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    Nationals Release John Patterson

    per Rotoworld.

    Obviously the Nationals shared the same concerns about Patterson's lack of velocity that we did, but he still looked like their probable Opening Day starter and they'll only save about $600,000 by cutting him. They're left with a rotation of Shawn Hill, Jason Bergmann, Tim Redding, Odalis Perez and either Matt Chico or John Lannan. They'll probably need both young lefties initially with Hill likely to open up on the DL. Mar. 20 - 3:21 pm et

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    Re: Nationals Release John Patterson

    Patterson was a solid pitcher a couple years ago. Its surprising Trader Jim couldn't turn him into something, anything.

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    Re: Nationals Release John Patterson

    Worth a roll of the dice? Maybe....

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    Re: Nationals Release John Patterson

    if you're not good enough to make the Nats starting staff then you aren't worth picking up.

    at least not with a major league contract.
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    Re: Nationals Release John Patterson

    Must resist urge to pick on TRF ... must ... resist.

    Sorry, couldn't do it.
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    Re: Nationals Release John Patterson

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Worth a roll of the dice? Maybe....
    If Bowden released him, he's surely broken beyond all repair.
    I'm sure the Nationals would've kept him, if there was even a 1% chance that he could still pitch.
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    Re: Nationals Release John Patterson

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    if you're not good enough to make the Nats starting staff then you aren't worth picking up.

    at least not with a major league contract.
    A minor league contract I'd be ok with....see if they can fix him.

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    Re: Nationals Release John Patterson

    Bowden's been with Nats for a year and a half longer than Krivsky's been here, and look at how he's improved the pitching.

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    Re: Nationals Release John Patterson

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    Bowden's been with Nats for a year and a half longer than Krivsky's been here, and look at how he's improved the pitching.
    He did a wonderful job here, too...

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    Re: Nationals Release John Patterson

    Not THE John Patterson?

    Jim Bowden and pitching, King Midas in Reverse

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    Re: Nationals Release John Patterson

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Must resist urge to pick on TRF ... must ... resist.

    Sorry, couldn't do it.
    BITE ME.

    I did say IF he's healthy. I still like their offense, and their pen is better than the Reds pen.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Nationals Release John Patterson

    Just opening up the 40 man for more former Reds. Where's John Smiley these days?
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    Re: Nationals Release John Patterson

    He's better than Joe Mays
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    Re: Nationals Release John Patterson

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    A minor league contract I'd be ok with....see if they can fix him.
    Just getting away from the Nationals is a start!
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Nationals Release John Patterson

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    He's better than Joe Mays
    So are you.
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