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Offline aussienatsfan

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2017 bullpen watch
« Topic Start: March 24, 2017, 05:47:23 PM »
Hey guys,

I'm afraid I have changed jobs, and will no longer be able to just sit and watch ball games at my computer during work time. This means I will be listening to Charlie and dave every day at work as I slave away.

I've been slack this spring, been tough to keep up with the change of job and a heap of other things going on.. so, with that said, I couldnT see a bullpen thread, I know we have issues with closer and the debate at who gets first crack, but who else is going to be in the bullpen?

Obviously treinen, Kelley, Glover, Blanton are all in, but what loogys make it? And who else have I forgotten.

Going to be sad to miss out on the GDT, except for weekends, but I'll still be here regularly

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #1: March 24, 2017, 06:35:02 PM »
C&D is a hell of a consolation prize. And I think AtBat has video highlights of the big plays, too.


Hey guys,

I'm afraid I have changed jobs, and will no longer be able to just sit and watch ball games at my computer during work time. This means I will be listening to Charlie and dave every day at work as I slave away.

I've been slack this spring, been tough to keep up with the change of job and a heap of other things going on.. so, with that said, I couldnT see a bullpen thread, I know we have issues with closer and the debate at who gets first crack, but who else is going to be in the bullpen?

Obviously treinen, Kelley, Glover, Blanton are all in, but what loogys make it? And who else have I forgotten.

Going to be sad to miss out on the GDT, except for weekends, but I'll still be here regularly

Offline Expos

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #2: March 24, 2017, 07:32:45 PM »
Closer   Koda Glover    
Setup    Shawn Kelley
Setup   Blake Treinen    
Setup   Joe Blanton    
Relief   Sammy Solis
Relief   Vance Worley / Jeremy Guthrie    
Relief   Enny Romero    / Oliver Perez

Offline Optics

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #3: March 24, 2017, 07:50:42 PM »
I think a Kelley/Treinen/Glover 7-8-9 might actually be pretty solid.

The rest of the pen is a bit worrisome though.

Offline Expos

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #4: March 24, 2017, 09:56:49 PM »
I think a Kelley/Treinen/Glover 7-8-9 might actually be pretty solid.

The rest of the pen is a bit worrisome though.

Blanton and Solis were both lights out last year.

I think this pen will be quite good.

Offline Smithian

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #5: March 25, 2017, 09:55:29 AM »
Closer   Koda Glover    
Setup    Shawn Kelley
Setup   Blake Treinen    
Setup   Joe Blanton    
Relief   Sammy Solis
Relief   Vance Worley / Jeremy Guthrie    
Relief   Enny Romero    / Oliver Perez

If either Kelley or Glover becomes a passable closer then that is a pretty salty bullpen. I'd have rather signed a big time closer but Blanton was a good signing.

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #6: March 25, 2017, 11:55:57 AM »
I had heard that Wieters is very good at developing pitchers and the Dusty was going to lean on him to identify the closer. I wonder if that happened....

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #7: March 25, 2017, 03:03:41 PM »
I had heard that Wieters is very good at developing pitchers and the Dusty was going to lean in him to identify the closer. I wonder if that happened....
if he can turn Enny Romero into Zach Britton I'll take it.

Offline dshawg77

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #8: March 25, 2017, 03:23:46 PM »
He has an unhittable sinker? I  think not.

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #9: March 25, 2017, 04:03:00 PM »
Romero if he pitches even 80% of his performance this spring will be Rizzo's 2nd biggest fleece. Dude throws str8 gas.

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #10: March 25, 2017, 07:27:08 PM »
He has an unhittable sinker? I  think not.
too literal.  I'll take any unhittable pitch from Romero.  We can let Britton keep his sinker.

Offline dshawg77

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #11: March 27, 2017, 04:52:31 PM »
Quiet day on the board I guess. Both Nathan and Albers cut. I also believe Guthrie has an opt-out?

Offline aspenbubba

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #12: March 27, 2017, 04:59:25 PM »
Quiet day on the board I guess. Both Nathan and Albers cut. I also believe Guthrie has an opt-out?

It appears that it is down to J.Turner, Worley , Guthrie, Perez and Romero for the last spot unless Glover is optioned so it could be two spots.

Offline dcpatti

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #13: March 27, 2017, 06:49:41 PM »
Romero doesn't have any options, so he will either make the roster or go out on waivers.

Offline Ray D

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #14: March 27, 2017, 07:18:31 PM »
Romero doesn't have any options, so he will either make the roster or go out on waivers.

.... or get traded.

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #15: March 28, 2017, 01:28:58 PM »
if Romero gets cut I riot. Dude has been amazing. I think he becomes the long guy.

Offline dshawg77

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #16: March 28, 2017, 09:26:28 PM »
if Romero gets cut I riot. Dude has been amazing. I think he becomes the long guy.

That would be a moronic move.

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #17: March 29, 2017, 09:25:51 AM »
Worley released.

Offline imref

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #18: March 29, 2017, 09:37:46 AM »
Gott and cole to aaa, Jacob Turner and Cotts to minor league camp. Just Guthrie is left.

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #19: March 29, 2017, 09:55:48 AM »
Gott and cole to aaa, Jacob Turner and Cotts to minor league camp. Just Guthrie is left.

Maybe they can turn Gott into a .300 hitting infielder like the Angels did...

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #20: March 29, 2017, 10:32:07 AM »
Gott and cole to aaa, Jacob Turner and Cotts to minor league camp. Just Guthrie is left.

I thought Worley would be better in the AL than he was with the O's last year, but he is nothing special.

Glad they are keeping Gutherie-a.k.a-Guts.

Turner reassigned.

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #21: March 29, 2017, 11:39:59 AM »
I'd be cutting Perez, Guthrie becomes long man, and Difo is optioned to AAA.

My guess is Guthrie is on the outside looking in though because cutting Perez is the smart answer. Or they could make up an injury for him.

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #22: March 29, 2017, 11:57:42 PM »
Good article from Chelsea James that is very optimistic about the bullpen prospects. And projects Treinen as the closer.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2017/03/29/even-before-choosing-a-closer-this-nationals-bullpen-might-be-their-deepest/?tid=sm_tw_ps&utm_term=.bc85f9c4456b

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #23: March 30, 2017, 09:01:49 AM »
Maybe they can turn Gott into a .300 hitting infielder like the Angels did...
Maybe the Angels can turn Escobar in to an MVP candidate like the Nationals did.

Offline Trea Burner

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Re: 2017 bullpen watch
« Reply #24: March 30, 2017, 12:09:35 PM »
https://twitter.com/chelsea_janes/status/847479669448474624

This is like not wanting to throw Glover in there, have him fail and look desperate only to overpay for a closer at the trade deadline.