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Offline Elvir Ovcina

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #175: July 11, 2022, 11:23:53 AM »
And now the Mets claim Clay.

They just cut Chasen Shreve, and the replacement is...Clay?

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #176: July 11, 2022, 12:06:18 PM »
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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #178: July 15, 2022, 12:31:30 PM »
Dougherty:

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Austin Voth to
@JesseRogersESPN
: "I was kind of blown away by all the data that they have here: The video guys and how they can break down stats and pitches. And individually things for each pitcher. That was big for me."

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #179: July 15, 2022, 03:33:14 PM »
Yikes.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #180: July 15, 2022, 03:58:19 PM »
Dougherty:

this may explain the great salvage jobs Baltimore has been doing for relievers.  Recall that when Voth was cut, Dougherty did an article about how the Nats tried to give him every chance to stick around because apparently he has incredibly high spin rates on his fastball and one of his secondary pitches, but they could not figure out how to translate it into results.  JD mentioned he expected some team might pick him up figuring they could harness it.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #181: July 15, 2022, 05:23:55 PM »
Dougherty:

Didn't another former player say something similar when he went to a new team? Seriously, Rizzo got to go.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #182: July 19, 2022, 05:06:02 PM »
Steven Souza Jr. retires


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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #184: July 21, 2022, 12:11:20 AM »
Steven Souza Jr. retires
I think he's finally healthy now, right? Who would've bet that he couldn't hang on until he got the coveted 10 years of service?  He dropped off a cliff -- same as Tanner Roark. 

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #185: July 22, 2022, 11:08:06 PM »
I think he's finally healthy now, right? Who would've bet that he couldn't hang on until he got the coveted 10 years of service?  He dropped off a cliff -- same as Tanner Roark.

Both had the common issue of being pretty old already when they actually got established as MLB players.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #186: July 23, 2022, 02:01:06 PM »
Max really stinking it up. Hide ERA all the way up to 2.26.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #187: July 29, 2022, 08:57:21 AM »
I saw Reynaldo Lopez went on the 15 day IL for a lower back strain, backdated to 7/25.  He's been a reliever for the CWS.  ESPN mentioned he's one of 2 pitchers with > 40 IP and no HRs against.  OF course that means his FIP will be low (1.68), and ERA is less important for relievers (2.98), but he's been striking out 26% of ABs against and his BB% is 4.7%.  8 non-intentional walks and 44 Ks in 42.1 innings.  Looks like he's finally found a role.  He started to show signs of this last year.  Finally getting the walk rate down while he's getting the high K totals he was projected to get.

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« Reply #188: July 29, 2022, 09:00:56 AM »
I saw Reynaldo Lopez went on the 15 day IL for a lower back strain, backdated to 7/25.  He's been a reliever for the CWS.  ESPN mentioned he's one of 2 pitchers with > 40 IP and no HRs against.  OF course that means his FIP will be low (1.68), and ERA is less important for relievers (2.98), but he's been striking out 26% of ABs against and his BB% is 4.7%.  8 non-intentional walks and 44 Ks in 42.1 innings.  Looks like he's finally found a role.  He started to show signs of this last year.  Finally getting the walk rate down while he's getting the high K totals he was projected to get.
Always liked Lopez.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #189: July 29, 2022, 09:13:10 AM »
Always liked Lopez.
It kind of confirms what a great deal the CWS made.  I'll not get into the "but we dealt for Eaton and won a WS where he came up big" argument because it's reality and hard to argue the reality without messing with the multiverse. It's just that when we are thinking about what could be the payoff from dealing Soto, it's a bit of a confidence builder to see that sometimes the prospects you get back in a deal can all hit.

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« Reply #190: July 29, 2022, 06:37:33 PM »
It kind of confirms what a great deal the CWS made.  I'll not get into the "but we dealt for Eaton and won a WS where he came up big" argument because it's reality and hard to argue the reality without messing with the multiverse. It's just that when we are thinking about what could be the payoff from dealing Soto, it's a bit of a confidence builder to see that sometimes the prospects you get back in a deal can all hit.

Of course, Eaton tore his knee apart at the beginning of his first season with the Nats. He was a fine OF before and a good hitter. But, yes: sometimes prospects can turn out OK.

Of course, my favorite trade is still Claude Osteen, an ace, for the young slugger Frank Howard (27 yo), 3B Ken McMullen (22 yo), and young pitchers Phil Ortega (24) and the dazzling Pete Richert (24), who was traded, later, for Mike Epstein (24 yo).

Then there was the trade in 1960 of the great Roy Sievers for backup catcher catcher Earl Battey (24 yo) and the prospect Don Mincher (22 yo).

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #191: August 01, 2022, 12:09:42 AM »
Austin Voth: 5IP, 4H, 6Ks, 0BBs, 0ER today against the Reds

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #192: August 02, 2022, 08:20:05 PM »
Sandy Leon traded from Cleveland (AAA Columbus Clippers) to Minnesota (St. Paul AAA).

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #193: August 02, 2022, 11:41:00 PM »
Juan Soto bought the #22 off a current Padre

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #194: August 03, 2022, 10:20:08 AM »
Juan Soto bought the #22 off a current Padre
shame on him.  He needs to watch his money until his next contract. These kids nowadays.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #195: August 03, 2022, 02:53:46 PM »
Steven Souza Jr. retires
Will always remember the diving catch to seal Zimmermann's no-no.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #196: August 03, 2022, 03:09:35 PM »
Will always remember the diving catch to seal Zimmermann's no-no.

Took my daughter to the game, sitting in 2nd deck a bit past 3rd base.  She was video-ing the at-bat but stopped just an instant before the rocket to Sousa's left.  Great catch to capstone a great day.

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« Reply #197: August 03, 2022, 10:14:32 PM »
Took my daughter to the game, sitting in 2nd deck a bit past 3rd base.  She was video-ing the at-bat but stopped just an instant before the rocket to Sousa's left.  Great catch to capstone a great day.

You must have been sitting pretty near me.  I was in 304.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #198: August 03, 2022, 11:26:51 PM »
You must have been sitting pretty near me.  I was in 304.

A level down, 207, my season plan seats for a few years.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #199: August 03, 2022, 11:41:40 PM »
A level down, 207, my season plan seats for a few years.

Ah, I'm always in the peasant tier up above.  Great view of the Souza catch, though.