Monday, June 16, 2008

Guest Blogger

HE PLAYED, AND HE EARNED IT. Frank Robby called it and I'm here, Teddy Ballgame, to remind the board....The young man Jesus Flores learned the ropes, and played his way into the starting job. He's a fixture with Wil Nieves fast on his heels. What a great problem to have: two damn good catchers in the MLB with not a god catcher to be spared ANYWHERE!

READ IT ALL: "Flores, in his second big league season, has blossomed into Washington's most productive offensive player. He went 0-for-5 Sunday to drop his average to .311, but he drove in two more runs to give him 25 in only 33 games this season. His .383 on-base percentage and .557 slugging percentage also lead the club, leaving the Nationals no choice but to continue playing him.

'There's still about four months to go and a lot of at-bats left,' Acta said Saturday night after Flores' seventh-inning homer lifted Washington to a 5-2 victory over the Mariners. 'But the way he's playing right now, there's no way we're going to be able to not play the kid and not be able to feel like he's part of our lineup right now.'"