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#141 Willihammer

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 03:35 PM

Derek Norris must be damaged goods. Or something. They just traded for the guy.

Well, there's that.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:20 PM

 

Pretty good place for a soft tossing flyball pitcher to make one last plea for usefulness.

 

I just hope if he somehow comes out of this season with a sub 3.50 ERA my favorite team isn't fooled next year in free agency.

 

Not exactly. Petco has not played near as well for flyball righties since the fences were changed. See: James Shields.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:22 PM

 

That's an interesting replacement for Ramos. I like this move for Washington. 

 

Except they had one already that they traded for...Derek Norris, whose defense is actually considered quite solid - such that he graded out in some grading systems as a neutral value or even positive value catcher in spite of hitting under .200.

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#144 Vanimal46

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:23 PM

 

Except they had one already that they traded for...Derek Norris, whose defense is actually considered quite solid - such that he graded out in some grading systems as a neutral value or even positive value catcher in spite of hitting under .200.

Yeah... Didn't realize that they traded for Norris. Now I don't like the move as much. Thought they had nothing in place after Ramos left. 


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:23 PM

 

Derek Norris must be damaged goods. Or something. They just traded for the guy.

 

Yeah, I'd rather have Norris catching for my team than Wieters personally...

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 06:54 PM

 

Not a fan of his defense, nor am I sure he is a good hitter anymore. I don't get this one.

 

It'd make sense....if they didn't have Norris.  I thought that was a smart buy-low move on their part.  So, yeah, I don't get this.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:41 AM

Y'all have to remember, Norris was actually worse than Danny Santana with the bat last year (by OPS+ or Rbat per PA).  Even with positive defensive value and a positional adjustment, he was basically replacement level at B-Ref.

 

Now, he could bounce back, but I'm not sure I'd want to put all of my eggs in that basket quite yet.  At least not when a guy like Wieters is available at relatively modest cost.  I know there are rumblings about them trading Norris now, but I'd like to see those two split the playing time 50-50 in the early going, eventually looking to favor the hotter/healthier hand.