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6 hours ago, EmbargoLifted said:

So now the word is that he has to stay quarantined for 2 weeks, which is why he won't be back until August 4th (series against the Mets) per Mark Zuckerman of MASN

Again, it's a great thing that the weekend series against the Marlins was postponed, as it saved Soto owners 3 more games. 

 

 

He does not need to quarantine for the full two weeks because the Nationals were granted an exception in their waiver with the city which allows formerly positive employees to return to work in less than 14 days if they clear all protocols. However, when not at the park, they are required to return directly home for a 14-day period.

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Let's ease up on the MVP talk until we see if he breaks camp with the team. 

This guys game log is orgasmic...

This prompted me to check out his BR similar players...Assuming he does make the team of course...He's on pace with Tony Conigliaro...So meh...and a few others...https://www.baseball-reference.com/pla

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6 hours ago, exaulz said:

 

He does not need to quarantine for the full two weeks because the Nationals were granted an exception in their waiver with the city which allows formerly positive employees to return to work in less than 14 days if they clear all protocols. However, when not at the park, they are required to return directly home for a 14-day period.

 

Not that it really matters anymore since they don't play again until the 4th, but between the conflicting information from media outlets, delays in testing, and differences in local government clearance requirements, this will continue to be a frustrating mess for any player that tests positive. This virus is crazy weird...wouldn't surprise me to see him test positive again before the next game. 

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On 7/30/2020 at 10:07 AM, Blood Brother said:

 

He's finally playing baseball again (intrasquad games). 

It's really looking good for an August 4th return. 

Can't believe it took like 2+ weeks to get this guy back in MLB games after experiencing ZERO symptoms and testing negative 5+ times. I can only imagine how long it would take to get someone back who actually catches the virus and gets sick. 

 

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3 minutes ago, EmbargoLifted said:

He's finally playing baseball again (intrasquad games). 

It's really looking good for an August 4th return. 

Can't believe it took like 2+ weeks to get this guy back in MLB games after experiencing ZERO symptoms and testing negative 5+ times. I can only imagine someone who actually catches the virus and gets sick. 

 


back just in time for the cancellation of the season!!

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Good article on Soto's return this past Saturday (copy and pasted the best parts below): 

Saturday, he took several at-bats during the Nationals’ simulated game, kicking sand in the batter’s box and generally enjoying himself. He homered to left field against Kyle McGowin. Soto held his arm in the air when rounding first, then joked with Trea Turner and Howie Kendrick -- who were sitting in the front row of the stands watching -- when he crossed the plate. Earlier, Soto ground out against Sean Doolittle. It would have been the third out in a regular inning. Instead, Doolittle needed to throw more pitches.

So, Soto turned back from first base, ran to recover his bat, then jumped into the batter’s box with two feet. He doubled to left-center field on the second pitch.

A two-game series with the Mets begins Tuesday. Will Soto be on the field? It seems likely, though Martinez slow-played the idea Saturday.

“We’ll see how he feels [Sunday],” Martinez said. “He hasn’t been able to get out on the field and do anything. We got to get him back [going]. His legs are feeling a little sluggish.”

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/nationals/juan-soto-rejoins-nationals-nationals-park

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We'll find out soon enough, but with a short season and wins being extremely valuable I still think an 80% game ready Soto would be better than their other options.  I'd be surprised if he wasn't in the lineup.

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17 hours ago, EmbargoLifted said:

Good article on Soto's return this past Saturday (copy and pasted the best parts below): 

Saturday, he took several at-bats during the Nationals’ simulated game, kicking sand in the batter’s box and generally enjoying himself. He homered to left field against Kyle McGowin. Soto held his arm in the air when rounding first, then joked with Trea Turner and Howie Kendrick -- who were sitting in the front row of the stands watching -- when he crossed the plate. Earlier, Soto ground out against Sean Doolittle. It would have been the third out in a regular inning. Instead, Doolittle needed to throw more pitches.

So, Soto turned back from first base, ran to recover his bat, then jumped into the batter’s box with two feet. He doubled to left-center field on the second pitch.

A two-game series with the Mets begins Tuesday. Will Soto be on the field? It seems likely, though Martinez slow-played the idea Saturday.

“We’ll see how he feels [Sunday],” Martinez said. “He hasn’t been able to get out on the field and do anything. We got to get him back [going]. His legs are feeling a little sluggish.”

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/nationals/juan-soto-rejoins-nationals-nationals-park

 

if its just his legs, cant he DH for the first few games while he gets his running in?

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Anybody see that replay where he went all out and dove for the ball and rolled/smashed his shoulder and got up wincing? 

This guy needs to keep his emotions in check. Going to throw his entire season in the gutter for an out...smh

I'm worried about his shoulder. 

 

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3 minutes ago, EmbargoLifted said:

You know you're one of the best players on the planet when you are hitting homers like you change your underwear everyday and your Rotoworld thread is less active than Mike Trouts. 

 

He might already be the best hitter in the NL.

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