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Offline DCFan

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #150: April 21, 2017, 04:50:16 PM »
and yet, he's hitting .230, driving in a ton of runs, and fielding well.  He is what he is. He's never going to be the guy you want when a little contact is needed, but those aren't the aspects of his game that keep him a starter in the majors.

But the peeps here can't let him go.  :hysterical:

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #151: April 22, 2017, 03:11:14 PM »
Just met Jamey Wright's gma. He'll be in the house next month

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #152: April 25, 2017, 09:23:50 AM »
Wow, had never heard of him before but yea definitely heard of a few cases of this.  I knew about Ankiel but had forgotten all about Daniel Bard, man his downfall was swift and painful.

Mark Wohlers had it too.  I remember seeing him pitching a game in AAA when he was trying to make it back.  It was tough to watch - he really did look like he was about to cry out there - but he eventually made it back to the majors, albeit never being what he was before. 

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #153: April 25, 2017, 09:35:22 AM »
Odd seein' Desi in a Rockies uni.    Better than a :w: uni though.

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« Reply #154: April 25, 2017, 10:01:29 AM »
Odd seein' Desi in a Rockies uni.    Better than a :w: uni though.
The Rockies broadcast had him on non stop the first few innings. Showed him taking balls in the outfield and they said he might play there in addition to 1B.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #155: April 25, 2017, 11:06:10 AM »
Odd seein' Desi in a Rockies uni.    Better than a :w: uni though.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #156: April 25, 2017, 11:16:54 AM »
and yet, he's hitting .230, driving in a ton of runs, and fielding well.  He is what he is. He's never going to be the guy you want when a little contact is needed, but those aren't the aspects of his game that keep him a starter in the majors.
Update: BA .186 w/ 29 K's in 70 AB That's a 41%  K rate

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #157: April 25, 2017, 11:28:04 AM »
Update: BA .186 w/ 29 K's in 70 AB That's a 41%  K rate


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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #158: April 26, 2017, 11:41:05 AM »
Sounds like ESPN laid off Jim Bowden.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #159: April 26, 2017, 11:48:56 AM »
Sounds like ESPN laid off Jim Bowden.

lots of layoffs today (including Bowden):  http://deadspin.com/a-running-list-of-espn-layoffs-1794664091

Offline RobDibblesGhost

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #160: April 26, 2017, 11:54:41 AM »
Sounds like ESPN laid off Jim Bowden.


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Offline vernon337

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #161: April 26, 2017, 12:17:04 PM »
Didn't know Chris Marrero had made it to the majors.  In fact, I had forgotten about him. 

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/marrech01.shtml

Has started several games for the Giants this year.

Offline GuyFromCO

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #162: April 26, 2017, 12:43:24 PM »
Didn't know Chris Marrero had made it to the majors.  In fact, I had forgotten about him. 

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/marrech01.shtml

Has started several games for the Giants this year.

Vernon has me on ignore. Don't blame him

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #163: April 26, 2017, 01:26:32 PM »

Jim Bowden  ‎@JimBowdenMLB 


I feel blessed & privileged to have worked @ESPN and most importantly work w/ so many great people.Thank you. I look forward to what's next
If you think that is big news read this.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MaddoxTellsAll/status/857261183002390528?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

Offline mitlen

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #164: April 26, 2017, 01:35:04 PM »
lots of layoffs today (including Bowden):  http://deadspin.com/a-running-list-of-espn-layoffs-1794664091

I liked it before Twitter.    They posted it on the bulletin board or the boss called ya in.    On occasion, they simply shut down the whole damn place.     Ya went to the corner bar and commiserated.    Mac over there had 35 years in the Blooming Mill.    Pete has a kid in college and only 25 years in the mill.    He can't even qualify for a pension yet.    There's Joe.    "freak him.    He worked in the Blast Furnace and was a prick.   Plus, he cheated at golf."

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #165: April 26, 2017, 10:07:05 PM »
Giants put Span on the DL, activated Morse.

Offline GuyFromCO

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #166: April 27, 2017, 01:03:32 AM »
Giants put Span on the DL, activated Morse.

Chris was DFAd though

Offline vernon337

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #167: April 27, 2017, 11:25:59 PM »
Vernon has me on ignore. Don't blame him
No I don't, just didn't look back far enough --or skipped past it.  I have some on ignore but not you.

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #168: April 28, 2017, 06:48:40 PM »
Looks like Nick Pivetta is scheduled to start Sunday.  Luckily we got so much good use out of Papelbum that we won't worry about how good Pivetta does.   :mg:

Offline whytev

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #169: April 28, 2017, 09:51:15 PM »
Looks like Nick Pivetta is scheduled to start Sunday.  Luckily we got so much good use out of Papelbum that we won't worry about how good Pivetta does.   :mg:

He's probably an A.J. Cole, but I'll be pulling for him because I always pull for my local boys.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #170: April 28, 2017, 10:14:05 PM »
He's probably an A.J. Cole, but I'll be pulling for him because I always pull for my local boys.
Yea. He has never been a top prospect but pitched well in Double A last year.  And apparently this year.

Offline MorseTheHorse

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #171: April 29, 2017, 08:54:33 AM »
A couple days late here, but Morse with a pinch hit home run in the 8th to tie teh game in his first AB back!!!

Giants would go on to win in 10

http://www.espn.com/mlb/recap?gameId=370426126

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #172: April 29, 2017, 01:08:19 PM »
:shock:

Creditors trying to chase down Marlins hero Livan Hernandez

Looks like Livo owes a friend for repayment of a loan and also owes for child support and he's been skipping court.

http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/jose-lambiet/article147458309.html

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #173: April 29, 2017, 01:32:49 PM »
This shocks you?

Offline whytev

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2017)
« Reply #174: April 29, 2017, 02:06:16 PM »
:shock:

Creditors trying to chase down Marlins hero Livan Hernandez

Looks like Livo owes a friend for repayment of a loan and also owes for child support and he's been skipping court.

http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/jose-lambiet/article147458309.html

I suppose the best move would be to stay in the D.R. and not show up throwing first pitches at Marlins Park.