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Offline hammondsnats

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #125: August 24, 2008, 03:48:11 PM »
Kearns sucks.

As for Hill, yeah just shut him down.  Someone made a good point a while back to convert him to a reliever.  That could be an intriguing option.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #126: August 24, 2008, 03:48:33 PM »
We will make the playoffs before they do. No doubt. They are so old it's crazy. Very little young talent.

I am going to agree with Ronny on this one.  I think the Orioles have a lot more going for them than us, at this point.  They actually have a really good farm system and were able to cash in on the Bedard trade last year.  The Nats and the Orioles are both in real tough divisions, so I think it is tough to say which team will make the playoffs first, but IMO the Orioles are in a much better position than us (I mean c'mon last place)

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #127: August 24, 2008, 03:49:16 PM »
Who could they add? Maybe Espinosa? There isn't much in terms of pitching that they could call up from Hagerstown.

They can recall guys from Harrisburg, can't they?

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #128: August 24, 2008, 03:49:17 PM »
We will make the playoffs before they do. No doubt. They are so old it's crazy. Very little young talent.

They have plenty of young talent. Maybe not guys who were expected to be good, but they have some solid pitching prospects now. Plus, they have plenty of offense in the minors, and they'll have even more now that all of their vets have raised their value. Believe it or not, their farm system might be better than ours now.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #129: August 24, 2008, 03:50:58 PM »
I am going to agree with Ronny on this one.  I think the Orioles have a lot more going for them than us, at this point.  They actually have a really good farm system and were able to cash in on the Bedard trade last year.  The Nats and the Orioles are both in real tough divisions, so I think it is tough to say which team will make the playoffs first, but IMO the Orioles are in a much better position than us (I mean c'mon last place)
The O's are a last place team too. They'll never finish ahead of the Yankees/Sox/Rays. Look at how mediocre the Mets/Phils are. They are old teams too. The NL East is up for grabs.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #130: August 24, 2008, 03:51:19 PM »
Alright, Zimm-Milledge-Belliard, lets do something this inning!

Offline expos96

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #131: August 24, 2008, 03:52:37 PM »
That was pitch nr 100 for Bergmann for 6 innings.

Beside the horrible 2nd inning, he has done worse.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #132: August 24, 2008, 03:53:05 PM »
The O's are a last place team too. They'll never finish ahead of the Yankees/Sox/Rays. Look at how mediocre the Mets/Phils are. They are old teams too. The NL East is up for grabs.

a last place team (61-67), but not THE last place team (46-84).

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #133: August 24, 2008, 03:53:12 PM »
quality start. Not great but not bad either. If we had any offense he'd probably be a winner.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #134: August 24, 2008, 03:53:37 PM »
That was pitch nr 100 for Bergmann for 6 innings.

Beside the horrible 2nd inning, he has done worse.


does 'nr' mean number?

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #135: August 24, 2008, 03:53:53 PM »
a last place team (61-67), but not THE last place team (46-84).
Yeah, but do you really see them finishing ahead of the Yankees, R Sox and Rays any time soon? And even the Jays for that matter?

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #136: August 24, 2008, 03:55:17 PM »
Another Orioles' note. Did you guys hear about how they are turning Loewen into an outfielder next season? Supposidly he was an awesome hitter.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #137: August 24, 2008, 03:55:42 PM »
The A's were idiotic for dealing Harden. Almost criminal that they gave him away for almost nothing in return.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #138: August 24, 2008, 03:55:46 PM »

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #139: August 24, 2008, 03:56:03 PM »
Yeah, but do you really see them finishing ahead of the Yankees, R Sox and Rays any time soon? And even the Jays for that matter?

I just think they have a better chance than we do, for at least the next two years.  After that, maybe my mind will change, depending on what kind of moves we make and who can accumulate value in the minors.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #140: August 24, 2008, 03:56:46 PM »
Yeah, but do you really see them finishing ahead of the Yankees, R Sox and Rays any time soon? And even the Jays for that matter?

If they get some more pitching they can compete w/ those teams. Their offense will be fine.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #141: August 24, 2008, 03:57:20 PM »
Another Orioles' note. Did you guys hear about how they are turning Loewen into an outfielder next season? Supposidly he was an awesome hitter.
Yeah, I heard that. The O's rotation is shaky. Cabrera is never going to cut it. Guthrie is good. Liz is a bust. They have some young guys but I doubt they are ready.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #142: August 24, 2008, 03:57:50 PM »
Another Orioles' note. Did you guys hear about how they are turning Loewen into an outfielder next season? Supposidly he was an awesome hitter.

Interesting.  While we are on the subject of other teams, I am very interested to see the guy that the A's signed this year from the DR.  The reports I have read on what he may be capable of are insane.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #143: August 24, 2008, 03:58:08 PM »
I just think they have a better chance than we do, for at least the next two years.  After that, maybe my mind will change, depending on what kind of moves we make and who can accumulate value in the minors.
I don't think so. The O's have no chance to make the playoffs in the foreseeable future. If we ever have a real time we'll have a legit shot at winning our division. Heck, 10-15 games over .500 will do it.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #144: August 24, 2008, 03:58:12 PM »
The A's were idiotic for dealing Harden. Almost criminal that they gave him away for almost nothing in return.

I couldn't believe they got Gaudin w/ him. He could still end up being a good one, too.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #145: August 24, 2008, 03:58:51 PM »
Jeez, Harden just made us look stupid that inning.  That should be one of the last chances we have to score.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #146: August 24, 2008, 03:59:07 PM »
Another Orioles' note. Did you guys hear about how they are turning Loewen into an outfielder next season? Supposidly he was an awesome hitter.

He was a pretty solid contact hitter, not much power though.  He's a good athlete so he should make the transition. 

And we are getting owned out there.  Maybe the most impressive pitching performance of the season I've seen against our Nats.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #147: August 24, 2008, 03:59:49 PM »
 1 2 3 -  all k's.

Luckily it's his last...

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #148: August 24, 2008, 03:59:56 PM »
Yeah, I heard that. The O's rotation is shaky. Cabrera is never going to cut it. Guthrie is good. Liz is a bust. They have some young guys but I doubt they are ready.

Watch out for Troy Patton (they got him in the Tejada trade). He would be in their rotation right now had he not gotten injured.

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Re: Nationals @ Cubs, Game 3
« Reply #149: August 24, 2008, 04:00:11 PM »
This team is worthless. Zim and Belliard take fastballs right down the middle for strike 3 while Milledge swings at ball 4 in the dirt for strike 3.