Author Topic: Roster Moves (2019)  (Read 4314 times)

rileyn and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline Slateman

  • Posts: 48092
  • Tom's Narcan Hero
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #50: April 25, 2019, 07:33:39 PM »
Way too soon to be pissing away $7MM...though a case could be made that we already did...
We did.

Here's the thing: No matter what happens from here on out with Rosenthal, we can never trust him again in a clutch situation.

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 26426
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #51: April 25, 2019, 07:52:32 PM »
I, for one, welcome our new infield overlord. Let me also say, in dealing with the locals, it's advisable to have respected intermediaries like message board moderators to help mute criticism.

Offline varoadking

  • Posts: 24964
  • King of Goodness
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #52: April 25, 2019, 08:10:59 PM »
Who else from the 40 though?  I get you hate Difo but he’s a perfectly fine backup.

Don't need Difo with Kieboom here...

Offline Slateman

  • Posts: 48092
  • Tom's Narcan Hero
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #53: April 25, 2019, 08:11:58 PM »
Don't need Difo with Kieboom here...
Uh .... yea, yea we do.

Offline varoadking

  • Posts: 24964
  • King of Goodness
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #54: April 25, 2019, 08:12:46 PM »

Offline sixthree175

  • Posts: 385
  • Born in 1961
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #55: April 25, 2019, 08:17:56 PM »
I, for one, welcome our new infield overlord. Let me also say, in dealing with the locals, it's advisable to have respected intermediaries like message board moderators to help mute criticism.
i welcome Kieboom, also.  I assume Difo has an option left?  If so , then he's the logical choice to be sent down.

Offline imref

  • Posts: 28433
  • 1B: The New Hot Corner
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #56: April 25, 2019, 08:21:04 PM »
i welcome Kieboom, also.  I assume Difo has an option left?  If so , then he's the logical choice to be sent down.

With Difo down, who's the backup SS? 
 
Noll is more likely to go back to Fresno.

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 26426
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #57: April 25, 2019, 08:23:37 PM »
i welcome Kieboom, also.  I assume Difo has an option left?  If so , then he's the logical choice to be sent down.
noll if kieboom is playing 3d.  Rendon to il if he is out for a week. Rosenthal dfa if we are shorting the pen.

Offline sixthree175

  • Posts: 385
  • Born in 1961
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #58: April 25, 2019, 08:27:14 PM »
noll if kieboom is playing 3d.  Rendon to il if he is out for a week. Rosenthal dfa if we are shorting the pen.
That's being too conservative IMO.  OK, you want to play it safe -- be content with a .500 season.

Offline Slateman

  • Posts: 48092
  • Tom's Narcan Hero
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #59: April 25, 2019, 08:29:07 PM »
Uh...why?
Utility infielders are useful

Offline varoadking

  • Posts: 24964
  • King of Goodness
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #60: April 25, 2019, 08:35:26 PM »
With Difo down, who's the backup SS? 

Same backup SS you've had since Turner went down...

Offline varoadking

  • Posts: 24964
  • King of Goodness
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #61: April 25, 2019, 08:35:56 PM »
Utility infielders are useful

Yeah...no...not this one...

He has options...send him down...

Offline Slateman

  • Posts: 48092
  • Tom's Narcan Hero
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #62: April 25, 2019, 08:37:46 PM »
Same backup SS you've had since Turner went down...
Dozier is garbage. Trade him or DFA him.

Offline imref

  • Posts: 28433
  • 1B: The New Hot Corner
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #63: April 25, 2019, 10:01:36 PM »
Same backup SS you've had since Turner went down...

Wasn't that Rendon?

Offline varoadking

  • Posts: 24964
  • King of Goodness
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #64: April 25, 2019, 10:06:41 PM »
Wasn't that Rendon?

Dozier...

So if it had been Rendon, who has been your backup SS for the past week?  Difo is trash...needs to be set out at the curb...

Offline sixthree175

  • Posts: 385
  • Born in 1961
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #65: April 25, 2019, 10:35:10 PM »
Dozier...

So if it had been Rendon, who has been your backup SS for the past week?  Difo is trash...needs to be set out at the curb...
Kieboom.  Dozier is barely adequate at second base.  Really, there are no good choices.   I almost wish Difo didn't have a half decent year in 2017.  It raised expectations to an unrealistic level. He is the Sammy Solis of utility infielders.

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 26426
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #66: April 26, 2019, 08:49:32 AM »
There's going to be a need for a move to reactivate Justin Miller. That'll be the Rosenthal DFA. 

I suspect it will either be Noll sent down if Rendon is healthy or Rendon to the IL.  Difo goes to the bench, Kieboom takes over at SS, either way.  Noll or Rendon plays 3d.  Then the bench is more or less what was always intended this year - Difo Kendrick Adams Taylor Suzuki.  Decision time is when Turner and Rendon are healthy.  Then, if Kiebooom is raking, you may see a release / outright of Difo or a DFA of Dozier. 

We've gotten a little spoiled by virtually every call up of a major position player working right away since Harper.  Rendon, Turner, Soto, Robles.  One of these will eventually not work. Let's hold off anointing Kieboom before we have to.

Offline Elvir Ovcina

  • Posts: 2722
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #67: April 26, 2019, 09:12:57 AM »
It may not be meaningful, but Kieboom played 2B in his last game at Fresno after playing primarily SS.  He hasn't played third all season.   I'm wondering if the short term alignment might be him at 2B, Difo at SS, and Kendrick at 3B with Noll as the backup.  Dozier might get injured buying groceries today, heh heh.

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 26426
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #68: April 26, 2019, 09:14:49 AM »
It may not be meaningful, but Kieboom played 2B in his last game at Fresno after playing primarily SS.  He hasn't played third all season.   I'm wondering if the short term alignment might be him at 2B, Difo at SS, and Kendrick at 3B with Noll as the backup.  Dozier might get injured buying groceries today, heh heh.
I don't think they pull the plug on Dozier just yet.  What has he had 3 homers in the past week?  Isn't that why he was brought in?  Slow starter.

I'm thinking they are disappointed with Difo's glove, TBH.  It's not carrying his bat every day.  Kieboom is plenty comfortable at SS. All he needs to be is adequate with a good bat while Turner is out. Then Dozier is an endangered species, either if he fails or if he does well (trade bait).

Offline NJ Ave

  • Posts: 3387
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #69: April 26, 2019, 09:21:37 AM »
What's wrong with Dozier exactly? First 7 games of the season were basically zippy - an OPS (not even a BATTING AVERAGE) of .195.

His past 14 games: .239/.340/.522 for an .861 OPS. Isn't that basically what we're hoping for out of him?

Offline Elvir Ovcina

  • Posts: 2722
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #70: April 26, 2019, 09:23:20 AM »
I don't think they pull the plug on Dozier just yet.  What has he had 3 homers in the past week?  Isn't that why he was brought in?  Slow starter.

I don't think they'd pull the plug entirely either, but I didn't think we'd be seeing Kieboom now.  The reality is Dozier is being completely outplayed by Kendrick at present (although there's no way Kendrick's current production is sustainable), and Difo is also showing signs of life in his bat (or whatever passes for a bat with him).  Maybe Dozier stays around and Noll goes down, maybe Kieboom plays both SS and 2B while they rotate the other positions until Turner and Rendon are back.  I also wouldn't be surprised to see Rendon go on the IL now, the way this team manages injuries. 

It strikes me that the real decision comes when Rendon starts playing again.  That's when you'd have Kieboom, Dozier, Kendrick, and Difo (nominally Noll as well) for 2 starting positions and one backup. 

And yes on Difo's glove.  I've been wondering that as well.  His bat hasn't been killing them in an absolute sense, but if you're going to hit like that at SS, you need to be better in the field than he's been.   He's an obvious goner when Turner is back, assuming that Kieboom does the business.  But then you face the Dozier issue again. 

Offline rugbyflanker

  • Posts: 6
  • OllllllO
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #71: April 26, 2019, 09:45:52 AM »
Noll didn't get on the plane from Denver to DC...he played in Fresno last night:

https://www.milb.com/gameday/grizzlies-vs-aces/2019/04/25/580056#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=580056

So there is your 25 man move...but Nats still need to make a 40 man roster move before the game tonight.

Offline Slateman

  • Posts: 48092
  • Tom's Narcan Hero
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #72: April 26, 2019, 09:56:45 AM »
I don't think they pull the plug on Dozier just yet.  What has he had 3 homers in the past week?  Isn't that why he was brought in?  Slow starter.

I'm thinking they are disappointed with Difo's glove, TBH.  It's not carrying his bat every day.  Kieboom is plenty comfortable at SS. All he needs to be is adequate with a good bat while Turner is out. Then Dozier is an endangered species, either if he fails or if he does well (trade bait).

Dozier has been hitting .237/.341/.500 since his three hit game. That's pretty much his career line.

I think you're right. I think they bring him up to try him out at SS.

Offline imref

  • Posts: 28433
  • 1B: The New Hot Corner
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #73: April 26, 2019, 10:22:12 AM »
Dozier has been hitting .237/.341/.500 since his three hit game. That's pretty much his career line.

I think you're right. I think they bring him up to try him out at SS.

Yep, Kieboom is coming up to be our every-day SS until Turner returns.  If he rakes, then they'll have to figure out if they want to shift him to second and cut Dozier loose.

Offline JCA-CrystalCity

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 26426
  • Platoon - not just a movie, a baseball obsession
Re: Roster Moves 2019
« Reply #74: April 26, 2019, 10:23:55 AM »
do we have any long term injury guys who are not on the 60 day IL already?  Koda to the 60 day DL?

from 4 days ago, he's just throwing from flat ground.

https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/nationals-koda-glover-throwing-off-flat-ground/