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Old 04-16-2009, 04:28 PM   #31
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The think the other HUGE reason for bringing Dunn in was to, at the very least, give the fans the impression that the team is willing to spend some money to bring in a big name/someone to add a little excitement to the lineup. Adam Dunn isn't a superstar but at least he's someone with a big bat and a great personality, which is something this team has been lacking since Soriano (God I was a big fan of his and still wish he could have stayed!).
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:35 PM   #32
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The think the other HUGE reason for bringing Dunn in was to, at the very least, give the fans the impression that the team is willing to spend some money to bring in a big name/someone to add a little excitement to the lineup. Adam Dunn isn't a superstar but at least he's someone with a big bat and a great personality, which is something this team has been lacking since Soriano (God I was a big fan of his and still wish he could have stayed!).
Great point.
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Nats Win! Nats Win! Nats Win!

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Nats Win! Nats Win! Nats Win!

How bout that!
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:01 AM   #35
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How about the bullpen pitching 2 1/3 scoreless, hitless, and walkless innings? Pretty impressive stuff.
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Wow...didn't think they'd win at all in April!
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Wow...didn't think they'd win at all in April!
OUCH! Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while...going the whole month of April without a win should have meant the entire team being sent down to the minors...that would be a travesty!
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I can't really argue with that...you are certainly right about the Nats needing a power hitter. My point was lack of discipline which Dunn doesn't help. Also that pitching is a priority, not hitting, but I guess you have to start somewhere huh? It's not like they have the money to really spend when they ranked 13th out of 16 NL teams for attendance at barely over 2.3 mil. So I get your point.
Just an FYI, and I know he was just a "rental", but Soriano hit 46 homers for you in 2006. I'm surprised that was forgotten given that he joined the 40/40 club that year. (4th player ever I believe...Canseco, Bonds, A-Rod, Soriano)

On a side note, how much more losing do you think Acta can endure and still remain with the team?
Dunn has 808 career walks in 8 seasons, so while he's not the model of discipline, I wouldn't say he has a lack of discipline either. We're not talking Rob Deer...

The Nats have several young arms on the farm that they are waiting to bring up, which is why I think they went after hitting as opposed to pitching. They have 2 or 3 guys at AAA that are almost ready to rock and roll.

As far as Soriano goes, I didn't mention him because I don't consider him a true cleanup hitter. He has too much speed and would be more important in other spots in the lineup. In fact, he spent most of that 2006 season hitting first or third for the Nats.

I think Acta has a long leash until the Front Office starts spending more money. I think Kasten realizes that it's going to take some time. But once he thinks all the pieces are in place, that leash will shorten considerably.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:20 AM   #39
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With only 1 win so far the Nats don't deserve another thread so I'm burying this here.

FOX Sports on MSN - MLB - Nationals, 3B Zimmerman agree to new contract

Seems like a pretty reasonable contract to me.
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Nationals Journal - Dukes Scratched For Violating Team Rule

I heard on ESPN this morning that Dukes was 5 minutes late for a meeting because he was doing some event/signings for some Little Leaguers. The team benched him (their hottest hitter now) and threatened to send him to AAA if it happens again.

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I was wondering if anyone was going to post that. That is just too funny. I thought of this thread when I saw it too.
ESPN showed other teams that had similar mix ups and it just makes you wonder who the hell is making these jerseys!
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LOL. Just saw it on PTI. Can't pitch, can't hit, can't spell.
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I was wondering if anyone was going to post that. That is just too funny. I thought of this thread when I saw it too.
ESPN showed other teams that had similar mix ups and it just makes you wonder who the hell is making these jerseys!
The Nats have been doing this a lot this year. One of their pitchers had the "N" sewn on upside down.
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And this is supposed to be a professional franchise. I have half a mind to write them a letter if I knew they had somebody that could read it.
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