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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3975: April 17, 2019, 10:37:50 AM »
Rizzo's big offseason moves:

Rosenthal: 2.0 IP, 40.50 ERA, -0.7 WAR (unplayable)
Dozier: .152/.220/.217, 13 OPS+, -0.7 WAR (unplayable and his inflexibility is killing our roster)
Yan Gomes & Kurt Suzuki: each has a 62 OPS+ (cool guys that we banked on being league-average)

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3976: April 17, 2019, 10:47:19 AM »
Rizzo's big offseason moves:

Rosenthal: 2.0 IP, 40.50 ERA, -0.7 WAR (unplayable)
Dozier: .152/.220/.217, 13 OPS+, -0.7 WAR (unplayable and his inflexibility is killing our roster)
Yan Gomes & Kurt Suzuki: each has a 62 OPS+ (cool guys that we banked on being league-average)

:clap:

At least Barraclough hasn't been useless, but it's SSS on all this.  The team is 7-8 despite the hot mess above, having Difo at SS, and going 1-3 in Scherzer's starts.   This will get better - which it needs to, as Rendon isn't going to hit .450.

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« Reply #3977: April 17, 2019, 11:01:52 AM »
At least Barraclough hasn't been useless, but it's SSS on all this.  The team is 7-8 despite the hot mess above, having Difo at SS, and going 1-3 in Scherzer's starts.   This will get better - which it needs to, as Rendon isn't going to hit .450.

Of course it's early, so part of this is tongue-in-cheek, but there's not really a real argument to say "Rosenthal is better than this" or that Dozier isn't permanently cooked like he looked for most of last year. It's possible Rizzo sunk close to $20 million on two non-rosterable players.

Balance out Rendon regression with Soto improvement, and maybe Zimmerman will get off the interstate by May 1.

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3978: April 17, 2019, 11:27:24 AM »
Rizzo's big offseason moves:

Rosenthal: 2.0 IP, 40.50 ERA, -0.7 WAR (unplayable)
Dozier: .152/.220/.217, 13 OPS+, -0.7 WAR (unplayable and his inflexibility is killing our roster)
Yan Gomes & Kurt Suzuki: each has a 62 OPS+ (cool guys that we banked on being league-average)

:clap:
Corbin doesn’t count?

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3979: April 17, 2019, 11:28:05 AM »
Of course it's early, so part of this is tongue-in-cheek, but there's not really a real argument to say "Rosenthal is better than this" or that Dozier isn't permanently cooked like he looked for most of last year. It's possible Rizzo sunk close to $20 million on two non-rosterable players.

Balance out Rendon regression with Soto improvement, and maybe Zimmerman will get off the interstate by May 1.

Dozier worries me more than Rosenthal.  Rosenthal is coming off a year layoff and he still throws 100 with movement, and indeed he looks to be sloooooowly putting pieces into place.   Dozier looks lost.  Tons of swing and miss, tons of pounding the ball into the ground.  Again, SSS, but dude looks way off right now.

Corbin doesn’t count?

Corbin's almost a different category from the short-term fix type signings listed.  Given what they're paying him, he better be good, and he better be good for a while.  But it was odd to exclude him nonetheless.

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3980: April 17, 2019, 11:35:16 AM »
Dozier worries me more than Rosenthal.  Rosenthal is coming off a year layoff and he still throws 100 with movement, and indeed he looks to be sloooooowly putting pieces into place.   Dozier looks lost.  Tons of swing and miss, tons of pounding the ball into the ground.  Again, SSS, but dude looks way off right now.

Kendrick ought to be the starter now.

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« Reply #3981: April 17, 2019, 06:57:16 PM »
Kendrick ought to be the starter now.

Until old man Howie pulls something

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3982: April 17, 2019, 11:39:31 PM »
Corbin doesn’t count?

He does, I meant to include a line about him looking good. But signing the unanimous best pitcher on the market doesn't get a ton of credit from me tbh

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« Reply #3983: April 18, 2019, 07:50:02 AM »
He does, I meant to include a line about him looking good. But signing overpaying for the unanimous best pitcher on the market doesn't get a ton of credit from me tbh

Fixed

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3984: April 18, 2019, 09:24:54 AM »
For all Rizzo’s issues with the bullpen, at least he fixed the catching position.

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« Reply #3985: April 18, 2019, 09:29:08 AM »
For all Rizzo’s issues with the bullpen, at least he fixed the catching position.
Did he though?

Wilson Ramos: .321   /.393/.396; 10 million   
Nats Catchers: .238/.290/.413; 11 million

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« Reply #3986: April 18, 2019, 10:04:37 AM »
Did he though?

Wilson Ramos: .321   /.393/.396; 10 million   
Nats Catchers: .238/.290/.413; 11 million

To be fair, Suzuki/Gomes are a way, way higher bet to make it through the season than Ramos.

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« Reply #3987: April 18, 2019, 10:24:32 AM »
To be fair, Suzuki/Gomes are a way, way higher bet to make it through the season than Ramos.
Very, very true.

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3988: April 18, 2019, 05:16:22 PM »
To be fair, Suzuki/Gomes are a way, way higher bet to make it through the season than Ramos.

And they've both already made plays at the plate that Wilson couldn't make in his dreams.

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3989: April 18, 2019, 05:49:21 PM »
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@dougherty_jesse
There’s a new quote on the wall as you walk down the steps and into the Nationals dugout (from the clubhouse):

“You’re either in, or you’re in the way.” - Mike Rizzo

How lame? How desperate? If my boss put that sign up it'd be covered in boogers. Making threats to guys with guaranteed contracts is not a bright move. Time to move on and give a new GM a try.

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3990: April 18, 2019, 06:05:12 PM »
How lame? How desperate? If my boss put that sign up it'd be covered in boogers. Making threats to guys with guaranteed contracts is not a bright move. Time to move on and give a new GM a try.

Yeah, this is not a way to lead a team of professionals.

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« Reply #3991: April 18, 2019, 09:07:49 PM »
How lame? How desperate? If my boss put that sign up it'd be covered in boogers. Making threats to guys with guaranteed contracts is not a bright move. Time to move on and give a new GM a try.

Agreed

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3992: April 18, 2019, 10:18:27 PM »
How lame? How desperate? If my boss put that sign up it'd be covered in boogers. Making threats to guys with guaranteed contracts is not a bright move. Time to move on and give a new GM a try.

So if Soto wants an extension without deferrals, he can say he’s out and get traded?

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3993: April 23, 2019, 10:25:24 AM »
Ten years of futility and there's one common denominator.

He put together some good teams, but in the final analysis, he's the George McPhee of the Nats.

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« Reply #3994: April 23, 2019, 10:45:16 AM »
Ten years of futility and there's one common denominator.

He put together some good teams, but in the final analysis, he's the George McPhee of the Nats.

At least George McPhee won a playoff series.

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3995: April 23, 2019, 04:25:30 PM »
Easier to do when your league lets 16 in the postseason.

But I won't disagree that McPhee compared favorably to Rizzo.

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3996: May 02, 2019, 08:20:06 AM »
At what point is it fair to place the blame on the guy assembling the team?

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Re: Fire Rizzo
« Reply #3997: May 02, 2019, 08:31:00 AM »
At what point is it fair to place the blame on the guy assembling the team?
It's time, but more so for hiring Davey Martinez.  I don't know how he could have come away impressed after interviewing DM.  I also think calling up Kieboom at this point seems to be a bit of a reach, but Difo is also not a guy want to start for 2 months .  The bullpen?  Yep, that too.

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« Reply #3998: May 02, 2019, 08:33:53 AM »
I'd change the manager first, but at some point they're going to have to clean house.

At what point is it fair to place the blame on the guy assembling the team?

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« Reply #3999: May 02, 2019, 10:24:29 AM »
At what point is it fair to place the blame on the guy assembling the team?

The fact that he is 100% immune to any and all criticism is incredible. The day a Washington Post writer/columnist even mentions that he may have messed up will be the first.

He built this team with no depth, not to mention the revolving door of managers. I don't blame him for Dusty getting let go, but hiring Martinez essentially immediately seems to be an enormous mistake.