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VIDEOS: Rendon’s injury and the trade deadline

Jun 30, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

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Here are a few more clips from this week’s episode of ‘The Baseball Show.’ The first is about Anthony Rendon’s latest stint on the disabled list, as Mark puts it into the context of his long history of injuries.

The second is about the Nationals’ bullpen, which looks a lot better now with David Carpenter in the fold. But even with improvements of late, should the Nats try and trade for another reliever before the July 31 trade deadline?

The final video is my ‘Pennant Chase’ segment. This week I look at how focused Doug Fister gets during his starts.

Is it time to start worrying about Rendon’s injuries?

Will Nats look to improve their bullpen before the trade deadline?

Doug Fister on how locked in he gets during starts

  1. scnatsfan - Jun 30, 2015 at 1:20 PM

    About Rendon and injuries, you have to worry. Those who think they don’t need to worry probably still think Nick Johnson is making a comeback. I’m hopeful but yes, I’m worried. Such a pure talent.

    • natsnatsnatswoo - Jun 30, 2015 at 1:41 PM

      Get back to us after the evil Ian Desmond takes out Rendon while going after a popup and breaks his leg. Then maybe comparisons to Nick Johnson might make some sense. Right now Rendon’s injury profile is more like Jayson Werth’s or Michael Morse’s early years. They both still had a lot of good baseball ahead of them at that point.

      • Sec 3, My Sofa - Jun 30, 2015 at 1:57 PM

        That was Austins Kearns who took Nick out, wasn’t it? Gracious, that was an ugly compound fracture.

      • natsnatsnatswoo - Jun 30, 2015 at 2:04 PM

        Yes, Kearns took out Nick. So the parallel would be the guy who plays next to Rendon taking him out. Conveniently that’s the much-maligned Desmond.

      • Sec 3, My Sofa - Jun 30, 2015 at 2:31 PM

        Not that it matters, but now I’m confused. Kearns played right field. Nick was playing first base. Not sure how that gets to Desmond.

      • Sec 3, My Sofa - Jun 30, 2015 at 2:37 PM

        Oh, wait … maybe you’re conflating Kearns and Felipe Lopez, who came over in the same trade with Kearns. Lopez didn’t exactly leave a big fan club behind when he left DC. But he played second base.

      • natsnatsnatswoo - Jun 30, 2015 at 4:40 PM

        Kearns took out Nick while both were converging on a fly ball. Can you envision a scenario when Rendon and Desmond are converging on a fly ball? If not, substitute another player of your choice. It’s just an analogy after all.

    • Hiram Hover - Jun 30, 2015 at 3:06 PM

      I am sorry he is out of the line up, but no, I am not worried about his long term ability to stay healthy.

      • Eugene in Oregon - Jun 30, 2015 at 3:57 PM

        Exactly.

  2. Doc - Jun 30, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Interesting how relief pitchers get DFA’ed from the Yanks and end up thriving here. Cat must inject them with something.

    Carpenter’s stuff seems to be about what it was in his good years in Atlanta.

    • Sec 3, My Sofa - Jun 30, 2015 at 2:33 PM

      And it’s not just DFAs. Tyler Clippard was one of Rizzo’s most one-sided trades ever, for Jonathan Albaladejo.

      • Doc - Jun 30, 2015 at 2:37 PM

        Yean, Sect. 3, I was thinking about Tyler too.

        It’s good to have the Yanks in our farm system! LOL

  3. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 30, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Manny Burriss taking some fly balls with Tyler Moore in the Turner Field outfield. Burriss has played 5 games in OF in MLB career.

    Was just discussing this with Peric. den Dekker is more valuable due to his OF defense unless Burriss could step up.

    Not sure I can watch another day of CRob in the OF.

    • masterfishkeeper - Jun 30, 2015 at 3:06 PM

      Yes, Robinson’s defense is awful. If he had caught that foul fly Sunday, who knows what happens?

    • Doc - Jun 30, 2015 at 3:40 PM

      Let’s trade den Decker and Buriss for Billy Burns. Seems that Rizzo doesn’t leave them long in Oakland before he gets them back!

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 30, 2015 at 3:43 PM

        Yes please

      • virginiascopist - Jun 30, 2015 at 3:51 PM

        How about we throw in A.J. Cole and they give us back Clippard?

  4. Sec 3, My Sofa - Jun 30, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    And for those of you north of DC, there’s a bad moon risin.
    Severe thunderstorm and hazardous weather for the DC area and the Chesapeake.

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