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NL East guide for 2019: Biggest strength, weakness and question for each team

August 26, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: idcoqljmx.

first_imgBut that doesn’t mean the teams aren’t without their weaknesses and questions. Here’s every team’s biggest strength, weakness and question heading into the 2019 MLB season.SN’s 2019 MLB GUIDES:AL: East | Central | WestNL: East | Central | WestMetsStrength:  RotationWeakness:  Health, health, health, healthQuestion:  Can the Mets finally, finally, avoid major injuries?There’s a good chance that Citi Field was built on cursed ground. Last year, the Mets lost Noah Syndergaard to injury for a chunk of the year, Yoenis Cespedes for almost the entirety of it, and Jay Bruce dealt with back and hip issues all season.Though it’s early, the Mets have already lost Jed Lowrie and Todd Frazier to injuries. Drew Smith, a pretty key piece for the 2019 New York bullpen, is out for the season, as he will undergo Tommy John surgery. You’ll have a better chance of seeing Tim Tebow on the field in a Mets jersey than you will Cespedes. (That’s a real thing in 2019.)Fret not, though, the Mets boast plenty of talented players: Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, Amed Rosario and Jeff McNeil to name some already on the major-league roster. Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith are battling it out for the first-base spot, and first-year GM Brodie Van Wagenen did a good job this offseason remedying two of the bigger issues around the team: depth and bullpen.Gotham NL acquired Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from the Mariners, signed Jed Lowrie and Keon Broxton as smart depth pieces. The Mets signed Wilson Ramos to start behind the plate, hoping to end the revolving door of catchers that the team has faced for a few years.These are all fine and good, and on paper the Mets have a much better team heading into 2019 than they did in 2018. But that won’t mean a thing if they can’t keep their best players on the field throughout the season.NationalsStrength:  Lineup, rotation.Weakness:  ConsistencyQuestion:  How will the Bryce Harper departure affect the team?The early answer to that question is “not much.”Nineteen-year-old wunderkind Juan Soto made lots of noise with his bat in 2018, finishing second in the Rookie of the Year voting, and the Nats still boast plenty of young talent.Harper leaving in free agency would signal a rebuild for most teams, but not Washington. Even without Harper, the Nationals still boast pretty good talent top to bottom: Soto, Trea Turner, Victor Robles, Anthony Rendon. They acquired Yan Gomes from Cleveland, solidifying the catcher spot and signed the No. 1 pitching free agent in Patrick Corbin.Washington fielding quality, competitive teams is as sure a thing as The Rock making bank at the box office: They’ve finished above .500 for the past seven seasons and won four division titles in that span. Dave Martinez is going to have to figure out what went wrong in his debut season as Nats manager, one in which they finished second in the NL East and could never seem to flip the switch. Manager aside, the rest of that team is going to be very, very good and should sit as the favorites in the division heading into 2019.PhilliesStrength:  Lineup.Weakness:  Bullpen.Question:  Who are the Phillies?The Phillies were more up and down than an elevator in a New York highrise last year, finishing sub-.500 and 8-20 in September. With the addition of Bryce Harper, the Fightin’ Phils are in for a fight in the division.But who are the Phillies, really? While Philadelphia was touted by some to be a wild-card contender last year — to be fair, they were in the race for a fair amount of the season — they faltered down the stretch and had to make big-time changes and acquisitions this offseason to ensure that same thing doesn’t happen again in 2019.Consider this: The Phillies acquired the top four in their lineup this offseason: Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura, Harper and J.T. Realmuto. Sprinkle in some Rhys Hoskins and you’ve got yourself a pretty good one through five. At the same time, knowing how those guys mesh together is going to be tough to project right now.The Phillies are also going to have to see some improvement from Scott Kingery — he was worth -1.5 bWAR in 2018 — and hope that Aaron Nola can repeat his 10.5-bWAR performance from 2018.So we’ll see a revamped Phillies team in 2019 — but who are the real Phillies? Are they still the team of the future or the present?MarlinsStrength:  Uh.Weakness:  Yikes.Question:  How bad is it going to get?The Odyssey of the Marlins isn’t a secret to the baseball world: They traded reigning MVP Giancarlo Stanton in 2017, they traded the future NL MVP Christian Yelich in 2018 and traded start catcher J.T. Realmuto this offseason. They also parted with Marcell Ozuna after the 2017 season.For what it’s worth, the Marlins  are  on the right track of rebuilding, so save your jokes and insults for another day. For an organization as rotten as Miami had been over the past decade or so, the new ownership group does have a plan in place. But make no mistake, this year is going to be  bad  in Miami. Just how bad is the question. While they replenished some of the farm system with the recent trades, there’s still a ways to go until they’re competitive. But for now, the trainwreck in Miami is going to be one you can’t take your eyes off.BravesStrength:  The top of the orderWeakness:  Starting pitchingQuestion:  Who is the real Josh Donaldson? The Beasts of the East.Four teams in the NL East are going to vie for a division crown in 2019 in one of the most loaded and improved divisions in all of baseball. Just check out the starpower among the five teams: J.T. Realmuto, Robinson Cano, Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer, Ronald Acuna Jr., Juan Soto, Jacob deGrom, Aaron Nola. It’s an Avengers-like roster of quality names. The Braves won the NL East in 2018 on the strength of Ronald Acuna Jr.’s excellent rookie year. The Braves  should  have gone bigger in 2018, but it just wasn’t meant to be.Instead, they signed Josh Donaldson to a one-year prove-it deal at massive money. Donaldson grew up a Braves fan, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll translate to great production for Atlanta. In a small sample size with the Indians, Donaldson turned around his 2018 fortunes, hitting .280 with a .920 OPS in 16 games. Could that be the real Donaldson? Or is the real Donaldson the guy who faced injuries and was generally ineffective with the Blue Jays earlier in the year?The Braves are going to need Donaldson to turn back the clock and get back to MVP form to prove their 2018 wasn’t entirely a fluke, especially with a questionable rotation and better competition inside the division in 2019.last_img read more

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Wellington Rec Rap: Oct. 14 – Oct. 31, 2013

August 14, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: zzqgqddue.

first_imgThe Monster Mash Halloween Dance will be held at the WRC on Saturday, Oct. 26th from 8:00-10:00 pm for middle schoolers. Buy Back Door Passes at school during the lunch hour on Thursday, Oct. 24th and the WRC on Friday, Oct. 25th. Trick or Treat Down the Street will be held downtown on Thursday, Oct. 31st. The WRC is offering local businesses and organizations (not located in the downtown area), free booth space at the Memorial Auditorium, to hand out treats and toys. Time has changed this year, the event will be held from 4:00-6:00 pm. The fall Paintball Trip for 6th-12th graders is set for Friday, Oct. 25th, (no school!). We’ll leave the WRC at 11:00 am and return at 4;00 pm. Bring snacks and wear long sleeves, etc. for trip. Sumner Newscow report — The following is the Wellington Rec Commission Rap report for Oct. 14 – Oct. 31, 2013:Little Chefs; Yucky Yummies for 3-5 year olds will be held on Monday, Oct. 14th from 10-11 am at the WRC.For ages 14 and up, Give Cookies the Royal Fall Treatment participants will decorate cookies for Halloween and Thanksgiving feasts. Class will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15th from 6-8 pm at the WRC. Great Value! Take Home Kits will include decorated cookies, pastry tips and bags, flooding sticks, a cookies cutter, recipe cards and tube bottle.Crown Uptown, “Cats”, Thursday, Oct. 17th. Do not miss the rare opportunity to see this unique musical! $60 registration includes transportation, admission to the play and a catered dinner.Air Rifle will take place on Saturdays at the Armory, Oct. 19th-Nov. 16th, from 10-11:30 am. Date ChangePlease note correction to the Halloween Fun Fest. Date has been changed to Thursday, Oct. 24th instead of Friday, Oct. 25th as shown in the fall brochure. Same time; 7-8:30 pm for 3 year – 4th grades at the WRC.center_img Kids explore different glazing techniques on 3 projects in Glazed and Confused, Friday,Oct. 25th from 10:00-11:15 am at the Elsass Art Center. Try for a chance to be awarded  2 tickets to see the Chiefs play! Purchase Chance Tickets at the WRC and the home football game on Oct. 25th, 1 for $5, 3 for $10 or 7 for $20. A winning ticket will be drawn during half time of the Oct. 25th game. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Daddy’s Home comes to Wellington Regent this weekend

August 14, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: fofabvlic.

first_imgFollow us on Twitter. This week at the Regent Theater: Daddy’s Home (see trailer below)Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13. Time: 1 hour 36 minutesMovie Synopsis: An affable radio executive finds himself competing for the affections of his step-children following the unexpected reappearance of his wife’s ex-husband in this Paramount Pictures comedy. ~ RoviRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 30%. Audience review: 58% liked it. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Flamenco Casa Patas Mesmerizes at The Washington Center

August 6, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: fofabvlic.

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin1 Submitted by Flamenco OlympiaOnce again Olympia’s Washington Center for Performing Arts is privileged to host a distinguished music and dance performance from Spain. With their annual United States tour,  Conservatorio Fundación Flamenco Casa Patas of Madrid, Spain, is in pursuit of its mission to promote the unique art of flamenco — which was recently recognized by UNESCO as a “Contribution… and Cultural Heritage of Humanity”—not only to perform but also teach  flamenco worldwide.This program is supported by the Government of Spain through its Honorary Consul in Seattle, which brings over 120 cultural events from Spain to the Northwest, including Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Hall and Town Hall in Seattle, Meany Hall/UW, and Olympia. This, their 5th appearance in Olympia, introduces two new dancers here for their performance:This year, Casa Patas presents Flamenco(s) of Lead and Copper.Accompanied by talented cantaores and musicians, the explosive dances of Mariana Collado and Carlos Chamorro lead us into the mysterious world of flamenco — with an allusion to metallurgy, in which primitive elements are extracted, refined and fused to new strengths and grandeur.Mariana Collado, creator of this program, is a graduate of the Royal Professional Dance Conservatory of Spain and has performed widely with many eminent flamenco artists, including Cristina Hoyos and Antonia Gades, ranging from intimate tablaos in Spain to prestigious international festivals.Carlos Chamorro’s acclaim both as dancer and choreographer led to his position of soloist and principal dancer of the Spanish National Ballet, and recognition as “ambassador” of Spanish dance internationally, on stages from Moscow to New York. He has received major awards throughout his career, including Spain’s “Most Outstanding Dancer Prize – 2012”.Flamenco Casa PatasThe Washington Center for Performing Arts512 Washington St SE,  Olympia WA 98501Olytix.org  or  360-753-8586For information regarding year-round flamenco events in the Olympia area contact: Ianus Foundation/Flamenco Project at flamenco_olympia@comcast.netlast_img read more

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