skinsfan_1215

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About skinsfan_1215

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  1. skinsfan_1215

    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    Well that didn't pan out. -Rooster Cogburn (seriously, that line isn't a gif somewhere?)
  2. skinsfan_1215

    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    Most disappointing, sure. We once fielded a team with Nyjer Morgan AND Elijah Dukes though. So, yeah.
  3. skinsfan_1215

    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    Hopefully a top tier college pitcher.
  4. skinsfan_1215

    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    Home plate ump called him out on a check swing that he didn’t appeal to 1B, Howie took exception to it. Tossed him as he was walking away too, it was a cheapie.
  5. skinsfan_1215

    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    This is shaping up to be a “straw that broke the camel’s back” game. Assuming Nats lose this game with 0 for 9+ with RISP, getting swept in 4 games by the pathetic Mets, I would not be shocked if this is the end of the line for Davey.
  6. skinsfan_1215

    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    Nope nope nope nope nope nope nope (it was a mistake not trading him last year)
  7. skinsfan_1215

    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    The problem is how bloated the payroll is and little wiggle room you have for additions. If we're assuming that right now, right around the luxury tax threshold, is their max. Next year, Zimm's $18m is gone (but you've gotta replace him)... net saving of $10m maybe if we're letting Adams start and signing someone else, (more if Zimm Jr is your backup). Rendon's $18m is either gone (but he has to be replaced) or is more like $25m if we re-sign him. Rosenthal can be bought out for a decrease of $5m over this year's payroll and those funds reallocated to new bullpen members. Dozier's $9m can MAYBE be replaced with Kieboom. Big maybe after his showing last month. Kendrick is making like $5m and out-performing his contract by a substantial margin. I don't consider his FA being a salary deduction because you have to replace him with someone more expensive. So you've got, best case scenario, $22m less in payroll than this year if we re-sign Rendon (and that's not factoring in arbitration increases). After arbitration increases, you're looking at maybe $10m. That'll buy you less than one top tier reliever.
  8. skinsfan_1215

    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    An effective rebuild needs to factor in payroll. That's why I'm fine with moving Strasburg even if we don't get peak value for him. Fine with moving Scherzer even though it would hurt me to do so (I'd instantly be rooting for whatever team he's on, don't even care if it's the Yanks or Dodgers, I want him to win a ring). We need to dump salary and get down into the low $100m territory, then get ready to splurge in 2-3 years when it's time to compete again.
  9. Congress has a Constitutional responsibility for oversight. The "legislative purpose" argument is nonsense pushed (weakly) by Trump's lawyers... which by the way was just called nonsense by a Federal judge. This is probably the first time Congress has had to subpoena tax returns and financial docs because it's the first time we've had a President that hasn't released his tax returns, first time a president has suspect ties to foreign govts, and potential conflicts of interest that would cause him to put his personal financial well-being ahead of the country's. So yeah, pretty unique situation in the history of our country.
  10. skinsfan_1215

    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    Yup saw that too. Was surprised FP didn’t say something about it because he was commenting about how pissed Ross looked. Pain is completely derived from one source: high expectations. Once you divorce yourself from expectations, DC sports become way easier to watch. The highs aren’t as high, but the lows also aren’t nearly as low. And there are a goddamn lotta lows in DC sports.
  11. skinsfan_1215

    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    Perfect example of “what the hell can Davey do.” Tries to piece together an 8th inning. Makes the right move to put in Doolittle for the 4 run save. Still loses.
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    2019 Washington Nationals Thread - The Winds of Change

    Going into a mini-rebuild would let us take a shot on another young manager.
  13. Yeah 65-35 sounds about right just because it's really early. Final polling for 2016 put the odds at like 70-30 and Trump ran the table in 3 states by less than 80k votes total. Trump is one of the weakest incumbents we've ever had.
  14. I don’t think so. People who dislike Trump enough to want to impeach him are absolutely going to show up to vote against him.