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2021 Washington Nationals Thread: Good Luck Max, You'll Need It!


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15 hours ago, CRobi21 said:

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I laughed...but I also wanted to cry. 

 

Players left from that World Series team (that made an appearance in the playoffs): Stras, Soto, Corbin, Zimm, Ross, Suero, Rainey.

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10 minutes ago, Ball Security said:

Me too.  Standing room in CF.  I have an awesome video of Robles catching the final out and the celebration.

Same! We had 2 spots at the end of one of the counters. An awesome night!

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Dodgers down 2-0 vs Braves.  Whilst the Braves are very well capable of blowing a 2-0 series lead and losing the series.  It really feels good thinking that we could have stolen Ruiz/Gray from the Dodgers and in return they may never win it all with Max/Trea.  Not that I want the Braves to win it all but two young star potential guys for the next bunch of years is great.

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27 minutes ago, mammajamma said:

Nats completely fleeced LA with that trade. Got their best prospects for 2 guys that didn’t show up in the playoffs

 

Max had sub 2 ERA and went 7-0 after the trade and then gave up 4 runs across 16 2/3 innings in the playoffs.  Nats hopefully set themselves up well for the future with Gray and Ruiz, but you really can't ask for more from a mid season acquisition than Max.  Also another year of Turner.  The trade probably ends up being pretty close to a win win for the respective teams.

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1 minute ago, mammajamma said:

just saw the new coaching staff, and found it very strange that the only coach we kept was for the position we were worst at the past 2 seasons (pitching)

Jim Hickey didn't coach this team in 2020, Paul Menhardt did. And I want to see what Hickey does this year--Gray's development is paramount. He showed flashes and had more good than bad, and his last 3 starts were very encouraging. I'm hoping Corbin's last month was a sign of him correcting whatever the issue was. I'll miss Long, badly. He was a real loss. The others are meh--although Young is intriguing. If Darnell Coles can get Robles hitting, he'll be a manager somewhere right quick.

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19 minutes ago, Dan T. said:

Well this sucks.  F.P. Santangelo tweeted today that he will not be returning to MASN next year for the Nats' telecasts.  

I'm hoping Ryan Zimmerman takes his place--he is awesome and highly entertaining!

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1 minute ago, Riggo#44 said:

I'm hoping Ryan Zimmerman takes his place--he is awesome and highly entertaining!

 

That is a really interesting thought.  He's a walking Nats institution.  And he's got some of the same sense of humor that F.P. does, though it's drier and more subtle.  

 

That could work.

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41 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

Jim Hickey didn't coach this team in 2020, Paul Menhardt did. And I want to see what Hickey does this year--Gray's development is paramount. He showed flashes and had more good than bad, and his last 3 starts were very encouraging. I'm hoping Corbin's last month was a sign of him correcting whatever the issue was. I'll miss Long, badly. He was a real loss. The others are meh--although Young is intriguing. If Darnell Coles can get Robles hitting, he'll be a manager somewhere right quick.

fair enough. i forgot about menhardt (i think im in the minority that liked him more Hickey, but a nearly perfect playoffs/WS from the mound vs. whatever we saw this past year will do that)

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3 hours ago, CRobi21 said:

Sucks about FP. Also read that Carpenter only has 2 years left on his contract. Could definitely see him retiring when that expires, if not some time before.

 

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I don't like change...


i liked their easy rapport and that they were entertaining beyond just calling the game, with Carp as the straight man and FP the jokester.  So that’s a change I’m not in favor of.

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