Nationals Baseball: Monday quickie - Nats on the move?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Monday quickie - Nats on the move?

There hasn't been any rhyme or reason to the Nats dealings time wise in the past. Last year the Nats major trades were in mid December (bye Souza, hello Ross/Turner), mid January (bye Clippard, hello Escobar), and late March (bye Blevins, hello denDekker).  The year before that traded for Fister right before the winter meetings, and got Lobaton and Rivero in med February. The year before that Meyer for Span was late November and Morse was mid January.

So, the take away is that there isn't one. Rizzo will make the deal when it's there. But it could be next week. He's certainly done it before.

We've been a little rough on Rizzo so far. It feels like he's setting the Nats up for doing nothing ("We got new doctors and they are soooooooo expensive") and we've seen some prominent closers be traded when the Nats seemingly have an unresolved, untenable bullpen situation (bye Kimbrel! bye Benoit!). But in the end I have to give Rizzo the benefit of the doubt. Every season it seems that he has the team ready by Opening Day (well maybe not 2013...) and maybe pulls out a surprise deal. So until we get to Pitchers and Catchers, I'm not really going to worry about it.

Hopefully a rough and terrible podcast up late tonight. If I do it, it will be everything I already know not to do - not make it just me, not use mic on computer, etc. etc. but apparently planning to do it the week leading up to Thanksgiving when you are going to travel isn't the best idea. So you get what you get and you be happy with it! Or not!


SM said...

"You'll take it and you'll like it!"

We're all Elisha Cook Jr.'s Wilmer, and you're Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon.

Good thing you can't slap us over the internet.

Can't wait for the podcast . . . and I'll like it. Okay?

markus puskar said...

A crazy idea popped into my head that if possible would be the coolest thing that's ever happened to the nats. Rizzo said he wants a left handed bat? How about shipping off zimm and giolito (plus others?) for votto. He could reunite with dusty and he either he or Bryce would be on base pretty much every time through the lineup. If the reds are in rebuilding mode is this really that out of the question? (Maybe, but it is still fun to dream)

Harper said...

SM - Typical travel w/ child craziness - I'm ready so hopefully tonight. Trip back needs content to.

mp - Hmmm any trade of Giolito is a NOW trade. The Votto deal though is an anchor - paying someone through 39? If you take it on you better win now, like right now.

blovy8 said...

I know it's probably just organizational depth, but singing all these bums like Heisey and Schaefer make me nervous. Of course, it could also mean Taylor is on the block and they're trying to get another starting OF which could be good....or one actually may make the club like Uggla did.

blovy8 said...

Singing? I guess Christmas really does come early for spell check.