Friday, July 25, 2008

Giant blow out, but the roster moves are SMOK'IN!

But the real news is Estrada is no more. Johnny Estrada could have put a few more years on to his career but he never seemed to be in shape and injuries put him on the #4 of the 4th catcher out!

Langerhans making me believe that he is more than a glove with no stick. The numbers don't lie!

" Nationals outfielder Ryan Langerhans is starting to show consistency at the plate. Entering Thursday's action, Langerhans was 9-for-18 (.421) during the month of July to raise his batting average to .286...Last year, Langerhans struggled mightily and hit .167 with six home runs and 23 RBIs."

As for the Chief, I think Bowden better get so class. And for that matter, the entire organization needs a little Katherine Gibbs! Call the freaking agent first before you go on the RADIO!!!!!! How about the way the Nats screwed Patterson out of extra money before they released him?! I know it is a business, but to have class makes you a real baseball franchise and not a nickel and dime organization. Take a lesson upstairs....Bowden, Kasten, Lerners

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A closer is a luxury....

and Felipe is gone! Bonifacio is the next lead off hitter and the second baseman with speeeeed! He'll light his jets until the beginning of September until the call up, but a Closer is for winners, and the D-backs are setting their sights a bit higher these days. Good Trade.

Guzie is lean and mean, and he's worth the two more. I guess that bonus baby ain't ready yet! Always a Guzie fan here. Can't complain with .300 average.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Laugher!

MAN COULDN'T WE USE THESE EVERY OTHER DAY! We can dream can't we...like next year!
WORST TO FIRST!!!!!

Willie Harris is in a groove. Nice to see him getting a chance to play strong.

Austin Kearns playing well. 5-3-3-2, .221, He's healthy. I'll give him a chance. what the hell else can we do at this point in THIS season!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Injured to Start!

Wily Mo NO MO for atleast two months. It seemed like the big guy was hurt for a while. Much like Austin Kearns was battling an injury for most of the early season before his trip to the DL.

Da Meat Hook needs to address the diabetes. No joke. It's a tough life to constantly be keeping to the program, but the life of a big leaguer is a cherished one. I hope and pray the big fella keeps his pace.

P.S. We lost.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

At the All Star Break: WE SUCK!

We suck! Feels good to say it twice. But we ain't owned by the Steinbrenners, we have the pockets that can rival the Cubs, Dodgers, Yanks and Bosox and the Atlanta Braves built from the "pitching" farm system and "hitters", and they sucked for most of the 1980's...anybody remember that(?) I'm still danc'in with Trader Jim, Stan the Man and Daddy Warbucks Lerner.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

A MUST READ: Minor League Report by Chico Harlan at nationalspride.com

After reading this very, very comprehensive report on the minors, rest assured the goal of the Nat Front Office is to groom the pitchers and to get the bats via free agency...IMHO

Duked!

"Dukes, Washington's left fielder and No. 3 hitter, was determined to have a meniscus tear and a partial tear of the patella tendon, a knee injury that will send him to the disabled list and keep him out for a minimum of four to six weeks. His knee will be scoped on Monday."

This injury is not career ending or even career hampering. Elijah will heal and play strongly in the future with no real loss to speed or mobility here with these types of injuries.....BUT.....

As Trader Jim puts it...the injuries here are UNBELIEVABLE:

8 OF 9 Opening Day Starters on DL for a significant amount of time!

"I've never seen anything like this," General Manager Jim Bowden said. "It's one thing if it's older veterans, but all of our 23-year-old kids -- Zimmerman, Milledge, [Shawn] Hill, [Chad] Cordero -- they're all in their low- or mid-20s. It's very rare, and it's unfortunate."

FINALLY: UNLESS HE IS INJURED: Ayala sucks!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Starters & Run Support

Chico Harlan blogging great stuff with regards to our starting pitching and run support. With Balester, Mock, Clippard, Detwiler, etc.... The pitching may not be that far away from being productive... add some healthy players and some productive new ones in the near future. Look for Trader Jim to have to make the moves next year or he may be leaving. Pitching, Pitching, Pitching!!!!!

"We've talked a lot about John Lannan's lack of run support this season, but Bergmann's support has been even more futile. Almost unbelievably futile. With Bergmann on the mound in those 10 starts -- that is, before he's taken out of the game -- the Nationals have scored a total, yes, a total, of eight runs.

Among pitchers on pace to throw at least 162 innings this season, Lannan has received the poorest run support in baseball. But if you loosen the qualifications just slightly, and look at all starters in baseball who've thrown at least 50 innings this season, Bergmann has the lowest run support average (1.95). Lannan's run support average (2.43), under these qualifications, is merely second-worst in baseball."