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Offline madj55

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #100: February 02, 2017, 07:58:08 PM »
Why isn't Rizzo in on Sergio Romo?

Offline Mattionals

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #101: February 02, 2017, 08:49:41 PM »
Why isn't Rizzo in on Sergio Romo?

Because Romo is no better than Ollie Perez?

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #102: February 02, 2017, 09:35:27 PM »
Because Romo is no better than Ollie Perez?

+1

We don't need to be in on every "meh" pitcher just because they're out there. Same thing as those who wanted  Rizzo to chase Jay Bruce last year. Meh.

Offline Dave301

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #103: February 02, 2017, 10:00:41 PM »
+1

We don't need to be in on every "meh" pitcher just because they're out there. Same thing as those who wanted  Rizzo to chase Jay Bruce last year. Meh.

Especially someone who tried to start conflict with Bryce Harper at the start of last season:

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/03/11/sergio-romo-tells-bryce-harper-to-shut-up/

Offline dshawg77

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #104: February 03, 2017, 04:25:38 AM »
Especially someone who tried to start conflict with Bryce Harper at the start of last season:

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/03/11/sergio-romo-tells-bryce-harper-to-shut-up/

Who cares about Bryce, he is always complaining or getting into it with someone. Calling out the fans for leaving early because they have jobs...disgusting.

Plus, didn't stop Rizzo from getting Papeldouche. He is the best option available, we are probably the mystery team interested but every single FA has passed us up this offseason, I expect him to sign with the Dodgers.

Offline rileyn

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #105: February 03, 2017, 06:27:36 AM »
If we ruled out acquiring every player that doesn't like Bryce, we would have slim pickins remaining.   

Offline madj55

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #106: February 03, 2017, 07:41:59 AM »
Because Romo is no better than Ollie Perez?
Except Romo has outperformed him in almost every statistical category outside of K/9 the last two years.

Romo > Perez, Gott, and all the other crappy pitchers that will be invited to camp. He could close for the first few months and not force the Nats to bump everyone up a spot.

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #107: February 03, 2017, 08:56:42 AM »
I have hope for Gott, but I want to see him kick the door down and not be given a free pass onto the 25 man.

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #108: February 03, 2017, 10:08:29 AM »
If we ruled out acquiring every player that doesn't like Bryce, we would have slim pickins remaining.
Slim Pickens died in 1983, so he's not available.


Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and
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Offline rbw5t

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #109: February 03, 2017, 01:19:38 PM »
I have hope for Gott, but I want to see him kick the door down and not be given a free pass onto the 25 man.

Is this post from a year ago?  I thought it turned out that Gott sucked?

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #110: February 03, 2017, 01:53:09 PM »
Is this post from a year ago?  I thought it turned out that Gott sucked?
We'll see if Gott sucks or not this year.

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #111: February 03, 2017, 01:57:07 PM »
The thing I'm most concerned about is what happens if the bullpen sucks. It seems thin and not that talented to me. We are going to need more innings than many of these guys have ever thrown.

I just hope we're ready to shove every minor league starter into the major league bullpen if things go awry. I will be SOOOOOOO pissed if we refused to spend money on the bullpen in the offseason and our plan is to deal Robles or Soto to fill holes. GMAFB.

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #112: February 03, 2017, 02:33:49 PM »
Is this post from a year ago?  I thought it turned out that Gott sucked?
He was fine in his short stint up here last year and was solid in his rookie year in Anaheim. He gott hurt in Syracuse. Needs to cut down the walks.

Offline Mr Clean

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #113: February 03, 2017, 04:54:03 PM »
Guthrie signed. Our new closer.

Offline Ray D

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #114: February 03, 2017, 05:09:36 PM »
Guthrie signed. Our new closer.

I have to assume they want him as a batting practice pitcher.

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #115: February 03, 2017, 05:27:50 PM »
*snap*

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #116: February 03, 2017, 05:50:05 PM »
Guthrie signed. Our new closer.
I'm assuming that's Arlo and not Woody.

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #117: February 03, 2017, 06:02:31 PM »
Mo closed into his 40s  :whistle:   

Offline Mr Clean

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #118: February 03, 2017, 08:23:21 PM »
Romo to Dodgers. Don't fret, we landed BP pitcher Jeremy Guthrie.

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #119: February 03, 2017, 08:25:59 PM »
Is Latos back with the Nats?  Or with anyone? I heard on the radio out here the other day that Bronson Arroyo is close to reaching a minor league deal with the Reds.  No risk deals are fine with me.

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #120: February 03, 2017, 10:30:34 PM »
Romo to Dodgers. Don't fret, we landed BP pitcher Jeremy Guthrie.

I thought we would at least get Romo....my god, what a disaster of an offseason for Rizzo.

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #121: February 03, 2017, 10:56:01 PM »
Word is the romo to dodgers deal isn't done and at least one other team is still in the bidding per mlbtr

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #122: February 03, 2017, 11:34:30 PM »
It must be a slow offseason if people want to see the Nats sign Sergio Romo and his 86 mph fastball.

Offline Ray D

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« Reply #123: February 03, 2017, 11:46:30 PM »
I thought we would at least get Romo....
And what? Trade Harper?

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: Closer Watch: 2017
« Reply #124: February 04, 2017, 06:41:29 AM »
It must be a slow offseason if people want to see the Nats sign Sergio Romo and his 86 mph fastball.
I know he is not a closer. I dont know why I see people clamoring for him. he is basically a right specialist at this point. Lefties crush him.