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2017 Washington Nationals: 2nd Round Bound

Discussion in 'Adopt-a-Team' started by JimRiceHOFer, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. JimRiceHOFer

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    Updated roster for the 2017 Nationals:

    Starting Lineup:
    C - Matt Wieters
    1B - Ryan Zimmerman
    2B - Daniel Murphy
    SS - Trea Turner
    3B - Anthony Rendon
    LF - Bryce Harper
    CF - Adam Eaton
    RF - Jayson Werth

    Bench: Stephen Drew, Derek Norris, Clint Robinson, Michael Taylor, Chris Heisey

    SP - Max Scherzer
    SP - Stephen Strasburg
    SP - Gio Gonzalez
    SP - Tanner Roark
    SP - Joe Ross
    Closer - Shawn Kelley

    Bullpen - Felipe Riviero, Blake Treinen, Oliver Perez, Rafael Martin, Matt Grace, Koda Glover

    Coaching Staff:
    Dusty Baker - Manager
    Mike Maddux - Pitching Coach
    Davey Lopes - 1st Base Coach
    Bob Henley - 3rd Base Coach
    Chris Speier - Bench Coach
    Rich Schu - Hitting Coach
    Jacque Jones - Asst. Hitting Coach
    Dan Firova - Bullpen Coach

    Minors Shuttle/Backups/DL:
    P - Sammy Solis, A.J. Cole, Trevor Gott, Austin Adams, Kyle McGowin, Jimmy Cordero, Vance Worley, Austin Voth, Neal Cotts, Jeremy Guthrie
    OF - Brian Goodwin, Victor Robles, Rafael Bautista
    IF - Adam Lind, Wilmer Difo, Matt Skole, Carter Kieboom, Jose Marmolejos
    C - Jose Lobaton, Pedro Severino, Spencer Kieboom, Raudy Read, Jhonatan Solano

    Free Agents:
    Ben Revere - signed with Angels
    Wilson Ramos - signed with Tampa Bay
    Matt Belisle - signed with Minnesota
    Marc Rzepczynski - signed with Seattle
    Mat Latos - signed with Toronto
    Mark Malancon - signed with San Francisco
    Stephen Drew - resigned with Washington
    Chris Heisey - resigned with Washington
    Yusmero Petit - signed with Angels
    Aaron Barrett
    Sean Burnett - signed Minor League deal with Philadelphia

    Spring Training Non-Roster Invitees:
    Emmanuel Burriss
    Brandon Snyder
    Vance Worley
    Joe Nathan
    Matt Albers
    Jeremy Guthrie
    Jhonatan Solano
    Neal Cotts

    Lucas Giolito - Traded to White Sox
    Reynaldo Lopez - Traded to White Sox
    Danny Espinosa - Traded to Angels

    Adam Eaton - traded from White Sox
    Derek Norris - traded from Arizona
    Adam Lind - signed free agent
    Matt Wieters - signed free agent
    #1 JimRiceHOFer, Dec 19, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2017
  2. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

    They have to add relief help, right? I have been hoping that NY can trade them Clippard (one year left on his deal), it seems to make a lot of sense all around to me.
  3. JimRiceHOFer

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    They haven't added any bullpen help yet.

    A return of Tyler Clippard would be nice, but I don't see them trading to get him.
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  6. JimRiceHOFer

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    Nats sign Vance Worley to MiLB deal


    The Washington Nationals signed veteran right-hander Vance Worley to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the team announced Saturday.

    Worley, 29, went 2-2 with a 3.53 ERA in 35 games (four starts) for the Orioles in 2016. The righty provides the Nationals with a versatile option as a potential sixth starter or long reliever, both roles he has served throughout his seven-year career.
  7. simplicio

    simplicio Well-Known Member Gold Supporter

    I was curious about why he was only worth a minor league deal - that's a pretty solid performance in the AL East last year. Looks like his peripherals were down. FIP of 4.82, strikeouts down, BABIP 20 points lower than anything he's put up in the last five years. Is that just luck, or the product of strong corner D in Baltimore?
  8. JimRiceHOFer

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    Jeremy Guthrie signed to Minor League Deal


    In need of some experienced rotation depth, the Nationals have signed veteran Jeremy Guthrie to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league camp this spring.

    Guthrie hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2015 with the Royals, but the Nats are willing to take a low-risk chance on the 37-year-old, a highly popular member of rotations in Baltimore and Kansas City over the last decade.

    Owner of a 91-108 record and 4.37 ERA in 305 career major league appearances (272 starts), Guthrie provides the kind of experienced fallback option the Nationals have lacked in recent seasons.
  10. GammonsSpecialPerson

    GammonsSpecialPerson Member SoSH Member

    The bench is awful and given the number of fragile "regulars" this team has massive collapse potential.
  11. sean1562

    sean1562 Member SoSH Member

    going in with ryan Zimmerman as their starting 1b is a huge handicap. the only chance the nats have is a MVP season from Harper and a full season of high quality Strasburg. a full season of trea will be great but 1b, c, and LF all have the potential to be black holes. who plays 3b if/when rendon gets injured? Stephen drew?
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    Nats/Red Sox to play exhibition game at the Naval Academy


    Major League Baseball's long tradition of honoring America's military heroes will continue this spring when the Nationals and Red Sox compete in a preseason exhibition game April 1 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

    The game, which will be open exclusively to Naval Academy midshipmen and members of the U.S. Navy, will be televised nationally on ESPN. The Nationals will host one exhibition game at the Naval Academy each year through 2019 as part of a new 3-year agreement.
  14. JimRiceHOFer

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    Depth Chart shows Rendon backed up by Stephen Drew and Wilmer Difo
  15. sean1562

    sean1562 Member SoSH Member

    I feel like Wilmer Difo is the Nats version of Marco Hernandez. They are one rendon injury away from starting drew/difo. The team is in trouble without great, healthy seasons from harper and stras.The team is good but just doesn't have great depth. this team lives and dies with Harper and Strasburg. An MVP season from Harper can fill a lot of holes
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  17. OilCanCoulter

    OilCanCoulter Member SoSH Member

    Another Boras signing. Wieters is now the 12th Boras client on the Nationals. No other team in the league has more than 4.
  18. DeadlySplitter

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  19. TheYaz67

    TheYaz67 Member SoSH Member

    Nats are not far at this point from advertising for bullpen help on craigslist....

    Punting in the offseason (on getting a closer) is going to end up costing them dearly in prospects at the deadline, because they cannot go into the postseason with the disaster of a bullpen they currently have.
  20. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

    Yeah that was a tough one. Wasn't a lot of help out there and the numbers given to Chapman, Jansen and Malancon were - quite frankly - kind of insane, but that's the league we live in now. The kicker is they gave up so much for Eaton and now he's out, so the reservoir is depleted. I think they'd be best of making an early move for a Robertson or Madson, which shouldn't cost a ton and would give them some time to reassess before the deadline. But they definitely need help. Bullpen seems to be Rizzo's white whale.
  21. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Tonight was old pal Albers' turn. Gave up a three run homer in the 9th, trying to close out the game.
  22. TheYaz67

    TheYaz67 Member SoSH Member

    While no one guy has been allowed to fail over and over (like KRod's 5 blown saves for Detroit), they amazingly have 5 different guys who have each already blown 2 games, and incredibly not one of them is the original closer for this team (Blake Treinen) who while only having one official blown save to his name, is also the proud owner of a 6.51 ERA and -0.5 WAR....

    They have 5 relievers who currently boast a negative WAR, and another two that have 0.1. That is a problem, and kind of odd for a team that has such awesome starters....
  23. dcmissle

    dcmissle Deflatigator Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Though they win last night, their bullpen remains beyond atrocious. And there is no evidence of improvement. I don't know of a team with a single greater need and less negotiating leverage as the trade deadline begins to loom.
  24. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    And Cinco Ocho is sitting at home, waiting for the telephone to ring

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