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Monday, August 18, 2014

Nationals Sign Nate Schierholtz

Schier curation.

The Nationals have inked outfielder Nate Schierholtz to a minor league deal, the club announced on Twitter. The left-handed-swinging 30-year-old was recently released by the Cubs, who will owe him the remainder of his $5MM salary — less whatever he earns in Washington (presumably, at the league-minimum rate).

Schierholtz has had a tough year thus far, posting a meager .192/.240/.300 line with six home runs over 341 plate appearances. But he entered the offseason coming off a string of solid production: his cumulative line over 2011-13 (1,134 plate appearances) stands at a fairly robust .261/.314/.442. He has posted large splits historically, with a lifetime .722 OPS against righties but a .650 mark against same-handed pitchers.

The District Attorney Posted: August 18, 2014 at 01:01 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 18, 2014 at 01:12 PM (#4773591)
He did a good job running the Royals and Braves, but you have to wonder if the game has passed him by a bit.

   2. NTP Nate Posted: August 18, 2014 at 01:28 PM (#4773621)
Werth's playing through a shoulder sprain, McLouth and Souza are on the DL with shoulder problems and Michael Taylor got hit on the hand by a pitch last night. That leaves the Nats with an outfield of Span, Werth (banged up) and Harper (banged up) and an outfield bench of Kevin Frandsen and Scott Hairston. Schierholtz is, sadly, not a bad alternative at this point.

And I see what you did there, #1.
   3. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: August 18, 2014 at 01:37 PM (#4773643)
I vaguely recall that his batted ball stats suggested he was just getting really unlucky this year. But, ya know, I've never seen him play.
   4. McCoy Posted: August 18, 2014 at 01:54 PM (#4773680)
Neither have Cub fans this year.
   5. McCoy Posted: August 18, 2014 at 01:57 PM (#4773683)
Cubs right now have a 4 man outfield that quite possibly sounds like the worst outfield they have ever run out there.

Chris Coghlan
Justin Ruggiano
Ryan Sweeney
Matt Szczur

They don't even sound like they would be any good.
   6. PreservedFish Posted: August 18, 2014 at 02:01 PM (#4773690)
They don't even sound like they would be any good.

Maybe they need a re-branding.
   7. zonk Posted: August 18, 2014 at 02:07 PM (#4773702)
Well, technically -- Alcantara is part of that OF, too.

I agree - it's hardly anything pretty - though, despite myself, I'm warming to Coghlan. I also think having Szczur up is the right thing to do - his stock has fallen precipitously, but it's probably time to just Brett Jackson him... give him a few hundred PAs to see if there's a chance he keeps his 40 man roster spot or not.
   8. flournoy Posted: August 18, 2014 at 02:12 PM (#4773714)
Matt Szczur

They don't even sound like they would be any good.


I'm not entirely sure what he's supposed to sound like anyway. B-R says "Cesar," which seems as good as any other possibility.
   9. PreservedFish Posted: August 18, 2014 at 02:15 PM (#4773717)
Perhaps my guess of "Shuhzhooor" was incorrect.
   10. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: August 18, 2014 at 02:16 PM (#4773723)
I'm really surprised that he didn't wind up back with the Giants. I'd rather have him on the roster than Travis Ishikawa if only for greater defensive versatility.
   11. McCoy Posted: August 19, 2014 at 12:22 AM (#4774247)
Watched the game today and the announcers were pronouncing it Caesar. First time I got to see Hendricks pitch and he basically looked like I thought he would look. He definitely threw some pitches that looked like they should have been crushed. Let's just hope he can keep the hitters guessing for awhile.
   12. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 19, 2014 at 12:28 AM (#4774250)
I also think having a Szczur up is the right thing to do


I'm sure I saw this in a porn film not long ago.

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