Monday, January 30, 2012

Does this ROCK, or what?

http://t.co/1GFcPekK
Just HAD to pass this along. It looks SO DAMN COOL!!
No bullshit, either. I should add at this point that Bryce was named top prospect in both the South Atlantic and Eastern League(s) in 2011. Not too shabby, if you ask me...
BTW, I got that last tidbit of info courtesy of the Baseball America 2012 Almanac...which the lovely people @ MLB Insiders Club sent me in the mail today. (One of the perks of having a life membership...lol) Anyway, just finished reading it before I hit the 'puter tonight.
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A short note on Livan Hernandez:
He signed a minor league deal with the Astros yesterday (Tuesday), so his dream of finishing his career in the Nats' bullpen goes bye-bye. But there's always the possibility he could be back in D.C. in time for Opening Day...who knows?
At any rate, since I tried to post this last night (via my cell phone, using Bloggeroid)--and failed
I'll just say this, and move on.
Adios, Livo. You made it fun (and aggravating) for us Nats fans while you were here...BOTH go-rounds!! I don't know what we'll miss more, the slow deliberate windup or laying down sac bunts.Either way, we'll remember you as...a Nat always!!Gary

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Lineups?

RT @MarkZuckerman The #Nats projected lineup, though improved, still lacks high-OBP guys at the top:
Well, we DO have 3-4 weeks (till spring training) to get this lineup situated. But a question I have:
Are the Nats brass delusional, or do they SERIOUSLY believe Mike Cameron can help this club?
I mean, WHO'S trying to bullshit who? Seriously?

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

All in all...

RT @TheNatsBlog Nats Farm System Ranked No. 1 By Baseball America ... Before Gio Gonzalez Trade:
Despite the fact this ranking WAS before the Gio Gonzalez deal, this article still deserves to be checked out.
It shows the respect the Nats' farm system is getting from baseball insiders. Which for me is SO fricking GOOD to hear.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Oh, THIS'LL be fun...LMAO

http://www.natsinsider.com/2012/01/lidge-nats-can-make-playoff-run.html From Nats Insider, why Brad Lidge will make his presence known for the Nats this year.
Who knows? Maybe THIS is the year the Nats make a run for the NL wild card...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SOME day, perhaps?

RT @nvdaily Officials: Big-league benefits in baseball: WINCHESTER -- Baseball: The great American game. It's sport. It's en... From the #NorthernVirginiaDaily (in...I shit you not...#StrasburgVA), a story about the possibility of minor league baseball coming to #WinchesterVA.
Personally, I'd like to see it happen. If not the #HagerstownSuns (the low-A affiliate of the #Nats), then certainly another existing team can play there.
But the story points out NOTHING gets done until a commitment from a minor league is in place. So don't read anything into this, OK?
That's all I'm saying on the subject...for now, anyway.

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Is this called "covering your ass", Rizzo?

http://www.natsinsider.com/2012/01/rizzo-on-fielder-negotiations.html Mike Rizzo (via Nats Insider), perhaps feeding the bullshit machine JUST a bit too much.
At any rate, his explanation of why Prince Fielder got away from the Nats--while introducing Gio Gonzalez to the media.
All in all, I still point out we need a PERMANENT answer @ 1B. Care to address THAT, Rizzo?

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Stick to the plan...?

http://www.natsinsider.com/2012/01/sticking-to-their-plan.html All right, so we DIDN'T get Prince Fielder. What's "Plan B"?
Maybe after reading this (from Nats Insider), you'll know more than I do...or for that matter, the Nats front office.
Either way, I still point out we need a LONG TERM 1B!! Does anyone hear me, or am I pissing in the wind??

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

SHAFTED, yet AGAIN!!

How else to describe the collective scream of Nationals fans, on learning Prince Fielder won't be wearing a curly "W" on his head?
Instead, he'll be in...Detroit? Tis the case, I'm afraid. 9 yrs/$234 mix, is the deal.
So he goes "home", to where his old man Cecil made HIS name. First Mark Texiera, and now this. WHY are we treated like shit by big-name players? I ask you.
(At least the saving grace in this, is that it AIN'T the Marlins...)
So now we STILL need a 1B, cause Adam LaRoche AIN'T the long-term answer. As much as Michael Morse did yeoman work last year...he belongs in LF.
Well, there's the Gio Gonzalez press conference tomorrow to keep me happy...lol

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Top 20 Nats prospects

RT @AdamKilgoreWP In the wake of the Gio Gonzalez trade, Baseball Prospectus's @Kevin_Goldstein ranks the Nats' top 20 prospects.
Nice to see some of these guys (Sammy Solis in particular) get some notice.
To think, only 5 weeks till spring training...GO NATS!!

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