Monday, June 18, 2007

Your Nook Logan Thread

After the game, I checked my email, and I had two emails from loyal blog readers kvetching about our good friend Nook Logan, wondering why he continues to sit on the roster, stealing playing time from players who stink, but not as much as he does.

Damed if I know. Damned if I know.

Brandon Watson's International League Record 43-game hitting streak ended tonight. Congrats to him. It's really an amazing feet, and he's just the kind of hitter who'd be able to accomplish something like that. (Yes, that's a backhanded compliment!) (Didja notice the 2 scoreless IP by Luis Ayala in there?)

I've written many, many, many words about our good friend Nook Logan. Here's one fine example (including an appearance by an anonymous commenter whom I apparently made sick by my lusting for steroids or something; I couldn't quite follow). If that's not enough to sate your appetite, here's a boatload more.

But let's turn this over to you. Judging by my inbox, some of you have some comments on Mr. Logan. What do you think? Send him down (hoping he clears waivers [hahahaha]) and bring up Watson? Take him back behind the barn? What's up with him defensively? How many balls has he screwed up this year? Is he the suckiest suck who ever did suck? Or is it a case of what that anonymous commenter said: "The league needs a lot more players like Nook Logan and the moment baseball get back to the running and gunning of the 80s it will have more fans."


  • Nook Logan sucks

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/18/2007 11:09 PM  

  • Boy that guy talking using Ninja logic about the stats in the thread you linked seems like a witty and dangerous fellow.

    This thread is all about anonymous comments like that, right>

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/18/2007 11:53 PM  

  • What -- you can't delete anonymous comments when they're so larded up with typos that it's embarrassing?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/18/2007 11:54 PM  

  • i don't care what they do with him, just get rid of him. Maybe they can keep him as the gimp for Dukes?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/19/2007 12:55 AM  

  • He's bad at the plate.
    He's bad in the field.
    Other than that, I have no issues with Nook.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/19/2007 6:29 AM  

  • Beyond a doubt it is the terrbile fielding that has me steamed. In theory, Logan was supposed to make up for his bat with his speed in the outfield, but he butchered another play last night in what turned out to be a 1-run game. Then again, his speed also failed to avert a rally-killing double play. I so very much want him off the team. Brandon Watson certainly couldn't do worse.

    By Blogger Skedeebs, at 6/19/2007 6:43 AM  

  • Nook has to go, hes fast, but hes an awful base runner, I mean whats the point of being fast if you cant advance, or steal???? And his D isn't what it was supposed to be, at this point Watson couldn't be any worse!

    By Blogger Stephen, at 6/19/2007 8:04 AM  

  • Nook Logan is the suckiest suck of the Suck Brothers.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/19/2007 8:12 AM  

  • Exavier Prente forever, Brandon never!

    By Anonymous Mrs. Logan, at 6/19/2007 8:29 AM  

  • Trade Nook and Felipe Lopez for Grady Sizemore. Do you know him he's on my fantasy team and he's fast he gets a lot of stolen bases.

    By Anonymous Anonymous #8, the one with the mustache, at 6/19/2007 8:33 AM  

  • Anybody seen Alex Escobar lately? Farm Authority says he's been playing CF for the Senators. I'd prefer to give him a chance to stay healthy instead of giving Watson a chance to not suck.

    By Anonymous steve, at 6/19/2007 9:24 AM  

  • Yeah, bring up Escobar. Let him play a game or two until, while fielding a routine fly ball, his head will fall off or whatever. THEN we can call up Watson.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/19/2007 9:48 AM  

  • I never thought I would say this but we should give Langerhans a longer look, he's actually been swinging a pretty hot stick.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/19/2007 10:08 AM  

  • I'd like to see them bring Escobar up when he's healthy (if they can time it right ... I think he's supposed to be healthy for about 5 days at the end of the month before he gets hurt while stretching).

    I don't want to see Watson come up. We have too many mediocre/below average left-handed hitters. We don't need another. Especially one that doesn't look to take a walk once in awhile.

    What about giving Darnell McDonald a chance? He's a right-handed batter and is currently hitting .323/.388/.831. He has twice as many doubles (16-7) and triples (4-2) as Watson. Nearly three times as many walks (28-11) and the same number of stolen bases (12) as Watson. Okay, so he strikes out twice as often (58-27), but he's still getting on base with some gap power. I'd rather see Darnell than Nook or Watson out there ...

    By Anonymous e, at 6/19/2007 10:14 AM  

  • Thanks for providing a place for those who have a well reasoned critical eye on the Nationals.....Some sites have banned all negative comments.....

    My problem with Acta is he just seems to refuse to accept Nook is not, was not and will not be a solution for the Nationals. He just keep sending him out there and repeating his mantra of positive thinking.....ACTA approach is hurting this team in this respect. (Lopez is much the same problem but that is a different issue for a different time)

    When is it time to face facts....ACTA MADE A BIG MISTAKE TO GIVE HIM THE JOB even before spring training! Acta has some flaws and they are showing brightly. The PLAN has flaws and it is not un American to point out things that need addressing....NOOK MUST reason at all to have him on the roster if we really do want to progress.

    By Blogger JayB, at 6/19/2007 10:17 AM  

  • JayB, I think the rationale for starting Nook came from Bowden and the FO, not Acta. When Manny did declare him the defacto starter before spring training, he also stated that Nook would be batting #8. That to me is a clear indication that Manny understands that Nook is an offensive drag.

    Ryan Langerhans's increased playing time, as well as the "no more switch-hitting" mandate indicates that both Acta and Bowden realize that it's unlikely Nook is a long-term solution in CF. In fact, they may have stumbled into something more palatable with Langerhans.

    If you're looking for Acta to come out to the press and say "Nook is awful. We need a change.", I don't think we'll ever see that. Watch how Acta handles Langerhans and Escobar in the coming months. I think that will reveal how much (or rather little) Acta values Nook's play.

    By Anonymous Natty Fan, at 6/19/2007 2:46 PM  

  • Nook is terrible. I forget what we gave the Tigers for him, but I wish we could get it back. I've seen many pitchers with a better swing than him.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/19/2007 3:02 PM  

  • I do not expect Acta to do his work in the press, but I do expect him to help the team. Tell JimBo that all his public pumping up of Logan was wrong and cut him lose. Logan has no value in trade and will not be any help to this team now or down the road. Somebody Please be a man, stand up and take responsibility for this Early Winter blunder that has been extremely costly. They could have gotten a major league Centerfielder like the Dodgers did, admit the is July almost!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/20/2007 12:01 AM  

  • So you're saying that they should've gotten Juan Pierre, perhaps the single worst contract given out this offseason?

    1) You think that was the right choice?

    2) You think that this ownership group would've been willing to do that this offseason?

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 6/20/2007 9:00 AM  

  • langerass is the worst player in the league

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/03/2007 2:27 AM  

  • hahaha yeah langerass does suck

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/04/2007 3:08 AM  

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