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Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Topic Start: August 03, 2021, 12:39:43 PM »
Onward and upward.  Or downward. 

Downward IS upward on this list

http://www.tankathon.com/mlb

pick     team     w-L           pct. GB#1 Streak    L10
5    Minnesota   44-62   .415   11.5   Lost 1   3-7
6    Miami           45-61   .425   12.5   Won 1   4-6
7    Kansas City   45-59   .433   13.5   Lost 3   6-4
8    Colorado          46-60   .434   13.5   Lost 1   4-6
9    Washington   49-57   .462   16.5   Lost 1   4-6

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Re: Re: Wander Suero Appreciation Thread
« Reply #1: August 03, 2021, 01:37:02 PM »
He will lead us past the Rockies for the 8th pick!  Rockies idiotically kept story and gray on expiring contracts.  Meanwhile we have our trusty tank commanders wander suero and Samuel clay!

I think they can pass Colorado, KC, and Miami and maybe even Minnesota to get down to 5. They all to some degree held on to some talent they could have traded.

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Re: Re: Wander Suero Appreciation Thread
« Reply #2: August 03, 2021, 01:38:29 PM »
I think they can pass Colorado, KC, and Miami and maybe even Minnesota to get down to 5. They all to some degree held on to some talent they could have traded.

That’s what I’m thinking.  The 4 worst teams are in a league of their own

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Re: Re: Wander Suero Appreciation Thread
« Reply #3: August 03, 2021, 02:21:02 PM »
So we are 5 out of pick #5.  This seems like a good idea for a new thread.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #4: August 03, 2021, 02:38:24 PM »
You might discover Reggie Jackson...you might discover Steve Chilcott. Nothing is assured...tanking does not assure major-league success for the player selected with the tanked-for pick.

[Chilcott and Jackson were the first two players, in that order, taken in the 1966 MLB draft...suffice it to say that their fortunes diverged considerably in the ensuing years]

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #5: August 03, 2021, 04:03:23 PM »
We were in Williamsburg and came across this...



Apparently the Duke of Gloucester is a big fan...

Wonder what he thinks of our current situation...

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #6: August 04, 2021, 11:31:32 AM »
4 games back of the 5th pick  :whip: :whip: :whip:

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #7: August 04, 2021, 01:43:12 PM »
4 games back of the 5th pick  :whip: :whip: :whip:

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #8: August 04, 2021, 03:25:34 PM »
We're going to the playoffs. Ruiz is gonna get called up and take. Corbin is locking in. Gray is gonna adapt and start shoving. We already have an ace in Espino. We'll have Cavalli available out of the pen in the playoffs, and Stras will be back for the World Series

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #9: August 04, 2021, 03:44:46 PM »
We're going to the playoffs. Ruiz is gonna get called up and take. Corbin is locking in. Gray is gonna adapt and start shoving. We already have an ace in Espino. We'll have Cavalli available out of the pen in the playoffs, and Stras will be back for the World Series

I run through that exact scenario at least ya couple times a day not gonna lie.  It would be the only thing more epic than our 2019 run

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #10: August 04, 2021, 05:12:22 PM »
As a pitcher Samuel clearly has feet of clay... ;)

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #11: August 04, 2021, 05:17:15 PM »
Got the ace going tonight

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #12: August 05, 2021, 09:00:02 PM »
A game behind Colorado and KC!

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #13: August 06, 2021, 02:56:22 PM »
Do it, Rizzo...

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #14: August 06, 2021, 04:31:47 PM »
Updated Standings headed into the weekend:

#       Team           Record   pct   GB   
5    Minnesota     46-63   .422   12.5   Won 1   4-6
6    Miami          47-62   .431   13.5   Won 1   5-5
7    Kansas City   47-60   .439   14.5   Won 2   5-5
8    Colorado          48-61   .440   14.5   Won 1   5-5
9    Washington   49-60   .450   15.5   Lost 4   4-6

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #15: August 06, 2021, 06:49:48 PM »
Updated Standings headed into the weekend:

#       Team           Record   pct   GB   
5    Minnesota     46-63   .422   12.5   Won 1   4-6 who
6    Miami          47-62   .431   13.5   Won 1   5-5
7    Kansas City   47-60   .439   14.5   Won 2   5-5
8    Colorado          48-61   .440   14.5   Won 1   5-5
9    Washington   49-60   .450   15.5   Lost 4   4-6
It's doable and should be Priority #3.  Priority #1 is to give the younger players some playing time.  Priority #2 is to keep JBell healthy and hot for a potential off-season trade.  Same goes for Yadiel.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #16: August 06, 2021, 08:05:32 PM »
It's doable and should be Priority #3.  Priority #1 is to give the younger players some playing time.  Priority #2 is to keep JBell healthy and hot for a potential off-season trade.  Same goes for Yadiel.

I'd hang onto Bell and Yadiel has more value to this team than I think as a trade candidate. Teams aren't going to trade anything for a 34 year old corner OF. The fact he has years of control makes him ideal for this team. He is cheap and hits.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #17: August 06, 2021, 08:57:15 PM »
Remember the Nationals still play the Marlins and the Rockies a bunch of times, so they can really help themselves out.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #18: August 06, 2021, 10:56:20 PM »
I'd forgotten about the Rockies, but the Marlins took two out of three the last time the Nats played them, so Miami will be favored.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #19: August 07, 2021, 10:51:47 AM »
In Tankathon-relevant scoreboard watching, Minnesota beat Houston 5-4 (obviously trash collection day in Houston so the cans were not in the dugout to signal pitches), Royals dropped a game to St. Louis (drink!), and, in a head to head, Colorado crushed Miami.  So, we pick up a game on Minnesota and Colorado, putting us in a tie for 8th and just two games back of Miami and Minnesota for 5th. 2.5 up on the Cubs and 3 on the Tigers, but, as Enzo Ferrari says, "What's behind you doesn't matter."

http://www.tankathon.com/mlb

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #20: August 07, 2021, 10:57:23 AM »
Nats have lost five in a row, longest streak in baseball. Colorado (6-4) and Minnesota (5-5) winning their way toward respectability. 

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #21: August 07, 2021, 12:01:26 PM »
Come on Nats!  You can do this!   Just like the good old days (with Soto the new FOTF).


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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #22: August 07, 2021, 12:05:58 PM »
Circular firing squad
Remember the Nationals still play the Marlins and the Rockies a bunch of times, so they can really help themselves out.

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #23: August 07, 2021, 01:12:00 PM »
Circular firing squad

Very good :D Although the way things are going, for those teams, they'd probably all miss each other... ;)

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Re: Tankathon for the 5th pick!
« Reply #24: August 07, 2021, 02:18:09 PM »
I'd hang onto Bell and Yadiel has more value to this team than I think as a trade candidate. Teams aren't going to trade anything for a 34 year old corner OF. The fact he has years of control makes him ideal for this team. He is cheap and hits.
OK, so you believe the Nats will compete in 2022.  I believe not.