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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2020)
« Reply #25: March 01, 2020, 12:58:33 PM »
Hitting his prime
The Angels will have 18 WAR between Trout and Rendon this year.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2020)
« Reply #26: March 01, 2020, 01:15:40 PM »
The Angels will have 18 WAR between Trout and Rendon this year.


And still miss the playoffs.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2020)
« Reply #27: March 01, 2020, 03:34:29 PM »

And still miss the playoffs.

:crackup:  So true!

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2020)
« Reply #29: April 09, 2020, 07:28:47 PM »
Mark Reynolds retires.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2020)
« Reply #30: April 26, 2020, 02:44:34 PM »
Via mlbtr:

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The Blue Jays have made mental performance a major aspect of their player development system at both the Major League and minor league levels, with eight-year MLB veteran John Lannan was hired as the newest member of the six-person mental performance department this past January.  As The Athletic’s John Lott (subscription required) writes, Lannan went back to school to study sports psychology after retiring in August 2017, and realized the subject matter was instantly relatable to the modern player.  “Once I was going into all these deep dives into sports psychology, it just brought to mind a lot of situations throughout my career, where it started to make sense why I might have felt the way I felt and what I could have probably done about it if I’d known more about the subject,” Lannan said.  Lott outlines the Jays front office’s philosophy about the benefits of mental performance, and how the department’s role has now evolved with players stuck at home waiting out the pandemic.



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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2020)
« Reply #33: June 25, 2020, 10:03:27 PM »
10 years ago today Edwin Jackson threw a 149 pitch no hitter.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2020)
« Reply #34: June 26, 2020, 07:40:41 PM »
White Sox release Matt Skole

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2020)
« Reply #35: June 29, 2020, 10:20:20 PM »
Phillies released Drew Storen.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2020)
« Reply #36: June 30, 2020, 10:03:48 AM »
desi opts out of playing in 2020.  Report said it costs him $5.5MM.  Is he still  on that absurd Rockies contract?

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2020)
« Reply #37: June 30, 2020, 10:32:53 AM »
desi opts out of playing in 2020.  Report said it costs him $5.5MM.  Is he still  on that absurd Rockies contract?

Yes. I'm actually kind of proud of the few players who have opted out for one reason, three of the four known (at the time of me writing this) are or were Nats. Joe Ross, Zim, and Desi. For all the garbage "clubhouse cancer" arguments from past Nats teams, I feel that with three of the players opting out coming through the Nats, it might say something about the organization in a very small way.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2020)
« Reply #38: June 30, 2020, 10:48:58 AM »
Desmond posted a long explanation on his instagram account (i_dez20).  He said he's taking the season off because he has a pregnant wife and four young children, and he wants to rebuild the Sarasota Baseball Academy that he went through as a child, and that is now in disarray.

His post covers his upbringing in a broken family, experiences with racism (he's mixed-race), inequality, and his views on current events.  He talks about working with a child at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy who was shot to death at age 18. It is heartbreaking.  He also talks about the culture of the game and how players have to be reserved and can't express themselves.  He praises Davey Johnson for telling him to be himself.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2020)
« Reply #39: June 30, 2020, 11:01:56 AM »
Desmond posted a long explanation on his instagram account (i_dez20).  He said he's taking the season off because he has a pregnant wife and four young children, and he wants to rebuild the Sarasota Baseball Academy that he went through as a child, and that is now in disarray.

His post covers his upbringing in a broken family, experiences with racism (he's mixed-race), inequality, and his views on current events.  He talks about working with a child at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy who was shot to death at age 18. It is heartbreaking.  He also talks about the culture of the game and how players have to be reserved and can't express themselves.  He praises Davey Johnson for telling him to be himself.
Sounds like he will be productive with his time.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2020)
« Reply #40: June 30, 2020, 12:20:56 PM »
Desmond is awesome and a great Nat.