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« Reply #25: January 25, 2021, 11:45:26 AM »
Nats get a Hand job--nice.

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Wackers like me get very excited when there’s another Hand around to help out.   :punch:

Awesome! Love this move. 🍻 :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #26: January 25, 2021, 12:49:42 PM »
Guess the addition of Brad Hand spells the end for Sean Doolittle.
I'll be sad to see the Doctor go but Brad sure could be an awesome signing.
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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #27: January 25, 2021, 01:14:12 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/01/24/nationals-brad-hand/

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He arrives in Washington after Rainey took a giant step. Rainey, who is still making a pre-arbitration salary, was the club’s best reliever in 2020. Kyle Finnegan, another young righty, put himself in the mix to make the team as a middle reliever. The Nationals underachieved last year, finishing 26-34 because of injuries, an unbalanced offense and subpar seasons from Scherzer, Corbin, Hudson and Doolittle, who struggled before straining his oblique in September. Harris came around after a rough start. The choppy, pandemic-altered schedule was hard on pitchers, and that was especially apparent in Washington.

But that’s another way Hand was an outlier this past summer. He thrived for an Indians team more interested in saving money than trying to win. With the Nationals, he will headline a bullpen that includes Hudson, Harris, Rainey, Finnegan, Wander Suero and one of Joe Ross, Erick Fedde or Austin Voth in long relief. Martinez will be asked to name a closer in the early days of spring training in West Palm Beach, Fla. It’s a safe bet that he will deflect, saying he has three pitchers — even four — to count on for big outs. The “closer” label is always discussed more externally than it is among teams.

Adding Hand leaves one spot for Kyle McGowin, Ryne Harper, Dakota Bacus and lefty Sam Clay to joust for in West Palm. Perhaps nonroster invitees such as Javy Guerra or veteran lefty Luis Avilán could make a case. Or perhaps, sensing opportunity in a stalled market, Rizzo will sift through the dozens of free agent relievers still likely to sign for low-cost, one-year deals.

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #28: January 25, 2021, 02:23:38 PM »
Guess the addition of Brad Hand spells the end for Sean Doolittle.
I'll be sad to see the Doctor go but Brad sure could be an awesome signing.
Go Nats!

we still could use another LHP

Right now, the bullpen locks are Rainey, Suero, Harris, Hand, Hudson and whoever of Fedde/Voth/Ross don't get the #5 rotation slot. 

The only other lefty options on the 40-man are Sam Clay, Seth Romero, and Ben Braymer

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #29: January 25, 2021, 02:27:42 PM »
A Doolittle bounceback would fit in nicely. He won't command much, either.

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #30: January 25, 2021, 02:36:02 PM »
we still could use another LHP

Right now, the bullpen locks are Rainey, Suero, Smith, Harris, Hand, Hudson and whoever of Fedde/Voth/Ross don't get the #5 rotation slot. 

The only other lefty options on the 40-man are Sam Clay, Seth Romero, and Ben Braymer

Smith??

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #31: January 25, 2021, 02:38:14 PM »
Smith??
harris.  i make the same mistake all the time.  gives me the willies.

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #32: January 25, 2021, 02:38:52 PM »
Will

https://youtu.be/LbNPDlCLPPo?t=85

doh, I typed will smith out of habit, then added Harris but forgot to take out smith. :)

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #33: January 25, 2021, 02:40:38 PM »
Couldn't execute my ninja edit...

https://youtu.be/LbNPDlCLPPo?t=85

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #34: January 25, 2021, 09:20:52 PM »
we still could use another LHP

Right now, the bullpen locks are Rainey, Suero, Harris, Hand, Hudson and whoever of Fedde/Voth/Ross don't get the #5 rotation slot. 

The only other lefty options on the 40-man are Sam Clay, Seth Romero, and Ben Braymer

Finnegan is an absolute lock.   Over Suero

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #35: January 26, 2021, 11:44:54 AM »
Looks like Hand will be wearing 52.

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #38: January 26, 2021, 02:19:56 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/JimBowdenGM/status/1354127483029712896

More deferred money

I figured we were tapped out on free agents. Does the deferral defer what we owe against the tax? Potentially opening up the door to a possible deal with a 3b?

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #40: January 26, 2021, 04:06:53 PM »
I figured we were tapped out on free agents. Does the deferral defer what we owe against the tax? Potentially opening up the door to a possible deal with a 3b?
no.  full charge on all guaranteed money hits this year.

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #41: January 26, 2021, 04:54:28 PM »
no.  full charge on all guaranteed money hits this year.

Thanks JCA.

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #42: January 27, 2021, 05:43:12 AM »
So where will Dr Doolittle end up ?

Guess the addition of Brad Hand spells the end for Sean Doolittle.
I'll be sad to see the Doctor go but Brad sure could be an awesome signing.
Go Nats!

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #43: January 27, 2021, 10:21:41 AM »
So where will Dr Doolittle end up ?

there's always employment for lefties.  It more or less depends on how much he wants to play (how low $ will he accept) and where.  I still think there's a decent likelihood he ends up here, or maybe Philly or another team that needs a lefty, but he's probably needing to go short and for middle relief money rather than a closer / high leverage contract.   

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #44: February 05, 2021, 10:47:06 AM »
Zuck is doing his Friday morning Q&A on the MASN site, in answering a question about Hand he notes that the team has some viable additional options against LHBs:

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Rainey was the best of them all, holding lefties to a .107/.138/.286 slash line. Wander Suero also was good: .163/.280/.209. As was Kyle Finnegan: .179/.333/.256.

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Re: Brad lends a Hand for 1 year, $10.5MM
« Reply #45: February 05, 2021, 12:07:11 PM »
Zuck is doing his Friday morning Q&A on the MASN site, in answering a question about Hand he notes that the team has some viable additional options against LHBs:

now let's check whether this is a small sample:
Rainey: 9 IP, 29 TBF
Suero: 12.1 IP, 50 TBF
Finnegan: 10 Ip 48 TBF

Yup.

In 2019, Rainey's line was .261 /.420 / .522.

Suero actually is decent v. lefties over his career - .246 /.324/.323 over 65.2 IP and 279 TBF.