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Offline whytev

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Re: Report: Wieters Nearing Deal with Nats
« Reply #200: February 26, 2017, 02:51:11 PM »
Yes there is added flexibility having a third legitimate (vs. emergency) catcher, and not having Taylor on the roster would be an added bonus.   However, this would leave us with only one legitimate infielder on the bench. Dusty would not be able to pinch hit Drew in late innings or he'd be left with nobody to play second, third,  or short if Murphy, Rendon, or Turner had to leave the game.

Unless we rock a six man 'pen. Considering how hard it is to name seven viable relievers, I don't hate this plan.

Bench:

Norris
Lobatón
Heisey
Lind
Drew
Taylor or Goodwin

Bullpen:

Kelley
Treinen
Glover
Gott
Pérez
Solis

Having Lind or Zimmerman come off the bench every day as platoon PHes or substitutions, and having Wieters or Norris as well means not being stuck for matchups late and close. More guys who can double-switch means Solis, Pérez, and Treinen are more likely to be able to grab that extra out or two, going 1.1 or 1.2 sometimes. 3 of our starters go 7 all the time. It's not the worst plan.