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Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: Nationals @ Cardinals, Game 2
« Reply #25: September 07, 2022, 08:45:46 AM »
As we near the end of the season, I don’t see much point or upside in playing Cruz anymore. The Nats seem to play better without him in the lineup.
If the goal is to win the next game, I think you are right, and if the goal is to get playing time for potential pieces for next year, I think you are obviously right. I think it may be a clubhouse thing, tbh. A vet, respected voice, etc...  TBH, I don't see how it is more of an issue in terms of reputation of the club with FAs than how we treat Cesar or the guys we've cut.  I imagine Davey simply wanted to get him in a bit.  I think he'll be given some healthy days off over the next 4 weeks.