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Triple HHH - Bullpen Watch #615547
23/02/2021 08:34
23/02/2021 08:34
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The bullpen is the big topic today with a bunch of articles discussing the impact of the Jeremy Jeffress signing. The Nats have an official big three of Hudson, Hand, and Harris, along with a solid core of set up guys with Rainey, Suero, Finnegan, and now Jeffress. Plus long relievers Voth and Fedde assuming that Ross wins the fifth starter job. Sure will be nice to shut teams down in the late innings and win those one run games.

With all this firepower I wonder if Martinez would consider getting creative and have a closer face the lead off hitters in the first inning for the Ross starts.

From Zuckerman:
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...Davey Martinez didn’t trust enough guys to pitch in high-leverage situations, forcing the manager to overuse his one or two best relievers, which sometimes led to ineffectiveness or injury...And how exactly do they intend to avoid it? By assembling perhaps the deepest bullpen of experienced late-inning arms this franchise has had in a long time, if ever.


https://www.masnsports.com/national...ats-think-theyre-set-to-close-games.html

Other articles:
https://www.talknats.com/2021/02/22/jeremy-jeffress-comes-home-deal-nats/
https://thenatsreport.com/02/22/202...lpen-is-going-to-be-a-place-of-strength/
https://www.federalbaseball.com/202...rtinez-excited-about-new-options-bullpen
https://www.radio.com/thefandc/sports/nationals/nationals-add-veteran-reliever-jeremy-jeffress

Re: Triple HHH - Bullpen Watch [Re: PowerBoater69] #615557
24/02/2021 02:42
24/02/2021 02:42
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The starting pitchers gotta love this new, improved pen. For the last couple seasons they mustve felt pressure to be almost perfect because the pen stunk.

If Romero gets his act together this pen could be flat out nasty...read some Cubs fans online pissed that the Cubs didnt re-sign Jeffress because the guy was their best reliever LY. Gotta hand it to Rizz, he waited out the market and signed some great deals.


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Re: Triple HHH - Bullpen Watch [Re: PowerBoater69] #615608
26/02/2021 05:41
26/02/2021 05:41
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According to the GM from Seattle who got canceled there are still a lot of decent free agents available and their prices are about to drop. Could be that we still add some depth for another cheap one year deal.

I'm definitely looking forward to our pitching this year. Hold them to two runs and count on Soto and Turner to generate three could be the formula that wins a lot of games. MGM has our over under set at 84.5. I'm leaning towards betting on the over, only reason I might hold off is I'll get too stressed with another Martinez slow start.


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