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Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #650: December 12, 2017, 07:53:43 PM »
Why would any team trading for Machado, expecting him to be a free agent the following season, care where he wants to play?
Maybe if they have a SS but not 3B they would care? Just a thought.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #651: December 12, 2017, 09:08:28 PM »
Would have been interested in Smyly at that price

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #652: December 12, 2017, 09:26:15 PM »
Would have been interested in Smyly at that price

I thought the same thing when I just read that.

Offline imref

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #653: December 13, 2017, 12:38:06 AM »
Rosenthal tweets that were interested in Wade Davis. Janes said no official discussions yet.

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« Reply #654: December 13, 2017, 05:17:53 AM »
Word is the Cards were the favorites to land a trade for Ozuna but a mystery team has put in a new bid. Everytime in the past we are always said be "mystery team" at the end.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #655: December 13, 2017, 06:45:15 AM »
THE BEAR IS BACK!!!!

Seriously though, cool news. I hope he regain some of his form from 2014


Agreed. Bear arms! It's his right!

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #656: December 13, 2017, 06:46:58 AM »
Rosenthal tweets that were interested in Wade Davis. Janes said no official discussions yet.
I feel like "interested" is code for "kicked the tires on"

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #657: December 13, 2017, 08:15:17 AM »
I feel like "interested" is code for "kicked the tires on"

Rosenthal said that Martinez is interested in Davis because of Cubs connection.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #658: December 13, 2017, 08:18:30 AM »
Should the Nats go after Lucroy? He’s not great defensively, but he’s an offensive upgrade and might no cost that much. 

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #659: December 13, 2017, 09:13:06 AM »
I thought the Yankees deal yesterday with Padres might be the type of deal the Nats could try to pull for Wieters and maybe Blanton.  The NYY needed to drop salary, so they sent Brian Mitchell along with Chase Headley to the Padres for a long shot outfielder who may not make the NYY.  This deal allowed them to drop Headley's $12MM for next year off the books. I wonder what sort of wrapper we'd need to put around Wieters in order to get a team like the White Sox or Tigers (rebuilding, looking for prospects) to take on Wieters's  contract?

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« Reply #660: December 13, 2017, 09:28:56 AM »
I thought the Yankees deal yesterday with Padres might be the type of deal the Nats could try to pull for Wieters and maybe Blanton.  The NYY needed to drop salary, so they sent Brian Mitchell along with Chase Headley to the Padres for a long shot outfielder who may not make the NYY.  This deal allowed them to drop Headley's $12MM for next year off the books. I wonder what sort of wrapper we'd need to put around Wieters in order to get a team like the White Sox or Tigers (rebuilding, looking for prospects) to take on Wieters's  contract?

Did Wieters negotiate a no trade?

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« Reply #661: December 13, 2017, 10:09:19 AM »
I thought the Yankees deal yesterday with Padres might be the type of deal the Nats could try to pull for Wieters and maybe Blanton.  The NYY needed to drop salary, so they sent Brian Mitchell along with Chase Headley to the Padres for a long shot outfielder who may not make the NYY.  This deal allowed them to drop Headley's $12MM for next year off the books. I wonder what sort of wrapper we'd need to put around Wieters in order to get a team like the White Sox or Tigers (rebuilding, looking for prospects) to take on Wieters's  contract?

we only had a one-year deal on Blanton so he, at least, is not our problem any more.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #662: December 13, 2017, 10:50:16 AM »
we only had a one-year deal on Blanton so he, at least, is not our problem any more.

Also, his deferred contract has nothing to do with Luxury Tax concerns.

Reports are that the Indians and Cubs are looking at a Salazar trade. That would suck if it comes to fruition.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #663: December 13, 2017, 11:29:49 AM »
we only had a one-year deal on Blanton so he, at least, is not our problem any more.
yes, it looks like Kelley is the only other piece of deadwood, and no one is taking him hurt off our hands. 

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #664: December 13, 2017, 12:21:06 PM »
Mets sign Anthony Swarzak to a 2 year deal, he would have been a nice Kinzler replacement for us.

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« Reply #665: December 13, 2017, 12:28:01 PM »
Mets sign Anthony Swarzak to a 2 year deal, he would have been a nice Kinzler replacement for us.

I am hoping that last year was an abnormality because of injuries and that Kelly returns to form as one of the league's best relievers.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #666: December 13, 2017, 12:42:03 PM »
seems we're missing out on the run on relievers.  Heyman says the Rockies are close to extending Holland.

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« Reply #667: December 13, 2017, 12:50:08 PM »
I am hoping that last year was an abnormality because of injuries and that Kelly returns to form as one of the league's best relievers.

I feel very good about Doo and Madsen in the back end.  We'd be in good shape if one of Kelly and Glover can stay healthy and return to top form.  If both did, then what a bonus. 

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #668: December 13, 2017, 01:09:36 PM »
Ozuna is going to the Cards, no word yet on what the Fish get in return.

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« Reply #669: December 13, 2017, 01:21:09 PM »
seems we're missing out on the run on relievers.  Heyman says the Rockies are close to extending Holland.
Not too worried. With Madson and Doolittle and maybe some bounce backs from other arms, we should be set in the pen.

Plus we've shown a couple years in a row there is help to be had deadline.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #670: December 13, 2017, 01:21:32 PM »
Ozuna is going to the Cards, no word yet on what the Fish get in return.
Are the Marlins selling everyone?

The division is going to be handed to the Nats. Again. Phillies and Braves are far away, but the Marlins must be thinking they won't be able to catch the Nats this season so may as well try again next offseason.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #671: December 13, 2017, 01:39:20 PM »
The Marlins are going to be unwatchable.

Offline CoryTheFormerExposFan

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #672: December 13, 2017, 01:54:24 PM »
The Marlins are going to be unwatchable.

It'll be fun for us playing them.  I expect the Mets, Braves, and Phils to all be at least a little better, so the depletion of the Fish will offset that. 

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« Reply #673: December 13, 2017, 02:00:11 PM »
Ozuna is going to the Cards, no word yet on what the Fish get in return.

a Mark McGwire bobble head.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #674: December 13, 2017, 02:15:13 PM »
I wonder if the Nats could get Realmuto and absorb Ziegler's salary as well to lessen the prospect cost?