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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

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Offline NatsAllThe Way

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Now free agency begins
« Topic Start: November 02, 2017, 02:04:57 PM »
I think we need one of each.   8)

But if I have to chose one I go with another top of the rotation starter (or two).

Offline varoadking

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #1: November 02, 2017, 02:11:30 PM »
I think we need one of each.   8)

But if I have to chose one I go with another top of the rotation starter (or two).

I'm with you.  We have one starting pitcher we can count on in the postseason...whenever he doesn't have an owie...

Offline aspenbubba

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #2: November 02, 2017, 02:27:22 PM »
We don’t need Yu Darvish. We already have a choker in the post season

Offline UMDNats

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #3: November 02, 2017, 02:32:03 PM »
Give me a #3 starter, some good bench guys and I'll be happy.

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #4: November 02, 2017, 02:38:52 PM »
Give me a #3 starter, some good bench guys and I'll be happy.
#3 starter.

Offline imref

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #5: November 02, 2017, 02:39:08 PM »
As a reminder, here are our FAs: Werth, Kendrick, Blanton, Perez, Drew, Kintzler, Lobotan, Alberts, Edwin Jackson, De Aza, Raburn.  Adam Lind can opt out, as can Wieters.  I think AJ Cole is a FA too.

My wish list:
#3 starter  (Andrew Cashner, Lance Lynn?)
Retain Adam Lind
Retain Kitzler

Offline NatsAllThe Way

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #6: November 02, 2017, 02:42:28 PM »
As a reminder, here are our FAs: Werth, Kendrick, Blanton, Perez, Drew, Kintzler, Lobotan, Alberts, Edwin Jackson, De Aza, Raburn.  Adam Lind can opt out, as can Wieters.  I think AJ Cole is a FA too.

My wish list:
#3 starter  (Andrew Cashner, Lance Lynn?)
Retain Adam Lind
Retain Kitzler


We can't possibly afford to let Lobaton go, can we?

Offline skippy1999

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #7: November 02, 2017, 02:46:43 PM »
I want bats.  Bats bats and more bats. 

Offline Ray D

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #8: November 02, 2017, 02:49:33 PM »
As a reminder, here are our FAs: Werth, Kendrick, Blanton, Perez, Drew, Kintzler, Lobotan, Alberts, Edwin Jackson, De Aza, Raburn.  Adam Lind can opt out, as can Wieters.  I think AJ Cole is a FA too.

My wish list:
#3 starter  (Andrew Cashner, Lance Lynn?)
Retain Adam Lind
Retain Kitzler

Keep Albers, Kendrick, and Drew.

Offline Count Walewski

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #9: November 02, 2017, 03:50:49 PM »
I don't think there's a single Free Agent of ours that we should re-sign. They're all either just come off freakishly good years and are going to get paid far too much (Kendrick, Albers) or just aren't very valuable or important. Kintzler will get a huge payday somewhere as a closer.

I know it backfired last year, but I maintain that trying to do a bullpen on the cheap with cast-off parts and non-roster invitees can work and is a better approach than overpaying free agents who may or may not pan out.

Offline Slateman

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #10: November 02, 2017, 04:08:24 PM »
So is this just free agency, or does it include trades?

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #11: November 02, 2017, 04:08:48 PM »
Skippy will come back to earth reincarnated as a bat

I want bats.  Bats bats and more bats. 

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #12: November 02, 2017, 04:09:37 PM »
As a reminder, here are our FAs: Werth, Kendrick, Blanton, Perez, Drew, Kintzler, Lobotan, Alberts, Edwin Jackson, De Aza, Raburn.  Adam Lind can opt out, as can Wieters.  I think AJ Cole is a FA too.

My wish list:
#3 starter  (Andrew Cashner, Lance Lynn?)
Both of those guys are #4s, at best, on this club

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #13: November 02, 2017, 04:38:02 PM »
I'd like to see someone like Tyler Chatwood in as that last SP.

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #14: November 02, 2017, 04:40:25 PM »
Top 50 FA predictions:

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/11/2017-18-top-50-mlb-free-agents-with-predictions.html

They have us keeping Kintzler, that's it.

Offline 3bside

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #15: November 02, 2017, 04:40:31 PM »
Rizzo needs to pull of another Fister-type trade.  We also need an upgrade at catcher, but the problem is they'll be paying Wieters $10 million.  The Lerners aren't going to want him to be a backup at that price.  Otherwise, it's just filling out the bench and middle relievers.

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #16: November 02, 2017, 04:42:14 PM »
I'd like to see someone like Tyler Chatwood in as that last SP.
I'd also make Wade Davis my #1 priority. Holland is also turning down his option, apparently, so that might be worth considering, too.

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #17: November 02, 2017, 04:42:38 PM »
Rizzo needs to pull of another Fister-type trade.  We also need an upgrade at catcher, but the problem is they'll be paying Wieters $10 million.  The Lerners aren't going to want him to be a backup at that price.  Otherwise, it's just filling out the bench and middle relievers.
Just to play DA, the Fister deal essentially cost us Robbie Ray. There's been several posts wondering why we never seem to have good role players stockpiled, like relievers. Well .... That's why.

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #18: November 02, 2017, 04:47:04 PM »
In fantasy land, I want Hosmer. Play him in LF until Zim goes on the DL

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #19: November 02, 2017, 04:49:06 PM »
Well, the real fantasy land option is Otani.

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #20: November 02, 2017, 05:13:41 PM »
Well, the real fantasy land option is Otani.

the MLBTR link I posted above went into detail about his situation, suffice to say it doesn't look like he'll be available this year.  And few teams have international cap space to sign him.

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #21: November 02, 2017, 05:14:29 PM »
the MLBTR link I posted above went into detail about his situation, suffice to say it doesn't look like he'll be available this year.  And few teams have international cap space to sign him.
cool. It would make more sense for us next year, anyway.

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #22: November 02, 2017, 05:16:08 PM »
Rizzo needs to pull of another Fister-type trade.  We also need an upgrade at catcher, but the problem is they'll be paying Wieters $10 million.  The Lerners aren't going to want him to be a backup at that price.  Otherwise, it's just filling out the bench and middle relievers.

Severino will get a chance to play, and if he performs, he'll end up the starter at some point in the season.  I'm not worried that much about the catching situation.  The biggest hole is a #3 starter to push Gio and Roark down to 4/5, and another solid arm in the bullpen if we don't keep Kintzler.   We can always add more pieces before the trade deadline again.  We're fortunate in that we don't have much competition again in the East.

With Murphy's knee issue, it might be worth finding another IF bench player too.

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #23: November 02, 2017, 05:40:47 PM »
Can always use more starting pitching. We have two aces and can use a solid #3.

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Re: 5 days from now free agency begins
« Reply #24: November 02, 2017, 05:50:08 PM »
Severino will get a chance to play, and if he performs, he'll end up the starter at some point in the season.  I'm not worried that much about the catching situation.  The biggest hole is a #3 starter to push Gio and Roark down to 4/5, and another solid arm in the bullpen if we don't keep Kintzler.   We can always add more pieces before the trade deadline again.  We're fortunate in that we don't have much competition again in the East.

With Murphy's knee issue, it might be worth finding another IF bench player too.



Don't agree with that last statement. If the Braves or Marlins get a little pitching they will give the Nats more than they can handle