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Offline imref

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Riding The Cart: The 2019 Bullpen Thread
« Topic Start: January 15, 2019, 12:55:44 PM »
As of now:

Closer: Doolittle
Setup: Rosenthal

RHP: Suero, Miller, Barraclough, Glover
LHP: Grace, Solis

Seems we still need to add a lefty. 

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Re: Riding The Cart: The 2019 Bullpen Thread
« Reply #1: January 15, 2019, 01:42:39 PM »
As of now:

Closer: Doolittle
Setup: Rosenthal

RHP: Suero, Miller, Barraclough, Glover
LHP: Grace, Solis

Seems we still need to add a lefty.

Doolittle is a lefty...and I would not be surprised if we had a 7 man pen...at least to start the season...



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Re: Riding The Cart: The 2019 Bullpen Thread
« Reply #2: January 15, 2019, 02:05:52 PM »
Doolittle is a lefty...and I would not be surprised if we had a 7 man pen...at least to start the season...

Seems we'd want another lefty while we put Solis at Fresno to see if he can pitch again.

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Re: Riding The Cart: The 2019 Bullpen Thread
« Reply #3: January 15, 2019, 02:23:32 PM »
Seems we'd want another lefty while we put Solis at Fresno to see if he can pitch again.

Solis is out of options.  He can't be sent to Fresno without passing through waivers.

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Re: Riding The Cart: The 2019 Bullpen Thread
« Reply #4: January 15, 2019, 02:47:51 PM »
Solis is out of options.  He can't be sent to Fresno without passing through waivers.

He's going to have to have a heck of a camp.

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Re: Riding The Cart: The 2019 Bullpen Thread
« Reply #5: January 15, 2019, 02:56:56 PM »
He's going to have to have a heck of a camp.

If he doesn't make it in camp, he will be DFA'd.

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Re: Riding The Cart: The 2019 Bullpen Thread
« Reply #6: January 15, 2019, 04:50:12 PM »
Not stoked about Solis and Grace as the lefties before we get to Doo to close.  You can always uncover cheap gems in the bullpen market, so hopefully we strike gold. 

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Re: Riding The Cart: The 2019 Bullpen Thread
« Reply #7: January 15, 2019, 10:50:46 PM »
I feel like a LOOGY or lefty specialist is something you pick up at the deadline.

I'm much more concerned with Grace being our only lefty option but also being the long reliever

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Re: Riding The Cart: The 2019 Bullpen Thread
« Reply #8: January 15, 2019, 11:02:00 PM »
I feel like a LOOGY or lefty specialist is something you pick up at the deadline.

I'm much more concerned with Grace being our only lefty option but also being the long reliever

Suero could go a couple of innings.

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Re: Riding The Cart: The 2019 Bullpen Thread
« Reply #9: February 03, 2019, 04:03:09 PM »
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/02/checking-in-on-the-worst-bullpens-of-2018.html
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Nationals (plus-0.4 fWAR; projected season-opening bullpen): Washington, another prospective contender, has made a couple of interesting bullpen moves this offseason after last year’s underwhelming showing. In addition to trading for the hard-throwing Barraclough, who held his own from 2015-17, they inked fellow high-velocity righty Trevor Rosenthal to a $7MM guarantee in free agency. Rosenthal, 28, sat out all of last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, but the former Cardinals closer was mostly tremendous out of their bullpen from 2012-17.

Should a healthy Rosenthal return to form, it would be an enormous boon for the Nationals, who saw a different ex-Cards reliever – Greg Holland – experience a rebirth in their uniform last season. But after logging a microscopic 0.84 ERA in 21 1/3 innings in D.C., Holland joined the Diamondbacks in free agency. The Holland-less Nats are now slated to rely mostly on elite but oft-injured closer Sean Doolittle, Barraclough, Rosenthal, Justin Miller, Koda Glover, Sammy Solis and Matt Grace, with Tanner Rainey (acquired from the Reds for Tanner Roark) and minor league signings Vidal Nuno and J.J. Hoover around as depth. All said, it’s a high-risk, high-reward bunch, given the injuries Doolittle and Rosenthal have dealt with and the up-and-down performances of Barraclough, Miller, Glover, Solis and Grace.