Author Topic: Where is Ryan Zimmerman helping/hurting us more? (2017)  (Read 19907 times)

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Offline Optics

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Zimm deserves a WS ring and when he retires, a statue outside of Nats Park.

Offline imref

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What are you dense?  :mg: Plenty of people in this forum will.

you have a point...

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Definitely not !  The Nats need RZ as an RBI producer

why do you say that, MG?

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he definitely is standing closer to the plate.

Remember, when Zimm was healthy in the past (2009-13) he put up some pretty stellar numbers, and that was when he was the focus of the offense. Now he's just a cog who's having fun.   Obviously he's going to regress, but if he regresses to .290 / .350 / .500 with 25 home runs, who's going to complain?
After last season, I would have taken a .700 OPS this year. Happily. Anything past that is just a bonus.

Offline NJ Ave

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he definitely is standing closer to the plate.

Remember, when Zimm was healthy in the past (2009-13) he put up some pretty stellar numbers, and that was when he was the focus of the offense. Now he's just a cog who's having fun.   Obviously he's going to regress, but if he regresses to .290 / .350 / .500 with 25 home runs, who's going to complain?

I'd be fine with that. Based on my calculations I think that would mean he hit .276/.337/.457 for the remainder of the season for a .794 OPS. I would have taken that at the beginning of the year, and I'd take that for the rest of the season.


Offline NJ Ave

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One problem though, is at the end of the season Ryan ends up at .270/.350/.450 which is something we all would have loved at the beginning of the season, that means ROS he'll hit .253/.337/.399 which is not great. It's basically going to look like a bounceback season regardless of whether he's crappy for the next 5 months.

Offline vernon337

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Hey! Let's come up with a reason for Zimmerman's resurgence that casts him in the worst possible light -- because no player has ever come back at his age after a couple of injury-plagued seasons.

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Hey! Let's come up with a reason for Zimmerman's resurgence that casts him in the worst possible light -- because no player has ever come back at his age after a couple of injury-plagued seasons.

Good point, let's put an end to this crap before Gio gets dragged into the discussion.

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Good point, let's put an end to this crap before Gio gets dragged into the discussion.

You know...baker seems to managing a lot better this year....  :couch:

Offline sph274

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One problem though, is at the end of the season Ryan ends up at .270/.350/.450 which is something we all would have loved at the beginning of the season, that means ROS he'll hit .253/.337/.399 which is not great. It's basically going to look like a bounceback season regardless of whether he's crappy for the next 5 months.

a .736 OPS from here is still an improvement over last season.

Offline NJ Ave

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a .736 OPS from here is still an improvement over last season.

Right. It also would have ranked 20th out of 23 qualified 1B last year, so not ideal for a WS-hopeful club. But I hope he keeps it up to some extent. I wouldn't be surprised (if he stays healthy - BIG if) if he can still put up an .800 OPS for the rest of the season.

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Double digit homers before the end of April

Offline PowerBoater69

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Bonds 73*
McGwire 70*
Zimmerman 70 - on pace for
Sosa 66*

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Bonds 73
McGwire 70
Zimmerman 70 - on pace for
Sosa 66
yabut 3 of those guys were juicing at the time.  Only one does it with launch angles.

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yabut 3 of those guys were juicing at the time.

"I'm not here to talk about the past."

Offline PowerBoater69

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Bonds 73*
McGwire 70*
Zimmerman 70 - on pace for
Sosa 66*

Added asterisks for the guys suspected of steroid use.

Offline mdnatsfan

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yabut 3 of those guys were juicing at the time.  Only one does it with launch angles.

If only the Babe knew about launch angles!  :hysterical:

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Zimmerman 74 (projected)
Bonds 73*
McGwire 70*
Sosa 66*

Online Ray D

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You're not suggesting.........................
We'll know one way or the other a year from now.  Brady Anderson aged about 20 years in the single year following his 50 homeruns.  We'll take a look at Zimmerman a year from now.

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Zimmerman 74* (projected)
Bonds 73*
McGwire 70*
Sosa 66*


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Offline DCFan

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Bonds 73*
McGwire 70*
Zimmerman 70 - on pace for
Sosa 66*

Added asterisks for the guys suspected of steroid use.

Zim was suspected.  I think Ryan Howard was also part of it.

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We'll know one way or the other a year from now.  Brady Anderson aged about 20 years in the single year following his 50 homeruns.  We'll take a look at Zimmerman a year from now.

How would that be different from last year?

Offline welch

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Zimmerman: 74 (projected: 162 game season)
Maris: 61 (162 game season)
Ruth: 60 (154 game season)

Bonds and the other two don't exist.

Offline sph274

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man bonds on drugs was insane. i was a teenager when that was going on, crap is ridiculous

Offline aspenbubba

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After yesterdays 3 for 5 Zim raised his BA only 10 pts! He went from .410 to .420. Bench him Rusty!!