any room for Nook Logan to get a whiff of starting regularly anymore.


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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #54: May 02, 2007, 10:56:10 PM »
whew, a couple of loud outs.. Nice job Chico so far

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #55: May 02, 2007, 10:56:48 PM »
hijacked from DaveBinMD (no relation) on the mlb board

snipped from an MLB.com story:
"Langerhans has spent most of the past two years as Atlanta's starting left fielder, but he came up as a center fielder. The Braves drafted Langerhans in the third round of the 1998 First-Year Player Draft and he debuted in 2002. He's appeared in 296 Major League games, with a career batting mark of .243 with 15 home runs and 71 RBIs. Considered a top defensive outfielder, Langerhans has committed just two errors in nearly 500 chances."

This doesn't appear to leave any room for Nook Logan to get a whiff of starting regularly anymore.



I think Langerhans will platoon in the outfield, come off the bench ... I think Nook will be the starter in center as soon as he comes back ...

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #56: May 02, 2007, 10:57:02 PM »
Last 3 Sporting News Skinnies on Langerhans:

April 29, 2007 - 8:16 p.m.
The A's acquired Langerhans from the Braves on Sunday for a player to be named or cash. He'll start in center field for Tuesday's game against Boston. Oakland has two outfielders (Mark Kotsay and Milton Bradley) on the DL, and Nick Swisher and Bobby Kielty have been out of action recently.
Fantasy Source spin: We guess the A's decided they needed help after Marco Scutaro got a start in the outfield. Langerhans is nothing special -- you do see that .068 average he's leaving in the NL -- but he should see regular at-bats over the next couple weeks. AL-only owners suddenly have a new outfielder worth adding.

April 29, 2007 - 1:00 a.m.
After an 0-for-3 night Saturday, Langerhans is just 2-for-41 this season.
Fantasy Source spin: Ouch. Too much longer and the Braves might have to ship him out. It goes without saying that he is losing his platoon rights.

April 21, 2007 - 2:41 p.m.
The Braves' website notes that the Braves will face four left-handed pitchers in a five-game span starting Saturday. That means Matt Diaz will get the bulk of the playing time.
Fantasy Source spin: The only thing keeping Langerhans in the Braves' lineup at all is his defense. You can live without him.

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #57: May 02, 2007, 10:58:01 PM »
I think Langerhans will platoon in the outfield, come off the bench ... I think Nook will be the starter in center as soon as he comes back ...
Yeah, I see Langerhans as nothing more than a late inning defensive sub which we don't need because Logan, Church, and Kearns all play very solid defense. 

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #58: May 02, 2007, 10:58:13 PM »
Maybe he'll platoon with Logan in CF.

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #59: May 02, 2007, 10:58:18 PM »
So we trade a light hitting left handed outfielder for another light hitting left handed outfielder that is 2 years older with less upside?

Yeah this is a curious move.

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #60: May 02, 2007, 10:58:19 PM »
So we trade a light hitting left handed outfielder for another light hitting left handed outfielder that is 2 years older with less upside?

Doesn't this have more to do with Snelling being out of "options" than anything else? Better to trade him now and get something rather than sending him down when Logan and Guzman come back and losing him all together for nothing in return ... or am I wrong about that?

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #61: May 02, 2007, 10:58:58 PM »
Where's a source about the Snelling deal?

That's a shame.  I've been a big Snelling fan this season.  He might not be getting many hits, but he's getting on base at a very useful level.

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #62: May 02, 2007, 10:59:29 PM »
Could someone please provide a link?

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #63: May 02, 2007, 10:59:39 PM »
Ugh ... why can't our batters lay off the high heat ... last night was rough to watch ...

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #64: May 02, 2007, 11:00:11 PM »
Could someone please provide a link?

I heard it on the broadcast - haven't seen a link ....

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #65: May 02, 2007, 11:00:19 PM »
Doesn't this have more to do with Snelling being out of "options" than anything else? Better to trade him now and get something rather than sending him down when Logan and Guzman come back and losing him all together for nothing in return ... or am I wrong about that?
We could have kept Snelling up and sent down Restovich (who cares if we lose him) and Casto (has options I'm assuming).

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #66: May 02, 2007, 11:00:38 PM »
Could someone please provide a link?
my Sporting News info is subscription based...and they haven't added the Snelling for Langerhans deal to the skinnies yet.

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #67: May 02, 2007, 11:00:41 PM »
I've liked Langerhans when he was with the Braves.  I think he should start, to be brutally honest.

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #68: May 02, 2007, 11:01:15 PM »
Just what I expected.  Hensley leaves the game and now we can't hit a lick.  Bowden to be interviewed on MASN after the break, this should be interesting..

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #69: May 02, 2007, 11:01:26 PM »
We've cooled off after it looked like we were off to a hot start.

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #70: May 02, 2007, 11:02:03 PM »
We've cooled off after it looked like we were off to a hot start.
Is that what you call it?   :lol:

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #71: May 02, 2007, 11:02:06 PM »
I've liked Langerhans when he was with the Braves.  I think he should start, to be brutally honest.
For a team with with a dire need for offense you'd start a guy who is hitting .063 this season?

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #72: May 02, 2007, 11:02:09 PM »
Langerhans stats this year are on a low number of at bats. His past numbers show that he can be productive. He's a more flexible defender, and once his numbers settle back to normal, he should be able to do at least as well as Snelling. This should just give us more flexibility. If Nook can't hit and or gets hurt, and Escobar never sees the light of day, an OF of Kearns, Church, and Langerhans isn't bad at all.

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #73: May 02, 2007, 11:02:53 PM »
Where's a source about the Snelling deal?

That's a shame.  I've been a big Snelling fan this season.  He might not be getting many hits, but he's getting on base at a very useful level.


The Nationals announcers said it was a done deal on TV, and that Snelling could not play tonight because of the deal; we'd be short one player.

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Re: Nationals @ Padres, Game 3
« Reply #74: May 02, 2007, 11:03:37 PM »
what a load of garbage coming out of that guys mouth.   :roll: