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Offline Slateman

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So here we are. There's a blow it up thread here: https://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=39261.0

No rumors yet, but I think the Nats are in a unique situation. They're three games back, the hitting is starting to come around, and Stras is coming back.

Furthemore, Ynoa just went on the IL with a broken hand. Half the Mets OD roster is on the IL. The Phillies are the only real threat in the NL East for the next month or so.

The Nats are a good to great bat from winning the division. I dont think they can get in on a wild card spot. I also think it would he a huge gamble to bet on the rotation and Soto and Turnet staying healthy.

But Kris Bryant playing third and hitting behind Soto and Turner would make this team contenders.

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Bryant is the obvious target.  I assume ChC will insist on one of Rutledge or Cavalli in a package. 

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if you put Bryant at 3rd, that means moving Castro to 2nd, Harrison to the bench, and DFA's Mercer, right?

Bryant: .303   .396   .636
Harrison: .298   .381   .433

Doesn't seem like Bryant would be all that much of an improvement for what we'd have to trade to get him.

Offline Natsinpwc

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if you put Bryant at 3rd, that means moving Castro to 2nd, Harrison to the bench, and DFA's Mercer, right?

Bryant: .303   .396   .636
Harrison: .298   .381   .433

Doesn't seem like Bryant would be all that much of an improvement for what we'd have to trade to get him.
200 slugging points is a lot.  Plus do we really think Harrison can keep up the production in a full time role?

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200 slugging points is a lot.  Plus do we really think Harrison can keep up the production in a full time role?

probably not, but Bryant is a bit above career averages as well.  Bryant would be an improvement, but as a short-term rental at a cost of Cavelli?  I'm not sure it's worth it.  Maybe if we get him to agree to sign an extension, and we can get him for say Cronin, Rutledge, and Kieboom?

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Bryant is the obvious target.  I assume ChC will insist on one of Rutledge or Cavalli in a package. 
Do it. The Nats dont develop pitching so it doesnt matter.

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200 slugging points is a lot.  Plus do we really think Harrison can keep up the production in a full time role?
We do not. And thats play.  Ideally, you would use Harrison as originally intended and then give him some starts in LF against LHP.

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I’d rather keep cavalli.  Henry could also easily end up in that conversation around the deadline if he looks starterish

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Do it. The Nats dont develop pitching so it doesnt matter.
This isn’t an unfair point.

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2021 is like 2019 - the Nats relievers are not helping the team

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Lock this thread

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Dont know why this is the buyers thread but mods gonna mod

Anyway, the division is in shambles. Rizzo needs to sell out for another run

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Dont know why this is the buyers thread but mods gonna mod

Anyway, the division is in shambles. Rizzo needs to sell out for another run

Division is in shambles and we’re the shambliest

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Dont know why this is the buyers thread but mods gonna mod

Anyway, the division is in shambles. Rizzo needs to sell out for another run
:lol:  Read your opening post. Just following your lead. 

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:lol:  Read your opening post. Just following your lead. 
Read the title. You're a lawyer, you're supposed to be able to do that

Offline Slateman

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Division is in shambles and we’re the shambliest
We're not. We're Bryant away from winning it

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We're not. We're Bryant away from winning it

Chicago is 2.5 back, they are probably going to be buyers as well.

Offline zimm_da_kid

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We're not. We're Bryant away from winning it

Well we’re in last so aren’t the teams ahead of us < Bryant away from winning it?

We wouldn’t be the only no east team adding in this scenario.  We would need to out add the other teams.  And they have more to offer

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Well we’re in last so aren’t the teams ahead of us < Bryant away from winning it?

We wouldn’t be the only no east team adding in this scenario.  We would need to out add the other teams.  And they have more to offer
Then out add them. Its not hard. They wanted Cavali or Rutledge to start the season. Do it now, start scoring runs, start piling up wins

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Read the title. You're a lawyer, you're supposed to be able to do that
:roll:

I don't have a stake here. If you want this general, ok.


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Sell sell sell! 

Offline Duke of Earl

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Schwarber and Bell are playing way below expectations and it's not unreasonable to expect improvement. With both playing at their level of expectation, this is a winning lineup. No moves necessary.  Castro is playing great third base I'd hate to see that talent wasted at second, and I wouldn't want Harrison out of the lineup.

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TBH. at this point, I'm not sure you can say Schwarber is playing below expectations.  He's up to .221 / .321 / .443.  For his career he's .229 / .325 / .475.  This is a bounce back to career averages after a down year.  He should get his 25-30 HRs.  The outlier with him is 2019, his  38 HR year.

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Schwarber and Bell are playing way below expectations and it's not unreasonable to expect improvement. With both playing at their level of expectation, this is a winning lineup. No moves necessary.  Castro is playing great third base I'd hate to see that talent wasted at second, and I wouldn't want Harrison out of the lineup.

Castro is playing great?   News to me.   Zero power, doesn’t get on base