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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Brian Dozier agrees to deal with Washington Nationals according to sources

On a related note, can Jeff Passan help ESPN regain some page views?

Free-agent second baseman Brian Dozier has reached an agreement with the Washington Nationals on a one-year, $9 million deal, league sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 10, 2019 at 11:08 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: January 10, 2019 at 01:14 PM (#5804156)
Bummer dude. I wouldn't have hated the Red Sox landing Dozier.
   2. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: January 10, 2019 at 01:20 PM (#5804162)
I hope he bounces back. He’s my favorite player, non-MooseTacos division.
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 10, 2019 at 01:29 PM (#5804173)
Steamer is strangely pessimistic (103 wRC+) and ZiPS isn't out yet.

I think I'd take the over, even though he is a 32 y.o. 2B. But even their 2.5 WAR projection is good value for $9M.
   4. Stormy JE Posted: January 10, 2019 at 02:33 PM (#5804224)
$9M/1? Wow, what a steal for the Nats.
   5. formerly dp Posted: January 10, 2019 at 03:34 PM (#5804265)
This seems insanely low...what happened to him in 2018? BB and K rate were incredibly consistent from 2013 on (bb rate ticked up to 11.1 the last couple of years; k rate has basically stayed at 20%). Everything else looks like it stayed pretty constant except his ISO and BABIP sort of cratered, which kind suggests he'll bounce back nicely. I wish the Mets had a spot for him at this price.
   6. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: January 10, 2019 at 03:43 PM (#5804270)
He was playing hurt all year.
   7. Ziggy's screen name Posted: January 10, 2019 at 04:00 PM (#5804286)
"according to sources" is just a weasel phrase for reporters (and headline writers). All the factual content it adds is "I didn't just make this up". Which, unless you work for Der Spiegel, is expected. The real function of it is to allow the writer to say "I'm not saying it's true", but if you're not saying it's true, what's the point in reporting it?*

*Besides advertising dollars I mean.
   8. Master of the Horse Posted: January 10, 2019 at 04:19 PM (#5804295)
Following up on 6 Dozier is dead pull for power and his knee was bad which totally messed up his ability to generate leverage. He should have disabled himself for several weeks instead of playing through it. And where was Molitor?
   9. asinwreck Posted: January 10, 2019 at 06:02 PM (#5804325)
And Jed Lowrie's a Met.
   10. formerly dp Posted: January 10, 2019 at 08:23 PM (#5804375)
I'd prefer Dozier with Lowrie's contract.
   11. Bote Man Posted: January 11, 2019 at 10:26 AM (#5804545)
Expect Dozier to get considerable playing time in 2019. Howie Kendrick is still a health question mark while Wilmer Difo is cromulent in the field, but a lousy hitter.
   12. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 11, 2019 at 10:48 AM (#5804573)
Expect Dozier to get considerable playing time in 2019.

I'd expect him to be the everyday 2B. Wouldn't you?

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