"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Mesoraco might get their attention. Add in a bullpen arm (Hoover), and you've likely got a deal.
I'd hate to part with that package, though.
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Edwin Jackson wasn't as good as Bailey in ERA (though he actually had a slightly better FIP), but for the less than half a run difference, is that really worth someone you suggest has a ton of trade value? Either way you look at it, trading for Bailey isn't much of an upgrade for the Nationals unless you assume his last 3-4 starts out of 30+ were the "real" Bailey. It makes no sense to trade one of your best assets for a position that is not of need. There are other positions the Nationals could benefit far greater than acquiring a starting pitcher.
Last edited by Brutus; 11-06-2012 at 03:12 PM.
The Nats could use some bullpen help, second base, and catcher. I'm not sure we're a good fit at all.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Now I know 4 games is way too early to be saying "I told you so", but...
Morse is an impressively large guy, almost Dunn-ian. I wish him well in Seattle, they need him more than we do.
Is it possible that Morse has finally cracked the code?
A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.
Nats GM Mike Rizzo always planned for the team he sees now. “Twenty-seven outs — and no more — that’s our goal,” he said. “You can’t afford to give good teams extra outs or they’ll kill you. We want pitching, defense, athleticism and speed wherever we can get it.
“Michael [Morse] is in the perfect league for him,” added Rizzo. “We’re more of a National League type club — a layered [left-right] lineup, more on-base percentage. And there’s a dramatic difference in our outfield. We took a pretty good center fielder and put him in left. Because Span takes perfect routes to the balls in the gaps, our corner outfielders can shade a little more toward the corners, even get to more balls in foul territory.”
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