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Re: Spring Training 2019
« Reply #50: March 13, 2019, 08:42:16 AM »
More Jessica Mendoza. Less of whoever that was.

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Re: Spring Training 2019
« Reply #51: March 13, 2019, 09:12:30 AM »
Marmalejos is a frustrating prospect and is probably like the majority of guys.

Seems to hit well but will most likely never break through for whatever reason.
Great name though.

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Re: Spring Training 2019
« Reply #52: March 13, 2019, 11:42:03 AM »
More cuts per Zuck:

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-Austin Adams optioned to AAA

-Taylor Gushue, Matt Reynolds, Brandon Snyder, Jacob Wilson and Luis Garcia reassigned to minor league camp

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Re: Spring Training 2019
« Reply #53: March 13, 2019, 12:34:35 PM »
https://curlyw.mlblogs.com/a-letter-to-nationals-fans-from-mark-d-lerner-2931e7fb7e77?sf99857968=1

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Dear Nationals Fans:

We are in our third week of games down here in West Palm Beach and things are ramping up for your Washington Nationals.

Manager Dave Martinez and his staff have continued their intense focus on fundamentals, defense, base running and just playing the game the right way. I’ve seen just about every game and have watched the guys put their work in on the back fields in the morning, so I have seen their commitment and dedication in action.

As I write this, there are some Spring Training numbers that have really caught my eye. Our rotation of Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Patrick Corbin, Aníbal Sánchez and Jeremy Hellickson have allowed just 19 earned runs across their first 16 starts. Max has run into some bad luck in a few starts, but he has been his regular, intense self.

As I mentioned in my first blog a few weeks ago, one of the big things I wanted to pay attention to was the work of Yan Gomes and Kurt Suzuki behind the plate. Our pitchers have raved about what they have brought to the team, both from a leadership perspective and an overall talent perspective. They are going to be really important to the success of our club this year.

At the plate, Michael A. Taylor is tied for second on the team in hits so far, and as we all know him to do, he is playing great defense out in centerfield. Speaking of the outfield, Juan Soto, Victor Robles and Adam Eaton are swinging the bat well and playing strong defense out in the field.

In the infield, I have been watching the relationship build between Trea Turner and Brian Dozier. They have clearly established a rapport, which I know will pay dividends on the field. Witnessing the evolution of two individual athletes becoming partners has been fascinating. I can’t wait for all of you in D.C. to see them in action!

Down in the bullpen, Trevor Rosenthal and Kyle Barraclough are having really good springs. Much has been made about Trevor hitting triple digits in his first few outings. It’s wonderful to see him back healthy and pitching well once again.

Davey has talked a lot this spring about being better on the base paths, stealing more bases and just taking advantage of opportunities. Well, as I type this, we have stolen 17 bases and have only been caught three times!

There’s still time to come down to West Palm Beach to see us. If you can’t make it down here, single-game tickets for the 2019 regular season are on sale now!

I am counting the days until Opening Day (it’s 15!) and looking forward to returning to D.C. with the team.

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Re: Spring Training 2019
« Reply #54: March 13, 2019, 04:09:16 PM »
Really looks like against lefties MAT will play CF and Robles will play RF with Eaton sitting.  We'll see if MAT will live up to the ST buzz with his new swing and finally be the player he's always had the tools to be.  I'm ok with keeping Eaton fresh and going with the plus defense of MAT in CF and seeing if his bat has improved.  I'm glad MAT playing won't be at the expense of Robles.

I'm interested to see how much this team runs this year.  We may really shift from a power team to more a running team subtracting Murph and Harper for Dozier and Robles.  Turner obviously can lead the league in steals, and Robles could steal 30-40 or so depending on how much green light he gets.  MAT is a legit base stealer when he plays.  Dozier has ran quite a bit in his career.  Eaton is capable of 20 if they feel comfortable with him running. 

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Re: Spring Training 2019
« Reply #55: March 13, 2019, 09:01:38 PM »
Going to be a lot of unhappy fantasy players come OD. Some fantasy sites saying that Robles has all but locked up the starting job as of yesterday and he's now being drafted in the top 100 of all players.

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Re: Spring Training 2019
« Reply #56: March 14, 2019, 10:19:02 AM »
Zuck predicts the 25-man:

http://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2019/03/projecting-the-25-man-roster-with-two-weeks-to-go.html

C: Gomes/Suzuki
IF: Zimmerman, Dozier, Turner, Rendon, Adams, Difo, Sanchez (assuming Kendrick is out)
OF: Soto, Eaton, Robles, Taylor (he says there's no way Robles goes to Fresno and he's in team plans from day one)
SP: Scherzer, Strasburg, Corbin, Sanchez, Hellickson
RP: Sipp, Doolittle, Grace, Rosenthal, Barraclough, Miller (if healthy), Suero but he hedges on Miller and Suero, saying they could keep Alvarez or Nuno.

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Re: Spring Training 2019
« Reply #57: March 14, 2019, 10:40:17 AM »
Yesterday where I sat you could hear Mighty Mouse chirping at the Braves and his teammates. He has all the make up to be a special clubhouse influence. The prima dona is gone and this team is attitudially adjusted......O and Corbin replacing Gio looks so grand

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Re: Spring Training 2019
« Reply #58: March 14, 2019, 01:53:51 PM »
Zuck predicts the 25-man:

http://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2019/03/projecting-the-25-man-roster-with-two-weeks-to-go.html

C: Gomes/Suzuki
IF: Zimmerman, Dozier, Turner, Rendon, Adams, Difo, Sanchez (assuming Kendrick is out)
OF: Soto, Eaton, Robles, Taylor (he says there's no way Robles goes to Fresno and he's in team plans from day one)
SP: Scherzer, Strasburg, Corbin, Sanchez, Hellickson
RP: Sipp, Doolittle, Grace, Rosenthal, Barraclough, Miller (if healthy), Suero but he hedges on Miller and Suero, saying they could keep Alvarez or Nuno.

so Zuck says Ross to the minors to stay stretched out? Alvarez to maybe stay as the long guy in order to not have him opt out?