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Offline whytev

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Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Topic Start: July 28, 2017, 10:37:45 PM »
I like this move. Get Sánchez off the roster, get Lind back on the bench.

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #1: July 28, 2017, 10:39:53 PM »
I like this move. Get Sánchez off the roster, get Lind back on the bench.
All he has to do is stay healthy--has only played like 20 games all year.

Offline dcpatti

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #2: July 28, 2017, 10:47:46 PM »
Apparently the Phils are paying his salary down to where we just pay league minimum  :o
We are giving them international bonus pool allowance but I don't think we usually get splashy with that anyway.

Offline raleighnat

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #3: July 28, 2017, 10:51:04 PM »
No sense to me but what do I know

Offline Glockypoo

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #4: July 28, 2017, 10:51:37 PM »
Mills is not an insignificant prospect. Was just promoted to Potomac as a 21 y/o and was recently named the Nets 12th best prospect by mlb.com.

Has 118 Ks in 105 innings at Hagerstown.

Offline mmzznnxx

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #5: July 28, 2017, 11:10:42 PM »
I don't hate this. I think Kendrick is a solid player, as long as we continue to play Goodwin barring injury or batting at his #8 predecessor's level, I'm fine with it. It probably means Werth's in crap shape though.

Online bluestreak

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #6: July 28, 2017, 11:15:18 PM »
I agree. I think this means it’s unlikely Werth plays for Nats again.

Offline dcpatti

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #7: July 28, 2017, 11:23:31 PM »
I wouldn't say 100% Werth is done.  Maybe he is, maybe he isn't, but if he isn't, would you rather have Kendrick, Heisey or Raburn on the bench keeping Goodwin company (assuming MAT comes back)?

Offline Section214

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #8: July 28, 2017, 11:27:04 PM »
This has to mean they are not confident in Werth's return and that they are rightfully sick of Heisey. I am happy to have Kendrick, but very bummed to lose Mills. Like him a lot.

Offline spidernat

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #9: July 28, 2017, 11:28:32 PM »
I agree. I think this means it’s unlikely Werth plays for Nats again.




Online DPMOmaha

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #10: July 28, 2017, 11:29:06 PM »
I agree. I think this means it’s unlikely Werth plays for Nats again.
I think he pushes Sanchez or Raburn out more than he's a Werth replacement.

Offline Ray D

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #11: July 29, 2017, 01:05:14 AM »
I love this move.


Offline monkeyhit

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #13: July 29, 2017, 07:50:59 AM »
This has to mean they are not confident in Werth's return and that they are rightfully sick of Heisey. I am happy to have Kendrick, but very bummed to lose Mills. Like him a lot.

Likewise.

Offline LoveAngelos

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #14: July 29, 2017, 08:26:58 AM »
Would this also mean another follow up trade in the works involving Difo?

Offline imref

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #15: July 29, 2017, 08:35:03 AM »
Would this also mean another follow up trade in the works involving Difo?

Probably not given Kendrick isn't an infielder anymore.

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #16: July 29, 2017, 09:12:17 AM »
Probably not given Kendrick isn't an infielder anymore.
Kendrick can play 2b still. he just doesnt because they have 8 other options.

Offline hotshot

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #17: July 29, 2017, 09:55:48 AM »
I agree. I think this means it’s unlikely Werth plays for Nats again.

Think this is right (about Werth). Kendrick can hit, and hit in pressure situations. Versatile chip.

Online Slateman

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #18: July 29, 2017, 10:25:02 AM »
I hope this means Heisey is gone

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #19: July 29, 2017, 10:36:32 AM »
Kendrick can play 2b still. he just doesnt because they have 8 other options.
Not good at second base anymore. He could play it in a pinch.

Offline dshawg77

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #20: July 29, 2017, 11:05:41 AM »
I wouldn't say 100% Werth is done.  Maybe he is, maybe he isn't, but if he isn't, would you rather have Kendrick, Heisey or Raburn on the bench keeping Goodwin company (assuming MAT comes back)?

Yeah-I am with you. I think writing off Werth is premature.

I also am not a big fan of what we gave up, I think the cost was too high but I think we all know he did that so they could eat the salary. Another example of why being cheap hurts the long term development of the franchise.

Offline dshawg77

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #21: July 29, 2017, 11:06:19 AM »
I hope this means Heisey is gone

Oh my-amen there. What's he batting. 130?

Offline dcpatti

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #22: July 29, 2017, 11:23:52 AM »
Yeah-I am with you. I think writing off Werth is premature.

I also am not a big fan of what we gave up, I think the cost was too high but I think we all know he did that so they could eat the salary. Another example of why being cheap hurts the long term development of the franchise.

With the CBA changes, repeated overruns of the luxury tax threshold will push your first round draft pick back 10 spaces. A cheap (in terms of cash) rental outfielder/bench bat is the right move. No need to upgrade past this season -- Eaton should be back, MAT and Goodwin have evolved, Stevenson will eventually put it together, Soto on his way. Why take on salary that we might have to dump later?  Sure, Mills looks talented but like every pitching prospect, he's a lottery ticket, and while he's now one less ticket in our book, we stlll have room on our payroll to sign Bryce, sign Rendon, pay the guys we already signed and still get some decent draft picks. It may look like a cheap move but in the long run, it's extremely cost-effective.

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #23: July 29, 2017, 11:26:46 AM »
Oh my-amen there. What's he batting. 130?
But he's a real gamer.

Offline dshawg77

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Re: Howie Kendrick, Come on Down
« Reply #24: July 29, 2017, 11:27:54 AM »
With the CBA changes, repeated overruns of the luxury tax threshold will push your first round draft pick back 10 spaces. A cheap (in terms of cash) rental outfielder/bench bat is the right move. No need to upgrade past this season -- Eaton should be back, MAT and Goodwin have evolved, Stevenson will eventually put it together, Soto on his way. Why take on salary that we might have to dump later?  Sure, Mills looks talented but like every pitching prospect, he's a lottery ticket, and while he's now one less ticket in our book, we stlll have room on our payroll to sign Bryce, sign Rendon, pay the guys we already signed and still get some decent draft picks. It may look like a cheap move but in the long run, it's extremely cost-effective.

Great post and analysis. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Do you honestly believe Harper has any shot of signing here? I think it is a foregone conclusion he is going to the Yankees personally. Rendon is great, love him, but I wouldn't commit long term dollars to him given injury history.