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Re: Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #50: March 09, 2023, 09:34:05 PM »
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2023/03/twins-sign-andrew-stevenson-to-minor-league-deal.html

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This will be just the second organization in the career of Stevenson, who turns 29 in June. He was drafted by the Nationals in 2015 and has spent his entire career in that organization thus far. That included 248 major league games from 2017 to 2021, wherein Stevenson hit .248/.322/.365. His 8.2% walk rate was around league average but he also struck out at a 28.1% clip. Overall, his production amounted to a wRC+ of 84, indicating he was 16% below league average.

Stevenson played all three outfield positions in that time and was generally graded well at all three. Looking at his outfield work in aggregate, he posted a +2 from Defensive Runs Saved, +1 from Outs Above Average and +2.7 from Ultimate Zone Rating.

He was outrighted in April of last year and spent the season in Triple-A, having a solid showing at the plate there. He hit 16 home runs and slashed .279/.344/.457 for a 111 wRC+, stealing 39 bases along the way. He didn’t get called back up to the big league squad and reached free agency at season’s end.

I'm a bit surprised at the defensive stats, tbh.  The team is heavy on lefty hitting outfielders, so cracking the roster will be tough.  He's 29 now, and I guess not getting called up after the fire sale indicates what the Nats thought of him.  I would have thought he'd be in the mix this year had he been around given the number of righties in the OF, but I guess Call beat him out.


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Re: Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #51: March 22, 2023, 05:12:16 PM »
Post mentions that Wilmer Difo is playing 3B for the Yankees. Seems to have gone 0 for 1,

https://www.masnsports.com/nationals-gameday

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Re: Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #52: March 23, 2023, 04:23:04 PM »
Not a player, but a writer. Looks like Bill Ladson has a bunch of articles up on the Nats official website. Articles on Carl Edwards Jr, Josiah Gray, Joey Meneses, maybe some more.

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Re: Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #53: March 24, 2023, 12:51:22 PM »
Not a player, but a writer. Looks like Bill Ladson has a bunch of articles up on the Nats official website. Articles on Carl Edwards Jr, Josiah Gray, Joey Meneses, maybe some more.

Good to see Ladson writing about the Nats again. Wasn't he knocked down with cancer a few years ago?

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Re: Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #54: March 24, 2023, 01:07:16 PM »
Good to see Ladson writing about the Nats again. Wasn't he knocked down with cancer a few years ago?

It looks like he received a kidney transplant a while back. From what I recall, he'd been writing a lot of general baseball articles for mlb.com after leaving the Nats beat. It's nice to have him back. I always enjoyed his writing.

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Re: Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #55: March 24, 2023, 02:18:20 PM »
I don't think Camerato is gone, but I think he may have been filling in for a week or so when she was doing some WBC coverage.

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Re: Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #56: March 29, 2023, 04:24:08 PM »
Daniel Murphy signs with the Long Island Ducks. He’s 38

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Re: Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #57: March 29, 2023, 05:39:43 PM »
Daniel Murphy signs with the Long Island Ducks. He’s 38
Oh man I loved him, that makes me sad :(

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Re: Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #58: March 29, 2023, 05:41:33 PM »
Oh man I loved him, that makes me sad :(
It's not so bad. The guy isn't doing it for money. He's doing it for fun. 

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Re: Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #59: March 29, 2023, 09:50:31 PM »
Matt Williams has colon cancer 😢

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Re: Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #60: March 29, 2023, 09:54:08 PM »
Matt Williams has colon cancer 😢

Says they caught it early:
https://twitter.com/heyscan/status/1641173149080494080?s=20

Get your colonoscopy people

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Re: Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #61: March 29, 2023, 11:11:18 PM »
It's not so bad. The guy isn't doing it for money. He's doing it for fun. 
Maybe, just seems sad. If you want to play ball for fun join a rec league, or if you want to feel relevant start coaching.

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Re: Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #62: March 30, 2023, 09:52:55 PM »
Reynaldo Lopez earns career save #1. Have the White Sox found their new closer with Liam Hendriks on the IL with cancer?

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2023)
« Reply #66: April 01, 2023, 11:22:55 AM »
https://twitter.com/PetrosAndMoney/status/1641873598536388608?s=20

Rendon being a very sane person.
Anthony's got a whole thread dedicated to this.
https://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=40578.0

I'm checking to see if any of my old Rendon bobbleheads move their arms up and slap.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2023)
« Reply #67: April 03, 2023, 03:52:39 PM »
Robbie Ray out 4-6 weeks with a flexor strain.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2023)
« Reply #68: April 04, 2023, 09:10:15 PM »
Josiah and Max are the same pitcher

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2023)
« Reply #69: April 04, 2023, 09:19:09 PM »
Josiah and Max are the same pitcher
Max velocity is down and throwing lots of breaking balls.  Bernie the Brewer is tired from going down the slide. 

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Re: Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2022)
« Reply #70: April 10, 2023, 06:11:51 PM »
Reynaldo Lopez earns career save #1. Have the White Sox found their new closer with Liam Hendriks on the IL with cancer?
Another save for Lopez today.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2023)
« Reply #71: April 10, 2023, 07:50:32 PM »
Max doing ok. Mets broadcast noted his two strike whiff rate this year os about half what it has been in the past. Seems to be having the same issues tonight against the Padres. But no runs so far.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2023)
« Reply #72: April 10, 2023, 09:12:02 PM »
Sandy Leon called up to Texas to replace Mitch Garver, who is on the IL

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2023)
« Reply #73: April 14, 2023, 03:49:58 PM »
Austin Voth has been absolutely terrible so far.

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Re: The Former Nationals Watch (2023)
« Reply #74: April 14, 2023, 03:59:10 PM »
Austin Voth has been absolutely terrible so far.
But..but they fixed him.