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    Nats need an OF

    Michael Taylor went down with an injury leaving the wealthy Nats in need if an outfielder. would Kemp interest them?

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    Nats need an OF

    Taylor wasn’t going to be a regular anyway, so I doubt they have much interest in taking on a huge salary commitment.

    And unless they take on some real salary commitment, there is zero reason for the Reds to move him.


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    Re: Nats need an OF

    The Nats are also up against the salary cap and they want to extend Rendon- if they had room they'd sign Kimbrel for this year, so I would highly doubt they can afford Kemp.
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    Re: Nats need an OF

    Soto/Eaton/Robles

    I think they're fine.

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    Re: Nats need an OF

    I dunno. Good eye, but don’t they still have Robles, Soto, Eaton, and Kendrick?
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    Re: Nats need an OF

    Quote Originally Posted by mikemo14 View Post
    Michael Taylor went down with an injury leaving the wealthy Nats in need if an outfielder. would Kemp interest them?
    As others have mentioned, Taylor's a bench OF for them. Their starting OF is Soto-Robles-Eaton.
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    Re: Nats need an OF

    Why are people so eager to dump Kemp? How about we wait a couple of months and see how the season unfolds before getting rid of the guy.

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    Re: Nats need an OF

    If Kemp goes 5-5 on Opening Day with 4 home runs the very first thread on Redszone will be "Does this increase his value so we can trade him?"

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    Re: Nats need an OF

    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Jones View Post
    Why are people so eager to dump Kemp? How about we wait a couple of months and see how the season unfolds before getting rid of the guy.
    Well, someone(s) has to go. It's very likely they will only keep 4 OF. Winker, Puig, Shebler, Kemp and Senzel are all candidates to stay. Ervin deserves a spot but probably won't.

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    Re: Nats need an OF

    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Jones View Post
    Why are people so eager to dump Kemp? How about we wait a couple of months and see how the season unfolds before getting rid of the guy.
    Because some people see Kemp as a threat to Jesse Winker.

    Me? I'm with you. Keep them both and see how it unfolds. These things usually have a way of working themselves out.

    It can be done. In 1999, Jack McKeon found a way to get significant playing time for Greg Vaughn, Mike Cameron, Dmitri Young, Michael Tucker, and Jeffrey Hammonds.
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    Re: Nats need an OF

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    Because some people see Kemp as a threat to Jesse Winker.

    Me? I'm with you. Keep them both and see how it unfolds. These things usually have a way of working themselves out.

    It can be done. In 1999, Jack McKeon found a way to get significant playing time for Greg Vaughn, Mike Cameron, Dmitri Young, Michael Tucker, and Jeffrey Hammonds.
    As President of the Jesse Winker Fan Club I don't know that I would object to Kemp often giving Winker a rest vs LHP. I want Jesse to get some experience vs LHP but let's be honest...it could help the team quite a bit if Kemp feasts vs LHP and Winker plays vs RHP. Now, there are ways to spread Kemp/Winker around so that Kemp isn't always shoving Winker to the bench vs LHP.

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    I’m game for a straight platoon for Winker and Kemp. Winker would get most the ABs and Kemp would hammer LHPs.

    I just think, given the right situation, Kemp could be more valuable to another team. I’m not looking to unload him, but he could fetch a decent lottery ticket or possibly even take a little money off the books in case Reds want to trade for someone with a bigger contract down the stretch.

    So yeah, someone’s OF get injured, I might see what they could give or what kind of money off that contract they might take.
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    Re: Nats need an OF

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Klu View Post
    Because some people see Kemp as a threat to Jesse Winker.

    Me? I'm with you. Keep them both and see how it unfolds. These things usually have a way of working themselves out.

    It can be done. In 1999, Jack McKeon found a way to get significant playing time for Greg Vaughn, Mike Cameron, Dmitri Young, Michael Tucker, and Jeffrey Hammonds.
    I see the arguments to keep Kemp. But the arguments against are far more substantial than a threat to Jesse Winker.

    Kemp’s expensive; plays a crowded position; likely has no future with the club after 2019; and lacks defensive versatility.

    Further, with Kemp Reds have two dedicated outfielders on a four man bench. This four-man bench situation is different from 1999 when it was common to have five outfielders.

    Ultimately it’s a matter of getting sufficient value for Kemp. If not, then keep him. But the reasons to seek a trade are rather substantial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Jones View Post
    Why are people so eager to dump Kemp? How about we wait a couple of months and see how the season unfolds before getting rid of the guy.
    People gotta use their delusion. Kemp isn't going anywhere and he's going to be the regular LF. We'll all come to grips with that soon enough.
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    Re: Nats need an OF

    Assume 1800 PAs available for the five main outfielders. Assume no major injuries and all remain Reds all season.

    Here’s one guess at the breakdown. Round numbers.

    Puig 500 PAs.
    Senzel 400 PAs.
    Winker 350 PAs.
    Kemp 300 PAs.
    Schebler 250 PAs.

    What other scenarios do people see? Frankly, I don’t think it’s worth keeping Schebler for 250 PAs. And I’d like to give Winker more than 350. I don’t find this very satisfying, but it would be my expectation.

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