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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #450: October 02, 2021, 12:34:41 PM »
Trea had a big night.  Still looks like they will end up in the wild card.  Against the Red hot Cards.  Carp is drooling. 

https://www.mlb.com/news/dodgers-beat-brewers-to-stay-alive-in-2021-nl-west-race

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #451: October 03, 2021, 09:15:10 AM »
At an OPS+ of 77 he better be damn good defensively.  Robles was at 69 this year. If he could reach 80 would we still be running him out of town?

If Robles hit .245 with 10 homers, a dozen stolen bases, and 50 RBIs, he might have been useful this year. Instead, here is MAT:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/taylomi02.shtml

Here is Robles, with a season or two worth demotion so he might become major-league ready:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/roblevi01.shtml

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #452: October 06, 2021, 03:29:49 PM »
At an OPS+ of 77 he better be damn good defensively.  Robles was at 69 this year. If he could reach 80 would we still be running him out of town?

He is.  Taylor is a damn good CF.  And Robles is also good enough defensively that he would be a viable MLB CF with approximately that offense too.  Taylor's career is pretty much the answer to that: he has a career OPS+ of 79 and yet he just got a multiyear deal for posting a season slightly below his career norms.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #453: October 06, 2021, 04:45:49 PM »
He is.  Taylor is a damn good CF.  And Robles is also good enough defensively that he would be a viable MLB CF with approximately that offense too.  Taylor's career is pretty much the answer to that: he has a career OPS+ of 79 and yet he just got a multiyear deal for posting a season slightly below his career norms.
So we should be happy if Robles can gain just a little offense and we can take advantage of his good D at bargain rates the next couple years. I'm all in. 

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #454: October 08, 2021, 05:08:27 PM »
Steven Souza Jr. makes the Dodgers NLDS roster.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #455: October 10, 2021, 06:47:32 PM »
So we should be happy if Robles can gain just a little offense and we can take advantage of his good D at bargain rates the next couple years. I'm all in. 

If Robles had hit .240 with a dozen homers this year he would not have been sent to Rochester to remember how to hit. If Robles can hit this spring, and not .200 with .600 OPS, he will be useful.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2021)
« Reply #456: October 10, 2021, 06:50:12 PM »
Meanwhile, Schwarber shows off his fielding...and then hits a homer.

https://www.mlb.com/news/kyle-schwarber-celebrates-fielding-groundout-in-alds-game-3