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Re: Non-COVID Medical Issues - 2020
« Reply #100: September 09, 2020, 03:05:00 PM »
Can we call Noll "Grassy"?
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« Reply #101: September 09, 2020, 03:53:16 PM »
Howie retires after this year, right? Guy can't stay on the field DH'ing in the 60-game season. It was so awesome that he blew away all his career averages last year.

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« Reply #102: September 09, 2020, 04:36:54 PM »
Howie retires after this year, right? Guy can't stay on the field DH'ing in the 60-game season. It was so awesome that he blew away all his career averages last year.

I imagine the Nats will offer him another 1 year deal. He'll either take that or retire.

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« Reply #103: September 09, 2020, 04:52:31 PM »
Howie has a mutual option on his contract

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« Reply #104: September 09, 2020, 05:22:37 PM »
Howie has a mutual option on his contract

Correct, thanks.  It is for $6.5 million.  I imagine the Nats will pick that up.

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Re: Non-COVID Medical Issues - 2020
« Reply #105: September 09, 2020, 09:03:52 PM »
Howie has a mutual option on his contract
How does a mutual option have any meaning?  Remember Adam Lind?   

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« Reply #106: September 09, 2020, 09:29:28 PM »
How does a mutual option have any meaning?  Remember Adam Lind?   
A mutual option is an optional year at the end of a contract. In order for the optional year to become guaranteed, both parties must agree to exercise the option.

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« Reply #107: September 10, 2020, 12:07:25 PM »
A mutual option is an optional year at the end of a contract. In order for the optional year to become guaranteed, both parties must agree to exercise the option.
63175's point still stands, that is basically meaningless. 

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« Reply #108: September 10, 2020, 12:32:33 PM »
63175's point still stands, that is basically meaningless.

With a straight-up mutual option (no buyout if the team declines it), it's obviously rarely going to be exercised. 

But occasionally it'll land in a range where the option is for roughly what the player and team both think he'll get on the open market but neither wants to take the risk of being wrong.  And the most frequent time that happens is with old, injury-risk hitters who can still hit a little but often can't stay healthy - for example, Aramis Ramirez and Jason Giambi had mutual options that both sides picked up near the ends of their careers.  Kendrick is in the sweet spot for that, though I suspect the team declines unless the murmurs are that the DH is coming back next year.

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« Reply #109: September 10, 2020, 09:30:26 PM »
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« Reply #110: September 11, 2020, 02:31:11 PM »
Placeholder for Doo.

Doolittle to the IL, Ben Braymer recalled.

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« Reply #111: September 11, 2020, 03:02:07 PM »
With a straight-up mutual option (no buyout if the team declines it), it's obviously rarely going to be exercised. 

But occasionally it'll land in a range where the option is for roughly what the player and team both think he'll get on the open market but neither wants to take the risk of being wrong.  And the most frequent time that happens is with old, injury-risk hitters who can still hit a little but often can't stay healthy - for example, Aramis Ramirez and Jason Giambi had mutual options that both sides picked up near the ends of their careers.  Kendrick is in the sweet spot for that, though I suspect the team declines unless the murmurs are that the DH is coming back next year.

Cots list Kendrick’s contract as $4M for 2020 with a mutual $6.5M or a $2.25M buyout for 2021.

As I understand it, the AAV would be calculated at $5.25 per season if the option is used but $3.125M per season if the buyout is exercised. Or to put it simply, it adds luxury tax flexibility.



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« Reply #112: September 12, 2020, 09:16:01 PM »
Rainey out with forearm tightness. MRI came back clean.

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Re: Non-COVID Medical Issues - 2020
« Reply #113: September 15, 2020, 04:19:43 PM »
Rainey to the 10-day IL (flexor strain), Aaron Barrett returns.


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« Reply #114: September 15, 2020, 04:51:14 PM »
Cots list Kendrick’s contract as $4M for 2020 with a mutual $6.5M or a $2.25M buyout for 2021.

As I understand it, the AAV would be calculated at $5.25 per season if the option is used but $3.125M per season if the buyout is exercised. Or to put it simply, it adds luxury tax flexibility.

Yep.  I wasn't aware there was a buyout. 

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Re: Non-COVID Medical Issues - 2020
« Reply #115: September 15, 2020, 04:58:41 PM »
Barrett just had a kid too

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Re: Non-COVID Medical Issues - 2020
« Reply #116: September 17, 2020, 07:14:08 PM »
Eaton to the IL with a fractured finger. That will likely be the last we see of him.  Holt returns.

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« Reply #117: September 17, 2020, 09:22:03 PM »
Eaton to the IL with a fractured finger. That will likely be the last we see of him.  Holt returns.
Similar to how we parted ways with Dennard Span. 

In a way I feel bad for Eaton.  He never really made much money and now he's got to prove himself all over again.  Gettin' too old for that crap.

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« Reply #118: September 17, 2020, 09:38:42 PM »
Especially after how he performed in the series. He was a monster.

Similar to how we parted ways with Dennard Span. 

In a way I feel bad for Eaton.  He never really made much money and now he's got to prove himself all over again.  Gettin' too old for that crap.

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« Reply #119: September 17, 2020, 09:44:36 PM »
Similar to how we parted ways with Dennard Span. 

In a way I feel bad for Eaton.  He never really made much money and now he's got to prove himself all over again.  Gettin' too old for that crap.
He's gonna end up with over 30 million . . .

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« Reply #120: September 17, 2020, 10:08:45 PM »
Why do people feel Eaton will be gone? Who would play RF?

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« Reply #121: September 17, 2020, 10:13:25 PM »
Why do people feel Eaton will be gone? Who would play RF?
10 million dollar option and, as of right now, the Nats have about 160 million committed next season and need to get a first baseman, a starting pitcher, a closer, and a RFer

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« Reply #122: September 17, 2020, 10:29:37 PM »
10 million dollar option and, as of right now, the Nats have about 160 million committed next season and need to get a first baseman, a starting pitcher, a closer, and a RFer
Well he is the RF.  Are they really going to get anyone decent cheaper than $10 million.  I mean he would have had $9.5 million this year if a full season.

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Re: Non-COVID Medical Issues - 2020
« Reply #123: September 17, 2020, 10:38:22 PM »
Well he is the RF.  Are they really going to get anyone decent cheaper than $10 million.  I mean he would have had $9.5 million this year if a full season.
I mean, they could run Taylor out there and get a ~.670 OPS

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« Reply #124: September 17, 2020, 10:42:45 PM »
I mean, they could run Taylor out there and get a ~.670 OPS
Or Andrew Stevenson.

They will convince Zimm to come back for one more season for first base. They will sign a starting pitcher and probably a catcher on the cheap. I don’t see them signing any bullpen help. Harris and Hudson are both under contract so not going anywhere.