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Friday, November 15, 2019

You might’ve forgotten they played for the Nationals, but these players will receive World Series ri

When the Nationals took down the Houston Astros in the 2019 World Series, they did so with an active roster of 25 players to claim the District’s first title since 1924. But those 25 men aren’t the only players who contributed to the Nationals’ success.

Fifty players appeared in a game for Washington this season and every single one will be receiving a championship ring once they’re distributed next spring. On Thursday’s Nationals Talk podcast, hosts Tim Shovers, Todd Dybas and Chase Hughes picked out some names that Nats fans might’ve forgotten over the course of the seven-month season.

One of those players is Austin Adams, who pitched in just one game for the Nationals this season before being traded to the Seattle Mariners in early May. Another was Austen Williams, who, in one of his two relief appearances that came before he was shut down for the year with a shoulder sprain, allowed a home run to eventual National Gerado Parra.

An item of some interest, for considering who gets rewarded when a team wins a title.

 

QLE Posted: November 15, 2019 at 01:06 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: count da ringz, nationals, rings, world series ring

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   1. bbmck Posted: November 15, 2019 at 01:47 AM (#5901319)
31 of the 50 players only played MLB games for the Nats in 2018-19.

Before the season:
Patrick Corbin, Kurt Suzuki, Tony Sipp (released Aug 5th), Anibal Sanchez, Brian Dozier and Matt Adams signed as free agents.
Tanner Rainey arrived by trade from the Reds for Tanner Roark.
Yan Gomes arrived by trade from the Indians for Jefry Rodriguez and two minor leaguers.
Kyle Barraclough arrived by trade from the Marlins for unknown compensation.

April 13th: Dan Jennings signed as a free agent, is released May 22nd.
May 4th: Austin Adams is traded to the Mariners for a minor leaguer and cash.
May 9th: Gerardo Parra signed as free agent after being released by the Giants May 7th.
May 20th: Javy Guerra claimed off waivers from the Jays.
May 29th: Jonny Venters signed as free agent after being released by Braves May 18th.

June 4th: Fernando Rodney signed as free agent after being released by Athletics May 28th.
July 31st: Daniel Hudson arrived in trade from the Jays for a minor leaguer.
July 31st: Hunter Strickland and Roenis Elias arrived in trade from the Mariners for 3 players who had not made their MLB debut, Taylor Guilbeau did debut after the trade.
Aug 6th: Asdrúbal Cabrera signed as free agent after being released by Rangers Aug 3rd.
   2. Blastin Posted: November 15, 2019 at 05:54 AM (#5901324)
I think about this sort of thing for hall of famers.

For example, does getting a ring count as a team having a hall of Famer? This means an injured Frank Thomas works in 05, and Don Sutton petering out works in 88.

84 was once an issue (weird for a great team) but that has changed.

There appears to be no way to salvage 97 though. And 02 is looking bleak.
   3. JJ1986 Posted: November 15, 2019 at 07:39 AM (#5901327)
Maybe in 20 years Craig Counsell will be a HoF manager.
   4. Rally Posted: November 15, 2019 at 10:21 AM (#5901384)
One of my favorite situations was Bengie Molina in 2010: He was guaranteed a ring when the WS started no matter what happened.

Played almost an equal number of games for the Rangers and Giants too.
   5. Jose Goes to Absurd Lengths for 50K Posted: November 15, 2019 at 10:38 AM (#5901391)
Brandon Puffer got a ring with the 2004 Red Sox. He was on the roster for one day, September 1, didn’t even warm up then got released. Puffer’s story took an unfortunate turn.

In 2013 Brayan Villarreal got a ring with the Sox. He pitched in one game. He entered a tie game with the bases loaded and threw four pitches, all balls, forcing in the winning run.
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 15, 2019 at 10:51 AM (#5901394)
Fifty players appeared in a game for Washington this season and every single one will be receiving a championship ring once they’re distributed next spring.
Can you accept the ring in good conscience if you're Trevor Rosenthal?
   7. eric Posted: November 15, 2019 at 10:52 AM (#5901395)
One of my favorite situations was Bengie Molina in 2010: He was guaranteed a ring when the WS started no matter what happened.


I know that often players for the losing side get league champion rings, as well. So Molina likely has a WS ring from the NL and an AL pennant ring from the same year.

If he feels his 2010 WS ring is somewhat unearned, he can always console himself with his fully legitimate 2002 WS ring.
   8. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: November 15, 2019 at 04:01 PM (#5901519)
There appears to be no way to salvage 97 though. And 02 is looking bleak.
Assuming I understand your premise, surely there's a decent chance some future Vet's committee will put Brown or Sheffield in?
   9. Bourbon Samurai stays in the fight Posted: November 17, 2019 at 04:11 PM (#5901842)
Assuming I understand your premise, surely there's a decent chance some future Vet's committee will put Brown or Sheffield in?


Jim Thome was on the 97 Indians.

Barry Bonds surely still has a chance for 2002. Jeff Kent and Kenny Lofton are not impossible veteran's committee candidates.
   10. SoSH U at work Posted: November 17, 2019 at 04:55 PM (#5901849)
Jim Thome was on the 97 Indians.

Barry Bonds surely still has a chance for 2002. Jeff Kent and Kenny Lofton are not impossible veteran's committee candidates.


He was talking about WS winners, not just WS participants. None of these guys won a ring.

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