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Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #227: November 04, 2017, 07:55:30 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/federalbaseball/status/926849104310931463

Werth back on a one year deal?
Please no. Need guys on the bench who can play defense. And who will not top down Davey's lineup card. I keep hearing how great he has been for the clubhouse but all we have to show are four playoff losses. Time to move on.

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #228: November 04, 2017, 08:34:14 PM »
Please no. Need guys on the bench who can play defense. And who will not top down Davey's lineup card. I keep hearing how great he has been for the clubhouse but all we have to show are four playoff losses. Time to move on.
Perfect. Werth can start in LF. Taylor can be a bench bat.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #229: November 04, 2017, 08:43:20 PM »
Perfect. Werth can start in LF. Taylor can be a bench bat.
Yes. He has that very cool beard and a big dog. Should attract more ladies to the park.

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #230: November 04, 2017, 08:51:43 PM »
Under a new manager, Werth might actually get played in that bench role. I'm not completely against him coming back on a one year deal if it's back as a 4th OF situation and he's actually used that way.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #231: November 04, 2017, 09:00:16 PM »
Under a new manager, Werth might actually get played in that bench role. I'm not completely against him coming back on a one year deal if it's back as a 4th OF situation and he's actually used that way.

Because you'd trust the guy who asked a manager when he lost the clubhouse to accept a bench role without becoming a clubhouse cancer?

Offline whytev

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #232: November 05, 2017, 12:47:11 AM »
Goodwin alone should get us Machado and Davis.

Anyway, is there any chance the Nats are trying to buy out Wieters? Like 4 million this year and 2 million next? Gotta think he could find a one year deal for ~4 million

He’s a capable backup. Why pay him to not play?

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #233: November 05, 2017, 12:48:07 AM »
Yes. He has that very cool beard and a big dog. Should attract more ladies to the park.

The dog died.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #234: November 05, 2017, 01:35:53 AM »
Because you'd trust the guy who asked a manager when he lost the clubhouse to accept a bench role without becoming a clubhouse cancer?
That's where Rizzo and Martinez have to set the expectation of what his role will be.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #235: November 05, 2017, 06:34:56 AM »
Probably not. So what. There is no guarantee Robles will be a star.

Robles will be a star.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #236: November 05, 2017, 06:54:44 AM »
Not just no.  Hell no!

His only option is the Nationals. No other team in MLB wants Werth near their clubhouse. Kaepernick has a better chance of employment in 2018.

Go Nats!


Offline Slateman

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #237: November 05, 2017, 07:42:12 AM »
He’s a capable backup. Why pay him to not play?
Because it's a lot of money to pay a backup catcher.

Nevermind, he's coming back: https://mobile.twitter.com/chelsea_janes/status/926927346929754114

Offline raleighnat

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #238: November 05, 2017, 09:10:41 AM »
Priority 1:   Extend Rizzo

Offline welch

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #239: November 05, 2017, 11:04:57 AM »
Because it's a lot of money to pay a backup catcher.

Nevermind, he's coming back: https://mobile.twitter.com/chelsea_janes/status/926927346929754114

Severino / Wieters 60 / 40

Nats have to pay Wieters. Don't have to play Wieters.

Offline Mattionals

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #240: November 05, 2017, 11:17:15 AM »
Why do people think Severino is any better than Wieters? Defensively sure, but I think Wieters calls a really good game. Neither can hit though, and from what we have seen in the minors, Severino isn't some outstanding batter. Maybe Long can help unlock something in Wieters to make him at least slightly below average. Not sure Severino ever profiles as more than a back up with that bat.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #241: November 05, 2017, 11:34:14 AM »
Why do people think Severino is any better than Wieters? Defensively sure, but I think Wieters calls a really good game. Neither can hit though, and from what we have seen in the minors, Severino isn't some outstanding batter. Maybe Long can help unlock something in Wieters to make him at least slightly below average. Not sure Severino ever profiles as more than a back up with that bat.
Severino is defensively better. Calling a game is, frankly, not as hard as it's made out to be. Particularly with this rotation.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #242: November 05, 2017, 12:04:04 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/federalbaseball/status/926849104310931463

Werth back on a one year deal?
Goodwin is the fourth out fielder and I would rather have Difo getting some outfield bats than Werth. I would even prefer Stevenson and Bautista since they're better in the field and on the bases.

Werth has value somewhere as a backup but not here.

Offline Ray D

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #243: November 05, 2017, 12:09:10 PM »
. Kaepernick has a better chance of employment in 2018.


I think Kaepernick would have a good chance of getting a job selling insurance.  A better chance than Werth. Werth, on the other hand, probably is better at algorithms, so it's a toss up.

Offline whytev

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #244: November 05, 2017, 01:11:11 PM »
Why do people think Severino is any better than Wieters? Defensively sure, but I think Wieters calls a really good game. Neither can hit though, and from what we have seen in the minors, Severino isn't some outstanding batter. Maybe Long can help unlock something in Wieters to make him at least slightly below average. Not sure Severino ever profiles as more than a back up with that bat.

Bolded the answer.

Offline raleighnat

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #245: November 05, 2017, 05:38:41 PM »
Goodwin is the fourth out fielder and I would rather have Difo getting some outfield bats than Werth. I would even prefer Stevenson and Bautista since they're better in the field and on the bases.

Werth has value somewhere as a backup but not here.

Yes, unless you trade Goodwin Werth doesn't make a lot of sense

Offline varoadking

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #246: November 05, 2017, 05:54:29 PM »
Yes, unless you trade Goodwin Werth doesn't make a lot of sense

Signing Werth makes no sense.  Period.  He is done...

Offline aBaltoNat

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #247: November 06, 2017, 04:12:56 PM »
MLBTR says we are a logical trade partner with Miami for Ozuna.

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #248: November 06, 2017, 04:26:30 PM »
MLBTR says we are a logical trade partner with Miami for Ozuna.
Except for being in the same division. Ozuna gonna cost a lot and, frankly, I think he overachieved this season.

Offline aBaltoNat

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #249: November 06, 2017, 05:02:37 PM »
Except for being in the same division. Ozuna gonna cost a lot and, frankly, I think he overachieved this season.

Yeah, I'm not a huge fan either.

Remember, he was just sent down last year for awhile because he was struggling.