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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #525: March 17, 2023, 03:41:06 PM »
Lile and Baker carrying to offense. Grand slam for Dusty's kid in the ninth!

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #526: March 17, 2023, 03:50:45 PM »
We all knew Riley Adams had power potential. It didn’t show last year. It is this Spring. Is it time to wonder if he should actually be in Rochester hitting everyday at 1B/DH? Or just be happy to have a backup C who makes pitchers think for a moment?
Nah, what we'll do is keep him on the bench, then let him go in a coupke years, only for him to play at borderline all star level once he gets consistent playing time

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #527: March 18, 2023, 10:49:29 AM »
ON TV!!!!

WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. MIAMI MARLINS
Where: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, MLB.com
Weather: Partly cloudy, 86 degrees, wind 14 mph out to left field

NATIONALS
LF Alex Call
1B Dominic Smith
RF Lane Thomas
DH Corey Dickerson
SS Ildemaro Vargas
CF Victor Robles
3B Michael Chavis
2B Jeter Downs
C Riley Adams

RHP Trevor Williams

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #528: March 18, 2023, 11:17:07 AM »
Meneses not back until Tuesday or Wednesday. :)

CJ still recovering. It's Dom and the backups in the infield. 

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #529: March 18, 2023, 01:11:49 PM »
Trevor Williams just working on that pitch?

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #530: March 18, 2023, 01:31:18 PM »
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« Reply #531: March 18, 2023, 01:32:19 PM »
Trevor Williams just working on that pitch?
Not sure a veteran pitcher is working on a pitch but he may not be pitching full effort either.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #532: March 18, 2023, 01:46:44 PM »
I know OF in some Florida spots is horrid due to wind and sun, but Call is getting abused in left.


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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #533: March 18, 2023, 02:01:22 PM »
Not sure a veteran pitcher is working on a pitch but he may not be pitching full effort either.

Seven hits and five runs is a lot of work.

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« Reply #534: March 18, 2023, 02:04:59 PM »
Seven hits and five runs is a lot of work.
Good practice. On the radio they mentioned that pitchers might throw pitches to batters that they would not in a real game. For instance if the hitter likes the ball low and in you would not go there in regular season. But don’t care in spring.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #535: March 18, 2023, 02:16:42 PM »
This is why I didn't like the Williams signing. Dude is a swing man at best

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« Reply #536: March 18, 2023, 02:27:18 PM »
This is why I didn't like the Williams signing. Dude is a swing man at best
They didn’t want to spend money required for a real starter. Expect lots of Espino and Abbot this year as starters. And of course Kuhl. It’s 2007-09 again.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #537: March 18, 2023, 02:28:49 PM »
This is why I didn't like the Williams signing. Dude is a swing man at best
I liked it up until I heard they were viewing him strictly as a starter.  He's a nice reliever.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #538: March 18, 2023, 02:31:12 PM »
They didn’t want to spend money required for a real starter. Expect lots of Espino and Abbot this year as starters. And of course Kuhl. It’s 2007-09 again.
I guess this wasn't a great year for FA starters. Not as deep as last year, but I have wanted them to look at giving some years at < $10 million AAV to establish some depth. 

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #539: March 18, 2023, 02:31:55 PM »
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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #540: March 18, 2023, 05:19:05 PM »
Williams was brought into be a deadline trade piece.  If he pitches badly enough, might actually keep him another year. 

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« Reply #541: March 18, 2023, 06:59:51 PM »
Williams was brought into be a deadline trade piece.  If he pitches badly enough, might actually keep him another year. 

Maybe the "deadline trade piece" does not exist. Consider last season: Cruz, Cesar Hernandez, Maikel Franco...just those I remember. None of them brought anything at the deadline. Maybe the only players were bringing in are those good enough to play regularly all season.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #542: March 18, 2023, 07:46:18 PM »
Maybe the "deadline trade piece" does not exist. Consider last season: Cruz, Cesar Hernandez, Maikel Franco...just those I remember. None of them brought anything at the deadline. Maybe the only players were bringing in are those good enough to play regularly all season.

We had a bit better success in 2021 with dealing at the deadline.

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« Reply #543: March 18, 2023, 07:50:29 PM »
Maybe the "deadline trade piece" does not exist. Consider last season: Cruz, Cesar Hernandez, Maikel Franco...just those I remember. None of them brought anything at the deadline. Maybe the only players were bringing in are those good enough to play regularly all season.
Schwarber was a deadline deal also. Would have brought more had he not been hurt. He was $10 million and the Lerners don’t want to pay that now.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #544: March 18, 2023, 08:17:09 PM »
Williams was brought into be a deadline trade piece.  If he pitches badly enough, might actually keep him another year. 
2 year contract. I think he was supposed to be a transition piece more than the 1 year guys like Candy and Corey who are trade bait.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #545: March 18, 2023, 10:58:54 PM »
Schwarber was a deadline deal also. Would have brought more had he not been hurt. He was $10 million and the Lerners don’t want to pay that now.

Scharber was not brought in to be a deadline trade piece. He became one when it became clear that Strasburg would not pitch, which shifted the Nats into rebuild. Otherwise, Schwarber, Sherzer, and Turner, and the others were players, important players as the Nats made one more try for the playoffs.

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« Reply #546: March 18, 2023, 11:01:38 PM »
Scharber was not brought in to be a deadline trade piece. He became one when it became clear that Strasburg would not pitch, which shifted the Nats into rebuild. Otherwise, Schwarber, Sherzer, and Turner, and the others were players, important players as the Nats made one more try for the playoffs.
It was a one year deal so a smart GM like Rizzo knew it was a possibility.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #547: March 18, 2023, 11:25:21 PM »
Maybe the "deadline trade piece" does not exist. Consider last season: Cruz, Cesar Hernandez, Maikel Franco...just those I remember. None of them brought anything at the deadline. Maybe the only players were bringing in are those good enough to play regularly all season.

Ehire Adrianza got flipped at the deadline last year after signing on a 1 year and being hurt a lot.  It's possible.

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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #548: March 19, 2023, 01:41:32 PM »
I’m ready for the season. Purchased a new Nationals cap.  Blue version with the white curly W with a bit of red.


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Re: Spring Training 2023
« Reply #549: March 19, 2023, 01:51:29 PM »
WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. DETROIT TIGERS
Where: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV: None
Radio: 980 AM, MLB.com
Weather: Cloudy, 73 degrees, wind 14 mph in from left field

NATIONALS
RF Lane Thomas
1B Dominic Smith
3B Jeimer Candelario
DH Corey Dickerson
C Keibert Ruiz
2B Luis García
SS CJ Abrams
CF Victor Robles
LF Michael Chavis

RHP Chad Kuhl