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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #175: May 26, 2021, 09:33:18 AM »
https://www.mlb.com/news/billy-mckinney-traded-to-mets

Mets are going to need to find some pitching, Syndergard came out of his rehab start with pain.

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #176: May 26, 2021, 03:37:43 PM »
Ozuna dislocated his finger

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #177: May 27, 2021, 12:55:59 PM »
Syndergaard shut down for 6 weeks.

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #178: May 27, 2021, 01:26:32 PM »
Phillies defense is atrocious.  Rivals how bad their bullpen was last year.

https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/phillies/phillies-defense-implodes-marlins-once-again-latest-loss-miami-aaron-nola

"For the record, the Phils entered the game ranked last in the majors in defensive runs saved (DRS), according to Fangraphs. The Phils were at minus-32 DRS. The next closest team, the Angels, were at minus-24. The Phillies were the only team in the NL East with a minus rating. The Nationals and Mets both had 28 DRS to rank second and third in the majors, the Marlins were 10th with 13 DRS and the Braves were 14th with 6."

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #179: May 27, 2021, 01:26:55 PM »
Syndergaard shut down for 6 MONTHS.

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #180: May 27, 2021, 02:03:36 PM »
Phillies defense is atrocious.  Rivals how bad their bullpen was last year.

https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/phillies/phillies-defense-implodes-marlins-once-again-latest-loss-miami-aaron-nola

"For the record, the Phils entered the game ranked last in the majors in defensive runs saved (DRS), according to Fangraphs. The Phils were at minus-32 DRS. The next closest team, the Angels, were at minus-24. The Phillies were the only team in the NL East with a minus rating. The Nationals and Mets both had 28 DRS to rank second and third in the majors, the Marlins were 10th with 13 DRS and the Braves were 14th with 6."
wait - our defense is supposed to be good?

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #181: May 27, 2021, 02:19:45 PM »
wait - our defense is supposed to be good?
Apparently so. 

The defensive stats are always a bit of voodoo to me but the Nats are not a bad defensive team.

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #182: May 27, 2021, 02:41:42 PM »
Apparently so. 

The defensive stats are always a bit of voodoo to me but the Nats are not a bad defensive team.
They are better than expected

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« Reply #183: May 27, 2021, 02:44:00 PM »
They are better than expected
Castro is good at third and Harrison is better than expected at 2B.  Treason has improved as has been discussed here.  And Schwarber is not as terrible as you said he was going to be. 

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #184: May 27, 2021, 02:47:48 PM »
He's already -1 DRS and its not even Memorial Day

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #185: May 27, 2021, 02:48:11 PM »
They are better than expected
I like to look at opponents BABIP against our pitchers.  That too suggests pretty good defense as we are 7th or so. 

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« Reply #186: May 27, 2021, 02:48:22 PM »
He's already -1 DRS and its not even Memorial Day
Better than expected. 

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #187: May 28, 2021, 07:05:57 PM »
Snicker reporting Soroka isnt coming back this season

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #188: May 28, 2021, 08:36:40 PM »
Snicker reporting Soroka isnt coming back this season
Trade them Max.  They have some nice prospects. 

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« Reply #189: May 28, 2021, 09:07:05 PM »
Trade them Max.  They have some nice prospects. 
Id rather send Max to the Red Sox Triston Casas

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« Reply #190: May 29, 2021, 12:44:01 PM »
Id rather send Max to the Red Sox Triston Casas
nice call.  I sort of would prefer to find a fix at another position rather than first, TBH.  I believe it is easier to find a low-budget older FA who can hit at that position than at up the middle or 3rd. I don;t know if he was moved off 3rd because he can't play there or because of Devers blocking that spot. 

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« Reply #191: May 29, 2021, 01:51:21 PM »
nice call.  I sort of would prefer to find a fix at another position rather than first, TBH.  I believe it is easier to find a low-budget older FA who can hit at that position than at up the middle or 3rd. I don;t know if he was moved off 3rd because he can't play there or because of Devers blocking that spot. 
We have Garcia, Kieboom, Turner, Antuna, and Cruz. We have nothing at first base after Bell leaves.

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« Reply #192: May 29, 2021, 02:01:20 PM »
We have Garcia, Kieboom, Turner, Antuna, and Cruz. We have nothing at first base after Bell leaves.
we have Bell for at least another year.  We have him under control as long as we have Turner under control. There's always 1st basemen available as FAs.  Catcher would be another position to look at (I'll go out on a limb and say Robles will control that position for a number of years).  I've lost faith in Kieboom as a 3d base bat, and I'm not convinced any of the others can carry that position.  If Antuna pans out, he's only nailing down one of 2d/SS/3d after Turner is gone. 

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #193: May 29, 2021, 02:26:31 PM »
Casas is better than any thing else we'd get. I mean, maybe the Cards are desperate and give up Gorman. Having a good niddle of the order bat under team control during Soto's prime would actually give the Nats a consistent lineup.

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #194: May 29, 2021, 02:28:28 PM »
Soto is likely heading to 1B as well at some point.

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« Reply #195: May 29, 2021, 04:32:43 PM »
Casas is better than any thing else we'd get. I mean, maybe the Cards are desperate and give up Gorman. Having a good niddle of the order bat under team control during Soto's prime would actually give the Nats a consistent lineup.

not going to argue too much. Let's see who gets into the bidding. If it were a choice, I'd still go for a big bat at a defensive position rather than first, but I would not kick about Casas. If Sale is on track, then the Sox might not be that aggressive

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #196: May 29, 2021, 05:41:10 PM »
not going to argue too much. Let's see who gets into the bidding. If it were a choice, I'd still go for a big bat at a defensive position rather than first, but I would not kick about Casas. If Sale is on track, then the Sox might not be that aggressive
Casas is the best prospect you can reasonbly get with Scherzer, and thats with the Nats eating a lot of salary. For a third baseman, youre probably looking at someone really young, like the Cards Walker.

I think the Sox would be absolutely retarded to not be aggressive. Their starting pitching is crap and theyre in a pennant race. Not to mention that having someone better than Nick Pivetta in your playoff roation gives you a better chance of succeeding.

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« Reply #197: May 30, 2021, 01:41:13 AM »
We have Garcia, Kieboom, Turner, Antuna, and Cruz. We have nothing at first base after Bell leaves.

lol.  We have nothing with Bell.   RZ is 10 times the player of Bell

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #198: June 01, 2021, 07:57:02 AM »
Mets on fire

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Re: 2021 NL East
« Reply #199: June 01, 2021, 10:31:29 AM »
Mets on fire
the idea that both ATL and NYM were going to underperform long enough for the Nats not to address issues was folly