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#41 JeremyStrain

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:53 PM

Yes, true, didn't realize what a butcher he was. Still it's the NL and he's a good bat, gotta play him somewhere, and LaRoche is generally considered a good 1B, no?


I didn't figure it out until I blogged about it, don't feel bad. Saw him in person in rehab, TERRIBLE.

Yeah LaRoche isn't a bad 1B at all, but in the NL you gotta cram guys places, and that 30HR needs to be in the lineup.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

Bryce Harper getting called up tomorrow, replacing an injured Ryan Zimmerman.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:37 PM

Bryce Harper getting called up tomorrow, replacing an injured Ryan Zimmerman.


Pretty surprised by this move. Should be fun to watch though.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

Pretty surprised by this move. Should be fun to watch though.


Selfishly I would've wanted to see him start at home. Not sure if this is going to be a long-term or just until Zimm is back. Seemed to caught Mark Lerner off guard when he was asked about it. Nats seem to be serious about competing this year, else they wouldn't have done this move (yes I know how good they are right now, but it's relatively speaking small sample size)/
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:04 AM

A smoked double, and a great throw from Harper last night.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:07 AM

Selfishly I would've wanted to see him start at home. Not sure if this is going to be a long-term or just until Zimm is back. Seemed to caught Mark Lerner off guard when he was asked about it. Nats seem to be serious about competing this year, else they wouldn't have done this move (yes I know how good they are right now, but it's relatively speaking small sample size)/


They will go through struggles, but with the 2nd WC, I absolutely expected them to be a contender.

I doubt you see Harper go back down. Maybe if he struggles miserably, but as long as he is competitive, he is probably up for good.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:18 AM

Did you see the throw Harper had last night? Good god what a cannon of an arm he has.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:43 AM

Did you see the throw Harper had last night? Good god what a cannon of an arm he has.



Yep. In three days, he's already made two amazing throws and should have had two assists so far instead of none. Can't believe the ump called that guy safe last night. You can certainly see all of the tools. Very good speed, great arm, and power. He wasn't doing great in AAA so the question is can he hit consistently enough at the ML level right now. Cahill made him look bad on his changeup last night but that's no crime.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:55 PM

Did you see the throw Harper had last night? Good god what a cannon of an arm he has.



Yep. In three days, he's already made two amazing throws and should have had two assists so far instead of none. Can't believe the ump called that guy safe last night. You can certainly see all of the tools. Very good speed, great arm, and power. He wasn't doing great in AAA so the question is can he hit consistently enough at the ML level right now. Cahill made him look bad on his changeup last night but that's no crime.


Yeah he'll have some ups and downs this year, but he'll still be fun to watch.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:17 AM

Did you see the throw Harper had last night? Good god what a cannon of an arm he has.

I was at the game, it was quite something. I've never seen a crowd give such an applause to someone after they didn't the call on the field. I still can't decide if he was safe or out upon the relievers. Gun to my head, I say tie goes to the runner.
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#51 SammyBirdland

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:44 PM

Nationals sign Mike Gonzalez to a minor league deal.


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Nationals have signed left-handed reliever Michael Gonzalez (33), who will report to Viera.



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Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:03 PM

Just wanted to let you all know that if you go to American Pest's FB page and like it, you can fill out a form and get 2 free tickets to a Nats game coming up. A bunch of friends and I did it and all got tix for the same game, I think there are 10 of us going now.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:54 PM

Baseball Analytics: The emergence of Edwin Jackson
http://www.baseballa...on-finally.html

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:56 PM

Nationals add another high end talent, with their selection of Lucas Gioloto.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:57 PM

Strasburg, Gio, Giolito, Zimmermann....Unheard of.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:46 PM

Seriously, does no one in the Natinals organization know how to spell-check?

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:54 AM

FanGraphs: Q&A with Mike Rizzo
http://baltimorespor...reply&f=6&t=214

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:31 PM

http://www.fangraphs... ... osition=OF

900 OPS? Solid walk rate...good power.

Wow!
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:51 PM

And Trout is off to a better one.

354/412/565.

Well I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player.


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:37 PM

Harper talking to Toronto media:

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Toronto radio asks Harper if he's going out for a beer. PR guy cut if off. Harper adds, “I’m not answering that. Thats a clown question bro”

Keep in mind that Harper is old enough to drink legally in Ontario (age is 19).
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