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  • #46
    Nats notes

    http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/a...=.jsp&c_id=was
    Cristobal

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    • #47
      LHP Billy Traber and OF George Lombard both had another solid outing in a 10-3 win v. FLA. I wonder if their chances of making the team are any good. Surely they are better than Tucker and F-Rod right now.
      The Q: Can the Cubs hold a 6-5 lead with 2 outs and nobody on in the 9th?

      The A: No

      ***********My Rant on Bud Selig***********
      Selig is like a stray pigeon. Pigeons are too self-absorbed to care about anyone else. They poo on people they don't like; they poo on people they don't even know. The only real difference between Selig and a pigeon is that Selig intends to bury our heritage, our traditions, and our culture,

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      • #48
        Alfonso Soriano has been benched by the Dominican Republic team at the World Baseball Classic, and Placido Polanco is expected to start at second base for the Dominicans for the second straight night on Tuesday.

        Soriano's own country doesn't consider him a 2B!
        The Q: Can the Cubs hold a 6-5 lead with 2 outs and nobody on in the 9th?

        The A: No

        ***********My Rant on Bud Selig***********
        Selig is like a stray pigeon. Pigeons are too self-absorbed to care about anyone else. They poo on people they don't like; they poo on people they don't even know. The only real difference between Selig and a pigeon is that Selig intends to bury our heritage, our traditions, and our culture,

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        • #49
          "Injury report: Infielder Marlon Anderson is expected to miss at least two games after cutting his left index finger trying to cut a grapefruit for breakfast on Saturday morning. He received a couple of stitches and bandages.

          [The finger] has to heal before I put it in a glove. Other than that, I'll be fine," said Anderson, who is hitting .262 with two home runs and three RBIs this spring."

          Cutting a grapefruit!
          Cristobal

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          • #50
            This is the Grapefruit league...
            The Q: Can the Cubs hold a 6-5 lead with 2 outs and nobody on in the 9th?

            The A: No

            ***********My Rant on Bud Selig***********
            Selig is like a stray pigeon. Pigeons are too self-absorbed to care about anyone else. They poo on people they don't like; they poo on people they don't even know. The only real difference between Selig and a pigeon is that Selig intends to bury our heritage, our traditions, and our culture,

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            • #51
              Soriano takes LF

              http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/...=.jsp&c_id=was

              I know I already posted it, but I think it also belongs here.
              Cristobal

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              • #52
                nationals.com


                JUPITER, Fla. -- Alfonso Soriano led off the Nationals' Spring Training game Wednesday against the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium and flied out to deep center field.
                Then, before the bottom of the first inning, he trotted out to left field -- the position he refused to play on Monday.

                The controversy surrounding Soriano's refusal to accede to the Nationals' request that he change positions from second base to the outfield was thus abated.

                "It's a relief for everybody, it really is," Washington manager Frank Robinson said before the game. "We get the distractions away from here and we can focus on baseball now and getting this ballclub tuned up and ready to go for Opening Day."

                The Nationals had threatened to request that Soriano, a second baseman during his five full Major League seasons, be placed on the disqualified list should he again refuse to take the field for a game, which he did Monday when the Nationals played the Los Angeles Dodgers in Viera, Fla.

                Being placed on the disqualified list would have meant that Soriano would not have earned his $10 million salary and lost service time. Soriano is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2006 season, but general manager Jim Bowden said Soriano would lose his eligibility to look for employment elsewhere after the season if he lost service time.

                Since being acquired in a December trade with Texas, Soriano had repeatedly said he wants to remain a second baseman and not be shifted to the outfield.

                Robinson has said the plan is not for Soriano to be the Nationals' regular leadoff hitter. He said he'd put Soriano in the No. 1 spot to get him more at-bats before the regular season begins.
                Cristobal

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                • #53
                  It's all thanks to Alberto Castillo...

                  http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/...=.jsp&c_id=was
                  Cristobal

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by wilkerson_rulz
                    It's all thanks to Alberto Castillo...

                    http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/...=.jsp&c_id=was
                    That might get him a roster spot.

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                    • #55
                      We won today 1-0

                      Good going Ramon.
                      Cristobal

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by wilkerson_rulz
                        It's all thanks to Alberto Castillo...

                        http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/...=.jsp&c_id=was
                        Soriano also credited his wife and his agent as they encouraged him to play this year.

                        As one writer put, Soriano had a lot of reasons to take the left field position...about 10 million of them.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Bob Hannah
                          Soriano also credited his wife and his agent as they encouraged him to play this year.
                          As one writer put, Soriano had a lot of reasons to take the left field position...about 10 million of them.
                          Where did gratitude & love for the game fall on his list?
                          The Phillies Barstool Lives!

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                          • #58
                            http://wilkernator.blogspot.com/2006...-decision.html

                            Alfonso Soriano makes his decision

                            Alfonso Soriano to take the field...in Left Field!

                            A logical decision

                            The soap opera season comes to an end, Alfonso Soriano will take left-field for the Nationals as they face-off against the Saint-Louis Cardinals.
                            Now that's the Soriano I know, cooperates with teammates and for once does not think about himself or his 10 million dollar salary.

                            Image if he had not opted to play LF, he would have probably forced Jim Bowden to either deal Jose Vidro or place Soriano on the disqualified list which means he would not receive pay until he decided to play LF.

                            So now that this dispute is settled, here's what the Nationals field should look like:

                            C Brian Schneider
                            1B Nick Johnson
                            2B Jose Vidro
                            SS Cristian Guzman/Royce Clayton
                            3B Ryan Zimmerman
                            CF TBD
                            RF Jose Guillen
                            LF Alfonso Soriano

                            *TBD signifies that there is no current Center-fielder assigned.
                            It'll be either Ryan Church, Marlon Byrd or youngster Brandon Watson.


                            Opening Day Starter?
                            The Nationals have yet to name an opening day starter.
                            Logically, Frank Robinson would go with ace Livan Hernandez, but knee problems may limit Hernadez's starts this season. The team may choose to go with unsung hero, John Patterson

                            Signed: The Wilkernator.
                            Cristobal

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                            • #59
                              From the Washington Post:

                              Guzman Will Start Year on DL
                              Washington Nationals General Manager Jim Bowden said that although the shoulder of shortstop Cristian Guzman is improving -- and, in fact, might not need surgery -- Guzman will definitely begin the season on the disabled list, making Royce Clayton the starter as he enters his 16th major league season.

                              Bowden Isn't Worried (About Fielding Errors)
                              Don't count Bowden among those who are concerned by the Nationals' shoddy defense at spring training even though they entered Friday's game with 39 errors, most in the majors. Manager Frank Robinson said Thursday that he was frustrated by what he considers "sloppy play," but even after starting infielders Nick Johnson, Jose Vidro and Ryan Zimmerman committed errors on Wednesday, Bowden said most of the miscues have been by non-starters.

                              Looking to Add (Fast Outfielders Who Can't Hit)
                              Though the Nationals are rumored to be looking at Detroit's Nook Logan as a potential center fielder -- and the Tigers have scouted the Nationals this week -- Bowden said his first preference for an addition to the team in the final week of spring training is pitching. Still, the Nationals would consider Logan or Florida's Eric Reed as a way to add more speed to the lineup...
                              The Q: Can the Cubs hold a 6-5 lead with 2 outs and nobody on in the 9th?

                              The A: No

                              ***********My Rant on Bud Selig***********
                              Selig is like a stray pigeon. Pigeons are too self-absorbed to care about anyone else. They poo on people they don't like; they poo on people they don't even know. The only real difference between Selig and a pigeon is that Selig intends to bury our heritage, our traditions, and our culture,

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by KingJ
                                From the Washington Post:

                                Looking to Add (Fast Outfielders Who Can't Hit)
                                Though the Nationals are rumored to be looking at Detroit's Nook Logan as a potential center fielder -- and the Tigers have scouted the Nationals this week -- Bowden said his first preference for an addition to the team in the final week of spring training is pitching. Still, the Nationals would consider Logan or Florida's Eric Reed as a way to add more speed to the lineup...
                                Who says Nook Logan can't hit?
                                How about we get Carlos Pena and convert him to either a SS or OF.

                                Eric Reed intrigues me though.
                                Cristobal

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