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08-10-2012, 09:36 AM
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You can tell watching him play he's going to be a decent pro. Granted they lost, but I love the call up.
And the kid looks like he can put on 40 pounds. There's a lot more power to come from that frame.

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08-10-2012, 09:39 AM
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And the kid looks like he can put on 40 pounds. There's a lot more power to come from that frame.
So long as he doesn't compromise his speed in the process.

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So long as he doesn't compromise his speed in the process.
He's not really touted for his speed as it is, so I'd gladly take the power with the larger frame over the speed.

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Awesome article from Jayson Stark on the Strasburg thing.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/82...just-let-pitch

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Good article. Keep in mind another aspect. The Nats have taken chances with pitchers in the draft, and if their message is consistent, that they are going to look after the long-term care and career of their prospects, that is a strong message to send to a kids' parents who is drafted out of slot to sign with the team.

Case in point was this year's #1 pick.

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That was a great article.

I think Zimmermann stepping up so far is really going to help them survive this (or soften the blow). First, obviously, is the example he sets being a guy that was managed this same way. More importantly, though, they aren't shutting down their #1. They're shutting down their #2.

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He's not really touted for his speed as it is, so I'd gladly take the power with the larger frame over the speed.
yeah, he could do a Cabrera and add a decent bit of weight to the frame and get more power.

Who knows really.

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08-10-2012, 02:33 PM
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Manny starting against the righty...Betemit at 1st and Reynolds on the bench. Sounds good to me.

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08-10-2012, 03:15 PM
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Why would you sit him at this point? he's on fire!

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2 homers and 4 RBI so far tonight.

Yeah, I dig it. Sweet sweet swing.

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Hmmm, who to drop from my team to pick this kid up. What a stud.

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08-10-2012, 08:38 PM
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Welcome to Mannyland!

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Great to see Manny doing well. He sure can crush the hanging breaking ball.

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08-10-2012, 09:13 PM
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Manny ****ing Machado.

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08-10-2012, 11:15 PM
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God damn is it going to be depressing when he falls back to Earth. I want him hitting .500 at a 164RBI pace all season.

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Anyone know how many consecutive days the Nats have been 1st in their division now?

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Anyone know how many consecutive days the Nats have been 1st in their division now?
It's been since just after the first O's series, IINM. That little stretch there was the only time this season they were behind the Braves, but I don't remember quite how long a stretch it was.

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08-11-2012, 10:33 PM
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Hell of a win for the Nats tonight. Very entertaining team to watch. Real cool to have a baseball team playing great baseball right now. Need to pinch myself to make sure I am not dreaming.

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Another bomb. Bryce who?

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Gonna buy all my tickets in shallow left field from now on.

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Great article in the Post today on the Nats. Despite the 8-game winning streak coming to an end they still have the best record in baseball and a 4 1/2 game lead with Atlanta losing last night. I'm kind of glad Atlanta is staying close, it will keep the Nats sharp.

But overall yeah they're doing awesome. Especially given the injuries to Werth, Morse, Ramos, Zimmerman, Storen, Desmond and others. In terms of production, Werth seems to be back to norm, Morse has picked right up and LaRoche is doing above and beyond. It's not just the pitching, although that's certainly the strength of the team. Their depth is outstanding thanks to a good and deep farm system, and they've been great in close ballgames and have a great road record.

Now just three more on the west coast and then they get 17 of the next 22 at home. Most of that against subpar opponents (3 vs Mets, 3 at Philly, five vs Marlins, four vs Cubs) but the Cardinals and a key series vs the Braves in there as well. Should be exciting.

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08-13-2012, 09:12 AM
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The most interesting aspect of the season is that the Nats and Braves still have 6 head-to-head left in the season. IINM both have relatively weak schedules left, so it should shape up to be a good race to watch.

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08-13-2012, 10:33 AM
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Machado currently has a .750 ISO, 299 wRC+, and has posted 0.5WAR in only 4 games.

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Um, anyone else had the Nats with 8 runs after three?

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