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The Clubhouse / Re: The Rotation: 2024
« Last post by JCA-CrystalCity on Today at 09:24:43 AM »
Talknats notes we rank 16th in starter era. That’s even with Corbin and Gray.
see the sunshine squad. Time to focus a bit on the whole staff stats.
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The Clubhouse / Re: The Sunshine Squad 2024
« Last post by JCA-CrystalCity on Today at 09:16:43 AM »
I was shocked that the Nats are 5th in pitching fWAR in MLB today.
https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders/major-league?pos=all&stats=pit&lg=all&qual=0&type=8&season=2024&month=0&season1=2024&ind=0&team=0,ts&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0

It's not just FIP that likes them (3.70). Staff ERA is now 3.97. They've been good at keeping the ball on the ground (8th at 44.4%) and have been able to keep flies from going out (5th in HR/FB at 9.6%). The latter might be a bit lucky, and they face ATL at a launching pad, but they are 10th in balls to center. I'm not sure of the FB/LD/GB breakdown on that, but that's the deepest part of the park. They are kind of middling on pulled balls (12th) but I'd imagine a lot of that is on the ground.
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The Clubhouse / Re: The Rotation: 2024
« Last post by JCA-CrystalCity on Today at 09:13:02 AM »
Can we move him to the bullpen now?  If he performs well in short or middle relief, it's the ONLY possible way another team might be interested in him at the trading deadline.  Otherwise it's going to be an UGLY scene if he sticks around as his contract expiration approaches.
I will go out on a limb and say he gets 2 more starts before we reach a decision point. There is no minor leaguer who has shown he's ready to take his slot in the rotation and Cavalli and Gray are several weeks away from being considered. Even if you view him as a "7th or 8th" starter, we kind of need him now.

Note that the little flip they did in the rotation of him and Parker not only lined up Parker against the tougher hitting team, but also will make it feasible to skip Corbin when we get out of the 17 games in 17 days stretch we are in. The way the rotation lined up, the next off day would be Corbin's 5th day when he would be due to start (June 10). They can skip him and just keep Parker on his 5th day (june 11) if they want. It probably would be too soon to start Gray or Cavalli on Saturday June 15, but you could maybe see a Herz / Ward / Rutledge that day if they are going well.
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The Out of Town Scoreboard / Re: NL East 2024
« Last post by Slateman on Today at 08:48:29 AM »
Brutal for Acuna


Feeling like Rizzo can package Williams and Rosario to the Braves
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The Red Loft / Re: NBA 2023-24
« Last post by HalfSmokes on Today at 08:06:05 AM »
The more significant injuries were Giannis and Embiid. Donovan Mitchell got hurt also and I believe Jarrett Allen didn’t play in the series. Celtics are built to absorb their own injuries. Give Stevens credit for building a great roster.

No team is built to win despite their best player going down. If Tatum misses a series, they lose, the same way the Bucks lose if Giannis is hobbled or the 76ers lose if(really when) Embid goes down
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The Red Loft / Re: NBA 2023-24
« Last post by Natsinpwc on Today at 08:02:22 AM »
yes. There's * to beating Miami without Butler and Indiana without Halliburton, but of course the Celts weren't at full strength either without Porzingis and with Holiday limited playing sick.
The more significant injuries were Giannis and Embiid. Donovan Mitchell got hurt also and I believe Jarrett Allen didn’t play in the series. Celtics are built to absorb their own injuries. Give Stevens credit for building a great roster.
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The Red Loft / Re: NBA 2023-24
« Last post by Natsinpwc on Today at 07:59:42 AM »
Luka just in another world.   Worried about Lively, though
Everyone in the Celtics path has suffered a major injury.  Get ready.
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Gameday Threads / Re: Nationals vs Mariners, Game 3
« Last post by English Natsie on Today at 05:16:33 AM »
'Oh Mr Woo
What shall I do?
I've got those Weems pitching at Nationals Park blues...'   ;)

(one for UK readers... :D )
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The Red Loft / Re: cycling in 2018 & beyond
« Last post by English Natsie on Today at 04:05:21 AM »
As entirely expected,  Pogacar cruises to victory in the Giro - his winning margin is the greatest since 1965. Thomas now publicly accepting that his team leading days are over.
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The Clubhouse / Re: The Rotation: 2024
« Last post by sixthree175 on Today at 02:13:38 AM »
Corbin's already accrued 10+ years of service time.  He'll likely retire after the season.  Look for an ERA around 6.0.  I'd make him a #5 to start the season, then move him to mop-up duties sometime in June or July.
Can we move him to the bullpen now?  If he performs well in short or middle relief, it's the ONLY possible way another team might be interested in him at the trading deadline.  Otherwise it's going to be an UGLY scene if he sticks around as his contract expiration approaches.
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