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Should the Nats bring Jayson Werth back on a 1 year deal in 2018?

Yes
4 (7.7%)
Oh hell no!
48 (92.3%)

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Voting closed: November 21, 2017, 10:14:11 AM

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I disagree with this wholeheartedly when you're talking about a 38-year old veteran. And the problem is that Jayson Werth doesn't believe somebody else is better.

EDIT: The reason why I disagree is because Jayson Werth is a leader of the team. He's also delusional about the kind of player he is at this point. He can cause plenty of problems for the team if he's benched by Dusty. So for Dusty, it might not be as simple as, who's the better player? It could be, is Difo/Goodwin so much better it's worth a possible clubhouse ruckus to bench Jayson?

All high-level athletes are extremely confident in their abilities.  They don't get to that point without being confident.  Werth was a combined 10-36 the past 2 postseasons under Dusty, so he wasn't entirely "delusional" that he could hit. The blame if you feel Werth shouldn't have been out there goes 100% on Dusty.  The only delusion is if you think there are athletes in Werth's position that ask to be benched.

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What value does he have as a DH, I wonder.


His OPS puts him dead center of the guys who played DH last year. Bigger question than playing time is whether he'd accept a 90% pay cut. He's worth about a couple million.

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I disagree with this wholeheartedly when you're talking about a 38-year old veteran. And the problem is that Jayson Werth doesn't believe somebody else is better.

EDIT: The reason why I disagree is because Jayson Werth is a leader of the team. He's also delusional about the kind of player he is at this point. He can cause plenty of problems for the team if he's benched by Dusty. So for Dusty, it might not be as simple as, who's the better player? It could be, is Difo/Goodwin so much better it's worth a possible clubhouse ruckus to bench Jayson?
Has he commented on where he thinks his game is at this point in his career?

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No need to. We're already loaded at OF. He'll go to the AL where he can DH. Maybe to a young team on the rise that needs a veteran mentor. Maybe the Twins? I don't know.

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Bring him back as the new Terrance.

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Werth will not be coming back


He is soon to announce the opening of a new haberdashery and hair salon in Tysons Corner "Werewerth's Cuttery"

When you come out your hair is longer than when you went in and customers will be sporting unexplained facial and body hair


It will only be open during full moons

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We seem to have 3 folks that want him back.  Guessing Exposfan87 checked in with Marcel and Patti...

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We seem to have 3 folks that want him back. 

All women I'm sure.  Believe it or not some women find him attractive.  (I know because my wife is one of them. ) I find him physically grotesque.

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After all the standing ovations to end the season and allowing him to play when he wasn't producing in the playoffs it's time to turn the page.

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let him throw out the first pitch for the home opener and give him a new Porsche

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let him throw out the first pitch for the home opener and give him a new Porsche


He already has one ..........or maybe 5 or 6......Porsches......my guess

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Gee, the margin is looking like a typical Arlington precinct in the Governor's race.

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Haven't seen any rumors about Jayson. Is anyone interested in signing him?

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Haven't seen any rumors about Jayson. Is anyone interested in signing him?

haven't heard anything.  Obviously the Yankees are out of the running for him after acquiring Stanton. :)

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At a minimum he'll be in the thoughts of the fans at Nationals Park, with fans standing during the Nats 28th plate appearance at each home game.

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4 posters will have teh sadz...

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First thought I had about the Kendrick singing was that it would prevent them from doing this dumb thing.

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Livo came back and pitched one more year pretty much for free...if Werth is happy doing the same and being a bench player, far be it from me to object

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Livo came back and pitched one more year pretty much for free...if Werth is happy doing the same and being a bench player, far be it from me to object
Waste of a roster spot.  At least Livan made a contribution.

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Waste of a roster spot.  At Livan made a contribution.

Plus Livan would not have been a problem in the clubhouse, I guarantee that Martinez doesn't want Werth back if he's ever spoken with Riggleman or Williams.

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i wonder if he'll get a minor league / ST invite offer from San Francisco.