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What needs do we most need addressed via free agency?

Another top of the rotation starter or two!
19 (57.6%)
Bullpen bullpen bullpen!
3 (9.1%)
Another middle of the order bat!
6 (18.2%)
Bench bench bench!
1 (3%)
Something else.
4 (12.1%)

Total Members Voted: 33

Voting closed: November 14, 2017, 01:04:57 PM

Author Topic: Now free agency begins  (Read 4965 times)

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Re: 3 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #75: November 04, 2017, 06:34:31 PM »
Cole pitched pretty well the last few starts he made, no? Wouldn't be surprised if he started the season as starter #5.  Unlikely Ross is ready in April (or May, or maybe June...)

Let's talk relief pitching.

Guaranteed contracts: Doolittle, Madson, and Kelley.
No options left: Romero, Solis, Cole.
Option years left: Grace, Gott, Glover, Adams, Suero, Voth

My guess is that Solis and Romero make the team again, and Cole is on the outside looking in. If Kelley isn't healthy, he might be jettisoned as well. If Glover is healthy, one assumes he makes the team. The last spot is probably a competition between the rest of the guys on the list.

I still see maybe one more reliever being picked up and either a trade of Kelley or he sits because of a medical issue and the Nats aren't on the hook for the final year of his deal.