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Petitt33
07-14-2006, 02:19 PM
Not sure if this was posted, but I find it pretty interesting:


Kearns, who was drafted by Bowden in the first round of the 1998 First-Year Player Draft, is having his best season, hitting .274 with 16 home runs and 50 RBIs in 87 games for Cincinnati. For the short term, Kearns is expected to play center field for the Nationals, but will eventually move to right.
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060713&content_id=1555040&vkey=news_was&fext=.jsp&c_id=was

flyer85
07-14-2006, 02:21 PM
Not sure if this was posted, but I find it pretty interesting:


http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060713&content_id=1555040&vkey=news_was&fext=.jsp&c_id=wasI considered the possibility because I can't see them sitting Guillen or Soriano(who they would both like to trade) just to play guys like Anderson and Byrd in CF.

westofyou
07-14-2006, 02:22 PM
Not sure if this was posted, but I find it pretty interesting:


http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060713&content_id=1555040&vkey=news_was&fext=.jsp&c_id=was

Fielding Statistics as Center Fielder

YEAR TEAM POS G PO A E DP AdjG Rate RAR RAA Rate2 RAR2 RAA2 BatOut EQR
2002 CIN-N CF 6 3 0 0 0 1.6 100 0 0 100 0 0 4 1
2003 CIN-N CF 40 103 3 1 0 36.2 108 7 3 109 9 3 102 22
2004 CIN-N CF 1 0 0 0 0 .1 100 0 0 100 0 0 0 0
2005 CIN-N CF 2 1 0 0 0 .2 100 0 0 100 0 0 1 0
CF 49 107 3 1 0 38.1 108 7 3 109 9 3 107 23 .284

Rob Dicken
07-14-2006, 02:27 PM
It would make more sense if Soriano played Centerfield, as he is the quickest of the two. He is prone to make errors, but he steals 40 bases a season, so it would make the most sense for the time being. Moving Guillen over to LF and Kearns in RF, would be the likeliest scenario, IMO.

BuckU
07-14-2006, 04:23 PM
I considered the possibility because I can't see them sitting Guillen or Soriano(who they would both like to trade) just to play guys like Anderson and Byrd in CF.

Byrd was let go today

flyer85
07-14-2006, 04:24 PM
Byrd was let go todayI guess he'll just fly away. :p:

Chip R
07-14-2006, 04:41 PM
I guess he'll just fly away. :p:

:laugh:

Kearns in CF, eh? That is probably the only solution short term.

jimbo
07-14-2006, 04:56 PM
I guess he'll just fly away. :p:

I just read on another board that the Reds picked up an OF off waivers from the Nationals. Byrd is the only guy I could think of it being.

Also read that Yan was DFA and Belisle was put on the 15-day DL.

KronoRed
07-14-2006, 04:56 PM
It would make more sense if Soriano played Centerfield, as he is the quickest of the two. He is prone to make errors, but he steals 40 bases a season, so it would make the most sense for the time being. Moving Guillen over to LF and Kearns in RF, would be the likeliest scenario, IMO.
Soriano is still an awful defender, speed only helps so much

jimbo
07-14-2006, 04:59 PM
I just read on another board that the Reds picked up an OF off waivers from the Nationals. Byrd is the only guy I could think of it being.

Also read that Yan was DFA and Belisle was put on the 15-day DL.

Nope, not Byrd. Outfielder Brandon Watson was claimed off waivers from the Nationals and optioned to Louisville. Bergolla also sent back to Louisville.

CTA513
07-14-2006, 04:59 PM
Nationals also picked up CF Luis Matos today.

CTA513
07-14-2006, 05:18 PM
Nationals picked up former Reds pitcher Chris Booker:


The Nationals originally signed Booker as a minor league free agent in November; he was chosen by Philadelphia three weeks later in the Rule 5 draft. The Phillies waived him in May, and he was claimed by Kansas City. He pitched in one game for the Royals, who had to offer him back to the Nationals before they could remove him from their 40-man roster.

Booker went 8-4 with 20 saves and a 2.49 ERA in 59 games at Triple-A Louisville in 2005.


They mentioned his minor league stats in that article, but didnt show his major league stats.

I guess a 39.00 ERA, 3 IP, 11 Hits, (3 homeruns), 7 BB, 2 Ks in the majors isnt as impressive.

:evil:

Unassisted
07-14-2006, 05:59 PM
I am more than a little surprised that no one has cracked wise yet about how Kearns should have been playing in CF before he was traded. And for good measure, asked the rhetorical question of whether playing in CF would have prevented him from being trade in the first place. :evil: