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Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Yeah, the drafts really have been awful
« Reply #25: December 19, 2022, 02:01:34 PM »
Dodgers seem to have figured that out.
Yeah I know and said that. Why can’t other teams duplicate that if it’s so easy?

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Yeah, the drafts really have been awful
« Reply #26: December 19, 2022, 02:12:56 PM »
The Indians and Astros were bad in the late 2000s and early 2010s. At that time you would have asked why can’t they be more like the Nats. Sports are hard to dominate over time. The win loss records all add up to .500.


Offline Senatorswin

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Re: Yeah, the drafts really have been awful
« Reply #27: December 19, 2022, 10:20:31 PM »
True. They probably need to start over with the Nats organization but he will point to the World Series title as reason to keep Rizzo.

That's a pretty good reason. I would trust somebody who has done it before.

Offline imref

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Re: Yeah, the drafts really have been awful
« Reply #28: December 19, 2022, 10:52:24 PM »
By the time that the team is sold we’ll have had a chance to see what kind of prospect return we get for trading the Soto haul before they hit free agency so maybe Rizzo can point to that as a reason to stay.

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Yeah, the drafts really have been awful
« Reply #29: December 20, 2022, 07:55:42 AM »
That's a pretty good reason. I would trust somebody who has done it before.
He seems to have fallen behind the better teams in the use of analytics in player development. Hard to say how much his hands have been tied that way by the Lerners.

Offline raleighnat

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Re: Yeah, the drafts really have been awful
« Reply #30: December 20, 2022, 05:05:09 PM »
Well sure but we are talking about short term contracts that will not block anyone. Like LF and a SP. 

Amen.

Offline HondoKillebrew

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Re: Yeah, the drafts really have been awful
« Reply #31: December 20, 2022, 07:14:12 PM »
That's a pretty good reason. I would trust somebody who has done it before.

The other teams in the division are better run now, and some are willing to spend like crazy, so the Nats can't afford to have the sort of poor drafts and shoddy development they had in the past and expect to compete.  Even if the development situation was influenced by ownership, Rizzo hasn't drafted well.  His staff has done well with international signings and he deserves credit for that, and he's made a number of very good trades, albeit to fill holes that should've been filled with internally developed talent.  Overall, I can't see staying with him but I tend to agree with others that Leonsis would likely keep him.