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Offline aspenbubba

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1300: February 12, 2018, 03:42:52 PM »
I agree with the old guys.     :old:
OK Mit I know where you live so be careful. :)

Offline UMDNats

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1301: February 12, 2018, 03:43:52 PM »
I bet Taylor hits leadoff to start the season.

just freak me up fam

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1302: February 12, 2018, 03:46:17 PM »
OK Mit I know where you live so be careful. :)

If ya could help a brother out, I'd like to know too.     Seen my keys?      :old:

Offline rileyn

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1303: February 12, 2018, 04:50:19 PM »
Per Zuck, Eaton will bat lead-off in 2018.  I'm assuming we'll see something like this:

1. Eaton
2. Rendon
3. Harper
4. Zimmerman
5. Murphy
6. Taylor
7. Turner
8. Wieters

Or, maybe flip Turner/Wieters to set up a better chance of a bunt advancing the runner if Turner gets on, and to keep the L/R/L/R pattern

Eaton
Turner
Harper
Rendon
Murphy
Zimm
Taylor
Weiters

Offline varoadking

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1304: February 12, 2018, 05:44:17 PM »
Eaton
Turner
Harper
Rendon
Murphy
Zimm
Taylor
Weiters

That's the way I see it too...

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1305: February 12, 2018, 06:59:10 PM »
I can't see Turner hitting at the bottom of the lineup. A 1-2 punch of Eaton and Turner will be a nightmare for pitchers.
actually, Maddon has hit pitchers 8th, so it would not surprise me at all to see Eaton and Turner hitting 9th and 1st on occasions.  Certainly if Taylor gets off to a slowish start, I could see him dropped to 9

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1306: February 12, 2018, 07:36:01 PM »
Eaton
Turner
Harper
Rendon
Murphy
Zimm
Taylor
Weiters
Can Wieters bat 10th?

Offline varoadking

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1307: February 12, 2018, 07:56:26 PM »
Can Wieters bat 10th?

Don't need him to bat at all in AL parks...

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1308: February 12, 2018, 08:44:30 PM »
Do you think the Martinez will bat the pitcher 8th ever? Maddon does that quite a bit, and it might make sense with how our catchers hit.

Offline imref

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1309: February 12, 2018, 09:35:33 PM »
Nats acquire utility IF Matt Reynolds, recently DFAd, from the Mets for cash.  Looks like org. depth and a possible backup if Murphy isn't ready.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1310: February 12, 2018, 09:47:31 PM »
Nats acquire utility IF Matt Reynolds, recently DFAd, from the Mets for cash.  Looks like org. depth and a possible backup if Murphy isn't ready.
*sees this news on MLBTR*

Who the hell is Matt Reynolds?

*reads whole article with long explanation*

...still, who the hell is Matt Reynolds??

Ah well. He'll be in AAA for at least 120 games, if we're any good.

Offline hotshot

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1311: February 12, 2018, 09:53:27 PM »
Nats acquire utility IF Matt Reynolds, recently DFAd, from the Mets for cash.  Looks like org. depth and a possible backup if Murphy isn't ready.

Stole 20 bases one year in the minors. He's hit in the minors about like Difo has hit in the majors. Some competition in ST?

Offline CoryTheFormerExposFan

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1312: February 13, 2018, 12:49:48 AM »
Eaton and Turner will be atop the lineup.  Unless Turner really, really struggles, he's the 2-hole guy.

1. Eaton
2. Turner
3. Harper
4. Rendon
5. Murphy
6. Zimmerman
7. Wieters
8. Taylor

Offline CoryTheFormerExposFan

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1313: February 13, 2018, 12:53:03 AM »
So you have a young, cost controlled, good hitting, great defensive catcher, and you don't think that should cost a premium? There's literally one elite catcher in baseball

He's even more valuable when you account for his home/away splits. You're not getting that without giving up top tier talent

Posey and Sanchez are both elite.  Realmuto and Perez are close as is Contreras.

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1314: February 13, 2018, 07:06:16 AM »
Posey and Sanchez are both elite.  Realmuto and Perez are close as is Contreras.
Posey is the only elite one. Sanchez has done it for one year.

Realmuto has the second highest WAR amongst catchers the last three years. Realmuto is bordering on elite territory and getting out of that god awful park would probably put him over the edge.

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1315: February 13, 2018, 07:06:39 AM »
Eaton
Turner
Harper
Rendon
Murphy
Zimm
Taylor
Weiters
Come on now, we know that Rendon isn't allowed to hit higher than 5th until September.

Offline UMDNats

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1316: February 13, 2018, 10:00:57 AM »
Posey is the only elite one. Sanchez has done it for one year.

Realmuto has the second highest WAR amongst catchers the last three years. Realmuto is bordering on elite territory and getting out of that god awful park would probably put him over the edge.

TBF in 2016 Sanchez was also a stud the moment he got called up permanently and rode it for 2 months.

Offline Elvir Ovcina

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1317: February 13, 2018, 10:18:13 AM »
*sees this news on MLBTR*

Who the hell is Matt Reynolds?

*reads whole article with long explanation*

...still, who the hell is Matt Reynolds??

Ah well. He'll be in AAA for at least 120 games, if we're any good.

But what about Reid Brignac?  Can't have anyone potentially stealing ABs from Reid Brignac.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1318: February 13, 2018, 11:55:41 AM »
actually, Maddon has hit pitchers 8th, so it would not surprise me at all to see Eaton and Turner hitting 9th and 1st on occasions.  Certainly if Taylor gets off to a slowish start, I could see him dropped to 9
Sure, I could deal with Taylor in the 9. Eaton/Turner at 1-2, maximizes their plate appearances. I can't see the fancy numbers suggesting limiting them for either of those two.

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1319: February 13, 2018, 12:00:04 PM »
TBF in 2016 Sanchez was also a stud the moment he got called up permanently and rode it for 2 months.
He might become elite, but to me, being elite means repeatability over the course of several seasons.

At one point Lucroy was elite, but two of the last three seasons he's struggled. But Posey is the only one right now who has proven to be elite.

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1320: February 13, 2018, 12:00:26 PM »
But what about Reid Brignac?  Can't have anyone potentially stealing ABs from Reid Brignac.
He can play short when Turner gets hurt again. Or Rendon.

Offline aBaltoNat

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1321: February 13, 2018, 03:48:39 PM »
I think at this point we will wait for our third starter and hope that Max and Stras stay healthy.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1322: February 13, 2018, 05:24:38 PM »
No off season discussion would be complete without Metro planning for the new season:

https://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/2018/02/part-metro-red-line-shutdown-august-new-shutdowns-announced/

Offline Elvir Ovcina

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1323: February 13, 2018, 07:08:50 PM »
He can play short when Turner gets hurt again. Or Rendon.

Ah, good.  Combined among Murphy, Turner, and Rendon's injuries, I'm sure Martinez can find him 450 ABs.

Offline Truconfidence

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1324: February 14, 2018, 05:54:40 PM »
Be curious next week when we get the e.t.a of when Murphy is supposed to be back. Unless something has been said already?