Monday, February 12, 2007

Pitchers and Catchers report Tom'w

Thanks to Barry Svrluga, who yesterday reminded us, through his WaPo article, what Nats fans have to look forward to this year:

But the pitching? Sort it out. There are 38 pitchers on the roster. And while the relief corps is likely to be one of the Nationals' strengths -- anchored by closer Cordero and featuring the return of setup man Luis Ayala from elbow surgery -- the rotation consists of right-hander John Patterson and a bunch of guys at opposite ends of the spectrum, either trying to establish careers or resuscitate them. Take the 17 or so contenders to start, put the names in a hat, shake them up and -- presto! -- out comes Washington's rotation.

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"I've never been to a spring training where we knew who one of the five was going to be, and he won one game and made eight starts last year." [Jim Bowden, Nats GM]


Here's the guy I'm rooting for: Jason Simontacchi.



Why not -- he's about as likely to succeed as any of the other guys. . .

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mister Parker said...

Their ten potential starters won between them, I think, 13 more games in the major leagues last year than I did. And all I did was sit in the stands and eat $5 hotdogs.

Which, come to think of it, is what most of these guys did too.

It's not a question of whether they'll lose 100 games, it's a question of how many more than a hundred they'll lose.

But by Gad, these are my Nats and I love 'em. I can't wait for the season to start.

Monday, February 12, 2007 10:39:00 am  
Anonymous Mister Parker said...

Their ten potential starters won between them, I think, 13 more games in the major leagues last year than I did. And all I did was sit in the stands and eat $5 hotdogs.

Which, come to think of it, is what most of these guys did too.

It's not a question of whether they'll lose 100 games, it's a question of how many more than a hundred they'll lose.

But by Gad, these are my Nats and I love 'em. I can't wait for the season to start.

Monday, February 12, 2007 10:39:00 am  

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