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Offline varoadking

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #50: March 11, 2024, 04:59:55 PM »
This OD lineup could win as many if not more games than anything else we can field:

1. Abrams - SS
2. Thomas - RF
3. Crews - CF
4. Wood - LF
5. Adams - DH
6. Ruiz - C
7. House - 3B
8. YoYo - 1B
9. Lipscomb - 2B

Bench: Young, Vargas, Milas, Baker, Alu

Rotation: Gray, Gore, Rutledge, Irvin, Davies

You've a position player that will be the odd man out in order to field 13 pitchers...which I would think dave would want to do.

But with him, who really knows...not sure he can count that high anyway...

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #51: March 11, 2024, 06:49:48 PM »
I get the feeling you don't like the coach  ;)

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #52: March 11, 2024, 07:20:00 PM »
House is the guy that needs to be unleashed first.  Love his arm at third as well

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #53: March 11, 2024, 08:13:26 PM »
I get the feeling you don't like the coach  ;)

You know me well...  :mg:

Actually, I think dave is a likeable enough fella...and he doesn't rock the boat, so Rizzo and Mini Me are comfortable with him.  But I also think he's dumb as a box of rocks. 

Now that the Lerners aren't sellers...or are they really...they may be more inclined to get someone more capable of making them look less like cheap losers.  Or not...

I've had my fill of dave since the day they hired him.  As I've said before...I had as much to do with the Nats winning the World Series as he did.  That would be nothing...


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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #54: March 11, 2024, 08:38:17 PM »
Actually, I think dave is a likeable enough fella...and he doesn't rock the boat, so Rizzo and Mini Me are comfortable with him.

Which is why he's still here.  He plays favorites a lot with coaches and certain players, none worse than Hickey, but makes sure well paid guys get the playing time Mini Me wants them to have.

We can win with Davey, as we did in '19, but a thoughtful manager with ideas of his own, and who actually adds to the team, will never work here.

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #55: March 11, 2024, 09:12:51 PM »
Crews isn’t posting until Sept if at all.

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #56: March 11, 2024, 09:19:11 PM »
Crews isn’t posting until Sept if at all.

Agreed...he's nothing special.  Yet, anyway...


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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #57: March 11, 2024, 11:03:43 PM »
In the past I didn't think Davey was a good manager even though he won a World Series. He probably hasn't gotten enough credit for the job he did in 2019 though. I changed my opinion this last year with the rule changes though. I remember a game I went to in 2022 where the Phillies were stealing bases at will and the Nats weren't even throwing down most of the time. This past year Davey took advantage of the new rules and ran whenever he could he ran even though he didn't have a bunch of speed guys.

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #58: March 31, 2024, 09:54:17 AM »
Congrats to Nasim Nuñez whose debut yesterday got overshadowed by Lipscomb.

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #59: March 31, 2024, 11:49:41 AM »
Congrats to Nasim Nuñez whose debut yesterday got overshadowed by Lipscomb.

And well it should. Nunez is another Jeter Downs and is just taking up a roster space until Senzel returns or Lipscomb is sent down.

Offline CoryTheFormerExposFan

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #60: April 10, 2024, 07:03:34 PM »
The way Wood is hitting and the improved plate discipline following a great Spring where he got a lot of run…I think we could see him in May. 

He surely will struggle some, but I don’t think he will be completely overmatched.  Let’s get him up and give this organization a much-needed jolt along with CJ’s continued development into a young star.

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #61: April 10, 2024, 07:04:49 PM »
And well it should. Nunez is another Jeter Downs and is just taking up a roster space until Senzel returns or Lipscomb is sent down.

Rizzo likes to do this roll the dice and pray with Rule 5's.  It never works.   They need to send Nunez back to the Marlins. 

Offline CoryTheFormerExposFan

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #62: April 12, 2024, 03:09:33 PM »
Wood is beating down the door.  Let’s bring a jolt of excitement for this franchise.  Give the fans another young star along with CJ to go see.

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #63: April 12, 2024, 03:51:50 PM »
It's just 2 weeks in AAA. It's like making Tyler O'Neill AL MVP. Let's see him keep it up for a couple months. We can get our joy after memorial day.

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #64: April 12, 2024, 07:22:36 PM »
It's just 2 weeks in AAA. It's like making Tyler O'Neill AL MVP. Let's see him keep it up for a couple months. We can get our joy after memorial day.

A couple months?!  I’m not saying bring him up today, but if he’s still showing the plate discipline into May, what are we waiting for?  The extra year of control will already have been achieved.  Do we need to see more of Winker and Rosario in LF? 

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #65: April 12, 2024, 07:40:24 PM »
Rosario getting playing time is an absolute joke

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #66: April 12, 2024, 10:04:28 PM »
Everybody wanted Jackson Holiday to be called up now and he is so far being overmatched. He's been up 11 times and has struck out 7 of them with still no hit. I agree if Wood is still smoking in mid-May they should bring him up but not before that.

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #67: April 13, 2024, 05:05:05 AM »
Rosario getting playing time is an absolute joke
I'd rather a player on the right side of 30, like Alex Call or Jake Alu, in his roster spot, but it isn't like he is holding anyone key back. The James Wood timeline isn't being affected by Rosario or Winker.

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #68: April 13, 2024, 10:15:57 AM »
Everybody wanted Jackson Holiday to be called up now and he is so far being overmatched. He's been up 11 times and has struck out 7 of them with still no hit. I agree if Wood is still smoking in mid-May they should bring him up but not before that.

It's incredibly rare to get called up and have the player hit like he did in AA/AAA.   Wyatt Langford's been struggling all year as well.   The issue is getting that adjustment slump out of their system.

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #69: April 13, 2024, 12:40:00 PM »
It's incredibly rare to get called up and have the player hit like he did in AA/AAA.   Wyatt Langford's been struggling all year as well.   The issue is getting that adjustment slump out of their system.
I would like to see him maintain <20% strike out rate in AAA in part because it will be higher in the majors, especially after that slump / adjustment.

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #70: April 13, 2024, 01:00:27 PM »
Everybody wanted Jackson Holiday to be called up now and he is so far being overmatched. He's been up 11 times and has struck out 7 of them with still no hit. I agree if Wood is still smoking in mid-May they should bring him up but not before that.

Holiday has the pressure of performing for a team expecting to make the Playoffs and potentially win a World Series.  Wood probably will have some struggles, either at first or after pitchers get the book on him.  Let him work through it.  If he goes another 3-4 weeks dominating AAA and keeping his K rate down, there’s nothing left to gain in AAA.  If the Nats are actually going to try and contend for a Wild Card in 2025 or 2026, we need to let guys like Wood work through the growing pains.

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Re: Wood/Crews Debuts
« Reply #71: April 13, 2024, 02:32:07 PM »
I would like to see him maintain <20% strike out rate in AAA in part because it will be higher in the majors, especially after that slump / adjustment.

I'd be fine with <30%. Aaron Judge had a 26% strike out rate in AAA before his call-up. There will always be a similarly high level of strikeouts in Wood's game I think.