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Offline Slateman

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #175: September 13, 2016, 09:18:57 PM »
He's just proving that he's dishonest.
Except I included it. Again, over half the teams in baseball can't find a better short stop than Danny Espinosa

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #176: September 13, 2016, 09:20:31 PM »
Something to be said about having an in house average starting SS for cheap who handles the 8 spot rather well (lots of RBI,HR,HBP,BB easy to bunt over, etc).  Put your money in getting good hitters in the corners (and 2b) who bat at more important spots in the order.

Short stops touch the ball an awful lot every game.   Not just fielding batted balls, but making quick decisions as the relay guy and turning DPs.   How many times has he thrown out a runner by a quarter of a step that someone else doesn't get?

Turner has better tools to be a CF.  He's hitting well in that position.   Nats brass doesn't project him as a SS, and I trust their judgement.

I simply want Espinosa's bat to touch the ball.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #177: September 13, 2016, 09:20:35 PM »
USA 3 - Finland 1.  Laine on the PP for the Finn's...

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #178: September 13, 2016, 09:21:02 PM »
I simply want Espinosa's bat to touch the ball.

Give up, old man...

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #179: September 13, 2016, 09:21:34 PM »
Just go away, Danny. Please.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #180: September 13, 2016, 09:21:43 PM »
They keep taking these first pitch strikes down the middle then wiffing on 2nd or 3rd pitch junk

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #181: September 13, 2016, 09:21:58 PM »
I simply want Espinosa's bat to touch the ball.

Happy now?

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #183: September 13, 2016, 09:22:34 PM »
time to bump that offensive performances thread

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #184: September 13, 2016, 09:23:03 PM »
Something to be said about having an in house average starting SS for cheap who handles the 8 spot rather well (lots of RBI,HR,HBP,BB easy to bunt over, etc).  Put your money in getting good hitters in the corners (and 2b) who bat at more important spots in the order.

Short stops touch the ball an awful lot every game.   Not just fielding batted balls, but making quick decisions as the relay guy and turning DPs.   How many times has he thrown out a runner by a quarter of a step that someone else doesn't get?

Turner has better tools to be a CF.  He's hitting well in that position.   Nats brass doesn't project him as a SS, and I trust their judgement.

Also WAR accounts well for adjusting for defensive position.  But all those stats don't do a good job of valuing plus defense at a postion because defensive stats are generally fluff.

You forgot that the Nats are not impressed/happy with Revere also.  Meaning to have Espi and Turner both on the field at the same time is their answer.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #185: September 13, 2016, 09:23:05 PM »

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #186: September 13, 2016, 09:24:03 PM »
Slate and the others suffer from the syndrome that Pearl Jam sang about in their song Better Man.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #187: September 13, 2016, 09:24:29 PM »
Danny's also "worth" -10.8 WAR for batting, or 18 out of 23. Zach Cozart is 17th and is "worth" -5.7. Seager is worth 35.2. 12 guys at least at 0.0 or higher. Danny sucks.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #188: September 13, 2016, 09:25:02 PM »
Danny's also "worth" -10.8 WAR for batting, or 18 out of 23. Zach Cozart is 17th and is "worth" -5.7. Seager is worth 35.2. 12 guys at least at 0.0 or higher. Danny sucks.
And yet, he doesn't . . .

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #189: September 13, 2016, 09:25:25 PM »
time to bump that offensive performances thread

Against Thor? Did we expect them to really be better?

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #190: September 13, 2016, 09:25:31 PM »
Reed and Familia. We're done. Drive safely, everyone!

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #191: September 13, 2016, 09:26:00 PM »

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #192: September 13, 2016, 09:26:07 PM »
Slate and the others suffer from the syndrome that Pearl Jam sang about in their song Better Man.

I wish I could understand a Pearl Jam reference.   :old:

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #193: September 13, 2016, 09:26:32 PM »
Against Thor? Did we expect them to really be better?
I did. But then I'm a Nats fans, unlike most of you people who just want to jump  on a bandwagon because Baltimore is too far away for  you.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #194: September 13, 2016, 09:26:44 PM »
I wish I could understand a Pearl Jam reference.   :old:

Great album. Spin it.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #195: September 13, 2016, 09:26:49 PM »
USA 3 - Finland 2...  :panic:

Offline RobDibblesGhost

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #196: September 13, 2016, 09:26:58 PM »
Against Thor? Did we expect them to really be better?

Agreed. I understand when it's against so no-name with an ERA of over 8, but this is one of the better pitchers in the league we're up against.

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« Reply #197: September 13, 2016, 09:27:05 PM »
I did. But then I'm a Nats fans, unlike most of you people who just want to jump  on a bandwagon because Baltimore is too far away for  you.

 :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #198: September 13, 2016, 09:27:13 PM »
Rusty also thinks Danny "ignites" the team.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #199: September 13, 2016, 09:27:21 PM »
I wish I could understand a Pearl Jam reference.   :old:

"She lies and says she's in love with him
Can't find a better man
She dreams in color, she dreams in red
Can't find a better man
Can't find a better man"