Author Topic: Luis Garcia Aspirations / Trepidations Thread  (Read 903 times)

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Offline Smithian

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House is at least a couple years away if everything goes right. And I expect a guy his size to be in a corner spot by the time he reaches DC. Some Michael Morse vibes.

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Small sample size but glimmers of hope that the bat has made its way from AAA to MLB

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Too bad his fielding is stuck in Little League

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Ran deep to LF today to grab a pop fly at the line. He might improve. (And he's hitting about .310)

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Ran deep to LF today to grab a pop fly at the line. He might improve. (And he's hitting about .310)
he's athletic, but he seems to have hands of stone and shows his lack of playing time at short. The latter maybe can be cured, but the drops on throws and ground balls I think is more concerning

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he's athletic, but he seems to have hands of stone and shows his lack of playing time at short. The latter maybe can be cured, but the drops on throws and ground balls I think is more concerning

parallels to Desmond are striking

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parallels to Desmond are striking


If he is the next Desmond, sign me up for five decent seasons.

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It is appalling that the front office considers him to be the shortstop of the future.

The only rational explanation why he is  now playing shortstop regularly: he needs to be in the lineup (because of his offense), there is nobody else on the roster who can play shortstop, there is no other position available, and the long term plan (i.e. after this season) is to hide him at some other position.

 I hope that's the long term plan, anyway.  But in the meantime, I'd play him occasionally in left field and at first base, when those guys need a rest, just to see if he is a long term solution for either of those two positions.

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It is appalling that the front office considers him to be the shortstop of the future.

The only rational explanation why he is  now playing shortstop regularly: he needs to be in the lineup (because of his offense), there is nobody else on the roster who can play shortstop, there is no other position available, and the long term plan (i.e. after this season) is to hide him at some other position.

 I hope that's the long term plan, anyway.  But in the meantime, I'd play him occasionally in left field and at first base, when those guys need a rest, just to see if he is a long term solution for either of those two positions.

You would play a 22 year old who has showed a very impressive bat "occasionally" in two positions that he has never played before when the likes of Yadiel Hernandez needs rest? Great way to rebuild a franchise.

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It's really just a question of experience and hands with him.  He's not an immobile lug.  Experience only comes with playing. As for hands, you can hope. 

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Eh, at this point, he's not going to improve tremendously on the defensive side. At best, he's a second baseman. Probably a LFer.

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Second baseman. Nats have no one in the minors who can play infield, at least no one above Low A. Easy to move Garcia to second. And to hope for SS and 3B.

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Sign Xander or Trea, move Garcia to 2B, and worry about House when he's ready.  Xander played some 3rd.  Or sign Trea and move him to CF when House is ready.

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Lol, they're not gonna spend money this offseason. Y'all are freaking MDS chicken

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Lol, they're not gonna spend money this offseason. Y'all are freaking MDS chicken
I didn't say it could happen, but if we're talking moving Garcia off SS, it's going to need a SS to do it

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I didn't say it could happen, but if we're talking moving Garcia off SS, it's going to need a SS to do it
Im sure Alcides will be available

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Sign Xander or Trea, move Garcia to 2B, and worry about House when he's ready.  Xander played some 3rd.  Or sign Trea and move him to CF when House is ready.

YESSSSS

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Sign Xander or Trea, move Garcia to 2B, and worry about House when he's ready.  Xander played some 3rd.  Or sign Trea and move him to CF when House is ready.


House will never play SS in the majors. He will be our 3B.