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Call It Anything
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"The 2018 Washington Nationals Season Post"


  

          

Once again, there seems to be little reason to doubt that the Nationals will end the season as the NL East champions. They're somewhere in the realm of a unanimous pick to win the division. This is in part because the Phillies and Braves are believed to be about a year away from competing, the Mets are flawed and injury-riddled, and the Marlins are implementing Project Wolverine. At the same time, they have studs at several positions, arms to spare, and some exciting upside guys. It's the same core group that quietly won 97 games last year and 95 the year before that.

Once again, everyone is just going to be waiting for that first Best-Of-5 series to see whether they can get over the metaphorical hump (https://www.mlb.com/news/dave-martinez-brings-camels-to-nationals-camp/c-267470018). Despite not being outscored in their last three playoff series, they have failed to win any of the four since the franchise was rechristened. That shadow will loom larger as October draws near. If it weren't for the Dodgers and Indians failing to get over their own humps, the Nationals post-season failure would be a bigger deal outside of DC.

It's Bryce Harper's last year on the books. Another story that will flare up every team the Nationals play a big market team with space in the outfield. It's also the last year on the books for Gio Gonzalez, Daniel Murphy, Ryan Madson, Matt Wieters, and Shawn Kelley. So while the Nationals have enough in the cupboard to be good in 2019, it starts to drift into the too many variables conversation with all the aforementioned other franchises.

Their starting pitching is still excellent. Scherzer and Strasburg are a top flight 1-2. Gio and Roark are solid behind them. A fifth starter never emerged last year but things still worked out. The bullpen tire fire that began 2017 no longer haunts the team. There are some health concerns with older vets like Zim and Murphy. Eaton is back from major surgery. Catcher seems to be a hole itching to be rectified by a midseason move (rooting for a Wilson Ramos encore). Dave(y) Martinez is going to be a little different than anything DC has had in the dugout to date. In my opinion, it's the guy they should have hired in 2014 but here we are.

But I think this team is too talented not to win 90+ again in a sub-par division. And I don't buy any of the "not gritty enough to win in the playoffs" bullshit. The Cubs were seasoned, defending champs when they eeked it out against the Nationals in a weird Game 5. Then they got dunked on in the next round by the Dodgers. The most talented team in baseball with flair and a dude that posed on a single to the outfield. The Dodgers were talented and seasoned after 5 straight division titles and then they lost to the Astros. Houston was a smart, young, and super-talented team that had never won a playoff series. None of this shit makes any sense. People just make it up as they go and then mold narratives looking back.

I figure, one of these years has to work out. And if it doesn't, fuck it. What am I going to do? Not devote 6 months of my life to obsessively watching grown men play a kids' game for a team whose name bears the city where I was born? Not likely.

  

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Topic Outline
Subject Author Message Date ID
Let the grinding begin
Mar 28th 2018
1
I think that Yankee train left the station
Mar 28th 2018
2
      Judge is on the books for pennies!
Mar 29th 2018
7
this season will be spectacularly good or bad...
Mar 28th 2018
3
I definitely forgot about Rizzo
Mar 28th 2018
4
just going to sit back and enjoy it.
Mar 28th 2018
5
I’m here. If not now, when?
Mar 28th 2018
6
Lets get it...
Mar 29th 2018
8
About everything that series should have been
Apr 01st 2018
9
good series
Apr 02nd 2018
10
Bryce Harper is good at baseball
Apr 03rd 2018
11
very!
Apr 03rd 2018
12
When he's healthy, he's superlative
Apr 03rd 2018
13
Ugly back end in Atlanta, but it's the home opener and Rizzo re-upped
Apr 05th 2018
14
Rizzo re-upping is very IMPORTANT
Apr 05th 2018
15
bout to head down to the park for Opening Day. This never gets old!!!
Apr 05th 2018
16
Alcoholic juice pouches all around
Apr 05th 2018
17
Joe West crews take over another baseball game
Apr 07th 2018
18
How exactly are the Mets flawed
Apr 07th 2018
19
Infield and starters after 1-2
Apr 10th 2018
21
robles broke his arm. nm
Apr 09th 2018
20
Well, my hand is hovering over the panic button
Apr 16th 2018
22
I'm good.
Apr 16th 2018
23
      Mets bullpen meltdown has me off the ledge
Apr 16th 2018
24
not a great month.
Apr 28th 2018
25
solid home stand, another west coast swing...
May 08th 2018
26
if Juan Soto continues at this pace, do the Nats let Bryce go?
May 11th 2018
27
The Nationals would do backflips to pay Harper 5/175
May 11th 2018
28
bro
May 11th 2018
29
So Howie Kendrick is on the DL...but they're calling up Soto
May 19th 2018
30
honestly, i don't care what happens this season because...
May 22nd 2018
31
so we just gon' sit back, lay low and be all subdued while Soto out'chea...
May 30th 2018
32
I got to call for a little bit of a break pump here
May 31st 2018
33
      it's not like i'm out here driving recklessly, runnin' up on sidewalks.....
May 31st 2018
34
Soto out’chea winning games!!!
Jun 13th 2018
35
*For a teenager in Yankee Stadium
Jun 13th 2018
36
      asterisk aside...
Jun 14th 2018
37
Juan Soto is so good he's about to time travel
Jun 18th 2018
38
Soto just homered 5 days before he made his debut
Jun 18th 2018
39
      not only did he homer...
Jun 19th 2018
42
herrera from kc for prospects-
Jun 18th 2018
40
Passes the smell test for me
Jun 18th 2018
41

spenzalii
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1. "Let the grinding begin"
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What's the chances Bryce re-ups with the Nats? About as likely as he is to play for the Yankees?

<-- Dave Thomas knows what's up...
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2. "I think that Yankee train left the station"
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With Judge and Stanton already on the books for a long time and other holes to throw money at.

I think the Nationals chances of signing him are stronger now than they have been in a while. Mostly because the off season market was so unbelievably tepid this year, it feels less likely anybody is going to go north of $300 million when two years ago baseball people were floating $400 million. It will take a long time for these things to come to light, but I suspect that there's a chance he already turned down the best offer he will see anywhere from the Nationals sometime in the last year or two.

That said, Harper seems to want to break the bank. And if he wants to break the bank, there is not a whole lot of assurances anywhere. You have to imagine that the Cubs, Dodgers, Phillies, Red Sox, and Cardinals are right there in the mix. But there's always a mystery team out there. Like when the Diamondbacks swooped in and gave Greinke 6/$206.5 in his opt out year. It would be really cool if the Nationals signed him because generational talent doesn't come along very often, but nobody ever really felt like he was going to be here forever.

  

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7. "Judge is on the books for pennies!"
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If they add Bryce, they can fill Judge out. That outfield will get crowded but they could add him. I personally dont think he will go to the Yankees but I honestly have no idea if he'll resign in DC.

  

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3. "this season will be spectacularly good or bad..."
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...there won't be any middle ground. as with any season, avoiding injury will be key. and if players don't perform up to their averages or regress, then it could be a long season until the offseason speculation noise becomes front and center.

you also forgot to add that Rizzo hasn't received his extension thus far. the sooner this is resolved, the better.

let's say everyone leaves. Harper, Gio, Murphy, Wieters, Madson and Kelley...all gone. the look of this team will change DRASTICALLY!!! i anticipate more short-term FA signings because the farm system doesn't quite have the prospect depth it once did.

but the Dominicans are coming. each year, they climb up another rung on the ladder. the Nats have a lot of quality Dominican players in Rookie and A leagues, but it might take years for them to hit the majors. the talent level does drop off in AA and AAA.

whether they win it all or not, this is a pivotal year for the franchise.

  

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4. "I definitely forgot about Rizzo"
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For the long term outlook of the franchise, he's probably more important than Harper. He's assembled a contending team through a mix of draft, trade, and free agency. He's landed big fish, he's pulled off trades that left people scratching their heads, he's rolled the dice on high picks and hit, and found some serviceable guys outside of the Top 5 rounds. A couple contracts didn't quite work out like we might have hoped but overall, he's been about as good as anyone in baseball since he took over. The issue now becomes if he wants to get paid like it and the Lerners have to dig deep which might not be something they're interested in.

  

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5. "just going to sit back and enjoy it."
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whatever comes will come. we have been fortunate to have some really fun summers watching the Nationals and I remember the ones that were not fun at all.

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6. "I’m here. If not now, when? "
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8. "Lets get it..."
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Long season but here's to a fun ride! What we got starting the season:

-New Manager
-bullpen set from Day 1 (difference a year makes)
-Injured players returning (Eaton and Murphy at some point)
-MAT...I want to see how he responds to being 'the man' from jump with no true competition for his spot
- and the elephant.....Bryce contract!

  

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9. "About everything that series should have been"
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Reds aren't good, but they took three on the road. Three good starting outings. Bullpen was fine. Lots of different offensive contributors. Infield defense is going to be a thing at times this year.

I'm quietly rooting to win tomorrow in Atlanta en route to taking 2/3 because it will put the Nationals in position to be a wire-to-wire division champion, which is something that they have never done.

  

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10. "good series"
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Starting pitching was excellent...bullpen was solid but its the Reds.

  

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11. "Bryce Harper is good at baseball"
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12. "very!"
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13. "When he's healthy, he's superlative"
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In 124 April games he is hitting
.324/.430/.646 with 35 HR in 438 ABs

I think when he's 100%, he's the best out there. If baseball had a 30 game season, we'd be talking GOAT.

The problem to date is, he gets hurt. One year he clearly played through something. And he's missed time in many years.

  

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14. "Ugly back end in Atlanta, but it's the home opener and Rizzo re-upped"
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Rizzo on board through 2020. So a good day to be a Nationals fan.

Strasburg v. deGrom with a high of 54°.

  

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15. "Rizzo re-upping is very IMPORTANT"
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especially with Bryce's impending FA.

Also, AJ Cole.......yea, I think I'm done. That was ugly.

  

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16. "bout to head down to the park for Opening Day. This never gets old!!!"
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17. "Alcoholic juice pouches all around"
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14th opener for me. What the hell did I do with my life before this?

  

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18. "Joe West crews take over another baseball game"
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https://twitter.com/masnNationals/status/982681136265596928

nice little cherry on top of a four-game losing streak

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19. "How exactly are the Mets flawed"
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Injury concerns sure. But they have a great team on paper.

-The Knicks’ coaching search still includes a lone frontrunner, Kurt Rambis, whose qualifications for the position include a strong relationship with Jackson and a willingness to take the job.

  

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21. "Infield and starters after 1-2"
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The OF and C spots are really solid. Especially at the plate. deGrom and Synerdgaard are great. I think Harvey and Matz are damaged goods.

Bullpen is kind of unknown. Familia had a bad year last year, could be a fluke or a trend. Gsellman and Lugo are moving out of the starter role, I feel like Gsellman will play better but question marks. Blevins should be good. Ramos I don't trust.

But in the infield, there are 3 guys who past their prime, though Cabrera is still pretty serviceable, and a 22-year old who is still probably a year away from figuring it out.

I think they could compete for a wild card if they're healthy, I just don't see a 90 win team there.

  

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20. "robles broke his arm. nm"
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22. "Well, my hand is hovering over the panic button"
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Starting pitching has been good. Bullpen hasn't been bad. But the line-up isn't healthy and the guys that surprised last year (Zimmerman, Taylor, Difo) aren't really pulling their weight. They're looking to drop to 8-10 and a full 7 games back in the division.

Murphy and Rendon will be healthy soon. Maybe Eaton soon-ish. Until that happens the team is left treading water hoping the Mets come back down to Earth. Damn if this don't feel like 2013.

  

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23. "I'm good."
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Harper, Trea, Rendon and Eaton playing 40 more games a piece than last year will be an overall net improvement. Harper and Rendon have some legit injury history, so it's no given, but the lineup should be fine in the end.

Zimmerman and Taylor were bad for long stretches last year. figure they'll continue to run hot and cold due to one's old age and the other's style. if they both fall off a cliff the rest of the bats should be able to mitigate it.

we just need the Mets killer back.

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24. "Mets bullpen meltdown has me off the ledge"
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Robles comes up in a month. Severino drags the catcher spot above replacement level. They'll be fine by summer.

  

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25. "not a great month."
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can't complain too much about luck, the team is only +1 in run differential (to go with allowing the fifth-most runs in the NL).

not one major leak to point at, just have to play better collectively.

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26. "solid home stand, another west coast swing..."
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...still a bit shaky out the gate, but they haven't gotten down on themselves.

  

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27. "if Juan Soto continues at this pace, do the Nats let Bryce go?"
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...serious question.

Robles and Soto are REALLY good. Soto has the better bat of the two, but Robles has so much speed.

is it worth it to offer Harper 5 yrs/$175M, when you have two talented team controlled OF prospects through at least 2023?

  

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28. "The Nationals would do backflips to pay Harper 5/175"
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I think the Nationals top two OF prospects a nice consolation if Harper goes elsewhere, but Bryce Harper is really, really good at baseball. He's had a so-so couple of weeks. He has a head-scratching .185 BABIP but amazingly his OBP is still over .400. From 2015 through today the only better hitters in baseball were Trout and Votto. Over the next 5 years, I don't think there are 5 hitters in the Majors better than a healthy Bryce Harper. A 2020 OF of Soto-Robles-Harper would probably be on the shortlist for best in baseball. And at that point, it's costing the team something like $35 million for that production.

I think the consideration with Harper is mainly around health/aging. How good is he going to be in 2026 and will how good he is in 2019 be enough to offset that? Somebody will take that bet next year. I think people have gotten bored with Bryce Harper just being really really good and not Mike Trout good every year.

Regardless of how it works out, the fan base gets to do this whole dance all over again next year on a smaller scale with Anthony Rendon.

  

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29. "bro"
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Harper will go because he wants to play in a more traditional baseball market and Lerner will let someone else sink a bazillion dollars into his next contract.

but any team with Harper on it is going to be better. there's no cap or even max contracts; it's all funny money and dependent on the owner/team revenues.

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30. "So Howie Kendrick is on the DL...but they're calling up Soto"
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Soto/Robles/Harper OF at some point this year would be exciting, just from a talent ceiling standpoint

  

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31. "honestly, i don't care what happens this season because..."
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...THE DOMINICANS ARE COMING!!!

ALL OF 'EM!!!

DIFO!!!
ROBLES!!!
SOTO!!!
SEVERINO!!!

two of 'em will be starters next year. all of 'em could be starters by 2020!!!

they don't have that great Dominican arm in the farm system yet, but those kids are INSPIRED down there in Boca Chica! they know that if they play well, they'll move through the ranks and into the league.

  

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32. "so we just gon' sit back, lay low and be all subdued while Soto out'chea..."
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...giving the Nationals more than what they bargained for?

like he ain't giving slightly better production in some areas, through the same number of games THIS season that Eaton has? EXCEPT...he's 19 yrs old.

his hitting numbers are slightly better than Bryce's too at the same stages of their careers. except Harper did work his way up to hitting lead off in his 10th game; he did bat 2nd tho'...which ain't too shabby.

defensively he's on par with Eaton and Goodwin.

yeah, yeah...i know, i know. small sample size. but if he continues, Juan Soto going to be a PROBLEM!!! especially if he can stay healthy. he's had some injuries, but he bounces back from 'em.

i KNOW y'all seeing these games. don't wait to chime in during the Braves series. we're a half game back from being in first. thus far, gotta give props to Davey too. he's getting legs under him as a 1st year manager and doing it while maintaining the player's respect.

  

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33. "I got to call for a little bit of a break pump here"
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>defensively he's on par with Eaton and Goodwin.

Adam Eaton before he injured and re-injured himself was on the short list for best defensive OFs in baseball. Like right behind Heyward, Gardner, and Juan Soto.

Goodwin is not a particularly good OF. Like you would think since he runs decently and such, but nah.

Soto is raw but a pretty good athlete. I think he'll figure it out, but the best you can say about him right now is that he's not a liability and has some upside.

>his hitting numbers are slightly better than Bryce's too at
>the same stages of their careers. except Harper did work his
>way up to hitting lead off in his 10th game; he did bat 2nd
>tho'...which ain't too shabby.
>O

>yeah, yeah...i know, i know. small sample size. but if he
>continues, Juan Soto going to be a PROBLEM!!! especially if he
>can stay healthy. he's had some injuries, but he bounces back
>from 'em.

I get the sense that you know you're getting ahead of yourself, but I think it's important to reiterate that Bryce Harper basically had the greatest 19 year old season of all-time. By fWar and rWar he's first and even if you don't want to trust somebody's best guess about Mel Ott's defensive prowess at the Polo Grounds, he's top 3 with a bat along with Tony Conigliaro. And whenever it's a push against guys who played against white dudes with jobs in the winter and modern athletes, I'll give the nod to Bryce.

Soto has been really impressive. That 3 walk game in his second start shows crazy, crazy maturity. Maybe he is the truth. But I just want to point out that there has never been a 19 year old ballplayer who was more productive than Bryce Harper. Not Trout, not Mantle, A-Rod, Griffey Jr., Andruw Jones. Not a one.

Maybe Soto gets there. And the two greatest 19 year olds of all time played in the same OF together in SE. But at the same time, it's wild to think that Soto might not even be the best 19 year old ballplayer on the east coast with Vlad Jr. in New Hampshire.

That said, team started feasting on a soft part of the schedule, got some good momentum going into this Braves series. Some people were grumbling about not saving Scherzer for Atlanta, but I think it's way to early in the year not to take it one day at a time.

  

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34. "it's not like i'm out here driving recklessly, runnin' up on sidewalks....."
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...and trampling pedestrians, but Soto is legit.

even last night, he went opposite field for a single after going 0 for 3 which drove in a run to put the team up 2-0. but the amazing thing was watching him kinda talk about the approach for the AB when he was at first with the 1B coach. couldn't hear it, but his gestures indicated that he wanted to the ball to go opposite. he's 19, but that right there said to me he sees the game at an advanced level and is trying to execute. he's been more successful than not thus far; even defensively.

we all know baseball is a game of overcoming failure. but he's making it look too easy. like he won't turn 20 'til after the season is done. hell yeah he's got upside.

the difficult part is that he'll be sent back down to Harrisburg or Syracuse, but he's shown he belongs. i'm not even pumping the brakes, i'm just tapping 'em lightly to let the slower traffic to pass in order to switch into a faster lane.

  

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35. "Soto out’chea winning games!!!"
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...while Bryce out here 0 for 4 with 2 Ks. it’s one game, but i don’t care. neither does Soto.

1st multi homer game for a teenager since ‘96! he wasn’t even a thought back then and gives 0 f*cks about MLB pitchers now.

  

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36. "*For a teenager in Yankee Stadium"
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>1st multi homer game for a teenager since ‘96! he wasn’t
>even a thought back then and gives 0 f*cks about MLB pitchers
>now.

Andruw did it in Game 1 of the 1996 Series

Bryce had two multi-homer games as a 19 year old in 2012 in the span of 8 days.

Only ten 19 year olds have ever done it.

The ones who have done it twice is a pretty special group:

Bryce Harper
Andruw Jones
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mel Ott

Soto's got 4 months to join. I think I like his odds. And he went opposite field again. More BBs than Ks so far.

  

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37. "asterisk aside..."
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...Bryce never had a 2 HR, 4 RBI game as a 19 yr old. even in his multi HR, RBI games he didn't carry the bulk of the scoring for a team win.

at the same age, Soto's plate discipline is ridiculous! his combination of hitting for power, average and getting on base is something i've never seen from a player this young in their career.

YO!!! even Tony 2 Bags was caught in the dugout just astonished at the BOMB Soto hit for the second HR (Childish Bambino works for him too).

people are commenting on this article as if it's ok for Bryce to leave! https://wapo.st/2MsNc2v

he's making it really hard for Davey to keep him off the field.

  

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38. "Juan Soto is so good he's about to time travel"
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Today, he is probably going to play in a game that happened before he made his debut.

  

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39. "Soto just homered 5 days before he made his debut"
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42. "not only did he homer..."
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...he damn near hit the ball to the point where it could've ordered from Shake Shack!

it also was a game winner!

and he was able to double up on the runner at 2nd in the 7th!

it can't be this easy, but...he just makes plays.

  

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40. "herrera from kc for prospects-"
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https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/1008863008137805824?s=19

deep gets deeper.

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41. "Passes the smell test for me"
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I liked Perkins, wasn't sold on Gutierrez, and have never heard of Yohanse Morel. I don't think they traded away anybody that looks like a future big league regular at this point.

I like Herrera. With Britton coming off the injury, he's probably the best available arm. Not even sure who would be third. Adam Ottavino? Maybe Familia.

  

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