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11-28-2012, 08:24 PM
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Although I did tune in to watch our LB playing QB, I doubt Michigan fans will.




You may be right but I still think the ACC will implode. If the ACC does implode the move to the Big 10 will be good for UMD.

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Nats pick up Denard Span in a 1-for-1 for Alex Meyer.

Big fan of Meyer, and Span's concussion history worries me a bit, but I like the deal. Span is cheap for 2 more years, they don't lock themselves into a bad deal with a guy like Bourn, and only give up one piece from a position of depth (1-4 are set for some time in this rotation, as far as I can tell).

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Nats pick up Denard Span in a 1-for-1 for Alex Meyer.

Big fan of Meyer, and Span's concussion history worries me a bit, but I like the deal. Span is cheap for 2 more years, they don't lock themselves into a bad deal with a guy like Bourn, and only give up one piece from a position of depth (1-4 are set for some time in this rotation, as far as I can tell).
Damn the line up is looking pretty sweet..hurry up spring training. I liked Meyer's as well the time is now to load up.

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Not a huge Span fan, but I could understand it. If $ isn't an issue(which I doubt it is for the Nats) I would of gone for Bourn.

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11-30-2012, 06:39 AM
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Bourn would have been a big commitment, and his one valuable tool (speed) is at risk of disappearing as he ages... much bigger risk than Span given the contract lengths involved. Hopefully they use the money they save here on pitching, because that's where they really need it (the bullpen at least).

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11-30-2012, 10:55 AM
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Bourn would have been a big commitment, and his one valuable tool (speed) is at risk of disappearing as he ages... much bigger risk than Span given the contract lengths involved. Hopefully they use the money they save here on pitching, because that's where they really need it (the bullpen at least).
Agree with you that financially, the acquisition of Span is a much better deal for the Nats than signing Bourn. However, with Span coming on board now the problem is at first base. With no room for Morse in the OF, will the Nats let LaRoche sign with the Red Sox and just go with Morse at 1B. I'm not a Nats fan, but I'd take retaining LaRoche over Span or Morse. Maybe last season was a career year for him but he has that quiet leadership that I believe is important for a young team such as the Nats.

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Sounds like what they want to do the most if keep LaRoche and trade Morse. Personally that's what I'd prefer as well, although I expect Morse to out-produce LaRoche offensively this season all else being equal.

The big question will be whether they can get LaRoche to settle for a 2 year deal. I won't cry if he gets 3 years elsewhere and moves on, but it'd be great to have him back.

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Agree with you that financially, the acquisition of Span is a much better deal for the Nats than signing Bourn. However, with Span coming on board now the problem is at first base. With no room for Morse in the OF, will the Nats let LaRoche sign with the Red Sox and just go with Morse at 1B. I'm not a Nats fan, but I'd take retaining LaRoche over Span or Morse. Maybe last season was a career year for him but he has that quiet leadership that I believe is important for a young team such as the Nats.
I feel the same way, retaining LaRoche should have been the number 1 priority IMO. Even taking out his bat his glove saved everyone in that infield countless times and replacing him with Morse makes everyone worse defensively.

Maybe they only made this deal after they figured they could not meet LaRoche's demands but giving up Meyer was a very steep price. I would have preferred they let Moore and Lombardozzi battle it out in left than give up Meyer for Span.

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Hanson for Walden?! Seriously Braves, where were the O's on this.

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11-30-2012, 04:26 PM
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No love for the Beast here. Personally I'd rather LaRoche walk and stick Morse on 1st.

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11-30-2012, 04:49 PM
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If the Nats let LaRoche walk, I sure as hell hope the O's grab him. Wanted him for a while now.

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Hanson for Walden?! Seriously Braves, where were the O's on this.
O's can do better I'd think. Hanson's shoulder is trouble.

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O's can do better I'd think. Hanson's shoulder is trouble.
For a reliever it's hardly a risk.

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For a reliever it's hardly a risk.
Being budget conscious then? $4 mil for Hanson's production might be iffy.

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Being budget conscious then? $4 mil for Hanson's production might be iffy.
I get the health concerns, but he's been productive less last year, which wasn't that awful anyway. I'm sure the O's could easily take on his contract, guys like Hamilton and Greinke wouldn't be realistic.

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No love for the Beast here. Personally I'd rather LaRoche walk and stick Morse on 1st.
The difference between Morse and LaRoche defensively at 1st is staggering. Offensively if both are at their best Morse is a bit better but not nearly enough to offset the difference defensively IMO...

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12-01-2012, 07:45 AM
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Defense at first tends to get overrated, although I think with the Desmond/Espinosa combo in the middle (lots of quick turns) it is going to be more important for the Nats than for the average club.

That said, Morse has the reach they need and is probably average defensively at first. They can certainly live with that if the rest of the math comes out in favor of letting LaRoche walk.

My biggest problem with Morse over LaRoche is that it's a one year solution vs. (hopefully) a two year solution. I can't see them extending Morse (he'll get more money and term than they should probably be offering). But if LaRoche is going to get 3, I'd probably just stick with Morse and hope that Moore is ready to step up in year 2 full time.

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According to their most recent seasons playing a decent number of games at 1st, Morse last year and LaRoche this year, Morse is around a 10 runs per 135 games below average 1st baseman while LaRoche is around a 10 runs per 135 games above average 1st baseman. And that is just fielding their own position. When you factor in the number of poor throws LaRoche saved his fellow infielders that difference increases.

Over a full season I would estimate the defensive difference between those two at 1st is 30 runs. That isn't insignificant IMO.

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12-04-2012, 10:06 AM
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Haren to the Nats pending physical? I'm fine with him as the 5th starter for 1 year, although the injuries/declining velocity bother me.

Greinke was never realistic long term and I guess they don't want to give up the other pieces required to get a guy like Shields.

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That type of move (Haran) is solid IMO. Sign a guy who had been very good, who had an off year for the first time ever, to a short deal. He could regain form and be a stud on an already good team.

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Are they not re-signing Jackson?

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Are they not re-signing Jackson?
Nope.

Guess whats next is what happens with whole LaRoche/Morse.

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With all the reports of the Orioles attmepting to trade for a power bat (Jones, Butler, Morse, etc.), it certainly seems like Reynolds won't be back. Wonder what that means for Davis as well, especially if a DH-type (Morse) is acquired.

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