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How long in 2021 will Carter Kieboom last as the Nats third baseman?

Not to the end of Spring Training.  Replaced by trade, or someone beats him out.
5 (20.8%)
He'll be replaced by the end of May.  Quick hook after flailing.
10 (41.7%)
He'll be replaced by the end of July.  Either we upgrade to contend or want to try another guy we control next year.
0 (0%)
He'll make past 7/31, but we will try to another guy as a regular at 3rd by the end of the year.
0 (0%)
He will be a regular the entire year, either at 3rd or another infield position.
9 (37.5%)

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Offline DCFan

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Zim!

I have to wonder how much fairy dust was in Rizzo and Dave's eyes thinking they saw Kieboom as our starter at 3rd. Freaking ridiculous that they thought they could wish him into being our starter this year. And to not have a backup plan in place is bizarre.

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I have to wonder how much fairy dust was in Rizzo and Dave's eyes thinking they saw Kieboom as our starter at 3rd. Freaking ridiculous that they thought they could wish him into being our starter this year. And to not have a backup plan in place is bizarre.
Castro is the plan. Harrison at 2B. 

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Sending him down was really the only thing that made sense. 

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Sending him down was really the only thing that made sense.
When a guy has been highly rated as a prospect you have to give him the chance in the spring.  He failed.  He might be one of those sure guys who misses. 

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Reid Brignac, Dallas McPherson, Carter Kieboom.  Not the biggest lock to bust.  He's still young.  At least the IL (or whatever they are calling the eastern AAA league)  may give a better read on his hitting than the PCL.

I'm liking the viejos 2.0 at 2d and 3d.  I'm kind of hoping they send down Garcia as well and go with Sanchez or Mercer as the backup infielder.  It means adding one to the 40 man roster, but I don't like the idea of Garcia not playing every day.

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Reid Brignac, Dallas McPherson, Carter Kieboom.  Not the biggest lock to bust.  He's still young.  At least the IL (or whatever they are calling the eastern AAA league)  may give a better read on his hitting than the PCL.

I'm liking the viejos 2.0 at 2d and 3d.  I'm kind of hoping they send down Garcia as well and go with Sanchez or Mercer as the backup infielder.  It means adding one to the 40 man roster, but I don't like the idea of Garcia not playing every day.
Garcia was sent down.  Mercer and Perez were kept on the roster.  Not sure Sanchez' status. 

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Garcia was sent down.  Mercer and Perez were kept on the roster.  Not sure Sanchez' status. 
Sanchez is not on the 40 man so he's back at Rochester.  I don't think he rights to refuse assignment.  with both Perez and Mercer sticking, it means only 4 outfielders. 

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Sanchez is not on the 40 man so he's back at Rochester.  I don't think he rights to refuse assignment.  with both Perez and Mercer sticking, it means only 4 outfielders. 
Harrison is the defacto 5th if Rizzo picks someone up .

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So who's on third now?
Assuming everyone's healthy, they probably go with Castro

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Mercer is starting today at third. Looks like it’s going to be a committee approach

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Mercer is starting today at third. Looks like it’s going to be a committee approach
I imagine Mercer gets time at 2d and 3d as he is the backup infielder and he's been a starting SS.  Perez I think has played some OF in the past, so either you'd see Mercer covering an infield spot and Harrison in the OF in a pinch, or you'll see Perez straight up as the 5th.

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Zuck reports Castro at third and Harrison at second is the plan. Mercer and Perez off the bench.

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gotta give Kieboom props for facing the media yesterday.

https://www.facebook.com/MASNNationals/videos/471525600868451/?notif_id=1616958997321939&notif_t=live_video&ref=notif

he at least said all the right things.

Offline Duke of Earl

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Sound like his problem is purely mechanical.  And he's trying to fix it on his own.  Where are the batting coaches?

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Kieboom and Garcia practiced at 2nd today per Zuckerman.

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Nice AB for Kieboom yesterday.

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Nice AB for Kieboom yesterday.
when he got down 2 strikes, he didn't let anything close get by him and worked a nice walk.

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Yea, the problem is he missed on two center cut fastballs

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Kyle Seager hitting .314/.385/.543 to start the season

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Kyle Seager hitting .314/.385/.543 to start the season
that is a lot of salary to take on when you have not locked up Turner.

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that is a lot of salary to take on when you have not locked up Turner.
I have like zero expectation Turner is back. I want to believe.

If we are in the hunt in a few weeks, let’s make a run for it.

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I have like zero expectation Turner is back. I want to believe.
so, I hate to agree with Slate, but if that's the case, then stack things while Soto, Turner, Schwarber and Bell are cheap.

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that is a lot of salary to take on when you have not locked up Turner.
Turner and Seager will be free agents at the same time.

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Turner and Seager will be free agents at the same time.
basically, this is a move for this year and next, then after that, we are stripped with a lot of cash.

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Kyle Seager hitting .314/.385/.543 to start the season
Those numbers offset the previous 10 seasons when he hit .250 or so?