Thursday, March 08, 2007

Crisis #1 Averted

Today was the first round of cuts... all the usual stiffs you'd expect (so it seems; we're only working on a partial list for the moment).

The good news? Buh-bye, Tony Womack!

Next names that need to go:

Make it happen!

Remember how happy Womack's signing made us?

  • The Times gives us the full list. Nobody surprising. Hinckley and Blanco are the only names normal people might know. Meanwhile, in certain parts of this region, tears are being shed for Melvin Dorta.


    • so two years after carrying blanco on the ML roster all yr long as a rule 5 pick, he still can't make it past the first cuts in spring training? that was a grrrreat move, to play that entire season down a man.

      By Blogger Bill, at 3/08/2007 12:22 PM  

    • All we are saying is give Nook a chance. OK? His Nats numbers from last year ain't bad and spring training is a chance to try new things.

      Plus the guy's glove should by him at least three times the amount of time they gave Brandon Watson. So Nook may not get too many gwrbi but that glove of his still could win a game or two.

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/08/2007 3:36 PM  

    • Nook's glove might save 10 runs over the course of a season, but the Nats easily lose all of those runs with Nook's bat. Fielding is important, but there are better options for CF that include a lot more hitting for just a little less fielding.

      By Anonymous Natty Fan, at 3/08/2007 3:45 PM  

    • If Nook can hit what he hit last year in the majors, he's probably a useful player.

      But that was a tiny number of ABs (Flip a coin three times, and there's a chance it comes up heads all three times; that doesn't mean that the coin is a trick), and it was far out of line with anything he's done in his career.

      He's played 600 games in the minor leagues and hit .261 in there with a .317 OBP and a .334 Slugging average. That's against minor league pitching!? I don't think he's going to suddenly learn how to hit MLB pitching.

      By Blogger Chris Needham, at 3/08/2007 3:57 PM  

    • Nook is at best a 4th OF and he and Travis Lee are best used as late-inning defensive replacements (in the few games where the Nats will have a lead to protect). Anything more is just going to be an offensive hole that no amount of great fielding will replace.

      By Blogger JammingEcono, at 3/08/2007 10:35 PM  

    • Next up....Hanrahan!

      From Fletch: "Now, you know that, and I know that... but somebody's bucking for a promotion. It's probably that pederast Hanrahan. I don't know."

      By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/09/2007 7:52 PM  

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