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Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Topic Start: January 11, 2023, 09:12:28 AM »
There's a 2 hour event for SPH that will feature a Q & A with Davey Martinez and Mark Scialabba (Asst. GM, Personnel Development).  Let's collect ideas for questions in this thread.  Stuff it would be reasonable to ask and expect an answer to (not "why do you stink?" or "is there a player you are trying to acquire?").

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Re: SPH Q & A with Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #1: January 11, 2023, 09:15:10 AM »
Already thought of one question:

Given his platoon splits as a hitter, do you project Victor Robles to start against most right handed pitchers?

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #2: January 11, 2023, 11:10:40 AM »
In the NL East, you've seen the Braves consistently draft and develop elite talent while building a high payroll major league club. What strategies can the Nationals try to copy as the club rebuilds?

I feel like that's a nice way to be "what the heck were you doing the second half of the 2010's"

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #3: January 11, 2023, 11:32:50 AM »
When are the Lerners selling?

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #4: January 11, 2023, 01:34:00 PM »
It is known that the team made offers to Soto before the trade and there have been reports that there was an offer made to Scherzer before he was traded. Did the team make offers to Turner and/or Bell that they declined before they were traded?

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #5: January 11, 2023, 03:03:20 PM »
It is known that the team made offers to Soto before the trade and there have been reports that there was an offer made to Scherzer before he was traded. Did the team make offers to Turner and/or Bell that they declined before they were traded?

Per this:https://www.sportscasting.com/trea-turner-criticized-nationals-lack-extension-offer-prior-trade/ the Nats offered Turner 6 years / $100 million in 2020. It was. ridiculous low-ball offer. Turner said he was open to negotiation but the Nats never came back to him.

I've never seen any reports of Nats extension offers to Bell or Scherzer.

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #6: January 11, 2023, 08:59:29 PM »
Per this:https://www.sportscasting.com/trea-turner-criticized-nationals-lack-extension-offer-prior-trade/ the Nats offered Turner 6 years / $100 million in 2020. It was. ridiculous low-ball offer. Turner said he was open to negotiation but the Nats never came back to him.

I've never seen any reports of Nats extension offers to Bell or Scherzer.

Turner had three arb seasons left at that point, so that offer only covered his first three free agent seasons. Definitely $100 million was a low ball offer but it doesn't say that he made a counter offer. Definitely the team made Scherzer and offer but I haven't seen the terms.

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #7: January 12, 2023, 11:03:18 AM »
In the NL East, you've seen the Braves consistently draft and develop elite talent while building a high payroll major league club. What strategies can the Nationals try to copy as the club rebuilds?

I feel like that's a nice way to be "what the heck were you doing the second half of the 2010's"

The Braves rebuild lasted a grand total of four losing seasons (two were at basically .500 and none had 100 losses).

The Nats are about to have their 4th losing season and by most accounts the rebuild is only just getting started. Not great by comparison.

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #8: January 12, 2023, 11:13:03 AM »
Turner had three arb seasons left at that point, so that offer only covered his first three free agent seasons. Definitely $100 million was a low ball offer but it doesn't say that he made a counter offer. Definitely the team made Scherzer and offer but I haven't seen the terms.

As of April of 2021, Rizzo said there had been no extension talks with Max. Rizzo was pretty evasive with regard to if the Nats planned to try and extend him.

https://www.federalbaseball.com/2021/4/2/22362444/washington-nationals-will-not-let-max-scherzer-walk-without-extension-talks

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #9: January 12, 2023, 11:32:40 AM »
As of April of 2021, Rizzo said there had been no extension talks with Max. Rizzo was pretty evasive with regard to if the Nats planned to try and extend him.

https://www.federalbaseball.com/2021/4/2/22362444/washington-nationals-will-not-let-max-scherzer-walk-without-extension-talks

I'm pretty sure an extension was offered. Which might be a good question for the Q&A, although maybe the past is done and the better questions would be about how to transform the team into more of a Tampa style operation where they compete with a lower budget.

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #10: January 12, 2023, 12:52:26 PM »
I'm pretty sure an extension was offered. Which might be a good question for the Q&A, although maybe the past is done and the better questions would be about how to transform the team into more of a Tampa style operation where they compete with a lower budget.

i don't know. As the 2021 season went on it seemed more and more apparent that the team needed a rebuild. I can't imagine they made a serious offer to Max, if they even made one at all.

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #11: January 12, 2023, 08:35:36 PM »
Could we ever hope to have an organization like the Braves? Exceptional.

The Braves rebuild lasted a grand total of four losing seasons (two were at basically .500 and none had 100 losses).

The Nats are about to have their 4th losing season and by most accounts the rebuild is only just getting started. Not great by comparison.

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #12: January 19, 2023, 04:19:31 PM »
I would ask what makes them think that Joey Meneses' 2023 season is real - and not the track record he recorded in the 10 seasons prior?

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #13: January 19, 2023, 04:58:37 PM »
I would ask what makes them think that Joey Meneses' 2023 season is real - and not the track record he recorded in the 10 seasons prior?

career minors: .281 / .338 /.431

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=menese000joe

I don't think anyone expects him to repeat his 2022 numbers, but he's shown he can hit across multiple levels/leagues through the years.

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #14: January 23, 2023, 05:43:02 PM »
Just got a pass, wonder if Scialabba will be any more forthcoming than Rizzo. Anyone want to get a drink before/after?

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #15: Yesterday at 09:13:42 AM »
I sent in a question that'll give Sciallaba a chance to boast about a prospect who is off the radar of most evaluators.  His chance for revenge on those who dis the system.  Using a little psychology to see if he'll answer it.

As for pre or post event drinks, nice idea. Perhaps Atlas? 

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #16: Yesterday at 09:43:44 AM »
would be great to get an update on Brady House assuming he still exists.

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #17: Yesterday at 12:24:30 PM »
I sent in a question that'll give Sciallaba a chance to boast about a prospect who is off the radar of most evaluators.  His chance for revenge on those who dis the system.  Using a little psychology to see if he'll answer it.

As for pre or post event drinks, nice idea. Perhaps Atlas? 

Atlas sounds good post event spot. I asked pretty much the same question, only thing I could think of that would get a response.

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Re: Question for Davey and Scialabba 1/28
« Reply #18: Yesterday at 12:50:51 PM »
FWIW, I've got an extra for the event. It's from about 2 - 3:30, with a half an hour to talk to your rep. They say get there before 2 to grab a seat. Any interest, PM me.