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Offline varoadking

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #150: December 02, 2013, 08:57:10 PM »
Way to bring us down :(

No crap...he managed to find a cloud in the silver lining...

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #151: December 02, 2013, 08:57:16 PM »
Disagree, Espinosa seemed to suck the life out of this team when he played last year, I was hoping he'd be traded before the new season but that seems unlikely now.

He sucked the life out of all of us when he played last year.

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #152: December 02, 2013, 08:57:29 PM »
the Tigers are a loser franchise i'd be pissed if i was a fan of theirs, the way they are shedding salary in a window where they could win

Kinsler for fielder might be a positive for them.  Not this trade though.

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #153: December 02, 2013, 08:57:35 PM »
Harper and Werth going on the shelf and LaRoche sucking sucked more life out of the team than Espinosa did.
True, maybe I've developed an irrational dislike for Espinosa.

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #154: December 02, 2013, 08:58:12 PM »
That is a STEAL. Unless the Tigers know something we don't, this is a huge win for Rizzo. Trading spare parts for what will be the best number 4 starter in baseball. Unbelievable.

Once upon a time Lopez, Kearns, Morgan, and Milledge were all steals.

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #155: December 02, 2013, 08:58:39 PM »
are they just shedding salary as fast as possible to make a free agent signing- I can't think of another reason for this trade from the tigers side

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #156: December 02, 2013, 08:59:47 PM »
This opens a spot for Zach Walters

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #157: December 02, 2013, 08:59:55 PM »
True, maybe I've developed an irrational dislike for Espinosa.

I'm with ya.   The other guys mentioned disappointed   ...   Espinosa pure buzz killer.

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #158: December 02, 2013, 09:00:41 PM »
Once upon a time Lopez, Kearns, Morgan, and Milledge were all steals.

Fister isn't a prospect, he's a legitimate Major League starter. This is like adding a JZim or Gio.

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #159: December 02, 2013, 09:01:08 PM »
are they just shedding salary as fast as possible to make a free agent signing- I can't think of another reason for this trade from the tigers side
Bowden says they are clearing salary for something else.

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #161: December 02, 2013, 09:02:22 PM »
This opens a spot for Zach Walters

Was also thinking this. Switch-hitter(?) with real power, though not Espinosa's defense. 

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #162: December 02, 2013, 09:02:25 PM »
Espinosa seemed to suck the life out of this team when he played last year...

Put as well as anyone might...that is exactly what he did...

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #163: December 02, 2013, 09:02:29 PM »
I can't believe we had to let go of the Krol thing :(

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #164: December 02, 2013, 09:03:19 PM »
Man I'm so pumped. I will miss Lombo though. Columbia represent!

I do think it kinda of makes sense to keep Espy on as a utility guy though. His potential dwarfs Lombo's. Even when he was his absolute worst as a hitter, he's much better defensively at SS and 2B and a better base runner. And now and then he can run into one. I don't hate that as a bench guy.

Definitely still need a LOOGY and another decent bench hitter. Get an upgrade to the starting lineup and you really hit the home run though...

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #165: December 02, 2013, 09:03:23 PM »
I can't believe we had to let go of the Krol thing :(

He didn't have a breaking ball (yet). Without it, we saw what happened the longer he stuck around.

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #166: December 02, 2013, 09:03:37 PM »
I hope this means Corey Brown gets a shot to be one of the lefty bench bats.

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #167: December 02, 2013, 09:04:21 PM »
Bowden says they are clearing salary for something else.

doesn't change the fact that we got an amazing deal

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #170: December 02, 2013, 09:05:14 PM »
Once upon a time Lopez, Kearns, Morgan, and Milledge were all steals.

You don't like the deal?

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Re: Nationals acquire Doug Fister from Tigers
« Reply #171: December 02, 2013, 09:05:44 PM »
No, a hypothetical Espinosa at .180 or whatever is still better than a .250 Lombo with no defense, speed or power.

(1) Espinosa's only fielding advantage over Lombo is a stronger arm. Not a big deal unless he plays SS. Since Espinosa can't hit, he amounts to a late-inning fielding replacement for Rendon. If Rendon moves to 3B and RZim to 1B, then there's is a hole at 2B. (I don't believe Cano will sign with the Nats)

(2) The Nats lacked lefty pitching last season, so packing off Ray won't help. Krol? Cedeno seemed better toward the end of the season. Still short on lefties. Maybe Rizzo will sign a couple?

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