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      Cowboys versus Redskins - now that just sounds correct.
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here along with THE Spaceman Spiff. Space is already on the sidelines, yucking it up with the important people. Me? I'm thinking how grateful I am for the 3-car accident on the beltway...
       
      If you cannot get up for this game, there isn't enough viagra made on earth for you. After all; the Redskins are hosting their eternal rival, the Cowboys. Winner will be sitting on top of the division, with a truckload of bragging rights.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Well, for starters, everybody and their mom is inactive. Chris Thompson Jamison Crowder, Paul Richardson, Quinton Dunbar; all inactive. What a time to have have your top two receivers out. The chatter here in the press box is Washington should do what they can to bring in receivers - to include making a trade with the Raiders for Amari Cooper.
       
      Then there's the question of which Redskins show up? They could come out and light Dallas up. Or, post an anemic effort to suffer another embarrassing lost. Neither would surprise me.
       
      One this is for sure, the distribution in fans is something like 55-45 Redskins. Already an embarrassment. Until you consider this team has done much to earn the lack of support.
       
      Still, you have offer the finger in the middle to those fans who sold their tickets to Dallas fans. What were you thinking?
       
      Back shortly...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Paul Richardson Jr.
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 55 C Casey Dunn
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
       
      The team held a touching tribute to my friend Rich Tandler, who passed this week.
       
      Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Did you hear the one about the team that got chance after chance but couldn't score more than a touchdown?
      That's right; they are tied at 7 at the half and completely anemic in the second half.
       
      "Against the run of play" is a term you hear in soccer all the time. It is applicable here. It means the better team is either tied or trailing.
       
      Whoever said football was fair?
       
      Washington needs to find a way to get hot in the second half. The Dallas Cowboys are infinitely beatable today.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      How do you like them apples?
      The Washington Redskins sent them home happy today. Along the way my ulcer started bleeding, I threw up twice, and peed the chair I was sitting in.
      Up by 10 at the two-minute warning, I did not expect to be hoping for a missed field goal to avoid overtime. But there I was, crossing fingers and toes and noticibly relieved when the ball bounced off the upright to seal the win.
      A lot of things had to go right for the Dallas Cowboys to even have a shot at the end. A lot more things went right for Washington.
      The Redskins held Ezekiel Elliot to just 33-yards rushing. They forced two fumbles by Dak Prescott, one of which went for a Redskins' touchdown, and sacked him a total of four times. 
      Ryan Kerrigan had his best day of the season, sacking Prescott twice, one of which caused the fumble for the score. Preston Smith scored the touchdown off of the fumble. Jonathan Allen and and Ryan Anderson each logged a sack. DJ Swearinger hit Prescott square on the ball to cause the other fumble by Prescott.
      And then there was the offense.
      Adrian Peterson defies time and physics in what he can still do on the football field. His ability to change directions instantly, the speed he still posesses, and his ability to play through multiple injuries is astonishing. He ran for 99-yards on 24-carries with a 4.1 yard per carry average. 
      Kapri Bibbs, the other back; added just 13-yards rushing. But as a receiver he caught 4 passes for 43-yards and the first touchdown of the game.
      Josh Doctson reeled in 3-receptions for 43-yards. Jordan Reed added 43-yards on his two catches. Maurice Harris logged 2 for 22-yards.
      Alex Smith had a adequate outting. He went 14/25 for 178 yards and a touchdown for a quarterback rating of 98.1. He was sacked once.
      His obvious miss of Jeremy Sprinkle running free in the end zone is almost cause for termination. Connect on that throw and the game is much more comfortable at the end. 
      The real stars of this show were the fat guys in the trenches. The offensive line that opened highway lane-wide holes for Peterson to run through, and the defensive line that wreaked such havok all game. 
       
      But we have to thank Dallas as well for things like an illegal snap to back the field goal unit up at the end. The holding call that negated the big gain one play before the sack/fumble/score was huge. They seemed to find ways to beat themselves.
       
      Despite the above, Dallas was right there until last miss that struck the goalpost. The win was entirely too close for comfort.
       
      But now that's it's over, I sure am enjoying the win.
       
      The Redskins sit alone at the top of the division after 6-weeks. They travel to New York next week where they can continue to help themselves with a win.
       
      But just because New York currently resides in the toilet does not mean they intend to roll-over and play dead. Washington will have their hands full if they don't get more production out of the offense.
       
      That's next week though. For now, I am intent on  enjoying an excellent victory. Against the Dallas Cowboys.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Talk soon!
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2018 Washington Nationals - Weak Cheese

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1 hour ago, justice98 said:

Maybe, about to turn 26, Harper's best years are yet to come.  But personally I dont see this as "must keep at all costs" situation.  

 

 

You saying you don't want to get into a bidding war?  I mean, from the way he's talking, he definitely wants to come back. 

 

My rule with letting players walk is replacing that production. You aren't replacing Harpers production with say Soto when they are already playing together, their combined output on this current roster barely broke 500, so how does anyone expect this tram to look if let a 100 RBI just leave without a clear replacement of that production? 

 

He's 26, we have the money, just do it instead of wishing what coulda been. 

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It honestly will probably come down to paying Harper this year or Rendon next year. I don’t think we could or should pay them both. So who is easier to backfill with guys we already have on the roster? 

 

Rendon replacement: you can say Carter Kieboom is likely to assume a starting infield position by 2020 but you don’t know how effective of an MLB player he’ll be. And then we still need a 2B and a 1B. We have a few IF holes the next two years. 

 

Harper replacement: we have Robles, Soto, and Eaton set as our opening day outfield next year. We don’t need to sign anyone else. 

 

So it’s clearly easier to replace Harper than Rendon. I’m not saying don’t try to sign Harper, I’m just saying if/when he signs elsewhere it’s not the end of the world and it drastically increases the odds we sign Rendon. 

 

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Bob Miller, who donated his 2001 WS Ring for Doug Harris, is not returning to the team. His contract won't be renewed. Commence with the hot takes and over-reactionary posts.

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Even though we've choked in the playoffs, it sucks not being there. There is just something special about playoff baseball.

 

I'm gonna be salty as hell if the Braves in their first good year knock off the Dodgers, but I don't see it happening.

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Just now, Warhead36 said:

I'm gonna be salty as hell if the Braves in their first good year knock off the Dodgers, but I don't see it happening.

 

it will happen simply because it is worse for the Nationals

 

follow that principle and you will rarely be wrong

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7 hours ago, StillUnknown said:

 

it will happen simply because it is worse for the Nationals

 

follow that principle and you will rarely be wrong

 

They'll get all of the calls, all.of the breaks, and it'll be bums like Charlie Culberson doinf most of the damage.

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Rendon is a good player but he isnt a superstar.  Harper can be the future 1st baseman after Zimmerman leaves.  We save another 20 next year when Zimm leaves.  We can easily afford Rendon and Harper if we wanted too

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On 10/2/2018 at 8:55 AM, skinsfan_1215 said:

It honestly will probably come down to paying Harper this year or Rendon next year. I don’t think we could or should pay them both. So who is easier to backfill with guys we already have on the roster? 

 

Rendon replacement: you can say Carter Kieboom is likely to assume a starting infield position by 2020 but you don’t know how effective of an MLB player he’ll be. And then we still need a 2B and a 1B. We have a few IF holes the next two years. 

 

Harper replacement: we have Robles, Soto, and Eaton set as our opening day outfield next year. We don’t need to sign anyone else. 

 

So it’s clearly easier to replace Harper than Rendon. I’m not saying don’t try to sign Harper, I’m just saying if/when he signs elsewhere it’s not the end of the world and it drastically increases the odds we sign Rendon. 

 

 

Would you rather have:

 

Harper and no Rendon

 

OR 

 

Rendon and no Harper, plus a stud catcher OR strong #3 for the rotation

 

Because that's realistically what this comes down to. We either keep a position of strength or weaken a position of strength and attempt to spread the wealth. If we retain Harper, we are going to be shopping for bargains elsewhere and may lose Rendon. 

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Baseball requires lots of good players to win, not 1-2 superstars like in the NBA. Who's the one superstar on Milwaukee? Or Oakland? Take Boston and New York out of it, they're on different playing fields financially. Rendon + 2 other B to B+ players > Harper and average players at other positions.

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18 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

the one superstar on Milwaukee?

 

MVP Christian Yelich.

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Harper, Rendon, stud C, and a strong #3 are all possible with Mark Lerner now running things. He understands more than Ted what it takes to compete on the national landscape. 

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4 hours ago, Popeman38 said:

Harper, Rendon, stud C, and a strong #3 are all possible with Mark Lerner now running things. He understands more than Ted what it takes to compete on the national landscape. 

 

Add Soto, Robles, Turner, Zimm, Kendrick. That's a solid lineup.

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On 10/5/2018 at 5:09 PM, Popeman38 said:

Harper, Rendon, stud C, and a strong #3 are all possible with Mark Lerner now running things. He understands more than Ted what it takes to compete on the national landscape. 

I don't understand the point in being frugal when the Yankess and Red Sox aren't, they won 100 games this year.  I'm sorry, there's no salary cap, there's no excuse for a team top 10 in value in the league running around acting like Oakland.  To hell with that, make it rain, keep our young players and better players so we arent a fringe roster like we are right now.  Lerner has more money than the Yankess or Red Sox owner.  New York added a super star to the young players they brought up like Judge, ADDED one.

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Got yo Stimulus right here, Harper, let's go save the economy, brotha.

 

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Make me proud, Mark Lerner, you can either eat with the adults or pick up your spork and go sit with the kids

 

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Teehee, Braves haven't scored in 18 innings, on 9 hits, with just 1 XBH--a lead off double in Gm 2. They've had 6 ABs with RISP in 2 games. Can they get swept w/o scoring a run? That'd be great!

 

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1 minute ago, Bacon said:

Gio is going up against Kershaw for game 1 lmfaaaoooo

Watch him throw a 3 hit shutout over 7 innings...

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Just now, Popeman38 said:

Watch him throw a 3 hit shutout over 7 innings...

 

Was getting ready to say the same thing, because everything is stupid...

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20 minutes ago, Popeman38 said:

Watch him throw a 3 hit shutout over 7 innings...

 

If he does and the Brewers win, he'll be the most popular guy in Wisconsin...

 

because the local "George Webb" restaurant chain has promised Wisconsinites that they'll receive free burgers if the team wins 12 games in a row, honoring a promotion from the 1940s when the owner of the chain predicted team winning streaks prior to each season. When George's son Jim took over the company, he formalized the promotion that a 12-game winning streak would net free burgers for the city. 

 

A win Friday would make it 12 in a row for the Brewers.  

 

 

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