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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #575: November 18, 2019, 03:42:37 PM »
I read it as something much more encouraging: it's the middle of November, and the Post has to fill column inches.  Yet, in the middle of the season for the other 3 major professional sports, they're filling it with Nats non-news.  Gone, hopefully forever, are the days where summer sports pages were dominated by discussion of which long snapper might be the backup for the Redskins' pre-season, or of the human interest story of Rex Grossman's barber.   For me, that's something worth a toast.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #576: November 18, 2019, 03:59:08 PM »
Last year Rizzo came out like gang busters with multiple signings. The fact that he hasn’t this year makes me feel good about Rendon and Strasburg.
Last year Rizzo knew Harper wasn’t coming back. Now he has to wait until he sees what happens with those two guys.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #577: November 18, 2019, 04:05:36 PM »
:clap: :cheers:
I want to read stories about who Trea is letting sign his cast, will Gerardo Parra host next year's Shark Week, and Kurt Suzuki's mom's traditional spam recipes for Thanksgiving.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #578: November 18, 2019, 04:59:21 PM »
Last year Rizzo came out like gang busters with multiple signings. The fact that he hasn’t this year makes me feel good about Rendon and Strasburg.
Last year Rizzo knew Harper wasn’t coming back. Now he has to wait until he sees what happens with those two guys.

He did jack crap until the winter meetings last year

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #579: November 18, 2019, 05:52:32 PM »
He did jack crap until the winter meetings last year

well, there were Barraclaugh and Rosenthal.  Which I guess were indeed crap. :)

Corbin was early December.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #580: November 18, 2019, 05:54:12 PM »
well, there were Barraclaugh and Rosenthal.  Which I guess were indeed crap. :)

Corbin was early December.
Corbin, Adam's, and Gomes all happened after the winter meetings.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #581: November 18, 2019, 06:01:26 PM »
Don't know if I missed any:

10 Oct Barraclough trade
03 Nov Rosenthal signing
20 Nov Suzuki signing
30 Nov Gomes trade
07 Dec Corbin signing
12 Dec Rainey trade
18 Dec Adams signing
27 Dec Sanchez signing
13 Jan Dozier signing
08 Feb Hellickson re-signing
14 Mar Sipp signing
13 Apr Jennings signing

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #582: November 18, 2019, 06:34:31 PM »
Last year Rizzo came out like gang busters with multiple signings. The fact that he hasn’t this year makes me feel good about Rendon and Strasburg.
Last year Rizzo knew Harper wasn’t coming back. Now he has to wait until he sees what happens with those two guys.

excellent point.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #583: November 18, 2019, 07:16:59 PM »
Also, it may be relevant that we didnt deal with Boras for our free agent signings

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #584: November 18, 2019, 07:49:57 PM »
He did jack crap until the winter meetings last year

He acquired 4 players before the end of November.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #585: November 18, 2019, 07:51:07 PM »
He acquired 4 players before the end of November.
Two of them were terrible. Maybe he learned his lesson.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #586: November 18, 2019, 09:37:30 PM »
He acquired 4 players before the end of November.
He made one major move on the last day of November. He also had a month extra to work on them.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #587: November 19, 2019, 06:24:06 PM »
He made one major move on the last day of November. He also had a month extra to work on them.

I'm willing to bet that he had lots of irons in the fire while the playoffs rolled on. I mean, He's not Bruce Allen.  :mg:

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #588: November 19, 2019, 08:57:43 PM »
I wish we could just enjoy this.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #589: November 19, 2019, 09:13:14 PM »


More than a lot of people thought.

I think Rizzo isnt doing anything because he cant do anything until Rendon and Strasburg are handled. And Boras is going to drag that out as long as possible to get the most money.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #591: November 20, 2019, 06:51:50 AM »
Parra signs in Japan. Baby Shark goes to NPB.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/11/gerardo-parra-signs-japan-npb-yomiuri-giants.html

That was quick... and sort of makes me sadder than I expected. I'll miss you baby shark

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #592: November 20, 2019, 07:18:01 AM »
I'm really surprised. Decent utility player, solid pinch hitter. I thought he'd find a home somewhere in majors.

He'll be on my list of possibles for first pitch honorees next Nationals postseason.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #593: November 20, 2019, 07:46:12 AM »
Parra signs in Japan. Baby Shark goes to NPB.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/11/gerardo-parra-signs-japan-npb-yomiuri-giants.html
He's hit the big time in Japan going to the Giants.  Bet he got a nice payday.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #595: November 20, 2019, 08:04:56 AM »
Parra signs in Japan. Baby Shark goes to NPB.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/11/gerardo-parra-signs-japan-npb-yomiuri-giants.html

Glad he's not going to a rival. It does mean Sanchez needs to ID a new Stras-hug conspirator.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #596: November 20, 2019, 08:36:27 AM »
Probably means Taylor is our 4th OF next year.
Might deal Taylor for salary flexibility.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #597: November 20, 2019, 08:51:17 AM »
The year ended with Taylor ascending, Parra descending. Best of luck to him.

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #598: November 20, 2019, 09:09:57 AM »
when do decisions on offering arbitration have to be made?  my guess is they try to resign Taylor for a pay cut or else they may decline arbitration.  Stevenson I think is penciled in for the roster as the lefty OF PH / 4th OF now. 

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Re: Hot Stove: 2019-2020 Offseason
« Reply #599: November 20, 2019, 09:31:03 AM »
when do decisions on offering arbitration have to be made?  my guess is they try to resign Taylor for a pay cut or else they may decline arbitration.  Stevenson I think is penciled in for the roster as the lefty OF PH / 4th OF now. 
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