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I could only think of Giolito and Treinen. Who else comes to mind. I'm just referring to players we felt would never make it in a Nats uni. Both were traded but we couldn't fix them while they were here.
Pedro Severino as a catcher.

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Pedro Severino as a catcher.
That's it ???? C'mon JCA your memory is better than that.

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That's it ???? C'mon JCA your memory is better than that.
was going to say Derrek Norris, Brad Peacock, and Jesus Luzardo, but 2 of those guys were never even called up to the majors.  Peacock wasn't really a bust here; rather, he was packaged early on.  Dane Dunning is another one who never was called up.  Felipe Vazquez (Romero) for Melancon.  Daniel Johnson looks like a major leaguer (traded for Gomes) but was sent down to game his service time.

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was going to say Derrek Norris, Brad Peacock, and Jesus Luzardo, but 2 of those guys were never even called up to the majors.  Peacock wasn't really a bust here; rather, he was packaged early on.  Dane Dunning is another one who never was called up.  Felipe Vazquez (Romero) for Melancon.  Daniel Johnson looks like a major leaguer (traded for Gomes) but was sent down to game his service time.

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I'll take the return on that one. Actually, I can't kick too much about Peacock and Norris (with Milone and Cole) for Gio.

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Actually got me thinking about who were the worst FA signings by the Nats and you have to factor in the money and length of time they were here.? I came up with Weiters , Rodriguez and Papelbon. Should we start a new thread?

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We didnt sign Papelbon. We trade Nick Pivetta to the Phillies for  him.

I still think Werth was a bad signing.

Soriano was awful.

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Actually got me thinking about who were the worst FA signings by the Nats and you have to factor in the money and length of time they were here.? I came up with Weiters , Rodriguez and Papelbon. Should we start a new thread?
Didn’t Papelbon come in a trade? He was only here a couple months.

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Didn’t Papelbon come in a trade? He was only here a couple months.

He was here for parts of 2 seasons, IIRC...

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Didn’t Papelbon come in a trade? He was only here a couple months.

Yep, for nick pivetta

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I think I loved that signing. 2 years, $5mm a year?

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Less effort than burning trash bags of dollar bills, so there is that
I think I loved that signing. 2 years, $5mm a year?

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Now that Carter Kieboom is sent down along with Luis Garcia, and probably Starlin Castro and Jordy Mercer, with maybe some Harrison and Perez thrown in, it's time to restart our 3d base thread.
Over offseason, I said a few times I wanted the Nationals to sit tight at 3B. Let's give it some time. If Strasburg, Scherzer, Corbin are dealing, we can go hunting for a 3rd baseman over the summer. If we struggle out of the gates, try out time with minor leaguers and street free agents in the second half.

There wasn't an ideal option in free agency or offseason trade market to address 3B. An infield relying on Harrison, Castro, and Mercer for two of the spots is boring and leaves your lineup shallow, but it also isn't going to kill the season over the course 50 or 60 games.