Author Topic: Report: Wieters Nearing Deal with Nats  (Read 12781 times)

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Offline Ray D

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Re: Report: Wieters Nearing Deal with Nats
« Reply #200: February 27, 2017, 06:36:44 AM »
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.

A six-man pen makes sense only if there is a good reason for it.  I don't think that Taylor/Godwdin is a good enough reason.