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Old 01-17-2013, 12:17 AM
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Default Oakland-Seattle-Washington Trade

Mike Morse headed back to Seattle

Former Nats prospect AJ Cole headed back to Washington (he was dealt to Oakland in Gio Gonzalez deal), along with minor leaguer Blake Treinen and PTBNL

Oakland receives C John Jaso

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports...ecd_story.html
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:16 AM
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The A's DFA'd George Kottaras now that they have Jaso. He bats lefty and would make a decent platoon with Flowers.

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Old 01-17-2013, 11:13 AM
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The A's DFA'd George Kottaras now that they have Jaso. He bats lefty and would make a decent platoon with Flowers.
I like the idea of a lefty hitting catcher to back up Flowers but Kottaras hit .212 last year with a .280 on base percentage. I think that I would take Gimenez over Kottaras right now.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:25 PM
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I think this is a horrible trade for the Nationals (but their choice was to either trade Morse or make him a bench player), but posters on the Nationals forum I frequent are mostly high on Cole, despite his lackluster performance in the minors last season.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:48 AM
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I think this is a horrible trade for the Nationals (but their choice was to either trade Morse or make him a bench player), but posters on the Nationals forum I frequent are mostly high on Cole, despite his lackluster performance in the minors last season.
Morse is pretty redundant on that roster and they obviously like this pitcher after drafting him and reacquiring him.

They gave him up to get Gio.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:04 PM
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Morse is pretty redundant on that roster and they obviously like this pitcher after drafting him and reacquiring him.

They gave him up to get Gio.
The Nats GM was asked about this the other day and he said despite Cole's lackluster performance so far they still feel his upside his considerable, it's a decent return. Morse is a solid player but was hurt often and they didn't have anyplace for him regardless.

Nationals have had a very good winter. Filled their center field need and added to an already very good pitching staff.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:31 AM
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I like the idea of a lefty hitting catcher to back up Flowers but Kottaras hit .212 last year with a .280 on base percentage. I think that I would take Gimenez over Kottaras right now.
http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/2...eorge-kottaras

ESPN.com had his OBP at .351 ... which would be amazing for a .211 BA. 37 BBs.

Baseball Reference has him at 8 BBs and your .281 OBP. I'm assuming ESPN is wrong.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:26 PM
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http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/2...eorge-kottaras

ESPN.com had his OBP at .351 ... which would be amazing for a .211 BA. 37 BBs.

Baseball Reference has him at 8 BBs and your .281 OBP. I'm assuming ESPN is wrong.
.351 is his combined OBP last season, from time spent with Milwaukee and Oakland.

Baseball Reference has the same, it just breaks down his stats with each team below the 2012 combined totals.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...ottage01.shtml
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