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Offline imref

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1350: September 09, 2019, 11:09:37 AM »
An arbitration-eligible 30-year-old reliever with a 6.36 ERA and no spot on the 40-man is about the most obvious non-tender candidate imaginable.  If you tendered him and he accepted, he'd take up a spot on the 40-man over the winter plus a guaranteed MLB contract.  If he decided to go to arbitration, you owe him a guaranteed MLB salary at the very minimum and probably more money. 

yeah, I agree there's no way they tender him.  Most likely outcome is he ends up somewhere on a minor league / ST invite deal, LH pitchers are always in demand, even if awful.

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1351: September 09, 2019, 11:11:17 AM »
yeah, I agree there's no way they tender him.  Most likely outcome is he ends up somewhere on a minor league / ST invite deal, LH pitchers are always in demand, even if awful.
Will they be in as much demand next year, with the rule change?

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1352: September 09, 2019, 11:15:33 AM »
Will they be in as much demand next year, with the rule change?

which rule?  26 man roster?

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1353: September 09, 2019, 11:16:59 AM »
which rule?  26 man roster?
Every reliever has to face at least three batters?

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1354: September 09, 2019, 01:07:17 PM »
Every reliever has to face at least three batters?

or pitch to the end of a half inning.  Yeah, probably does make the lefty specialist a bit less valuable.

From what I've read though, that rule isn't set in stone, the PA is trying to overturn it.

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1355: September 09, 2019, 01:26:49 PM »
With the present BP makeup who can we expect back next year besides Doolittle in a different role ? I know there are a few who are signed through next year or options that can be picked up by the club.

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1356: September 09, 2019, 01:28:34 PM »
With the present BP makeup who can we expect back next year besides Doolittle in a different role ?

That's a really great question, Bubba...

Offline Slateman

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1357: September 09, 2019, 01:37:43 PM »
With the present BP makeup who can we expect back next year besides Doolittle in a different role ? I know there are a few who are signed through next year or options that can be picked up by the club.
Doolittle
Suero
Strickland
Elias
Rainey
Barrett

I'm a little surprised that Justin Miller didn't get called up already, but maybe they're shutting him down for the season.


Offline Expos

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1359: September 11, 2019, 10:52:53 PM »
So Doolittle has been removed from the closers role and Hudson is closing now?

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1360: September 11, 2019, 10:56:26 PM »
So Doolittle has been removed from the closers role and Hudson is closing now?

It's about time for him to warm up.

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1361: September 11, 2019, 11:01:33 PM »
So Doolittle has been removed from the closers role and Hudson is closing now?

Yep

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1362: September 12, 2019, 06:28:09 AM »
So Doolittle has been removed from the closers role and Hudson is closing now?
I think he removed himself from the closers role.

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1363: September 12, 2019, 06:39:28 AM »
Is Hudson a FA after the season?

Rizzo has a lot of work to do this off-season by re-stocking the BP. I don't know why Fedde and Voth aren't plugged in. They seem not to be able to pitch more than 4-5 innings.

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1364: September 12, 2019, 07:10:29 AM »
Is Hudson a FA after the season?

Rizzo has a lot of work to do this off-season by re-stocking the BP. I don't know why Fedde and Voth aren't plugged in. They seem not to be able to pitch more than 4-5 innings.
He is. He will also 33 years old going into next season.

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1365: September 12, 2019, 09:06:40 AM »
He will also 33 years old going into next season.

So will Doolittle...gotta wonder if the Nats pick up his option given where he is...

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1366: September 12, 2019, 09:34:30 AM »
So will Doolittle...gotta wonder if the Nats pick up his option given where he is...
They will find out in the next couple weeks. Can't imagine going into the postseason with Hudson as the closer.

Offline Elvir Ovcina

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1367: September 12, 2019, 11:14:42 AM »
He is. He will also 33 years old going into next season.

And has had Tommy John twice.

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1368: September 12, 2019, 11:24:45 AM »
So Doolittle has been removed from the closers role and Hudson is closing now?

Would rather have Doolittle available to use anytime, anywhere TBH. We need him ready to go against any stud LHB considering we have no other options. I'm cool with it, and is actually a pretty decent sign from Davey that he's getting ready for the postseason.

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1369: September 12, 2019, 11:26:33 AM »
Would rather have Doolittle available to use anytime, anywhere TBH. We need him ready to go against any stud LHB considering we have no other options. I'm cool with it, and is actually a pretty decent sign from Davey that he's getting ready for the postseason.
Except for not having a closer

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1370: September 12, 2019, 01:41:09 PM »
Except for not having a closer

Exactly  :roll:  Doolittle is turning into a disappointment. Unless there's an injury that we don't know about? Why would a top tier closer on a playoff team want to take a back seat in the bullpen?

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1371: September 12, 2019, 01:50:59 PM »
Exactly  :roll:  Doolittle is turning into a disappointment. Unless there's an injury that we don't know about? Why would a top tier closer on a playoff team want to take a back seat in the bullpen?
Arm fatigue from overuse. Whether you want to consider that an injury or not. Hopefully he'll be over it soon, but meanwhile he's taking a back seat because he's smart enough and honest enough to realize that he wouldn't be doing anyone any good (him or the team) by pretending he's ok.

Offline imref

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1372: September 12, 2019, 04:54:26 PM »
Still no Holland?

Offline UMDNats

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1373: September 12, 2019, 05:37:57 PM »
Exactly  :roll:  Doolittle is turning into a disappointment. Unless there's an injury that we don't know about? Why would a top tier closer on a playoff team want to take a back seat in the bullpen?

Doolittle has said since Day 1 he doesn't care when he pitches he just wants to win games.

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Re: 2019 Bullpen
« Reply #1374: September 12, 2019, 06:04:00 PM »
Exactly  :roll:  Doolittle is turning into a disappointment. Unless there's an injury that we don't know about? Why would a top tier closer on a playoff team want to take a back seat in the bullpen?

As far as I can tell, he's lost velocity. He used to sit at 95 and hit didn't hit that last night once.