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Re: Roster moves - 2022
« Reply #225: June 20, 2022, 10:13:10 AM »
Could someone explain the rationale for letting DSG go and keeping Escobar? If I understand Escobar will be brought back to the active roster when the Nats have to dump a pitcher.

Rizzo still lives in a fantasy land where Escobar is a "good defender" and "good hitter"

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« Reply #226: June 20, 2022, 10:22:41 AM »
Rizzo still lives in a fantasy land where Escobar is a "good defender" and "good hitter"

Escobar is on a rehab assignment in Rochester, so no need to release him yet. There's no room for him though on the active roster with Adrianza as the primary IF backup, so I assume once his rehab assignment ends, he's released and that they are just hanging onto him now in case an IF gets hurt.

DSG cleared waivers and refused assignment to Rochester, so they released him. There's no room for him either with Adrianza, Garcia now at SS, and four outfielders.

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« Reply #227: June 20, 2022, 11:14:45 AM »
Could someone explain the rationale for letting DSG go and keeping Escobar? If I understand Escobar will be brought back to the active roster when the Nats have to dump a pitcher.
they needed to get someone off the active roster to bring up Tetrault.  Escobar is not on the active roster.  Designating DSG also opened up the 40 man roster slot for Tetrault, too. 
They could have released Escobar to open up the 40 man roster spot, but they still would have had to clear space on the active roster (26 man) to add Tetrault.  That would have meant sending down a guy with options DSG, (basically Yadi) or releasing DSG.

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« Reply #228: June 20, 2022, 12:10:32 PM »
They could have released Escobar to open up the 40 man roster spot, but they still would have had to clear space on the active roster (26 man) to add Tetrault.  That would have meant sending down a guy with options DSG, (basically Yadi) or releasing DSG.

You can’t release a player on the IR.

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« Reply #229: June 20, 2022, 04:49:59 PM »
You can’t release a player on the IR.
right.  Not only useless to cut him at the time instead of DSG, but contrary to the player agreement.  Like Paul Masson wines, we will cut no useless player before his time.  Esobar survives until he's healthy enough to be culled from the herd.

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« Reply #230: June 21, 2022, 09:13:33 AM »
James Norwood DFA'd by the Phillies. Nats should grab him
signed by the Red Sox and placed in their rotation.  Horrible ERA, but acceptable advanced stats.  Victim of bad D, but not prone to gopher balls.

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With the new limit of 13 pitchers, the Red Sox called up infield prospect Jeter Downs from Triple-A Worcester and designated right-hander James Norwood for assignment. The Red Sox acquired Norwood for cash from the Phillies on Saturday, but he didn’t get into a game.
https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-red-sox/2022/06/20/franchy-corderos-3-hits-2-rbis-help-red-sox-top-tigers-5-2/?p1=hp_featurestack

I count 14 active pitchers, so there's a roster move coming today. 

I'd imagine one of Abbott, Garrett, Machado, Perez are the likelies.

I'm guessing the rest of the staff looks like:

Corbin, Fedde, Gray, Espino, Tetreault in the rotation;
Rainey closer
Edwards, Cishek and Finnegan setup.
Erasmo middle innings and behind.

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« Reply #231: June 21, 2022, 10:23:58 AM »
Machado seems like an easy DFA candidate.

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« Reply #232: June 21, 2022, 10:35:06 AM »
Machado seems like an easy DFA candidate.
I would think that they'd option a guy before a dfa, if they can. 

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« Reply #233: June 21, 2022, 02:48:12 PM »
Escobar activated, Corey Abbott sent to Rochester (max of 13 pitchers starts today).

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« Reply #234: June 23, 2022, 09:57:02 AM »
Nats sign John Nogowski to a minor league deal - Apparently he's a first baseman, and a pitcher.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/nogowjo01.shtml

Assigned to Harrisburg, MBLTR speculates he's backfill for Noll or Meneses after Bell is traded.

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« Reply #235: Yesterday at 08:02:14 PM »
Clay up. Perez down

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« Reply #236: Yesterday at 08:53:22 PM »
Clay up. Perez down
if you just look at their effectiveness, can you tell them apart?

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« Reply #237: Yesterday at 11:11:24 PM »
if you just look at their effectiveness, can you tell them apart?

What's the difference between a lefty pitching machine and a lefty pitching machine?