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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #125: June 05, 2019, 06:45:09 PM »
Pedro Severino hits 3 home runs tonight. Batting .288 with OPS of .938

Being a Rangers fan I wanted to puke when I saw that.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #127: June 05, 2019, 06:59:09 PM »
Craig Stammen lit up by the Phillies in the EIGHTH inning today. Thanks Craig!! :asplode:

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #128: June 08, 2019, 01:16:25 AM »
Matt den Dekker retires.

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« Reply #129: June 10, 2019, 09:36:53 AM »
Batted cleanup for dreadful O's vs Astros yesterday. In addition to being stellar defensively, is batting .277 with 8 HRs in 2019.

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Re: Severino
« Reply #130: June 10, 2019, 10:03:49 AM »
Batted cleanup for dreadful O's vs Astros yesterday. In addition to being stellar defensively, is batting .277 with 8 HRs in 2019.

Good for him.  He's almost 26 and he was out of options after hitting .168 with no power in a half-season's worth of starts in DC last year.  It's hard to blame Rizzo for trying to sneak that through waivers.

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Re: Severino
« Reply #131: June 10, 2019, 12:40:25 PM »
My guess is the improved BA is due to feeling no pressure in Baltimore. The HRs are likely improved by playing half his games in OPACY. As for throwing out runners, his pct of runners caught stealing is 56%. Don't know what to attribute that improvement to.

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Re: Severino
« Reply #132: June 11, 2019, 12:35:13 AM »
Good for him.  He's almost 26 and he was out of options after hitting .168 with no power in a half-season's worth of starts in DC last year.  It's hard to blame Rizzo for trying to sneak that through waivers.

Yeah, I can't say I remember even one person on the board calling it bad, or even caring an iota. Those that did bother to comment were usually, 'Good,' or 'about time. Severino isn't the future of our catching.'

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Re: Severino
« Reply #133: June 11, 2019, 06:41:58 AM »
My guess is the improved BA is due to feeling no pressure in Baltimore. The HRs are likely improved by playing half his games in OPACY. As for throwing out runners, his pct of runners caught stealing is 56%. Don't know what to attribute that improvement to.

that's what he supposedly was. A great throwing catcher who put the ball in play alot.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #134: June 11, 2019, 08:47:03 AM »
that's what he supposedly was. A great throwing catcher who put the ball in play alot.
and run.

When he was with the Nats this spring, I had wondered why they did not give him time at other positions to make him a super-utility who could catch. 

I'm a Gomes fan, still, but I think not relying on an internal backup to Suzuki was a waste of money that could have gone to the pen.  I think there's a real question about how the money was spent below the top 5 players to round out the roster (Dozier, Rosenthal, Gomes, Sanchez).  In fairness, we will probably get what we thought we were getting out of these guys, except perhaps Rosenthal, but going with some internal options would have allowed us to bring in more arms and would have made coming up with a more pitching depth more likely.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #135: June 11, 2019, 09:49:12 AM »
I suspect that 56% Caught Stealing pct may come back to his numbers in the low 40s for the Nats. Or, do their pitchers do a better job of holding runners (if so, they can't do much else).

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #136: June 11, 2019, 10:34:11 AM »
and run.

When he was with the Nats this spring, I had wondered why they did not give him time at other positions to make him a super-utility who could catch. 

I'm a Gomes fan, still, but I think not relying on an internal backup to Suzuki was a waste of money that could have gone to the pen.  I think there's a real question about how the money was spent below the top 5 players to round out the roster (Dozier, Rosenthal, Gomes, Sanchez).  In fairness, we will probably get what we thought we were getting out of these guys, except perhaps Rosenthal, but going with some internal options would have allowed us to bring in more arms and would have made coming up with a more pitching depth more likely.

Wasn't going in on Gomes & Suzuki basically insurance in case one got hurt/did not perform? I think Rizzo wanted to avoid a situation where we had to play Kieboom/Severino for 80 games this year and Suzuki is old enough where you worry if he can hold up. So far Gomes seems like a waste of money but I think the decision-making had some merit.

That said, Gomes has been a dud, unfortunately.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #137: June 11, 2019, 11:11:22 AM »
and run.

When he was with the Nats this spring, I had wondered why they did not give him time at other positions to make him a super-utility who could catch. 

I'm a Gomes fan, still, but I think not relying on an internal backup to Suzuki was a waste of money that could have gone to the pen.  I think there's a real question about how the money was spent below the top 5 players to round out the roster (Dozier, Rosenthal, Gomes, Sanchez).  In fairness, we will probably get what we thought we were getting out of these guys, except perhaps Rosenthal, but going with some internal options would have allowed us to bring in more arms and would have made coming up with a more pitching depth more likely.

Because his offense had been so bad as to not even justify that.  It's not like he was killing the ball in the minors and then just flopped when they brought him up.  At least for this season, you'd be needing to carry a guy who was basically a third catcher still learning to play other positions, and he'd take the roster spot of...well, who exactly?  It'd almost have to be MAT, which seems like a bad plan unless Severino could magically learn to play CF quite well.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #138: June 11, 2019, 11:54:31 AM »
Because his offense had been so bad as to not even justify that.  It's not like he was killing the ball in the minors and then just flopped when they brought him up.  At least for this season, you'd be needing to carry a guy who was basically a third catcher still learning to play other positions, and he'd take the roster spot of...well, who exactly?  It'd almost have to be MAT, which seems like a bad plan unless Severino could magically learn to play CF quite well.
well, tbh, that's who I had in mind.  save $2.5MM . . .

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #139: June 27, 2019, 10:29:02 PM »
Trevor Rosenthal signs minor league deal with Tigers.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #140: June 28, 2019, 09:33:10 AM »
Trevor Rosenthal signs minor league deal with Tigers.

It would be so Nationals for a reliever to get injured and Rosenthal gets called up within the next three games, destroying us.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #141: June 28, 2019, 11:15:15 AM »
You mean by striking out hitters, or actually *striking* hitters?

It would be so Nationals for a reliever to get injured and Rosenthal gets called up within the next three games, destroying us.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #142: June 28, 2019, 11:51:07 AM »
You mean by striking out hitters, or actually *striking* hitters?


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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #143: June 28, 2019, 08:18:57 PM »
Our old buddy Ross Detwiler starting for the White Sox tonight

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #144: June 28, 2019, 10:00:04 PM »
Our old buddy Ross Detwiler starting for the White Sox tonight

5.0 IP, 2 ER, 3K

Picked off a runner too.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #145: July 05, 2019, 08:28:39 AM »
via MLB TR:

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SNY’s John Harper opines that trading Wilson Ramos should be a priority for the Mets at the deadline, citing defensive issues that have led multiple pitchers to prefer throwing to Tomas Nido. Both Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard look like they’ll be paired with Nido moving forward, Harper writes. He quotes one unnamed official who suggests that part of Syndergaard’s 2019 struggles have come from pitching up in the zone more, some of which could be tied to Ramos’ struggles to block pitches in the dirt following a significant knee surgery late in his Nationals tenure. There’s no clear indication in the report that New York will actually look to jettison Ramos, who is an objectively better hitter than Nido even in a down season. Ramos has slashed .275/.348/.414 with nine homers while the 25-year-old Nido has displayed a continued inability to get on base. In 180 career plate appearances, Nido is a .209/.233/.308 hitter, including a .263 OBP in 80 trips to the plate in 2019. Defensive prowess aside, a .233 OBP is a tough sell even for a backup. Nido has walked only six times in his career despite primarily hitting eighth ahead of the pitcher.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #146: July 05, 2019, 10:39:04 AM »
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Have to love that. Everyone else in baseball is talking about how the good pitchers are going up in the strike zone more often to be more effective. But not the Mets.  :hysterical:

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #147: July 05, 2019, 10:39:35 AM »
Our old buddy Ross Detwiler starting for the White Sox tonight
Didn’t know he was still in MLB. Good for him.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #148: July 05, 2019, 03:57:29 PM »
Didn’t know he was still in MLB. Good for him.

He pitched again last night and went 6, again with 2 ER.  His win this year was his first since 2016. 

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2019)
« Reply #149: July 06, 2019, 09:03:26 PM »
Little Gio lit up tonight.  4 hits, 5 walks, six runs in 4 IP

Eaton wins today!