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Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #75: March 12, 2023, 11:40:22 PM »
OMG. He did it again.  A three run homer.

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« Reply #76: March 12, 2023, 11:46:01 PM »
Love the WBC

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« Reply #77: March 13, 2023, 12:26:03 AM »
Joey hits in every league.

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« Reply #78: March 13, 2023, 04:35:31 AM »
OMG. He did it again.  A three run homer.
He might be for real

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« Reply #79: March 13, 2023, 04:57:13 AM »
Team GB doing their utmost to make the Nationals look competent...I think the occasion is getting to them - they're just trying too hard. And that HR celebration.... :roll:  :hysterical:

Best moment was in the bottom of the 4th, with the score already 16 - 8 - Freddie Freeman looking completely bemused, clearly thinking 'what on earth's going on here?...' ;)

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« Reply #80: March 13, 2023, 06:23:29 AM »

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #81: March 13, 2023, 08:22:18 AM »
https://www.mlb.com/nationals/news/mexico-vs-united-states-in-world-baseball-classic-2023

Dos dingers.

Can you imagine if this guy is for real?  That would start to mess up a ton of projections about timelines for this team.  6 years of team control, he could still be quality in his age 32 season in 2025 when some of the mashers in the minors start to show up.

Sunshine Squad lives!

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« Reply #82: March 13, 2023, 08:39:38 AM »
https://www.mlb.com/nationals/news/mexico-vs-united-states-in-world-baseball-classic-2023

Dos dingers.

Can you imagine if this guy is for real?  That would start to mess up a ton of projections about timelines for this team.  6 years of team control, he could still be quality in his age 32 season in 2025 when some of the mashers in the minors start to show up.

Sunshine Squad lives!
Now I want a Meneses jersey.

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« Reply #83: March 13, 2023, 09:20:28 AM »
https://www.mlb.com/nationals/news/mexico-vs-united-states-in-world-baseball-classic-2023

Dos dingers.

Can you imagine if this guy is for real?  That would start to mess up a ton of projections about timelines for this team.  6 years of team control, he could still be quality in his age 32 season in 2025 when some of the mashers in the minors start to show up.

Sunshine Squad lives!

After all of the selloff trades I've been thinking a lot (and very occasionally posting) about expected prospect outcomes. The fact of the matter is, short of being a team like the Dodgers, teams need to get "lucky" with their prospects and players like Meneses in order for rebuilds to be successful.

At the very least it looks like he could fill Ryan Zimmerman's role as the one above average player on an otherwise very mediocre team.

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #84: March 13, 2023, 01:26:34 PM »
Juan Soto batting leadoff for the DR, he's 1-1 with a walk and two runs scored.

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« Reply #85: March 13, 2023, 02:24:45 PM »
Juan Soto batting leadoff for the DR, he's 1-1 with a walk and two runs scored.
He just hit a bomb into the second deck.

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« Reply #86: March 13, 2023, 02:27:23 PM »
After all of the selloff trades I've been thinking a lot (and very occasionally posting) about expected prospect outcomes. The fact of the matter is, short of being a team like the Dodgers, teams need to get "lucky" with their prospects and players like Meneses in order for rebuilds to be successful.

At the very least it looks like he could fill Ryan Zimmerman's role as the one above average player on an otherwise very mediocre team.
The Dodgers have found gems over the years from other teams scrap heaps. Justin Turner. Chris Taylor.  Max Muncy. The Phillies teams of the late 2000s had Jayson Werth and Shake Victorino.  This could be one of Rizzo’s best moves.

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #87: March 13, 2023, 02:53:08 PM »
Soto throws out a runner at home. Guy went through the stop sign down by 5 runs.  Unbelievable.

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #88: March 13, 2023, 03:20:57 PM »
Juan Soto batting leadoff for the DR, he's 1-1 with a walk and two runs scored.
his nickname should be "MegaSchwarber."

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« Reply #89: March 13, 2023, 05:07:56 PM »
I like the tea time celebrations for the Brits.

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« Reply #90: March 13, 2023, 05:27:13 PM »
Japan and Australia moved on from Pool A.  Anything can happen but Japan seems a sure bet to beat Italy.  Australia and Cuba will probably be more interesting.

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« Reply #91: March 13, 2023, 06:52:14 PM »
https://www.mlb.com/nationals/news/mexico-vs-united-states-in-world-baseball-classic-2023

Dos dingers.

Can you imagine if this guy is for real?  That would start to mess up a ton of projections about timelines for this team.  6 years of team control, he could still be quality in his age 32 season in 2025 when some of the mashers in the minors start to show up.

Sunshine Squad lives!
We had this and were a 95+ loss team. The pitching has to develop.

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« Reply #92: March 13, 2023, 07:01:07 PM »
Great Britain upsets Colombia.

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« Reply #93: March 13, 2023, 07:06:05 PM »
Now I want a Meneses jersey.

Me too!  Unbelievable!  I'll be leading the "Joey!" cheers when I get to Nats Park.   Such a great story.

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« Reply #94: March 13, 2023, 07:34:07 PM »
We had this and were a 95+ loss team. The pitching has to develop.
For sure on the pitching.  But Meneses played in only 56 games. Will help to have him for a full season.

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« Reply #95: March 13, 2023, 08:56:47 PM »
For sure on the pitching.  But Meneses played in only 56 games. Will help to have him for a full season.

I think he was referring to Soto.

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« Reply #96: March 13, 2023, 09:00:00 PM »
I think he was referring to Soto.
Okie

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #97: March 13, 2023, 09:47:08 PM »
PR with a perfecto

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #98: March 13, 2023, 10:56:43 PM »
Baseball is cruel, eh

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« Reply #99: March 13, 2023, 11:10:39 PM »
anyone else wondering why there's a period at the end of this thread title?