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Offline sixthree175

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #225: November 04, 2019, 07:05:02 PM »
I think we just don’t know- it’s possible the lerners love winning and double down, it’s also possible that old man Lerner has a trophy, declares mission accomplished and runs the team to maximize profit. My guess is nothing changes - high, but not necessarily highest budget team- but no one outside of the Lerner family knows right now
Ironically they built up capital by staying under the threshold in 2019.  I'm sure they wouldn't hesitate to go over it in 2020 if the conditions were right. 

Stras MUST stay.  He's going to be 32 in July 2020, so his market value is limited.  Beyond Stras, everything else is fluid. 

Bullpen is in need of some serious help.  This cannot be overstated.
 
It's Kieboom time at second base. I've already written off Rendon.  Third base needs to be occupied by a high quality replacement for Rendon.
 
At catcher, Zuki needs to be complemented by someone better than Rawdy Read. 

Voth showed much promise at the end of 2019.  He will likely be a good 5th starter, with Fedde as an insurance policy. 

Yes, Thames would be an excellent choice to complement Zim (assuming Zim doesn't ride off into the sunset).


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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #226: November 04, 2019, 07:08:42 PM »
Ironically they built up capital by staying under the threshold in 2019.  I'm sure they wouldn't hesitate to go over it in 2020 if the conditions were right. 

Stras MUST stay.  He's going to be 32 in July 2020, so his market value is limited.  Beyond Stras, everything else is fluid. 

Bullpen is in need of some serious help.  This cannot be overstated.
 
It's Kieboom time at second base. I've already written off Rendon.  Third base needs to be occupied by a high quality replacement for Rendon.
 
At catcher, Zuki needs to be complemented by someone better than Rawdy Read. 

Voth showed much promise at the end of 2019.  He will likely be a good 5th starter, with Fedde as an insurance policy. 

Yes, Thames would be an excellent choice to complement Zim (assuming Zim doesn't ride off into the sunset).

Zimm is staying. Having Juan Soto step up into the 3rd spot is going to be quite nice. But you cant just easily replace 30+ HR and 100+ RBIs with a Kieboom. You gotta find someone like Rendon if you cant retain his services. Cabrera is a candidate because I think he can give you 25+ hr and 90 rbi.

This FA is going to be tricky because the Nats have to retain Stras because 2 ACES will take you to the playoffs.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #227: November 04, 2019, 07:09:02 PM »
"his market value is limited"
:lmao: :lmao:

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #228: November 04, 2019, 07:11:20 PM »
"his market value is limited"
:lmao: :lmao:
Due to his age.  Just a fact of life.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #229: November 04, 2019, 07:12:29 PM »
Due to his age.  Just a fact of life.
Dude, right now, at least two teams would offer him 6 years, 200 million

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #230: November 04, 2019, 07:14:34 PM »
Due to his age.  Just a fact of life.
Modern medicine/rehab has proven that guys can go well into their late 30s. As long as he keeps his velocity, Stras will hit 200 wins imo.

Ovechkin is 34 and could crack the top 10 in goals scored this year it seems.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #231: November 04, 2019, 07:18:45 PM »
Such a better vibe in this thread than when we were hoping for Fielder it Teixeria- kind of funny how times change
It's even better when certain Nats fans eat all the negative words they said about this season, and in general. Now they look silly as the Nats won the world series.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #232: November 04, 2019, 07:23:34 PM »
Dude, right now, at least two teams would offer him 6 years, 200 million
I disagree, but we'll know soon enough.

I see the White House thread has been locked.  I hope this thread doesn't end up locked or we'll be SOL for the winter.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #233: November 04, 2019, 07:24:45 PM »
I see the White House thread has been locked.  I hope this thread doesn't end up locked or we'll be SOL for the winter.

Why would this thread be locked? :shrug:

The White House thread was locked for obvious reasons that were stated going in.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #234: November 04, 2019, 07:27:36 PM »
Why would this thread be locked? :shrug:

The White House thread was locked for obvious reasons that were stated going in.
That was a joke.  I forgot to add a damn emoji.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #235: November 04, 2019, 07:38:13 PM »
Didn’t I read that Freddy Galvis is a FA. Great candidate to replace Dozier.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #236: November 04, 2019, 07:49:30 PM »
Qualifying Offers:

Gerrit Cole
Josh Donaldson
Marcell Ozuna
Madison Bumgarner
Will Smith
Zack Wheeler
Anthony Rendon
Stephen Strasburg
Jake Odorizzi
Jose Abreu

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #237: November 04, 2019, 07:52:22 PM »
At least we get all of the draft picks

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #238: November 04, 2019, 07:56:30 PM »
That was a joke.  I forgot to add a damn emoji.

:babyshark:

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #239: November 04, 2019, 08:00:25 PM »
We can just trade for Mookie and play him at 2B

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #240: November 04, 2019, 08:02:32 PM »
We can just trade for Mookie and play him at 2B

 :hysterical:

With what prospects could we pull that off?

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #241: November 04, 2019, 08:11:53 PM »
I think Eric Thames would be a great addition, not just for his bat. As an offensive player, he is basically a three-true-outcome slugger like Adams. I am far from a expert at reading the various defensive metrics out there, but he seems to be a reasonably good first baseman. But beyond this, from what I've seen in interviews and a segment he did with Lauren Shehadi visiting Koreatown in NYC, his personality would be a good fit with the team. He wouldn't just complement Zimmerman on the field, but guys like Eaton and Kendrick (and I hope we keep him) in the dugout. Absent any actual Korean players on the roster, with his KBO experience and some knowledge of Korean, he could be an asset in reaching out to potential fans in Virginia's Korean community, which is 3rd largest in the nation. Thames might cost too much for the team, though.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #242: November 04, 2019, 08:29:56 PM »
Didn’t I read that Freddy Galvis is a FA. Great candidate to replace Dozier.
Nope Cincy picked up his option but he would have been a great stopgap at 2b. Id actually rather move him to SS and move Turner to 2b.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #243: November 04, 2019, 08:31:17 PM »
I think Eric Thames would be a great addition, not just for his bat. As an offensive player, he is basically a three-true-outcome slugger like Adams. I am far from a expert at reading the various defensive metrics out there, but he seems to be a reasonably good first baseman. But beyond this, from what I've seen in interviews and a segment he did with Lauren Shehadi visiting Koreatown in NYC, his personality would be a good fit with the team. He wouldn't just complement Zimmerman on the field, but guys like Eaton and Kendrick (and I hope we keep him) in the dugout. Absent any actual Korean players on the roster, with his KBO experience and some knowledge of Korean, he could be an asset in reaching out to potential fans in Virginia's Korean community, which is 3rd largest in the nation. Thames might cost too much for the team, though.
Pay him 7.5 mil. he hit 25hrs in just under 400ABs last year

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #244: November 04, 2019, 08:41:02 PM »
What would Starlin Castro cost? I like his always splita. I certainly think he would be more productive than Dozier was .  . .
I like this idea too.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #245: November 04, 2019, 09:02:42 PM »
I like this list ..

2. Anthony Rendon (3B, Age 29): He might have made more money for himself with postseason excellence since Carlos Beltran tantalized the Mets while in an Astros uniform 15 years ago. Prediction: Washington Nationals, seven years, $232 million.

3. Stephen Strasburg (RHP, Age: 31): He might have made more money for himself with postseason excellence…yeah, the Nats’ elite players really were something in October, weren’t they? Prediction:Washington Nationals, six years, $182 million.

20. Will Smith (LHP, Age: 30): When Aroldis Chapman stayed with the Yankees, it made Smith the top closer available. Prediction: Washington Nationals, three years, $40 million.

29. Howie Kendrick (IF, Age: 36): The postseason hero showed that he has plenty left in his 36-year-old tank. Prediction: Washington Nationals, one year, $6 million.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2019/11/04/ranking-mlbs-top-30-free-agents-and-predicting-where-theyll-sign/amp/

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #246: November 04, 2019, 09:11:36 PM »
Bring back Rendon, Strasburg and Howie like in the above post.

Re-sign Hudson to a 2 year deal
Re-sign Cabrera to a 1 year deal

Sign

Closer- Will Smith
1B- Eric Thames
C- Travis D'Arnauld.

Done.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #247: November 04, 2019, 09:13:36 PM »
somehow, I think 6 years, $35MM AAV, with an option for a 7th, I think gets Rendon.  Higher AAV than Arenado and I think the highest AAV for a position player.  If Rendon is real about not wanting to play too long, then maybe the AAV is the thing.  Heck, give him $36MM so it is  a higher AAV than Max, if there's an ego thing.

As for Stras, I hate going long for pitchers, so I'd hope 6 years, $30MM AAV would be good for him, but he's a total free agent.  That's still a discount to whatever stupid money NYY, SD, LAA, or PHI will put on the table, so maybe give him another opt out or two.
I agree. Especially in Stras's case, with his career history of being out for lengthy stretches.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #248: November 04, 2019, 09:14:48 PM »
Bring back Rendon, Strasburg and Howie like in the above post.

Re-sign Hudson to a 2 year deal
Re-sign Cabrera to a 1 year deal

Sign

Closer- Will Smith
1B- Eric Thames
C- Travis D'Arnauld.

Done.
Travis D'Arnaud--yuck.
No to Cabrera. 

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #249: November 04, 2019, 09:17:07 PM »
Bring back Rendon, Strasburg and Howie like in the above post.

Re-sign Hudson to a 2 year deal
Re-sign Cabrera to a 1 year deal

Sign

Closer- Will Smith
1B- Eric Thames
C- Travis D'Arnauld.

Done.

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